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Pop Up Video
Typically, an episode will showcase five music videos each, with "popup bubbles", or "info nuggets", factoids giving away trivia on numerous aspects of the video. The content of the videos range from information about the recording artist, production of the video, statistics, demographics, medical and scientific information, historical trivia, and lists of a wide range of subjects and other random facts. One of the show's staff writers were assigned each video. Production costs for each episode total about $30,000. The series would also regularly feature sarcastic witticisms.
Often the film crew who worked on the music video in question would be interviewed in the research process, everyone from the director to make-up arists, chereographers, and models and extras might be used as sources.
Pop Up Video ended on August 8, 2002. In December 2006, repeats of the series began airing on VH1 Classic.
On October 3, 2011, the show returned to the schedule after a nine-year absence.
- At a Glance: Additional information about the series