The VH1 program “Pop Up Video” is familiar to anyone of a certain age who ever watched TV while home sick from school. So, probably everyone reading this. Anyway, in case you were someone who went to school every day like some rube, here’s what it was all about: VH1 would take popular music videos of the past and present, and add little “pop-up” trivia tidbits. For instance, you could be watching the video for”Whip It” by DEVO and find out just what was being whipped, and why.
And now, in the best news I’ve read all week, the show is coming back to VH1. The show is going to remain pretty much the same, with one key difference: Rap and hip hop, which were off-limits in the show’s previous incarnation, will now be covered. Yes we can! (The Hollywood Reporter)