Santorum Ad Inspired by ... Pop Up Video
GOP candidate channels VH1's late-'90s hit
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 23, 2011 5:10 PM CST

(Newser) – GOP hopeful Rick Santorum's latest campaign ad doesn't exactly scream 2012. The video is seemingly inspired by VH1's cult classic TV show Pop Up Video, which was a huge hit after it debuted in 1996 (it was resurrected in October of this year). In the 60-second spot, the former Pennsylvania senator plays backyard sports with his kids as trivia bubbles pop into view containing fascinating tidbits, such as "All the Santorum children were homeschooled." New York's Daily Intel blog notes: "It's the bubble-popping sound effect that really makes it."