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A-Z Letter Bumper Compilation (Incomplete)

A-Z Letter Bumper Compilation (Incomplete)

All of the resurfaced bumpers except for "Invitro".

"Invitro"

"Invitro"

"Invitro" in all its glory.

In 1999, to ring in 2000, MTV2 (sister network of MTV) decided to air a marathon of every music video they had in alphabetical order (entitled the A to Z Marathon), from 3 Colors Red's 1999 single "A Beautiful Day" to Cherry Poppin' Daddies' 1997 hit "Zoot Suit Riot". While some rare music videos have since surfaced via captures of parts of the marathon, it became infamous for skipping videos, airing videos twice, and placing the wrong tags on videos, among other mistakes. The marathon was supposed to last six months, but ended up airing until April due to many videos being skipped.

One notable aspect of the marathon is the letter bumpers. These would air between videos in any given letter until the "V" videos, and were clearly inspired by Sesame Street. For the first several letters, the text was large and in Arial, but were later on resized and put in a different font. Although some of the bumpers have resurfaced, more than a handful haven't. There are also several other bumpers circulating on YouTube that are only available in snippets.

Known Bumpers

All have resurfaced except for "Coat", whose existence was made known by an old Google Group on the marathon, and "Brainpower", one of several circulating bumpers that are unavailable in full form.

  • "Bail"
  • "Braces"
  • "Brainpower"
  • "Candy"
  • "Coat"
  • "Discipline"
  • "Fantasy"
  • "Homie"
  • "Intergalactic"
  • "Invert"
  • "Invitro"
  • "Jealousy"
  • "Jumpstart"
  • "Jungle"
  • "Karma"
  • "Kung fu"
  • "Lawsuit"
  • "Lickety-split"
  • "Lunch"
  • "Mathematics"
  • "Maximum"
  • "Miracle"
  • "Misunderstood"
  • "Necrophilia"
  • "Occult"
  • "Old School"
  • "Omnipotent"
  • "Optical"
  • "Pee"
  • "Personals"
  • "Physics"
  • "Professional"
  • "Replication"
  • "Riverdance"
  • "Roswell"
  • "Roughnecks"
  • "Sexy"
  • "Sign"
  • "Skills"
  • "Speck"
  • "System"
  • "Talent"
  • "Tastey"
  • "Tech"
  • "Technique"
  • "Ultra"
  • "Umbilical"
  • "Vice"
  • "Voice"
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