History Main / RickRoll

19th Jul '16 4:32:48 PM rjd1922
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Variations include the [[UsefulNotes/BarackObama Barack]][[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVwsygqozYc Roll]] and [[GodwinsLaw ReichRoll]]. When Website/YouTube presented its "1911 Videos" for April Fool's Day 2011, viewers were [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gev60gKis7Q "Ruth Roll'd"]] with a cute dancer. Users of [[http://www.theminiaturespage.com The Miniatures Page]] have a variation in which you instead link to a picture of Creator/SeanConnery as {{Z|ardoz}}ed. BrainBleach ensues. In Website/YouTube nowadays, it's somewhat easier to know if a video is a disguised RickRoll - you just need to see if below the keywords is "[[UsefulNotes/{{Copyright}} Features content from]]: [[http://www.youtube.com/RickAstleytv "Rick Astley Official Channel,"]] or nowadays, "Music: Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up."

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Variations include the [[UsefulNotes/BarackObama Barack]][[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVwsygqozYc Roll]] and [[GodwinsLaw ReichRoll]]. When Website/YouTube presented its "1911 Videos" for April Fool's Day 2011, viewers were [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gev60gKis7Q "Ruth Roll'd"]] with a cute dancer. Users of [[http://www.theminiaturespage.com The Miniatures Page]] have a variation in which you instead link to a picture of Creator/SeanConnery as {{Z|ardoz}}ed.Film/{{Z|ardoz}}ed. BrainBleach ensues. In Website/YouTube nowadays, it's somewhat easier to know if a video is a disguised RickRoll - you just need to see if below the keywords is "[[UsefulNotes/{{Copyright}} Features content from]]: [[http://www.youtube.com/RickAstleytv "Rick Astley Official Channel,"]] or nowadays, "Music: Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up."



-->''Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you''♫

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-->''Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you''♫
28th Dec '15 10:04:59 AM twilicorn
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Also in early 2015, an inversion of the Rickroll started popping up on Website/{{Tumblr}}, where something that clearly looks like a Rickroll instead turns out to be SomethingCompletelyDifferent. One of the more [[http://oncemorewithapathy.tumblr.com/post/115212316288/lawn-of-esperance-all-the-norts-its-april-fools infamous ones]] is an MP3 that plays the opening drumbeat of "Never Gonna Give You Up" before immediately cutting to a [[MemeticMutation certain segment]] of Music/ImogenHeap's "Hide And Seek". Another version is an audio post showing a still from the video with Rick Astley smiling with the caption "you know what it is". It starts with the infamous electronic drum intro to "Never Gonna Give You Up" but then, immediately, [[Memes/YouTube "Sandstorm" by Darude]] starts playing. It turns out to be [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQoA_wjmE9w a mashup of the two songs]].

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Also in early 2015, an inversion of the Rickroll started popping up on Website/{{Tumblr}}, where something that clearly looks like a Rickroll instead turns out to be SomethingCompletelyDifferent. One of the more [[http://oncemorewithapathy.tumblr.com/post/115212316288/lawn-of-esperance-all-the-norts-its-april-fools infamous ones]] is an MP3 that plays the opening drumbeat of "Never Gonna Give You Up" before immediately cutting to a [[MemeticMutation certain segment]] of Music/ImogenHeap's "Hide And Seek". Another version is an audio post showing a still from the video with screencap of Rick Astley smiling with the caption "you know what it is". It starts with the infamous electronic drum intro to "Never Gonna Give You Up" but then, immediately, [[Memes/YouTube "Sandstorm" by Darude]] starts playing. It turns out to be [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQoA_wjmE9w a mashup of the two songs]].
19th Dec '15 5:06:06 PM twilicorn
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It's entirely possible that the first ever victim of the Rick Roll (in a meta sense) might have been KylieMinogue. Both she and Astley were members of the Stock Aitken Waterman hit factory back in the eighties. Apparently, they rushed through the production of her song "I Should Be So Lucky" because he was supposed to use the studio to record later that day. Looking at the production dates, it's not impossible to believe she was the first person to have something sidelined thanks to a performance of "Never Gonna Give You Up."

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It's entirely possible that the first ever victim of the Rick Roll (in a meta sense) might have been KylieMinogue. Music/KylieMinogue. Both she and Astley were members of the Stock Aitken Waterman Music/StockAitkenWaterman hit factory back in the eighties.{{the eighties}}. Apparently, they rushed through the production of her song "I Should Be So Lucky" because he was supposed to use the studio to record later that day. Looking at the production dates, it's not impossible to believe she was the first person to have something sidelined thanks to a performance of "Never Gonna Give You Up."
17th Dec '15 11:02:47 AM jedidarrick
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17th Dec '15 11:02:30 AM jedidarrick
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26th Sep '15 4:15:26 PM nombretomado
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The all-time champion of the sport is Creator/CartoonNetwork, which [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wL-hNMJvcyI successfully conspired]] with [[AscendedMeme Rick Astley himself]] to prank the UsefulNotes/MacysThanksgivingDayParade in 2008. CrowningMomentOfAwesome indeed. Rickrolling was also used in ''VideoGame/{{Scribblenauts}}'', and was even invoked by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi when the House of Representatives launched its Website/YouTube channel. The Oregon State Legislature managed to do a Rickroll [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZi4JxbTwPo&feature=player_embedded without anybody noticing.]] Perhaps crowning the entire phenomenon was the White House Communications Department, which, in response to complaints on Twitter that a fiscal policy press conference was too boring, Tweeted a link to something it promised would be much more interesting. It turned out to be a Rick Roll. Great Britain unfortunately missed a golden opportunity during the "celebration of British pop music" segment of the 2012 OlympicGames opening ceremony to rickroll the entire world.

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The all-time champion of the sport is Creator/CartoonNetwork, which [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wL-hNMJvcyI successfully conspired]] with [[AscendedMeme Rick Astley himself]] to prank the UsefulNotes/MacysThanksgivingDayParade in 2008. CrowningMomentOfAwesome indeed. Rickrolling was also used in ''VideoGame/{{Scribblenauts}}'', and was even invoked by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi when the House of Representatives launched its Website/YouTube channel. The Oregon State Legislature managed to do a Rickroll [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZi4JxbTwPo&feature=player_embedded without anybody noticing.]] Perhaps crowning the entire phenomenon was the White House Communications Department, which, in response to complaints on Twitter that a fiscal policy press conference was too boring, Tweeted a link to something it promised would be much more interesting. It turned out to be a Rick Roll. Great Britain unfortunately missed a golden opportunity during the "celebration of British pop music" segment of the 2012 OlympicGames UsefulNotes/OlympicGames opening ceremony to rickroll the entire world.
2nd Sep '15 6:59:23 PM nombretomado
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The meme started at the 4chan {{imageboard}} with the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sT-t6lAbHgY duckroll]]: the action of linking to a post in another thread only to annoy people. Posts in the same thread just get highlighted, but to view a post in another thread you need to load the entire thread--there is no way to tell if the link is from this or another thread without scripts or manually checking each post number. It used [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Duckroll.jpg a picture of a duck on wheels]] as an image attached to the target post. However, there's also a case to be made that ''MysteryScienceTheater3000'' foresaw the concept in their riff on ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S04E18AttackOfTheEyeCreatures Attack of The The Eye Creatures]]''. NickLowe's song "All Men Are Liars", which mocks Astley and at one point transitions into the first line of "Never Gonna Give You Up"'s chorus, is another contender for an early adopter of the RickRoll.

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The meme started at the 4chan {{imageboard}} with the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sT-t6lAbHgY duckroll]]: the action of linking to a post in another thread only to annoy people. Posts in the same thread just get highlighted, but to view a post in another thread you need to load the entire thread--there is no way to tell if the link is from this or another thread without scripts or manually checking each post number. It used [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Duckroll.jpg a picture of a duck on wheels]] as an image attached to the target post. However, there's also a case to be made that ''MysteryScienceTheater3000'' ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' foresaw the concept in their riff on ''[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S04E18AttackOfTheEyeCreatures Attack of The The Eye Creatures]]''. NickLowe's song "All Men Are Liars", which mocks Astley and at one point transitions into the first line of "Never Gonna Give You Up"'s chorus, is another contender for an early adopter of the RickRoll.
12th Jun '15 1:21:13 AM ThePope
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You wouldn't get this from any other guy...]]

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30th May '15 11:39:54 PM TARINunit9
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Rickrolling has become one of the few Internet memes to [[AscendedMeme break into larger popular culture]] in some fashion -- there have been [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYrQFyL8zFQ newspaper]] [[http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/more_sport/us_sport/article3716602.ece articles]] on the subject, and even real-world Rickrolls where spectators at [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65I0HNvTDH4 some public event]] end up [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_l1jeyzq_g watching the Astley video.]] Astley himself, apparently, is also amused by the meme.

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Rickrolling has become one of the few Internet memes to [[AscendedMeme break into larger popular culture]] in some fashion -- there have been [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYrQFyL8zFQ newspaper]] [[http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/more_sport/us_sport/article3716602.ece articles]] on the subject, and even real-world Rickrolls where spectators at [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65I0HNvTDH4 some public event]] end up [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_l1jeyzq_g watching the Astley video.]] Astley himself, apparently, is also himself flips between being amused by the meme.
meme, and being annoyed at getting asked about it over and over.
21st May '15 2:47:23 PM FromtheWordsofBR
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