!!Real Life Examples
* ''WebAnimation/{{Animutation}}'' is actually pretty popular in Japan. Sometimes Japanese netizens would make misleading links to animutations such as Suzukisan and Hyakugojyuuichi in a similar fashion to rick rolling. In Japan, Hyakkugojyuuichi is considered a classic flash animation much like it is in the west, perhaps even more remembered.
* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' is also popular in Japan. Besides fansubbed and fandubbed episodes and fan videos that are uploaded on Nico Nico Douga, Warner Bros. Japan plans to officially release it in 2015.

!!In-Universe Examples
* ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'': Strong Bad references this phenomenon in his email [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail51.html website]], where he says "Who knows? Maybe tomorrow you'll be really big in Pakistan."
** Or at least with some guy named Stan.