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Friday, July 4, 2008

Rick Astley Tribute Part 2: Greatest Rick Rolls

Yesterday we took a look at the greatest music videos made my Rick Astley. see Part 1 of Tribute Today we're going to be taking a look at the greatest Rick Rolls of all time. Here are the top 10 Rick Rolls of all time:

#10 Duckroll
What the heck is this you ask? Well Rick Rolling had to start somewhere, and Rick Rolling is actually a variant of an earlier prank originating from a messageboard called duckrolling. It's basically the same prank, but with a duck...with wheels...

#9 Basketball Game
Four women's basketball games at Eastern Washington University (EWU) were rickrolled during March 2008. Before the start of the games, "Never Gonna Give You Up" was played while a Rick Astley impersonator danced and lip-synched to the music. A video containing footage of the pre-game rickrollings, combined with real game break footage, was released on YouTube. The video showed a fan with a "$cientology Kill$" sign and the EWU mascot, Swoop, holding a "Xenu.net" sign, which were references to protests against the Church of Scientology held in Februrary 2008. At these protest they played "Never Gonna Give You Up" through boomboxes.

#8 Phone Prank
Phone pranks are extremely popular online, so combining a prank call with a Rick Roll is just awesome.

#7 PaintRoller'd
Numerous videos of people doing covers with the old game Mario Paint have been uploaded on YouTube over the years. So of course it makes since someone would create a Rick Roll out of it.

#6 Tiki Bar Rick Rolls Fans
I was tempted not to put this on the list, because this one got me a bit mad. A sexy image of Lala (actress from Tiki Bar TV) in the shower started going around the net awhile back. Then a rumor that a video would soon be released of the photoshoot. So of course fans are drooling over the possibility of seeing more of Lala. Here's the picture that got everyone's blood boiling & the video that came afterwards.

#5 Mets Get Rick Rolled
The New York Mets allowed people to vote for what sing-a-long song they would play during the eighth inning of their final season at Shea Stadium. A guy neamed Brian Shaler created a website to bring this to the attention of the online community, and in hopes of getting people to vote for "Never Gonna Give You Up". OK, so maybe the audio isn't so clear, and the video isn't that entertaining. This has to make the list though for the shear number of people getting Rick Rolled at once.

#4 Doom Roll
I think it was College Humor that first posted this video, but I'm not sure. Either way it was a hilarious & creative new way to get Rick Rolled.

See more funny videos at CollegeHumor

#3 Tay'Roll AKA Rain Roll
Originally made famous by singing "Chocolate Rain" on video & posting it on You Tube, Tay Zonday continues to make beautiful music. I've been Rick Rolled by his version of "Never Gonna Give You Up" a few times.

#2 Hilarious Muppets Bloopers!
The website Fark featured a link to a video claiming to be a blooper reel for the Muppets but instead linked to a video of Beaker performing Rick Astley's song.

#1 Never Gonna Give You Up
I think the original is by far still the best. Since I posted the original in yesterdays list, today I'm posting the Pop Up Version of the video.

Here's the BEST OF THE REST.

Fresh Prince Rolled

8-bit rick roll

JoCo Roll (JoCo = Jonathan Coulton)


Real Life Rick Roll

English Class Rick Roll

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