Introduction: How to Succesfully Rick Roll

I had to Do it! Somebody Had to do it! This instructable will teach even you lowly newb/noob of the internet forums how to Rick Roll well.
First Instructable so be gentle.

Step 1: History of the Rick Roll (And the Unknown Meaning)

To Rick Roll successfully you must know what it is
A Rick Roll is providing a link to something that is relevant to the topic at hand(like saying it is about your third nipple) and then actually giving the link that leads to one of the many videos of Rick Astley's song "Never Gonna Give You Up". It has become a internet meme and should be respected by all! RESPECT THE RICK ROLL! RESPECT IT!(if you don't get the reference don't bother)

The Meaning of Rick Roll is unclear. thats really all about the meaning to be honest if someone wants to help me out here go ahead but as far as i know there is no meaning its just funny.

The first recorded Rick Roll was on the imageboard "4chan" as a variant of "duckrolling" the same basic thing as a Rick Roll but linking to a picture of a duck on wheels(picture can be found here:http://tinyurl.com/57qvcy ) and Rick Rolling has spread althroughout the internet and has even gone into the internets parent's house of Real Life(bum Bum BUM!)

Many official places have been rickrolled:
*The Church of Sciencetology protests in Feb 2008 were helped in many cities by massive real life rick rolls in New York, Washington D.C., London, St. Louios, Detroit, and Seattle protestors shouted "Never gonna give you up!"

*During March 2008 4 EWu womens Basketball games were Rick Roll'd before the games while Rick Astley Impersonators dance and lip synced to the song.

*During a New York Mets In April '08, against much opposition from it being used as the 8th inning sing-along as voted online (Never gonna Give You Up received more than 5 million votes)n used a run-off poll listing 6 songs instead of the write-in box and they used Never Gonna Give You Up as the home opener and was met with boos.

And Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade was rickroll'd back in 2008 (what crazy year)

There is alot of other weird Rick Rolls that you can read from the knowledge base know as Wikipedia ( /wiki/Rickroll.

Step 2: What You Need

Give a general description of the StepRick Rolls are simnple to set up if you are just going for a quick one(a good example of a quick one is right here: http://tinyurl.com/349ygu

That brings me to another point. Tinyurl and Hyperlinking are definetly your best friend when Rick rolling: they disguise the URL you are using of the infamous song.

Heres the list:
*A tiny Url or Hyperlink code thats leads to a video of Never Gonna Give You Up
*A good plan
*Patience

Now on to step 1 of Rick Rolling!...

Step 3: Step 1: the Plan

Planning is key and not very time consuming. without a Plan you may get 3 people and thought of as a boob for the rest of your foruming life.

I will give you two examples of Rick rolls one successful and on not so much
Bad one:
You start a topic on a forum about kittens and you are talking about something vaguely interesting on your 2 fat cats with different color ears. Then you post a picture of 2 cats that match what you have said about yours, then you do this:" if you wanna see a better pick of them go here:
Weird Cats
That may get 10% the people your topic interests in other words A COMPLETE PHAIL!

Good One:
I don't wanna make a story to go along with this one(I know 'It defeats the purpose of the example' right?) But heres the jest of it, you slowly lead the person into the roll, this may take some time and alot of patience.

there are two ways you can get a good one in. You may have to spend alot of time with the forums site to gain some respect and leeway with them and plus you don't get mad at them when you get rick rolled if your on right(your head that is) the newb of the street tries to Rick roll and they get thrown out, si?
Or to use your topic post something that is a believable thing like maybe a human brain transplant, something that hasn't been done yet and is believable that will happen and many people may want to hear about it.. When combined these things make an explosive combinations of adrenaline hate and Rick Astley song juice(Yum!)

Step 4: Step 2: the Set-Up

This is really self-explanatory all you have to do is write what you are gonna say and put it in a topic form on a forum somewhere (a popular one for most views, and one that you got respect on! Remember the plan!)

An alternative to linking to a video try linking to this page here

Step 5: View Your Results

Chances are that by now you have people yelling AHH I HATE YOU or people laughing because they got it! and enjoy the art of rick roll, yes my reader Rick Rolling is just like Oil Painting, well maybe not exactly but if you take out the oil, painting and artist with wierd personalities its the same.

A good Rick Rolling Session should get every person who falls for it to post a reply to your Rick Roll, and some weird ones will comments about the fake topic you posted if you give your plan to much meat.
Hope This Help! Happy Rick Rolling!

Comments

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KevinC162 made it! (author)2016-01-06

I made a t-shirt to rickroll a friend, and it's available for purchase if anyone wants! I hope you enjoy!

https://www.teepublic.com/t-shirt/337247-rickrolled

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will421 (author)2010-10-03

A way to Rickroll someone:
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Rickroll `em ASCII style.

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Shany120 (author)will4212011-01-28

that "picture" is pretty awesome! :)

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DJ Radio (author)2009-01-04

this is a list of all rickrolls and their urls.

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kewlbanana (author)DJ Radio2010-04-27

 im afraid to click on "this" for fear of getting rickroll'd.

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DJ Radio (author)kewlbanana2010-04-28

Well it isn't.  It's a database of all rickroll links known to man.

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kewlbanana (author)DJ Radio2010-04-28

I just checked. It wasnt a rick roll. thanks for telling me the truth (most ppl dont). if it was a rick roll then you probably would have said something like "good eye" like Berkin told me (scroll down the list. see what he replied to my reply to his comment).

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DJ Radio (author)kewlbanana2010-04-28

Am I right or what?  =P

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kewlbanana (author)DJ Radio2010-04-29

 ya. you wer rite.

(p.s. i see comments from you on almost every instructable. how many comments?)

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Saturn V (author)kewlbanana2010-09-08

17,124.

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kewlbanana (author)Saturn V2010-09-14

WOAH

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Saturn V (author)kewlbanana2010-09-16

Indeed.

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M4industries (author)DJ Radio2009-09-11

Thanks for the help!

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DJ Radio (author)M4industries2009-09-11

No prob!

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NachoMahma (author)DJ Radio2009-01-04

. Thanks!

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DJ Radio (author)NachoMahma2009-01-04

that is a legit site, gmjhowe gave it to me....

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Berkin (author)2009-06-02

I have created a list of all the popular rickroll sites.

Hope this helps!

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Saturn V (author)Berkin2010-09-06

Not fallin' for it. I'm smarter than that!

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Berkin (author)Saturn V2010-09-07

Well, obviously it's fake. I made no attempt to be sneaky or anything.

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kewlbanana (author)Berkin2010-04-27

 im afraid to click on "list" for fear of getting rickroll'd.

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Berkin (author)kewlbanana2010-04-28

Because you will get rickrolled. Good eye. :)

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DJ Radio (author)Berkin2009-07-23

HA!

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Berkin (author)DJ Radio2009-07-27

XD

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DJ Radio (author)Berkin2009-07-27

no I didnt click...

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Camisado (author)Berkin2009-06-23

Dangit.... You sneaky jerk :-(

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goeon (author)Berkin2009-06-07

i hate you... :P

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Berkin (author)goeon2009-06-08

You fell for it? Awesome!

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goeon (author)Berkin2009-06-08

urg

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Berkin (author)goeon2009-06-08

PWNED

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killersquirel11 (author)2010-04-06

In a bit I'm gonna see if I can set up a wifi that will rick roll anyone who tries to use it (and call it "Free Public Wi-Fi" 

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naruto the ninja13 (author)2010-04-04

This video will never give you up

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I just HAD to do this

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bleachworthy (author)2009-01-06

If you like this, you should take a look at this instructable, it's full of useful and insightful information.

do I fail?

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conrad2468 (author)bleachworthy2010-01-11

 lol i didnt even need to click on the link :).....but thats because im playin this song constantly on itunes :)

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For two reasons. You asked if you failed, and you tried to rick roll someone on an instructable on rick rolling.

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Yes. (Right click, click properties, and saw that it went to youtube.)

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mg0930mg (author)Rock Soldier2009-09-27

or just hover it, although don't know how internet explorer is...

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DJ Radio (author)bleachworthy2009-07-26

PHAIL.

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Owenmon (author)bleachworthy2009-01-09

that was waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyy to obvious. next time try not rick rolling on a how-to rick roll ible N00B

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cd41 (author)bleachworthy2009-01-08

I hate you! Nice job got me lol

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dla888 (author)2009-08-15

I HATE getting RickRolled.

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nonickname (author)2009-07-30

Another reason 4jects should be banned from instructables..

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DJ Radio (author)2009-07-20

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mchs60chip (author)2009-06-25

whew you almost got me with that my friend does magic tricks and has a site where you can hire him to work paryies and such. at the end of his faq it asks "but what if i dont like you or your magic?" and it has a link claiming to go to another magic site but its a Rick roll

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barri_kid (author)2009-06-13

Im surprized that you didn't post the video<br/><br/>But you should watch this... Its not rick roll.....<br/><br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnMDrv8Mx3E">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnMDrv8Mx3E</a><br/><br/>But this is!<br/><br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2b1D5w82yU">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2b1D5w82yU</a><br/>

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explosivemaker (author)2009-01-06

the noobs are the people who get rickrolled.....

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I like the song. Some times I get rickrolled on purpose.

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el oh el

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spock155 (author)g3thig4chri52009-05-24

el em ay oh

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firefliie (author)spock1552009-05-31

are oh eff el

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