Rick-Rolling: An Action Primer for the Uninitiated

  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/89265949/89265900" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
  • Transcript

The heart of Rick-Rolling: Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up" YouTube hide caption

itoggle caption YouTube

It's the widest reaching Internet prank out there, and it's harmless and hilarious. But it's not the only one, says Harvard student and Internet mischief expert Tim Hwong. Before there was Rick-rolling, there was duck-rolling and a host of other pranks.

For more on Rick-rolling, click here.



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.