The humble Rickroll has been with us for the better part of a decade now, one of the earliest examples of internet memes as we know them. Tricking suckers into watching a Rick Astley music video started out funny, was briefly political, and then took a slow slide into obscurity. Today, it’s basically a dad joke. It’s very literally something a goofball teacher would do to prank his cheating students.
Watch as a Penn State student peruses the final exam study materials for Information Science 210 — Organization of Data — and discovers a tempting file called “Final Exam Answer Key.” Needless to say, he’s a little let down by what he finds there.
Nicely played. Computer-science professors are no strangers to the Rickroll; students have been hiding Astley lyrics in their papers for years. Seems the instructors were just waiting for the right time to exact their revenge.