Everyone loves a good Rickrolling. We've all been had by Rick Astley's pop hit in the decade-long internet prank.
As an April Fool's joke in 2008, YouTube's entire front page consisted of Rickrolling videos. So ubiquitous is the meme, it's hard not to wonder if Melania Trump's speechwriter intentionally included reference to these immortal lines:
"He will never, ever give up. And, most importantly, he will never, ever, let you down."
If that doesn't convince you, this YouTube video might:
So was it the most egregious troll of all time, or just a coincidence? The public seems to think sabotage was at play.
Melania Trump just quoted Rick Astley. The greatest Rick Roll of all time is confirmed. pic.twitter.com/EpwX7p2KGS— Alexander (@thealexbobbs) July 19, 2016
Does no one else see the exquisite irony in #MelaniaTrump rick-rolling a speech given during a campaign that has been one giant rick-roll?— Josie Wales (@JosietheOutlaw1) July 19, 2016
There was also a Rick roll in Melania's speech, whoever wrote this is a snake https://t.co/CTC62EODyF— Alex Sims (@Simsforthewin97) July 19, 2016
I think Melania Trump's rickroll was really a cry for help. If you look closely, she could be blinking in morse code...— Corinna Oak (@Corinna_Oak) July 19, 2016
Melania Trump wouldn't be the first victim of a public Rickroll, however. Back in 2010, a bipartisan group of legislators Rickrolled the Oregon House of Representatives in a convicing fashion:
Rick Astley himself pulled off the most meta-Rickroll of all time when he appeared on a float at Macy's Thanksgiving parade lip-syncing to the hit song.
MTV were Rickrolled into giving Astley's song the Best Act Ever award for the MTV Europe Music Awards in November 2008 after a round of public voting.
When the Westborough Baptist Church, famous for protesting soldier's funerals, decided to take on the Foo Fighters outside the venue of their Kansas City gig, the Foo Fighters hit back by Rickrolling them.
Driving by in a flatbed truck, members of the band blared Never Gonna Give You Up, drowNing out the protestors.
Even the church had to concede the Rickroll, tweeting after the incident: "Did @FooFighters just #rickroll us? Oh well!"
The New York Mets were Rickrolled in 2008 when they let fans vote for the 8th-inning sing-a-long song. Never Gonna Give You Up won by an overwhelming five million votes.
Are you still confused about what a Rickroll is? Here's a helpful video.