Mad Men Rickroll Re-Edit Has Cast Voicing Rick Astley's Never Gonna Give You Up
Author: Jesse Carp
published: 2012-09-04 23:57:14
Oh, the 'Rickroll.' Rick Astley's re-emergence onto the cultural landscape was all thanks to people on the Internet being stupid. Stupid in the great way that only the Internet can be, and on occasion, the simple 'bait and switches' can inspire memes of high quality craftsmanship. For example, re-cutting countless episodes of AMC's Mad Men in order to (near) perfectly sync up the stars of the hit 60s set show with the hit song from the 80s that saw a (not so) recent internet revival.
Here's the cast of Mad Men performing Astley's "Never Going to Give You Up." Well, performing might be a bit of a stretch but their voices do provide the lyrics...
Like I said, quite impressive. Not to mention painstaking. I can only imagine the process involved in finding and editing the endless amount of 'nevers,' 'deserts' and 'goodbyes' but fortunately for the comedian doing the cutting, those words are spoken rather often on the AMC drama. The lyrics to the love song from '87 make for a pretty good Don Draper speech but, of course, when Astley says them, you know he means it for real. In his heart. It also shows just how sharp Jon Hamm's delivery can be when needed by the dialogue.
The assemblage also reminded me that Allison Brie gets to play on (arguably) the best drama and best comedy (Community) on television. Lucky lady. With footage mined from the first four seasons of the series, the Mad Men Rickroll re-edit was made for a film-based stand-up comedy show, Richard Sandling's Perfect Movie, held once a month in London, England. It's a little levity to take away from the fact that we not only have quite a while to wait for the sixth season but also help forget the most recent announcement concerning Jon Hamm's involvement on the series.
Mad Men will return for a sixth season on AMC (probably next summer, if history serves).
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