New York-based singing telegram service Preppygrams is taking the Internet phenomenon of Rick Rolling in which websites are spontaneously interrupted by red-haired crooner Rick Astleys cheesy, 1987 video for Never Gonna Give You Up to peoples front doors.
Preppygrams owner Kerry Prep was recently asked to Rick Roll an office by busting in on a meeting and singing Astleys song to a group of unsuspecting office workers.
Despite having no knowledge of the Rick Rolling phenomenon, Prep gladly accepted the task and watched the 80s music video multiple times to perfect Astleys signature arm-shaking dance moves.
He says, I couldnt sleep the night before. The song was stuck in my head. I dont look at all like Rick Astley, but by the end, everyone in the office was singing along.
Now that the footage of his live performance has hit YouTube.com, hes offering singing Rick Roll- Ograms as a new service to anyone who wants to take the prank a step further.
Prep explains, Im going to get a better trenchcoat, maybe a red-haired wig. Id love to do it again, and get a fleet of messengers to do it also.
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