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'Mad Men' Rickrolls fans in viral video

September 05, 2012|By Patrick Kevin Day
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"Mad Men" is famous for its obsessive devotion to 1960s pop culture. Which is why clicking on this "Mad Men" remix video delivers the perfect delivery of a Rickroll at a time when the meme seems to have fallen out of fashion.

For those who have forgotten, Rickrolling involves posting a link to a video or story with an enticing headline only to have it play Rick Astley's 1987 hit song "Never Gonna Give You Up."

British stand-up comedian Richard Sandling has gained a reputation for his "Perfect Movie" re-creations of famous film scenes using comedians, but his latest takes clips from the first four seasons of the hit AMC series and remixes them so that Don Draper and company are singing the words to the Astley hit.

Rickrolling may be tired at this point (it's been around since 2007), but the cast of "Mad Men" makes it seem fresh. Just like good ad people are supposed to do.

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