How To Get Out of a Rick Roll

If you’ve been on the Internet for any length of time, then eventually you will be Rick Rolled. I’ve been Rick Rolled more times than I can remember. As a matter of fact, I Rick Rolled myself when making the Free PPC Secrets post.

The question many people have when they get Rick Rolled is how the hell do you get out of it? To answer that question, I put together this little video to show how to safely get out of a Rick Roll in just a few seconds.

Now that you know how to get out of a Rick Roll, why not test it out? 😈

61 thoughts on “How To Get Out of a Rick Roll”

  1. Shawn Knight says:

    Project: Unroll the Rick Roll! 😈

    1. :mrgreen: – Thanks for telling me this NOW! *=P~

      1. king kong says:

        i like Chinese food, any recommendations!

        1. Check his dot com pho’s … in Fine Dining 😕

    2. I can’t count the number of f’ John Chow pages I saw pop up yesterday. Lots of people got rolled for the first time…

  2. John Cow says:

    There is an easier way, this firefox plugin will make sure you will never get rickrolled again!

    1. David says:

      You do realize that anyone with half a brain won’t click on that link, right?

      And… that april fools is over at 12 noon??

      1. Syed Balkhi says:

        looks like someone clicked it lol

  3. Jeff Kee says:

    Even better – do the Ctrl-W or Apple-Tab, and you can start the “closing” process even faster than waiting for the window to stop moving. Once it stops, use the enter key technique to rip through all the javascript pop-up windows with the prompts.

  4. you seem to be enjoying your mac john…
    looks like you have been converted, have you?

    1. David says:

      I think that he has… and unfortunately I find myself looking at way to much these days… 😕

  5. igizmore says:

    for a second there i thought that this video was gonna be a rick roll joke by itself … that would have been as cool as john cola 😛 , any way a better solution here

    1. JGirl4You says:

      OMG Rick Rolled 🙁

  6. Wes Mahler says:

    Lol, but u can still do the same thing on windows. ctrl-alt-delete.

    But still, another reason to buy a mac.

    1. David says:

      ctrl-alt-delete wouldn’t work if it was in a tab, and you didn’t want to close all your tabs.

      1. Rekzai says:

        You’re still closing all your tabs if you’re doing it john’s way.

        1. Steven says:

          Not if you’re just holding down the enter/return button.

  7. Terry Tay says:

    I would just pull an “Elvis Presley”.

    Translation: Elvis Presley would shoot his Television sets if either Robert Goulet or Mel Torme appeared on the screen. 😛

    At least getting Rick Rolled isn’t a regular occurance because that could get expensive. 😆

  8. I just hold down the enter key and its done!

  9. igizmore says:

    john i doubt your mac can handle this link though :

    1. John Chow says:

      Right click and quit worked on that too. Better luck next time. 😈

      1. right click/mac, i am confused…

  10. Jamie Harrop says:

    Of course, rather than spend several thousand dollars on a Mac, you can just use a real (and free) browser (*cough* Opera *cough*) and never have these problems. 😀

    1. Hannah says:

      Opera has way too many issues, I can’t stand using it.

  11. Hannah says:

    Hopefully this post will help you gain back some of that readership that you apparently lost since your last post…

  12. Sha says:

    I think the funniest thing about this are the people that got pissed after going to the fake site because of the rick roll.

    It goes to show how many people were actually hoping that they could get inside tips just like that *snaps a finger* without having to do that much work. Of course they’re not going to admit this, but it’s painfully obvious.

    Not their fault that you fell for it. Hook, line & sinker. Suck it up.

    1. Red tablet says:

      Painfully obvious, huh? Go shoot yourself, asshole. Expectations were low, but there are free ‘inside tips’ out there, as you call them. It is just that they are not ‘inside’. Secrets are few. Idiot. If you find it funny, you are not worthy of life.

  13. Hey John, is that a picture of your next car on the desktop of the MAC?

    1. Syed Balkhi says:

      heh maybe … My desktop picture is my future car … sadly you can’t see it :p

  14. Rob says:

    When this video popped up I just waited for it to finish, I was laughing to hard to stop it.

  15. Much easier to do: Command + Q on the Mac to exit.

  16. I think the moral of this story is to just stay away from certain sites on April 1st. At least I learned how to get out of a Rick Roll, which I’m sure will come in handy in the future (unfortunately 😯 )!

  17. It’s still really annoying.

  18. Wade says:

    Yes, buy a mac, just so you don’t get rick rolled 😀 Another tip: throw your PC out the window. Much faster than John shows in his video!!

  19. Michael Kwan says:

    I think I posted this tutorial (as text) in the comments of the previous post. Anyways, the trouble with your Mac method, as I understand it, is that it will close the browser, rather than just the tab that the Rick Astley video is in, no?

    1. Simon Lau says:

      thats exactly what I was doing…on a mac isn’t that the same as going to task manager and force killing it?

  20. Carl says:

    Vista tip for John:

    Control + Alt + Delete

  21. Now I know what Rick Rolled means. 😛

    man, I have just got to get a Mac. Wanna help me?


  22. Gabriel says:

    It was frustrating at first, but the second time, it seems cool and fun… dude, you can’t do anything, unless kill your browser session 👿 👿

  23. Hey John , what camera are you using for your videos??

    1. John Chow says:

      That video was made using the Canada SD 870 IS

      1. thx for the reply , Is this your video camera of choice for all your video blog posts or is this just your latest new toy. If you could choose one camera for all your video blog posts what would it be?

      2. Mayank Rocks says:

        That is awesome 😯

  24. Richard says:

    Hey John, I see that you have a brand new layout, this one is just as good as the previous one.

    If you get a chance, I’d love it if you stopped by my blog: I would be honored if you left a comment.

    Best of luck to you.

    1. A brand new layout? Have you been living under a rock for the past several months?

  25. Why would you want to get OUT of a Rick Roll? The video is freakn awesome!!! 😛

  26. Crystal says:

    Damn it! I clicked on that link, ugh.

  27. Question – How do you know when your April Fools Joke has backfired?

    Answer – When you have to make a new post explaining how to fix the problem caused by the previous post.

    1. John Chow says:

      Question – How do you know when your April Fools Joke worked?
      Answer – When you can follow up with more related content.
      This is only part 2 of the series BTW. 😈

      1. Syed Balkhi says:

        I will be eagerly waiting for Part 3 in my mail 🙂

  28. Charles says:

    I just hit [ENTER] then [BACKSPACE] [b]immediately[/b] afterwards.

    That gets you out of it with all your tabs intact!

  29. I was wondering what all the fuss was about.

    I use opera and there is no moving pop ups of rick roll, it’s just another page which can be closed without an issue.

    Problem solved, use opera. 🙂

  30. Robert says:

    How do we know that video isn’t a Rick Roll?

  31. Fitness Site says:

    thats irritating man 👿

    we are fooled again. why 2 fool posts :mrgreen:

  32. Enigma says:

    That is NOT a rickroll. Real men do youtube rickrolls. Yours was just lame.

  33. So many sad bloggers. Makes me want to cry. Or maybe laugh harder?

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