When a Twitter user spotted a used VHS tape labeled “a surprise,” he couldn’t resist the urge to find out what was on it. He decided to purchase the tape as a means of solving the mystery. Luckily, he had access to a VCR that was connected to a television.
[Scroll down for video]
The Twitter user, posting under the name Foone, filmed the video as it played, and shared the “surprise” with the world.
He added the caption, “I found a VHS tape at the junk store that just had the label ‘A surprise!’ I thought I’d check it out, since I have a VCR & TV hooked up after all. Just… Just watch.”
The video begins by showing the user pick up the VHS tape and showing the label.
He turns the TV knob to bring the screen to life then inserts the tape into the VCR.
It takes a moment for the video to begin once he pushes play. But, once it starts, it seems Foone has pulled one over on everyone, as the video has secured over 1.47 million views since being posted on Saturday.
I found a VHS tape at the junk store that just had the label "A surprise!"
I thought I'd check it out, since I have a VCR & TV hooked up after all.
Just… Just watch. pic.twitter.com/Rj1n5aUVB2
— foone (@Foone) March 25, 2018
Just as many believed the days of rickrolls had come to an end, Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” starts playing.
The user appears to fast forward through sections of the video before removing the VHS and taking it straight to the trashcan.
Other Twitter users had a lot to say about the prank, including one that said, “Urging people to watch strange, unidentified videotapes is EXACTLY how the Ring curse spreads!”
Another seemed inspired, saying, “I know what I’m doing with the 30 blank VHS tapes in my basement now.”
The prank didn’t seem to catch everyone off guard, but most seemed to appreciate it nonetheless.