If you are familiar with Reddit, you know about their AMAs (Ask Me Anything). A couple of days ago, the cast of Westworld did an AMA and made an offer that fans couldn’t refuse. If they had 1,000 Upvotes for their AMA, they would reveal in a post their entire plot of the next season.
As you would expect, the AMA was upvoted very quickly. And as promised the Reddit audience was treated to the reveal…kind of.
It was a 24 minute video that started with “…Bernard waking up on a beach…” and then dovetails into probably the funniest Rick Roll in recent times.
If you aren’t familiar with a Rick Roll, that is when Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” all of the sudden appears in a video that you were watching. Most of the time they are placed in seemingly serious or scary videos on YouTube.
Here is an example of a true Rick Roll:
But what the Westworld cast did, was a new twist to the Rick Roll. They set it up to look like a real scene from the show, until you realize what is happening. Then there is the 20+ minutes of a dry piano playing tribute to Bento The Piano Cat with a black and white video of a dog sitting at a piano. It went something like this:
Props to the show’s cast and producers. I, like many, are now ready to see what the new season has in store for us.