Edward A. Gil
Trololololo Guy Surprised, Heartened by Trololololo Fad
In one of those odd, touching moments that only the Internet can facilitate, a Russian news outlet got Edward Anatolevich Hill, the Russian singer whose so-called "Trololololo" routine from 1970s Soviet television has recently been revived and memeified as the "Russian Rickroll," to sit down and watch some of the jocular responses to his work on YouTube.
Not only was he not upset about being lampooned, he seemed genuinely happy: "It's love of people. They are full of feeling. I don't think that's a parody. Maybe some elements of parody, but it is benevolent parody." Video after the jump:Read on...
The Internet has collectively decided that the above video of Russian singer Edward Anatolevich Hill performing a song called "I am very glad, because I’m finally back home" on a Soviet TV show in the '70s is something that you are obligated to watch, so: you may as well. Know Your Meme calls it "The Russian Rickroll." Even early adopter Stephen Colbert is in on it! In conclusion, resistance is futile.
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