POLITICS
04/13/2011 01:38 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Oregon State Legislators RickRoll: Lawmakers Sneak Lines From Rick Astley Hit Into Speeches [VIDEO]

Who says you can't have fun while getting your state's business done?

State lawmakers in Oregon have made a splash online, after a video emerged showing members sneaking the words to Rick Astley's 1987 hit "Never Gonna Give You Up" into their speeches.

The prank was the brainchild of Oregon House member Jefferson Smith. According to The Ticket Smith convinced his colleagues to take part in the prank and then compiled the lines from their speeches over a period of around two months for inclusion in the video.

How did Smith convince his colleagues to undertake this bipartisan effort? "I'm wily", the lawmaker told BBC News.

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