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We share most funny videos via our social accounts (you're following, right?), but once in a while a video comes along that is so beyond hilarious that it can no longer be the outcast doomed to bounce around social networks. It needs to be right here, on the front page. Such was the case with the best phone review on the Internet and such is the case with Mr. BPJ.

You see, Big Papa Joe loves Samsung. Specifically, he loves TouchWiz. Loves. BPJ is either a professional troll (if so, he needs get out on stage at a local comedy club) or is truly comical without even realizing it. Regardless, watch what happened on a recent episode of the Vergecast, a video podcast hosted by TheVerge's Josh Topolsky, Nilay Patel, and Paul Miller:

Watch out for these gems:

  • "There's so many ROMs out there. You don't even know, man. There's so many ROMs."
  • "ROMs for days, man."
  • "Exactly, sir. Exactly, sir. I put it on there, and you know what, man, I was so disappointed."
  • "My heart hurt. I need my Wiz, I need my Wiz."
  • "The ladies, the ladies love TouchWiz," - at this point I lost it.

The more I re-watch, the funnier it gets. That's what I'd call "timeless content." Thanks for the laugh, Big Papa, whoever you are.

Oh, and for the record, I actually like most of the improvements made in TouchWiz 4 (just not the launcher itself). The Dialer, the notification quick controls, the swipe-to-adjust-brightness, and other improvements complement stock Android nicely. Once I install a custom launcher, a TouchWiz-enabled phone beats stock every time in my book (in Gingerbread at least - things may change once I get ICS on the Epic Touch).

Thanks for spreading the laughs, @trsohmers

Artem Russakovskii
Artem is a die-hard Android fan, passionate tech blogger, obsessive-compulsive editor, bug hunting programmer, and the founder of Android Police.
Most of the time, you will find Artem either hacking away at code or thinking of the next 15 blog posts.

  • Dima Aryeh

    1. Fascinate has CM9, works pretty flawless
    2. I might go back to TW4 GB from AOKP ICS on my GSII on AT&T, but due to stability.
    3. I lost it when he said "I need my Wiz" this is too great :D

  • William D

    What a retard... TouchWiz is worse than Blur, and after using stock ICS, I dont even care for SenseUI now.

    Anyone that actually LIKES TouchWiz clearly is stupid and hasnt even used the others.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Guess I'm clearly stupid then.

      • Zomby2D

        So am I. I kinda like Touchwiz, at least on Gingerbread. Yes, it does have it's shortcomings but overall it's a very polished UI. Haven't had a chance to try stock ICS and I could very well prefer it to TW. Even Samsung seems to think that ICS shouldn't be messed with too much as they promised that TW5 would be a lot less invasive compared to stock ICS.

        • spydie

          I've had them all (TW, Sense, Blur) and I like TW the best. Blur is the worst. But my G-note is very laggy on any launcher. Can't wait for ICS and hope the laggy goes away. My buddy has a skyrocket and his isn't laggy at all... must be this big screen that's sucking it.

      • SetiroN

        I'm not sure what you wanted to perpetrate, but if you actually prefer it over any of the halfway decent third party alternative launchers, I'm sorry to say you are kinda clueless. And "it has all the kinds of weather" really is as good an argument as any to back that up.

        Also, dickish nerds laughing hysterically over this kind of stuff make me want to become an apple fanboy.

    • Simsimi

      - Hold your finger at the notification bar and slide left or right to control the brightness
      - in Contacts, slide left to message and slide right to call

      well i guess these features are stupid

    • mlj

      Big talk.

      Touchwiz has had definite advantages over stock Android for a long time. I should know, I had the Galaxy S I when it came out with Eclair 2.1. My Dad got the Nexus S when it launched with Gingerbread 2.3, and even he asked why my Samsung phone could do certain things more easily than his (more advanced) Google one.

      Google's stepped up their UI/UX game with ICS 4.0+, but I'm not sure they've made enough improvements to render OEM skins useless.

      IMHO whoever says it's only stupid people who like what OEM skins can add to the experience, are the stupid ones themselves.

      • jacob

        i'm taking two shots in the dark.

        1. I'm guessing you don't actually own a phone with ICS.

        2. You are 13 years old, as illustrated by "IMHO whoever says it's only stupid people who like what OEM skins can add to the experience, are the stupid ones themselves."

        • mlj

          1. You're right, I don't. I have played a bit with the GNex though, but I still prefer the features of TW's Contacts app. On the GNex's other features I don't have much complaints, and in fact would have bought it if there was a 32GB GSM version.

          2. You're wrong about this one. I apologise if I sounded like a snarky kid, but my message was a direct response to William D's above ("Anyone that actually LIKES TouchWiz clearly is stupid and hasnt even used the others"). I found that annoying to the highest degree and let that come across in my reply.

    • ?

      Well I have used almost all of the custom overlays and I guess I'm stupid thanks for telling me. I don't like every aspect of TouchWiz but it most certainly has some useful features. Everyone is entitled to their opinion I guess but I think that you are stupid more so than anyone who may like TouchWiz but hey that's just my two cents feel free to disregard it just like I'm going to disregard yours.

    • Dave

      Keep this to yourself. TW is the best launcher out there. That is why the best ROM in existence - Darky are using it in their stable releases. The above video is just a bunch of retards laughing at another retard.

    • Laz

      Amen. TouchWiz sucks. After getting my Galaxy Nexus, I don't even want to look at my GT 10.1 anymore.

      To each his own, of course. It's all about personal preference, but stock ICS is gorgeous, and TouchWiz is just brutal. The cheese factor is off the charts.

    • jeremy

      ummm, TW is NOT worse than Blur, you're just a blind moto fanboy.

  • http://www.thepixelpuse.com aj

    This is... Hilarious! That guy had to be trolling. I can't let myself believe that there's a person out there like this who actually exists.

  • Ruperto

    I'm right there with Artem. Once you replace the Launcher I actually prefer a skinned OS better than stock. In my case I use Sense and the additional features I get are invaluable.

  • Nick Coad

    Yeah I think he maybe genuinely liked it, but was joking around about how much he loves it to be funny.

  • mlj

    Vid's funny, but Nilay was a bit of an a-hole... (Yeah I knew he's been that way since his Engadget days.)

  • Tyler C

    I personally really like using Sense vs TouchWiz or Motoblur. I have used Touchwiz mostly on the GalaxyTab and while I hate the look of touchwhiz on phones since it looks like such a blatant iClone, but Touchwiz on the GalaxyTab 10.1 seems to make the experience smoother than my Acer A500 despite having the same specs.

  • monkey

    I hope he wasn't trolling and he exists. Just knowing this person may exist makes causes me to bust out in laughter. Didn't think the video would be that funny but I'm still laughing.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Right there with you.

  • jeff donuts

    I love touchwiz has useful features like slide left or right to call or message, dialer remembers old phone numbers when u only know like the first 3,when u spell out the name the phone # pops up, brightness control on the status bar,when u pinch out of a web page it leaves u in the exact same spot, love the dock bar cuz those are actually the ones I use alot, the new way of adding Widgets or changing ur wall paper, messaging has a attach options under the send button for convinience

    • mlj

      Yeah, those are all great features.

      Google's adopted the useful bits of other custom ROMs and applied it to stock Android before. Hopefully they'll do the same with TW in the next AOSP build.

  • Chris Holt

    I think it's interesting that Topolsky was pining for a T9 dialer on an episode a few months back and TW does have one.
    I also like the Buddies Now widget, there are other picture to dial/text/email widgets but Buddies Now, despite the silly name has a nice big picture and works very well.

  • GraveUypo

    i'm pretty sure the guys making fun of him because of that are more pathetic than he is for liking tw.

    seriously, wth? it hurts to watch.
    this is too nerdy for me.

  • Freak4Dell

    TouchWiz does add some good features, which is nice, but I can't stand the look. Looks-wise, Sense is the best manufacturer's skin.

    I can maybe understand skins on Gingerbread or below (I used themes myself), but ICS is beautiful in stock form, so I don't see the need for any skin on top of it. It just takes away all the hard work that Google put into making it look so great.

  • Slighter

    Exactly when does the funny part start?
    Please tell me these three do not get paid for this.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      There is always a downer for every video out there. You arrived late today, I am surprised.

  • grasshuepfer

    +1 @Slighter & @GraveUypo

  • Dave

    Retards. I love TW too and will never remove it. I am running Darky 10.4 and have TW and will use it BECAUSE IT IS THE BEST LAUNCHER. And all other "roms" are just piles of bugs...

  • Yod-b

    This must be the catchiest title on this page ever! I read the title, and the first thing in my mind was: no one can love touchwiz. And I just had to click read more! :D

  • hyperbolic

    Just woke up...

    and this guy is hilarious!

  • Phil

    Seems to me this is making fun of Android fans and Samsung. Maybe in light of Samsungs campaign against line waiters. If I were an Android blog I wouldn't be parading it around since other blogs seem bent on helping out Apple.

  • Laurence

    Phil: If you read The Verge or listened to their podcast, you would know that all the editors (especially Joshua Topolsky) are in love with Android 4.0. That's why they're making fun of this guy - because they can't understand how anyone could prefer the Samsung TouchWiz UI over the Google ICS UI. And I agree with them!

    Also, this whole idea that blogs should "pick a side" and stick with it whether it's right or wrong is stupid, whether it's applied to politics or technology.

  • Duffin

    So THIS is where Josh and Nilay went! I went away from AC for a little while and when I came back, they were gone. Sweet, maybe I'll finally have found a replacement for Gizmodo!

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      AC? You mean Engadget and Thisismynext?

    • jeremy

      wow, can't believe you were living under a rock...

      they went nowhere, they've been around ever since they left Engadget.

  • Johnforamerica

    Touchwiz + GoLauncher ftw!

  • J

    GOLD.. man.. pure gold..

  • Keith

    Go Launcher is definitely the way to go. Smooth and fast (and supports gestures if you want!)

  • senor rubia

    I find it funny how people can make fun of another person just for having different taste. How extremely snarky and presumptuous can you get? Intellectual bullies are no better than physical ones. How is what they did any different than some beefy football player making fun of someone with a Star Wars t-shirt in high school? He likes what he likes, it doesn't make him STUPID.