It's not that the fires, explosions, and related property damage suspected to be caused by the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 are a laughing matter, but Stephen Colbert's latest skit certainly is designed to be funny. In an 80-second video published to YouTube yesterday, the host of The Late Show explains how incredibly easy it is to return Samsung's latest flagship. If you don't want anything spoiled, scroll down to the bottom where you can watch the video for yourself.
As Colbert explains in his latest video, the process of returning Galaxy Note 7 to Samsung couldn't be any easier and requires just half a dozen simple steps. Step one is to open the Galaxy Note 7 return kit and put on a pair of safety gloves. Step two is to put on a bigger pair of safety gloves (over the first pair). Step three is telling your wife you love her while step four is to take out a pair of complimentary barbecue tweezers from the return kit and use it to gently place the Galaxy Note 7 inside a fireproof box. Close the package and wrap it in a heat shielding material which NASA uses to stop space shuttles from burning during an atmospheric entry for step five. The last step entails calling a trained firehouse Dalmatian and ordering it to bury the package in your backyard. Although it's worth noting that Colbert is not actually even using a real Galaxy Note 7 unit during the demonstration.
All joking aside, if you have not already you should definitely return your Galaxy Note 7 to Samsung. As for this fiasco in general, Colbert isn't the first person who has decided to make fun of the fact that Samsung's latest flagship is a fire hazard. The company is currently fighting a futile battle of trying to take down videos depicting a Grand Theft Auto V mod which switched in-game sticky bombs with Galaxy Note 7 units and one Facebook user recently mocked the smartphone with an appropriately smoking Halloween costume. While these parodies certainly aren't doing the Samsung Galaxy Note brand any favors, it remains to be seen how the Galaxy Note 7 ordeal will reflect on the South Korean tech giant in the long term.