File this one under Please dear god let this not be a joke.

And even if it is, it's still funny. Twitter user John Anthony points out that Comcast's new Xfinity XR5 remote has a stamp on the back that looks very familiar, a fact seemingly confirmed by this eBay post for the remote. In fact, it's pretty much exactly the same as the imprint that Apple's products have on the back.

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Except as the Verge's Nathan Ingraham comments, rather than "Designed by Apple in California" Comcast is putting "Designed by Comcast in Philadelphia" in the same type.

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Now, this isn't to say that great things are designed in Philly (love you Philly!) but a Comcast remote is not one of them. On the one hand, it's a weird attempt to style a mundane piece of electronics as a flagship product of a cable box company. On the other hand, it's a hilarious way to co-opt Apple's distinctive design language and it could be a tongue-in-cheek way for that cable company to make fun of itself. Maybe.

But it's unclear is whether Comcast is "in" on the "joke." Either way, we're laughing. [John Anthony; h/t The Verge]