“Obama phone” and “Antwane” trended on Twitter this week as MTV aired “Antwane and Tony,” an episode of the reality show “Catfish.”

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Here’s the deal: The tale of “Antwane and Tony” started three years ago when they met on an old-school telephone chat line. Their relationship took place via phone calls and Antwane said he had never even seen a picture of Tony. Antwane blamed his “Obamaphone.” It’s a “low-income phone,” he explained, “so you can’t do nothing with them but talk.”

Freaky spoilers ahead.

https://twitter.com/Robyyn_Banks/status/466762682771963904

Well, not exactly. You see, “Tony” was actually Carmen, Antwane’s cousin. His cousin. She’s the one who got in touch with the “Catfish” producers to express her oh-so-genuine concern about this “Tony” creep.

OK, so maybe this episode really highlighted the horror of having Carmen in your life. She admitted she catfishes people all the time.

https://twitter.com/bhollida1/status/466774010194563074

Lesson learned?

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Twitchy coverage of Obamaphones