If You’re From Pittsburgh, You Probably Think This Iced Tea Commercial Is Hilarious

Regional character is suddenly an endorser

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Americans sure have some interesting regional accents. Whether you're from New York, Baltimore, Philly, Chicago, Houston—dialects are fascinating, ya know?

So, there's this character on YouTube named Pittsburgh Dad, who's been starring in his own Web sitcom since 2011, in which he mostly sits in front of a camera and watches his terrible sports team lose or The Price Is Right. His comedy hinges on his Pittsburgh accent almost as the punch line itself, which we're sure is funny to someone. 

So, now Pittsburgh Dad is promoting a local beverage brand, Turner's Iced Tea. He's done a 30-second spot, but really, it's the extended cut below where you get to enjoy his Pittsburghese in all its glory. So, Pittsburghers, is this guy actually funny or not?

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Publish date: October 7, 2014 https://stage.adweek.com/creativity/if-youre-pittsburgh-you-probably-think-iced-tea-commercial-hilarious-160609/ © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT