Northeast Pennsylvania residents, natives and dedicated fans of “The Office” got a good laugh this week after many Twitter users realized Scranton was a real place and not just made up for the former NBC TV show.
Access NEPA chatted with NEPA TV station WBRE about the discovery, which stemmed from an Instagram post naming Scranton as the worst city in Pennsylvania and led to Scranton trending as a topic on Twitter.
Many people took to social media to defend Scranton against the “worst city” depiction, while others just laughed.
— Amanda (@adou320) May 27, 2020
— anna @ coyote beauty ???? (@coyote_beauty) May 27, 2020
People are just finding out that Scranton is a real place so does that mean they’ve never celebrated St. Patrick’s day? what a disgrace. honey, grab my shamrock necklace. #Scranton
— Quinn Casey (@t_quinncasey) May 27, 2020
Wait people didn’t know Scranton was real? Only lived there 22 years of my life ????????♀️ Thank god I don’t anymore ???? #Scranton #570
— Jeessyca Hutchens (@JHutchens1217) May 27, 2020
— Jeannine Luby (@laughinglu) May 28, 2020
Caitlin Heaney West is the content editor for Access NEPA and oversees the Early Access blog in addition to working as a copy editor and staff writer for The Times-Tribune. An award-winning journalist, she is a summa cum laude graduate of Shippensburg University and also earned a master’s degree from Marywood University. Caitlin joined the Times-Shamrock family in 2009 and lives in Scranton. Contact: email@example.com; 570-348-9100 x5107; or @cheaneywest