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.
#scranton May be the armpit of America but god damn it I’m proud to be from there. pic.twitter.com/nwRNlq6n8S
— Amanda (@adou320) May 27, 2020
since #Scranton is trending will I become famous if everyone knew I was on the cover of Scrantonopoly ? pic.twitter.com/Gy415RTHl2
— 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
Yes people, my home town of #Scranton is real! These are real pictures from real Scranton places. And no…it’s not the worst city. I ❤️ Scranton. pic.twitter.com/gpq9Q45aFp
— Jeannine Luby (@laughinglu) May 28, 2020