07 - 29 - 2010 YouTube spoof about PA brings in the hits for area trio
(DI) The 3 amateur videographers who struck YouTube gold with their spoof about Snyder Co. last April are getting even more attention now that they have expanded their satire across the state. "We're From Snyder County" brought in 60,000 hits, but "Pennsylvania Guys," a parody of Katy Perry's "California Gurls," has been viewed a quarter of a million times since the 5-minute video was posted July 21. Creators Jason McGuigan of Shamokin, Justin Derr, of Sunbury, & John Duttinger, a Sunbury native living in TX, sport Amish suspenders in front of a Weis supermarket, dress like Ben Franklin guzzling a lager in front of Pottsville's Yuengling brewery & don green wigs & beads on St. Patrick's Day in Scranton. The Patriot News reported that even Jay Paterno, assistant PSU football coach & son of head coach Joe Paterno, tweeted about the parody on Twitter.