WQED, in an effort to promote Pittsburgh From the Air happening this Thursday at 8 p.m., hired some skywriters to write “PGH from the Air Thurs 8 WQED” in the beautiful blue Pittsburgh sky.
And they got SO CLOSE. They just messed up one little tiny thing:
(Via Jessica Dickinson Goodman on twitter who wondered why PH6 had been written in the sky)
This resulted in lots of confused tweets all, “But WHAT DOES IT MEEEEEEAN?!” and “PHO?!”
And lots of Vietnamese restaurants in the Burgh were all, “[FIST PUMP!] Free advertising!”
Here are a few views from Boredlady on twitter:
Now, the hilarious irony that they got the PGH wrong is awesome and noteworthy and as much as I love WQED, I had to mention it today and say two things:
1. Despite the typo, it worked. When I write a post I always have to Google events to get the correct date because I never remember. I didn’t have to go Google when “PHG From the Air” would be airing because it is now ingrained in my brain like a tattoo, forever.
“Remember ten years ago when Pittsburgh From the Air premiered?”
“Yes. It was a Thursday, I recall.”
2. If I was handling things for WQED and this happened, the very next @WQED tweet after the skywriters were done would have been, “Who do we see abuot a refnud?”