Online video series celebrates the Pittsburgh dad

PITTSBURGH (AP) - November 26, 2011

"Pittsburgh Dad" celebrates and makes fun of the unique speech of the working-class city, where yinz means you all, nebby means nosy and redd up means clean up.

The series is available on YouTube. It's so successful that creator and director Chris Preksta plans more than a dozen new episodes, starring his actor friend Curt Wootton as the dad.

Preksta is known for the SyFy channel series "The Mercury Men." He's filming "Pittsburgh Dad" on an iPhone.

The dad character tells his children not to be wasteful by leaving out half-empty cans of soda pop and promises they'll be drinking "hose water" if the behavior continues.

Wootton say the character is modeled off his own father.

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