A New Jersey man did a video tour of his late parent’s home in Mays Landing that is going viral. (Trulia)
MAYS LANDING — Joseph Pitzo took the task seriously the first two times.
His parents’ 1,865-square-foot home on Mays Landing Country Club has sat empty since his mother passed away a few months ago. (His father died in 2014.) On Monday, he walked through the three-bedroom, two-bath home, currently listed for $149,000, filming a tour for potential buyers to watch on Zillow.
But when he made his way back to the car, he told his son and girlfriend he was going to give one more tour — this time a little more genuine to his “South Philly, Italian roots.”
After all, he joked in a telephone interview with NJ Advance Media on Thursday, it was his mother and father who left him with this “f—in’ mess.”
What followed was a two minute, three second video of Pitzo, currently an Egg Harbor resident, strutting around his parents home, giving an honest, humorous and sometimes bizarrely profane take on what the house really has to offer.
“You got a kitchen,” he says, in his thick South Philly accent. “Granite countertops, who the f–k cares?”
At one point, Pitzo takes you into the master bedroom. “My father died right here,” Pitzo says. “He fell off the f—in’ bed. Look, the stain on the f—in’ floor.”
On Thursday he confirmed that is indeed the spot where his father died.
The entire video, which is not safe for work and contains graphic language, is below.
Italian Guy Tries to Sell a House
Pitzo said his humor comes from his Philadelphia and Italian-American upbringing, where everyone ragged on each other constantly and never cared how far they pushed the envelope.
“That’s our comedy,” said Pitzo, who owns a glass shower door company. “I said, ‘Let me just spoof one on it.’ I just did it one time. It was fun, for giggles. That is what I do.”
After his son Kyle and Pitzo’s girlfriend found it “hysterical,” Kyle told him to put it on YouTube. The elder Pitzo had no clue how to do that.
But Kyle did, and the video now has been watched more than 180,000 times on YouTube since it was uploaded Monday.
“I can’t believe how that s— happened,” Pitzo said about the video going viral. “It’s like a forest fire.”
He said the video hasn’t garnered any additional interest from potential home buyers, but he is glad people are getting a laugh out of his commentary.
“Life is weird, man,” Pitzo said.