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A viral video imagines Schitt's Creek character Moira Rose as a GPS voice, and TikTokers are demanding a real-life version

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Moira Rose TikTok diptych 2
Actor and TikToker Michael J. Judson's has gone viral for his uncanny impression of Schitt's Creek character Moira Rose in a video titled "If Moira voiced your GPS." Left: ViacomCBS/PopTV. Right: @mjudsonberry/TikTok
  • A video imagining Schitt's Creek character Moira Rose as a GPS voice has gone viral on TikTok.

  • The video shows actor Michael Berry as Moira directing a driver through the streets of Lancaster, PA.

  • TikTokers responded to the video demanding a real-life GPS system narrated by Berry as Moira.

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A TikTok video imagining the cult favorite Schitt's Creek character Moira Rose as a GPS voice has raked in over one million views since actor Michael Judson Berry posted it last weekend.

Mimicking Moira's unusual affect and one-of-a-kind phrases with uncanny accuracy, Berry took followers on a journey through Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

"Hello you, and welcome to Google Maps," Berry as Moira started.

"Out of the parking lot you will turn left. Across the road, there is a lovely shrubbery, but pay it no mind as you must focus on the road. We don't want any accidental fender benders," Berry as Moira continued.

Later, Berry as Moira started serenading the driver with "Oh Danny Boy," a song Moira sings in the series to prevent her husband, Johnny Rose, from embarrassing himself at a funeral.

At one point, Moira chastised the driver for making a wrong turn, spewing unusual combinations of words as she rushes to figure out a new route.

"No, no, I said 'right,' not 'straight,'" Berry as Moira told the driver. "Why must you be such a churlish ninnyhanner? Now we must reroute. Do you feel my directions are but trifle humbuggery? I'm not doing this for my heath, you know. Ugh, the cheek!"

Berry told Insider he sat down with his thesaurus before filming the video to pick out word combinations Moira might use, like "churlish ninnyhammer" and "trifle humbuggery."

Schitt's Creek co-creator Dan Levy, who also stars in the series, admitted in an interview with Vulture last year that he didn't know what Moira's accent would be until the first day of filming.

"I remember being so thrown off by it, because it's this vaguely European accent that has no origin and yet is from everywhere," he said. "I remember really having to hide my enjoyment of it, and actually do my job as an actor, as a kid who has been around this accent for his whole life."

TikTokers responded to the video expressing enthusiasm for a real-life GPS system narrated by Berry as Moira

Several of Berry's followers pointed out that Waze, a GPS navigation app, does specialized voices. "Please record a voice for Waze," one user wrote.

"Dear Waze, this needs to happen STAT," another said.

"This would make driving so much for fun," a third user wrote.

Berry told Insider he was inspired to create the GPS video after seeing a tweet from the actress Laura Bailey saying, "I want Moira Rose as my GPS voice."

It wasn't the first time Berry imitated the Schitt's Creek character. Last year, he launched a series of videos called QuaranTeaTime, in which he pretended to be Moira hosting a talk show.

"QuaranTeaTime has been such a wonderful journey," he told Insider. "It began as an inside joke with friends, and now, over 30 wigs and 130 episodes later, it's changed my life in a really beautiful way. I just hope it's helped people smile and maybe even laugh a little during such a dark time."

Read the original article on Insider