NYC comedian’s subway announcer spoof gets attention from iconic voice himself
Stand clear of the “voices of the subway,” please.
A West Village comedian received a personal thank you from MTA royalty — the voice behind the iconic line, “Stand clear of the closing doors, please” — after sharing a video of herself imitating him on TikTok.
Molly Clark posted the old clip, in which she emulates the famous New York City catchphrase in an NYU elevator, on Monday.
“This is a north-bound elevator — with connections on two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, 10,” Clark, 23, says in the original 2018 video.
“This is the fifth floor,” Clark deadpans. “Stand clear of the closing door.”
It wasn’t long before the skit caught the attention of the voice himself — Bloomberg radio reporter Charlie Pellett, who sent her a personal voice message to say he was “delighted and honored” by her impersonation.
Pellett, a subway voice since 2001, wrapped up with his iconic line: “Stand clear of the closing doors, please.”
Their interaction quickly went viral — with over 900,000 views on TikTok alone as of Friday afternoon.
“I think people haven’t been on the subway in so long that there’s something weirdly comforting in his voice,” Clark told The Post.
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