By now, most of us have done a million impressions of Alexis Rose from Schitt's Creek saying her "Eew, David" catchphrase. Moira Rose's wonderfully, hilariously strange speech pattern, on the other hand, is a lot harder to pin down.
But an actor on TikTok, Michael Judson Berry, has absolutely nailed it.
And now he's taken his spot-on Moira Rose voice and turned it into a Google Maps GPS narration and... well, prepare to have your mind melted because it's absolutely perfect.
It's all there.
The weirdly Golden Age of Hollywood accent, the choppy rhythms, the ten-dollar words when a fifty-cent one would've done just fine, a bizarre rendition of "Danny Boy"—no impression has ever been so complete or so accurate.
But the best part—or the superlative juncture, as Moira might put it—comes when the driver misses a turn. Berry perfectly nails Moira's good-natured but melodramatic exasperation, antiquated "wtf does that mean" word choices and all.
Moira chides the driver thusly:
"No, no, I said 'right,' not 'straight.' Why must you be such a churlish ninnyhammer?"
"Now we must reboot. Do you feel my directions are but trifle humbuggery? "
"I'm not doing this for my health, you know. Ugh, the cheek!"
What on earth is a churlish ninnyhammer?
Only Moira Rose and logophiles know.
Speaking to HuffPost, Berry said he was inspired to make the video after a tweet from someone saying they wanted Moira as their GPS voice went viral back in April.
Berry has been doing a series of Moira Rose impersonations on TikTok and Instagram throughout the pandemic called "QuaranTeaTime," but his impression started off as just a fluke while goofing around with friends.
As he told HuffPost:
"I would do all characters, and I just consistently heard that my Moira was pretty good..."
"I never really practiced [my impression]."
"I've just always had an ear for voices."
And people on TikTok and Twitter seem to agree—Berry's Moira-as-GPS video has people howling.
@MJudson1Berry @whoulooknat @LauraBaileyVO Moira Rose approves https://t.co/CqMSwK2LRh— lantenengo (@lantenengo) 1620061259.0
@MJudson1Berry @LauraBaileyVO love this so much - my fav "to casually quote Homer..." 🤣 https://t.co/uXNuIsuDW3— jill laufer (@jill laufer) 1620281500.0
Moira Rose as the GPS voice. I repeat, MOIRA ROSE AS THE GPS VOICE https://t.co/z1SR5AQkJQ— Darth Azius (@Darth Azius) 1620313671.0
Art. https://t.co/reDlcLTsN9— Andrew Heiss, geriatric millennial (@Andrew Heiss, geriatric millennial) 1620278454.0
Berry also told HuffPost among the wonderful benefits of his viral Moira impression is the learning of bizarre new words like "floccinaucinihilipilification."
The legacy of Moira Rose lives on.