Voice of London’s Tube Sacked


Passengers are reminded that a smile is actually a friendship signal, not a sign of weakness.
spoof announcement by Emma Clarke

Emma Clarke has a pretty nice little website. Emma Clarke was The Voice of The Underground, until she got a bit bored and recorded some Spoof London Underground Announcements. Then she got the sack.
My favourite spoof is the one telling Londoners to get their heads out of their asses. But this one is pretty good as well:
Would the passenger in the red shirt pretending to read the paper but who is actually staring at that woman’s chest please stop. You are not fooling anyone, you filthy pervert.
Can’t see why the London Underground would fire Emma Clarke over a few silly comments on her website. Well, maybe that whole bit about being crammed into a sweaty tube carriage had something to do with it. Anyway, Emma Clarke has been fired from her ten year job as The Voice of The Underground.
“Some of the spoof announcements are very funny,” a Tube spokesman later conceded. “But Emma is a bit silly to go round slagging off her client’s services.”
The London Underground is a massive subway system and easily the best way to get around London. Well, if your a couple of sappy tourists from America it’s the easiest way to around. One of the neat little things about the Tube, as the London Underground is also known, is it’s recorded warnings to Mind The Gap. You can buy t-shirts, mugs, and posters that say Mind The Gap. Emma Clarke’s smooth and soothing voice was the one that made those little announcements that keep the passengers apprised of forthcoming station stops.
Emma Clarke’s warnings are right up there with the London Underground signs that say Way In and Way Out. Of course, British Rail did not say they were going to remove the voice overs that are already in place.

Jon Herrera

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