It looks like your TTC commute is about to get a heck of a lot more enjoyable, as Canadian funny man and Vancouver native Seth Rogen is the new voice of the TTC’s transit announcements.
That’s right, you’ll be able to hear Rogen’s legendary voice announce a series of quirky public service announcements focused on etiquette and courtesy while riding the TTC.
In a VERY concerted attempt to make everyone’s transit experience as wonderful as possible, I’m thrilled to say that I’ve recorded messages for Toronto’s TTC! Please stop clipping your toe nails on public transit! https://t.co/Csy4K3DpcD
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) July 31, 2018
The TTC announced Tuesday, July 31, that the announcements would be starting today and will feature comical messages asking riders to be more considerate of their fellow passengers, all in an effort to make taking the TTC a more positive experience for all.
The Twittersphere, of course, blew up when the news first broke, and was greeted with a very positive response from Torontonians.
This is truly wonderful. I’ve started to dread my commute home and this will certainly brighten it! Cheers, man!
— Jon LeGris (@JonLeGris) July 31, 2018
Lol, “my cousin shauna my need that seat”
What a wonderful way to make people smile in a public space.
— Kyle Ashley – #ABetterVision – Ward27 (@theBicyKyle) July 31, 2018
— Alex Funduk (@Transit122) July 31, 2018
Just listened to Seth Rogen’s TTC announcements. pic.twitter.com/N8iHm7xZ7S
— Lᴜᴄᴀs Tɪᴍᴍᴏɴs (@lucastimmons) July 31, 2018
I may or may not have spent 10 mins listening to Seth make different PSAs, like not putting feet on seats (be considerate, I sit there!) or pay your fare (evasion = bad!): https://t.co/uxIaRQjI0F #transit
— Kevin Vuong 🇨🇦⚓🚇 (@KevinVuongTO) July 31, 2018
— Sevaun Palvetzian (@SevaunP) July 31, 2018
— Councillor Thompson (@Thompson_37) July 31, 2018
If @Sethrogen is the new voice of the TTC I’m here for it.
— Anastasia Khlebina (@AnastasiaKhleb3) July 31, 2018
— Michele Yeo (@MichieYeo) July 31, 2018
OMFG THE TTC VOICE IS GONNA BE VOICED BY @SETHROGEN
— 𝘥𝘶𝘧𝘧𝘭𝘦𝘣𝘢𝘨 𝘫𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘴 (@wristlauncher) July 31, 2018
I may actually take the TTC one day just to hear it (not really, but Id consider it)
— Jenn C (@jennjillscott) July 31, 2018
Thank you for doing your Civic Duty. Please continue this fine PSA work with all other Transit Organizations!#NotAllHeroesWearCapes
— Lord Winter (@hks_is_me) July 31, 2018
When is this rolled out worldwide?
— SurroundedSolitude (@MsTaken2017) July 31, 2018
Of course, not everyone agreed with the TTC’s decision to work with Rogen.
Some users went as far as accusing the TTC of stealing the idea from Vancouver’s TransLink, who announced Rogen was its new public voice last week.
Not to mention a number of people said they would have preferred the TTC to feature local talent instead.
It is great, but disappointing that we copied Vancouver’s idea.
— Selena Hanuman 😒 ✨ (@Gloritone) July 31, 2018
“Generously lent”? Or did we pay for this crap? We definitely paid for you to go to California.
— Says Who (@dryinyaeye) July 31, 2018
Why was this needed? What’s wrong with using a TTC employee?
— Frank Hood (@rocketoperator) July 31, 2018
Of course N*rm K*lly was involved with the Seth Rogen/TTC stuff, originality is not exactly his strong suit
— Calum Slingerland (@C_Slingerland) July 31, 2018
Seth Rogen cheats on TransLink with TTC. And that’s why this city prefers Ryan Reynolds and Michael Buble. #TOsucks
— Jordan Bateman (@jordanbateman) July 31, 2018
TTC users: we want reliable transit and a relief line
TTC: here’s Seth fn Rogen
— the laur of running (@Laulaubird) July 31, 2018
Famous Torontonians not available? Donald/Kiefer Sutherland, Christopher Plummer , Mike Myers, etc. all too busy? c’mon – you can do better than this
— P11 (@Principled11) July 31, 2018
— Larissa Cahute (@larissacahute) July 31, 2018