05/08/2014 01:07 pm ET Updated May 08, 2014

These Fake Subway Service Changes Are Still Incredibly Terrifying

L trains not running between Manhattan and Brooklyn? Trains to be disguised as others? You're better off staying put at home.

While you might be relieved to know these service changes are actually a parody-- the work of comedian John Purcell -- the video below hits just a little too close to home.

After all, the MTA has an all-too-real penchant for wreaking havoc on riders' commutes, confounding New Yorkers nearly every weekend with their disruptions.

But such is life in New York City. Watch and just be thankful these service changes are fake. For now.