Schitt’s Creek is a comedy show about narcissistic, shallow and crazy people who happen to belong to one family. After losing their fortune, Johnny Rose (Eugene Levy), his wife Moira (Catherine O’Hara) and their adult children David (Daniel Levy) and Alexis (Annie Murphy) move from a mansion with an army of servants to a rundown motel in small town Schitt’s Creek with a rude clerk named Stevie Budd (Emily Hampshire).
Like giant fish out of water, the Roses strut in their mostly black-and-white but loud designer clothes and overly pompous hats as they force themselves to mingle with the mortals of Schitt’s Creek garbed in plaids and denims. It is not until their true state of poverty hits them do they realize that they have to remain in Schitt’s Creek for the foreseeable future, find a, *gasp*, real job, and treat their new neighbors with respect.
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Here are the things I love about Schitt’s Creek and the lunacy that its residents bring forth:
- Schitt’s Creek billboard is for adults only.
People visit from all over to take a photo with Schitt’s Creek billboard. It may look like the man is fucking the woman from behind, but he is actually “holding on to her so she does not fall into the creek”. Do not worry, the woman is not his wife; she is his sister.
- Schitt’s Creek loves all kinds of wines.
Schitt’s Creek residents drink wine, most of it taste like piss, but the wines sold in Schitt’s Creek General Store win the day. David Rose discusses his pentasexuality to Stevie Budd using said wines. Transcription is mine, from replaying the same scene thrice.
Stevie: So, just to be clear, I’m a red wine drinker. I only drink red wine, and up until last night, I was under the impression that you too, only drink red wine. But I guess I was wrong.
David: I see where you’re going with this. I do drink red wine, but I also drink white wine. And I’ve been known to sample the occasional Rosé, and a couple summers back, I tried a Merlot that used to be a Chardonnay, which is kind of complicated.
Stevie: Yes, so you are just really open to all wines.
David: I like the wine and not the label, does that make sense?
Stevie: Yes, it does. This is just very new to me. As long as you don’t roll over and cry yourself to sleep with regret, then we’re good.
- Schitt’s Creek gives tips for giving speeches at funerals.
If one is invited to give a speech at the funeral of a stranger, one must fear not. One just needs to memorize the words of “Danny Boy”. If Moira Rose could belt it out, thrice (twice in the same funeral), and cause mourners to cry due to unbearable grief, then one should not argue with it.
- Schitt’s Creek knows the importance of women’s bags.
Despite the government’s seizure of their assets, Moira retains dozens of matching suitcases and bags in her possession. One of these is a brown bag, not the brown ostrich one, but the brown crocodile bag. In her words, “John, it’s an heirloom. My great grandmother took it from her husband when she left him, and it has been passed down to all the women in my family as emergency currency in case we need to leave our husbands in the middle of the night.” She is more worried about its safety and return than her missing son. Moira knows her priorities.
- Schitt’s Creek’s Alexis Rose works it while she works.
Alexis Rose completes community service by picking up trash, fixing fences and painting walls – in floppy hats, shorts and high heels. She also works at a veterinary clinic in tailored blue scrubs. Tailored because she tightens the top part to reveal her curves and cuts off the bottom to show her well-toned legs and thighs. I do not blame her because she works with and for cute guys in both situations.
- Schitt’s Creek does a Hamlet.
One question comes to mind after looking at the bearded and the clean-shaven faces of Mutt Schitt (Tim Rozon), to shave or not to shave? This is the heart-wrenching dilemma of the series. Oh, Mutt composts, cleans clothes with stones and walks or rides bike to his destination to minimize his carbon footprint. Do these make him the sexiest eco-friendly man alive?
- Schitt’s Creek perfects deadpan delivery.
Stevie Budd is the queen of deadpan deliveries. Her almost-bored, nonchalant replies to the Roses’ hysterical inquiries are gold. And Stevie is such a tsismosa (gossip) and not even ashamed to admit she eavesdrops. I love her.
- Schitt’s Creek approves of sibling squabbles.
David and Alexis fight like children, from who will take the bed closer to the door and be killed first by intruders to who will take a “selfish” and not take care of their parents’ whining and wailing. They exchange fighting words like bored Paris Hilton’s clones. Alexis’ condescending use of her brother’s name with matching eye roll and hair flip will stay with me for a while.
- Schitt’s Creek Blouse Barn goes from baduy to fasyown.
David armed with a credit card can change the world one baduy (unfashionable) clothes shop at a time. Under his management and with a loose interpretation of the term write-off, David replaces the buxom mannequins and drab clothes of Blouse Barn with art installations, scented candles and understated black-and-white tops and bottoms. He turned Blouse Barn into his personal closet.
- Schitt’s Creek, what is in a name that we call a town?
Schitt’s Creek sounds like an awful name, and to be called a schitter or a schitthead is just as bad. But who cares? Schitt’s Creek has helpful and welcoming residents who think it is their business to know their neighbors’ troubles, so Schitt’s Creek can be any small town where everyone fits in.