Schitts Creek came as comic relief but lives rent-free in our hearts but there are some moments that are unforgettable cause they taught us.
Schitts Creek is an iconic show and all of its six seasons are treasured among fans. The Rose family is well-known to charm us all with their quirks, wittiness, and eccentricities. Their personalities certainly stand out in their new small townhome. And there are certain scenes that stand out for us given the interactions between the Roses, the antics they’re up to, and leaving us with something to ponder upon.
When David Rose said, “I like the wine and not the label” it became the patent for the LGBTQIA+ community because this one dialogue says everything that they’ve been trying to explain for so long. Though what makes the show iconic for the LGBTQIA+ community is not just the dialogue but the representation of the community in society, that everything about the community is not about loud and dramatic. It represented the community as a part of society rather than something different that we need to understand. But the show has to offer a lot more for the LGBTQIA+ community as well as for the cis-gen peeps. And Schitts Creek does this all via simple, subtle moments.
It’s not necessary to label someone in order to understand them
When David says “I like the wine and not the label”, it teaches us that labels and tags do not matter in life, what matters is who we are inside. It matters who you are as a person and not how you identify yourself. Does that make sense?
It’s hard for our parents to understand us but give them some time they’ll come around
When Johnny Rose talks about David’s pansexuality with Roland after being high. This teaches us how it’s hard for parents but yet they are making an effort to understand and accept us.
Johnny: My son is pansexual.
Roland: Uh-huh. I’ve heard of that. That’s, uh, that cookware fetish.
Johnny: No. No, no. He loves everyone. Men, women, women who become men, men who become women. I’m his father and I always wanted his life to be easy. But just… pick one gender and maybe everything would have been less confusing?
Roland: Well, you know, Johnny, when it comes to the heart, we can’t tell our kids who to love.
It’s never too late for your education
When Alexis decides to go back to school to complete her education, it teaches us that it’s never too late to go back a step and see something to the finish line.
It’s okay to leave and come back
When Stevie leaves her job at the Rosebud Motel and goes out to explore but comes back to the motel after being an air hostess for a day. It teaches us that’s it’s okay to go out and explore, to step out of your comfort zone and return to a place you started with at first because you’re best at it and you’re missing nothing out there. Sometimes, you need a little exploration to understand that you’re good where you are.
Hardships reveal who your true friends really are
As Johnny points out in one of the most touching moments of the series that all of the Rose family’s wealthy friends left them high and dry after they lost everything. Roland and Jocelyn Schitt welcomed the Roses to the community, lent them their truck, and treated them like a family from the start.
Not everyone has a happily ever after yet good relationships can end beautifully
Alexis and Ted’s relationship began as a silly lopsided fling and evolved into a beautiful mature romance that considered the characters’ individual and, sadly, conflicting arcs. They showed us how loving couples sometimes don’t get a happily-ever-after together because their own stories take precedence.
Know what makes you happy and do it
No one demonstrates this philosophy more than Twyla, the kind-hearted Café Tropical waitress who reveals at the end that she won a huge amount of money in the lottery years ago. Despite this, she never told anyone and continued to work and have fun in the community she loved.
Be your unapologetic self
Though mayor Roland Schitt can be a little hard to get used to, he is certainly unapologetically himself right from the start. Roland sets his boundaries and does not change his humor or style for anyone. We grow to love his kind heart and quirky way of being himself.
Self-love is equally important
No one could do it better than Moira Rose, even though it’s hard to get used to her sarcastic ways, she makes a special place in your heart. Moira is brutally honest and doesn’t hide her dislikes and is not the most adjustable person but she never changes for anyone either. She dresses up throughout the series. Even when she is overdressed and stands out in the crowd, it never bothers her. She sticks to her distinct fashion sense and flaunts her wigs and outfits without fear..
Show your love for your partner
Patrick makes a loving gesture for David while singing for him in spoken poetry while they are trying to bring more people to the store. And David dances for Patrick on the same song to showcase his feelings. It’s important to show your love to your partner once in a while to keep the romance and spark alive.
Let go of the past
It can be hard to let go of the past. In the first few seasons, Johnny keeps trying to go back to the old lifestyle and make everything the way it was and everyone wants the same thing but slowly everyone starts moving on. Johnny realizes that he’s holding on to his past strongly and has to let go of it when he’s forced to throw out the family’s giant portrait from their old house since it no longer fits in their new home. The moment comes with recognizing how much closer they’ve come as a family and how much they’ve grown individually.
Being single is empowering and exciting
Alexis has always been in relationships since the start of the show, depending on her boyfriends for things. But as she gets an education, she realizes she has to put herself first and leaves behind a beautiful relationship in a mature way to pursue her dream career.
You don’t have to prove your happily-ever-after to everybody
In a heart-touching moment, David sits with Stevie in front of the house that Patrick wants to buy for them and reflects on wanting to go back to New York City just to prove his happily ever after to his old community. Stevie points out that he’s already won by being with Patrick, who loves him enough to make a home with him right there.
It’s okay to take risks
Successful businesses are all about taking risks, and David inspires us by opening Rose Apothecary on his own. He leaned into his strengths of having an eye for style and took the plunge with no guarantees, despite his mother’s hesitation.
Have these moments from Schitt’s Creek etched into your minds just as they have in ours? And did you feel what we felt while watching these moments? Have we missed out on something from Schitt’s Creek? Tell us in the comments below!
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