best Schitt's Creek character

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I loved this show pretty much top to bottom, nice to actually see a show where the self-absorbed irritable lead characters actually turn into decent folk, and the whole David-Patrick wedding just about broke me. so who's the best? so many good choices.

Poll Results

OptionVotes
Catherine O'Hara as Moira Rose 25
Dan Levy as David Rose 15
Annie Murphy as Alexis Rose 8
Emily Hampshire as Stevie Budd, the motel clerk and subsequent owner 5
Jennifer Robertson as Jocelyn Schitt, the mayor's wife 3
John Hemphill as Robert "Bob" Currie, proprietor of Bob's Garage and a member of the town council 3
Sarah Levy as Twyla Sands, the café's waitress 2
Other 1
Steve Lund as Jake, Stevie and David's ex who dates them at the same time 1
Chris Elliott as Roland Schitt, the mayor 1
Marilyn Bellfontaine as Gwen Currie, Bob's wife 1
Ennis Esmer as Emir Kaplan, a travel blogger and Stevie's former love interest 0
Jasmin Geljo as Ivan, a baker who supplies the motel with pastries 0
Robin Duke as Wendy Kurtz, dress shop owner and David's former employer 0
Rizwan Manji as Ray Butani, the only real estate agent in town and a former member of the town council, has a variety o 0
Noah Reid as Patrick Brewer (seasons 4–6; recurring season 3), David's business partner and husband 0
Dustin Milligan as Ted Mullins (seasons 1-5; guest season 6), the town's veterinarian, and Alexis's boyfriend 0
Karen Robinson as Veronica "Ronnie" Lee, a member of the town council 0
Tim Rozon as Mutt Schitt (seasons 1–2; guest seasons 3-4), Roland and Jocelyn's son and Alexis's former love interest 0
Eugene Levy as Johnny Rose 0


Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 2 December 2020 02:01 (one month ago) link

I enjoyed how the arrival of the Roses, particularly Moira, gradually increased Jocelyn's lip-biting anger.

the silly way Bob runs and his general social awkwardness made him a favorite for a while, esp his audition for Cabaret

Stevie's deadpan slays me.

but idk, David seems like he will win this for me. he seemed like the most realized character of them all, plus his general sarcastic disarms always had me in hysterics.

Johnny Rose was funnier in earlier seasons when he was getting driven up the wall by everybody around him, he kinda just became your typical warm patriarch over time.

so many choices.

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 2 December 2020 02:05 (one month ago) link

lots of good choices but this has got to be moira

na (NA), Wednesday, 2 December 2020 02:50 (one month ago) link

Moira's baffling amalgamation of accents plus ridiculously robust vocabulary are the best

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 2 December 2020 02:51 (one month ago) link

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You will notice a small sink where your sofa once was. (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 2 December 2020 05:29 (one month ago) link

the raw milk episode, just rewatched. Roland crumbling under the pressure of the cop slayed me.

as did Johnny flipping the fuck out at Alexis over the milk fiasco.

his exasperation at David not understanding "write-off" in a previous episode was also amusing, esp since that part of his character largely was gone by the final season.

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 2 December 2020 05:32 (one month ago) link

I think this has to be David. Although I would vote for a Statler & Waldorf-esque David & Stevie pairing were such an option available.

(We just watched the entire series early this year and my gf recently decided she wanted to rewatch and I was all like 'go for it but maybe not quite yet for me' but yeah, I've totally wound up watching while futilely attempting to do other things. Because it's just so goddamn good.)

You will notice a small sink where your sofa once was. (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 2 December 2020 05:35 (one month ago) link

moira, and also i will never ever stop fping anyone who votes for chris elliott

mookieproof, Wednesday, 2 December 2020 05:40 (one month ago) link

Voted David. The only main character I don’t love is Roland which is painful to say bc I love Chris Elliott

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Wednesday, 2 December 2020 05:41 (one month ago) link

my mother refused to watch it for a while because she's hated him since he was on Get a Life

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 2 December 2020 05:44 (one month ago) link

her calmly telling Johnny "her eyes are....aqua" during the two truths and a lie game, revealing to Johnny that Alexis has just admitted to bribing a drug lord with sex to get out of the trunk of his car was a dope moment

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 2 December 2020 05:48 (one month ago) link

literally stopped watching this because of roland/chris elliott

mookieproof, Wednesday, 2 December 2020 05:50 (one month ago) link

I think this has to be David. Although I would vote for a Statler & Waldorf-esque David & Stevie pairing were such an option available.

Yes if it were for a pairing then stevie and David; Stevie’s facial reactions to some of David’s more fish out of water moments are absolutely priceless.

I love them all but I think Moira FTW.

American Fear of Scampos (Ed), Wednesday, 2 December 2020 07:59 (one month ago) link

I would genuinely love to see a Best Wishes, Warmest Regards spin-off series that consisted of nothing but David stopping into the motel office to riff bitchily with Stevie for half an hour.

Speaking of, for those with Netflix, I highly recommend the behind-the-scenes special, particularly if you like the thing where Schitt's Creek makes you cry.

You will notice a small sink where your sofa once was. (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 2 December 2020 12:46 (one month ago) link

i'm also in the "love chris elliott, not a fan of roland" camp. jocelyn is great though, she's got that canadian/midwestern "simmering anger barely repressed behind a polite exterior" thing.
iirc it took about a season for alexis to come into her own as a character but she gets very funny after that.
i can't decide how i feel about stevie. the actor's expressions and acting choices are very strange. i don't know if it works or not.
bob is definitely my favorite minor character.

na (NA), Wednesday, 2 December 2020 14:29 (one month ago) link

the silly way Bob runs and his general social awkwardness made him a favorite for a while

His run is just the best.

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You will notice a small sink where your sofa once was. (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 2 December 2020 14:33 (one month ago) link

I guess he's an OG SCTV writer/performer? There's a lot SCTV folks involved in this show. I really love the idea that this was made by all these people who've known one another for decades and their family members.

You will notice a small sink where your sofa once was. (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 2 December 2020 14:35 (one month ago) link

Roland gets a lot more tolerable and less over the top as the show goes on imo

(•̪●) (carne asada), Wednesday, 2 December 2020 14:39 (one month ago) link

Glad to see some Bob love, but disappointed not to see more Ronnie appreciation. Her withering glare at Moira's ridiculousness is perfect. The episode where she's doing the bathroom for Rose Apothecary is terrific.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 2 December 2020 14:49 (one month ago) link

oh I loveeeeee Ronnie. one of the few people who doesn't let Moira just bulldoze her and can occasionally disarm her.

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 2 December 2020 15:21 (one month ago) link

I do find it amusing that the Jazzagals are first heard singing a really bad, overtly simple arrangement of....."It's Raining Men", I think? and by season 6, they're singing complicated, layered arrangements at David/Patrick's wedding.

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 2 December 2020 15:22 (one month ago) link

I also enjoy Twyla's aloofness. another Levy!

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 2 December 2020 15:22 (one month ago) link

Yeah Twyla's great, especially her occasionally suuuuper dark asides.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 2 December 2020 15:23 (one month ago) link

this was surprisingly tough but I gotta go with Stevie

howls of non-specificity (sleeve), Wednesday, 2 December 2020 15:24 (one month ago) link

xpost I did enjoy that the first game David had them playing at the game night in Season 1 is a game that actors always enjoy playing at game nights - where you write down the name of ten famous people, and in the first round, you can give unlimited verbal cues and hand gestures, second round can only use three words + hand gestures, third round just one word + hand gestures.

though it didn't seem they got very far into it!

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 2 December 2020 15:26 (one month ago) link

I recently watched the absolutely terrible Hulu holiday movie 'Happiest Season', which really made clear how talented Daniel Levy is as a comic actor, and how effortless he makes it look. He's paired with Kristen Stewart as the friend and I basically started laughing in relief as soon as he appeared on screen.

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 2 December 2020 16:02 (one month ago) link

Yeah, the only redeemable parts of that movie had Levy or Aubrey Plaza in them. I don't understand the rabid praise for it. Stewart's girlfriend never once shows why Stewart should give a shit about her selfish ass at all.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 2 December 2020 16:20 (one month ago) link

We shouldn't sully a Schitt's Creek thread talking about it, but there's praise??!

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 2 December 2020 16:25 (one month ago) link

Tons of it on Twitter, 83% on Rotten Tomatoes (84% audience score) for whatever that's worth. But yeah, enough of this particular derail.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 2 December 2020 16:35 (one month ago) link

Back on track, anyone that votes Mutt earns the permanent side eye from me.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 3 December 2020 15:26 (one month ago) link

lol yeah, Mutt's definitely one of the least interesting. was kinda glad when he peaced out on the show - think he existed mostly just to wreck Alexis-Ted.

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Thursday, 3 December 2020 15:28 (one month ago) link

patrick is a sleeper here, he started out a little bland but i think has come into his own - his underplayed sarcasm and irritation work really well against david

na (NA), Thursday, 3 December 2020 15:31 (one month ago) link

I loved Patrick - their relationship was beautiful and I got choked up when he sang "Simply the Best" to David and David sat there beaming as Patrick kept looking at him during the song.

but yeah, he was also hella funny, when he'd try to navigate David's many eccentricities. Particularly the ep where David peed the bed.

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Thursday, 3 December 2020 15:34 (one month ago) link

Alexis was pretty one-dimensional, even for this type of show, but that scene with Ted (will not spoil with details) had me choked up too. Best five minutes of the entire run.

henry s, Thursday, 3 December 2020 15:45 (one month ago) link

The behind the scenes special showed them shooting that scene and pretty much everyone onset was bawling.

You will notice a small sink where your sofa once was. (Old Lunch), Thursday, 3 December 2020 15:49 (one month ago) link

Yeah, Eugene Levy couldn't hold it together at all for that one.

Patrick and David had one of the best rendered relationships in a recent sitcom, for sure. And I love how Patrick's sarcasm and irritation stayed consistent throughout. So many shows, once two characters like that get together, write out those tics and quirks, but Patrick was pretty consistently low-key exasperated by David's eccentricities until the end.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 3 December 2020 15:51 (one month ago) link

I love David's head shake/nod when he doesn't want to agree to something.

Bidh boladh a' mhairbh de 'n láimh fhalaimh (dowd), Friday, 4 December 2020 18:27 (one month ago) link

You know what, Alexis is growing on me. The lice episode where she's like CONSTITUTIONALLY INCAPABLE of telling Ted she has lice but she's desperate for help and she knows she can trust him, said a lot, I think. No spoilers I have not gotten to "that scene with Ted" yet, don't break my heart before time.

Ima Gardener (in orbit), Friday, 4 December 2020 18:31 (one month ago) link

Love David and Patrick, obv, and I admire that Patrick has the confidence to stymy and annoy David esp in his first gay relationship that obviously means a lot to him--I'm in my 40s and I don't know if I could be that annoying without fearing losing someone early on.

Ima Gardener (in orbit), Friday, 4 December 2020 18:33 (one month ago) link

Schitt’s Creek made a point to make viewers feel safe by showcasing women without harassment, queer love without trauma, sexual fluidity without shame, economic disparity without mockery, and creativity without limitation. What they built is just so special. They deserve it all. pic.twitter.com/a6xCPX9eUl

— Sarah McGonagall (@gothspiderbitch) September 21, 2020

Ima Gardener (in orbit), Friday, 4 December 2020 18:36 (one month ago) link

that is what I enjoyed about the show. and there's no shortage of conflict, but it's not the destructive kind. everybody in the town drives each other nuts but they love each other whether they'll admit it or not.

it's also nice watching the Roses go from hating the town and wanting to gtfo to becoming fully integrated within it and having it feel like home.

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Friday, 4 December 2020 18:43 (one month ago) link

I wonder if anyone will vote for Ted...

Bidh boladh a' mhairbh de 'n láimh fhalaimh (dowd), Friday, 4 December 2020 19:13 (one month ago) link

I did enjoy his dadjoeks

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Friday, 4 December 2020 19:13 (one month ago) link

I admire that Patrick has the confidence to stymy and annoy David esp in his first gay relationship that obviously means a lot to him--I'm in my 40s and I don't know if I could be that annoying without fearing losing someone early on.

I love the banter between David/Patrick and David/Stevie, but it does bring to mind people who insist on only communicating via sarcasm, which can be exhausting irl

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 4 December 2020 19:15 (one month ago) link

Don't want to come off too negative but to me Eugene is the weakest actor in this show. He just plays the straight man and does a bug eye thing whenever anyone else says something goofy. And I am disappointed his character didn't have a strong trait besides default naive and unsure of himself in ever situation.

Evan, Friday, 4 December 2020 20:10 (one month ago) link

Moira is a nightmare, I dread every scene where she makes normal things a complete disaster.

Ima Gardener (in orbit), Friday, 4 December 2020 20:35 (one month ago) link

lol like the drug skit episode

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Friday, 4 December 2020 21:17 (one month ago) link

Given how often he is surrounded by three larger than life personalities, I think it's the best move to have Eugene Levy play the befuddled straight man.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 4 December 2020 21:18 (one month ago) link

plus he's really good at it.

exhibit A

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hg1Uk60rBsc

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Friday, 4 December 2020 21:20 (one month ago) link

that's kind of amazing. was Mutt his real name? I don't see any other reference.

howls of non-specificity (sleeve), Tuesday, 8 December 2020 19:39 (one month ago) link

lol, feel like I would've noticed if they'd ever actually said the full name 'Mutt Shitt' on the show. That must've been a fun childhood.

You will notice a small sink where your sofa once was. (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 8 December 2020 19:42 (one month ago) link

Kind of an unpopular opinion but overall I found this show much more charming than I did funny. So much of the joke writing had highly telegraphed punchlines imo. A bit spoiled on the sharp wit bombardment stylings of say 30 Rock but not sure if cynicism is a sort of prerequisite for that approach, because this show was not cynical.

Evan, Tuesday, 8 December 2020 19:43 (one month ago) link

For me the laughs were less from the writing about more from hilarious line readings & mannerisms

change display name (Jordan), Tuesday, 8 December 2020 19:46 (one month ago) link

for sure

Evan, Tuesday, 8 December 2020 19:47 (one month ago) link

I'M TAKING THE PEANUTS, CAROL

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 8 December 2020 19:54 (one month ago) link

Rizwan Manji as Ray kinda does that same act in other roles he plays.

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 8 December 2020 23:51 (one month ago) link

the Ted - Alexis farewell is making me all kinds of sad rn. folks are watching so I'm relieving S6.

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 9 December 2020 01:10 (one month ago) link

This show has so much heart! It’s really special.

(•̪●) (carne asada), Wednesday, 9 December 2020 02:57 (one month ago) link

my mother is now actively making fun of Moira's affectations. it means she loves her

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 9 December 2020 02:59 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Wednesday, 30 December 2020 00:01 (two weeks ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Thursday, 31 December 2020 00:01 (two weeks ago) link

No votes for Eugene Levy seems harsh.

Bidh boladh a' mhairbh de 'n láimh fhalaimh (dowd), Thursday, 31 December 2020 00:04 (two weeks ago) link

it does

howls of non-specificity (sleeve), Thursday, 31 December 2020 00:16 (two weeks ago) link

Roland and Jake got more votes than him! Who votes Jake?!

Bidh boladh a' mhairbh de 'n láimh fhalaimh (dowd), Thursday, 31 December 2020 09:12 (two weeks ago) link

Given my stance upthread I’m not surprised.

Evan, Thursday, 31 December 2020 14:59 (two weeks ago) link

Who votes Jake?!

not to indulge vote shaming, but Jake represented positive attitude towards bisexuality and polyamory and was the hottest character on the show. who votes Roland?!

scanner darkly, Thursday, 31 December 2020 17:44 (two weeks ago) link

Ronnie also robbed of higher standing

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Thursday, 31 December 2020 17:50 (two weeks ago) link

Probably should have a “best supporting character poll” too so we can give the Ronnies and Twylas more love.

Boring United Methodist Church (Boring, Maryland), Thursday, 31 December 2020 18:19 (two weeks ago) link

Not a bad idea though I will cop to voting for Bob in this one, even with the main cast eligible!

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Thursday, 31 December 2020 18:34 (two weeks ago) link

Jake represented positive attitude towards bisexuality and polyamory

isn't the point of polyamory that everybody knows they're in a poly relationship before they enter into it? because he sure didn't tell David and Stevie, both of whom reluctantly decided to continue with it once they realized what was happening, only for David to feel like he couldn't.

Looking for Cape Penis house (Neanderthal), Thursday, 31 December 2020 22:06 (two weeks ago) link

the issue with Jake wasn't so much the poly and more his lack of communication and setting of boundaries as a group. which is why things constantly got awkward

Looking for Cape Penis house (Neanderthal), Thursday, 31 December 2020 22:06 (two weeks ago) link

wasn't "at all" the poly I should say

Looking for Cape Penis house (Neanderthal), Thursday, 31 December 2020 22:11 (two weeks ago) link

Yes, Jake's lack of communication was atrocious.

Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Thursday, 31 December 2020 23:24 (two weeks ago) link

isn't the point of polyamory that everybody knows they're in a poly relationship before they enter into it?

i think initially it wasn't a poly relationship but rather "dating 2 people at the same time with both of them knowing" scenario.
it was only later when jake asked both if they were interested in becoming a trio.

his lack of communication was part of the comedic device obv

scanner darkly, Friday, 1 January 2021 00:15 (two weeks ago) link

moira is funny but c’mon it’s totally Dan Levy

flopson, Friday, 1 January 2021 06:09 (two weeks ago) link

Otm

Looking for Cape Penis house (Neanderthal), Friday, 1 January 2021 06:16 (two weeks ago) link

Moira. I’m only on the first season but her commercial for the fruit wine farm had me loling irl.

Also liked her line “You know exactly who are, but I don’t know who I am hour to hour” in the episode where she gets her hair done with Rolands wife.

calstars, Saturday, 9 January 2021 15:00 (one week ago) link

*shudders* Moira is an agent of absolute chaos. Releasing her into any scene is just inviting reality as we know it to completely break down. I recognize that this makes her possibly the most important character for the story to move forward and for all the characters to find the grace and goodness they need but also I hate it.

Ima Gardener (in orbit), Saturday, 9 January 2021 15:05 (one week ago) link

Just watched the episode where Jocelyn planned to go to see Poison and I'd like to switch my vote to her.

Dan Worsley, Saturday, 9 January 2021 15:15 (one week ago) link

Moira is bad for my anxiety. I love her, but she's a bull in a china shop

Looking for Cape Penis house (Neanderthal), Saturday, 9 January 2021 15:26 (one week ago) link

My daughter and I just watched "Manhunter," and when Chris Elliott (!) pops up for a minute my daughter goes "hold on, is that Roland!?!"

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 9 January 2021 15:35 (one week ago) link

love the part of Manhunter when Roland shows up in the scene where the FBI is approaching Tooth Fairy's house and loudly asks Will Graham if he can top off the tank in his truck next time he borrows it

Looking for Cape Penis house (Neanderthal), Saturday, 9 January 2021 15:37 (one week ago) link

Schitt’s Creek and Manhunter take place in the same cinematic universe.

Alba, Saturday, 9 January 2021 16:12 (one week ago) link

Tooth Fairy came from Rose Video before killing the family at the beginning

Looking for Cape Penis house (Neanderthal), Saturday, 9 January 2021 16:20 (one week ago) link

Just realized the son is Levy’s son! Ahahaha

calstars, Thursday, 14 January 2021 03:35 (three days ago) link

...

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 14 January 2021 03:37 (three days ago) link

man had no idea Daniel Levy was related to Eugene Levy

Looking for Cape Penis house (Neanderthal), Thursday, 14 January 2021 03:50 (three days ago) link

next you'll tell me O'Shea Jackson is O'Shea Jackson, Jr's dad!

Looking for Cape Penis house (Neanderthal), Thursday, 14 January 2021 03:50 (three days ago) link

It took me years to learn that too...

Bidh boladh a' mhairbh de 'n láimh fhalaimh (dowd), Thursday, 14 January 2021 03:57 (three days ago) link

I just noticed Daniel levy’s name a couple episodes ago and I kept waiting for the dad’s brother to show Up

calstars, Thursday, 14 January 2021 03:58 (three days ago) link

wait till you find out about Sarah Levy

scanner darkly, Thursday, 14 January 2021 04:05 (three days ago) link

lol

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 14 January 2021 04:42 (three days ago) link

He came by those eyebrows honest

Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Thursday, 14 January 2021 05:20 (three days ago) link

Levy brows are legit

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 14 January 2021 06:12 (three days ago) link

they could clean a chalkboard

Looking for Cape Penis house (Neanderthal), Thursday, 14 January 2021 06:23 (three days ago) link

I'm occasionally caught off guard by Eugene's handsomeness.

Bidh boladh a' mhairbh de 'n láimh fhalaimh (dowd), Thursday, 14 January 2021 09:04 (three days ago) link

Now it's bugging me - where was a recent discussion of how Eugene Levy had surprisingly blossomed into a silver fox here or on Twitter?

Alba, Thursday, 14 January 2021 15:31 (three days ago) link

It was here, sometime prior to the existence of any dedicated Schitt's threads (maybe the Netflix one).

Looks like I'm gonna be the filling in a missile sandwich! (Old Lunch), Thursday, 14 January 2021 15:46 (three days ago) link

Of course. Thank you:

Netflix Watch Instantly Recommendation Thread

Alba, Thursday, 14 January 2021 15:54 (three days ago) link


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