Fake beer belly, 100 wigs and more
After five years, six seasons and dozens of awards, the Canadian comedy that has become a world favorite is coming to an end.
Tonight, the series finale Schitt’s Creek will be broadcast on CBC Television and Gem, and we can’t think of a better way to prepare you than by sharing some goodies behind the scenes.
Without further ado, here are 10 fun facts you probably didn’t know about the TV show.
1. Inspired by Kardashian
Schitt’s Creek talks about the Rose family, a wealthy group losing their fortune and moving to a small town called Schitt’s Creek that they once bought as a joke.
Dan Levy, who co-created the show and plays David Rose, thought of the concept by looking Keeping up with the Kardashians, a reality show that follows the very wealthy Kardashian family.
The concept came after he imagined what they could do if they lost their wealth.
2. Wigs on wigs on wigs
Have you ever noticed that Catherine O’Hara’s character, Moira Rose, always seems to wear a different wig?
Since the series started airing, she has worn more than 100.
O’Hara said this character trait was inspired by a woman she once knew who would leave in the middle of dinner and come back with a wig, singing “Hi, look what I got! “
3. Where’s the stream anyway?
Schitt’s Creek is filmed in the Ontario town of Goodwood, with a population of 663.
It was one of 30 cities spotted for the show. The city has since changed the name of its amateur baseball team from the Goodwood Bears to the Schitt’s Creek Bears.
4. Overview of the stream
Surprisingly, we don’t see the real stream of Schitt’s Creek until the first episode of season six.
Fortunately, it hadn’t dried yet.
5. Near the beer belly
In the second season of the show, Chris Elliott, who plays Roland Schitt, begins to wear a belly of prosthetic beer.
Roland Schitt, played by Chris Elliott, is the mayor of Schitt’s Creek in the show.
It’s definitely a keg, not a six pack.
6. Pet Schitt’s
In 2019, some of the best pet names were inspired by Schitt’s Creek.
Popular dog names included David, Johnny and Stevie, all of whom are characters in the series.
7. Don’t make him say it
In the six seasons, Moira Rose never actually uttered the name of the city on the show.
8. Fictional fiction
None of the books the characters are seen reading in the series are real books.
In fact, some are loosely based on different scenarios in the show. That’s the meta!
9. I hope you have a big appetite
The menu at Café Tropical, a dinner that appears in the show, was tailor-made to be really long for a comic effect. There are approximately 150 articles.
10. What is the best pizza to take away?
After Annie Murphy, who plays Alexis Rose in the series, shared her thoughts on making the best fast food pizza, Dan Levy responded.
He ordered five different pizzas so that the cast and the team could have a taste test and give their verdict.
The finale of the series of Schitt’s Creek broadcast this evening on CBC-TV at 8 p.m. (8:30 p.m. NT) and 8:30 p.m. (9 p.m. NT) on the CBC Gem streaming service.
Top photo: the cast of Schitt’s Creek. (CBC)
With CBC News files