“Sending you so. much. love.”
After watching an episode of the critically-acclaimed sitcom Meet the Parents, a Schitt’s Creek fan named Ellie found the courage to live authentically. In the Meet the Parents episode, a character named Patrick comes out to his parents. Patrick is played by actor Noah Reid who also plays the boyfriend of Levy’s Schitt’s Creek character David.
“It’s my favorite… it hits me right here,” Ellie said in the clip. “I was watching it, and Patrick has just come out, and I was like, wow, I should do that. I watched him come out again, then I [rewound] it again, and I cried a little bit.”
“But then I was like, ‘I’m gonna do this.’ But I did it, I went downstairs, and I did it, I just told my mum that I’m gay.”
Ellie, who lives in Scotland, said her mother suspected she may be queer, but was “fine” and “really supportive.” Ellie continued, “I would not have been able to do this without Schitt’s Creek, that show has helped me a lot.”
Levy retweeted the video, adding: “And so I cried. Sending you so. much. love.”
Reid also showed support, tweeting, “This is the absolute best! Sending you big” followed by a red heart emoji.
And so I cried. Sending you so. much. love. ❤️ https://t.co/h0zTdpWQOa
— dan levy (@danjlevy) December 10, 2019
that’s uh that’s a lot of views https://t.co/pzXMnTlfgA
— ellie (@rosebudbrewer) December 10, 2019
Although Schitt’s Creek is insanely popular, both critically and commercially, Levy and his co-creator and father Eugene Levy announced the show would end after its upcoming sixth season.
“We are so grateful to have been given the time and creative freedom to tell this story in its totality, concluding with a final chapter that we have envisioned from the very beginning,” they wrote in a joint statement.
“It’s not lost on us what a rare privilege it is in this industry to get to decide when your show should take its final bow. We could never have dreamed that our fans would grow to love and care about these characters in the ways that you have.
“We are all so excited to begin shooting these last fourteen episodes and can’t thank you enough for the overwhelming love and generosity you’ve shown us. We hope you continue to enjoy the rest of our fifth season as we prepare to shoot our sixth!”
Since premiering 2015, Schitt’s Creek has earned widespread praise from critics. It has also been commended for its depiction of its LGBTQ characters, particularly Levy’s character David, who identifies as pansexual.
The show was finally recognized at the Primetime Emmy Awards, with nominations for Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Eugene Levy), and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Catherine O’Hara).
This week, all four leads were nominated for Critics’ Choice Awards.
The final season of Schitt’s Creek premieres on January 7, on Pop TV.
Watch the witty trailer below.
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