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27 "Schitt's Creek" Facts That Prove The Series Is An Absolute Masterpiece

Annie Murphy co-wrote "A Little Bit Alexis" with her husband.

1. Eugene Levy was the person who originally suggested that Catherine O'Hara play Moira.

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Dan Levy joked, "I was not going to say, 'No, that’s not a good idea.' When he offers up Catherine O’Hara, you take it and run with it."

2. No one knew what Moira's accent was going to sound like until Catherine filmed her very first scene.

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3. Once Annie Murphy found the perfect inflection for the iconic way Alexis says, "Ew, David," she would add "David" into as many lines as she could.

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She said, "I just ran with it. I drove it into the ground."

4. Moira's iconic pronunciation of "bébé" was created by Catherine while filming.

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She explained, "I said 'bébé' as a joke or a mistake the first time. Once I hit on 'bébé' and got a laugh from the crew, that was it."

5. Catherine was the person who suggested that Moira wear different wigs throughout the series.

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6. Also, in the Season 6 premiere, the white wig Moira wears is actually backward — Catherine said, "If you put it on properly, it looks like Sia."

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7. Moira's fashion was originally inspired by Daphne Guinness.

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8. When Patrick sings the cover of "Simply the Best" to David, Noah Reid actually composed this version of the song himself.

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Also, Catherine admitted that she cried during every take while filming.

9. Annie's biggest influences for Alexis were the Kardashians, Lindsay Lohan, the Olsen twins, and Paris Hilton.

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She explained, "I collected bits and pieces from them."

10. Annie came up with Alexis's iconic hand gesture by watching clips of how the Kardashians would hold their handbags, and then simply doing it without one.

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Annie joked, "I was late one night and I was like, 'What if there was no handbag? And I just flipped my wrist over and then added another wrist.'"

11. In Season 1, Catherine's makeup artist gave her Foyle's Philavery: A Treasure of Unusual Words and Catherine would rewrite some of Moira's dialogue to include words found in the book.

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In fact, she didn't share the book with Dan and the writers until Season 5.

12. Growing up, Emily Hampshire's dream role was playing Sally Bowles in Cabaret — she even told Dan this back in Season 1.

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Emily said, "I even said it to Dan first season, 'If we do a musical, can we do Cabaret?' But I never in a million years thought Stevie would be part of it or let alone play Sally Bowles."

13. Some of Dan Levy's favorite moments to write were when Alexis name dropped a different celebrity or told an outrageous story.

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14. Annie co-wrote "A Little Bit Alexis" with her husband Menno Versteeg, who fronts the band Hollerado.

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The song was inspired by Britney Spears and Paris Hilton's work.

15. Also, when Dan and Eugene were originally pitching the show, Alexis's character description included that she had a reality show called A Little Bit Alexis.

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16. In real life, Annie and Dustin Milligan are close to the same height, so when Annie has Alexis's heels on, Dustin actually has to stretch or stand on a box to kiss her.

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Dustin joked, "So, not only am I craning my neck forward like some kind of ungodly giraffe trying to kiss her, but also I’m propped up because, not actually tall enough for that to be even."

17. Ted's abundant use of puns is actually something that Dustin does IRL.

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18. Originally, the moment when Moira and David perform the Christmas medley together was only supposed to include Moira, but Catherine suggested Dan join in.

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She even sent Dan a voice memo with his harmonies in order to convince him.

19. Eugene hated filming the scene when Johnny's hair gets wet from the drip in the motel.

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20. Catherine laughed the hardest while filming the scene when David and Moira are selling Allez-Vous makeup and David has bronzer all over his face.

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Catherine said, "[Dan] looked like a goldfish caught in headlights. I couldn't stop [laughing]. I was so unprofessional."

21. One of Catherine's fondest memories on set was sitting on a bed in the motel, looking up and seeing Dan and Eugene working side-by-side.

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22. Catherine and Annie would often watch Eugene watching Dan and Sarah Levy, who plays Twyla, while they worked — Annie joked, "he was like an insane dance mom."

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23. Eugene's favorite episode of Schitt's Creek is when Patrick comes out to his parents.

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24. And Annie's favorite episodes are when Alexis sings "A Little Bit Alexis" and when Moira surprises Alexis at her graduation.

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25. Dan started laying the groundwork for the series finale during Season 5. He said he always wanted it to be a "slow burn."

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26. Dan wrote the final episode of Schitt's Creek in "half a day" — he just had a clear picture of where every character was and where they were ending up.

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Dan explained, "The last episode wrote itself...There was a sense of relief knowing that if it came to me this easily, we must've done something right."

27. And finally, the final season is very much "a love letter to the fans" — a lot of the season will include "little Easter eggs" for fans, like finally showing the actual creek.

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