Few shows in the history of television have impacted viewers quite like Schitt's Creek. The six-season series covers everything from love to loss to learning how to properly store wigs. In between the laughs — and sometimes during them — there were actually a lot of important life lessons the characters of Schitt's Creek bestowed upon fans.
Schitt's Creek may be a cultural touchstone now, but when the sitcom first aired on Pop TV in 2015, it wasn't close to the household name it is now. As the years when on and its seasons were picked up by Netflix, however, the series eventually became a smash hit. With a historic Emmys sweep in 2020 and a vast community of dedicated fans, the show has made a lasting impression. But what exactly makes Schitt's Creek so special?
In short, it's the Rose family's story of love, dedication, and above all, joy. And while the characters themselves had arcs full of triumph and heartbreak, the creators did as well. When Daniel and Eugene Levy first started the show, it didn't exactly pick up speed. But as the years when on and they kept true to their vision, it eventually paid off. In addition to the pure perseverance seen by the Levys and their on-screen counterparts, here are a few more life lessons Schitt's Creek teaches through the seasons:
Plans Can Change
While having a plan is pretty standard when goal-chasing, the on-screen family highlights how to navigate life when those plans change. Whether it's by fate or by choice, you're not pigeonholed into one set path. Learning to thrive in the midst of chaos and being flexible when things don't go your way is probably the reason they all ended up fulfilled by the series finale.
It's Pronounced "Bébé"
Moira Rose might be the queen of clever comebacks and snappy retorts, but nothing tops her pronunciation of "bébé." No, it's not as deep as the other lessons, but being able to laugh in the face of hard situations or everyday, mundane moments is an invaluable skill.
One of the best things about Schitt's Creek is that it managed to showcase all types of situations — from loss to inadequacy to coming out to fear — in a way that was not only relatable and honest but lighthearted as well. As the family's story shows, everything can change in an instant. When sh*t happens, learn to roll with the punches and there's a good chance everything will come up roses.