Emmy winning series Schitt’s Creek has had a number of notable moments over the years. Moira Rose’s (Catherine O’Hara) fashion statements and David’s (Dan Levy) sarcasm has become a fine point on the show, contributing to its varied success. And while any criticism of the show is a rarity, there is one person in particular that would make some changes. Dan Levy, who co-created the show with his father — comedy icon Eugene Levy — recently went on Jimmy Kimmel to comment on one thing that he would change.
Dan Levy went on the record to say that he is “haunted” by an often repeated catchphrase. Alexis Rose (Annie Murphy) was David’s designer-loving sister and became known for saying “ew, David,” to essentially anything that he did, whether it merited it or not. Levy told Jimmy Kimmel that in hindsight, he regrets how the line has become a catchphrase. “‘Ew’ is not necessarily something you want screamed at you in your most vulnerable time,” Levy said thoughtfully to a chorus of laughter from the audience.
Many fans would not dream of changing the hilarious line and Dan Levy’s show isn’t the first to make ‘ew’ a catchphrase. The O.C.’s Summer Roberts (Rachel Bilson) became famous on the teen drama for saying ‘ew’ to anything she was confronted with (via ScreenRant). The same humor applies and Schitt’s Creek has become one of the most beloved recent sitcoms. The series concluded after 6 seasons on Netflix with critical acclaim and tears from the fans. Levy’s appearance on Jimmy Kimmel was to promote the Schitt’s Creek book, Best Wishes, Warmest Regards: The Story of Schitt’s Creek (via CNN). The book is a collection of memories from the last season of the show, including a sketch that Catherine O’Hara made of Moira’s final outfit. Fans who buy the book can also find a collage of personalized license plates reading “ew, David” as well.
The show connected with audiences in the last season especially. So much so that in conjunction with the end of Schitt’s Creek, a mini documentary was released on Netflix. Best Wishes, Warmest Regards: A Schitt’s Creek Farewell details the making of the final season. Most touching was the appreciation of David as an authentic queer character as well as The Night of 1,000 Moiras (via Entertainment Weekly).
With the success of Schitt’s Creek and how relevant it was to culture, many fans are wondering what is next for creator Dan Levy. He has made appearances in commercials as well as last year’s romantic comedy Happiest Season. The film was a holiday film about a queer couple coming home for the holidays starring Kristen Stewart and McKenzie Davis. Levy had one of the most emotional scenes of the film, detailing how everyone’s coming out story is different (via Variety).
Dan Levy has several new projects coming down the pipeline, including a massive deal with Netflix. Even though Levy is moving on, there is no shame in revisiting his most popular achievement. Schitt’s Creek remains on Netflix and is available to rewatch whenever fans feel the need. Levy isn’t going anywhere soon and has a promising future.