It’s been one heck of a week for the Schitt’s Creek cast! Just two days after the Canadian sitcom nabbed a casual 15 Emmy nominations, it won the GLAAD Media Award for outstanding comedy series. Three stars from the show — Dan Levy (David Rose), Noah Reid (Patrick Brewer), and Karen Robinson (Ronnie Lee) — virtually reunited from their own separate homes to accept the honour, and it made us feel like we were right back in a booth at Café Tropical.
Levy kicked things off by expressing his gratitude for the award — and cracking some jokes, of course. “Thank you to all the other shows in our category for being incredible and for helping to move the dial when it comes to queer representation on television,” he said. “I would say that we’d all split this award equally, but this is the last season of our show, so I’m just gonna take it, ’cause who knows when I’ll win another one of these.” Next up, Robinson popped in with her own message of thanks, saying, “I love playing Ronnie. I love that she gets to exist in Schitt’s Creek where her existence and her right to live and love out loud is not questioned.”
Reid, who portrays Levy’s onscreen love interest throughout the series, also chimed in from his home. “I want to say how amazing it’s been to be apart of a show like Schitt’s Creek that represents the LGBTQIA+ community in this way, and on a personal note, how amazing it’s been to play Patrick,” he said, adding with a smirk, “of course David Rose’s better half.” Hah! As if things couldn’t possibly get sweeter, Levy wrapped up the joint speech with a heartwarming shoutout to all devoted Schitt’s Creek viewers.
“Making this show has been six years of absolute bliss.”
“I want to thank our fans who have come together and created a movement for good that is all their own . . . they have not only raised awareness for such important causes; they have also raised tens of thousands of dollars for those causes on our behalf. We see you. We love you all. I cannot think of a better fanbase — people who are showing up, who are standing for the messages of our show, for love, for acceptance, and being there for one another as well as being there for us.” Levy concluded, “Writing the queer characters on the show has been the greatest joy of my life . . . making this show has been six years of absolute bliss.” Welp, we’re not crying — you are! Excuse us while we sob happy tears into our Herb Ertlinger fruit wine.