We realize that you are going through some things south of the border and could probably use a reprieve from the madness. In the spirit of goodwill, we generously loaned you Daniel and Eugene Levy, Catherine O’ Hara, Annie Murphy, Emily Hampshire and the delightful cast from Schitt’s Creek because we are good people and as Canadians, we stand at the ready to assist when needed in times of trouble. We knew it would make you feel better and provide some laughter during these tough times. Up here in the frozen north, we had been belly laughing for at least a year before you were introduced to the show.
We are not surprised that you fell in love with David and Alexis and the Rosebud Hotel. We giggled a wee bit when your talk show hosts hesitated to use the word Schitt when referring to Schitt’s Creek. It was endearing when Eugene and Catherine appeared side by side on a late night program and you suddenly realized that they had been around for a long time and had starred in some of your favourite comedic cult classics like Best in Show, Home Alone, Beetlejuice, American Pie, and A Mighty Wind.
But….we want to be clear, you cannot claim them and pretend that they are yours. You cannot assume that you are responsible for their creative genius. They are ours (stamps feet) and we want you to remember that at the end of the day, they are homegrown Canadian talent and will always be ours.
I liken it to the Toronto Raptors winning the 2019 NBA title and immediately afterwards when Kawhi Leonard (the Finals MVP) being wooed away to play for the Los Angeles Clippers. We are putting our collect sock feet down (Canadians don’t wear shoes in the house) and advise that you cannot lay claim to the Levy’s following their Emmy Award sweep.
Yes! At the end of the day, let’s remember that it was a Canadian show (originally on CBC) that won nine Emmy awards including Outstanding Comedy Series, Lead Actor – Comedy Series, Lead Actress – Comedy Series, Supporting Actor – Comedy Series, Supporting Actress – Comedy Series and more.
We are sorry if we are coming across as brash. That is not and never is our intention.
We just wanted you to know how we feel about the situation.