10 Things You Only Notice Rewatching Schitt's Creek

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Schitts Creek

Schitt's Creek centres around the Roses - an affluent, snobby family forced to relocate to a crummy motel after being left penniless. At first, the Roses come across as pompous, sheltered, and unlikable. But it isn't long before viewers found themselves falling in love with Johnny, Moira, David, and Alexis. And when the Emmy-award winning sitcom ended, viewers were so disheartened to say goodbye to the Roses, many of them started watching Schitt's Creek all over again.

But upon repeated viewings, a lot of people noticed tiny details they missed the first time around. Sometimes, a joke might be made but the punchline isn't delivered until two seasons later. There are some Easter eggs in the finale which reference things that happened in the pilot. The last episode has so many callbacks to the Roses' most memorable moments, there's no way viewers picked up on all of them on their first viewing.

Even though it's crazy how the creators expected viewers to notice this plethora of injokes, it just goes to show how much effort they put into Schitt's Creek. As a result, it encourages fans to watch the whole thing again to see if they pick up on the little nuggets sprinkled throughout.

10. Moira's Connection With Beetlejuice

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Throughout the show, Moira can usually be found draped in black-and-white. Whether it's a blouse, scarf, or her eccentric wigs, the Rose matriarch obviously has a fondness for these polarising hues. Although her unique style may seem like just another of Moira's quirks, it harkens back to Catherine O'Hara's work on Beetlejuice.

In Tim Burton's creep comedy, O'Hara plays an arrogant socialite (sounds familiar?) whose house is haunted by a bio-exorcist called Beetlejuice. The titular character wears a variety of outfits but his striped black-and-white suit is his most iconic.

Even though Moira's wardrobe is a nod to the 1988 classic, a lot of people didn't pick up on it. However, there's an obvious reference in Season 6's opening episode. While Johnny and Moira are strolling through the creek, Moira is holding a striped parasol, which has an unmistakable resemblance to Beetlejuice when he turned his head into a carousel.

Only upon seeing this shot did the connection with Michael Keaton's iconic character finally register with a lot of viewers. With the benefit of hindsight, you'll wonder how you didn't noticed Moira's monochromatic look was a callback to O'Hara's most famous movie.


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