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By Kathy Passero

2020 has given us a lot to say "Ew, David!" about. But stop acting like a disgruntled pelican and be glad you're not in one of Alexis' (Annie Murphy) most awkward misadventures.

Next time you feel stuck in your own hell where there's no bellman, remind yourself that you could be …

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Trying to escape the Yakuza in high heels

Alexis prances into her parents' room in the Schitt's Creek Motel

Alexis prances into her parents' room in the Schitt's Creek Motel, hands held in her trademark T-Rex pose.

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Arrested because your ex left his Molly in your glove compartment

Alexis gives a doubtful look

Annie Murphy as Alexis, cellphone in hand and looking Boho chic, as usual.

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In a Ugandan diamond smuggler's villa playing pool for your friend's freedom

Alexis taps Stevie on the nose to congratulate her

Alexis taps Stevie on the nose to congratulate her.

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Taken hostage on David Geffen's yacht by Somali pirates and realizing that none of your family will answer your texts

Alexis and David look shocked

Alexis and David react with shock when Moira tells them David's ex, Sebastien Raine, is coming to Schitt's Creek.

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Getting a DUI for driving your car into the Prada store on Rodeo Drive and ordered to do community service in an orange mesh vest

Alexis tries to decline the safety vest Ronnie offers her

Alexis tries to decline the safety vest Ronnie offers her.

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Trying to parallel park in a burka

Alexis enjoys a snack in the car

Alexis enjoys a snack in the car with David.

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Picked up by the South Korean secret police on New Year's and forced to sweet talk the consulate's lawyer to get a passport by midnight

Alexis Rose winks in a flirty way.

Alexis Rose gives a flirty, knowing wink.

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Trapped in the palace of a Saudi prince for two months trying to get to an embassy

Alexis flips through cue cards telling Moira to move on during an interview

Alexis flips through cue cards telling Moira to move on during an interview for The Crows Have Eyes III: The Crowening. Pop Tv GIF by Schitt's Creek.

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Realizing that you got lice from the vet's office where you work

Alexis scratches her head frantically

Alexis scratches her head frantically.

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Trapped in a Thai drug lord's car trunk and forced to bribe him with sex to escape

Alexis and David Rose give each other a puzzled look

Alexis and David Rose give each other a puzzled look.

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BONUS: Forced to go back to high school in your mid-twenties. Love that journey for you!

Alexis Rose in her high school graduation gown and mortar board

Alexis Rose in her high school graduation gown and mortar board.

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Wishing you a happy, healthy New Year. May you channel your inner Alexis—a little bit ingenious, a little bit resourceful, optimistic and openhearted enough to find your way out of all the bad situations life throws at you.

Anyone else longing for a Schitt's Creek prequel about Alexis' early adventures?

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By Kathy Passero

The year 2020 has left a lot of us feeling like the Rose family did when they took their first look at the rooms in the Schitt's Creek Motel. But despite their bleak beginning, Johnny (Eugene Levy), Moira (Catherine O'Hara), David (Daniel Levy), and Alexis (Annie Murphy) have buoyed our spirits through our own dark moments in recent months.

What could be more fitting for the year we'd like to forget than a roundup of memorable quotes from the multi-Emmy-winning cast?

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1. Liquid Courage

David tells Stevie he needs a drink to get through his first night at a townie party

David reacts to Stevie (Emily Hampshire) dragging him to his first townie party in Schitt's Creek.

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"I'm gonna need a stiff drink to get through this. Stiff!" — David Rose

2. Coma Envy

Johnny looks on as Moira peruses the menu at Cafe Tropical

Johnny looks on as Moira peruses the menu at Cafe Tropical.

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"Oh, I'd kill for a good coma right now." — Moira Rose

3. Big Fish, Small Creek

Chris Elliott as Schitts Creek Mayor Roland Schitt with Eugene Levy as Johnny Rose

Chris Elliott as Mayor Roland Schitt and Eugene Levy as his reluctant BFF, Johnny Rose.

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"Things seem to be going downhill fast. Which is what the town must've been thinking when Roland elected himself mayor." — Johnny Rose (The Roast)

4. Razzle Dazzle ’Em

Moira models the glamorous sequined gown she bought for her movie premiere

Moira models her budget-busting ostrich feather-trimmed premiere gown.

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"The last time I felt this emotionally encumbered, I was playing Lady Macbeth on a Crystal Skies cruise ship during Shakespeare at Sea week." — Moira Rose

5. Birthday Woes

David describes the evening he plans after learning that his family forgot his birthday

David describes the evening he plans after learning that his family forgot his birthday.

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"I plan on popping a pill, crying a bit, and falling asleep early. Just a regular weeknight." — David Rose

6. A Little Bit Alexis

Alexis holds her cellphone in front of the motel vacancy sign

Once she has been replanted in Schitt's Creek, former party girl Alexis truly blossoms.

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"What now? Do I leave everything behind and move to some random island to be with the love of my life? Because I did that with Harry Styles in England, and it was, like, too rainy." — Alexis Rose

7. Meltdown Moment

Moira in the motel lobby shortly after her arrival in Schitts Creek

Moira has a minor meltdown in the motel lobby before the Rose family adjusts to their new surroundings.

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"I just want a bathtub and a long extension cord, please." — Moira Rose

8. Karma Carnage?

Daniel Levy as David Rose with Noah Reid as Patrick Brewer in Rose Apothecary

Daniel Levy as David Rose and Noah Reid as Patrick Brewer.

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"It's just one long string of really bad luck and I don't know what kind of carnage I inflicted in my past life to deserve it. I must have been Dracula or a spin instructor or something." — David Rose

9. Chorus Lines

Moira auditions for the Jazzagals

Moira auditions for the Jazzagals.

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"We're all pitching in these days, dear. Like communists or non-union actors." — Moira Rose

10. Socially Distant

David crouches in a field holding a pitchfork and wearing a black hoodie with faux hawk

After running away, David is discovered living with an Amish family that is eager to get rid of him.

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"I'm trying very hard not to connect with people right now." — David Rose

11. Red-Carpet Ready

Moira poses on the red carpet while adoring fans admire her from behind a velvet rope

Moira might have lost her luxe lifestyle, but she never gives up her flamboyant fashion sense.

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"You must prepare for life, and whatever it will throw at you." — Moira Rose

12. Serving Up Laughs

The Roses in a booth at Cafe Tropical

The Roses dining at Cafe Tropical…as usual.

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"I don't think we could have gotten through without you all." — Johnny Rose

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By Nate Millado

As they say in the biz: The show must go on. So despite the coronavirus pandemic nixing the typically glitzy, red carpet affair, the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards will still be handed out on Sept. 20—albeit virtually.

PopTV's critically acclaimed cult fave Schitt's Creek landed a whopping 15 nominations for its final season, including acting notices for all four fictional Rose family members (Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Daniel Levy, and Annie Murphy).

Both leading ladies of Netflix's dark comedy Dead to Me (Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini) were recognized for their roles as star-crossed besties Jen and Judy.

Perennial Emmy nominee Don Cheadle scored a second straight nod for playing Black Monday's ruthless stock broker, Mo Monroe. Will the 10th time be a charm?

Finally, Toni Collette turned in yet another Unbelievable performance in Netflix's searing limited series as a hard-nosed detective tracking a serial rapist.

Read on to find out how these eight incredible actors reacted to their Emmy nominations—and how they plan to celebrate on the big night—in their own words.

Eugene Levy (Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy, Schitt's Creek)

Eugene Levy (Schitt's Creek patriarch Johnny, the most rational Rose) already has two writing Emmys on his mantel for SCTV. But the elder Levy tells Gold Derby "it felt pretty damn good" to finally score a nomination for acting:

"I spent a career playing the comic relief. I come into projects. I come in for a few scenes. I get my laughs. I don't have to carry any story, no exposition, and that's what I'm paid to do, and that was kind of a fun thing for me. I wasn't really expecting any trophies for that work. Just doing that work was rewarding enough to be able to come in and do that. So listen, I don't know, this is all a shock to me, to be honest, at this stage in my career, to have this kind of work, what you're doing on camera, recognized by the other people who are doing the same kind of work is pretty amazing. I have to say, if it's going to happen, I'd rather have it happen now at this stage in my life than if I had been 20 and had it happen."

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Catherine O'Hara (Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy, Schitt's Creek)

Catherine O'Hara deserves an Emmy for the way she pulls off Moira's over-the-top fashion and unique lexicon (one word: pettifogging.) The legendary improv queen tells The Hollywood Reporter she's "happy to be a late bloomer":

"Isn't that really the best way to experience on your show? We got to build the show and develop the characters without worrying about expectations, from anyone. We got to make the show the best we could make it ... There's so many projects that get a ton of attention right at the beginning, maybe before they're even quite ready for it, and then it's kind of downhill attention-wise from there. We're so lucky to do the show we wanted and, apparently, leaving people wanting more ... You have to have a bit of patience in life or just don't have any big expectations, just carry along and do the best you can and maybe someone will notice, maybe they won't, but if you enjoy the work itself, then that's enough of a gift."

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Christina Applegate (Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy, Dead to Me)

As sardonic, wine-chugging widow Jen Harding in Dead to Me, Christina Applegate absolutely kills it. In a bit of a role reversal in Season 2, it's Jen (not Linda Cardellini's Judy) keeping a terrible secret, and Applegate delivers an Emmy-worthy performance when it all inevitably unravels. She considers the nomination a silver lining in these increasingly tricky times, as she tweeted:

"I'm so proud of my wonderful friends @lindacardellini and @thelizfeldman and the entire cast and crew of @deadtome These are strange times. Sad times. But it's nice to have some good news. Much love."

Dead to Me streams on Netflix.

Don Cheadle (Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy, Black Monday)

Don Cheadle at the 2019 Emmy Eve party

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"Given that it's been announced on a Tuesday, I hereby regretfully decline my nomination for 'Black Monday.' I am a dayist. Been one for many years. My principles are my bedrock and sacrosanct." —Don Cheadle quipped in a statement the day the Emmy nominations were announced. All joking aside, Cheadle tells Gold Derby the entire crew deserves a pat on the back for any love Black Monday receives:

"We do this show on a five-day schedule, which is Herculean and really, really not possible to do without the crew that we have, putting in the kinds of hours that they do. They're there before we get there and they're there after the actors leave, putting the show together and giving it the look that it has and not just the crew that's on the set during the time, but also our post-production people are very gifted. We have a lot of effects that we do on the show. The music is a big part of the show. The editing clearly, obviously, is a big part of the show. These are all things that happen once the actors get to take their makeup off and go home. So we would not have what we have without their support and without their creativity ... So it's always them. Whenever we get any sort of accolades, to not turn around and thank them, we'd be incredibly remiss."

Stream Seasons 1 and 2 of Black Monday on SHOWTIME and SHOWTIME ANYTIME apps, as well as via SHOWTIME On Demand.

Linda Cardellini (Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy, Dead to Me)

We've loved Linda Cardellini ever since she was hanging out with Freaks and Geeks, but as Judy Hale in Dead to Me, she gets to sink her teeth into her juiciest role yet. Of course, she faces stiff competition in the category—including co-star Christina Applegate. Still, she welcomed her second Emmy nod with total humility in a statement:

"I am thrilled and humbled to be nominated this morning with all of these incredible women whom I admire so much. Especially my dear friend and partner in crime Christina Applegate. You're my person. I feel so fortunate to collaborate every day with all of the incredible women who run this show. Liz Feldman, thank you for your genius and for giving life to 'Jen and Judy.' What a wild ride. This show is truly a team effort and I am so grateful to everyone involved. Especially our hardworking cast and crew. This is a celebration of everyone's work today. Love and congrats to all."

Dead to Me streams on Netflix.

Annie Murphy (Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy, Schitt's Creek)

Had Annie Murphy not scored a nod for playing former socialite-turned-PR-maven Alexis, Schittheads everywhere would have let out a collective "ew." In an interview with Vulture, Murphy waxes poetic over her wonderful ride. "It's all ... a lot. But a wonderful lot." So, how will she celebrate come Emmy night?

"There will be pizza and pajamas. That'll be the extent of my plans. I'll put that out in the open right now. It's kind of my natural state anyway, so that's what I'm looking forward to. Did I mention the pizza?"

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Toni Collette (Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series, Unbelievable)

Toni Collette as a steely detective in Unbelievable

Toni Collette plays tough and tireless detective Grace Rasmussen in the Netflix limited series Unbelievable.

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Scroll through Toni Collette's IMDB credits and you'll agree she is the definition of versatility: Hereditary, The Sixth Sense, Muriel's Wedding, Knives Out, The United States of Tara, the list goes on. So it's no surprise the Aussie actress landed her fourth career Emmy nom for playing a steely detective in Netflix's Unbelievable. Her statement on nomination morning says it all:

"I've been acting for 30 years now. I love telling all kinds of stories about all kinds of people. It still excites me to get up at 3, 4, or 5 a.m. to go hunt out obscure parking lots where we set up a whole new world each day. But working on something like Unbelievable makes it all the sweeter. I am so proud to be part of a ridiculously talented team telling a story that really matters. It has been a thrill for all of us knowing that this story has resonated far and wide with both women and men all around the globe. And so, I'm truly over the moon to be nominated. We must celebrate all that we can in this unstable time of real struggle."

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Dan Levy (Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series, Schitt's Creek)

Talk about multi-hyphenate! Not only did Dan Levy co-create Schitt's Creek with dad, Eugene Levy, he's also a showrunner, writer, director, and, of course, actor. Cynical, lovable, and GIF-able David Rose is—in the words of the great Tina Turner—"Simply the Best." The younger Levy tells The Hollywood Reporter how he plans on celebrating his show's 15 noms:

"For a tiny show out of Canada that never saw it coming, and then to actually not be able to go to the Emmys, is an incredibly Schitt's Creek way of winding this whole thing down. So on one hand I'm like, 'This tracks.' It's our crew that would have been so fun to see all dressed up and there. I would have loved for our team to get to have that 'pinch me' moment. My dad and I have already been talking about potentially doing a socially distanced event in his backyard in Toronto, so maybe we can all dress up and pretend, six feet apart, that we're there."

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Described as Green Acres meets Arrested Development, Canadian sitcom Schitt's Creek, co-created by the father-and-son team of Eugene and Daniel Levy, follows a formerly rich family cleaned out by tax authorities who are forced to live in their only remaining asset: The small town in the show's title, which they bought as a joke years earlier.

In honor of this fish-out-of-water sitcom and it's 15 Emmy nods this year, here are 11 fun factoids about Schitt's Creek.

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1. Debuting on Pop TV on February 11, 2015, Schitt's Creek was the then re-branded cable network's first scripted TV series (and it remains its most-watched original scripted series).

Catherine OHara as Moira Rose and Eugene Levy as Johnny Rose.

Catherine O'Hara as Moira Rose and Eugene Levy as Johnny Rose.

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2. Catherine O'Hara and Eugene Levy, both members of The Second City improvisational comedy troupe in Toronto, appeared together on sketch comedy Second City Television (a.k.a. SCTV), which ran from 1976 to 1984.

On the big screen, they co-starred in two films, Best in Show and A Mighty Wind, both directed by Saturday Night Live alumnus Christopher Guest.

3. The exterior shots on Schitt's Creek are filmed in a village in Ontario, Canada called Goodwood, which has a population of about 600.

The population of the fictional Hooterville, which was home to classic sitcoms Petticoat Junction and Green Acres (which Schitt's Creek is compared to) was approximately 250.

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(L-R) Daniel Levy as David Rose, Annie Murphy as Alexis Rose, Catherine O'Hara as Moira Rose, and Eugene Levy as Johnny Rose.

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4. All in the family: Eugene Levy as Johnny Rose is the father on Schitt's Creek to David Rose, played by son Daniel Levy. Daniel's sister Sarah Levy, meanwhile, is featured as diner waitress Twyla Sands.

5. Eugene and Daniel Levy formed Not a Real Company Productions to produce Schitt's Creek.

6. Eugene Levy is remembered as Jim Levenstein's (Jason Biggs) loving but clueless father in the 1999 comedy American Pie, the three sequels, and the four straight-to-video sequels.

Daniel Levy as David Rose and Emily Hampshire as Stevie Budd in bathrobes and in bed together

Daniel Levy as David Rose and Emily Hampshire as Stevie Budd.

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7. The revelation that Daniel Levy as David is pansexual on Schitt's Creek (i.e. capable of falling in love with all genders) after he sleeps with his best friend Stevie (Emily Hampshire), who thought he was gay, is an orientation rarely explored in film or television.

8. Chris Elliott, who plays Roland Schitt, the mayor of the town on Schitt's Creek, was featured with his real-life father Bob Elliott in Fox's sitcom Get a Life, which aired from 1990 to 1992.

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Eugene Levy as Johnny Rose and Chris Elliott as Roland Schitt, the mayor of Schitt's Creek.

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9. Catherine O'Hara is also known for her portrayal of Kate McCallister, the mother who left Macaulay Culkin as young Kevin alone in Home Alone (1990) and its sequel Home Alone 2 (1992).

Eugene Levy won in the category among the male actors in 2016, and Schitt's Creek was named Best Comedy Series.

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Catherine O'Hara as Moira Rose in Schitt's Creek.

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10. For Catherine O'Hara's performance as that other mother, Moira Rose, on Schitt's Creek, she has won four Canadian Screen Awards for Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Comedic Role (2016-2020)

11. Daniel Levy co-hosts cooking competition The Great Canadian Baking Show opposite Julia Chan, who guest-starred in a season three episode of Schitt's Creek.

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