- Acceptable Targets: The super-rich. Eventually, the audience comes to feel sympathy for the Roses but it takes awhile.
- Angst? What Angst?: Johnny worked hard his whole life and built a fortune, only to have it stolen from him. He has every right to be bitter, angry and traumatized by this, but he rarely complains.
- Better on DVD: When the show became available on Netflix it exploded in popularity, given that the episodes run around twenty minutes and the ongoing story is compelling enough to hit play for the next episode.
- Crazy Awesome: Moira, with her wigs and designer clothes and unrecognizable accent and unearned confidence and brilliant portrayal in Catherine O'Hara
- Ensemble Dark Horse: Twyla, Jocelyn, and Ronnie have all gotten bigger storylines as their popularity has grown. Meanwhile, Ray, Bob, and Gwen have passionate fanbases and sometimes steal scenes.
- LGBT Fanbase: Moira's wigs alone would likely draw a big queer following, but the show's sophisticated portrayal of pansexuality, bisexuality and its lovely Queer Romance between David and Patrick has drawn a large and passionate fanbase in the LGBTQ community. Also, the song "A Little Bit Alexis" has become a drag queen anthem and is a popular dance track in gay clubs.
- More Popular Replacement: Ted as Alexis's main love interest after Mutt is Put on a Bus.
- Portmanteau Couple Name: Texas for Ted/Alexis and Datrick for David/Patrick.
- Signature Scene: The scene when David explains his pansexuality to Stevie in the first season via a wine analogy is one of the show's most famous, and the phrase "I like the wine and not the label" has grown in popularity so much that pansexual and bisexual people use it without knowing its origins.
- Song Association: Fans will forever associate Tina Turner's "Simply the Best" with this show.
- They Copied It, So It Sucks!: The show was dismissed by a lot of critics as an Arrested Development knockoff, since both shows are satirical single-camera comedies about an Ambiguously Jewish family that loses its fortune and has a Lady Drunk matriarch. However, after a few episodes, Schitt's Creek differentiated itself by having a much more sentimental and kind tone and ongoing Romantic Comedy stories for the two adult children. Both shows have strong, passionate cult followings, and they even share a lot of fans who can respect both approaches to comedy.
- Watch It for the Meme: Giving that the comedy is often based on a character's facial expression reacting to some bit of insanity, the show has produced a seemingly endless number of gifs.
YMMV / Schitt's Creek