Schitt’s Creek fans think Joe Biden hid a reference to its most iconic queer scene at his victory rally
After Joe Biden delivered a historic, LGBT-inclusive acceptance speech, the voice of Tina Turner singing “you’re simply the best” rang out across Delaware – and Schitt’s Creek fans don’t think it was a coincidence.
Biden delivered a powerful victory speech in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware on Saturday night (November 7) after he was finally declared the winner after days of ballot counting.
Addressing a jubilant crowd, Biden said it was now America’s “time to heal” and vowed to unify the nation once again. He also became the first president-elect in history to include trans people in his wide-ranging victory speech, thanking “gay, straight [and] transgender” voters.
But it was the music that played afterwards that grabbed the attention of Schitt’s Creek fans, with many noticing the inclusion of “The Best” by Tina Turner.
The song is used in two poignant, memorable scenes in the Emmy winning series – first when Patrick (Noah Reid) sings a heartfelt acoustic version to David (Dan Levy), and a second time when David lip-syncs the song to show his love for Patrick.
The use of the iconic song didn’t go unnoticed by Levy, who tweeted a GIF of his Schitt’s Creek character lip-syncing the song and captioned it: “Me. In my living room rn.”
Me. In my living room rn. pic.twitter.com/L9kP8EBFHO
— dan levy (@danjlevy) November 8, 2020
Schitt’s Creek fans convinced Joe Biden used ‘Simply the Best’ as a nod to LGBT+ rights.
Fans of the show quickly weighed in, with many wondering if the Joe Biden campaign had intended it as a reference to the queer-inclusive, homophobia-busting television series.
Hearing "Simply the Best" during these fireworks makes me wonder if that's a nod to Schitt's Creek.
— Steve Staeger (@SteveStaeger) November 8, 2020
Now that “Simply the Best” is playing… I must ask, is Biden a Schitt’s Creek fan?
— gillian campbell (@gillianclaire11) November 8, 2020
do we think Biden picked Simply the Best for this event because he too has been binging Schitt's Creek
— Constance Grady (@constancegrady) November 8, 2020
They knew everybody was stress watching Schitt’s Creek this week and put Simply the Best on the playlist. They’re already listening to the people.
— Seana (@seanamohr) November 8, 2020
“Simply the Best” nice nod to the strong overlap between Biden voters and Schitt’s Creek fans
— Darren Schwindaman (@djschwin) November 8, 2020
PLAY THE SCHITT’S CREEK VERSION OF SIMPLY THE BEST, YOU COWARDS!!!!!!!!
— Bussy4Biden (@Neil_McNeil) November 8, 2020
Do you think they played “Simply the Best” because they watch Schitt’s Creek?
— Stephanie Insley Hershinow (@S_Insley_H) November 8, 2020
Omg they’re playing Simply The Best. They know I’ve been laying in bed crying to Schitt’s Creek.
— Caitlin Brown Loves Philly (@Caitlin_C_Brown) November 8, 2020
Playing Simply the Best after the entire nation just binged Schitt’s Creek to deal with election stress was SUCH A GOOD MOVE
— Abigail Caroline (@AbigailWinston4) November 8, 2020
wait they're playing simply the best and im crying i promise im just crying bc of schitt's creek!!!
— kacky (@wackyykacky) November 8, 2020
Having just finished Schitt’s Creek, hearing “Simply the Best” after the speech hits DIFFERENT
— Madeline Heim (@madeline_heim) November 8, 2020
Joe Biden gives acceptance speech thanking ‘broadest and most diverse coalition in history’.
Joe Biden was declared president-elect on Saturday after a nail-biting election count that went on for days, with many LGBT+ people waiting in terror at the possibility of a second term of Donald Trump.
But hope prevailed as Biden won the day – and the president-elect used his victory speech to thank the minority groups who fought tirelessly to get him into the White House.
“I am proud of the campaign we built and ran. I am proud of the coalition we put together, the broadest and most diverse coalition in history,” he said.
“Democrats, Republicans, independents. Progressives, moderates, conservatives. Young, old. Urban, suburban, and rural. Gay, straight, transgender. White. Latino. Asian. Native American.”
Amid a chorus of cheers, applause and pumping car horns, he continued: “I mean it. Especially for those moments when this campaign was at its lowest ebb — the African-American community stood up again for me.
“They always have my back, and I’ll have yours. I said from the outset I wanted a campaign that represented America, and I think we did that. Now that’s what I want the administration to look like.”