Schitt’s Creek may have aired its final episode this spring, but a Nanaimo man is keeping the sitcom’s spirit alive with a new short film set to the show’s No. 1 (in our hearts) hit song, A Little Bit Alexis.
This absolute bop inspired Todd Cameron, an aspiring filmmaker who describes himself as a father, husband, multimedia comedy artist and wedding DJ/karaoke host in his Twitter bio, to dust off his extensive collection of vintage Fisher-Price toys and create an intricate, one-minute stop motion film, using the figurines as characters.
If you haven’t seen the CBC sitcom, actor Annie Murphy’s character, former heiress Alexis Rose, performs the song during an audition for a local theatre production. It was the title track to her character’s “critically reviewed, limited reality series,” A Little Bit Alexis.
In Cameron’s film, Fisher-Price Alexis lives out the lyrics to the song, for example, being a little bit tipsy while she drives her car (cue school bus rollover), being expensive sushi, being a cute huge yacht, being a little bit single — even when she’s not — and otherwise generally living the high-flying life of a jet-setting heiress.
Cameron posted it to Twitter on May 22, writing: “Just finished the @SchittsCreek final season last night and there were many tears. What an incredible run! This is my stop time tribute to #alittlebitalexis using my vintage @FisherPrice toys. We will miss you, SC.”
Just finished the @SchittsCreek final season last night and there were many tears. What an incredible run! This is my stop time tribute to #alittlebitalexis using my vintage @FisherPrice toys. We will miss you, SC. @danjlevy @annefrances @cbc @netflix pic.twitter.com/lPAbBnQ8Tk— Todd Cameron (@ToddCameron22) May 22, 2020
Cameron’s efforts didn’t go unnoticed.
“Saturday morning, I woke up to see that my phone was blowing up with notifications,” he wrote in an email.
Turns out, his creation had caught the eye of Dan Levy, Schitt’s Creek star, showrunner and series co-creator, who retweeted the video, calling it “a masterpiece.”
A masterpiece. https://t.co/Imy1uFdJQW— dan levy (@danjlevy) May 23, 2020
The show's official Twitter page followed suit, writing: “Storytelling at its finest.”
storytelling at its finest ✨ https://t.co/KT5vH46dfP— Schitt's Creek (@SchittsCreek) May 23, 2020
As of Wednesday morning, the video had amassed more than 300,000 views.
In the words of Twitter user @EmilyInNYC, who replied to Levy’s retweet: “This is likely the best thing Twitter has ever posted. This may be the best thing in the world.”
This is likely the best thing Twitter has ever posted. This may be the best thing in the world.— Emily in the City (@EmilyInNYC) May 23, 2020