15 Times David Rose Was Simply The Best

Jordan Claes
David and Patrick in 'Schitt's Creek'.
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Of all the many memorable characters on Schitt's Creek, arguably none was more fun to watch than series co-creator Dan Levy — AKA David Rose.

Over the years, fans got to bear witness to David's metamorphosis from a snobby NYC elitist, to a true Schitt's Creek Towney with a heart of gold. So to celebrate all the wonderful memories he's given us, here are 15 times that David Rose was "Simply The Best."

The time that he tried to learn how to cook.

Moira and David cooking in 'Schitt's Creek'.
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While attempting to cook for the first time, Moira instructs David to follow the recipe and fold in the cheese. "How do you 'fold it'? Do you fold it in half like a piece of paper and drop it in the pot?!"

When David sings karaoke.

David Rose singing in 'Schitt's Creek'.
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David Rose is a star, if only in his own mind. Watching him drunkenly belt Mariah Carey tunes at the top of his lungs, all while supporting Stevie's romantic endeavors, is just one of the many reasons to love him.

David gets caught shame-eating at a party.

The only thing funnier than David explaining to Jake how he thought he was "shame-eating" in private, was the fact that the country rube had absolutely no idea what David was talking about.

The time that David helped Jocelyn plan her baby sprinkle.

jocelyn in 'Schitt's Creek'.
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David may be the most reluctant townsperson in Schitt's Creek, but he also might be one of the most genuine. Helping Jocelyn plan hers and Roland's baby sprinkle party showed how much he truly cares for his friends.

When he helped Wendy get a better deal on selling the Blouse Barn.

David and Wendy in 'Schitt's Creek'.
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The Blouse Barn may not be Sacks on Fifth Avenue, but for a time it was David's home and his only release for flexing his fashion muscle. When he went to bat for Wendy, we got to see his softer side, as well as his knack for negotiations.

The time he decided to join Roland on his annual turkey shoot.

David Rose with a gun in 'Schitt's Creek'.
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After the word gets around that David had troubles killing a large bug at the motel, he's invited to tag along during Roland's annual turkey shoot. Seeing the way in which David holds a gun is totally epitomizes his character.

When David tries to get hired as a bag boy at Brebner's.

David Rose in 'Schitt's Creek'.
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In order to help David prepare for his interview, his father, Johnny, agrees to conduct a mock interview. When he asks his son why he wants the job, David promptly replies "I don't want this job."

David gets humbled by Larry Air.

David and Stevie in 'Schitt's Creek'
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When David learns that Stevie is applying for a job at Larry Air, he decides to apply as well — just to spite her. However, much to his surprise, the people at Larry Air love Stevie and can't stand him!

The time that David destroyed Sebastien Raine's memory card.

David Rose and Sebastien Raine in 'Schitt's Creek'.
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David's loyalty has been called into question multiple times over the course of the series. But when he manipulated his ex-boyfriend, Sebastien Raine, in order to retrieve embarrassing photos of his mother — his true colors shone through.

When David becomes a reluctant softball hero.

David and Patrick in 'Schitt's Creek'.
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Sometimes, we're forced to do things for love that we don't altogether enjoy. Such was certainly the case when David was reluctantly drafted to play in the town's softball league. Little did they know that he'd wind up driving home the winning run!

The time he carried Patrick up a mountain.

David and Patrick hiking in 'Schitt's Creek'.
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David Rose and physical activity don't normally mix. That's why it was so sweet to see that he was willing to hike with Patrick on his back, just so that the two of them could experience the picnic Patrick had planned.

When David performs "The Number" with Moira.

David and Moira Rose in 'Schitt's Creek'.
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Instead of allowing Moira to make a fool of herself at her one-woman Christmas show, David agrees to perform the embarrassing musical number they used to sing at the Rose Christmas party.

The time that David expressed to Patrick just how much he meant to him.

'Schitt's Creek' David Rose.
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"I love our relationship. I love it when you order me pizza. I love it when you used words like 'inventory'. I even love those stupid rubber things you put on your fingers, cause you think they 'flip the pages faster.'"

David has a heart-to-heart with Stevie.

After Stevie proclaims her unwavering friendship and platonic love for him, David turns to her and asks poignantly, "Did you put on deodorant today?" It's the perfect example of how he can have you crying your eyes out one minute, and then rolling with laughter the next.

The time he lip-synced Tina Turner to Patrick.

David Rose singing "Simply The Best".
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I personally didn't think that anything could ever top Patrick's acoustic rendition of Tina Turner's "Simply The Best." That is until David decided to show off his own lip-syncing skills — thus proving to Patrick just how much he loves him.