The drawn-out and contentious 2020 election culminated in a triumphant victory for President-elect Joe Biden on Sunday night.
Biden's impassioned speech in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, in which he pledged to be a President who did not see "blue or red states, but United States," elicited cheers from the crowd.
He also thanked the LGBTQ community for their votes, making him the first President-elect in history to acknowledge transgender people in a victory speech.
One particular moment from the celebratory evening resonated with Schitt's Creek fans.
As confetti rained down over the socially-distanced crowd, Tina Turner's cover of "The Best" began pumping through the speakers.
"The Best" was used in two memorable scenes in the popular Emmy-winning TV series.
The first time the song was heard, Patrick (Noah Reid) serenaded his beau, David (Dan Levy), with an acoustic cover of the song, and the second scene was when David lip-synced the song to declare his love for Patrick.
Fans believed the song choice at the victory rally was a deliberate nod to the beloved show about inclusivity.
Okay. No one will be able to convince me that the choice of “Simply the Best” wasn’t a nod by @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris to @SchittsCreek— Dexter Rutecki (@Dexter Rutecki) 1604801046.0
PLAY THE SCHITT’S CREEK VERSION OF SIMPLY THE BEST, YOU COWARDS!!!!!!!!— Gay5Eva (@Gay5Eva) 1604800970.0
Simply the Best!?!? Okay, you broke me. 💙😭 @SchittsCreek @JoeBiden @KamalaHarris @LoveTinaTurner— Megan Prewitt Koon #wordsmatter (@Megan Prewitt Koon #wordsmatter) 1604801004.0
@danjlevy 'Simply The Best' playing at Joe Biden's speech tonight. Will always think of Schitts Creek when i hear that song. Damn you! lol— Steve (@Steve) 1604801017.0
THEM PLAYING SIMPLY THE BEST I AM SOBBING JOE BIDEN IS A @SCHITTSCREEK FAN— Keara Byron (@Keara Byron) 1604800998.0
Biden expressed his gratitude for the tireless efforts of minority groups that helped him clinch the historical victory shared with his running mate, Madame Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.
He told the jubilant crowd:
"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."
"Democrats, Republicans, independents. Progressives, moderates, conservatives. Young, old. Urban, suburban, and rural. Gay, straight, transgender. White. Latino. Asian. Native American."
"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."
@SchittsCreek @danjlevy Simply the Best as the finale of @JoeBiden victory speech is brilliant and perfection! Congratulations 🇺🇸🌎🇨🇦— Jennifer MacKenzie (@Jennifer MacKenzie) 1604801258.0
Ok Ms. Tina Turner’s “Simply the Best” did not have to come for my feelings at this @JoeBiden speech. I already hav… https://t.co/DAHYGZfrqx— Anya Russom (@Anya Russom) 1604801183.0
In a GQ interview, Levy – who is also the co-creator of Schitt's Creek – said he chose "The Best" in a season 4 episode because he "always thought it was one of the most beautifully written pop songs in history."
"We wanted it to be a song that was unexpected, that felt like it could be a fun spin on something that people would sing at an open-mic night."
"The minute I heard it, I knew that the scene was going to work. It was a huge relief to me when I heard his demo of the song—because I thought, 'Not only is this going to work, but I actually think it's going to change their relationship in a way that I hadn't even seen coming."