Party guests: "Surprise!"
Moira: "What?! There's no fundraiser?! You're just here to celebrate me? Oh, never in the history of surprises has one been so delightfully blindsided."
―Party guests and Moira Rose[src]

"Surprise Party" is the twelfth episode in the first season of Schitt's Creek. It is the twelfth episode overall.

Plot Summary

Moira's birthday is fast approaching and Johnny wants to hold a surprise party for her. He initially doesn't get much assistance in organizing the party from either David or Alexis, the latter who doesn't even want to attend as she and Ted were planning on a romantic getaway in Chicago the day of the party since Ted has to attend a veterinary convention there anyway. As such, Johnny decides to enlist Roland and Jocelyn's help in the party, masquerading it as a black tie fundraiser that Jocelyn is organizing. But one problem with the plan arises after another, the most difficult to overcome being Moira, a born events planner who wants to take control of the event, threatening not to attend if she doesn't get her way. Meanwhile, Stevie is still struggling with dealing with what it means to be friends with David. And Alexis, who is eventually convinced by Ted to stay for the party while he goes to Chicago alone, may see it as her opportunity to get closer to a now single Mutt in a romantic setting.



Guest Starring:


  • Ashley Botting as Bakery Clerk
  • Kristen Bruun as Gas Station Attendant (scenes deleted)
Schitt's Creek
Season One
Our Cup Runneth OverThe DripDon't Worry, It's His SisterBad ParentsThe CabinWine and RosesTurkey ShootAllez-VousCarl's FuneralHoneymoonLittle SisterSurprise PartyTown for Sale
Season Two
Finding DavidFamily DinnerJazzagalsEstate SaleBob's BagelsMoira vs. Town CouncilThe CandidateMilk MoneyMoira's NudesRonnie's PartyThe Motel GuestLawn SignsHappy Anniversary
Season Three
Opening NightThe ThroupleNew CarDriving TestRooms by the HourMurder MysteryGeneral StoreMotel ReviewThe AffairSebastien RaineStop Saying Lice!Friends & FamilyGrad Night
Season Four
Dead Guy in Room 4Pregnancy TestAsbestos FestGirls' NightRIP Moira RoseOpen MicThe BarbequeThe JazzaguyThe Olive BranchBaby SprinkleThe RolloutSingles WeekMerry Christmas, Johnny Rose
Season Five
The CroweningLove LettersThe PlantThe DressHousewarmingRock On!A Whisper of DesireThe HospiesThe M.V.P.RoadkillMeet the ParentsThe RoastThe HikeLife is a Cabaret
Season Six
Smoke SignalsThe IncidentThe Job InterviewMaid of HonourThe PremiereThe WingmanMoira RoséThe Presidential SuiteReboundSunrise, SunsetThe Bachelor PartyThe PitchStart Spreading the NewsHappy Ending
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