Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Promotional Photos: Earliest promotional posters for The O.C.

We present to you the absolute earliest promotional photos promoting The O.C. to date. These rare images were presented on physical billboards to promote the shows first episode air date as well as a little teaser on what the would be viewer would witness. There is just something really special about these promo images though - maybe it was because at the time nobody had a clue the show would turn out as big as it did. 

Fun fact: Ryan was named "The Outsider" in his poster, episode 5 of season one used the exact same name. Notice Summer doesn't have her own promo. Well that is because the creators of The O.C. didn't have any plans for Summer becoming a main character until later. 

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Seth The Misfit

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Marissa The Girl Next Door

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Luke The Boyfriend

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Ryan The Outsider

the o.c. promotional photo it's nothing like where you live. and nothing like what you imagine.

It's nothing like where you live.
And nothing like what you imagine.
The best new show of the fall is coming this summer. 

Friday, October 12, 2018

The O.C. Video Clips: The Simpsons O.C. Parody!

Here is proof that The O.C. was truly a cultural phenomenon, The Simpson's covered it! 
Enjoy the parody!

Monday, October 8, 2018

The O.C. Memorable Moments: We're from two different worlds..

How about that time when Ryan told Marissa to hit the road at the model home - using his confusing light-on-words neanderthal Chino speak that is "We're from different worlds". At the time Marissa didn't exactly know what she wanted but she sure as heck was getting really tired of Luke and his shallow friends/parties. Marissa felt a real spark with someone she hardly knew which spoke volumes about her current relationship. Marissa couldn't help but be drawn to Ryan and defend him even though it could mean the end for her and Luke, it was a risk worth taking..We know the feeling was mutual for Ryan too (at least initially, until Oliver!).

Thursday, October 4, 2018

The O.C. in the News: Mischa Barton joins The Hills Reboot!

It was announced yesterday that The O.C.'s Mischa Barton will be joining the cast of MTV's "reality TV" show 'The Hills' reboot. If you forgot - 'The Hills' was inspired by The O.C. and was created in 2006. The show had 6 seasons and 102 episodes. 'The Hills' was highly successful capitalizing on the scripted reality trend that hit hard in the early 2000's.

Mischa says: “The secrets out... I’m joining the cast of The Hills. When MTV approached me with the chance to be a part of the reality show that was inspired by The OC, it felt like the perfect opportunity for an irresistibly inviting new chapter”

And here's the latest video Mischa Barton posted on her Instagram account..She's basically making a funny jab to The O.C.'s most memorable quote - "Welcome to The O.C. bitch!". We will have to see how this all plays out - we wish Mischa well, we know she needs a steady successful gig! Now how about a reboot of the show that inspired 'The Hills'?! The O.C. REBOOT anyone?! 

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

The O.C. Merchandise: New Seth and Summer Design!

We have finally created a Seth and Summer tribute design just screaming wear me! Let's face it Seth and Summer's connection was undeniable! True relationship goals indeed!

Celebrate their love by wearing this custom design created just for fans of Seth and Summer of The O.C.! Rock this design on a pillow, sweatshirt, tank top and more, available in a ton of amazing colors too!

Click HERE to check it out! 

Monday, October 1, 2018

The O.C. DIY: Free Marissa Printable Poster

Marissa Cooper

Since we love our fans so much we created a replica of the sign you see in season 3 of The O.C..Operation Free Marissa! So feel FREE to download/save the above image, print it - frame it and display it in your O.C. memorabilia collection! Love this image? Get the t-shirt version here

Thursday, September 20, 2018

The O.C. Memorable Moment: That time Seth got high..

Oh yes, how could we forget the time Seth Cohen decided to get high but was in total denial of the whole thing! Looking back Ryan really had a nose for weed - must have been something he acquired back in Chino! Detective Atwood to the rescue! 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The O.C. Interviews: Adam Brody talks early career in recent ET Interview!

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In a recent exclusive Entertainment Television interview with Adam Brody, Adam talks early career moves, what he's been up to lately as well as his thoughts on The O.C..

Here is an interesting O.C. related snippet from the interview:

“I think anyone who watched the show would agree that it wasn't nearly the same show toward the end,” he says candidly, but careful not to offend. “If you did 10 or 15 [episodes] per season like you do now, it would have been a different animal; I think the quality could have maintained a lot longer. The first season was 27 episodes, and we just burned through so much story. I’d feel that way after 100 episodes of anything.”

Check this out for the full interview! 

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Announcements: New Everything The O.C. logo design!

We present to you our brand new logo designs for the site, one in black text and one in orange! These new Everything The O.C. logos also make great desktop backgrounds as well! Right click the image - save as and boom, Enjoy!

Looks a little better than the original don't you think! Ah, sweet nostalgia! hahaha!

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

The O.C. Merchandise: Free Marissa T-Shirt!

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The Free Marissa t-shirt is NOW available in the 

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Available in the classic black and white 
but also a bunch more other fun colors as seen above!

If you need a refresher - Operation Free Marissa was apart of a season three plot to get Marissa back into Harbor. Marissa was attending a "dirty poor public school" with an alternate core-four group much like Ryan, Seth and Summer (pretty boy, geek, pretty girl). Ryan, Seth and Summer wanted to get Marissa back into Harbor. Of course the roadblock in their plan was the faculty/staff and the harbor students parents, they didn't want a gun toting blonde going to their precious private school. So thus the Operation Free Marissa campaign was kicked off. During this lovely and short campaign - t-shirts and signs were created as a mini protest - we all know how it ended too!

Do your part for the cause by wearing this t-shirt everyday!

Monday, September 10, 2018

The O.C. Memorable Moment: Meet the new outcasts of Harbor School

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Luke: This is gonna be weird.
Ryan: Yep.
Luke: Everyone's going to be starring at me, talking.
Marissa: Yep.
Luke: Maybe I can just blow the whole thing off, go hit the beach - give everybody time to get it out of their systems.
Ryan: It doesn't work like that. It's been months - I'm still the kid from Chino that burned a house down..
Marissa: And i'm still the girl who tried to kill herself in Mexico..
Seth: I'm still..I'm still Seth Cohen..
Luke: Man this is gonna suck..
Seth: Yeah, well. Welcome to my world.

This scene comes from: Season 1 Episode 12 "The Secret"

Friday, September 7, 2018

The O.C. Video Clips: Long lost episode of The O.C.?

Here we have a very rare long lost episode of The O.C..An episode so bad it never seen the light of day until now...Just kidding - this was from an early 2000's Mad TV skit. Enjoy it in all of it's low resolution glory! 

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Just for Fun: Marissa's two goodbyes

Let's face it Marissa spent a ton of time in front of her driveway in season one of The O.C..It was almost as if she lived on the curb! The most memorable of the driveway scenes was when Ryan left the Cohen's house for the first time at the end of the pilot episode and also when Marissa watched Ryan drive off with Theresa in the last episode of the first season "The Ties That Bind". Comparing the two above images (first episode goodbye to last episode goodbye) you can see Mischa Barton's character's overall facial looks changed a whole lot within the first season - she looks much older on the right - less baby fat too. Which makes a lot of sense because she was one of the only REAL teenager that played a teenager in The O.C..Find out how old she was plus the age of the rest of the gang here!

Monday, September 3, 2018

O.C. Fan Fiction: The Labor Day

Sandy stumbles into the kitchen holding a boatload of cleaning supplies - Seth and Ryan are eating breakfast and flipping through their phones as usual..

Sandy: Alright boys - it's time for you guys to experience the joys of Labor Day..
Seth: Oh dad were already experiencing a relaxing day off - thanks though..
Ryan: Seth I think he's referring to labor like work - I mean look at all the cleaning supplies..
Seth: Isn't that Rosa's job, speaking of - what happened to her, ah those were the good ole days pops..
Ryan looks puzzled
Sandy: I'm not quite sure but who needs a maid when we got the two of you!
Sandy hands Ryan and Mop and Seth a broom
Seth: I usually get the mop, cause at the Bait Shop...
Ryan gives Seth a annoyed look and interupts
Ryan: You worked there for like a week Seth I don't think that was enough time to start claiming the mop..
Seth: Very true buddy, very true..I've always thought of myself as a sweeper anyhow
Ryan: Whatever you say..
Sandy: aw you guys get along so well - let me know when your finished - i'm going to go watch Rocky while I wait for Kirsten to come home..
Sandy walks off to the living room
Seth: Very fair dad..very fair..

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

The O.C. Promotional Photos: Rare season one midseason promo photos!

Here are some very rare "mid season" one promotional images designed to keep teenagers interested in the show while The O.C. was on a break. This break also introduced a new day, Tuesday nights were over - and Wednesday's were the new normal. The last episode before the break was September 16th (The Escape)..People had to wait all the way to October 29th (The Rescue) for the next episode, which led to a season record high of 9.27 million viewers.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Just for Fun: If The O.C. had action figures!

Here at Everything The O.C. we like to dream big and imagine merchandise that should/should have existed for fans! With that being said - who wouldn't have wanted a Ryan or Sandy O.C. action figure? Our thoughts exactly! Enjoy/drool do what you do and don't forget to let us know in via Twitter OR Facebook which one is your favorite! Cheers! 

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

The O.C. Merchandise: I love The O.C. Coffee Mug!

We present to you an amazing new addition to the ever-growing OC Store! This time its the very exciting I LOVE THE OC ceramic coffee mug! This mug comes in 3 exciting colors - white, yellow and blue!

You can do a lot with it too, sip coffee out of it, stare at it in all of it's ceramic glory, put pens in it - And at ONLY 13.95 - we think this one's a real steal! The Cohen's would be very proud! Raise your mug, cheers everyone! Click here to check it out!

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Thursday, August 9, 2018

The O.C. Fan Art: Why the long face Ryan and Marissa?

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O.C. fan art is an interesting beast - judging by past works posted on this site, fans clearly have such different interpretations on what the O.C. characters look like! In this "beautiful" treat we see that the artist that goes by Anoukr gave Ryan and Marissa some really long faces! Furthermore Marissa appears a lot older here too! If you ask us, Marissa looks a lot like Ryan's adopted mother Kirsten which makes this drawling even stranger! Sandy better watch out, pool house boy is getting too close to your woman!

Thursday, July 26, 2018

The O.C. Behind the Scenes: Pilot scenes plus casting info!

Here is a very cool clip that highlights The O.C. actors/actresses opinions regarding the pilot episode of The O.C. as well as some sweet casting information! We find it funny that one of the last scenes of the pilot episode (Peter Gallagher and Benjamin Mckenzie) was actually the first scene they ever filmed for the show! 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Behind the Scenes: Rare photos from "The Strip"

Here we have a small handful of very rare behind the scenes photos from season 1 episode 26 "The Strip". If you don't remember clearly - this episode was all about Seth and Ryan getting into trouble in Vegas during Calebs "Bachelor Party". "I love the Vegas" - Sandy Cohen

This episode was the pre-grand finale before the actual season 1 finale - Julie and Caleb getting married along with an emotional roller coaster ride you would have to be at least 5 foot tall to be able to handle. Enjoy!

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the o.c. behind the scenes set photos ryan and seth

the o.c. behind the scenes set photos ryan and seth

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The O.C. Basement: Emma Stiles Australian Fan Fiction Writer

Developing imagination … Emma Stiles, 13, has written three online stories based on hit drama The OC and discusses script ideas with her friends via chatrooms. Photo: Ben Rushton

Here is a very early 2000's O.C. fan article - brought to you by The Sydney Morning Herald 2005

For fans of glamour soap The OC, the end of an episode is agonising. It means a week-long wait to find out whether Summer will open her heart to Seth, or whether Marissa and Ryan are meant to be.

So a growing number of impatient teenage girls are embracing a new craze known as fan fiction, in which they create their own scripts for favourite shows and post them on the internet. The website www.fanfiction.net allows devotees to write about hundreds of shows, movies and books ranging from Gone with the Wind to Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

California drama The OC is a top pick for many Sydney schoolgirls, although Summerland, Charmed, Lost and Desperate Housewives are also popular.

Balgowlah teenager Emma Stiles heard about the website from a friend four months ago. At first she read and reviewed other people's stories, all written under pen names, but soon she plucked up the courage to write her own.

Emma - known online as Summereth Ryrissa - has now written three stories about The OC. She discusses ideas with her friends via chatrooms and emails her favourite authors.

While others merge shows, create bizarre scenarios or use their own experiences, 13-year-old Emma prefers to stay true to the show. "My life wouldn't really fit The OC," she says.

Another website devotee, Genevieve Gilan, from the Central Coast, decided she would like to become an author after working on scripts for fan fiction. The 17-year-old believes her writing has improved.

"I think it's made me a lot more confident," she says. "It makes me think that if someone wants to read my writing [online], then if I ever do become a writer, they'll read that too."

Author Cecilia Dart-Thornton was discovered when she wrote for an online writers' workshop. She found it easier to post work on the internet than submit it to a publisher. "You can always pretend that people in cyber space aren't real," she says.

Some of the authors on Fanfiction are clearly beginners, whereas others are accomplished writers, she says. However, the site's real value is in encouraging imagination. "It is interactive and that's vital - you have some input, you have some control in a way of the world around you. You don't have to sit there and have things fed to you - you can give something back."

She suspects most of the writers are young women. "On the message board on my website it is mainly young women who contribute and discuss the books among themselves," she says. "They are very literate, very articulate and very sociable."

Monday, June 4, 2018

Just for fun: When someone tells you season 4 isn't worth watching!

When someone mentions season 4 isn't worth watching!

We all know that season 4 is the cherry on top of the whole series. Yes its not perfect but it captures much what made season 1 so great. Less drama, more fun and more daring plots. Not watching and enjoying it should be an O.C. sin!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The O.C. Fan Art: Marissa and Seth looking real scary!

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This original O.C. Fan Art looks like something straight out of The Nightmare Before Christmas and is equally as scary! A couple of  "butter faces" for sure! Strangely everything but their faces look great! Marissa's teeth tho! Art by Snowlazzin!

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

The O.C. Fan Submissions: Super Fan in Ryan's Crabshack Shirt!

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An O.C. Super fan was recently gifted Ryan's Crab Shack shirt for a birthday gift from his younger brother. As you can see his reaction is priceless and it truly made his day! Looking good but our drinks seriously need refills, get back to work! PS: Ask Donny why he quit the Crab Shack!

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

The O.C. Fan Submissions: Cory and Josh Hatfield strike a pose at The O.C. Diner!

Here we have the one and only Cory and Josh Hatfield from the well loved "first and only" O.C. commentary podcast track Portland CA. As you can see in this throw-back photo - they decided to stop by and get a bite to eat at the famous O.C. Diner, more on that here! Look at the deep contemplation on Josh's face and we all know who the Seth Cohen is in this photo! Thanks for submitting guys! Don't forget to check out their podcasts!

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Lovable Props From The O.C.: Seths Yakuza Prep Poster!

Here is a photo of the actual prop poster that was hung up in Seth Cohen's room (above his bed). Yakuza Prep was of course a fictitious anime movie created just for the show. This exact poster design can also be seen in Josh Schwartz's other baby and hit TV show "Chuck". 

Fun fact: Yakuza is a Japanese word for: a Japanese organized crime syndicate similar to the Mafia.
a Japanese gangster or racketeer.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Rare Glipses: Rare Side of The O.C. Cohen house!

Have you ever wondered what the left side of the Cohen house studio set looked like? Well that wonder is officially over! Above is a very rare screen shot from a limited edition OC bonus DVD. Despite the lack of exposure on the show the left side is much more finished than we imagined it to be. Great job set designers! 

Speaking of the Cohen house, it's currently still up for sale! View the listing and price here!