Thursday, June 26, 2014

Seth Cohen's Computer: What is the heritage of the last name Cohen?

Thanks to Seth Cohen's computer we now have the answer to the age old question, how to china get alopecia? Just kidding but seriously that pony knew how to rack up some serious bills while Jimmy Coop Cooper was stealing money from his clients. Okay so the real reason you are here, what is the heritage of the last name Cohen? Seth Cohen's computer says that the heritage of the last name Cohen is..well that it's an extremely Jewish last name..Big surprise there! It's an old Hebrew surname also spelled "Kohen". Kohen in Hebrew means Priest, so its true, The Cohen's have the most holy of all names. Looks like the writers did their homework, See you learning something new everyday on Everything The O.C.!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Seth Cohen's Computer: How far is Newport Beach, CA to Tijuana, Mexico?

Thanks to Seth Cohen's computer we know that Tijuana, Mexico is approximately 1 hour and 52 minutes away from each other. Which is approximately 2.5 episodes of the O.C. (based on 44 minutes per episode), not bad eh?! For such a short drive its a shame that Summer and Seth wrecked the Land Rover on the way and had to stay at the crackhead hole in the wall slum hotel.  Either way it made for great entertainment for the gang, All I have is one question for you, Ding Dongs or Twinkies?

Thursday, June 19, 2014

The O.C. Woops: I think the Cohen's forgot something on their door

See anything wrong in this picture? Here we have Season 1 Episode 2 "The Model Home". During this scene Kirsten goes outside to have a secret conversation about Jimmy needing to "borrow" a hundred thousand dollars, yeah Jimmy it is a lot, we all need one hundred grand, I guess its nice to be next door neighbor to a money tree! Now as you probably already know, the only time the cast and crew went to the real on location Cohen house was for the pilot episode and a select few scenes during the series. The real life Cohen house is in Malibu, CA not Newport. After the shows pilot was a success the creators built a life size replica of the Cohen house at The Raleigh Studios in LA where the majority of scenes take place (in a controlled environment). So anyways during this scene the camera goes to the Cohen front door and out comes Kirsten on the phone in a very worried manor..The door opens and we see the real house door complete guess it a a black realtor style lock box. This is an exclusive woops/goof/blooper that I haven't seen anywhere else!

My theory is (this is just a really good assumption) that during the filming of episode 2 the house was for sale or vacant and or the studio rented out time to use the house. The owner/realtor left them the keys to the mansion via front door lock box..That way the studio could come back to the physical Cohen house location to fill in some shots for the show etc.. My problem with this is well its pretty noticeable surely it was deliberate, I mean it kinda blends in!?! Maybe Sandy secretly had the put house on the market to then move the family to Berkeley, we may never know. I would love to get a hold some production notes from the episodes.

Here we can see another angle from the scene complete with The Cooper house in the background obviously proving that this scene was filmed at the real house.

Furthermore as saw above this scene was shot at the physical real Cohen house because of the extra detail around and under the door, where the door seals completely shut without a gap via door insulation. The Cohen studio house below has large gaps underneath the front door which gives it an obvious studio look aka no one but the huge fans aka me and you will notice. Look below (ignore the bad Photoshop skills, painted Ryan out), that's a heck of a gap under the door, talk about all your cool air going out window or in this case the door!

Where to find this: Season 1 Episode 2 "The Model Home" (ironically maybe the real Cohen house a model at the time too?!)

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Rare Glimpses: Ryan's Chino Room - Rare Photos!

Here at Everything The O.C. we like to track down those rare moments, the ones that just fly by your screen faster than you can even gather what you just saw. We like to slow those moments for you with what we like to call Rare Glimpses.

Today we reveal Ryan's old trashy room from Season 1 Episode 1, boy its far from the looks of the pool-house! As Ryan is packing his belongings and prized possessions (namely his 5 pack of wife beaters) we get a nice glimpse on what Ryan's life was like before he turned into a Cohen. From what we know Ryan's room was used only in the pilot episode, we never see it again. What we can gather from the photo's Ryan shared the room with Trey - The room includes a TV, VCR, two mattresses sitting on the floor, a whole lot of stickers/posters on the wall, skateboard, a bong, a jack in the box cup, some CD's and a bunch of other clutter. Two mattresses you say? Yes two mattresses that never seen the light of day or really the whole other side of the room for that matter..I went deep diving and found a uber rare pre production photo from the set designer Jaymes Hinkle that worked on the pilot episode. This is the other side of the room that we never got to see, this is O.C. GOLD, take it all in!

System of a Down posters, TOOL, TRAPT, Dragon Ball Z, Dirtbikes

Whats with all the skateboards on the walls I mean I wouldn't take Ryan for a skateboarder so maybe his brother Trey was the skater in the Atwood family, maybe he enjoyed stealing cars and stealing skateboards. Never the less the scenes from Ryan's room and house in general went by very fast but to be honest the looks of it makes you want to leave quick and also gives you a true sense of what Ryan was going through day to day. Good Riddance Ryan's Old Room, on to the POOL-HOUSE!

Noteworthy quote: "This ain't your house, man!"

Where to see it: Season 1 Episode 1

The Cars Of The O.C.: Trey and Ryan's Get Away Car Mystery Revealed!

Here it is, the first glorious minute of one of the greatest shows of all time, the famous Trey and Ryan car jacking cop chase from season 1 episode 1. I've been wanting to know for awhile now what kind of car they stole, although I never really tried looking until now...Through hours and hours of research, the staff at All Things The O.C. finally reached a conclusion - the stolen car that Trey incessantly steals is in fact a 1978 Chevy Camaro! Right off the bat, the car looked like something straight out of the 70's which helped during our research. The smaller square turn signals (near the headlights) gave it away as well as the grill...Ironically Benjamin Mckenzie (Ryan Atwood) was born in 1978 which makes him and the car the exact same age.

Furthermore check out the Camaro's licence plate as he races away nearly throwing Ryan out of the car! The license plate reads 2CON654

Interestingly the license plate numbers 2CON654 has been known to be attached to other productions including Axel Foley's convertible in the Beverly Hills Cop movies. It would be cool to figure out if the letters and numbers mean anything! 

So there we have it solved the mystery just like I promised! Makes you wonder what would have happened if the boy's never got caught by the police, for our sake i'm glad they did!

Where to find it: Season 1 Episode 1

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Rare Glimpses: The View Inside Ryan's Harbor School Locker

Here we have the beloved school locker of Ryan Atwood/Cohen, complete with well i'm assuming school books and a few door stickers. Wow I didn't know Ryan was into self promotion. Most of the stickers look to be surfing brands and then the largest photo looks to be a Hammock overlooking the beach. Maybe this is Ryan's ideal mecca of relaxation or an eventual retirement place, maybe it was even suppose to be created into a spinoff "Ryan and The Hammock", we may never know..Stay tuned for next article where we reveal Ryan Atwoods locker combination!

Where to find it: Season 2 Episode 6 The Chrismukkah That Almost Wasn't

Lovable Props From The O.C.: The Chrismukkah Work Wheel

Here is a rare glimpse into a very for some reason forgettable Seth Cohen show prop, No its not Captain Oats, its The Chrismukkah Work Wheel! During the season 2 episode 6 "The Chrismukkah That Almost Wasn't", Seth Ezekiel in his overly hyper Christmas spirit tries to divvy out the elf work (jewcruitment) a little different with this special hand made paper plate spinning wheel contraption (stay tuned for the DIY on how to make this very wheel). Seth never actually spins it but instead lands the arrow on the head of his choosing and begins to give Ryan, Kirsten and Sandy jobs, typical COHEN!

Bonus information: Seth makes Kirsten in-charge of the decor (glad it wasn't the cooking), Ryan is in charge of "roping in the Hebrews", which is Ryan's specialty since he is a blonde blue eyed dude. Oh yes and Sandy, yeah he kinda opts out of all the duties in which the group then says "Oy Humbug!"

Where to find it: Season 2 Episode 6 The Chrismukkah That Almost Wasn't

Houses of The O.C.: The Cohen Front Door and Sandy's Den Stairs

Stairs, wow there are so many different sets of stairs in the Cohen house! Here we have a rare shot not only the entry door but also (this is the secret part) Sandy has stairs going up to his den/office/man-shack as well, I never noticed that until now. Not sure if this was added later in season 2 or not (will have to go back on season 1 to figure that out). Anywho enjoy the view, the double set of stairs in all its stair filled goodness!

Where to find it: Season 2 Episode 6 The Chrismukkah That Almost Wasn't

Rare Glimpses: Inside the Cohen House - Ryan's Poolhouse Bathroom

A rare and I mean tiny glimpse into the mysterious life of Ryan's bathroom! Here we see a small crack into the secret life of Ryan, where the magic happens etc. I have been always wondering if there was anything actually back there and this proves that there at least is matching interior paint and a mirror. Perhaps the bathroom serves as a makeup area or better yet a working set bathroom? I don't even  know but I will tell you that bathrooms are highly untelevised on The O.C. so take this view in we may never see more than this!


While watching more of season 2 I noticed this shot that enables us to see a bit more of the bathroom area of the pool house. We can see two pictures hung up and what looks to possibly be a hamper.

Where to find it: Season 2 Episode 6 The Christmukkah That Almost Wasn't
AND Season 2 Episode 9 The Ex Factor

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