The O.C. (TV Series 2003–2007) Poster



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Followed by 

The 'Bu (2003) (TV Series)

Alternate-language version of  

Medcezir (2013) (TV Series)

Referenced in 

Scrubs: My Old Friend's New Friend (2004) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Retrosexual: The 80's (2004) (TV Mini-Series)
stills from this were shown
Will & Grace: Christmas Break (2004) (TV Episode)
"That was just like 'The O.C'"
House M.D.: Histories (2005) (TV Episode)
House tells Wilson, "I don't NEED to watch The O.C., but it makes me happy."
Saturday Night Live: Jason Bateman/Kelly Clarkson (2005) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Kim Jong Il
Late Show with David Letterman: Episode #12.105 (2005) (TV Episode)
Promoted verbally during interview with Rachel Bilson, no clips.
The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green (2005)
Ethan's mom says that she watches this show with her husband
Reno 911!: The Prefect of Wanganui (2005) (TV Episode)
Title referenced
Entourage: Oh, Mandy (2005) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Family Guy: Jungle Love (2005) (TV Episode)
Stewie says he's holding an "O.C. party" where they watch this and drink whenever a boy takes his top off.
Bad Reputation (2005)
"Most of the girls I know spend their lunch hour disecting The OC."
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XVI (2005) (TV Episode)
ad for a spin-off of "The O.C." called Pomona
Saturday Night Live: Eva Longoria/Korn (2005) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during the Spammies and Weekend Update
The War at Home: The Empire Spanks Back (2005) (TV Episode)
Larry mentions the show.
Numb3rs: The OG (2006) (TV Episode)
The episode's title is a play on word on the older show's title.
American Dad!: Rough Trade (2006) (TV Episode)
A character mentions watching this on TV.
Gilmore Girls: Just Like Gwen and Gavin (2006) (TV Episode)
Zach tells Joe "Welcome to the S.H., b***h!" at the Winter Carnival, a reference to the iconic O.C line, "Welcome to The O.C, b***h!"
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.98 (2006) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue in "Borough Babies" category
The Simpsons: Homer Simpson, This Is Your Wife (2006) (TV Episode)
Mischa Barton statue seen on Fox backlot tour, The OC is a hit Fox show.
House M.D.: Clueless (2006) (TV Episode)
on House's 'Now Playing list' on TV
John Tucker Must Die (2006)
"Maybe he'll get a role on 'The O.C.' "
Bring It On: All or Nothing (2006) (Video)
"This ain't The O.C."
All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (2006)
Chloe and Marlin's locker conversation references concerning her belly piercing.
Postcards: Episode #8.23 (2006) (TV Episode)
In a segment about yacht hire, Bridget comments that the idea of sailing your own private luxury yacht conjures up a scene from this title.
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross: Episode #11.5 (2006) (TV Episode)
Zach Braff mentions a co-star from The Last Kiss being a star in this show.
Sex, Lies & Soaps: Sex (2006) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
Sex, Lies & Soaps: Bad Behaviour (2006) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
Sex, Lies & Soaps: Family Conflict (2006) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
Sex, Lies & Soaps: Appearance (2006) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
Sex, Lies & Soaps: School Years (2006) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
House M.D.: Whac-A-Mole (2006) (TV Episode)
" 'Party of Five,' 'The O.C.' of its time."
Clatterford: Christmas Panto (2006) (TV Episode)
character mentions series by name
Skins: Michelle (2007) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Shanghai Kiss (2007)
"Go hang out with Summer or Marissa or one of the girls on 'The OC'."
ER: I Don't (2007) (TV Episode)
Open reference by a character
Hack! (2007)
Mentioned by Johnny while walking with Emily on the beach.
Supernatural: Bedtime Stories (2007) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Dean
Chuck: Chuck Versus the Alma Mater (2007) (TV Episode)
one of the shows brought up in the TV show identification duel between Lester and Morgan
'Neighbours' on Five (2008) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
Saturday Night Live: Jonah Hill/Mariah Carey (2008) (TV Episode)
Referenced on Weekend Update
(500) Days of Summer (2009)
DVDs are shown in a video store.
Sounds Ideal (2009) (Video)
Eleni Polou mentions "The O.C." for its overabundance of music.
The Einstein Factor: 2009 Series B: Heat 5 (2009) (TV Episode)
Chosen by Xenia Pappas as her special subject.
American Pickers: Getting the Boot (2010) (TV Episode)
Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz both mention this television show by name and photo of cast is shown
Chuck: Chuck Versus the Fear of Death (2010) (TV Episode)
A poster hangs in Chuck's room for Yakuza Prep, a fictional movie mentioned in The O.C.
Pretty Little Liars: Careful What U Wish 4 (2011) (TV Episode)
Simone says it was her who made Aria turn off "The O.C." and read "Wuthering Heights" instead.
Conan: The Unitard Dilemma (2011) (TV Episode)
A guy dressed up as Ted Turner in a sketch, mentions this show
Phelous & the Movies: House of Phax (2011) (TV Episode)
"They've turned it into a serious drama."
The Apprentice: Hero Worship (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during confusion about Orange County Choppers
Fashion Police: Episode #7.14 (2012) (TV Episode)
Joan mentions it while introducing Mischa Barton.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.161 (2012) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Adam Brody was on the show
The Dirties (2013)
Posters are shown in Matt's room.
Veronica Mars (2014)
Dick yells "welcome to the B.C., bitch" before punching someone. This is a reference to Luke punching Ryan on The O.C., in which he shouts " welcome to the O.C., bitch."
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Anne Hathaway/Ben McKenzie/Francis Garcia & Sal Basille/Stephen Perkins (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Seth as he introduces Ben McKenzie
Girls: Hello Kitty (2016) (TV Episode)
When discussing Alex Patsavas, Marnie and Desi mention Patsavas working on music for the show.
La La Land (2016)
Mia auditions for a TV series that was described to her as "Dangerous Minds" meets "The O.C.".

Featured in 

The O.C.: A Day in the Life (2004) (TV Special)
feautes clips of the show
The Slanted Screen (2006)
Screenwipe: Episode #2.1 (2006) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
Sex, Lies & Soaps: Sex (2006) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown
Sex, Lies & Soaps: Bad Behaviour (2006) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown
Sex, Lies & Soaps: Family Conflict (2006) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown
Sex, Lies & Soaps: Appearance (2006) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown
Sex, Lies & Soaps: School Years (2006) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown
I Love the New Millennium: 2003 (2008) (TV Episode)
Shown on the 2003 episode
Great TV Mistakes (2010) (TV Movie)
invisible trash being put into sack/bag moves position/cigarette changes size/pills sort themselves into colors/purse moves/dialogue changes from one scene to another
FOX 25th Anniversary Special (2012) (TV Movie)
WatchMojo: Top 10 TV Shows That Jumped the Shark (2014) (TV Episode)
Ranking at #9 is Marissa shooting Trey and then getting killed herself

Spoofed in 

The Simpsons: Milhouse of Sand and Fog (2005) (TV Episode)
Lisa watches a joke version of the show
Chuck: Chuck Versus the Sandworm (2007) (TV Episode)
Chuck's entrance to the party in search of Morgan mirrors a similar scene from creator Josh Schwartz's previous hit The O.C. - to make the gag even clearer, the same song plays over both scenes.
The Kevin Bishop Show: Episode #1.4 (2008) (TV Episode)
"The OCD OC"
The HO.C. (2008) (Video)
The HO.C. is a parody of the hit T.V. show, The O.C.

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