The O.C.

Season 4 Episode 7

The Chrismukk-huh?

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Dec 14, 2006 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • As Ryan is leaving Kirsten and Jimmy's house, a worker calls Kirsten the "Dragon Lady". This was a nickname Sandy used when referring to Julie Cooper at the start of season 1.

    • Luke Ward was not seen in the alternative universe, although it was hinted he never moved away from Newport because his brothers were seen teasing and bullying Seth which was what Luke use to do.

    • The nurse that gives Kirsten the letter that Marissa wrote to Ryan is the same nurse that Julie talked to in S3 "The Aftermath", when she was trying to get in to see Trey after visiting hours.

    • In the alternate universe there is a poster in the shopping complex saying that Johnny Harper is the Pacwest Surf Star. Johnny Harper was a friend of Marissa's in season 3 who was run over because of Ryan and therefore couldn't compete in the surf tour, although he was picked for it. Obviously because Ryan didn't exist in 'alt world' Johnny wasn't run over.

    • The Robert's address is:

      4944 Pelican Grove,
      Newport Beach, CA

    • The Cohen's address is:

      6203 Bluffside Terrace,
      Newport Beach

  • Quotes

    • Julie: Oh, now honey I told you my family only drinks wine coolers.
      Kaitlin: We're having a very Britney Christmas, mother.
      Julie: Yes. Watch out. I might put you on my lap while we drive out there.

    • Ryan: Uh, what... what did you mean "knew"?
      Kaitlin: She died three years ago.
      Ryan: What?
      Kaitlin: She OD'd in an alleyway in Tijuana.

    • Summer: Somebody should find Taylor's mom. I guess I'll do that.
      Seth: Look at you, signing up for the suicide mission.

    • Ryan (After rejecting Taylor's gift and falling off the ladder): Taylor? Taylor? Are you uh...are you hurt?
      Taylor: Only my heart, Ryan! Only my heart!

    • Taylor: I'm so grateful that if I have to be in a parallel universe that you're here with me.
      Ryan: Well, that's-
      Taylor (interrupting): Of course, you probably wish that you were with someone you actually wanted to date that would be nice, wouldn't it?
      Ryan: Ah...even in a parallel universe she never stops.

    • Taylor: Don't despair, I know the way back to the real world.
      Ryan: Yeah? Does it involve me dating you?
      Taylor: Well well! Look who's funny in alt-world!

    • Taylor: You've done so much for everybody.
      Ryan: Yeah? Like what?
      Taylor: Ryan haven't you been paying attention? You saved the Cohens! Without you Seth is the next Unabomber; Sandy is married to Slutty McSlutterman and Kirsten probably hasn't had an orgasm in like a year-
      Ryan (interrupting): uhh alright, alright.
      Taylor: And if you think I'm just going to let you give up you're crazy!
      Ryan: Taylor! I said alright.
      Taylor: Oh...oh, good.
      Ryan: Okay. Has anyone ever said no to you?
      Taylor: Once...and I pushed him off the roof.

    • Kaitlin: (To Seth) Between you and me, Taylor in a coma is kinda a nice break.

    • Julie: Thong is an acronym for The Homeless Of Newport...Go or something.

    • Ryan: (to Julie after meeting her for the first time after falling off the roof) You don't know me?
      Julie: I know your pain.

    • (Handing Ryan his George Forman Grill)
      Taylor: Here, the receipt's inside. I hope you grill your face.
      (She storms off)

    • Taylor: Poor Ryan, all of his muscles are so developed except for the ones in his mouth. You want to invite me for Chrismukkah but you don't know how, so I will save you the trouble. I would love to come.
      Ryan: Taylor look, I don't know what's going on between us, but it's only been a few weeks.
      Taylor: think if you invite me for Chrismukkah that makes me your girlfriend.
      Ryan: Uh..I don't want to hurt your feelings, but yeah.

    • Caitlin: I can't believe we're spending Christmas in the ghetto.
      Julie: It's not the ghetto, it's Riverside, and it's where our family is from.
      Caitlin: I thought we were in denial about that.

    • Kirsten: Oh, speaking of dinner, are you going to be bringing a guest?
      Ryan: That's...pretty subtle Kirsten.
      Kirsten: I'm not saying you bring Taylor, I'm just letting you know she's welcome.
      Ryan: Oh well. I don't know...I don't know. It's''s...
      Kirsten: Oh, you think that if you invite her, she's your girlfriend. Boys, so predictable.

    • Julie: If you get on that plane, I'll tell security you have a bomb.
      Caitlin: Ooh, mom! How very Jack Bauer of you!

  • Notes

    • International Air Dates:
      India: March 24, 2008 on Zee Cafe
      Slovakia: May 17, 2009 on Markiza

    • The picture of Marissa and Julie that Taylor sees when she is talking to Mima is actually a picture from the packaging of the third season DVD.

    • The opening credits have a different music in the episode for the first time in the show.

    • Music:
      "California" by Mates of State
      "Paranoid Android" by Sia
      "Into Dust" by Ashtar Command

  • Allusions

    • Kaitlin: We're having a very Britney Christmas, mother.
      Julie: Yes, watch out, I might put you on my lap while we drive out there.

      Julie is referring to an incident involving singer Britney Spears. In January 2006, Britney was photographed driving with her 5 month old son Sean Preston in her lap. Britney claimed she was trying to quickly escape the paparazzi, and didn't have time to put her son back in his car seat.