The O.C.

Season 3 Episode 10

The Chrismukkah Bar Mitz-vahkkah

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Dec 15, 2005 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Chrismukkah has returned to the Cohen house and Seth suggests to have a Bar Mitzvah to Ryan to raise money for Johnny's knee surgery after his accident but Ryan then pulls out after seeing Johnny and Marissa get too close.

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  • Can you blame him?

    Mischa Barton, say what you want about her, is simply a beautiful young woman. There are several scenes, especially one where she's sitting in the diner across from Johnny, in which this is clearly evident. Her hair ,her eyes, her nose, her lips are perfection. Can you blame any guy, including the oft-criticized Johnny, for falling in love with her? Her portrayal of Marissa Cooper has in many places been labeled the weak link in the OC cast, but I believe she does a fine job in this episode and in many others, particularly in Season 3.moreless
  • this was a good ep

    in this ep of the show the oc its that time of year again in the cohen house chrismaka and this time of year is diffrent after johenys accident he needs money for the surgery and so marrisa and the others decide to help him and have ryan get a barmitsfa to help raise mone but sandy and kirsten argree and ryan is getting ready and studing and but then he sees how joney is getting close to marrisa so he decideds to back out but thne ends up going through with it and its a great time and it was a very interesting epmoreless
  • Johnny once again gets himself into trouble and its christmacuh!

    This episode would have been alot better if Johnny was gone. His character now just really annoys me and i'm so annoyed that there now all "friends". I doubt that will be for long knowing Ryan. Over then johnnys part in this episode it was a good episode. I can't wait for him to get off the show and i hope its nasty!!!! Sorry if that sounds abit crazy, his character is just annoying!!moreless
  • Drama queens.

    After The O.C. was followed up by a string of excellent, sensational, and absolutely hilarious episodes, it gives us this dud. Although the same witty writing is here, the creativeness took a dip, the humour went away on vacation again, and worst of all, there is a huge focus on the two drama queens of the show in Johnny and Marissa. You'd think that after the first two guys, Marissa would have learned her lesson about being too close to guys, but nope, she runs straight into a trap. Most of the episode clamps down on the theme of Johnny's pride, and the concept isn't just executed well at all. Seeing him suddenly get a gun and try to rob a liquor store, felt like all the events leading up to that one was just, meh.moreless
  • Such a huge disappointment from last Chrismukkah!

    Such a huge disappointment from last Chrismukkah! I mean I haven't minded Johnny in the other episodes before this, but a whole episode based around this boring boy? Not a very good one! Sure Ryan getting a Bar-Mitzah(Vahh) is exciting but not when it is simply for Johnny, but I must admit Seth Cohen returned to his old ways while entertaining the crowd in this episode whih was a relief from his recent "boring" ways, but overall: an awful chrismukkah, an awful episode, an average Season 3 episode! 8.1 simply for Seth's awesomely dorky ways, 7.9 otherwise!moreless
Juan Ramirez

Juan Ramirez


Guest Star

Nicklaus Koeppen

Nicklaus Koeppen

Young Seth

Guest Star

Blair Hickey

Blair Hickey


Guest Star

Ryan Donowho

Ryan Donowho

Johnny Harper

Recurring Role

Michael Nouri

Michael Nouri

Dr. Neil Roberts

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Goof: Sandy tells Kirsten that Chrismukkah is her first holiday without her dad. Although not shown on the show, Thanksgiving would actually have been her first holiday after Caleb died.

    • In this episode, it is revealed that Summer's biological mom ran out on her and her father when she was 14.

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Sandy: Ryan doesn't wear glasses.
      Seth: He does when he's reading from right to left.

    • Seth: As soon as you hear "That's What Friends Are For", you're done.
      Ryan: Is that song Jewish?
      Seth: It might as well be, it's the trademark of any Barmitzvah. It's just you and all your friends all swaying with your arms around each other. It's awesome!
      Ryan: I thought all the kids you invited went to Luke's birthday party?
      Seth: It's hypothetically awesome, but tomorrow night we will recreate history.

    • Ryan: This is the moment Seth has been waiting for for four years, he finally has some friends.

    • Julie: I'm spitting Skoal into a cup, drinking wine from a bottle I unscrewed, and living in a home, that if I wanted to, I could put in reverse.

    • Sandy: Luckily Chrismukkah has twice the resistance of an ordinary holiday.

    • (To Ryan about having a Barmitzvah)
      Seth: You've brought some much needed Chris to the Cohens, but you could use a little Mukkah.

    • Seth: Doctor Roberts! Hello, hi, how are you?
      Summer's dad: I'm good, Seth, how are you?
      Seth: Great. I'm with your daughter so how could I.. not... be great. Plus the angels won! Looking pretty good this year, hm?
      Summer's dad: Baseball season ended months ago, Seth.
      Seth: BUT the market is up! Yes? -- No? -- It's a good time for the market? Yes? No? It's good, it's bad. It's a bad time for the market...
      Summer: Cohen! Why don't you go comb out princess sparkle's tail, you know that relaxes you.
      Seth: Whaaat...? Summer, what are you... what are you talking about? I would never... (pauses) Is the comb where I left it?

    • Kirsten: Definitely the best Chrismakkuh ever.

    • Seth: It'd be...(pauses) It'd be like a Chrismukah Bar-Mitzvahkah! Spell that, Dude!

  • NOTES (2)

    • In this episode, we are told that everyone who was invited to Seth's bar-mitzvah went to Luke's birthday party. Summer's father didn't let Summer go and she was RSVP'ed to go to Seth's bar-mitzvah, but she didn't go because her mother split up from her father.

    • Music:
      "Christmas All Over Again" by Tom Petty
      "Christmas Day In The Sun" by Hot Hot Heat
      "That´s What Friends Are For" by Dionne Warwick And Friends
      "YMCA" by Village Pepole
      "Silent Night" by APM
      "The Christmas Song" by The Raveonettes
      "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" by APM
      "Silent Night On The Prairie" by Firsts Com
      "Doxology" by David Poe
      "Dreidel Dreidel Dreidel" by APM
      "Silent Night" by First Com


    • Sandy: That's 'cause, Ryan Atwood ... you're a mensch. And after tonight, I'm gonna tell you what that means.
      "Mensch" is a German noun meaning a "human". In Yiddish, "mensch" roughly means "a good person." It means a particularly good person, like a stand-up guy.