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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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.