Goof: When Summer asks the teacher to look up the file on Brown, she looks at her computer screen. The only program running is iTunes, so she could not have possibly checked up on the file.
Summer: Uh oh, you and Seth are going to have to do the long distance thing. Better not cheat on each other.
Ryan: It's college. Things happen.
Seth: Are you questioning my sexuality?
Sandy: Yeah, you missed my story about playing Nanki-Poo in (The Mikado.)
Summer: What is it with people showing up with bags?
Julie: Kirsten, I don't need your charity.
Kirsten: Then why are you living in a trailer? I'm sorry. I followed you yesterday.
Julie: Well, then I certainly hope you're opening up a detective agency.
Summer: These are our college lists. Do you see a difference?
Seth: Yeah. The font. Looks like you went with the, uh, Times New Roman.
Summer: The schools, Doofus. None of them are the same. None of them are even in the same time zone.
Seth: Okay, so you want West Coast, I want East Coast. It's not a hip-hop war.
Seth (Acting out the Conversation): "Dad, I'm not applying to Berkeley. Where did you get a gun? Why do you have this gun?" That doesn't have a good ring to it.
Seth: I just had a meeting with the counselor and she said I had a very good shot at getting in. Because I'm awesome.
Mrs. Rushfield: So we'll deal with grades and boards later, but for now I just want to get a feel for what you want. Where you imagine yourself.
Seth: Ah, somewhere cold. Or brisk. I would settle for brisk.
Summer: I want 365 sun days. I don't mean the day after Saturday.
Ryan: What happens on vacations? Do I stay in the poolhouse?
Sandy: No matter where you go, this will always be your home.
Gus: Hey, Julie!
Julie: I've got a gun, Gus.
Gus: That's cool.
Seth: Picture me at college. Big fish in a small pond or small fish in a big pond?
Ryan: I don't know. I never really pictured you living in a pond.
Paul: All right, so what do you call a black man who flies a plane?
Seth: Uh ...
Paul: A pilot, you friggin' racist!
"Unsatisfied" by Nine Black Alps
"Every Day" by Dios Malos
"Open Invitation" by BRMC
"No Way Out" by Love Of Diagrams
"N.Y.L.A." by The Talk
"Yellow" by Petra Haden & Bill Frisell
After Kirsten and Seth leave the dinner table and Sandy, Ryan and Paul Glass are left at the table Sandy says "and then there were three". This is an allusion to Agatha Christie's famous book: And then there were none.
The "college plans" with the counselor was the same in an episode of Dawson's Creek titled "Future Tense". In the episode, we could see all the main characters talking about their future, and Joey Potter said that she was the first person in her family to go to college, much like Ryan Atwood.