The O.C.

Season 2 Episode 18

The Risky Business

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Apr 07, 2005 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • Goof: The crystal egg should have been noticed missing long before Ryan noticed it. In an auction, the pieces being auctioned are put on display before the auction so the people can examine them and see exactly what they are and decide what they want to pay for them. So the missing piece should have been noticed when the items were put out for display hours before the actual auction started.

    • Goof: When Sandy introduces Marissa and Summer, you hear his announcer voice say "And here are our lovely assistants", but as an echoed/magnified voice is heard, Sandy is moving the mic away from his mouth on "assistants" and begins clapping. Right after this, we cut to a shot of Marissa and Summer then back to Sandy, whose microphone has mysteriously disappeared from his hand.

    • Goof: When Ryan walks by Seth at school and pushes him into the locker, he has a cup of coffee in his hand as he walks toward Seth. When he's walking away, he has nothing in his hands.

    • The crystal egg in this episode is slightly different then the crystal egg from Risky Business. If they were going to have a plot point dealing with a prop from this movie wouldn't you think they would get the actual egg that was in the movie or one that looked exactly like it?

    • Goof: When Trey and Ryan are playing PS2 it is upside down. Usually on a PS2 the game would not work.

  • Quotes

    • Sandy: (about Ryan): He's very chivalrous, not so unlike a young Steve McQueen.

    • Seth: (to Ryan about Sandy) He sings, he surfs and he reads minds.

    • Trey: Stallone, huh? Nah, I'm more of a Van Damme fan.
      Ryan: Are you kidding me? Seagal, man.
      Seth: Yeah, divided house cannot eat. Now we all gotta get together behind a single action hero.
      Sandy: Steve McQueen.
      Seth: Steve M-who?

    • (Ryan about to throw the crystal egg to Seth)
      Ryan: Hey, go deep.
      Seth (to himself): This never worked in PE.

    • (when Ryan gets to know that Trey stole the crystal egg)
      Ryan: Okay, you stay here.
      Seth: What are you going to do?
      Ryan: I don't know.
      Seth: Okay, I got a plan. The kind of plan that made me All-Camp Capture-the-Flag Camp Tahoe. And it is extremely stealth.

    • Sandy: Hey, guys. I'm chairing The OC Pseudo-Charity Non-Yard sale.
      Seth: Hey, Dad, that's fantastic.
      Ryan: Good luck with that.

    • Seth: Yeah, let's make it a three-way ... what? That came out weird.

    • (Seth catches the egg)
      Seth:Ryan I caught it!
      Ryan:That's great Seth....RUN!!!

    • Sandy: A charity event where the donors keep half the profits and a yard sale with no yard. Hum! So, that's how they do it in the O.C.

    • Sandy: Joanne. Tell me you didn't order those napkin rings. This is not a mob wedding.

    • Trey: This is the crystal egg from Risky Business?
      Joan: Well, it's not the F-14 from Top Gun.

    • Trey: What's a "Newpsie"?
      Sandy: They're like vultures, except the Newpsies like to paint their talons. Actually, they'd rather have somebody else paint their talons. Oop. Here comes a flock right now.

    • Ryan: What are you making? Mom's hangover special?
      Trey: What do you mean? A pack of smokes and a fresh cocktail?

  • Notes

    • Music:
      "Play" by Flunk
      "Sister Jack" by Spoon
      "Banquet" by Bloc Party
      "Love On A Real Train" by Tangerine Dream
      "Legendary" by Lou Barlow
      "Marvo Ging" by Chemical Brothers

    • Seth comments on how "some people think chivalry is dead, I don't see it". Back in 1x07, Seth tells Summer "Chivalry is dead, sugar".

    • A wax lion can be seen as one of the auction items. This could be a shout-out to the Cancelled-By-Fox-Series Wonderfalls.

    • When Ryan is tying Trey's tie for the party, it is similar to the Pilot episode when Sandy was tying Ryan's tie and Ryan refused Sandy's help.

  • Allusions

    • Zach: So who's Curt Schilling anyway?
      Curt Schilling is a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. He is most famous for being part of the pitching combination of Schilling and Randy Johnson in the 2001 World Series, which helped win the series. He is also well known for his ankle bleeding through his sock during the 2004 ALCS. This has become a symbol for that time period in the Red Sox history.

    • Marissa: (to Summer) All that Antiques Roadshow really paid off.
      Antiques Roadshow is a PBS series where professional antique appraisers criss-cross the country looking at people's antiques that they bring in, and giving them information about the origins of their piece, and an estimate of the value.

    • Multiple: many references to Tom Cruise and his movies Risky Business, Top Gun, Cocktail, Vanilla Sky, and Jerry Maguire
      Tom Cruise is considered by some to be one of the top 100 movie stars of all time, one of the highest paid and most sought after actors in screen history. From the outset, he exhibited an undeniable box office appeal to both male and female audiences.

    • Sandy/Trey: references to Steve McQueen and his movies Bullitt and The Great Escape
      Truly one of the most loved actors of his generation, Steve McQueen was known for his wild antics and crazy lifestyle. He loved motorcycles and fast cars. He performed most of his stunts and many he wasn't supposed to. He played many great roles. Girls wanted him and men wanted to be him.

    • Ryan: reference to "Seagal"
      Steven Seagal is a tall, striking and somewhat boyishly handsome looking (often with ponytail), and usually impeccably dressed action star who burst onto the martial arts film scene in 1988 in the fast paced Warner Bros. production "Above The Law" (1988). Seagal's debut movie was wildly received by action fans. Whilst his fan appeal has somewhat declined from his halcyon blockbusters of the mid 1990s, Seagal still has a very loyal fan base in the action movie genre and continues to remain a highly bankable star.

    • Trey: reference to "van Damme"
      Jean Claude van Damme is a former karate champion who, like predecessors Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris, stars in action pictures highlighting his martial-arts skills. He has bounced around the various subcategories of the chop-socky genre. His thick-as-Heinz accent, wooden line readings, and noticeable lack of humor and irony mark him as one of the World's Worst Actors.

    • Seth: references to "Stallone" and his movies Lock Up and Over The Top
      Sylvester Stallone became one of Hollywood's highest paid actors, usually playing monosyllablic, antisociety, underdog heroes. While Stallone has attempted to extend his range into film comedies and drama, his real box office success continues in action films.