Thursday, February 22, 2007

"The O.C." - A Look Back

In the middle of the summer, not too long ago
Everyone started buzzing about “the next 90210”

Beaches and babes; surfer dudes and sun,
The O.C. turned up the heat – California…here we come!

A guilty pleasure so deliciously good,
From the moment Sandy Cohen met Ryan Atwood.

Sandy took Ryan from Chino, to the land of the filthy rich,
The mythology began – “Welcome to The O.C, Bitch!”

Driving to the Cohen’s, Ryan had no clue what was in store,
Brooding by the driveway where he met the girl next door.

Marissa “Coop” Cooper was the beautiful, troubled teen,
The life of the party – the homecoming queen.

Then there was Kirsten – Sandy’s wine guzzling wife,
And their son Seth – who had a sailboat and no life.

Ryan quickly became a member of the Cohen family,
As he made his mark on the citizens of Atomic County

Like the self absorbed Summer, who was always saying “EW!”
Coop’s best friend and sidekick – a pal that’s true blue.

And Marissa needed a friend like this, truly –
To cope with two parents like Jimmy and Julie.

Jimmy was stealing money; Julie was buying a horse;
A blow up at cotillion meant imminent divorce

And Marissa’s boyfriend Luke didn’t make things better,
Cheating on her just days after they first slept together.

Lucky for Coop, Ryan punched him in the nose,
Then turned around to save her from an overdose.

Those Tijuana troubles were only the beginning,
By the time Oliver got to town, our heads were spinning.

Jimmy kissed Kirsten since he was all alone and sad,
Then he hooked up with her sister while Julie hooked up with her dad.

The gruesome twosome - Caleb and the Dragon Lady
Made daddy’s little girl, Kiki absolutely crazy.

Meanwhile Seth Cohen’s social life was off the hook,
Summer dressed as Wonder Woman, Anna made a comic book…

On our first happy merry Chrismukkah – which soon we knew
Was invented by Seth, the progeny of a Catholic and a Jew.

Amid all the holiday cheer, Marissa started therapy,
Where she met the aforementioned Oliver – a nut to the Nth degree.

Now, Coop began to show just how annoying she could be –
While Seth and Summer hopped in bed – goodbye virginity.

And Marissa’s life became even more of a mess,
When her ex boyfriend and her mother started having sex.

Luke moved to Portland; Julie married Cal by season’s end,
And Ryan went back to Chino with his pregnant ex girlfriend.

Marissa moved to the tower, Seth sailed far away,
Yet everyone but Luke was back by Labor Day.

We all tuned in to see what the second season had in store
Some of us skeptical that it wouldn’t be as good as the one before.

With Ryan off in Chino, Marissa’s life seemed so much harder,
She became an alcoholic and started screwing the gardener!

Summer found Zack, and though on paper they were perfection,
He turned out to be a boring version of Seth and there was no love connection.

So though the super cool comic book club ultimately came to an end
Zack and Seth created their own graphic novel based on all of their friends.

And for Ryan, there was a new girl in town – a red head with an oboe,
But Lindsay was Cal’s illegitimate daughter (Kiki’s sister, Seth’s aunt, etc); So…she had to go.

The bait shop was the place where Alex and Marissa felt that intense spark;
But let’s face it – Marissa’s not a lesbian and the bait shop’s not the After Dark.

Sandy almost cheated on Kirsten – with an ex he thought was dead;
Kirsten turned to alcohol while Sandy was messing with her head.

And we’ll always remember just before Cal descended from his royal throne,
Kiki screaming, “I may love my chardonnay but at least I won’t die alone!!”

The season ended with the shot heard throughout The O.C.
Marissa fired a gun at Ryan’s brother – and he woke up in Season 3.

At this point, Seth and Summer are a pretty solid pair,
And Ryan and Marissa…does anyone still care?

Kiki’s in rehab; Sandy’s holding down the fort while she’s away,
Marissa’s been kicked out of school after shooting Trey.

So moving to Hawaii with her family sounds super,
As her mother prepares to be Julie Cooper Nichol Cooper.

But Jimmy screws up again and he has to leave her,
And we meet Taylor Townsend, a type A overachiever

Who’s gunning for Marissa’s social chair position,
But soon becomes a friend in the O.C. tradition.

Sandy tries to revive the Newport group –a failing enterprise,
And gets caught up in a tangled web of deception and lies.

His son starts smoking pot and his office catches fire –
Kirsten falls off the wagon – oh Sandy, just retire!

How is Ryan the most stable member of the gang,
And what outrageous stunt will end the season with a bang?

It turned out a tragic car crash would take a member of the group,
Rest in Peace Marissa - Mischa Barton’s flown the Coop!

With all the residual grief at the start of season four,
It wasn’t hard to believe that cancellation was in store.

And the clearest warning that the show would be heading for the hills,
Was when Bilson and Brody announced they were splitsville.

Yes, the old OC magic was gone – distant memories,
Instead we got fight clubs, prostitution rings, and Summer hugging trees.

Little sister Caitlin took over as the hell raising Cooper girl,
And Taylor Townsend melted Ryan’s heart after a visit to alt world.

Summer came back to Newport – now, none of the kids were in college,
Instead we had pregnancies, proposals and earthquakes to acknowledge.

It all was leading to the ending - the OC’s final day -
But the audience (and Summer’s dad) are watching a hypothermic Dr. Grey.

For those of us who tuned in, it was a jam packed hour, truly,
Babies and Berkeley and Bullet… Go Team Julie!

We found out that Summer and Seth eventually become man and wife,
And watched as Ryan looked back on how the Cohen’s saved his life.

Yes, we have to recognize what the OC gave to all of us,
Adam Brody, emo music, and merry Christmakkuhs.

It made comic books trendy; it made it cool to be a geek,
And it gave us Peter Gallagher’s eyebrows every week.

Thus, as The O.C. says goodbye, Ryan’s words we must endorse –
We’d do it all the same again, except for Oliver of course.

49 comments:

Anonymous said...

Amazing work guys thanks!

This is going on my wall pronto.

TheOCfan2 said...

This is soo true! Gee, well done lol :]

The OC forever!

Rahul said...

I wish how i express what i felt with ur poem....the OC in a nutshell...a fine tribute! Kudos amigos!

Liz said...

Yes, we have to recognize what the OC gave to all of us,
Adam Brody, emo music, and merry Christmakkuhs.

It made comic books trendy; it made it cool to be a geek,
And it gave us Peter Gallagher’s eyebrows every week.

- loved that part :)
thank you for this poem- it's absolutley great!!!!

ali said...

i loved this poem! i think it was really well written, and i laughed the whole way through. my favorite part was the last to lines about Oliver... because instantly i got it... how Ryan and Marissa had that conversation at the end of season 3. Way to go... the cast would be proud!

Anonymous said...

The OC forever!

Anonymous said...

so funny. good to see a funny recap of all four seasons. OC, you will be deeply missed.

Amanda said...

good poem... however there is one flaw. kirsten is protestant and sandy is a jew... therefore there is an error in the chrismikkah bit.

kylie said...

the o.c rocks and i loved your peom it was so beutiful ... when i found out the o.c wasd ending it felt lyk the world was ending ... i no it might be a little dramatic but thts how i felt freat peom

Ashley (The OC luvr) said...

THANKS GUYS YOU HELPED ME COPE I AM STILL SO SAD I SENT THE URL TO ONE OF MY FRIEND AND SHE THOUGHT IT ROCKED!!!
THANKS
HARTS
ASHLEY
(peaceOFashcouture)

Ana s ops said...

love!!! it´s amaizing!! it´s so god that i haven´t nothing else to say! Love! OC 4EVER!!

Daniela said...

Gotta love it!


<3

Daniel said...

that was well done it brought back old and fond memories

Carrie said...

I LOVE THE FINALE. I love this poem too, humorous!

Anonymous said...

great job i love it!!!!! if u ever wanna challenge me at an oc contest lets see whatsup im the biggest fan.

Anonymous said...

dont forget we would also like to take back marissa death haha as well as oliver...even taylor n ryan that was just shithouse! im sorry but it was

Anonymous said...

this is awesome
i cant believe the o.c is gone!
you guys rock it must have taken a logn time to write but it was worth it
bets tribute i have seen in a very long time
p.s THE O.C FOREVER

Anonymous said...

omg this is so good...well done...biggest oc fan ever nd i missed the last epp. coz i had 2 go 2 a hospital! but well done...oc 4 lyf bitches!
ally xoxox

ryan&taylor4ever said...

wow that acutally was such a great poem!well done!

Anonymous said...

da poem is just amazing ya..good job guys...........buh u no wot in india season3 is gona strt ths march..so i hav mixd feelings m hapy dah itz gona strt buh as vel as saadd dah seasn4 is da end !.....few days b4 i ws lyk ecstatic wit joy.....4da nw seasn.......buh nw ??.......sad......!....1nce agin hav2 say amazziinnggg wrk guys..............
OC ROCKS MAN !!!!........LuV yA OC 4evEr !!

desiree' =] said...

loved the poem! especially the ending about oliver. i posted in my oc website; www.xanga.com/oc_is_love_x

Anonymous said...

I love this poem i will always read it when i miss the OC

Anonymous said...

Unreal, wats the oliver part tho?

Anonymous said...

that's an awesome put 2gether poem

Anonymous said...

Very awesome job, I loved it.

-Bri

rip. The OC - February 22nd, 2007.
you wil be forever missed.

Anonymous said...

incredible, it's a great emotion, a lot of thanks guys, always OC , forever in our hearts... snif snif

Anonymous said...

very good guys, it's so funny and sad in the same time but we have to be happy, always OC

Anonymous said...

awesome!
oc foreverrr!!

Anonymous said...

i have just watched the last ever episode of the oc and feel depressed. i can only hope they will realise the error of their ways and make some more because it was just such an amzing program, and a void is now in my heart :'-(

probobly just gonna start from season 1 again now lol.

long live the oc!

Anonymous said...

THIS IS SO GAY YOU PEOPLE NEED A LIFE

Aaliya said...

the tributes awesome,i love the o.c.......my bday party theme is "orange county"...........u guys are awesome n the poem was the best ever written i bet if the cast read it they wud all probably cry of joy n reunite and cum up with a 5th season!!!!!!(i wish!)thnx 4 creating it........xoxo

Zoe said...

awesome poem, you guys. (:
long live our distant OC memories

Anonymous said...

I loved it, it was really really good

Anonymous said...

Loved the oc and the poem, it cute. But will always miss watching it very much!!

Anonymous said...

Very Nice!! I LOVE The OC, and I was very sad when it ended.. The OC Forever!<3

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Anonymous said...

i coudn't done any better!

this poems totally tells it all,


how O.C. touched my life..

this poem poignantly touches me...

nice rhyming of words.. very consistent until the end.. creatively & entertainingly summarized!

i can really tell your a true blue O.C. fan, because of how you arranged the sequences in your poem =)


this poem rocks!!!.. keep up making poems...


haaa.. how i miss the O.C. , but you know what they say "all good things come to an end"...


LONG LIVE THE O.C.!

from
+mara+

Anonymous said...

i luv OC,,, soO much,,,

i rili luv d transformation dat occured to ryan,,,

and also to seth,,,

i felt not so good wd marissa's death,,,

but i think its better dat taylor arrived,,,

it's more funny,,,dey look good 2gether,,,

so sad dat it's over...

Matt Beasley said...

Amazing, i'm in tears. it was like a photo book of everything that happened. But in words. Just amazing, brings back 4 years of memories.

Whe Marrisa died.
I just burst and cried.

But when Ryan left
We all knew it was for the best

Anonymous said...

nice job its real funnyyyyyy
xxx

breanna22 said...

that was a good poem!

I'm very disappointed the OC has ended. If the Oc was going to end they should have at least made marissa and ryan together, i cried so much- still do. The OC was a very well written show, and it was set in California my most favourite place ever! Its so hard for me to know that its over, and ended in a way i wish it never did. If they ever wanted to continue the show i think they should make marissa in a coma and dreaming of all the shows after her death. But that probably won't happen, but i still love the show so much! And it made all of the characters recognized like benjamin mckenzie, i'm totally in love with him, ahah. Marissa and him were a great couple! I hope they go out again for real life. Anyways, hopefully the Oc will come back so many people love the show, i know i do, and i really miss it. Everything was so perfect Sandy and kirsten, Seth and summer, ryan and marissa, i just wish it could have stayed that way for everyone, they are all really good characters, and i miss watching what happens next in the lives of the people in the OC.

breanna22 said...

that was a good poem!

I'm very disappointed the OC has ended. If the Oc was going to end they should have at least made marissa and ryan together, i cried so much- still do. The OC was a very well written show, and it was set in California my most favourite place ever! Its so hard for me to know that its over, and ended in a way i wish it never did. If they ever wanted to continue the show i think they should make marissa in a coma and dreaming of all the shows after her death. But that probably won't happen, but i still love the show so much! And it made all of the characters recognized like benjamin mckenzie, i'm totally in love with him, ahah. Marissa and him were a great couple! I hope they go out again for real life. Anyways, hopefully the Oc will come back so many people love the show, i know i do, and i really miss it. Everything was so perfect Sandy and kirsten, Seth and summer, ryan and marissa, i just wish it could have stayed that way for everyone, they are all really good characters, and i miss watching what happens next in the lives of the people in the OC.

hunterspit said...

it was truly an awesum show ppl
great work done der buddy , keep the OC flavor goin on . i just can't forget any of those character's .it has left such an impressin on me .
though one thing that if it was in my hand i wld have definately changed
that's the end of marrisa , man i love that character , it was real hard fr me to just accept it !!
but it was a great show overall

and guys the maker's of THE O.C are doing THE Gossip Girls , it's goin on nicely pretty well so far , so take a look , u might found some correlations there with OC stuff .
so me signing off frm here wid an hug to all OC fan's around the wrld!!

keep the tempo up homie's !!
LIVE LIFE KING SIZE ! u ALL RoCK!

Anonymous said...

oc fan we just need oc back

Anonymous said...

This is so good, we really need The OC back, I'm currently rewatching it all on dvd.
This poems details of the storyline are great at first, and I know it's long but the end seams to be a little lazy as if you couldn't be bothered to right more about vulchuk, alex, bullet and season 4 in general.
It needs more.
we need more oc...

Anonymous said...

this poem made me tear no joke.... i am the ocs biggest fan! oh my gosh you are such a great poet but what did it mean when it said like even summers dad tuned into dr. greys hypothermia??