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Followed by 

The 'Bu (2003) (TV Series)

Alternate-language version of  

Medcezir (2013) (TV Series)

Referenced in 

Scrubs: My Old Friend's New Friend (2004) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Retrosexual: The 80's (2004) (TV Mini-Series)
stills from this were shown
Will & Grace: Christmas Break (2004) (TV Episode)
"That was just like 'The O.C'"
House: Histories (2005) (TV Episode)
House tells Wilson, "I don't NEED to watch The O.C., but it makes me happy."
Saturday Night Live: Jason Bateman/Kelly Clarkson (2005) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Kim Jong Il
Late Show with David Letterman: Episode #12.105 (2005) (TV Episode)
Promoted verbally during interview with Rachel Bilson, no clips.
The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green (2005)
Ethan's mom says that she watches this show with her husband
Reno 911!: The Prefect of Wanganui (2005) (TV Episode)
Title referenced
Entourage: Oh, Mandy (2005) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Family Guy: Jungle Love (2005) (TV Episode)
Stewie says he's holding an "O.C. party" where they watch this and drink whenever a boy takes his top off.
Bad Reputation (2005)
"Most of the girls I know spend their lunch hour disecting The OC."
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XVI (2005) (TV Episode)
ad for a spin-off of "The O.C." called Pomona
Saturday Night Live: Eva Longoria/Korn (2005) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during the Spammies and Weekend Update
The War at Home: The Empire Spanks Back (2005) (TV Episode)
Larry mentions the show.
Numb3rs: The OG (2006) (TV Episode)
The episode's title is a play on word on the older show's title.
American Dad!: Rough Trade (2006) (TV Episode)
A character mentions watching this on TV.
Gilmore Girls: Just Like Gwen and Gavin (2006) (TV Episode)
Zach tells Joe "Welcome to the S.H., b***h!" at the Winter Carnival, a reference to the iconic O.C line, "Welcome to The O.C, b***h!"
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.98 (2006) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue in "Borough Babies" category
The Simpsons: Homer Simpson, This Is Your Wife (2006) (TV Episode)
Mischa Barton statue seen on Fox backlot tour, The OC is a hit Fox show.
House: Clueless (2006) (TV Episode)
on House's 'Now Playing list' on TV
John Tucker Must Die (2006)
"Maybe he'll get a role on 'The O.C.' "
Bring It On: All or Nothing (2006) (Video)
"This ain't The O.C."
All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (2006)
Chloe and Marlin's locker conversation references concerning her belly piercing.
Postcards: Episode #8.23 (2006) (TV Episode)
In a segment about yacht hire, Bridget comments that the idea of sailing your own private luxury yacht conjures up a scene from this title.
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross: Episode #11.5 (2006) (TV Episode)
Zach Braff mentions a co-star from The Last Kiss being a star in this show.
Sex, Lies & Soaps: Sex (2006) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
Sex, Lies & Soaps: Bad Behaviour (2006) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
Sex, Lies & Soaps: Family Conflict (2006) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
Sex, Lies & Soaps: Appearance (2006) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
Sex, Lies & Soaps: School Years (2006) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
House: Whac-A-Mole (2006) (TV Episode)
" 'Party of Five,' 'The O.C.' of its time."
Clatterford: Christmas Panto (2006) (TV Episode)
character mentions series by name
Skins: Michelle (2007) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Shanghai Kiss (2007)
"Go hang out with Summer or Marissa or one of the girls on 'The OC'."
At the Movies: Vacancy/Lonely Hearts/In the Land of Women/Fracture (2007) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "In the Land of Women" review.
ER: I Don't (2007) (TV Episode)
Open reference by a character
Hack! (2007)
Mentioned by Johnny while walking with Emily on the beach.
Star Stories: Oops I Did It Again!: Ballad of Britney Jean Spears (2007) (TV Episode)
Walt Disney mentions missing the show.
Supernatural: Bedtime Stories (2007) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Dean
Chuck: Chuck Versus the Alma Mater (2007) (TV Episode)
one of the shows brought up in the TV show identification duel between Lester and Morgan
'Neighbours' on Five (2008) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
Saturday Night Live: Jonah Hill/Mariah Carey (2008) (TV Episode)
Referenced on Weekend Update
500 Days of Summer (2009)
DVDs are shown in a video store.
Sounds Ideal (2009) (Video)
Eleni Polou mentions "The O.C." for its overabundance of music.
The Einstein Factor: 2009 Series B: Heat 5 (2009) (TV Episode)
Chosen by Xenia Pappas as her special subject.
American Pickers: Getting the Boot (2010) (TV Episode)
Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz both mention this television show by name and photo of cast is shown
Chuck: Chuck Versus the Fear of Death (2010) (TV Episode)
A poster hangs in Chuck's room for Yakuza Prep, a fictional movie mentioned in The O.C.
Pretty Little Liars: Careful What U Wish 4 (2011) (TV Episode)
Simone says it was her who made Aria turn off "The O.C." and read "Wuthering Heights" instead.
Conan: The Unitard Dilemma (2011) (TV Episode)
A guy dressed up as Ted Turner in a sketch, mentions this show
Phelous & the Movies: House of Phax (2011) (TV Episode)
"They've turned it into a serious drama."
The Apprentice: Hero Worship (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during confusion about Orange County Choppers
Fashion Police: Episode #7.14 (2012) (TV Episode)
Joan mentions it while introducing Mischa Barton.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.161 (2012) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Adam Brody was on the show
The Dirties (2013)
Posters are shown in Matt's room.
Veronica Mars (2014)
Dick yells "welcome to the B.C., bitch" before punching someone. This is a reference to Luke punching Ryan on The O.C., in which he shouts " welcome to the O.C., bitch."
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Anne Hathaway/Ben McKenzie/Francis Garcia & Sal Basille/Stephen Perkins (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Seth as he introduces Ben McKenzie
Girls: Hello Kitty (2016) (TV Episode)
When discussing Alex Patsavas, Marnie and Desi mention Patsavas working on music for the show.
Difficult People: Unplugged (2016) (TV Episode)
Heather mentions that Julie wrote a recap of an "O.C." reunion show
La La Land (2016)
Mia auditions for a TV series that was described to her as "Dangerous Minds" meets "The O.C.".
Girlboss: Ladyshopper99 (2017) (TV Episode)
Show talked about and watched.
The Big Bang Theory: The Collaboration Contamination (2017) (TV Episode)
Penny mentions watching the show.
Jimmy Kimmel Live!: Jon Hamm/Lil Rel Howery/G-Eazy/Yo Gotti/YBN Nahmir (2018) (TV Episode)
When the Rwandan immigrant is introduced, it is mentioned that his favorite show is "The O.C."
WatchMojo: Top 10 Funniest SNL TV Show Parodies (2019) (TV Episode)
The Shooting is #3.
Hollywood Game Night: Kiss Me in Lamorne-ing (2019) (TV Episode)
It is mentioned that Erin was on this show.
BH90210: The Long Wait (2019) (TV Episode)
Christine and the cast discuss a potential reboot of the series
Looking for Alaska: Tell Them I Said Something... (2019) (TV Episode)
In episode 2, when planning a prank, Takumi suggests Miles wears black. When asked why, Takumi explains that black is stealthy and slimming. This is likely an allusion to The Pilot, episode 1 of the O.C., Josh Schwartz first big hit show, during which Seth Cohen defends his decision to wear a black turtleneck in August by saying that he was "going for stealth," "and also, it's slimming."

Featured in 

The O.C.: A Day in the Life (2004) (TV Special)
feautes clips of the show
The Slanted Screen (2006)
Screenwipe: Episode #2.1 (2006) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
Sex, Lies & Soaps: Sex (2006) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown
Sex, Lies & Soaps: Bad Behaviour (2006) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown
Sex, Lies & Soaps: Family Conflict (2006) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown
Sex, Lies & Soaps: Appearance (2006) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown
Sex, Lies & Soaps: School Years (2006) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown
I Love the New Millennium: 2003 (2008) (TV Episode)
Shown on the 2003 episode
Marmaduke (2010)
Marmaduke and Carlos watch the O.C. to understand the O.C.
Great TV Mistakes (2010) (TV Movie)
invisible trash being put into sack/bag moves position/cigarette changes size/pills sort themselves into colors/purse moves/dialogue changes from one scene to another
WatchMojo: Top 10 Fake Holidays (2011) (TV Episode)
Chrismukkah is #10.
FOX 25th Anniversary Special (2012) (TV Special)
WatchMojo: Top 10 Television Lawyers (2014) (TV Episode)
Sandy Cohen gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 TV Shows That Jumped the Shark (2014) (TV Episode)
The O.C. is #9 for jumping the shark with Marissa shooting Trey.
WatchMojo: Top 10 TV Brats (2014) (TV Episode)
Kaitlin Cooper is #9.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Dysfunctional TV Families (2014) (TV Episode)
The Coopers are #7.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Satisfying Deaths of Hated TV Characters (2014) (TV Episode)
The death of Marissa Cooper gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 TV MILFS (2014) (TV Episode)
Julie Cooper is #6.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Adorkable TV Characters (2014) (TV Episode)
Seth Cohen is #6.
MsMojo: Top 10 Dramatic Teen Shows (2016) (TV Episode)
The O.C. is #2.
MsMojo: Top 10 Best Female TV Friendships (2016) (TV Episode)
Summer Roberts & Marissa Cooper get an honorable mention.
MsMojo: Top 10 TV Couple Breakup Scenes (2016) (TV Episode)
The breakup between Seth Cohen and Summer Roberts is #7.
MsMojo: Top 10 TV Marriage Proposal Scenes (2016) (TV Episode)
The marriage proposal scene with Seth and Summer get an honorable mention.
MsMojo: Top 10 Most Fashionable TV Shows of All Time (2016) (TV Episode)
The O.C. gets an honorable mention.
MsMojo: Top 10 First Kiss Scenes in TV (2016) (TV Episode)
The first kiss between Ryan and Marissa gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Oldest Actors to Play Teenagers on TV (2016) (TV Episode)
Ben McKenzie, who played Ryan Atwood gets an honorable mention.
MsMojo: Top 10 TV Meet Cutes (2016) (TV Episode)
The first meeting between Marissa & Ryan gets an honorable mention.
MsMojo: Top 10 Heartbreaking Moments on Teen Dramas (2016) (TV Episode)
Marissa Dies is #6.
WatchMojo: Top 10 TV Wives Who Are the Absolute Worst (2016) (TV Episode)
Juliet Cooper is #7.
MsMojo: Top 10 TV Shows to Binge Watch with Your BFFs (2016) (TV Episode)
The O.C. is #5.
MsMojo: Top 10 Modern TV Dads We Wish Were Ours (2017) (TV Episode)
Sandy Cohen gets an honorable mention.
MsMojo: Top 10 Cutest Teen Drama Couples (2017) (TV Episode)
Seth & Summer are #5.
WatchMojo: Top 10 TV Character Deaths that Hurt the Show (2017) (TV Episode)
The death of Marissa Cooper is #4.
MsMojo: Top 10 Hottest TV Show Casts (2018) (TV Episode)
The cast of "The O.C." is #6.
MsMojo: Top 10 Memorable Graduation TV Scenes (2018) (TV Episode)
A Soundtrack to Remember is #2.
MsMojo: Top 10 Greatest Primetime Soap Operas (2018) (TV Episode)
The O.C. is #10.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Famous Houses from Movies and TV You Could Have Actually Owned (2018) (TV Episode)
The Cohen House gets an honorable mention.
MsMojo: Top 10 Iconic TV Couples of the 2000s (2019) (TV Episode)
Seth Cohen & Summer Roberts are #10.
MsMojo: Top 10 Shows to Watch if You Like Gossip Girl (2019) (TV Episode)
The O.C. is #2.
MsMojo: Top 10 Kissing in the Rain TV Scenes (2019) (TV Episode)
The kissing in the rain scene with Summer Roberts & Seth Cohen gets an honorable mention.

Spoofed in 

MADtv: Episode #9.22 (2004) (TV Episode)
A parody of the show is used in one of the skits
The Simpsons: Milhouse of Sand and Fog (2005) (TV Episode)
Lisa watches a joke version of the show
Not Another High School Show (2007) (TV Movie)
The pilot parodies The O.C. (2003) and its characters: Brian Atkins is Ryan Atwood, Dusty, Caitlin and Lawson Goldstein are Sandy, Kirsten and Seth Cohen, Melissa is Marissa Cooper and Spring is Summer Roberts.
Chuck: Chuck Versus the Sandworm (2007) (TV Episode)
Chuck's entrance to the party in search of Morgan mirrors a similar scene from creator Josh Schwartz's previous hit The O.C. - to make the gag even clearer, the same song plays over both scenes.
The Kevin Bishop Show: Episode #1.4 (2008) (TV Episode)
"The OCD OC"
The HO.C. (2008) (Video)
The HO.C. is a parody of the hit T.V. show, The O.C.

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