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The O.C.: The Chrismukkah Bar Mitz-vahkkah

In the spirit of Chrismukkah, the gang comes up with a plan to help Johnny -- a Chrismukkah Bar Mitz-vahkkah, involving Ryan getting Bar-Mitzvahkkahed. However, the holidays hit Summer hard when she begins missing her mother and Johnny decides to take his need into his own hands. Meanwhile, Kirsten, in the holiday spirit, reaches out to Julie.

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x10
Production Number: 2t6260
Airdate: Thursday December 15th, 2005

Director: Issac Toynton
Writer: Josh Schwartz

Alternate Airdates:

NZ (2) Apr 15, 2006

  • Currently 10/10
10/10 (2 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Lisa RotondiLisa Rotondi
As Gwen Harper
Michael NouriMichael Nouri
As Dr. Neil Roberts
Ryan DonowhoRyan Donowho
As Johnny Harper
Blair HickeyBlair Hickey
As Photographer
Juan RamirezJuan Ramirez
As Cashier
Main Cast
Peter Gallagher
As Sanford "Sandy" Cohen
Kelly Rowan
As Kirsten Cohen
Benjamin McKenzie
As Ryan Atwood
Mischa Barton
As Marissa Cooper
Adam Brody
As Seth Cohen
Melinda Clarke
As Julie Cooper-Nichol
Rachel Bilson
As Summer Roberts
Episode Notes
Ratings: 6.22 million viewers

We learn in this episode that Summer's mother left her and her father when she was 13.

This is the third "Chrismukkah" themed episode in series history, the first two being "The Best Chrismukkah Ever" and "The Chrismukkah That Almost Wasn't".

This is the first appearance of Michael Nouri (Dr. Roberts) since "The New Kids on the Block".

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
APMSilent Night 
APMGod Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen 
APMDreidel Dreidel Dreidel 
David PoeDoxology 
Dionne Warwick And FriendsThat´s What Friends Are For 
First ComSilent Night 
Firsts ComSilent Night On The Prairie 
Hot Hot HeatChristmas Day In The Sun 
The RaveonettesThe Christmas Song 
Tom PettyChristmas All Over Again 
Village PepoleYMCA 

Episode Quotes
Seth: That's the Torah for you. Once you start a-scrollin' it's hard to stop.

Seth: (stalling the Bar Mitzvah) Ryan forgot his glasses so he'll be just a minute.
Sandy: Ryan doesn't wear glasses.
Seth: He does when he reads right to left.

Julie: (to Ryan) I come in peace.

Kirsten: Best. Chrismukkah. Ever.

Seth: It'd be like a Chrismukah Bar-Mitzvahkah. Spell that, dude!

Seth: Doctor Roberts! Hello, hi, how are you?
Dr. Roberts: 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?
Dr. Roberts: 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: What...? Summer, what are you... what are you talking about? I would never... (pause) Is the comb where I left it?

Summer: And what do you think, Cohen?
Seth: My Chrismukkah forecast calls for trouble.

Seth: Jews don't believe in saints. Just really good stand up comics.

Seth: That was remarkable timing, my mom right there.
Sandy: Oy, humbug.

Sandy: Luckily Chrismukkah has twice the resistance of an ordinary holiday.

Episode References
Episode Title: The Chrismukkah Bar Mitz-vahkkah

The title of the episode is a reference to the past Chrismukkah-themed episodes: "The Best Chrismukkah Ever" and "The Chrismukkah That Almost Wasn't".

Warning: The O.C. season 3 episode 10 guide may contain spoilers
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