Thursday, January 5th, 2012

"The O.C." Characters, In Order

22. Lindsay

21. Zach

20. Marissa Cooper

19. That guy with the gun who shot someone at that party

18. Carter

17. A palm tree with blonde hair

16. Kirsten Cohen

15. "Mmm whatcha say"

14. Jimmy Cooper

13. Oliver

12. Death Cab for Cutie

11. Kaitlin Cooper, Season 1

10. Slutty Kaitlin Cooper, Seasons 3 and 4

9. Caleb

8. Ryan Atwood

7. Bi-curious Olivia Wilde

6. Summer Roberts

5. Julie Cooper

4. Luke

3. Peter Gallagher's eyebrows

2. Sandy Cohen

1. Seth Cohen

Jessica Misener still wonders what happened to the Cohens' maid.

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Oliver has no business anywhere but No. 22, thankyouverymuch.

melis (#1,854)

"You should totally come to the party, Ryan. There are going to be crudités!"

heather.rudow (#201,615)

@Peter Finocchiaro@twitter You took the words RIGHT OUT OF MY MOUTH! Oliver was the worst.

No Anna?


98. Death Cab for Cutie
87. Theresa

bzcohen (#2,764)

@yusuke toyoda Anna!

melis (#1,854)

79. Hailey.
78. Kirsten's spiky-haired friend who hosts the swingers' party on New Years' Eve.
77. Ryan's white tank tops.
76. The Cohen's bagel slicer.

melis (#1,854)

37. Sandy Cohen's eyebrows.

melis (#1,854)

Because they are DIFFERENT and DISTINCT from Peter Gallagher's and deserve acclaim for their character choices.

MattP (#475)

@yusuke toyoda No Anna is a tragedy. I love you, Azerbaijan. Oh, and fuck Oliver.

camelface (#4,600)

I hate spending my day seething in anger so I usually don't even bother to look at these things but I can confidently say that I agree with this 100%.

boyofdestiny (#1,243)

I was ready to flip out at the fact that Marissa wasn't #…I dunno, 100? But #3-1 redeem the whole thing. My only quibble: no love for Taylor Townsend?

ESB (#10,159)

Also missing: China the prettiest pony and Luke's gay dad.

deepomega (#1,720)

Um, I feel like you really could have thought of 22 synonyms for "one hundred billion zillion."

boyofdestiny (#1,243)

@deepomega How dare you.

Bobby Womack (#4,074)

Mmm, what you say?

@Bobby Womack what you say and of course what you say.

jfruh (#713)



boyofdestiny (#1,243)

@jfruh Twinsies!

chevre4evre (#3,871)

@jfruh Excuse me, you forgot Nana's first name: "The." (But yes, she should be on this list.)

joshc (#442)

@jfruh this comment is 100% correct.

melis (#1,854)


Layla (#201,678)


Mr. B (#10,093)

This is the first listicle for which I have no frame of reference from which to agree or disagree. I guess that's a pretty good streak.

Mr. B (#10,093)

What is an O.C., anyway?

I'm serious! All I have is a vague idea that it has something to do with television, possibly Channel 11.

melis (#1,854)

@Mr. B Way to salt her game, man.

boyofdestiny (#1,243)

@Mr. B All you need to know is that Seth Cohen is the greatest character in the history of television.

melis (#1,854)

@boyofdestiny You misspelled "Sandy" there.

boyofdestiny (#1,243)

@melis I'm loathe to cross swords with you, but I will for this one.

Mr. B (#10,093)

@boyofdestiny Joey Tribbiani will fight you over that statement.

melis (#1,854)

@boyofdestiny I will concede that Adam Brody's star turn as Stephen Montgomery in The Ten gives him a slight edge.

boyofdestiny (#1,243)

@melis, @Mr. B An old fashioned street brawl, eh? Now before we do this, let's go over the ground rules. Rule number 1, no touching of the eyebrows or face!

And that's it! Now let's do this!

melis (#1,854)

We're gonna do to unemployment what Stephen Montgomery did to his body. We're gonna bury it in the ground and make sure it doesn't move.

Mr. B (#10,093)

@boyofdestiny Hey, there's something in your hair!

*Turns and runs out the door

jfruh (#713)

By the way, it may or may not surprise you all to learn that by and large the Wikipedia pages for even ancillary O.C. characters are shockingly detailed.

jhibbertmd (#13,141)

So basically you disqualified Taylor Townsend for transcendant awesomeness?

well done. I'd add Taylor, Anna, Captain Oats/Princess Sparkle, Reed, Johnny, CHILI & hot Sadie

joshc (#442)

@Daniel Roberts@twitter At first I would have agreed about including Johnny & Chilli to the nether regions of this list, but wouldn't we rather forget their existence. Same for Trey "mmm whatcha say" Atwood. And the separate character of Kristen Cohen's Sudden and Nonbelievable Alcholism and the Terrible Ensuing Plotlines (Including But Not Limited To Con-Artist Played By That Star Trek Lady).

HOWEVER, what O.C. list is complete without include Kevin "Welcome to the O.C., Bitch!" Volchok?

melis (#1,854)

I may enjoy my Chardonnay but I am NOT going to die alone and that is MORE THAN I CAN SAY FOR YOU.

MattP (#475)

@joshc But Kevin Volchok didn't say "Welcome to the O.C. Bitch!", it was Luke in season one. Unless they did a callback to it with Kevin in a later episode?

curlysue (#34,091)

@MattP : He often called Ryan "little bitch," or "li'l bitch" (I forget which). That is, before he turned into a vampire or whatever he was in Twilight.

Hailey Nichol was robbed [of being somewhere in the middle].

spoondisaster (#189,637)

Also, Chrismukkah!

gumplr (#66)

Getting beat to a pulp under the pier while your daughter is giving up her v-card on the beach just yards away, all in a montage set to a little Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, should earn a guy something higher than #14. Jimmy has got to be in the single digits, at least.

chevre4evre (#3,871)

Fun Fact: "That guy with the gun who shot someone at that party" is Stephen Salvatore from one of Choire's favorite shows, The Vampire Diaries. The more you know.

questingbeast (#201,738)

Any O.C. list where Julie is not no. 1 is irredeemably flawed. 'Is this a booty call?'
Furthermore, Caleb's full and legal name is 'Jim from Neighbours'. Just sayin'.

questingbeast (#201,738)

In other news, I'd never seen that SNL sketch, being a furriner, and I will confidently state that it is the best thing of all time.

sevanetta (#14,222)

Wow, ok I don't usually agree with these, but yes, Marissa at 20, Seth at 1, brilliant.

lovelettersinhell (#13,711)

Aaaaah, why is the oc not in netflux instant? I need to share this most wonderful of shows with my husband, who thinks I'm crazy for liking some show about rich kids in California.

paperbackwriter (#2,844)

What about the two Treys? And Chief Miles O'Brien's Wife And Dean Of Harbor? It's criminal to leave out Anna, and Taylor, who lived in an ALT UNIVERSE with Ryan for an entire episode. And since it isn't "some O.C. characters," you have to have Johnny and Wolfcheck or Volchuck or Voltron or whatever his name was. He's a werewolf now, I think.

Can we talk about how Kaitlin Cooper was played by EVERYONE LOVES HER NOW DESCENDANTS ACTRESS Shailene Woodley? Because that blew my mind.

Evan G.@twitter (#202,247)

@Lindsey Bahr@twitter And it was only a few minutes of screen time, but Alex/Olivia Wilde's ex-girlfriend was played by Emmanuelle Chirique from Entourage.

@Evan G.@twitter Um, had no idea. That's awesome. Must re-watch season 2.

curlysue (#34,091)

@Lindsey Bahr@twitter : That *is* indeed mind blowing.

Kai@twitter (#12,571)

I only watched a couple episodes of The OC and then shunned ti so I could be cool and punk rock, but you are really making me want to go back and watch it all. I fail at being punk rock.

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