'The O.C.'s 11 Best Quotes, B*tch!

by Rachel Simon

Of all the great things that come from re-watching all four seasons of The O.C. , one of the best is realizing how much the beloved teen show holds up, all these years later. Sure, there are some glaring early 2000s trends, like Marissa's outfits (chokers!) and Seth's favorite bands (Death Cab!), but overall, the series is just as funny, smart, and enjoyable to watch as it was when it first aired back in 2003.

A lot of this is due to the characters' love for drama and the everlasting appeal of Adam Brody, but credit also needs to be given to the show's group of writers. The dialogue on The O.C. was wonderful and witty, with practically every character spouting out hilarious, self-aware statements and spot-on pop culture references. Some of these quotes got practically as famous as the show itself, while others were only picked up by die-hard fans, but no matter the popularity, there's no question that The O.C. had its share of fantastic one-liners.

Whether you're in the mood for nostalgia or just need a pick-me-up, 11 O.C. quotes guaranteed to bring a smile to your face:

"Welcome to the O.C., bitch!"

What would a list of O.C. quotes be without the one that started them all? Luke may not have been a villain for long, but his famous quote, said after beating up newcomer Ryan, set the tone for the episodes to follow. Although Ryan might not have loved hearing this line, fans of the show couldn't ask for a better throwback to the days of beach parties, keg stands, and Chino-Newport wars.

"I'm just having an allergic reaction to the universe."

Leave it to Seth to provide a perfect description of those days when everyone is the absolute worst.

"Remember when the boys made us watch that movie about the gay guys on the mountain?" "Lord of the Rings?"

TV's second-funniest movie summary, after that time Morello on OITNB described Toy Story as a movie about a cowboy's attempt to murder an astronaut.

"It's fate. It's destiny. We both like burritos."

Need some confidence when starting a new relationship? Remember this wise statement by Seth, and remind yourself that behind all good romances is a solid foundation. Made of burritos.

"I suffer from rage black-outs."

Next time you "forget" what awful thing you said last night, use Summer's excuse and get out scot-free.

"I was like a fish flopping around on dry land. Ryan, I was Nemo. And I just wanted to go home."

A good quote, but even better when you remember the context: Seth telling Ryan how he acted while losing his virginity. Oof.

"You gonna be all right? Of course, we got bagels."

If you're going through a rough patch, remember that time, patience, and delicious bread products heal all wounds.

"...Leaving nothing but a note for his girlfriend, who cried and cried over him until the Fourth of July when she realized she doesn't cry over bitches on boats."

How to get over a breakup and regain your confidence, Summer Roberts-style.

"Allow me to introduce you to a little something that I like to call Chrismukkah."

There is no bad mood that can't be lifted, or problem that can't be solved, by Seth Cohen introducing Chrismukkah to the world. Best holiday ever.

"Sometimes you talk just to make sounds." "Sometimes I do."

Ryan and Seth had the best bromance, especially when it involved one of them pointing out the other's flaws. Even if it didn't change anything (it's not like Seth started shutting up after this shout-out), it showed how close the two had grown and how funny their conversations could be.

"Hey, kid. Need help?"

Nothing feels better than when, in the series finale, a grown-up Ryan spots a kid who reminds him of his younger self and asks him if he needs any help. It's the show coming full circle in the best, most satisfying way, and is guaranteed to make even the strongest viewers burst into happy tears.

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