In The O.C., shocking melodrama was the norm for the Core Four (Ryan, Marissa, Seth, and Summer), but it wasn't limited to just them; the adults also dealt with their fair share of deceit, loss, and addiction. But no matter what happened, one thing remained true: The O.C.'s Sandy Cohen was the best dad on TV. Even though every character on the showexperienced an overwhelming amount of drama, you could always depend on Sandy to offer his words of wisdom and to crack a few jokes while doing so.
As any O.C. fan remembers, Sandy started out as Ryan's public attorney after the teen stole a car with his brother. But soon, Sandy brought Ryan into his family, and the fact that Seth immediately also welcomed Ryan in as his brother is a testament to how Sandy fostered a kindhearted household. Kirsten was a great asset to the family's bonds as well, but since she was born into the wealthy community of Newport Beach, she didn't have the same perspective on Ryan's situation as Sandy. As the teen's mentor and surrogate dad, Sandy always offered a funny commentary about the ridiculous conventions that Southern California's wealthiest members performed and made Ryan feel at home.
And when it came to advice, Sandy was just the best. He also had a lot of heart, and he shared his generosity and love with both Seth and Ryan in a beautiful way. It's a little hard to look back at Sandy's greatest dad moments without shedding a few tears, so get the tissues ready.