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Welcome To The O.C.’s Tenth Birthday, Bitch

The O.C.

In “News That Will Make You Feel Old”, tonight marks the tenth anniversary of the debut of The O.C., Josh Schwartz’s indie-rock vehicle that introduced us to Ryan Atwood, Marissa Cooper, Summer Roberts, the Cohen Clan, and a whole bunch of bands nobody had ever heard of. We weren’t prepared to fall in love a decade ago, and, in that spirit, we weren’t really prepared to give a proper homage today (I’ve never been good at the whole birthday thing anyway).

Fortunately, some other people have picked up the slack, giving the show its proper due:

Finally, comedian Paul Scheer directs us to College Humor, where his two-minute recap of Season 1 lives on forever: