Monday, June 13, 2005


I found a copy of The O.C.: Mix 4 at work today. You know, the excellent compilation cd of all your favorite Pinback and Modest Mouse songs from FOX's hit teen drama, The O.C.? Anyway, the cover art features drawings of Seth, Ryan, Summer, and Marissa, all ostensibly torn from a sketchbook that Cohen keeps. Is this something that was ever discussed on the show? Because the drawings in the liner notes of, like, Mr. Oats and stuff are pretty well done. Is this his passion? Or maybe Anna drew them before she left? They were preliminary sketches for her Mr. Oats comic book?

My point is that the four drawings feature our favorite characters in superhero guises, like Ryan being super ripped and wearing a BLACK wife-beater with leather gauntlets and a big, wide, superbelt, etc. But the drawing of Marissa has her in a pink Wonderwomanish outfit, rocking on her heels, and holding a flask high in the air with all these bubbles and swirly lines around her. HA HA HA HA. I just love the idea of someone being like, "Look, guys, I drew cartoons of each of us as superheroes. Ryan, here's you in a pretty tough looking outfit, and Summer, you're totally hot in your black latexy suit, and here's Marissa, the WONDERDRUNK. Get it? We're best friends! YOU'VE GOT TO WANT TO GET HELP!"


Anonymous oktiger said...

this is a reference to a major plot line of season 2, which you will learn about on august 23rd when it is released on dvd.

6:39 PM  
Blogger Worker #3116 said...

If you're talking about Marissa's raging alcoholism, which was already hinted at in Season 1, I already know all about it. It's one of the two spoilers I have been unable to escape (Lesbians, Come out to plaaayyyyay). AND if that IS what you're talking about, then what I was trying to say was not that I was confused by the flask as much as I thought it would be funny to draw your friend as an alcoholic superhero.

If you're talking about something else, like, say, a secret notebook of stylized cartoon characters that Seth is designing as a sort of Animaniacs for the Newport Beach set that gets discovered all Harriet the Spy-style, trouble thus ensuing, then I DON'T know about it, and DON'T ruin it.

7:01 PM  

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