When “The O.C.” first premiered, no one had any idea that it would become the pop culture phenomenon that it became. The creator, Jason Schwartz, was only 26 at the time and had never produced a TV show before. When he wrote the pilot episode, he was in his boxers. Somehow, this all turned out to be the recipe for a massive hit. Many of us are still quoting “The O.C.” and wondering what would have happened had Marissa Cooper survived that awful car crash. Would she have finally gotten her life together? We’ll never know! Since “The O.C.” was such a beloved show, let’s take a look at 10 things that many of us probably don’t know about the series.
The pool in the Cohen family’s backyard was super shallow. In fact, it was only 4-feet deep.
Because of this, the cast had to film scenes in the pool on their knees.© WB / Courtesy: Everett Collection