In 2005, when Arrested Development introduced its 3rd season, the writing used to be at the wall for the Bluth circle of relatives. The display have been at the ropes all over its first two seasons, and whilst critics could not say sufficient just right issues about Arrested Development, the rankings remained lackluster. The O.C., in the meantime, used to be on the top of its reputation. The display have been on the upward thrust for its first and 2d seasons, and the second one season, specifically, is remembered for the surprising season finale during which Marissa (Mischa Barton) shot Trey (Logan Marshall-Inexperienced) throughout a chain that used to be immortalized within the SNL brief “Pricey Sister.”
So when each Arrested Development and The O.C. returned in overdue 2005 to start their new seasons on Fox, Arrested Development could not assist however poke some a laugh at its extra widespread community sibling. Within the 3rd season’s 2d episode, Arrested Development began the usage of a working shaggy dog story during which a personality would refer to Orange County as “the OC,” handiest to have Michael briefly reply with “Do not name it that.” The gag popped up a couple of occasions all over the season, which ended up being Arrested Development’s closing on Fox.
Whilst the shaggy dog story used to be beautiful simple to leave out, Arrested Development writer Mitch Hurwitz had plans to make bigger it with appearances from The O.C.‘s solid. In an interview with Uproxx, The O.C. writer Josh Schwartz mentioned, “We debuted in the similar season on FOX, and Mitch Hurwitz requested if our actors may just come on his display to play themselves as the celebs of “The O.C.” I used to be frightened that used to be one layer of meta too many, so I mentioned no.”
Thus, sadly for enthusiasts of early-2000s TV, The O.C. and Arrested Development crossover by no means took place.