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MIT Meets The OC by Ben Jones

Be sure to watch the April 6 episode!

Oh, so good.

Joanne witnessed the convergence of two of her loves a few days back, and now it’s my turn. Just received email from my friend who works in MIT’s Publishing Services Bureau:

Date: Thu, 2 Mar 2006
To: Ben
From: Monica
Subject: MIT and one of your favorite shows…

Hello Ben,

I hope this message finds you well and enjoying the winter. I received an inquiry this week that (as an occasional reader of your blog) instantly brought you to mind… Your friends at The OC contacted me for assistance with wardrobe for an upcoming episode. Apparently extras on the set will soon be masquerading as MIT admits. Be on the watch for MIT sweatshirt clad extras during the April 6 episode!


36 responses to “MIT Meets The OC”

  1. gm says:

    First post! Awesome Mr. Jones! I still can’t believe it, MIT on the OC!

  2. Wow that’s great!! but :( I am not sure about the date, here in Peru the episodes are not released at the same time as in United States :(

    The last episode aired on Peru was Episode 313 –

  3. Nabeel says:

    Now that simply is spectacular. I certainly love the OC but seeing MIT clad guys is simply cool. I was just wondering but who knows we might see Marissa, Ryan, Seth or Summers in MIT clothes as well!

  4. Monica says:

    Juan – this will be Episode 320. Hope that helps you determine the schedule in Peru!

  5. Claire says:

    This pretty much makes my day! I thought that it was really strange that they kept mentioning colleges I was applying to (Brown–I had my interview two days after the interview episode aired) and now this is even cooler!

    MIT + The OC = Love

    Now Alias needs to mention MIT…

  6. matt says:

    I live in orange county california, but i dont really watch the show, perhaps i should catch this one.

  7. Christina says:

    Haha!! COOOOOOL!

  8. Laura says:

    Yeah well, Veronica Mars is only halfway through its second season and they’ve mentioned MIT twice. =P

    Haha plus one of the times was in like January of last year when one of the minor characters in an episode was an early admit, and I was like “hey just like me!” and it was the coolest thing ever.


  9. Sweet. Looks like I’m in good company watching “The OC.” :D

    Claire- Alias has mentioned MIT a few times, though they seem more fond of Caltech. I remember one episode where Syd & Co. kidnapped a hacker and had Dixon impersonate him during a meeting. The guy had a British accent and was a CS major at MIT.

  10. anonymous says:

    I just hope that I get into MIT so that watching The OC won’t be depressing that week!

  11. Arka says:

    For people from India!

    The OC is telecasted in the “Star World”.

    Tuesdays, 9:00 PM

    I love it!!!Guess all of youwill too.

    MIT’s awesome.


  12. Arka says:

    And thtas not my website:::photographers blah blah.

    I dont know how it got in that place.


  13. Fadl says:

    Hey everyone!

    I too can hardly wait to watch The OC but unlike you Aziz I think I’m gonna watch the MIT episode first and then the first season! smile

  14. Brittany says:

    HA I LOVE Veronica Mars but maybe I’ll watch that episode of the OC to see the MIT people

  15. Shan says:

    That might have just talked me into watching The OC that night. Only, wait! It’s airing during’s that for a double dosage of MIT love? smile

  16. Catherine says:

    AHAHA. That’s awesome. =)

  17. Olga says:

    Yes! I, too, am obsessed with the OC and am looking forward to that episode!

  18. Shikhar says:

    Actually in India star world is waaaaay behind if u want to watch it twice a week and get a little ahead..atleast in Indian showing..then watch it on Zee Cafe (fridays and Sundays 9:30 pm and repeat telecast at 4 pm the next day)…The OC is like the only Drama series that i ever wathched and i love it..actually after friends its my second favourite show..but now that friends is aired no more i think its my favourite..coz Joey has not started airing in India…

    “we might see Marissa, Ryan, Seth or Summers in MIT clothes as well!”

    Chee i dont think the guys would show much passion towards anything in their application since they are pretty busy with a lot of stuff other than studies..hehe..

  19. Rafael says:

    You got a point there Shikhar wink

    I love the OC, some people even call me “Seth” because I have lots of polo shirts with stripes on it (like the ones Seth usually wears) and I because I like watching the show… smile

  20. Anonymous says:

    I remember that MIT was mentioned in Smallville, in a episode when a very beautiful engineering who works in Luthor Corp develop a program that can hypnotize people by sending them e-mails (she was supposed to be a MIT graduated).

  21. hehehe that was me, sorry i forgot to put my name

  22. Haha!

    Oh well, I guess that’s something for me to keep as a note smile I hate waiting from week to week to watch episodes of ANYTHING raspberry I just buy the entire DVD set so i can get it over with in 4 days to a week if i’m really addicted :D … So yeah I still haven’t started the first season of the OC but as soon as i do i’ll try to finish the other seasons quickly and get to that episode wink MIT rocks :D

    Good Luck to all applicants!

    *Still waiting for the March 6th Online Decision Notification News….Not much more left to wait!*

  23. Thanks Monica! So Peru is delayed by 2 episodes, that means that :( I wont be able to see the “MIT episode” until 2 week after April 6.

    Good luck to everybody

  24. Amit says:

    I think I should start watching The OC… It seems I m the only one who doesnt watch it :D

  25. nah, i don’t watch it either. I don’t watch any television for that matter

  26. Nabeel says:

    yeah you’re right Shikhar. those guys are nowhere near us when it comes to being obsessed by MIT!

    anyways it still is wonderful to see MIT being mentioned on such a hot show. the only problem i see is that the OC is not aired in Pakistan and i’ll have to wait a long time before it’s available on DVD. :(

  27. C Minh says:


  28. Adnan Esmail says:

    Can always download the episode from an IRC server smile. They usualy release the episodes within a day of their release.

  29. wow …if people are posting in anticipation of online decisions imagine the tension on/or after Pi day when decisions come out …..

    On that note…ive logged in to see whether we’ll get online decisions or not….somehow im giving this a great deal of importance….lets hope our overwhelming comments coerced MIT to put their decisions online……it’ll be a story to tell the grandkids someday……just joking…..

  30. Alexandre says:

    Well, no one else has jumped on it yet, so I guess I will.


  31. Christina says:


    It’s March 6th.

    *Taps foot*

  32. Rafael says:

    Really? where did you get that, Alexandre?

  33. Rafael says:

    found it wink *thumbs up*

  34. Nabeel says:

    yup! it indeed is march 6th and we’re all (i guess so) waiting for ben’s next blog.

    good luck to all RA applicants for the class of 2010!

  35. Siddharth says:

    hey, april 6 is my b-day :D

    im going to be 17, which will, of course, be awesome, but im not renting an orchestra, turns out they run $8-9000 a night :(

    of course, u only turn 17 once, but still…. there’s a lot of stuff u could get for $9000 :D

    amit, april, i dont watch the OC either…. we could be a team :D