3x10 The Chrismukkah Bar Mitz-vahkkah
First Aired: Dec. 15, 2005 on FOX
Summary: In the spirit of Chrismukkah, the gang comes up with a plan to help Johnny -- a Chrismukkah Bar Mitz-vahkkah, involving Ryan getting Bar-Mitzvahkkahed. However, the holidays hit Summer hard when she begins missing her mother and Johnny decides to take his need into his own hands. Meanwhile,…
Main Characters in this Episode
Julie: I'm great. Some of the neighbours are having cockfights in an hour, using stray dogs. It's a holiday tradition. My money's on the feisty Weimaraner.
Kirsten: Good, because I'm awful.
Julie: I'm spitting Skoal into a can, drinking wine from a bottle I unscrewed, and living in a home that, if I wanted to, I could put in reverse. I'm beyond awful.
Ryan: That's crazy.
Seth: Yeah? So crazy that it just might work.
Marissa: So we throw a big party...
Summer: And Ryan gets the money from the bar mitzvah?
Marissa: And then we can spend the money for Johnny's surgery.
Ryan: How's this going to work? Am I just gonna stand in front of Newport and sing in Hebrew?
Seth: You chant, and hell yes.
- Goof (plot holes): The gang wants to throw an honorary bar mitzvah for Ryan to raise money for Johnny's knee surgery. But the proceeds from Johnny suing the person that ran him over should have covered his surgery.
- "Mensch" is a German noun meaning a "human". In Yiddish, "mensch" roughly means "a good person." It means a particularly good person, like a stand-up guy. (Sandy: That's 'cause, Ryan Atwood ... you're a mensch. And after tonight, I'm gonna tell you what that means.)