We’ve been getting lots of questions lately about where the title of our web series comes from. “Orange Juice in Bishop’s Garden” is a mouthful, and an unusual one at that. So I’ve decided to sit down and spill it all out for you.
First, it’s all explained in the very first two episodes of the show. They’re now “in the vault,” and are available for download on our Shop page. Also, we offer them FREE to awesome fans who create video responses to our episodes telling us why they love OJBG, or any questions they have for creator Otessa Ghadar or any cast members.
But to answer the question! Why Orange Juice? Why Bishop’s Garden?
Staring with OJ. It has something to do with how everyone always says say it’s good for you, but, honestly, it just doesn’t go well anything! Like after you brush your teeth, eating pancakes– it’s no bueno. It gives you that sick, gross aftertaste in your mouth. But you drink anyway. In the first episode you find Sarah and her BFF Kris sneaking a smoking break with Marlboro Reds, listening to a song: “I like you like I like my orange juice…” Sarah turns to Kris and says, “Sometimes I think the only reason I drink orange juice…” and Kris finishes it for her, “…is because of this song.” It’s about the impressionability and nonsensical aspect of youth, getting under the influence– for things both good and bad for you.
Next, Bishop’s Garden. It’s a park by the beautiful National Cathedral in the heart of Washington, D.C. This is where all the OJBG teens meet at midnight, drink, and cause havoc while idle summer misbehaving. Under the auspices of the towering cathedral, they let loose, learn about love, insecurity, and how to have fun. Of all the places in D.C., where else can a kid blow off safely blow off some steam? They’ll get drunk (and not off OJ), do stupid stuff, but these nights are the ones they’ll remember. And so… Orange Juice in Bishop’s Garden! Teen life summed up in a few enigmatic words.