Sword and the City

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (23)

  • Phoebe: Wow! Who works here? Paige: You do. Who rocks? That would be me.

  • Piper: Chris! Chris! Get down here! (Leo orbs in) Where is Chris? Leo: Busy. What's going on? Piper: Busy with what? Leo: Other charges. I took him off your account again. Piper: Our account? Leo: You know what I mean.

  • Phoebe: I can't tell you what to do. I mean how weird is that? Paige: Well, it's no weirder than usual. Phoebe: Oh! I see. Paige: Just kidding. Sort of.

  • (Paige shows up at Phoebe's office) Phoebe: Hi. I thought you had a new temp job today. Paige: I do. Phoebe: Why aren't you there? Paige: Apparently, I am. Phoebe: What?!

  • Piper: So you want me to add "baby-sit the sword" and "mix vanquishing potion" to my never-ending to-do list... Paige: Look, sword is stuck in the stone. You know it, I know it, the bad guys know it. Nobody's gonna get it out until King Arthur pulls it out and when that happens there'll be lots of fire works. Piper: And when that might be? Paige: How should I know? Maybe a couple thousand years?

  • Phoebe (talking about her advice column): This woman is worried about her mother marrying the wrong guy. Actually, she thinks he might be the devil incarnate. Paige: Didn't we vanquish the devil incarnate?

  • Paige: What're you doing? Piper: Trying to fix the garbage disposal. (as she looks at Richard) What're you doing? Paige: Messing around. Piper: Ah uh. Richard: Sorry. I should've told you I was here. Piper: No. Don't be silly. Paige is a big girl. She can hang out all she wants to. Not that she does...a lot. I mean... Paige: You can stop now. Piper: Right!

  • Phoebe: Oh...I'll tell you, Elise better find me a new assistant, because pretty soon she's gonna have to "Ask Phoebe" to take my foot out of her-- (phone rings, interrupting her tirade)

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Notes (4)

  • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Meč ve městě (Sword in the City) France: Excalibur (Excalibur) Italy: La spada nella roccia (The Sword in the Stone) Germany: Piper und die Tafelrunde (Piper and the Roundtable)

  • In interviews, Holly Marie Combs has stated that this was the episode they were filming when she found out she was pregnant.

  • This episode is known as "Queen Piper 1" in Australia.

  • The WB used the promo title "Charmed in Camelot" for this episode.

Trivia (17)

  • Although Drew Fuller is mentioned in the credits, he doesn't actually appear in this episode.

  • When Mordaunt is vanquished at the end of the episode, he becomes both Wyatt's first victim and the three hundredth evil being to be vanquished on the show.

  • How could Piper see the fairy in this episode? In season 3, they had to cast a spell and believe in order to see fairies.

  • TRIVIA: Edward Atterton, who played Mordaunt in this episode, played Excalibur-wielding King Arthur in the Mists of Avalon TV miniseries.

  • TRIVIA: This is one of only 2 episodes in season 6 that Drew Fuller (Chris) didn't appear in. Also in the opening credits pictures of him are replaced with pictures of the girls from the season 5 episode "A Witch's Tail (2)".

  • TRIVIA: This is not the first time Rose McGowan has worked with Matthew McGrory, who plays the ogre. In 1998 they both appeared in the Marilyn Manson video "Coma White".

  • TRIVIA: This episode shows another power for Wyatt - telekinesis, like Prue, which he uses to lift the sword and send it flying into his enemey. This also marks Wyatt's first vanquish of evil.

  • TRIVIA: This is the second time we see Paige using her telekinetic power without calling for it, as she orbed Excalibur up to the attic by waving her hand.

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Allusions (2)

  • Phoebe: Her majesty has left the building. This is a play-off of the phrase heard after every Elvis concert. "Elvis has left the building."

  • Title: Sword and the City
    This is a reference to both the TV series, Sex & The City and the animated Disney film "The Sword In The Stone".