Sex and the City

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  • Episode Guide
  • S 6 : Ep 20

    An American Girl in Paris (part deux)

    Aired 2/22/04

  • S 6 : Ep 19

    An American Girl in Paris (part une)

    Aired 2/15/04

  • S 6 : Ep 18

    Splat!

    Aired 2/8/04

  • S 6 : Ep 17

    The Cold War

    Aired 2/1/04

  • S 6 : Ep 16

    Out of the Frying Pan

    Aired 1/25/04

  • Cast & Crew
  • Kim Cattrall

    Samantha Jones

  • Sarah Jessica Parker

    Carrie Bradshaw

  • Cynthia Nixon

    Miranda Hobbes

  • Chris Noth

    Mr. Big

  • Kristin Davis

    Charlotte York McDougal

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  • show Description
  • Carrie Bradshaw writes a column about sex and relationships in New York city. With three of her closest friends: Samantha Jones, who owns her own PR firm and is more interested in exciting "one-nighters" than long-term relationships; Miranda Hobbes, a cynical lawyer who prioritizes her career over her erratic lovelife, and Charlotte York, an art gallery curator who is a bit prudish when it comes to sex, but hasn't yet lost her faith in finding true love. Based on the bestselling book by Candace Bushnell, "Sex and the City" revolves around the lives of four young professional women in search of the perfect relationship...and orgasm!moreless

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    • (After Carrie gets off Mr. Big's car) Carrie: Wait! Have you ever been in love? Mr. Big: Abso-fucking-lutely.

    • Carrie: It's like the riddle of the Sphinx. Why are there so many great unmarried women, and no great unmarried men?

    • Carrie (voiceover): I didn't understand. Did all men secretly want their women promiscuous and emotionally detatched? And if I was really having sex like a man, why didn't I feel more in control?

    • Mr. Big: So what have you been doing lately? Carrie: You mean besides going out every night? Mr. Big: Yeah. I mean, what do you do for work? Carrie: Well, this is my work. I'm sort of a sexual anthropologist. Mr. Big: You mean like a hooker? Carrie: No. I write a column called 'Sex and the City.' Right now I'm researching an article about women who have sex like men. You know, they have sex and then afterwards they feel nothing. Mr. Big: But you're not like that? Carrie: Well, aren't you? Mr. Big: Not a drop. Not even a half of a drop. Carrie: Wow! What's wrong with you?

    • (After Carrie had sex with Kurt and she left him 'hanging') Carrie (voiceover): After I began to get dressed, I'd realized that I'd done it. I'd just had sex like a man. I left feeling powerful, potent and incredibly alive. I felt like I owned this city. Nothing and noone could get in my way.

    • (After someone bumped Carrie and she dropped her purse, all its contents falling out. Mr Big helps her get her stuff) Carrie (voiceover): Number one, he's very handsome. Number two, he's not wearing a wedding ring. Number three, he knows I carry a personal supply of ultra-textured Trojans with a reservoir tip.

    • Carrie: So what're you doing later? Kurt: I thought you weren't talking to me for the rest of your life. Carrie: Who said anything about talking?

    • Mr. Big: Oh, I get it... You've never been in love. Carrie: Oh yeah?

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    Notes (144)

    • Kim Cattral turned down the role of Samantha Jones twice before being convinced by Darren Star's boyfriend to give it a try and shoot the pilot episode.

    • The naturally blond Cynthia Nixon dyes her hair red to play Miranda on the show.

    • Carrie was researching about 'getting laid like a man' for this week's column.

    • Mr Big Carrie gave him his mystery name.

    • All of Season 1 was shot with 16mm film. This was later changed to 35mm for the five following seasons.

    • This is the first of many episodes of the series in which Kim Cattrall (Samantha) reveals her breasts.

    • This is the first episode in which Chris Noth (Mr. Big) does not appear.

    • This was the first episode of the series directed by a man.

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    Trivia (131)

    • Trivia: If you look really closely (and hit pause at just the right time) when Carrie shows off her column to the camera, you will see that her article is the exact same thing she has been narrating up until this point (and it repeats itself).

    • Trivia: This is the first time we are introduced to Mr. Big, and throughout the entire series, until the final episode, we never learn his "real" name.

    • Carrie's apartment is different in this episode then in all of the other episodes.

    • During the opening credits a bus is seen twice, the first time you see the bus there are people on it, the second time, 3 seconds later they have disappeared.

    • Mr. Big's car windows aren't tinted when he offers Carrie a ride. When she gets out and asks him a question, they are tinted.

    • Goof: After Carrie and Skipper pass the woman in the red coat, you can see a boom at the bottom center of frame.

    • Goof: When Carrie runs into her old boyfriend, a bus is visible behind him. In the next shot, the bus is not there. However, in the shot after that, the bus is visible again.

    • In the end of the episode, when the women are at the movie theater, the movie Godzilla is advertised. The movie stars Matthew Broderick, Sarah Jessica Parker's (Carrie) real life husband.

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    Allusions (85)

    • In Carrie's first article, she says "Welcome to the age of Un-innocence.  No one has Breakfast at Tiffany's, and no one has Affairs to Remember".  These are allusions to the popular movies Breakfast at Tiffany's (a movie about a young New York socialite becomes interested in a young man who has moved into her apartment building.) and An Affair to Remember (a movie about a couple who falls in love and agrees to meet in six months at the Empire State Building).

    • In the opening credits, Carrie's ad on the side of the bus says, "Carrie Bradshaw knows sex* (*and isn't afraid to ask)." This is an allusion to the 1972 Woody Allen film, "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* *But Were Afraid to Ask."

    • The Last Seduction Samantha makes reference to the movie Last Seduction which is about a woman who steals her husband's drug money and she use her beauty to entrap men.

    • If you notice really closely while Carrie and Sean are on their way back from William Sonoma, she is wearing a Hansont-shirt.

      Hansonis/was a band made up of brothers Isaac, Taylor, and Zac. They are most well known for their song, "Mmmbop."

    • Miss Saigon is a musical by Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil. It premiered at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, in London on 20 September 1989, closing after 4264 performances on 30 October 1999. On 11 April 1991, it opened at the Broadway Theatre in New York, again running for over 4000 performances

    • The title of the episode is an allusion to the Jacquelyn Susanne novel and movie, Valley of the Dolls.

    • Miranda: Don't listen to the dime store Camille Paglia.

      Camille Paglia is an American social critic, teacher, and author; often called "the feminist other feminists love to hate". She is a Binghamton University and Yale University graduate.

    • Carrie: Moe, Larry, Curly. Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Curly Howard formed The Three Stooges, an American vaudeville and comedy trio known for their physical slapstick acts on short film in the early to mid 1900's.

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