Sex and the City

Season 3 Episode 3

Attack of the Five-Foot-Ten Woman

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Jun 18, 2000 on HBO
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Carrie spots Mr. Big and Natasha's wedding announcement in the paper, and later bumps into her while shopping. Samantha treats the four friends to a day at a spa, where one of the male attendants is reputed to give more than just massages. Charlotte is inhibited about disrobing in the steam baths, but later manages to force herself to, and is pleasantly surprised. Miranda has a new, Ukrainian cleaning lady, Magda, who takes it on herself to clean up Miranda's life as well as her apartment.


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  • Hello my name is Fabulous.

    The women see Big and Natasha's wedding announcement in the paper and Carrie is sad. Of course, that is always something that royally sucks after a breakup. Naturally Carrie and Miranada run into Natasha while shopping and they find out that Carrie and Natasha are both attending the same upcoming luncheon event. Samantha immediately snaps into action and prepares for battle with Natasha. A war of fashion naturally. Miranda has to lay down the law with her new housekeeper, Magda. Why she feels she needs to justify her goody drawer I'm not sure, but she does. Samantha runs into trouble at the spa after getting some advice from DeeDee from Tales of the City. Carrie's plaid pants are frighting, but her multi-colored patchwork coat is fantastic. Both Carrie and Samantha's outfits at the luncheon are fabulous.moreless
Christopher Sieber

Christopher Sieber


Guest Star

Jessica Russo

Jessica Russo


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Athena Avella

Athena Avella

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Lynn Cohen

Lynn Cohen


Recurring Role

Bridget Moynahan

Bridget Moynahan


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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Carrie: There are very few things this New Yorker loves as much as Sunday brunch. You can sleep until noon and still get eggs anywhere in the city, alcohol is often included with the meal, and Sunday is the one day a week you get the single woman's sports pages: the New York Times wedding section.

    • Charlotte: I don't have a goody drawer.
      Carrie: Oh, everybody has a goody drawer.
      Samantha: I have a goody closet.

    • Carrie: You know who those women marry? The Roman numeral guys.
      Charlotte: (reading from the paper) Charles Duffy Anderson IV.
      Carrie: Ding-ding-ding!
      Samantha: I find the higher the number the worse the sex. I went out with somebody III who couldn't even get it up.
      Miranda: Imagine how bad Henry VIII must have been.
      Carrie: Yeah, you give him head, he cuts yours off!

    • Charlotte: Well at least you have a boyfriend.
      Miranda: That doesn't mean I'm getting married, it means I'm getting laid.

    • Carrie: I will never be the woman with the perfect hair, who can wear white and not spill on it, and chair committees, and write thank you notes, and I can't feel bad about that.

    • Carrie: I just can't believe she opened your goody drawer. I mean, everyone knows the night stand is private.
      Charlotte: What do you have in there?
      Miranda: You know the usual, condoms, vibrator....
      Carrie: Massage oils, cigarettes.

    • Miranda: It's like I hired my mother.

    • Samantha: I can't believe that bitch is a no show.
      Carrie: I'm the one whose sick. I charged another outfit I can't afford. I probably bounced a check to a charity just to prove I'm amazing. I never felt so...let's just go.
      Samantha: I paid eighty-five dollars. We're having our two drinks. What do you feel like?
      Carrie: Um, loser on the rocks.

    • Miranda: Who is this and what is she doing in my bedroom?
      Magda: It is the Virgin Mary.
      Miranda: And where's my other thing?
      Magda: What thing?
      Miranda: You know the thing, the thing, don't make me say it. The thing you moved and replaced with this lady.
      Magda: In bathroom, middle drawer next to hair dryer. But no man will marry you if that is by bed. It means you don't need him.
      Miranda: Magda, what I don't need is another mother. I have one in Philadelphia and that's close enough. I need a housekeeper who will clean my apartment and stop judging me because I'm a thirty-four year old single woman living in New York. I drink coffee and have sex and buy pies and enjoy battery operated devices. If you can't deal with that, I will find a another housekeeper who can.

    • Samantha: I'm telling you it was entrapment, false advertising and blantant discrimination. You can't just randomly go down on one person and not on another. I paid good money and expected to be eaten out.
      Carrie: This is not the conversation I wish to have as my most amazing self.

    • Miranda: Do you have a rolling pin?
      Carrie: On me?
      Miranda: In your kitchen?
      Carrie: Are you kidding me, I use my oven for storage.

  • NOTES (0)


    • Miranda: (to Charlotte) And what's in your goody drawer? Robert's Rules of Order?

      Robert's Rules of Order is a book containing rules of order intended to be adopted as a parliamentary authority for use by adeliberative assembly.

    • Carrie: I'm like freaking Annie, get your clothes on.

      Carrie is embarrassed about Natasha seeing her in her underwear. Her joke is a reference to the musical Annie, Get Your Gun, which is about Annie Oakley.

    • The episode title is a play on the 1958 movie Attack of the 50 Foot Woman. The woman in the movie grows to a towering height after an encounter with aliens.