This episode marks the first time we see the now famous 'Carrie' earrings. Although Sarah Jessica Parker is wearing them on the cover of the season 2 DVD, they are not seen on the show until this episode.
When Steve calls Miranda and tells her to meet him at the pet store in 30 minutes, her hair is pulled back behind her ears. But when she gets to the pet store she's got curly sidebangs.
Dennis: I think I'm in love with you, Charlotte.
Charlotte: Well you can't be in love with me, you're married to my friend.
Dennis: Yeah, things haven't been going so great with us lately, and ever since I saw you that night at dinner, I couldn't stop thinking about you.
Charlotte: This is not...
Dennis: No, no, come on, don't leave, don't leave!
Charlotte: You kept all of your great single friends away from me just so you can cheat on your wife? (slaps Dennis) You should be ashamed of yourself!
Dennis: You're such a spark plug, I love that about you!
Charlotte: I'm not interested in starting some married man's car!
Dennis: No, don't leave! Please! Please! I love you!
Carrie: So then I guess we won't be seeing each other this weekend.
Aidan: I'll miss you.
Carrie: Well see, maybe that's good. Maybe we should see each other less, and then we'll miss each other more. It's just you're so available to me, and I'm so available to you, maybe we're both just too, you know, available.
Aidan: Carrie, it's no big deal. I have a life. I'm just making room for you in it.
Carrie: See, you always say the right things. Grrrrr!
Dr. Mark Raskin: I wanna take a hit of Viagra.
Samantha: Number one, that's very presumptious of you, and number two, from what I can tell, you don't need any help in that area whatsoever.
Dr. Mark Raskin: I just take it recreationally.
Samantha: What does it do for you?
Dr. Mark Raskin: Sends me on a rocket trip right through your solar system.
Carrie: I saw Big tonight at the opera.
Miranda: Oh, that's why you ditched Charlotte.
Carrie: Oh, she told you, was she pissed?
Miranda: I think she's swearing off women forever.
Charlotte: Isn't the opera romantic?
Carrie: Even more so with a man.
Charlotte: Well, I did expect to be taking Phil.
Carrie: It's quite a lovely evening you have planned, for a man you never even met.
Charlotte: Well, he sounded really nice.
Carrie: The irony is, Aidan is acting exactly the way I wished Big would've behaved, and I'm behaving just like Big.
Miranda: Maybe you don't believe it's for real, unless someone is playing hard to get.
Carrie: Do you remember how Big used to keep me away from his mother, like I was some kind of leper?
Miranda: I remember.
Carrie: And how pissed it used to make me?
Miranda: I remember!
Carrie: Well now, Aidan's offering up both his parents on a silver platter, and I'm not sure I want to meet them.
Miranda: Maybe it's too soon. I've never met Steve's mother, and believe me, I'm in no rush.
Miranda: (to Carrie) We whine when we don't have a boyfriend, and we whine when we do.
Miranda: I was wrong. There is a point at which a couple can get too comfortable, and I think I reached it this morning washing Steve's underwear.
Carrie: Why, what happened?
Miranda: I'm living with skid marks guy.
Carrie: Oh, no, ooh, terrible! (laughs)
Miranda: I don't get it! Why do men get skid marks? Is it laziness, or are they just in a rush?
Carrie: I don't know, but whatever it is, it goes hand in hand with urinating on the seat.
Miranda: I'll tell you one thing, when your boyfriend is so comfortable he can't be bothered to wipe his ass, that's the end of romance, right there.
Carrie: Well, it's certainly the end of laundry night.
Carrie: Seriously, what the hell is wrong with you that you're not married? Tell me?
Aidan: Can't you just relax and go with the flow?
Carrie: Go with the flow? Uh-uh, no, I can't, it's so 70's.
Aidan: Well how long do you think this phase is going to last, because my folks are coming to town this weekend, and I wanted you to met them.
Carrie: Wow, that's so...
Carrie: No, that is really nice. So, these, um, parents that are coming to town, do they happen to know what the hell's wrong with you?
Carrie: I'm sure you have your bad traits?
Carrie: And they will be?
Carrie: Yeah, whatever you got. I mean, it's all gonna come out eventually so I'd like to know now, and that way I can decide if I'd like to deal with it or not.
Aidan: Oh, this is the strangest two blocks I've ever walked.
Carrie: Why are you still single?
Aidan: Why are you still single?
Carrie: Don't do that, don't be cute, I hate when guys act all cute... blah!
(Silence from Aidan)
Aidan: Waiting for an apology.
Carrie: Okay, I'm a bitch, I'm sorry. But you should know I get a tad bitchy from time to time.
Charlotte: I don't believe this! Now we're dumping guys for being too available! This is all solid proof of what I've been reading in this great new book. It says that if you really want to get married, you shouldn't be spending so much time around dysfunctional single women.
Samantha: (to Carrie) I totally understand your dilemma, and from my experience honey, if he seems to good to be true, then he probably is.
Miranda: Read into it what you will, but my new favorite thing to do on a Saturday night is Steve's laundry, and I have never been happier.
Samantha: Your relationship is my greatest fear realized.
Miranda: But you know, there is an upside to being with a guy with no surprises. I mean, Steve is completely predictable, but that's one of the things I love about him. He's just so comfortable and safe.
Carrie: Are you dating a man or a mini-van?
Carrie: It's just smooth sailing, nothing but calm seas and blue horizons, as far as the eye can see. Do you understand what I'm saying?
Miranda: Absolutely! There's not a cloud in sight.
Carrie: We adore each other, we have fun together, we mesh.
Charlotte: And that is a problem?
Carrie: No, it's just, well, it's just, it feels odd. You know, I'm used to the hunt, and this is effortless. It's, just, it's freaking me out.
Samantha: I totally understand, you're not getting the stomach flip.
Miranda: Which is really just a fear of losing the guy.
Carrie: Maybe I'm just not used to someone who doesn't do the ever seductive withholding dance.
Carrie: And then I realized it. What was wrong was, for the first time in my life, I was in a relationship where absolutely nothing was wrong.
Bridget Moynahan (Natasha) and John Corbett (Aidan) both starred in the 2001 movie, Serendipity
Trey McDougal's first appearance!