Sex and the City

Season 3 Episode 13

Escape From New York

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Sep 10, 2000 on HBO
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Episode Summary


At short notice, Carrie, Samantha & Miranda go to Los Angeles, so Carrie can discuss options on making a movie based on her columns. Her agent Debbie sets up a meeting for her with Hollywood actor/producer Matthew McConaughey. Samantha meets an unusual sort of model at a party. Miranda takes a wild ride on a mechanical bull, determined to enjoy herself. Meanwhile, Charlotte has been on a sexless honeymoon in Bermuda, and tries to find out what Trey's problem really is.


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  • California Girls.

    First off I love the Buffy cameo in this one. Charlotte lamets Treys shortcomings. Samantha finds a male model (of sorts)in California. Miranda realizes that she's going to have to sex up her image a bit to get some action in California especially when she meets someone who she thinks is a porn star, but is actually a lawyer for Disney. Carrie has to deal with idiots in California when her columns are in development for a movie. She even gets to take a meeting with Matthew McConaghey who seems to be overly agressive and there is alot of thrusting action going on as well, but not the good kind.

    Love all the womens California outfits.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • The part played by Matt McConaughey in this episode was originally offered to Alec Baldwin, who declined, then it was offered to George Clooney who was interested, but couldn't do it and was then offered to Warren Beatty who also declined.

      In the scene where Debbie (Sarah Michelle Geller) asks Carrie to guess which Celebrity is interested in the movie, Debbie very clearly mouths "Warren Beatty" but the voice over says "Matt McConaughey".

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Charlotte: So how are you?
      Carrie: I'm good. How are you?
      Charlotte: Great.
      Carrie: I told Aidan about the affair and he broke up with me.
      Charlotte: Trey and I never had sex on our honeymoon.
      Carrie: You win. So. Should we get more coffee or should we get two guns and kill ourselves?

    • (holding up the dildo)
      Miranda: Wow! Nobody needs this much. You know the average woman is only five inches deep.
      Carrie: Is that written on your placemat or something?
      Miranda: To me the mark of a fine penis is width.
      Samantha: I couldn' t agree with you more.

    • Carrie: Would you please put these back where ever they came from, people are staring.
      Samantha: Please, it's LA. No one cares if your egg whites have a side of cock.

    • Samantha: I've got something to make you feel better.
      Carrie: Oh, dildos, before 10 am I'm all perked up.
      Samantha: Their autographed one for each.
      Miranda: My friend went to California and all I got was this lousy dildo.

    • Samantha: What is it about California air? It makes me sleep so well.
      (Miranda nods her head in agreement)
      Carrie: It's not the air, your head-board knocked you unconscious.
      Samantha: You heard us?
      Miranda: I didn't.
      Carrie: No, Ms. Snore, you wouldn't.

    • Samantha: Isn't this fun?
      Carrie: The answer to that would be no. Sweetie, we want to go.
      Samantha: What? We can't leave yet, look they haven't even cut the cock .
      Miranda: What are the chances its cream filled?

    • Samantha: I'm not going to die in this tin can, I have a date with a dildo.

    • Samantha: You said you knew how to drive a stick shift?
      Carrie: Well, I did it a couple of times in a parking lot.
      Miranda: Why didn't you get an automatic?
      Carrie: I love this car, it goes with my outfit.

    • Debbie: But, seriously, I'm you. You've had your heart broken, I've had my heart broken, and if I have, that means other girls have to, and if other girls have, that means big opening weekend. Not X Men big, but chick-flick big. God! The guy who came up with that term should have his balls cut off.

    • Samantha: So what do you do when your not working as a one man welcome wagon?
      Garth: I'm a dildo model.
      Samantha: You wouldn't tease a girl would you?

    • Charlotte: I can't believe you're all going to L.A. without me.
      Miranda: We still can't believe you went on your honeymoon without us.

    • Man: This floor's non-smoking!
      Carrie: I have an addiction, sir!

  • NOTES (2)

    • The part that Matthew McConaughey played was originally written for Alec Baldwin who declined. The producers then contacted George Clooney who, although was interested in it, couldn't do it. The script was then sent to Warren Beatty who also declined.

    • Sarah Michelle Gellar who is in this episode, can be seen later on in Season 5 on a Magazine cover.