Sex and the City

Season 2 Episode 18

Ex and the City

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Oct 03, 1999 on HBO



  • Trivia

    • Goof: When Carrie and Big are having lunch and they talk about Big's music, right after she says: "ten minutes after we're awake", her hand holding the knife is on the left side of her cosmopolitan, but when the shot changes, her hand is on the right side, without time to have changed her position.

    • Goof: Samantha says that Black Widow spiders bite the heads of their mates when they're through. Actually, it's the female praying mantis who tries to bite off her mate's head after sex. The black widow spider just stings and poisons her mate.

    • During the scene where Samantha attempts to have sex with Mr. Cocky for the second time ("after 2 advance yoga classes and a hit of the best hawaiian gold she could find"), you can clearly see that she is wearing flesh colored panties.

  • Quotes

    • Carrie: After two advanced yoga classes and a hit of the best Columbian Gold she could find, Samantha was ready to take another run at Mount Everest.

    • Carrie: (Miranda has just told Carrie that Steve wants to be exclusive and that she's feeling conflicted about it) Time for the old list.
      Miranda: The list?
      Carrie: Things you like about Steve, things you don't like about Steve. Then see which list is longer.
      Miranda: That seems so judgmental.
      Carrie: Miranda, you are judgmental. Try putting it to good use.

    • Carrie: Maybe some women aren't meant to be tamed. Maybe they need to run free until they find someone just as wild to run with.

    • Carrie: And what about your music? If I had to listen to freakin' Blood, Sweat and Tears one more time...
      Mr. Big: Hey, Blood, Sweat and Tears is great stuff.
      Carrie: Ten minutes after we're awake?

    • Miranda: I am shitty. You would never do anything that shitty.
      Steve: What do you call showing up at your apartment in the middle of the afternoon and calling you shitty?
      Miranda: Yeah, that was pretty shitty!

    • Carrie: Ladies, I'm having an epiphany. THe world is made up of two types of women. The simple girls and the Katie girls. I'm a Katie girl.

    • Steve: So what now? Are we still just friends?
      Miranda: Yeah, we're still just friends. Friends who have sex.

    • Samantha: You dated Mr. Big. I'm dating Mr. Too Big.

    • Samantha: I'm telling you Carrie, it was like a wall of flesh coming at me.
      Carrie: There's nothing scarrier than a really big one coming at ya.
      Samantha: I didn't even want to get my mouth near it. I was afraid I'd get lockjaw. I mean, it was quite a shock. His hands were relatively tiny.
      Carrie: Oh don't tell me you believe that.
      Samantha: Not any more. I am really going to psych myself up before I try it again.
      Carrie: You're going to try it again? Why?
      Samantha: Because it's there...
      Carrie: Sweetie, it's a penis not Mount Everest.
      Samantha: Well, let me tell you, if it was Mount Everest last night I could only make it to Base Camp One.

    • Charlotte: Some horses, they, never really like to be ridden. Taddy was like that when I first got him but once I broke him in, he loved it.
      Carrie: You know what? I broke in Big. I did, I broke him in and now the Idiot Stick Figure With No Soul gets to ride him

    • Charlotte: How are you doing?
      Carrie: Aside from the fact that my ex is engaged to a teenager and I've got horse shit on my three hundred dollar shoes, I'm doing okay.
      Charlotte: Well, I think you're amazing. I would be in a hospital or something.

    • Carrie: Engaged? How can you be engaged? You have a problem with commitment, remember? In fact, you told me, you never wanted to get married again, ever.
      Mr. Big: Well things change.
      Carrie: Meaning what, you just didn't wanna marry me.
      Mr. Big: Look, Natasha and I...
      Carrie: Don't say her name to me, don't you dare say her name to me! You string me along for two years and then you marry some twenty-five year old girl after only five months?

    • Samantha: Natasha? What a bull shit name.
      Mirnada: Totally!
      Charlotte: Stupid!
      Carrie: Yeah, it's complete bull shit.

    • Carrie: There is no way that the love that I had with Big is the same thing he has with Natasha.
      Miranda: Natasha? When'd you stop calling her the Idiot Stick Figure With No Soul?
      Carrie: About three weeks ago when I saw them at Cafe M. He was holding her hand and smiling and...I finally got it. They're happy, slash, we're over. And it was okay.

    • Carrie: If you love someone and you break up, where does the love go?
      Samantha: To their next girlfriend.

    • Carrie: We keep dresses we'll never wear again, but we throw away our ex boyfriends.

    • Miranda: Believe me, I would love to be one of those people who's all; we loved, thank you, you enriched my life, now go and prosper. But I'm much more; we didn't work out, you need to not exist.

    • Miranda: I have never been able to be friends with an ex boyfriend. I met those couples who stay friends and I think how? How do they do that?
      Samantha: I've never been able to be friends with any man. Why would I? Women are for friendships, men are for fucking.

    • Carrie: He looked so hurt. Like a kid in one of those big eyed velvet paintings.
      Charlotte: Oh, poor Steve.
      Miranda: Well, I'm sorry I panicked. What was I gonna do, stand around and chit chat about the weather? The man has been inside me, for God's sakes.

    • Carrie: Your girl is lovely, Hubbell.
      Mr. Big: I don't get it.
      Carrie: And you never did.

    • Carrie: You broke up with James because he was too small. This guy's too big. Who are you, Goldicocks?
      Samantha: Yep! I'm looking for one, that's juuuust right.

  • Notes

    • Music:
      "La Punta" by La Esperanza
      "El Loco" by La Esperanza
      "Love & Lust" by La Esperanza
      "Cara Mia" La Esperanza

  • Allusions

    • Carrie: You broke up with James because he was too small. This guy's too big. Who are you, Goldicocks?
      Samantha: Yep! I'm looking for one, that's juuuust right.

      Is a reference to the very popular 18th century children's fairy tale from England "Goldilocks and the Three Bears," about a young girl who enters the home of a family of bears and causes mischief.

    • Carrie: Sweetie, it's a penis not Mount Everest.

      Mount Everest is the tallest mountain in the world with a elevation of 8844.43 meters and is located in Nepal in the Himalaya Mountain Range.

    • Carrie: Your girl is lovely, Hubbell.
      This is a quote from the movie The Way We Were, In the film, Katie and Hubbell fall in love despite their political and social differences and get married. Hubbell has an affair, leading Katie to see that Hubbell is not the person that she idealized and admired when she fell in love with him, and they decide to part ways. Years later they accidentally meet on the streets of New York City. With Hubbell is a beautiful woman who exemplifies the WASP ideal. Katie and Hubbell share a tender moment where it is clear that he is hurt that they are no longer together and believes that he was at his best when he was with her and feels that no one will believe in him or see as much promise in him as Katie did. They leave each other with fond memories of "the way they were."