Sex and the City

Season 1 Episode 2

Models and Mortals

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Jun 06, 1998 on HBO



  • Trivia

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

  • Quotes

    • Samantha: (about Barkely) Is he dating any one model in particular?
      Carrie: Actually, he's sleeping with all of them in general.

    • Nick: My friends think I'm shallow. Sometimes I think they're right. Other times I think "Hey, I'm fucking a model".

    • AshLeigh B.: Most guys just think you're dumb, but I'm really very literary. I read. I'll sit down and read a whole magazine from cover to cover.

    • Samantha: I've been out with lots of guys and they say I am just as beautiful as a model, but I work for a living. I'm like, well... I'm like a model who's taken the high road.

    • Carrie: I began to realize that being beautiful is like having a rent-controlled apartment overlooking the park: completely unfair and usually bestowed upon those who deserve it least.

    • Carrie: It was hard to imagine that anyone so beautiful could ever be lonely.

    • Mr. Big: What are you writing about this week?
      Carrie: Well, I'm working on a story about men who date models. Any thoughts?
      Mr. Big: Only that they're very lucky.

    • Carrie: So what happened you couldn't find seats right on the runway?
      Samantha: Oh, you can see all the flaws from this angle.

    • Miranda: What I wanna know is, when did all the men get together and decide that they would only get it up for giraffes with big breasts?
      Charlotte: In some cultures, heavy women with mustaches are considered beautiful.
      Samantha: And you're looking at me while you're saying that?

    • Nick: It's not like models don't have brains. They have them. They just don't need to use them.

    • Samantha: I happen to love the way I look.
      Miranda: You should, you paid enough for it.
      Samantha: Hey! I resent that! I do not believe in plastic surgery. Well, not yet.

    • Charlotte: I just know that no matter how good I feel about myself, if I see Christy Turlington I just want to give up.
      Miranda: Well I just want to tie her down and force feed her lard, but that's the difference between you and me.

    • Carrie: Is he gay?
      Stanford: He denies it. How can anyone that gorgeous be straight?

    • Carrie: I believe there is a curse put on the head of anybody who tries to fix up their friends.

    • Carrie: (voiceover) Modelizers are a particular breed. They're a step beyond womanizers, who will sleep with just about anything in a skirt. Modelizers are obsessed, not with women, but with models, who in most cities are safely confined to billboards and magazines, but in Manhattan, actually run wild on the streets turning the city into a virtual Model Country Safari where men can pet the creatures in their natural habitat. As if we didn't have enough problems!

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