Sex and the City

Season 3 Episode 2

Politically Erect

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Jun 11, 2000 on HBO
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Episode Summary

Carrie eventually consummates her relationship with Bill Kelley, but is put out when he reveals a fantasy of his. Charlotte starts to put into action her plan of getting married by the end of the year, by throwing a ’used-boyfriend“ party. Samantha meets a bachelor, who although he is no match for her in height, is a match between the sheets. Miranda discusses with Steve whether their relationship should become deeper.moreless

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  • The smurf.

    Love Carrie's Jackie O style outfit at the beginning of the episode and her black vest/blue pants outfit. The beginning of Carrie's huge flower accessory phase which was never my thing at all. Samantha dates the very short guy. Poor Stanford gets rejected by a political bore and Charlotte starts on her quest to get married and throws a party for people to bring the person they are not interested in. Like a 70's key party but for losers. Steve tells Miranda that he wants to start dating her exclusively. Carrie finds out about her boyfriends fetish and it's definitely memorable. The best part is when they go to the Indian resteraunt and Carrie is desperate to not drink any water.moreless
Anthony Alessandro

Anthony Alessandro

Jeff Fenton

Guest Star

John Slattery

John Slattery

Bill Kelley

Guest Star

Tommy Crudup

Tommy Crudup


Guest Star

Willie Garson

Willie Garson

Stanford Blatch

Recurring Role

David Eigenberg

David Eigenberg

Steve Brady

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • The person who stars as the woman at the party (to which Sam would say "I just believe in parties") is the same actress who will later star as Miranda's baby sitter in the 5th season.

  • QUOTES (15)

    • Carrie: I've been giving this peeing thing a lot of thought, and while I think it's totally fine that that's what you're into, it's just never really been my thing.
      Bill Kelley: Oh yeah?
      Carrie: So I thought instead, maybe you could close your eyes and I could dribble warm tea on you. That might feel good. Or maybe you might think it's fun to hear the sound of running water when we have sex. And, if things got really serious between us, I could maybe even leave the bathroom door open sometime. Although honestly I'm really not sure how comfortable I would be with that either.

    • Samantha: You shop at the Boy's Department.
      Jeff: So what? The clothes fit me better, plus they're cheaper. Where do you shop, the Big and Tall Horse Store?
      Samantha: Hmmhmm. You know, you're nothing but a big dick with a little man attached.
      Jeff: You're nothing but a big pair of tits with too much extra leg room.
      Samantha: (Bursts into laughter)
      Carrie: (voiceover) Surprisingly, Samantha had found what she was really looking for, and it had nothing to do with size.
      Jeff: Hey! Somebody get me a booster chair!
      Carrie: (voiceover) She had found a man who made her laugh. They dated for two weeks. Though he was short, it was a very long relationship for Samantha.

    • Steve: You're the best woman I've ever met. And I wanted you to know that. I love you, Miranda. I really do.
      Carrie(voiceover): Suddenly, Steve had just verbalized the one big pro that outweighed all the cons.

    • Carrie: I figured we made a good match. I was adept at fashion; he was adept at politics. And really, what's the difference? They're both about recycling shop-worn ideas and making them seem fresh and inspiring.

    • Carrie: Is there anything you want or need that I'm not doing?
      Bill Kelley: No... well, maybe one thing.
      Carrie: What?
      Bill Kelley: Well, I would love to get you in the shower.
      Carrie: Mmhmm.
      Bill Kelley: And get each other all fresh and clean.
      Carrie: Well that sounds nice.
      Bill Kelley: And then...let you pee on me.

    • Miranda: I'm glad you three weren't around during the original thirteen colonies. I don't think our founding fathers were very fuckable.

    • Bill Kelley: Can I talk to you about proposition 114?
      Carrie: What is that?
      Bill Kelley: You and me in the bedroom.

    • Samantha: Look, sometimes for the right guy you have to make concessions. There's always gonna be something.
      Carrie: Are you guys seriously advocating that I do this?
      Samantha: Why not? He's a great looking, rich, political prince.
      Carrie: Oh sure! It's practically a fairy tale, the princess and the pee.

    • Miranda: I would be very worried if I were you. The pee could just be foreplay.
      Carrie: Oh, my God!
      Miranda: Where there's smoke, I'm just saying....
      Samantha: This is so typical of men in power. They just love to be dominated and humiliated.
      Charlotte: What did you say when he asked you?
      Carrie: Well I told him that I'd just gone, but maybe another time. But I really don't think that I can keep saying that forever.

    • Charlotte: I love that, one woman's trash is another woman's treasure.

    • Stanford: Who's that guy?
      Carrie: Oh, that's his campaign manager.
      Stanford: Fix me up.
      Carrie: How do you even know he's gay?
      Stanford: I've seen him roller blading on eighth avenue. That's enough.
      Carrie: Great! Now, I'm a first lady and a pimp.

    • Stanford: I can only stay a few minutes. I've got tickets to the "Vagina Monologues."
      Carrie: Why?
      Stanford: Just because I don't eat at the restaurant, doesn't mean I can't hear the specials.

    • Miranda: Tell me again, why are we voting for this guy?
      Carrie: Well, he's calling for an investigation into the Board of Education to weed out waste and fraud, and he's launched a probe against large corportations to make them stop throwing away your tax dollars. I'm sleeping with him.
      Steve: Good enough for me.

    • Miranda: That's my problem. I don't know how to be political in relationships.
      Carrie: Oh oh, it's time for the old list. Things you like about Steve, things you don't like about Steve, and you see which column is longer.
      Miranda: That's so judgmental.
      Carrie: Miranda, you are judgmental. Why don't you put it to good use?

    • Samantha: I don't believe in the Republican Party or the Democratic Party. I just believe in parties.

  • NOTES (3)