Sex and the City

Season 1 Episode 10

The Baby Shower

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Aug 09, 1998 on HBO
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The four friends are invited to a baby shower out in Connecticut, and they each react differently. Carrie is “late”, and wonders how she would be as a mother. Samantha throws an “I don't have a baby” shower party.

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  • Season 1, Episode 10.

    10
    The women's friend, Laney, has a baby shower. Samantha keeps bringing up her weight, which is hilarious. The "I don't have a baby, everybody drink!" line was hilarious. Carrie may be pregnant, after not getting her period, and the baby shower is the preview... A preview of the life she didn't know if she was ready for. Miranda's outlook on Hansel and Gretel was very humorous. I loved Samantha's reaction to when Laney stole Charlotte's baby name. I love Samantha. She's so humorous. Carrie spends the entire day watching children play in the park, questioning if she will be able to do it, but gets her period on the way home. It was visible that she was upset about not being pregnant.moreless
  • It's true.

    7.5
    Yes, I admit it, it's true. If you do not have any children or really care about kids the baby shower is a dreaded event. There are only so many times that a single woman or even a married woman can coo over tiny clothing or rattles or any of that stuff. The games are lame and for some CRAZY reason alcohol is almost never served. It's almost like a stint in jail but without all the scariness.

    Of course Charlotte has a grand time until she finds out that someone has stolen her future baby name ala George on Seinfels. And that is why you keep your baby names to yourself until that kid pops out.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Carrie: What if I am?
      Miranda: If you am, you am.
      Carrie: I don't think I'd be very good at this. I mean, am I maternal?
      Miranda: Um...ye...
      Carrie: You know when I was a little girl, I left my favorite baby doll out in the rain for four days. Her face peeled off. That can't be good.
      Miranda: Yeah, but I mean if you...
      Carrie: I shaved my Barbie's head when I was mad at her.
      Miranda: When I was little, I took a rubber band and put it around my dog Pepper's snout.

    • Carrie: What if I am?
      Miranda: If you am, you am.
      Carrie: I don't think I'd be very good at this. I mean, am I maternal?
      Miranda: Um...ye...
      Carrie: You know when I was a little girl, I left my favorite baby doll out in the rain for four days. Her face peeled off. That can't be good.
      Miranda: Yeah, but I mean if you...
      Carrie: I shaved my Barbie's head when I was mad at her.
      Miranda: When I was little, I took a rubber band and put it around my dog Pepper's snout.

    • (Carrie and Miranda at the drug store)
      Carrie: I'm on total ovary overload. Which kind do I get?
      Miranda: Here. This one's on sale. Half off.
      Carrie: Sweetie, I just spent 395 dollars on a pair of open-toed Gucci's last week. This is not the place to be frugal.

    • (Carrie's period is late seven days)
      Samantha: Oh honey, gray area. True, you're in front of the firing squad, but you haven't been shot.
      Miranda: I was once ten days late.
      Carrie: Really? Were you having sex?
      Miranda: ...No.

    • Carrie: You don't have to lose yourself to have a kid. I know plenty of cool, hip mothers who live in the City and who still have great careers and stuff.
      Samantha and Miranda: (at the same time) Who?

    • Carrie: Charlotte, come on. You're still young. You have plenty of time to have children.
      Charlotte: No, no I don't. I don't want to be one of those 40-year-old moms. (Glances at Samantha) No, no offence.
      Samantha: Well I don't want to be one of them either. There are no frozen eggs in my freezer.

    • Charlotte: Stop it! You're not gonna clean up at your own shower.
      Laney's friend: Yeah relax, cause once little Todd or Shayla comes around, you'll never stop cleaning up.
      Charlotte: Shayla? Did you say Shayla?
      Laney's friend: It's so unique, isn't it?
      Charlotte: It's so my name!
      Laney's friend: I thought your name was Charlotte.
      Charlotte: No, it's not my name, it's my name! My secret baby name that I made up when I was eleven years old for my daughter when I had her. I told you. Don't tell me you don't remember.
      Laney: No I'm sorry. I really don't.
      Carrie: (voiceover) A complete lie. She remembered. We all remembered. Charlotte had made us all swear never to use it.
      Laney: Anyway I think my husband heard it somewhere else.
      Charlotte: Really, where, because I didn't tell him.
      Laney: I can't believe you're freaking out over a name.
      Laney's friend: I mean, you're not even pregnant.
      Charlotte: That's not the point!
      Samantha: (joining) What's going on?
      Charlotte: She stole my baby name.
      Samantha: You bitch! Let's go.

    • Carrie: Oh shit! I totally spaced. I forgot to buy her a present. How tacky is it to give the mother-to-be a fistful of cash?
      Samantha: Oh don't worry about it. (Shows a bottle of Scotch) You can go in on mine.
      Carrie: You bought a pregnant woman a bottle of Scotch?
      Samantha: The invitation said BYOB.
      Miranda: That meant, "Bring Your Own Baby".
      Carrie: What did you get her?
      Miranda: Condoms.
      Carrie: Seriously. What'd you get her?
      Miranda: Seriously. They're pastel.

    • Samantha: So help me, she fucks on my couch, she buys it.
      Carrie: Isn't that how you got the couch from me?

    • Samantha: Frankly, I think it's sad, the way she's using a child to validate her existence.
      Carrie: Exactly. Why can't she just use sex and a nice cocktail like the rest of us?

    • Samantha: I don't have a baby! Everybody drink!

    • Miranda: I just realized; maybe it's maturity or the wisdom that comes with age, but the witch in Hansel and Gretel, she's very misunderstood. I mean, the woman builds her dream house, and these brats come along, and start eating it.

  • NOTES (1)

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Charlotte rips up a picture of her "dream man". If you look closely, you can tell her "dream man" is none other than JFK Jr.


      John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Jrwas the son of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy (who died in 1963) and Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy. He died in 1999 in a plane crash.

    • Hansel and Gretel: It's a fictional story from the Brothers Grimm about a brother and sister who must outsmart a witch who lives in a house made out of candy.

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