Sex and the City

Season 3 Episode 8

The Big Time

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Jul 30, 2000 on HBO
8.8
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Carrie keeps bumping into Mr. Big, causing her to wonder what's going on, which she finds out when he confesses he can't stop thinking about her. Charlotte starts to think that Trey might indeed be her “Mr. Right”. Samantha fears she is becoming menopausal, but when sleeping with Len, an older man from her new apartment building, discovers she's not. Miranda is starting to get fed up with living with Steve, and the last straw comes when he tries to persuade her it's time to start thinking about a baby: they break up.moreless

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  • I'm not pregnant...I'm drying up.

    8.3
    The women teach Charlotte about Kegel exercises. Steve decides that he wants to have a baby, but he and Miranda decide to try getting a dog instead of a baby. Big Mistake. Samantha stresses out that she is old and has bad sex with the old man in her building. Could she look any more bored under that guy? Carrie gets a message from Big that changes her relationship with Aiden. Love Carries blue party dress and the whole groups outfits for the brunch where they are all in the bathroom together, Mirandas grey suit, plus Mirandas hair is starting to look a lot better in this episode.moreless
  • This episode is a great example of everything that sex and the city is. It really shows each character\'s personality

    8.6
    I was just watching the episode last night on my dvds and now thinking about it love how it shows every girls characters. Its a good example of samantha and her sex drive. It shows carrie and her relationship problems. Then of course there is miranda with steve and how she always seems to settle and then decide its not what she wants. Then charalotte, with her crazy views on love and life. She was so set and determined to find a husband and ended up finding him by accident. Something that doesn\'t seem in her character but really gave her a good story line. It also has plenty of times when the girls are together and those are the times that i love to see the most.moreless
Robert Lupone

Robert Lupone

Len Schneider

Guest Star

Elan Alias

Elan Alias

Singer on yacht

Guest Star

Chris Noth

Chris Noth

Mr. Big

Recurring Role

David Eigenberg

David Eigenberg

Steve Brady

Recurring Role

Kyle MacLachlan

Kyle MacLachlan

Trey MacDougal

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • In this episode Samatha tells the girls that she's a little older than the others (as if they didn't know), but they already knew. In the episode "The Baby Shower" in season one, Charlotte says she doesn't want to be a "40 year old mother" and says to Samantha: "no offense."

  • QUOTES (28)

    • Miranda: I do want a baby eventually and my clock is running out. I mean, I've only got like a million viable eggs left.
      Carrie: Three hundred of which we just killed with those martinis at lunch.

    • Carrie: Two minutes later, Aidan still hadn't come back, suddenly my life was all about timing. All the right things, said at all the wrong times. My past, coming back way too fast, and my future taking way too long to come home.

    • Miranda: This isn't gonna work Steve.
      Steve: There's good stuff here.
      Miranda: Not enough. A baby would have been a quick fix for something that cannot be fixed.

    • Miranda: Okay, this is it. I'm so sick of you being the kid here, I cannot be in charge all the time. We're supposed to be equals, partners, you think we can have a baby, we can't even have a puppy together.
      Steve: We're just going through a rough patch here.
      Miranda: This isn't a rough patch Steve, this is it, all the time, and it's not good.

    • Miranda: Please go to sleep. Shh....please, I beg you, here...gives dog the alarm clock... this is supposed to be your mom's heart beating or something.

    • Trey knocks on Charlotte's door
      Charlotte: Your very persistent.
      Trey: I don't want to come in, i want to tell you something, I love you Charlotte.
      Charlotte: You do? I love you too.
      Carrie: that night, Charlotte got everything she wanted, Trey, got a hand job.

    • Miranda: This is not going to happen
      Steve: Aw, come on, look at them, their cute.
      Miranda: How exactly, would this help us?
      Steve: Maybe, were not ready for a baby, this would be a test run.
      Miranda: And who would take care of the test run.
      Steve: Me.

    • Miranda: We haven't had sex in over a week, and he wants to have a baby. What's wrong with this picture?
      Carrie: Well, you could always go the immaculate conception route.
      Miranda: Seriously, where in this shitty place, we fight and I'm working really long hours cause I'm up for this partner thing, and it's like his using a baby as a band-aid for everything that's wrong with us.
      Carrie: Well, what's wrong with you guys?
      Miranda: I don't know? It's like his a kid and I end up nagging him all the time. I'm mean mommie, and no one was to fuck mean mommie.

    • Carrie: Those muchies took my last tampon. Are you packing?
      Samantha: No, okay, I'm not, I don't have a tampoon, and I'll probably never need one again.
      Carrie: A simple no, is good enough.
      Samantha: I haven't had my period in thiry-five days.
      Charlotte: Are you....
      Samatha: No, I'm not pregnant, I'm.....I'm drying up.
      Carrie: Oh, come on, your overreacting, it was a stupid catalog.
      SamanthaI'm day old bread and my time is up.
      Miranda: For, someone with no period, you got a mean case pf PMS.
      Carrie: You have years of miserable cramps ahead of you.
      Samantha: Ladies, what I'm about to tell you may come as a shock, I'm a little older than you. (shakes her head)

    • Charlotte: Sometimes you just know, it's like, magic, it's fate.
      Miranda: It's not fate, his light is on, that's all.
      Charlotte: What light?
      Miranda: Men are like cabs, when their available their light goes on. They awake one day and decide their ready to settle down, have babies, whatever, and they turn their light on. Next woman they pickup, boom, that' the one they'll marry. It's not fate, it's dumb luck.
      Charlotte: I'm sorry, I refuse to believe that love is at random.
      Miranda: Please, it's all about timing. You gotta get em, when their lights on.
      Carrie: All the men I meet are flashing yellows.
      Miranda: Or off duty. They can drive around for years picking up women and not be available.
      Carrie: Then, they really shouldn't be allowed to get behind the wheel.

    • Charlotte: I think the watch is a sign, that he's in love with me too. Samantha: Ah, his not in love, he's in blue ball hell.

    • Sandra: I just don't believe in this crap about ghosts, I just don't.
      Melinda: You, and a million others.

    • Carrie: Ladies, I'm not tampax central. Put on list, buy tampons.

      Charlotte: Well, I have them at home, but they won't fit in my Kate suede purse.
      Miranda : Kate, must have a tiny vagina.

    • Charlotte: I'm in love with him.
      Miranda: Your not in love with him, your in love with the very expensive watch he gave you.

    • Big: That's some outfit kid.
      Carrie: Oh, really, you think? Well, if you like this one, you'd love the one being held hostage on seventy-fourth and Lex.

    • Big: What was that back there?
      Carrie: I don't know.
      Big: Can't we have a conversation anymore?
      Carrie: I don't know, can we?
      Big: Around Brooklyn, there's going to be a mutiny. Pass it on.
      Carrie: That's a spiffy opener.
      Big: I try.

    • Carrie: Apparently, one woman's titantic is another woman's love boat.

    • (Carrie meets Big on a party boat)
      Carrie: Big and I trapped together on a boat without dates, and we were two miles off shore and there was no way off. Children and women with emotional baggage first.

    • Trey: It was fate, if my mother didn't give me such bad gifts, this wonderful gift would have never come into my life.
      Charlotte: Aw!

    • a baby is crying next to them
      Miranda: Since when did it became appropriate to bring babies in restaurants?
      Steve: Aw, come on, his cute.
      Miranda: God, invented babysitters for a reason.

    • Miranda: Well, I for one can't wait for menopause. Do you realise how free it would be not to have or periods.
      Charlotte: Oh, I can't wait till flow stops coming to town.
      Samantha: No one calls it flow.
      Miranda: I think my grandmother did.

    • Charlotte: Listen to this, sometime in ten years before menopause, you may experience symptoms including all month pms, fluid retention, insomnia, depression, hot flashes or irregular periods.
      Carrie: On the plus side, people start to give up their seats for you on the bus.

    • Samantha: This is a catalog for pre-menopausal women.
      Miranda: New Transitions, nice name.
      Samantha: Why don't they call it what it is? J Crew for women who are drying up, and FYI, I'm not in transition, I'm happening.

    • Charlotte: You know I read that if you don't have sex for a year, you can actually become re-virginised.
      Carrie: And, I imagine quite frisky.
      Charlotte: But, isn't that great, you can erase your whole sexual past and start again.
      Carrie: Who would want their the virginity back, it was bad enough the first time.

    • Charlotte: I don't want to ruin it by having sex with him too early.
      Carrie: Oh, so you're everything but girl.
      Charlotte: I like to think of it as kissing with extras.
      Carrie: How very ninth grade of you.

    • Charlotte: Trey is so thoughtful, he knew I wasn't feeling well last night so he took me to get some soup down on seventh street, and then we went to second.
      Carrie: Avenue?
      Charlotte: Base.
      Carrie: And, then what, he did your physics homework with you?
      Charlotte: No! I want to take it slow with him, I think he could be the one.
      Carrie: Charlotte, honey, you've only known him for two weeks, you can know his e-mail address, but you cannot know his the one.

    • Steve: Oh, come on, I want a baby, it would be fun
      Miranda : It's not like owning a foosball table, Steve. You have any idea how much work a baby is?
      Steve: Yea, yea I know, but, I could hang out with him during the day, you know watching Sesame Street with him, while your at work, then I'd go work in the bar.
      Miranda: And, I will be up all night with the baby alone, and get no sleep, and then have to get up the next day , and stay awake to work the fourteen hours I need to make partner, so I can afford the apartment your watching all this Sesame Street in.
      Steve: Let's hope the baby inherits my positive attitude.

    • Charlotte (looking at a catalog): Oh my god! Vagina weights!
      Samantha: Honey, my vagina waits for no man.

  • NOTES (1)

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    • Vagina weights

      Vaginal Weights are easy to use training aids specifically developed to help women identify and exercise specific muscle groups in the pelvic floor. Strengthening the muscles may result in improved bladder control and decreased urine leakage.

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