Sex and the City

Season 1 Episode 11

The Drought

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Aug 16, 1998 on HBO
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Carrie's relationship with Mr. Big is moving into a more mundane, less physical stage, and she's worried whether it's due to her inadvertent flatulent indiscretion. Charlotte is dating a former lover of Carrie's, and finds that he's not interested in sex anymore. Samantha discovers that not having sex can be erotic. Miranda hasn't had sex for months.moreless

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • When Carrie leaves Mr. Big's apartment after her fart, the letter on his door is a gold "A". In episode 6, "Secret Sex", when Carrie stumbles over to Mr. Big's apartment drunk after seeing her bus with the penis on it, the letter on his door is a black "E".

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Carrie: New York City is all about sex. People getting it, people trying to get it, people who can't get it. No wonder the city never sleeps. It's too busy trying to get laid.

    • Miranda: I'm warning you ladies, if I make it to four months, I'm humping one of you.

    • the women are spying on Carrie's neighbours having sex
      Charlotte: It never goes down does it? Look it's still....
      Samantha: Hard.
      Charlotte: Yeah.
      Samantha: Gummy bear please. Give me the fucking candy.
      Carrie: Hey, snapping over gummy bears might be a sign that celibacy is not for you.
      Samantha: All I can say is that, my big payoff better be worth it.
      Miranda: Samantha, I don't understand you, there are people out there starving and your fasting.

    • Kevin leaves to answer his phone
      Charlotte: Ok when?
      Carrie: Umm, three years ago.
      Charlotte: Three years, I can live with that. Serious?
      Carrie: Oh no!
      Charlotte: Good! Why'd you two break up?
      Carrie: You know, we were in different places and I .....
      Charlotte: Listen, Carrie, we don't have time for diplomacy, just tell me.
      Carrie: He's a sex maniac.

    • Carrie: Meeting a friend's new boyfriend for the first time is always a little tense, what if you don't like him, what if he doesn't like you?
      Charlotte: Kevin, this my good friend Carrie.
      Kevin: Hey, Carrie.
      Carrie: What if you've already slept with him?
      Charlotte: You two know each other?
      Carrie: Well, kind of....
      Kevin: We used to go out.
      Carrie: Well, kind of used to go out.
      Charlotte: You two used to go out, that's so funny.

    • Samantha: Men aren't that complicated, they're kinda like plants.

    • Carrie: I farted.
      Samantha: Then move your mat away.
      Carrie: Not, now, I did it in front of Big.
      Samantha: Big mistake.
      Carrie: You think? It wasn't a choice. I'm human. It happened.
      Samantha: No, honey, you're a woman, and men don't like women to be human. We aren't supposed to fart, douche, use tampons or have hair in places we shouldn't .

    • Samantha: Sex is the barometer for what's going on in the relationship.

    • Carrie: Is it normal to be in the same bed and not do it?
      Miranda: I guess, it depends on what's normal for you?
      Carrie: Oh God, I hate that. Who am I to know what's normal? I've been dating a hundred years. I haven't a clue.
      Miranda: Well, three months is not normal for me. One month was interesting. Two months was numbing. Three months, I'm going out of my mind.

    • Carrie: I farted. I farted in front of my boyfriend...
      Miranda: And?
      Carrie: And we're no longer having sex. And he thinks of me as one of the boys. And I'm gonna have to move to another city where the shame of this won't follow me.
      Miranda: You farted, you're human.
      Carrie: I don't want him to know that.

    • Miranda: Three times? Try three months.
      Carrie: No?
      Miranda: Yes. Now would be a good time to wipe that horrible look off your face.
      Carrie: I'm sorry sweetie, I just, I didn't know. Where have I been?
      Miranda: You've been having sex. I've been at Blockbuster renting videos. It's tragic. I'm like two rentals away from a free pound of gummy bears.
      Carrie: Relax, you're just in a dry spell.
      Miranda: I can't believe you just said that. You're all freaked out about three times. I'm talking three months.

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