Sex and the City

Season 1 Episode 7

The Monogamists

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Jul 19, 1998 on HBO



  • Trivia

    • The actor who plays Jared in this episode, Justin Theroux, also played the role of Vaughn in the episode, "shortcomings" in Season 2 of Sex and the City.

  • Quotes

    • Alison: (to Skipper) You're breaking up with me while you're still inside of me?

    • Carrie: He said, 'I miss you, baby.' Do you think that was meant to be some kind of coded mea culpa?
      Miranda: You mean like what he really meant was, 'I've been a complete idiot, please forgive me for having dinner with that other woman.'
      Carrie: Exactly.
      Miranda: Could be.
      Carrie: Well no, because that would mean that everything he ever said that I interpreted as sincere is subject to interpretation, and in that case, what I perceive as his feelings for me may only really be reflected projections of my feelings for him.
      Miranda: What?
      Carrie: Oh God, I'm freaking. I've gotta stop.

    • Stanford: Monogamy is on its way out again. It had a brief comeback in the 90s, but as the millennium approaches, everyone's leaving their options open.
      Carrie: Come on, you wouldn't commit to a nice guy, given the option?
      Stanford: I can't even commit to a long distance carrier.
      Carrie: Yeah, you know what you are? You're a whore!
      Stanford: I wish that were true.

    • Carrie: Last night, after Michael took Charlotte to the Philharmonic, they went back to his place and began the classic dating ritual... the blow job tug of war.

    • Carrie: As I hung up, I realized I'd committed the cardinal sin...I'd forsaken my girlfriends for my new boyfriend.

    • Random woman: Monogamy is fabulous. It gives you a deep and profound connection with another human being, and you don't have to shave your legs as much.

    • (Talking about oral sex)
      Charlotte: The truth is, I hate doing it.
      Samantha: Honey, you can't be serious!
      Miranda: Are you telling us you never perform this act?
      Carrie: She'll juggle, she'll spin plates, but she won't give head.
      Charlotte: I don't like putting it in my mouth! I have a very sensitive gag reflex and it makes me want to puke!
      Miranda: That's one way to say no.
      Charlotte: It's not like I haven't tried. I practiced on a banana, I pretended it was a Popsicle, but...I just don't like it.
      Miranda: Personally, I'm loving it, up to the point where the guy wants me to swallow.
      Carrie: Well that's just, that's really a judgment call.
      Samantha: Some men take it so personally if you don't.
      Miranda: Some guys don't give you a choice!
      Carrie: Well that's just bad behavior.
      Charlotte: Are you honestly telling me you like it?
      Carrie: Well, it's not my favorite thing on the menu, but you know, I'll order it from time to time, and, with the right guy, it can be nice.
      Miranda: Oral sex is like God's gift to women. You can get off without worrying about getting pregnant.
      Samantha: Plus the sense of power is such a turn-on, maybe you're on your knees, but you got him by the balls.
      Charlotte: You see, that is the reason that I don't want to go down this road.
      Carrie: Well sweetheart, if you're gonna get all choked up about it (Carrie and Miranda exchange looks about the pun), just don't do it, don't do it!
      Miranda: But if you don't go down on him, how can you expect him to go down on you?
      Charlotte: I don't.
      Miranda: Oh well, forget it! I only give head to get head!
      Samantha: Me too.

    • Miranda: Oral sex is like God's gift to women. You can get off without the worry of pregnancy.

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