Sex and the City

Season 4 Episode 2

The Real Me

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Jun 03, 2001 on HBO



  • Trivia

    • This is the first time the end credits were shown over something other than a black screen. This time they are shown over an image of Carrie's bathroom door. If you keep watching until the end of the credits, Carrie emerges from the bathroom, smiles, and closes the door again.

  • Quotes

    • Carrie: When I first moved to New York and I was totally broke, sometimes I would buy Vogue instead of dinner. I felt it fed me more.

    • Stanford: (watching a runway-fallen Carrie get stepped over by Heidi Klum) Oh, my god, she's fashion roadkill!

    • (About Samantha's nude photos)
      Miranda: Isn't that a little narcissistic?
      Samantha: No one thinks it's narcissistic when you get your seventh grade picture taken.
      Charlotte: You weren't naked in that.
      Carrie: That we know of.

    • Miranda: Sexy is what I try to get them to see me as after I win them over with my personality.
      Carrie: You win men over with your personality?

    • Samantha: Are the vegetables on the vegetable plate organic?
      Carrie: They have beef pot pie on the menu, what do you think?

    • Samantha: Last night, I could not stop thinking about a Big Mac. I finally had to get dressed and go out, and pick up a guy.
      Miranda: Talk about a Happy Meal!

    • Charlotte: I have to start keeping a vagina journal.
      Miranda: What a dear vagina why so blue?
      Carrie: Dear vagina - guess who I have a crush on?!

  • Notes

    • Music:
      "She Bangs" by Ricky Martin. Miranda listens to this song on her headphones at the gym.
      "See How Far" by Richard Worth, played while Carrie thinks and types.
      "Get to Know Ya" by Maxwell. Played when Carrie hangs out with a fashion photographer in her apartment.
      "Tribute Part Two" by Jeff Sharel. Played when Carrie and Stanford are backstage at the fashion show.
      "Rosabel Discofield Dub" by Paul Sabu. Played as Carrie gets ready for the fashion show.
      "Shazam" by Spiderbait. Played when Samantha visits Carrie backstage and Carrie meets Heidi Klum.
      "Let's Get It On" by Red Venom. Played when Carrie chats with Heidi Klum.
      "Got to Be Real" by Cheryl Lynn. Played at the end of the episode.

    • In 2002, this episode won an Emmy for 'Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series'.

  • Allusions