Sex and the City

Season 1 Episode 9

The Turtle and the Hare

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Aug 02, 1998 on HBO
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Episode Summary

Mr. Big tells Carrie he's never going to marry again, which unsettles her. Miranda introduces the friends to the Rabbit, a mechanical aid, and Charlotte becomes addicted. Stanford Blatch proposes to Carrie as a cover, so he can inherit his part of the family fortune.

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  • Season 1, Episode 9.

    The women discover the wonders of The Rabbit. Miranda introduces the women to the mechanical vibrating device, which Charlotte later becomes addicted to. Samantha meets The Turtle, who she unexpectedly begins to form a bond with. Charlotte's addiction to the Rabbit was hilarious. She can't tell a decent lie, and she tells Carrie she is expecting a long distance (Trans-Atlantic) phone call when she is really going to use the Rabbit. The intervention was hilarious, especially when Charlotte hid the Rabbit behind a stuffed rabbit. "It's a vibrator, it's not like it's crack!" Priceless! I loved when Big mocked Carrie, calling her Mrs. Blatch for her fake marriage with Stanford. Stanford's grandmother was hilarious. "I love my Stanford, but you do know he's a fruit?" Haha. This is one of the best episodes of the first season, without a doubt, especially as Carrie realizes that she wants a family, something she wasn't sure about only 6 episodes earlier.moreless
  • The Rabbit

    The Rabbit. It only takes two little words and S&TC fans know exactly what you are talking about. How hilarious is it for Charlotte to get hooked on her vibrator?

    Samatha tries to remake the stinky breathed Turtle and, big surprise, he dumps her as soon as she has revamped him into primo manliness. Actually I think the episode really does belong to Charlotte. It's just so out of character, her entire storyline, and it makes this episode one of the classics as far as I am concerned.

    Also love the opening with the ladies all decked out in their little black dresses.moreless
Haviland Morris

Haviland Morris


Guest Star

Timothy Wheeler

Timothy Wheeler

The Turtle

Guest Star

Sebastian Roché

Sebastian Roché


Guest Star

Chris Noth

Chris Noth

Mr. Big

Recurring Role

Willie Garson

Willie Garson

Stanford Blatch

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • The ad just below Stanford's has a typing error.
      It says: "GWM seeks friend to hang out with & progress into realtionship."

    • The scene where Carrie and Stanford are leaving Lincoln Center after the ballet, the people around were not extras. The scene was shot at around 10 pm when they were all exiting the center after shows.

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Miranda: You haven't met the Rabbit.
      Samantha: Oh, come on. If you're going to get a vibrator, at least get one called the Horse.

    • Stanford's grandmother: Do you want a family?
      Carrie: (voice)As I looked around at all the memorabilia and family photographs, the faces of brides and grooms, children and grandchildren, I realized... (end of voiceover) Yes, I do.

    • (Carrie and Charlotte are stretching together in yoga class)
      Carrie: (voiceover) My Zen teacher once told me that there was nothing like
      yoga to quiet a busy mind. Just as I had reached the moment of no thought...
      Charlotte: (whispering) I think I broke my vagina.
      Carrie: Oh sorry, am I pulling too hard?
      Charlotte: No, metaphorically, I mean. With "the rabbit."

    • (Miranda shows Carrie and Charlotte the vibrator at the store)
      Miranda: Ladies, I'd like you to meet "The Rabbit."
      Carrie: 92 dollars?!
      Miranda: Please, think about the money we spend on shoes.
      Charlotte: Well I have no intention of using that. I'm saving sex for someone I love.
      Miranda: Fantastic. Is there a man in the picture?
      (Carrie takes it out of the box)
      Charlotte: Look! Oh, it's so cute! Oh I thought it would be all scary and weird, but it isn't! It's pink, for girls! I love the little bunny, it has a little face! Like Peter Rabbit.
      Carrie: And it's even got a remote. I mean, how lazy do you have to be?

    • Carrie: I'm not going to replace a man with some battery-operated device.
      Miranda: You say that, but you haven't met The Rabbit.
      Samantha: Oh come on, if you're going to get a vibrator, at least get one called The Horse.
      Charlotte: A vibrator does not call you on your birthday. A vibrator doesn't send you flowers the next day. And you cannot take a vibrator home to meet your mother.
      Miranda: Well. I know where my next orgasm is coming from. Who here can say as much?

    • (Carrie and Stanford went to the ballet together)
      Carrie: Oh God I love "Sleeping Beauty"! The music, the sets, the costumes! It's so romantic! (She twirls around and imitates a ballerina)
      Stanford: You only like it because she gets to sleep for a hundred years and she doesn't age.

    • Samantha: My feet are killing me.
      Carrie: Here, sit down.
      Samantha: I can't. This outfit only works if I'm standing.

    • Stanford: Puberty is a phase. Fifteen years of rejection is a lifestyle.

    • Miranda: What's the big deal? In 50 years men are gonna be obsolete anyway. I mean, already you can't talk to them, you don't need them to have kids with, you don't need them to have sex with anymore, as I've very pleasantly discovered.
      Samantha: Uh oh, sounds like somebody just got their first vibrator.
      Miranda: Not first, ultimate. And I think I'm in love.

  • NOTES (1)