Sex and the City

Critical condition - S5-E6

Continuity mistake: When Carrie and Steve are sitting on his front steps discussing Aiden, Carrie is looking forward as Steve says "He lost his ability to open up and trust women." At that moment; Carrie turns her face towards Steve to her left, and keeps it there as she is appalled. But the very next shot; Carrie is suddenly facing forward again, and then starts turning her head left towards Steve for a second time. But in the next shot; she is already facing Steve, from the first time she reacted to what he said. It's clear that she had never actually moved her head after the first time. (00:25:30)

An american girl in paris (part deux) - S6-E20

Continuity mistake: When Miranda is running in the streets looking for Mary, there is a close-up shot of her face. You can see that it's raining heavily, as the rain is apparent in the scene. But during the rest of that sequence, as she is out in the streets, there are no other signs of rain, or of people being affected by rain. There is just snow on the ground. (00:28:30)

An american girl in paris (part deux) - S6-E20

Continuity mistake: Both of Harry's hands are on the table, but in the next shot his left hand (with his wristwatch) is up, then in the next shot both are back down. He then raises his right hand while his left hand remains on the table. (00:20:10)

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An american girl in paris (part deux) - S6-E20

Continuity mistake: Outside the pastry shop, Carrie's cigarette packet is either in front or behind the coffee cup depending on the angle.

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All or nothing - S3-E10

Continuity mistake: When Carrie is lying on her bed, she is wearing yellow pants over a green top. The top portion of her pants is unbuttoned/unzipped as she moves. But after she picks up the phone to call Big, she is sitting up on her bed, and her pants are suddenly buttoned/zipped completely up. There was no opportunity in this sequence for her to have closed her pants. (00:12:15)

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The power of female sex - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: After Amelita buys Carrie the shoes and Carrie turns to walk out, Amelita is standing right behind her still talking yet when the shot changes to Carrie walking out the door, although we can still hear Amelita chattering, she's no longer standing there or anywhere in sight.

An american girl in paris (part deux) - S6-E20

Continuity mistake: When Carrie has left the dessert place and is walking in the street; just before she sees the small child, there are two extras (male and female) behind her using a single umbrella. After the small child hits Carrie on the head, you can see the same two extras behind her without an umbrella. When the small child sticks out her tongue at Carrie, you can again see the two extras right behind Carrie, still not using an umbrella. When Carrie looks back again, just before stepping in dog poo, suddenly the two extras are completely gone, and the street is almost empty. Then when Carrie does step in the dog poo, the two extras are seen again farther back, again using the umbrella. In the next shot, a close-up of Carrie, the two extras are right behind her again, and passing her, without using an umbrella. At this point Carrie speaks to an older man coming from in front of her, and the two extras have completely disappeared from the street again, even though they have just passed her. This entire sequence took place in a very short period of time, and was obviously edited together. (00:09:40)

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What's sex got to do with it? - S4-E4

Continuity mistake: After Carrie asks Ray if he wants to 'play her', she pulls down the neckline of her top to reveal a strap on her left shoulder. But in the next shot when Ray moves behind Carrie and we are facing them, suddenly her top is pulled back up, and there is no strap showing. This was a seamless transition, and there was no time for anyone to have pulled her top back up. (00:19:05)

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A vogue idea - S4-E17

Continuity mistake: When Charlotte is crying into the pillow, we can see that she's gotten black eye make-up on it. The splodges of make-up disappear twice during the scene, most noticeable just when Carrie walks in holding the baby.

Just say yes - S4-E12

Continuity mistake: When Carrie climbs into Big's car, she puts her bags in first, in between her and him. When the shot changes, a split second later her bags are suddenly tucked down by her legs on her other side. (00:15:15)

Unoriginal sin - S5-E2

Continuity mistake: Up until this time, the baby Brady has been shown to be larger, with a very round face and red hair. But when they show the baby in the crib (04:22) this is a different baby. It's much younger, smaller, no round face, and has dark brown hair. And later, when Steve's mother shows Miranda the photo of Brady, (14:21) again it's a much smaller, younger baby with dark brown hair, and no round face. During the actual Baptism, when they show close-ups of Carrie holding Brady while Charlotte takes pictures; (26:20) the baby looks like yet another baby that is smaller and younger, but appears to have reddish hair. Looks like they used 3 different babies to represent Brady at this point. (00:04:20 - 00:26:20)

Luck be an old lady - S5-E3

Continuity mistake: When Samantha first puts on the gold necklace in the hotel room, the pendants dangling on the right side are lying over the right lapel of her blouse. But after Samantha walks the housekeeper out the door and turns to face Richard, suddenly the same pendants on the necklace are underneath the lapel, though she did not have a chance to fix the necklace in this time. (00:16:50)

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Valley of the twenty-something guys - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: During the scene when Carrie and Sam are in the changing booth at the clothing store, Carrie starts helping Sam take his shirt off. She pulls the outer plaid shirt down quite a bit, revealing his white undershirt. But in the next shot of him, Sam suddenly has the plaid shirt back up around his neck. Then in his next shot, it's back down and the white undershirt is showing again.

Great sexpectations - S6-E2

Continuity mistake: When the lingerie clerk shows the blue dress she holds the clothes hanger from the middle part. From the opposite angle she is holding it from the side.

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Great sexpectations - S6-E2

Continuity mistake: When Sam asks the clerk for specific lingerie, the dress is close to her and she touches it with a her right hand. From the opposite angle her arm is lowered and her left arm holds the dress away from her. (00:13:35)

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Great sexpectations - S6-E2

Continuity mistake: When Sam and Carrie go to the lingerie store, Sam raises her right arm to touch a blue dress. From the opposite shot her arm is lowered.

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Great sexpectations - S6-E2

Continuity mistake: Miranda's pizza is sometimes stiff, others really fluffy, other so-so. Also, the size of the bite changes between shots.

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Great sexpectations - S6-E2

Continuity mistake: While eating a burger, Berger wipes off food from Carrie's mouth and the ketchup bottle magically disappears from the table.

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To market, to market - S6-E1

Continuity mistake: When Carrie and Berger enter the Lincoln Center there's a man behind Berger smoking. When they enter the place a second later, the man has vanished.

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Great sexpectations - S6-E2

Continuity mistake: While the girls wait for their table, check the apple on Sam's cocktail and you'll notice that the glass' position is inconsistent between shots.

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The caste system - S2-E10

Visible crew/equipment: When Charlotte approaches Wyle in front of the fire extinguisher, the boom mic is visible at the top of the screen. (00:10:40)

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All or nothing - S3-E10

Trivia: This scene was actually filmed at Bergdorf Goodman. And the plates they are holding, are actually the price mentioned in the show. (00:07:35)

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Question: During the first few seasons (pretty obviously in season 3), Carrie often wears the same ring on her right or left hand on her middle finger. Is this Sarah Jessica Parker's wedding ring?

Answer: Yes, it is.

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