Sex and the City

Sex and the City (1998)

68 corrected entries

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The post-it always sticks twice - S6-E7

Corrected entry: When Miranda is saying the name of the bar "Drown the Hound", her lips don't match the words she's saying. I can't read lips so I don't know what she's saying, but it's definitely not "Drown the Hound".

Correction: Miranda says "Down the Hatch." This is a real bar that threatened to sue HBO for insinuating that you could buy marijuana there. Http://www.ew.com/article/2003/09/01/bar-sues-sex-and-city-over-drug-allegations.

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Let there be light - S6-E13

Corrected entry: When Carrie is typing on her computer, she is wearing 'arm warmers' as if the temperature is cold. But she is also wearing very flimsy lingerie. If it was cold enough to need arm warmers, why would she be wearing such light clothing? The arm warmers wouldn't be a fashion statement, as she is alone in her apartment and no one can see her. (00:16:20)

Correction: Carrie wears things for fashion even when she's at home. People with Raynaud's or other similar issues may need to wear warmers or gloves to protect the extremities in temperate conditions.

Noor08
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Carrie Bradshaw as a character did not have any 'exotic' or serious diseases or health issues. And the arm warmers weren't really a fashion statement, they were obviously to show she was too cold. Yet she is wearing very flimsy nightwear, that provides no warmth. The inconsistency is real.

Hot child in the city - S3-E15

Corrected entry: When Jenny and her friends greet Samantha and the girls at the restaurant, Jenny says 'I didn't know you knew Carrie Bradshaw.' But she also mentions that she loves Carrie's column, implying that she reads it every week. If Jenny really was reading Carrie's columns on a regular basis; she would already know that Samantha is one of Carrie's best friends, as Carrie writes about her constantly. (00:12:35)

Correction: It is never mentioned that Carrie refers to her friends in the column by their full names, so Jenny would not know that it's the same Samantha.

raywest Premium member
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Carrie's column was based heavily on the lives and adventures of herself, and her friends. She used their full names during voiceovers, showing the content of her published writing. Samantha is not a common name, and she wouldn't likely be referring to another Samantha. Obviously this is a plot contrivance for the scene. If the girls regularly read Carrie's column, they would know that Samantha was one of her best friends.

Sex and another city - S3-E14

Corrected entry: At the beginning of this episode, Carrie mentions in voiceover that they had been in LA for over a week. It's obvious in this episode, that they are staying in LA for a second week. But Carrie never showed up at the second meeting for the Production Company, which would have ended her work with them. Since the Production Company was paying for 2 hotel rooms; it isn't likely they would have let the girls stay in those rooms for 2 weeks for free, when Carrie quit the project after only a few days. And it's doubtful the girls would have elected to pay full price for an expensive hotel in LA for almost 2 weeks on their own, when they had expected to stay there for free.

Correction: Why wouldn't a group of girls that eat and dine in the finest restaurants every day and spend thousands of dollars in expensive shoes and bags spend some money on a nice hotel?

Sacha Premium member
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Change of a dress - S4-E15

Corrected entry: When the girls are trying on bad wedding dresses; they come out of the dressing rooms on the count of 3, meaning they haven't seen each other's dresses yet. But then Carrie has her panic attack, and Miranda tries to help undo the back of her dress. Miranda mentions that there are 'a million buttons back here' making it difficult to get the dress off quickly. Since Miranda didn't see the dress until it was already on Carrie, how did Carrie manage to button all those tiny buttons all the way up the back of her dress to her neck? It would be extremely difficult for her to reach around and do that herself. (00:09:20)

Correction: Normally, when women try on wedding dresses, the dress shop has attendants/employees that assist with buttons, zippers, trains, veils, and the like. It would not be unheard of for an (unseen on camera) attendant to have buttoned Carrie's gown while she was in the dressing room.

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Just say yes - S4-E12

Corrected entry: When Samantha and Richard are on his jet, they start to 'get busy'. The pilot interrupts them, explaining that they need to fasten their seat belts for take-off. Richard answers him by saying what sounds like "Thanks, Roy". But then immediately Samantha also replies "Sure, Duane". Apparently the actors are uncertain as to the pilot's real name. (00:21:30)

Correction: Richard says 'Thanks, Dwight' and Samantha says 'Sure, Dwight'. His name is Dwight - not Roy or Duane. It's very clear.

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My motherboard, my self - S4-E8

Corrected entry: When Carrie and Aiden are waiting at the Techserve store, Dmitri (the Tech Guy) calls out Carrie's number as 'Number 64'. He says this twice. But after Carrie and Aiden are finished talking with Dmitri, he calls out 'Number 78' for the next customer in line. He says this number twice as well. Why would he go from 64 to 78? (00:04:50 - 00:06:25)

Correction: There are a number of computer techs working at Techserv. During the time Dimitri is helping Carrie, waiting customers numbered 65 through 77 would have been called by the other technicians. There could be an overhead digital counter that each technician would look at before calling out the next available number.

raywest Premium member
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The one - S6-E12

Corrected entry: When Charlotte is on the couch watching TV, there is a shot where you can see the backs of both of her hands. She is again wearing the simple gold wedding band on her right hand as she did previously, but she also has on her new wedding band that Harry gave her on her left hand. There is no sight of the large diamond engagement ring he gave her either. It seems strange that Charlotte would be wearing two wedding bands, and not her diamond ring from her current marriage. (00:19:50)

Correction: The ring may just be any ring she has. It most likely isn't her old wedding band, considering how Charlotte's personality is. A lot of people wear plain band rings, and just because she's wearing one, doesn't mean it is her old wedding band.

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A vogue idea - S4-E17

Corrected entry: After Carrie drinks 1 1/2 martinis in Julian's office, she gets extremely drunk. He has to help her walk out of the office, and she is staggering and falling into things. This doesn't seem logical, as Carrie goes out frequently and drinks all the time. Even in the daytime sometimes. She is used to drinking a great deal more than 1 1/2 martinis, and doesn't usually get nearly that drunk. For someone who drinks a considerable amount of alcohol as a normal part of her life, it seems implausible that she would suddenly get stumbling drunk after only one and a half martinis, no matter how strong they are. And it's doubtful Julian would have made them too strong, being during the morning in a major magazine office environment.

Correction: Carrie hadn't had any breakfast, and she's a size 2. Nothing implausible about it.

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Sex and the country - S4-E9

Corrected entry: When Samantha decides to go proposition the Farmer next door, Carrie asks her, "What are you up to, Sam Jone?" Only she says, 'Jone' singular, not 'Jones' plural as it's supposed to be. (00:15:05)

Correction: She actually says 'Sammy Jo'.

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Corrected entry: Trey's mother Bunny is meant to be Scottish but her accent is English.

Correction: Bunny's accent actually isn't British. It's classic "highbrow East Coast," which makes perfect sense.

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My motherboard, my self - S4-E8

Corrected entry: When Carrie takes her laptop to be repaired, the supposed expert says that "Ctrl Alt Delete," only works on PCs and it's therefore implied that it didn't work because this is a laptop. This of course is totally incorrect; Ctrl Alt Delete is a Windows function and therefore works on anything which has Windows, regardless of it being a PC or laptop.

David Mercier

Correction: It's because her laptop is a Mac. PC is a generic "IBM compatible" term which covers both desktops and laptops.

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

Corrected entry: The scenes when Carrie is running from the cab into the Paris street and French restaurant to reach her book party, were actually filmed on Commerce Street in New York City. (00:28:50)

Correction: Films and TV series frequently don't film on location at the actual places depicted.

GalahadFairlight
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Don't ask, don't tell - S3-E12

Corrected entry: During this scene when Carrie and Aiden are talking after the wedding, each actor's side of the scene was filmed separately. Aiden's part of the scene was filmed first; then Sarah Jessica Parker had to wait an hour, as it took a long time to completely turn the lights around to film her side of the scene. Thus, Carrie's part was filmed after Aiden's. (00:25:45)

Correction: It is a standard filming convention that not every scene will be filmed in sequence, and filming opposing takes of the same scene is true for almost every TV show and movie ever made.

GalahadFairlight
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Unoriginal sin - S5-E2

Corrected entry: At the end of Season 4 after Aiden moves out, Carrie has the hole in her bedroom wall fixed, and repaints that wall an olive green color to match the others. (Season 4, Episode 18, at: 1:18.) But in this episode, when Carrie is in her bedroom going through her newspaper columns, you can see that this same wall is suddenly painted a light pink color. It hasn't been very long since she just painted the wall olive green again, so why would she suddenly repaint just that one wall light pink? Why would she repaint the same wall again twice, that quickly? (00:12:50)

Correction: Carrie painted the wall olive green in season 4, episode 18. After which at some point, she reconsidered her choice and painted the wall pink, by the time we see it in season 5, episode 2. Even if she changed her mind and repainted her wall a dozen times between that time span, it is her choice to make, and we needn't see it onscreen. It's only a mistake if it suddenly reverts back to the olive colour between shots.

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People don't normally paint their bedroom walls more than once, in a short period of time. Or paint them 'a dozen times'. It is unusual to paint a wall a new color, and then suddenly repaint it a different color a short time later.

Pick-a-little, talk-a-little - S6-E4

Corrected entry: After Miranda and Paul have a successful dinner date, he abruptly ends the night and tells her he has to get home. Miranda finally gets Paul to admit the truth, and he informs her that he has diarrhea and goes running off in a hurry along the sidewalk towards home. But if Paul was in that much gastrointestinal distress that he has to end a date and rush home, why wouldn't he just go back inside the restaurant and use their bathroom? They are standing right outside the restaurant, and it would have been much faster and more convenient than having to wait until he got home. (00:19:25)

Correction: Paul was obviously embarrassed by having to answer "nature's call," no matter how urgent. It was an awkward situation, and this being their first date, he likely did not want Miranda to know about his sudden need for a bathroom. Considering his predicament, he may have wanted to avoid using the restaurant's facilities under those circumstances.

raywest Premium member
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This makes no sense. If the need was that bad, it's more important to find a nearbye restroom than worry about how your 'date' feels. There is no shame, guilt, or embarrassment in having to use a bathroom on a date. Many people do, and mention it out loud. It is irrational to risk extreme discomfort having to wait an extended period of time in those circumstances, rather than just go back inside the restaurant. He could have waited until his date left to do so, if necessary. But it's not a big deal to just go back inside.

Baby, talk is cheap - S4-E6

Corrected entry: In the previous episode when Steve told Miranda about the opening of Scout, he was still involved with his girlfriend Jessica. Not only was Jessica with Steve when he offered the invitation to attend the opening, but she made a big point of saying 'We'd love to have you come' meaning she and Steve were still a couple. Yet later in that episode when Miranda shows up at the Scout opening, Jessica is nowhere to be found. Not only that, but Steve leads Miranda over to the bar to 'get drunk' meaning he wanted to spend some time with her. So what happened to his girlfriend Jessica? She was just with him a few days before that. Also in this episode, when Miranda and Steve went out on the double date with Aiden and Carrie; Steve was single at this point and tried to kiss Miranda on the way home. There was never any explanation or plot concerning what happened to Steve's previous girlfriend Jessica; and it seems illogical that they would have broken up in the short time between when he invited Miranda to the bar, and the actual opening night of Scout.

Correction: Why is it illogical that they broke up? Couples break up all the time.

shortdanzr Premium member
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Because it is not likely they would have broken up in that exact period of time, just a few days before the restaurant opening. It's implausible, and obviously a plot contrivance.

Plus one is the loneliest number - S5-E5

Corrected entry: When Bunny walks in on Charlotte at her apartment, they are talking in the hallway. Bunny holds up her hand, and there is a close-up of a large metal bunny key chain. This is symbolic, of course, of the character 'Bunny'. (00:14:35)

Correction: Since the shot is a close-up, and we're all well aware of the character's name, this is too obvious to be considered trivia.

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No, it isn't too obvious to be considered trivia. I had not noticed the bunny symbolism with the key chain at all, until it was pointed out in the DVD commentary. Others probably did not either, as it was not that obvious. Therefore, this was an interesting 'easter egg' trivia.

Where there's smoke - S3-E1

Corrected entry: When Bill Kelly arrives at Carrie's apartment to pick her up for their 'date', he calls her on her apartment phone. But when they were talking on the steps of her apartment previously, he had told Carrie that her phone number was unlisted and she nodded. She didn't give him her number, so how was he able to call her? (00:22:00)

Correction: Bill explains that he has managed to get her phone number through his connections at work.

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Sex and the country - S4-E9

Corrected entry: Miranda and Steve are sitting on Miranda's sofa eating Chinese food and discussing Steve's cancer surgery. There's a close-up shot of Steve, who is wearing eyeglasses. The shot cuts to a close-up of Miranda and then back to Steve, who is now not wearing any glasses. He is not holding them, nor are they on the coffee table.

Correction: He is holding his glasses. You can see them as he gets the last spring roll.

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Games people play - S2-E13

Visible crew/equipment: When Carrie is sitting at the table writing on her laptop after her trip with the girls to the sports bar, the camera comes round and you can see her TV. You can see a boom mic reflecting on the TV screen, and another camera.

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