Sex and the City

Sex and the City (1998)

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The catch - S6-E8

Corrected entry: When Steve and Debbie are leaving Miranda's apartment, Steve calls out, "Bye Martha". The woman he is referring to is named Magda. (00:13:30)

Correction: He says "Bye, Magda", but with his thick New York accent, it could be misunderstood by some as sounding like "Martha".

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Catch-38 - S6-E15

Corrected entry: Miranda is in bed with Steve on their honeymoon, and she obviously doesn't have any clothing on. But the very next shot shows her getting out of bed, and pulling up the straps of a black negligee that she is suddenly wearing. There was no time for her to have put it on. (00:10:45)

Correction: There is nothing to say she was nude under the covers. It's entirely possible that they pushed down the top and/or pulled up the bottom of her nightie to have sex at some point and she was just readjusting it as she got up. Happens all the time.

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Change of a dress - S4-E15

Corrected entry: When Aiden punches the hole through the wall of Carrie's bedroom, we can see that her entire bed is carefully covered in cloth and plastic. But despite that much preparation, the empty book shelves are still attached to the same wall, and her bed is still pushed up against it. If they were thorough enough to completely cover the bed, then why not remove everything from the wall? It doesn't make sense that the shelves and bed would still be on the wall that Aiden is trying to demolish. (00:12:55)

Correction: Carrie has been having a hard time coming to terms with the renovation the whole time. One would assume that not moving the bed or shelves would be one way Aiden could accomplish the demolition without totally upending Carrie's apartment and making her even more apprehensive about the construction project.

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Anchors away - S5-E1

Corrected entry: When the girls are walking down the street after eating, they all decide to go shopping downtown. Only Miranda says, "I forgot the Snuggly", implying that she can't go shopping with them. So Samantha rushes her off in a taxi. But in reality, this doesn't make sense. Miranda has already been out with Brady for hours, eating with the girls in a restaurant and then walking with him in NYC. So why would he suddenly need his 'Snuggly' to go shopping? If he was fine with all the activity before that, there is no reason he wouldn't have continued to be fine while shopping. (00:05:25)

Correction: Babies tire easily and are comforted by routine. If Miranda had already "been out with Brady for hours", it's likely that he would have been ready for a nap. Having the Snuggly would have enabled Miranda to continue her day with the girls, while also allowing Brady to snuggle up and have that nap. Also, we cannot assume, based on just what was shown, that "he was fine with all the activity before that". We have no way of knowing that.

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The good fight - S4-E13

Corrected entry: After Samantha and Richard go 'skinny dipping', they start dancing in robes by the pool. Samantha is still wearing what look like expensive dangling diamond earrings, and has obviously just swam in chlorinated water with them on. Samantha is known for her expensive taste in clothing and accessories; so even if her earrings are not actual diamonds, they are probably still very expensive, good quality jewelry. It seems illogical that she would risk damaging expensive earrings, wearing them while swimming. Even if she forgot to take them off before getting in the pool; they are very long dangling earrings, and she would have certainly noticed pretty quickly that she had them on. (00:24:25)

Correction: It's pretty safe to say that during her midnight swim with Richard, the very last thing on Samantha's mind was her earrings. If anything, being that she's Samantha, she probably thought "Oh well, I'll just buy a new pair."

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A vogue idea - S4-E17

Corrected entry: When Carrie spots the Manolo Blahnik black Mary Jane shoes in the Vogue Accessory Closet, there is a close-up of the shoes sitting on the shelf. In the previous episode, it was established that Carrie wears size 7 1/2 in shoes (when she was shopping with Miranda). But when we see the Mary Janes on the shelf, and when Carrie holds them in her hands; they appear to be much larger than size 7 1/2. They look about size 8-10. Yet when Carrie tries them on; she mentions that they 'almost fit', and seems to be having trouble squeezing her feet into them. The implication is that the shoes are actually too tight for her, a smaller size than what she actually wears. Yet instead of looking smaller than size 7 1/2, the shoes are apparently much larger. (00:25:25)

Correction: Different shoes fit differently depending on the person. First of all, it is impossible to tell a shoe's size based on camera angle or how it appears on a television screen. Secondly, it's possible they "almost fit" due to being too narrow, not having an adjustable strap, or many other reasons, rather than the assumption that they would be too big.

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Change of a dress - S4-E15

Corrected entry: When Miranda offers to take Carrie to a bad Bridal shop, it sounds like she says, "I'll treat you to a 'Tasty Lite'". But when Carrie answers her, she says, "You're gonna have to do a lot better than 'Tasty Delite'". Later in this episode when the girls are talking at the restaurant, Carrie again refers to the place as 'Tasty Delite' which is apparently the real name. Cynthia Nixon must have gotten her lines slightly wrong, calling it 'Tasty Lite'. (00:07:30 - 00:11:35)

Correction: Miranda definitely says "Tasti D-Lite," which is the correct name of the chain. She simply says it very quickly, as New Yorkers often do.

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Take me out to the ballgame - S2-E1

Corrected entry: When Samantha sees Carrie's picture in the paper, she says 'honey, that dress just paid for itself.' The picture is tiny, black and white and shows Carrie from the shoulders up; all you can see in it are the dress straps and just barely. (00:12:40)

Correction: The comment meant that the dress had cost a lot of money but the instant press of her with Joe would have a big payment. That kind of press was going to make Big drool and the public jealous. Hence, that expensive dress paid for itself, she was photographed. Doesn't matter that the dress isn't actually seen in the photo.

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Corrected entry: When Carrie is telling Samantha about her bad experience in bed with Berger in season 6, Samantha suggests she heat things up and suggests shoes with fake fur on them. Carrie refuses, saying she wouldn't wear furry shoes, yet in a season 1 episode, Carrie buys herself furry shoes.

Correction: Carrie's taste in shoes may have changed in the years between season 1 and season 6. Just look at how many times her hairstyles changed. Maybe she disliked furry shoes by the time season 6 came along.

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Great sexpectations - S6-E2

Corrected entry: In this episode when Charlotte is talking to the Rabbi, she says, 'I'm a 37 year old woman.' She celebrated her 36th birthday in the episode "Luck be an old lady" in series 5. However, how is it possible that she's turned 37 when Miranda had Brady at the end of series 4 and he didn't turn 1 till later on in series 6 - so how has Charlotte aged a year?

Daisy86

Correction: The 5th series was cut short because Sarah Jessica Parker became pregnant, therefore creating a gap between the 5th and 6th series of at least 9 months. The character and actress for Charlotte would have no doubt become a year older in that time. This is never addressed in the show because Sarah Jessica Parker wasn't supposed to have been pregnant, but it still explains why Charlotte is suddenly 37.

THGhost
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Old dogs, new dicks - S2-E9

Corrected entry: When Steve comes to Miranda's and she's prepared a seduction, she mentions that it's 2am. Several minutes pass and they fight, after which he leaves. A whole bunch of other stuff happens with the other characters, then the scene goes back to Miranda's apartment, where she's supposedly been trying to sleep for a while; and it's still 2am.

Correction: The night that he rings is a totally different night.

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Boy, interrupted - S6-E10

Corrected entry: When the girls are sitting by the pool discussing men, Samantha at one point says, "No one wants to admit they're in a looney bin". To which Carrie replies, "On a first date", referencing her high school boyfriend Jeremy. But Jeremy actually told Carrie about the mental institution on their second date, when she invited him over to her apartment. Their first date was dinner at the restaurant, where they met. (00:14:40)

Correction: This isn't a mistake. When Carrie says "On a first date" it's tagged along to what Samantha said, as in "No one wants to admit they're in a looney bin." "On a first date" meaning that her boyfriend DIDN'T say anything about a mental institution on the first date, but rather on the second.

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The one - S6-E12

Corrected entry: When Aleksandr and Carrie are having their late dinner, he asks her if she would like some fruit. Carrie replies: "I'm not really a fruit person". Yet this is contradictory to her character, as we have seen her eating fruit throughout the series, eg. cherries while watching SNL during the afternoon, and an apple while working on her computer. (00:30:25)

Correction: That's being a little too literal. Even if she didn't particularly like fruit, it doesn't mean she hates it and never eats it (it's good for you, afterall). Some people are that way about eating vegetables. Carrie may also just not have wanted a whole piece of fruit in addition to dinner. In fact, the entire Russian meal was a bit much for her taste.

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To market, to market - S6-E1

Corrected entry: When Charlotte wakes up in the morning next to Harry, she turns over to talk to him. At this point, you can see that she is still wearing a simple gold wedding band on her right hand. This makes no sense, as she is completely divorced and already dating someone else. She wouldn't still be wearing her wedding ring from her marriage with Trey. (00:11:00)

Correction: This most likely isn't her wedding ring, because she gave her old ring to Carrie in season 4 after her breakup with Aiden. Carrie needed to buy her apartment from Aiden, who purchased it when she realized her building was going co-op, and Charlotte gave her the ring from her wedding with Trey to help Carrie out. Women wear all different types of rings, and on Sex and the city, they always wear some sort of jewelry and have accessories.

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Charlotte gave her engagement ring to Carrie, with very expensive diamonds. Not her gold wedding band which was worth much less. This was very clear as the point of the entire episode.

Also-women do not customarily wear more than one gold wedding band.

A woman's right to shoes (a.k.a. no shoes, no service) - S6-E9

Corrected entry: When Carrie is telling the rest of the girls at the restaurant, about her shoes being stolen, Charlotte asks her 'who would steal shoes at a party'. Carrie answers, "Someone Size 7 with excellent taste". But previously in season 4, episode 16, when Carrie and Miranda are shoe shopping together, Carrie asks to try on Size 7 1/2. Her shoe size apparently changes throughout the series from 7 to 7 1/2. Her actual feet, however are much larger as you can see from close-ups of the real shoes. (00:08:20)

Correction: Not everyone wears the same exact size shoe for every type of shoe. Some shoe designers run a little big, and some run a little small. Also, certain types of shoes are built differently, so your size can be different from the size you wear with your other shoes.

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The cold war - S6-E17

Corrected entry: When Carrie arrives home and checks her phone machine, Mr. Big has left some messages. In one of them, he mentions that he 'called her cell, but he must have copied her cell phone number wrong, because he got another person instead'. But this doesn't make logical sense. Mr. Big has already called Carrie on her cell phone (IE: "Thrift Store", "Jury Duty"), and obviously knows her correct number. And if he had written it down, he must have written it down correctly to have called her on her cell. (00:10:20)

Correction: There was some time that elapsed since they talked on the phone (those times they talked on her cell, she was still with Berger, and time elapsed because her hair is longer when she checked her machine). Perhaps he had her number on his cell phone and lost his phone, along with his SIM card that has all his numbers, or forgot to copy the numbers when changing his phone, and copied it from a physical address book he has. Or possibly Carrie could have changed her number and he wrote it down incorrectly when they talked last.

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Carrie uses the same cell phone throughout most of the series, until she throws it in the ocean in Mexico during her 'honeymoon'. She also mentions how important her original number was, in the first movie, implying she has been using it from the beginning. She did not apparently change her cell phone or phone number throughout the series. And it is highly unlikely that Mr. Big would have lost his phone, along with his SIM card. It still makes no sense that he had to write her number down as if it were a new number, when it was the same one he has been using for years and would probably have it memorized.

Where there's smoke - S3-E1

Corrected entry: Carrie meets a politician at the bar and gives him her address "to determine her district." He later meets her on her stoop, and mentions that her phone number is unlisted, to which she responds that it's likely to remain that way. She never gives him her phone number, yet the night he comes by to hopefully pick her up for their date, he calls and leaves a message.

Correction: She might have given it to him or he could have contacts at phone companies and gotten it. Its not like her phone number is a national secret.

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The big time - S3-E8

Corrected entry: When Mr. Big is leaning against the boat rail talking to Carrie, you can see that he is not wearing a wedding ring on his left hand. This seems odd, since he just got married again. And wouldn't Natasha notice that he wasn't wearing his wedding ring as a Newlywed? (00:13:35)

Correction: Maybe he took it off because it made him feel guilty or he just was not used to wearing it yet. Plenty of married people (men and women) don't wear wedding rings for a variety of reasons.

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

Corrected entry: During this episode, Trey refers twice to a certain portion of his anatomy as his 'John Thomas'. Interestingly enough, John Thomas is also the Director of Photography for 'Sex and the city'. Is this really just a coincidence? (00:07:45 - 00:19:25)

Correction: Given that 'John Thomas' is a common nickname for male genitals and that Mr. Thomas was also DP for episodes where they didn't use the term, yes, it's probably just a coincidence.

Xofer
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Old dogs, new dicks - S2-E9

Corrected entry: When Steve and Miranda sleep together in the morning and she is wearing the turquoise nightgown, she gets up from bed and stands in the doorway talking to Steve and you can see she has white underwear on underneath the nightgown. They had just had sex so she didn't have time to put on underwear.

pnknlvr96

Correction: It is possible to have sex and not take your panties off.

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To market, to market - S6-E1

Plot hole: In this episode Carrie runs into Aidan, who now has what looks to be about a 6 month old baby (Tate). This doesn't seem possible, as Carrie and Aidan would have only broken up about a year ago, and Miranda was around 6 months pregnant when they broke up. Brady is only about 5 months old at this point in the series, leaving Aidan only roughly 8 months to have this baby - but Aidan lay in bed for about a month and then dated Nina Katz for awhile. Timeline just doesn't seem to fit.

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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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