Sex and the City

Sex and the City (1998)

68 corrected entries

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

Corrected entry: Every time we see Harry walking around naked in their apartment; his back is completely free of hair and any blemishes, pits, etc. The first time he tried waxing his back; he had a terrible allergic reaction that caused a rash, and his skin was heavily pitted. So how can his back be completely clear now? Even if he decided to wax his back regularly to please Charlotte, wouldn't he still be having bad allergic reactions to the waxings and wouldn't be able to continue? And what happened to all the blemishes and cysts that were there the first time he waxed?

Correction: I have had my legs waxed for many years. One time i went to a different salon and reacted badly to that type of wax. Maybe Harry reacted badly to the first type of wax, but was OK with others.

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Cover girl - S5-E4

Corrected entry: When Charlotte throws her book out the window, it lands at the feet of a woman who according to Carrie's voiceover, 'had been contemplating a divorce', meaning she was still married. Yet when you can see her left hand as she bends down to pick up the book, there isn't a visible wedding ring. There wasn't one on her right hand either. (00:12:20)

Correction: If the woman was considering a divorce, her marriage was clearly not in a good way. It is not unusual for someone to stop wearing their wedding ring before a divorce is final.

pinkwafer
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I love a charade - S5-E8

Corrected entry: When Charlotte and Harry are dancing at the wedding reception, he tells Charlotte that he 'has to marry a Jew'. We later learn it was a promise he made to his now deceased mother. But we also know that Harry has been married before, as he told Charlotte he lived in the bachelor pad when he was going through his own divorce. His first wife must have been a Jewish woman, since he feels he has to marry a Jew and promised it to his mother. So Harry has already married a Jew, fulfilling his promise to his mother. The promise wouldn't likely extend to two wives! So his telling Charlotte that he has to 'marry a Jew' doesn't make logical sense for his character, since he has already been married to a Jew, and it wouldn't matter what religion his second wife would be. (00:27:35)

Correction: Yes maybe. I took the promise as "when I marry, I'll marry a Jewish woman." Obviously his mother didn't intend on having Harry divorce. He can interpret it how he likes.

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All that glitters - S4-E14

Corrected entry: At the end when Carrie and Aidan are lying in bed, she is watching her snow globe and the glitter inside is moving around. That is impossible to happen without it being shaken up first. The swirling snow globe is meant to be significant but it's still a mistake.

Correction: I just saw this episode. And when Carrie is laying in bed with Aiden looking at the swirling snow globe, I had the distinct impression she was staring at it because she had probably just hopped out of bed to shake it up. Aiden was probably asleep, and she being hyper probably just was happy and decided to shake it up so she could look at it. This is part of the symbolism of why she was staring at it, since she had just stirred things up again both with the snow globe, and with her relationship with Aiden.

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Ring a ding ding - S4-E16

Corrected entry: After Charlotte gives Carrie her engagement ring for the down payment on her co-op, wouldn't Carrie still have to qualify for a mortgage loan? It would have made more sense if she had asked one of her more well-to-do friends to co-sign the loan for her. It wouldn't cost them anything (unless Carrie defaulted, of course) and it would explain how she managed to buy a New York co-op with $1600 worth of assets.

Correction: The assumption here, is that Charlotte is giving Carrie a ring that is worth around $30,000 for her down payment. Not $1600. (It's a VERY large diamond, Trey was exceedingly wealthy). It would still be difficult to sell, but in NYC it's possible Carrie would get a high selling price from the right jeweler. Carrie had to either buy (meaning at least come up with a down payment) or vacate her apartment within 30 days. Since she is now able to afford the $30,000 down payment (the necessary amount was shown on Big's check); than we could reasonably assume Carrie would then qualify for the rest. All she has to do now, is make monthly payments that are probably not much more than her current rent was.

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Season 6 generally

Corrected entry: In the last two epsiodes, "An American Girl in Paris, Parts Une and Deux," Carrie has quit her column and is no longer writing Sex and the city, yet she still does her 'narrating the column' bit through these episodes.

Correction: This is due to the fact that Carrie is a writer, and wouldn't stop writing after losing her column in NYC. She may have been keeping a journal in Paris, or writing for her own benefit - perhaps thinking it might be good material for a future book, etc. Just because she was no longer working for the Star, doesn't mean as a person she would stop writing. Also, she may have had doubts inside about her move, and was writing in case things didn't work out and she moved back to NYC and got her column back (which is what happened!).

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Let there be light - S6-E13

Corrected entry: When Carrie wakes up at Aleksander's house and he's not there, we can see her hair is curled. When she arrived at the apartment, and also when she leaves (to look for him in his studio), her hair is straightened.

Correction: There is no continuity error. Carrie straightened her hair before going over to Aleksander's house, for her 'look'. Then since her hair is naturally curly, it went back to that state while she was sleeping (and with moisture in the air). Then, there is an implied amount of time after she wakes up, and before she goes to leave, that she took a shower, straightened her hair again, etc. In essence, getting her 'look' ready for the day.

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Great sexpectations - S6-E2

Corrected entry: Before Berger passes out on Carrie's bed, he takes off his jacket and sports coat, and even begins unbuttoning his shirt. When the 2 wake up in the morning, Berger's shirt is buttoned up, and his sports jacket is back on. I don't know about you, but when I pass out I don't wake up to put clothes back on.

Ral0618

Correction: Berger never takes his jacket or shirt off. He starts to, but it only makes it to his shoulder. He is dressed when he falls asleep.

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

Corrected entry: Before Samantha confronts the mother and noisy child in the restaurant, she lays her cell phone on the table. But when she leaves, she only grabs her purse.

Ral0618

Correction: So she left her phone at the restaurant. If she used that cell phone just after leaving it, that would be a mistake, but as such it's simply a character mistake, not a 'movie' mistake.

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Politically erect - S3-E2

Corrected entry: When Samantha takes the "short guy" to bed, he supposedly jumps on top of her; but you can see in the mirror above her bed that he lands on the bed, next to her body.

Ral0618

Correction: That is false. You can not see a mirror above the bed at all.

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Escape from new york - S3-E13

Corrected entry: Charlotte is worried that Trey's inability to perform in bed is physiological, and is relieved to learn that he can have an erection. In a previous episode she gave him a hand job, so she should already know that he can get it up.

Correction: In fact, believe it or not, it is possible for a man to be manually masturbated to orgasm by a sexual partner without achieving an erection - hence Charlotte's concern.

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Ghost town - S4-E5

Corrected entry: When Charlotte, Trey, and Bunny are shopping for a new bed, Trey and Bunny lay down on the bed with a large space between them. But when Charlotte comes to lay on the bed, there is no space between Trey and Bunny at all.

Bobbert

Correction: Trey is scooting closer to his mother as he is laying down. Then it cuts to Charlotte, then when it cuts back to Trey and Bunny, the are laying right next to each other with no space. Then Charlotte comes and lays down. There is plenty of time during the cut to Charlotte for Trey to have finished moving and be right next to Bunny.

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An american girl in paris (part une) - S6-E19

Corrected entry: In the opening scene, as Carrie is packing for Paris, a black and white striped outfit hanging up behind her keeps appearing and disappearing throughout the scene.

Tina Gilliam

Correction: I have watched this scene, and the black and white dress is there the entire time. Sometimes the shot is from a different angle, where you can't see the closet or the dress hanging, but that's just the angle of the camera (aimed toward her living room). In the shots of her closet, the dress is always there.

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Show generally

Corrected entry: During the open credits we see the bus splashing Carrie has her poster on it. Her head on the poster is facing the left of the screen, but in the Season One episode where the bus makes its debut the poster is reversed, with Carries head on the right side.

troy fox

Correction: The newspaper ad people reversed the picture. Not unusual.

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The domino effect - S6-E11

Corrected entry: When Charlotte has her first visit to Dr. Mao's, the switch for the relaxing music is positioned right above the light switch in the treatment room, next to the door. At her next visit, you can hear the clicking sound as Dr. Mao turns the music on, but there's no switch on the wall.

Correction: Charlotte could be in a different treatment room where the switch is in a different spot.

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Splat! - S6-E18

Corrected entry: Carrie claims to have never tasted espresso before when Petrovsky buys her a machine, but in Season 1 episode 3 ("Bay of married pigs") she is having lunch with some married friends, and they set her up with a friend. They get on well, and the voiceover says "two espressos and a tiramisu later" and we see Carrie drinking her espresso.

Correction: Carrie never says that she hasn't tasted espresso before, she just seems unfamiliar with it throughout the episode. If she hasn't had it in five years, this is completely normal.

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I heart ny - S4-E18

Corrected entry: At Brady's birth Steve counts to five fingers, five toes and two balls. He wouldn't be able to tell: boy babies are born with their testicles still inside their body.

Correction: He was probably saying it tongue-in-cheek. Not entirely seriously. Because Steve only has one ball, (and he sees this as a fault and a really big deal) he's pleased that his son, Brady is 'normal'.

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The big journey - S5-E7

Corrected entry: In the episode when Carrie and Samantha go to San Francisco there is a scene when Samantha is in the bath. She stands up and her front is covered in bubbles, when she gets out the bath you can see in the mirror behind her that she is wearing a red bra and knickers set. Why bother covering up, when viewers have seen much more of her than her backside in the past?

Correction: I just watched that episode and all I could see was a tanline.

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Great sexpectations - S6-E2

Corrected entry: When shopping with Samantha, Carrie picks out the pink fluffy shoes, but when she wears them for Berger later on in the episode they are red.

Shay

Correction: Carrie just holds up the pink shoe to try it on in her size. We don't see her buy the pink ones, so it's reasonable to think that she changed her mind on the color before leaving the store.

Ral0618
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Baby, talk is cheap - S4-E6

Corrected entry: Where did Carrie get Aidan's e-mail address? He certainly didn't give it to her.

Correction: Carrie was dating Aidan for almost a year; he could have given it to her, even though she herself didn't have an email address. He, also, has a business. She could have looked up his business on the internet and got his email there.

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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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Twenty-something girls vs. thirty-something women - S2-E17

Question: I have a somewhat odd question for everyone that watches Sex and the city. I got into the show about 2 or 3 years after it started running but I remember watching the episode "Twenty-something girls vs. thirty-something women" which was the episode about Carrie and the girls going to the Hamptons and renting a house. Charlotte dates a younger guy that gives her crabs. There is commentary about comparing 20 year girls to 30 year old women and when I watched this episode originally I swear there was a different ending then what is what is shown now. I want to know if anyone else has seen this or am I absolutely insane. In the episode there is a girl that pukes on the beach - her friend holds her hair back and Carrie makes a commentary about "counting on 20 year old girls to hold your hair back." Later when Carrie sees Big with Natasha she runs to the beach and Miranda runs after her. Carrie throws up because she is upset and Miranda holds her hair back, but the version I saw changes the commentary/narration and says that you can "always count on a 30 something year old friend to hold your hair back." I haven't seen that version again. Has anyone else seen it or did I just dream this, because I swear I remember watching this when it first came out?

Weeny Post

Answer: I'm a long-time fan of the show, having re-watched it many times, and I definitely remember slightly different dialogue at the end of that episode than what's on my DVD. I'm afraid I have no idea why this change might have been made or any other info, but you're not insane.

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