Sex and the City

Anchors away - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: When we first see the 3 sailors walking down the NYC street, they are in a close-up shot that cuts off about where their knees would be. But the next shot of them as Miranda turns around; the sailors are much further away, showing all of them. Then for the final shot; the sailors are closer as they would be normally, but still not as close as the first shot. Their feet are still not showing. (00:04:20)

Anchors away - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: When Carrie is talking to the cute guy while hiding out from the rain, she tells him, "I was engaged last year". But the previous episode, when Mr. Big moved to Napa, it was just becoming Fall in NYC. So it doesn't seem likely that only one episode later, it would be months later into the next calendar year. (00:17:40)

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Anchors away - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: Carrie tells the stranger "OK, I do!" and he turns his head to the left in satiety. A split second later his head is turned to the right.

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Anchors away - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: When Carrie arrives at the Guggenheim museum the building and curb swap between sunny or shadowy back and forth, no continuity at all.

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Anchors away - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: After the lady with the ice cream says "Never happened!" she stops staring at Carrie and looks straight at her ice cream. A shot later she is still staring at Carrie. (00:18:04)

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Anchors away - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: When Sam tells the cop that Richard was eating a woman's p*ssy, Sam's right hand protrudes while holding the tape. From the opposite angle the hand is nowhere to be seen. Also, her left hand is on Richard's face in the first shot, but covering the whole picture a shot later.

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Anchors away - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: When the cop tells Sam not to stick bills on lamp posts, the first shot shows the bills crumpled and messily stuck. A shot later they're neatly placed. Then yet another shot later their position changes for a third time.

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Anchors away - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: When the baby starts suckling, not only does the towel disappear between shots, but it swaps between lying on the shoulder and covering the shirt's collar.

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Anchors away - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: Carrie holds a bag from the left side of the handles and tells Miranda she brought pain au chocolat. A shot later she is holding the center part of the handles.

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Anchors away - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: Miranda enters her place holding the baby chair with her right hand. A shot later she is holding it with her left hand.

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Anchors away - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: Before the girls see the sailors, all of the passers-by behind the girls have no continuity between any of the shots. People appear, disappear and reappear randomly in every single shot.

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Anchors away - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: Carrie argues with Charlotte and says "according to you, I'm done" and extends her arms, the left one holding a sandwich. From the angle shot from behind the arms are lowered.

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Anchors away - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: While having brunch, Carrie says she refuses to find love on those terms, and raises her sandwich. From the opposite angle the sandwich is nowhere to be seen and she starts raising it again. (00:03:41)

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Anchors away - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: During breakfast, Miranda's knife and spoon lay messily on the table, but perfectly aligned a shot later. She couldn't have moved it offscreen because her arm is down next to the baby.

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Anchors away - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: When Miranda starts breastfeeding the baby her towel swaps shoulders. Then it disappears and finally reappears on Miranda's left shoulder.

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Anchors away - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: When the sailor opens the cab's door he places his hands on the upper part, but they disappear a shot later.

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Anchors away - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: Sam says she wants great lovers and raises her glass. From the opposite angle the glass is gone.

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Anchors away - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: During breakfast, Sam is served but the waitress immediately disappears in the following shot.

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Anchors away - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: After Miranda eats a strawberry, another one magically appears on her fork a shot later.

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Anchors away - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: When Carrie asks about the club sandwich, Sam grabs her fork twice between shots. (00:03:26)

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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: When Charlotte won't believe that Stanford's boyfriend Marcus used to be a callboy, Anthony says "Wake up and smell the KY". What is KY?

Answer: A popular brand of sexual lubricant. See http://www.k-y.com/index.jsp.

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