Sex and the City

The big journey - S5-E7

Audio problem: When Samantha and Carrie are in their room on the train, Samantha starts to pour herself a glass of champagne. We hear it pouring for a few seconds until it sounds like the glass is full but when she puts the bottle down, there's barely anything in her glass.

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

Visible crew/equipment: A white screen and crew member holding a boom mic are reflected in Samantha's glasses when she is talking to Carrie on the beach.

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Oh come, all ye faithful - S1-E12

Visible crew/equipment: When Charlotte visits the psychic who tells her that she doesn't see marriage, a boom mic moving around is visible at the top middle of the screen, when the psychic is in shot.

Evolution - S2-E11

Continuity mistake: When the girls are at the diner, Carrie pulls the money out of her money clip twice.

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Continuity mistake: In the opening credits, when Carrie gets splashed by the bus, her pink tanktop changes from slightly wet to soaked in half a second.

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Sex and the country - S4-E9

Continuity mistake: When Carrie is startled by the squirrel and tosses the pie crust onto the counter, the camera cuts to her clasping her legs where she burnt them. In the next shot of the counter the pie crust has vanished; then in the next shot of it, the crust has returned. Also, the tray and tea towels change positions.

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La douleur exquise! - S2-E12

Continuity mistake: In the episode where Big returns from Paris, Carrie meets him at his apartment with a beret and 2 McDonalds bags. She says she got a Big Mac and a Filet O'Fish. She asks him which one he wants, holding the Big Mac in her left hand and the Filet O'Fish in her right. Instantly the sandwiches switch hands in the next shot as Big walks to the right.

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Escape from new york - S3-E13

Other mistake: When Carrie, Samantha and Miranda step outside of the hotel so Carrie can have a cigarette, she takes a couple of draws then throws it down on the step. She tries to stub it out with her shoe by twisting her foot on it but she (the actress) accidentally kicks the cigarette down the step, so she has to just pretend to still be stubbing it out.

Easy come, easy go - S3-E9

Factual error: Throughout this episode, when Carrie talks about the functions of the left vs. right sides of the brain, she has them backwards. The right side of the brain is the creative side, the left is the logical one. Apparently, the writers liked the idea that the "right" side of Carrie's brain would ultimately lead her to do the "right" thing about Mr. Big, but that's not the case. Rational decision are made with the brain's left side. (But then again, Carrie never was very rational when it came to Mr. Big.).

Sex and the city - S1-E1

Revealing mistake: When Carrie bumps into Mr. Big and her purse falls, watch the people in the background carefully. Many of them are watching the couple talk and interact with each other. On a busy New York street nobody is going to pay attention to two people having a conversation. Apparently all these people were watching the shooting of the scene.

My motherboard, my self - S4-E8

Factual error: A motherboard crash would not result in Carrie's losing all of the files on her hard drive. The hard drive can be removed and placed into a peripheral, which can then be accessed by plugging it into a new computer.

To market, to market - S6-E1

Plot hole: When Carrie runs into Aiden on the street, he tells her that he 'married another furniture designer'. Although Carrie is happy for him, it doesn't seem likely that she wouldn't have known about this. Steve and Aiden are business partners and close friends, and Miranda is very close to Steve with their baby. Carrie would have undoubtedly heard about Aiden's marriage through the 'friends grapevine' before that, as news that big wouldn't just slip under the radar. Someone would have told her, so it isn't logical that she is just now finding out about Aiden's marriage. (00:25:55)

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The big time - S3-E8

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Miranda is woken up by the dog barking and finds that Steve hasn't come back to the apartment that night, the puppy she picks up is older than the puppy Steve picks up when he comes back to the apartment the next morning.

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All that glitters - S4-E14

Continuity mistake: At the bar "Trade" Charlotte is having tape on her upper body in one shot, but it disappears a second later when she sees Anthony. She has no time to take it off. (00:03:45)

Escape from new york - S3-E13

Audio problem: When Carrie is meeting with Sarah Michelle Gellar and she is told to guess which star is interested in being involved with her project, SMG mouths 'Warren Beatty' and not Matthew MConaughey as is heard.

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Sex and the country - S4-E9

Continuity mistake: In the restaurant with Big and Carrie, Big's either holding the stem of his wine glass, or holding it above the stem between shots. There isn't any time for him to switch the position of his hand between shots.

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The catch - S6-E8

Continuity mistake: After Miranda comes out from under the bed she has a couple of dust bunnies on the front of her dress, but in the subsequent shot they're gone.

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Attack of the five foot ten woman - S3-E3

Continuity mistake: When Magda opens Miranda's 'goody drawer' Miranda quickly slams it shut it with her hip. In the next shot, it is still open a little way.

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Catch-38 - S6-E15

Continuity mistake: There's a scene that opens with Carrie and her boyfriend in his apartment, and he's sitting with baby Brady on his lap. The camera cuts to another angle, and it's very obviously a different baby.

Unoriginal sin - S5-E2

Continuity mistake: When Charlotte and Carrie are sitting at a table outside, there is a woman with a long brown leather coat walking by. Shortly afterwards the same woman with the long brown leather coat walks by again. (00:08:20)

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Charlotte: How can you forget a guy you've slept with?
Carrie: Toto, I don't think we're in single digits anymore.

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Trivia: Cynthia Nixon, who plays redhead Miranda Hobbes, is a natural blonde. She had to dye her hair for the role.

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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?

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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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