Sex and the City

Sex and the City (1998)

154 mistakes in season 3

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No ifs, ands or butts - S3-E5

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Carrie and Miranda are eating cakes outside the shop, talking about Miranda having to be supportive to Steve about his basketball competition, keep an eye on Miranda's cake. She takes bites out of the cake and then when it is down to the last bite, the camera shows Carrie, then shows Miranda again with the cake suddenly full.

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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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Attack of the five foot ten woman - S3-E3

Continuity mistake: The episode 'Attack of the 5 foot 10 woman' in season three, when Charlotte is afraid of the sauna. She is running into the sauna with a towel wrapped around her waist. The towel comes loose and is nearly falling off - but in the next shot it is neatly tied around her waist.

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Easy come, easy go - S3-E9

Continuity mistake: At the furniture show, when Carrie is introducing Big and Natasha to Aiden, Carrie accidentally spills her coffee on Big. A coffee spot that splashed on Carrie's upper blouse keeps appearing and disappearing throughout the scene.

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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.

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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.).

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Suggested correction: The right and left side being rational/ logical and emotional has been proven wrong. The brain works in a very complex manner and multiple parts on both sides are lit/ functioning when doing either a logical or an emotional task.

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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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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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Easy come, easy go - S3-E9

Continuity mistake: When Samantha and her date are in the health food restaurant, she orders wheatgrass shots. The waiter pours them, filling the cups to the brim and then sets one on the table in front of each of them and we see again in a close up that they are both full up. Yet when Samantha picks up hers to drink, the liquid level has gone down a little way.

Hot child in the city - S3-E15

Deliberate mistake: Whenever Charlotte and Trey are shown sitting on the therapist's couch, Charlotte is considerably taller than Trey. They are both sitting on exactly the same surface, so there is no logical reason for this. In reality, Trey is actually taller than Charlotte. She should not be sticking up higher than him on the couch.

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Escape from new york - S3-E13

Continuity mistake: Carrie is trying to drive a car up a hill and a grey car drives close to them very slowly. When the car is side by side to Carrie, the shot changes to a wide angle and the grey car has vanished.

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Boy, girl, boy, girl - S3-E4

Continuity mistake: When Carrie and Shaun are laying on the floor of her bedroom, she has her left hand resting on her chest. But in the very next shot; her left arm is laying across her stomach, and her left hand is curved around her right waist. No time has passed in between these shots. (00:12:25)

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Sex and another city - S3-E14

Audio problem: When Charlotte is talking to a man at the Playboy Mansion, the camera is on her and in the middle of her line cuts to him, while you still see her in the left corner. Though her line continues, she's not moving her lips.

Escape from new york - S3-E13

Continuity mistake: When Carrie gets to the WB Studios and stops at the guard's place, the image alternates between close and wide shots. The cars and people surrounding Carrie are totally different depending on the shot.

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Easy come, easy go - S3-E9

Continuity mistake: The people walking behind Trey and Charlotte close to Tiffany's is totally different in the side angle, than in the front shot - check out the African-American woman, for example.

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

Factual error: I live in Edinburgh and Caleb's accent is way off, That kind of really thick dialect is found much, much further north in Scotland. Nobody from Edinburgh speaks like that.

No ifs, ands or butts - S3-E5

Audio problem: Carrie tips her cigarettes into the toilet and flushes it. The shot is looking into the bowl when we hear the flush, but the water doesn't move.

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Attack of the five foot ten woman - S3-E3

Revealing mistake: In the sauna, the girls are supposedly naked but when Samantha tells Charlotte to take off her towel, you can see that she's wearing a skin-coloured strapless bra.

Drama queens - S3-E7

Plot hole: When Charlotte runs out of the restaurant; her male friend is still chasing her, and you can see him follow her out the door to the sidewalk. But then Charlotte falls in front of Trey's taxi, and Trey gets out to help her up and they meet. Meanwhile, where is Charlotte's friend? He would have still been outside, have seen her fall, and surely would have ran over to help Charlotte and see if she was OK. Yet we never see him again after she falls, and he virtually disappears from the scene. (00:22:30)

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The big time - S3-E8

Continuity mistake: When the girls are in the bathroom talking about their periods and doing their make up, we see Carrie remove the hair scrunchie from her wrist with her teeth twice, once in the mirror in a shot from behind, and then again from the front.

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Samantha: There isn't enough wall space in New York City to hang all of my exes. Let me tell you, a lot of them were hung.

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Trivia: Carrie is the only main character who never appears nude (she is either dressed or covered by something). Sarah Jessica Parker had a strict "no nudity" clause in her contract.

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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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