Sex and the City

Plus one is the loneliest number - S5-E5

Revealing mistake: When Carrie and Berger are walking out of the park, you can see Sarah Jessica Parker's 'baby bulge' noticeably in her abdomen. Her dress doesn't cover it up. (00:06:05)

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Suggested correction: She doesn't have her usual skinny figure, but in no way does she show an evident pregnant belly.

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Plus one is the loneliest number - S5-E5

Revealing mistake: The scene where Charlotte is shown sleeping with her new 'plus one' to the next morning was all filmed in entirely one sequence, real time, without any editing. Therefore, Charlotte had to change really quickly into her lingerie, and get into position for the morning shot in a very short period of time. As the camera pans away from Charlotte taking off her clothes at night, there is a mirror on the wall behind her. If you look closely at the mirror, Charlotte appears to fall over quickly, and then suddenly roll/move to the right side and get off of the bed, as if to change into her morning outfit. (00:13:05)

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Cover girl - S5-E4

Revealing mistake: When Samantha walks in on Marcus 'servicing' Stanford, the positioning is all wrong. Marcus' head is too high up to be realistic for what is happening. His head is almost up to the level of Stanford's chest. (00:21:20)

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Plus one is the loneliest number - S5-E5

Revealing mistake: Carrie is wearing a lot cut dress; and Sarah Jessica Parker's pregnancy is again very noticeable at this stage as her chest is filled out, and considerably larger than normal. (00:11:00)

Cover girl - S5-E4

Revealing mistake: When Samantha is walking down a busy NYC street talking on her cell to Carrie, you can see a man in a blue jacket walking right behind her. The next shot of him; he suddenly pulls out an obvious black camera and takes a photo, aiming it directly at Samantha in front of him. This is apparently not an 'extra', but someone on the street who wanted to take a picture of Kim. There are also a lot of other people in the background walking behind her at this point. But in the next shot of Samantha still walking on the same street and talking on the phone, there are suddenly no people right behind her at all. It's an empty space, and no time has passed for them to have dispersed. They may have cleared the area behind her; because people weren't behaving properly during filming, such as the man taking her picture. This would normally be a continuity error; except that in this case I believe the sudden change in background was due to the guy taking the picture inappropriately, not just a slip in background filming. (00:10:30)

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Anchors away - S5-E1

Revealing mistake: During the scene when the girls are walking down the street, 'strutting' fully dressed up on their way to the Navy party, look behind them in the distance. There appears to be a great crowd of people gathered behind what might be a barrier. These look like people just watching the filming. This is more clear at the very beginning of the scene, when the girls first begin walking down the street. Also, in the TBS web site in the episode guide, there is a photo of this very same scene shot from a different side angle. You can see a definite barrier on the sidewalk to the left, filled with onlookers who are watching the filming. Thus, it's possible that the people in the rear visible in the show, are the same. (00:20:05)

I love a charade - S5-E8

Revealing mistake: When Carrie and Berger are talking on the grass, Berger suddenly gets up to leave. He grabs his jacket which Carrie is sitting on, knocking her over. As she falls back, you can see her quickly pull the front of her shirt over herself to make sure it covers her pregnant belly. Also, as Carrie starts to get up, there is a point where her shirt falls forward, and you can see Sarah Jessica Parker's pregnant bulge from the side. (00:18:35)

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Critical condition - S5-E6

Revealing mistake: When Carrie is watching TV in her apartment, she uses the remote to click off the TV after SNL is over. There is a close-up of the TV screen, reflecting the room in front of it. You can see a round table with a lot of stuff on it, the windows/curtains and desk, and what appears to be a square ottoman of some kind. But Carrie is nowhere in sight, there is just a blank wall reflected where her image should have been. She is directly facing her TV, as shown from the angle of her perspective as she clicks it off. We should be able to see her somewhere within the television reflection, but she isn't there. (00:20:10)

Anchors away - S5-E1

Revealing mistake: When Miranda is breast feeding Brady with Carrie in the room, as she pulls down her top, you can see her prosthetic body suit rippling and bunching up.

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I love a charade - S5-E8

Revealing mistake: During this scene, Samantha throws a cantaloupe through the window. As Sarah Jessica Parker reacts to the incident, you can see her very pregnant belly from the side, especially as she bends over. According to the commentary, she was about 7 months pregnant at the time. (00:20:15)

The big journey - S5-E7

Revealing mistake: After Carrie leaves the hotel bathroom, Samantha is getting out of the tub. In the mirror behind her, you can see that Kim Cattrall (Samantha) is wearing some sort of dark pink undergarment below her waist to hide herself. (00:19:35)

The big journey - S5-E7

Revealing mistake: While Carrie and Sam are in the bar car, the train bumps and the passengers swerve to the left.Problem is, they do not move in sync, revealing the camera trick. The first one to move is the girl in front, and a second later the woman on the left moves.

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Unoriginal sin - S5-E2

Revealing mistake: When the baby is about to be baptised, it is replaced by a blatant doll: The doll's arm is stretched out (as opposed to the real baby's arms, tucked in his robe), and the doll's hair is very obviously painted.

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Anchors away - S5-E1

Revealing mistake: Exactly half a second after it starts to rain at the museum, the street is already soaking wet and covered in puddles.

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Anchors away - S5-E1

Revealing mistake: When the cat is playing with the navel, it moves as if it has a life of its own, which is absurd and reveals that there was some wire or mechanism to move it.

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Anchors away - S5-E1

Revealing mistake: When Miranda is breastfeeding the baby, there 2 obviously different breasts and bodies: In the close-up (real breasts) the areola is small; but the prosthetic breast has much bigger areolas.

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I love a charade - S5-E8

Revealing mistake: When Miranda comes home from work and takes off her black jacket, her black dress underneath is tight. You can tell how pregnant Cynthia Nixon is when she lies on the bed with Steve. (00:08:05)

Games people play - S2-E13

Visible crew/equipment: When Carrie is sitting at the table writing on her laptop after her trip with the girls to the sports bar, the camera comes round and you can see her TV. You can see a boom mic reflecting on the TV screen, and another camera.

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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: 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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