Sex and the City

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

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)

Change of a dress - S4-E15

Trivia: The tap dance instructor is actually Andre De Shields, a foremost tap dancer & performer on Broadway. (00:17:10)

To market, to market - S6-E1

Trivia: The 'New York Style' tag hanging on Carrie's lampshade, is actually from the fashion show where she was a model, and fell on the runway. (00:14:40)

The good fight - S4-E13

Trivia: The entire closet scene is the longest scene that has ever played on the show, in terms of real time. During every single take, the actors played it from the beginning all the way through to the end. (00:12:00)

Trivia: After the first season, the producers hated having to refer to phone numbers by tv and movie standards (beginning with 555) that they purchased two real phone numbers to use throughout the rest of the series.

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Let there be light - S6-E13

Trivia: When Charlotte and Anthony are walking in the park, all of the leaves getting blown on them are not natural. Jimmy the Prop Man was walking in front of them, and just throwing the leaves at them. (00:06:15)

An american girl in paris (part deux) - S6-E20

Trivia: Carrie is carrying a small bunch of violets in this Parisian montage. What is interesting is that in France, traditionally, violets are the flowers that the husband gives his wife when he has disappointed her, or they have had a fight. Symbolically, the violets that Carrie bought for herself represent that she is continually disappointed by Aleksandr. (00:10:25)

Boy, interrupted - S6-E10

Trivia: When Samantha runs into Phoebe on the street, Phoebe is really Geri Halliwell, one of the Spice Girls (Ginger Spice). At the same time that they were filming this scene in front of the SoHo House, Victoria Beckham (Posh Spice) and David Beckham were actually inside the SoHo House as well. (00:04:50)

Anchors away - S5-E1

Trivia: During this scene, Carrie states to the other girls, "If you want to do your patriotic duty as New York women, you will come shopping with me right now and throw some much needed money Downtown". According to the commentary, this is possibly the only direct reference to New York City and 9-11 in the entire episode. Downtown NYC was very hurt by the World Trade Towers disaster, and the show thought that Carrie's character would be doing her part, which includes shopping. (00:05:20)

Anchors away - S5-E1

Trivia: When Fatty, Miranda's cat is playing with the piece of umbilical cord on the floor, it's actually beef jerky on a fishing line (as explained in the commentary). (00:21:55)

The good fight - S4-E13

Trivia: During this scene when Richard and Samantha are dancing by the pool, you can see the NYC skyline behind them. The World Trade Towers were visible right between them, when this was filmed. They were later taken out, and this was the only time in the entire series that anything was digitally removed from the show. They removed the World Trade Towers for two reasons: One; they would have changed the entire tone of the scene and made it sad and tragic. Two; when the show actually aired the World Trade Towers had already been destroyed. They wanted the show to appear current, as if it was happening now and not in the past. If they had left the World Trade Towers in the shot, it would have looked like it was filmed in the past. (00:24:10)

Shortcomings - S2-E15

Trivia: Justin Theroux, who plays Carrie's date/boyfriend Vaughn in this episode, also stars in a previous episode. In that episode, "The Monogamists" from series 1, his name is Jared and he's a novelist just like Vaughn is in the "Shortcomings" episode.

Belles of the balls - S4-E10

Trivia: When Carrie is reading 'InStyle' magazine, there is a prominent photo of Big's recent girlfriend/actress "Willow Summers" on the cover. This photo looks exactly like the same actress who played Big's first wife (and publishing executive) during a previous season. This same woman appears in the previous episode when Carrie is walking down the street after having dinner with Big, and he tells her about Willow Summers. She stops when she sees a poster of the famous actress, and again the woman in the photo looks exactly like the woman who played Big's first wife. (00:13:30)

I heart ny - S4-E18

Trivia: The painting being shown in this scene, is actually the real Monet's Water Lilies. It was also filmed in the real Museum Of Modern Art. (00:12:15)

Let there be light - S6-E13

Trivia: During the scenes in the department store, they were filming at the real Barneys. Also, the blindfold that Charlotte is wearing is from Burberry. The show asked if they had Burberry blindfolds, and they didn't make them at that time. But they then tailor-made a Burberry blindfold, just for Charlotte to use in these scenes. (00:18:25)

Splat! - S6-E18

Trivia: When Carrie is typing on her computer, she changes the question mark to a period. The moment she does this, there is no more computer typing shown in the entire series, until the very last moment in the final montage. This was done to signify that Carrie had stopped questioning her life. (00:10:10)

Trivia: Because Cynthia Nixon doesn't have pierced ears, all of the earrings she was seen wearing were clip-ons.

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Let there be light - S6-E13

Trivia: This scene was actually filmed in the fragrance department of Takashimaya, which is a real location in New York City. (00:04:45)

Boy, interrupted - S6-E10

Trivia: During the prom scenes, almost every single one of the extras were actually at the original Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Prom. They all came back dressed, to film the scenes. (00:25:20)

The good fight - S4-E13

Trivia: Carrie has just left her apartment and is walking down her street, which is empty. They did not close off traffic to film; it just happened to be a quiet New York City day with no traffic. (00:27:35)

Running with scissors - S3-E11

Trivia: Whenever we see the 'sandwich guy', his voice is actually that of Michael Patrick King. (00:17:05)

Let there be light - S6-E13

Trivia: A lot of the artwork seen in Aleksandr's home set really belonged to Mikhail Baryshnikov from his own home. He told Sex And The City 'Let's make it authentic, come and get my artwork'. (00:11:15)

Splat! - S6-E18

Trivia: Aleksander's kitchen set was beautifully designed, but they forgot to include any ovens or a refrigerator. They didn't realize this until they were filming this scene. So they had to use a 'lit-up shelf' as a pretend oven, for Aleksander's character to use convincingly. (00:02:40)

Change of a dress - S4-E15

Trivia: The earrings that Carrie is wearing in this scene are very special to Sarah Jessica Parker. She wore them the year she won the Golden Globes, and they are her 'good luck' earrings. (00:19:15)

I love a charade - S5-E8

Trivia: During the scene at the wedding reception, Carrie is wearing her 'Carrie' necklace, which hasn't been on her the entire season. This symbolizes that Carrie feels like she has come back to herself. Also, the 'Carrie' necklace appears and disappears during the entire series in very important and significant ways. (00:25:25)

I heart ny - S4-E18

Trivia: In this scene with Miranda giving birth, the doctor shown is a real MD. They wanted to use a real doctor who knew how to handle a baby. (00:26:35)

All or nothing - S3-E10

Trivia: During this scene when Miranda is having phone sex, the male actor's voice is not dubbed or edited in. Instead of using him in voiceover, he is actually in the next room, talking live on the phone to Cynthia Nixon. (00:17:05)

Easy come, easy go - S3-E9

Trivia: When Trey and Charlotte are viewed through the Tiffany window, it isn't the actual window. Tiffany would not allow cameras to film inside their store, so the show built a fake Tiffany window. But Tiffany sent their dressers to dress the window, to make it appear authentic to the real thing. (00:24:20)

What goes around comes around - S3-E17

Trivia: When Carrie and Samantha are walking to the party, they stop when they find out it's actually located at a college dorm. The name of the dorm is shown as 'Coulter Hall'. This is an homage to Allen Coulter, the director of this episode. (00:11:10)

To market, to market - S6-E1

Trivia: Concerning the entire Wall Street/Stock Market scenes; Sex And The City was the very first production to film in the New York Stock Exchange since the movie Wall Street. They filmed these scenes at the actual NYSE. Because it was after 9-11, every piece of camera equipment, prop, costume, etc. had to be sniffed by bomb-sniffing dogs. This was the very first non-official event that was let into the Stock Market after 9-11. Every extra that you can see on the Stock Market floor was an actual trader. Also, Sex And The City got to open the real Stock Market, on the day the show premiered.

Running with scissors - S3-E11

Trivia: During the scene when Charlotte and Anthony are looking at wedding dresses, it was actually filmed at the real Vera Wang. (00:12:05)

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

Trivia: At the beginning of Charlotte's wedding, they are playing an actual Scottish funeral dirge. This is to symbolize Charlotte losing herself in a bad marriage. (00:22:30)

I love a charade - S5-E8

Trivia: The pink dress that Carrie is wearing is very special. Patricia Field designed and made the dress, to cover Sarah Jessica Parker's pregnancy. This was the only time a Patricia Field dress had ever been on the show. (00:26:10)

I heart ny - S4-E18

Trivia: The apartment shown in this scene as Big's, was the same apartment they used for Trey and Charlotte. They had to reconfigure the living room to make it look like Big's again, because he had been out of the series for so long. (00:28:45)

I heart ny - S4-E18

Trivia: The large 'moon' seen in this scene was not the real moon. It was actually a light that got caught on film, and they decided to shape it into the moon. (00:22:50)

Great sexpectations - S6-E2

Trivia: According to the commentary, the show was always careful not to locate the day and year on screen. But in this scene, when Miranda's Tivo has broken, it was necessary to use the real date. The date shown on the Tivo screen was actually the date the show first aired (right around that week). (00:15:45)

Let there be light - S6-E13

Trivia: According to the commentary, there are a lot of mirror reflections used in this episode. Mirrors become elevator doors, hallways, etc. They were all about reflecting back where each of the girls are, at this point in their lives. (00:20:25)

An american girl in paris (part deux) - S6-E20

Trivia: While Big's first name is finally revealed in this episode, it's never actually said out loud. It instead appears on Carrie's cell phone caller ID.

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To market, to market - S6-E1

Trivia: This traffic jam scene was filmed in the 23rd and 5th avenue area of NYC. The City allowed the show to have the entire city block/area roped off, in order to create a realistic traffic jam. While they were filming this scene, Sex And The City 'owned' the whole block. (00:01:40)

I love a charade - S5-E8

Trivia: During this scene, Samantha throws a cantaloupe through the plate glass door. Carrie is standing in the background at the party, and you can see her suddenly duck and react very strongly to the glass breaking. The reason she did this was because, when the glass door was shattered, the glass fragments flew out a much greater distance than had been expected. All of the actors standing near there, including Sarah Jessica Parker, were taken by surprise. (00:20:00)

The good fight - S4-E13

Trivia: This dog 'Pete' is not the original Pete dog, he is a replacement. The first dog was too scared being around John Corbett, so they had to replace him with a 'stunt' Pete dog. (00:02:00)

All or nothing - S3-E10

Trivia: When Carrie is seeing Aiden off to PA, she says in voiceover, "Until the morning". The scene is set to be in the early morning, during sunrise. But it was actually filmed at sunset, at the end of the day, because they ran out of time. They added the birds chirping to make it seem like morning. (00:05:50)

Plus one is the loneliest number - S5-E5

Trivia: The coffee shop is a set; it doesn't exist in reality. They had to find continual ways to make the light come from other sources than the street, because they rarely filmed the street from inside the set. (00:08:00)

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

Trivia: All of the drapes, fabrics, rugs, curtains, etc. in the interior of Aleksandr's hotel suite, were hand chosen to play against Sarah Jessica Parker's color palette. (00:15:30)

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

Trivia: During the scenes when the girls are trying on their bridesmaid dresses, they were actually filmed in the real Vera Wang dress shop. (00:05:00)

I love a charade - S5-E8

Trivia: Carrie is wearing a necklace that is filled with broken glass in this scene. According to the commentary, it's meant to symbolize the episode theme of 'people living in glass houses'. (00:13:35)

To market, to market - S6-E1

Trivia: During the scene where Carrie is having her 'simu-date', a bird lands on the head of her date. There was actually a 'bridge' built out of bobby pins on the actor's head, to create a landing platform for the bird. (00:18:00)

Bay of married pigs - S1-E3

Trivia: When the women are at the movie theatre towards the end of the episode, the movie "Godzilla" is advertised. The movie stars Sarah Jessica Parker's real-life husband Matthew Broderick.

Let there be light - S6-E13

Trivia: When Carrie comes downstairs at Aleksandr's, she finds his entire staff busy at work. These actors are speaking Hindi, Japanese, and French, individually. They are also fluent in these languages. A 5-page monologue had to be written for each actor, and translated for this scene. (00:13:15)

Let there be light - S6-E13

Trivia: When Carrie wakes up at Aleksandr's house, she finds a card with a note from him in bed. The little face on this card was actually drawn by Mikhail Baryshnikov himself. (00:12:30)

An american girl in paris (part deux) - S6-E20

Trivia: When Smith is shown standing in line at the cafeteria on his film shoot, he has very long 'Barbarian' hair. All of the blonde hair he is wearing, are actually blonde hair extensions left over from Sarah Jessica Parker. (00:21:50)

To market, to market - S6-E1

Trivia: When Miranda is accidentally wiping 'baby poo' on her forehead, it's actually chocolate icing. (00:06:45)

An american girl in paris (part deux) - S6-E20

Trivia: The music during the Carrie montage in Paris was actually written by Mikhail Baryshnikov. It's called 'Carrie's Theme', and is the same music that Aleksandr played to Carrie on his piano in 'The Ick Factor' episode. The show had the music scored by an orchestra, and used it during these scenes. Michael Patrick King wrote the entire montage, with this music in mind. (00:08:50)

To market, to market - S6-E1

Trivia: This scene, with the girls lunching in the Meat Packing District, is interesting because it was the only time in the history of the entire series where they filmed a scene that wasn't in the script. (00:03:45)

Great sexpectations - S6-E2

Trivia: When Miranda picks up Brady, it's one baby. But after the shot changes to Steve and back again, Miranda is holding a different baby. (As explained in commentary.) (00:20:00)

Plus one is the loneliest number - S5-E5

Trivia: The hot dog salesman in this scene is actually Dominic Chianese, Jr. His father is Dominic Chianese, who played Corrado "Junior" Soprano on 'The Sopranos'. (00:28:00)

Boy, interrupted - S6-E10

Trivia: When Carrie and Jeremy are having their picnic at the mental institution, a man suddenly runs by yelling, and being chased by two people. The man running is actually Michael Patrick King. The woman chasing him is Grace Naughton, the Associate Producer. And the other man helping is Key, one of the Security Guys from the show. (00:23:10)

Plus one is the loneliest number - S5-E5

Trivia: During the bar scene at Carrie's book party, there is a woman with red hair sitting at the bar. This is Patricia Field, the Costume Designer for Sex And The City, making her only cameo appearance in the show. (00:17:20)

Easy come, easy go - S3-E9

Trivia: According to the commentary, Natasha always wears white in the show, every single time, until the very end of her story arc. (00:03:30)

Trivia: Over the years three actors appear twice in the series as separate characters. 1) being Justin Theroux who appears in S01E07 "The Monogamists" as Jared and S02E15 "Shortcomings" as Vaughn Wysel, 2) Anne Lange who appears firstly as Gretchen in S01E10 "The Baby Shower" and as Dr G in S02E13 "Games People Play" and finally 3) Chris Payne Gilbert who appears as "Big Tool 4 U" in S02E12 "La Douleur Exquise" and Gordon in S04E14 "All That Glitters."

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I love a charade - S5-E8

Trivia: During this scene with Carrie and Berger talking, there is a white arch showing prominently in the background. This arch was built by the show, for the sole purpose of making the property look like it was part of Richard's estate. (00:18:35)

Boy, interrupted - S6-E10

Trivia: According to the commentary; when Carrie is looking at her high school yearbook, you can see Cindy Chupack (the writer for this episode) and Sabrina Wright on the yearbook page. Sabrina Wright is the Property Master for the show, and they have used her name for a couple of generic book titles, etc. in Sex And The City. (00:06:45)

Boy, interrupted - S6-E10

Trivia: These basketball game scenes were actually filmed in the real Madison Square Gardens. In order to use the name 'The Knicks' for the show, they had to agree to film at MSG, which is their home. They also used the real Knicks City Dancers. But the Knicks players running around are not the real Knicks. They are actually called 'The Knickolites'. (00:10:50)

To market, to market - S6-E1

Trivia: When they show Miranda's handwriting on the yellow legal pad, it's actually the handwriting of Michael Patrick King. He did the handwriting for all of the girls. (00:14:50)

I heart ny - S4-E18

Trivia: In this scene when Carrie is walking out of Mr. Big's apartment, all of the autumn leaves were tinted, and not real. Everything was very green when they were actually filming. (00:29:30)

Splat! - S6-E18

Trivia: After Lexi falls out of the window, there is an outdoor snow montage. This was the only time in the entire series, where they just filmed the city without one of the girls in it. All of these montage scenes were from the show itself, they didn't use stock footage. They filmed during an actual snow storm in New York City. (00:23:10)

An american girl in paris (part deux) - S6-E20

Trivia: The coffee shop has always been a set, on a sound stage. But in this scene, the girls are leaving the coffee shop to walk out on the street. Sex And The City had to build a real coffee shop exterior, so that the girls could walk out into the real world. (00:42:05)

Unoriginal sin - S5-E2

Trivia: As in the previous episode, the colors pink and red are again emphasized in this episode, although not as much as before. We first see the combination with the flashback of Richard explaining himself to Samantha. His bedspread is red, and there is pink lighting in the windows behind him. During the second scene in Richard's apartment, the same colors are used, with the addition of Samantha wearing a bright red top. Later when Carrie and Charlotte are 'trolling guys' in the park, Carrie is wearing a red plaid hat, and Charlotte is wearing a very pink jacket. There is also a pink/red umbrella, and dark pink fire hydrant in the background. When Carrie meets with the two female Publishers in the bar, it has a red and pink decor. Later when Carrie and Samantha are walking in the street, and talking about Carrie's book, Samantha is wearing a very obvious pink and red outfit. When Carrie is back in her bedroom, going through her newspaper columns, she is wearing a pink dress with red figures on the chest. When Charlotte is seen in her bathroom listening to Affirmations, she is wearing a pink sweater, and writing on the mirror with red lipstick. Later when Carrie and Miranda are shopping in the Baptism store, Carrie is carrying a pink sweater, and Miranda is holding a large red purse. When Charlotte and Carrie walk into the Seminar and approach the welcome desk, there is a shot of a woman wearing a pink sweater standing next to a woman in a red shirt. Later when they are sitting down, Charlotte takes off her coat to reveal that it has a red lining, and she is wearing a pink and black dress underneath. There are also several women in the audience wearing red. When Samantha and Richard are seated at the restaurant, the decor there also has some red and pink. Later when Carrie walks into the Baptism Church, she is wearing a pink hat, which contrasts against Mary's red jacket. And finally, when Carrie is holding Brady right after the Baptism, there is a shot of her wearing the pink hat, juxtaposed against the bank of red candles behind her. So once again, for some reason, the colors pink and red were a focal point of this episode as well.

Splat! - S6-E18

Trivia: When Carrie meets Eunice for lunch, they are actually being filmed at Milo's, which is a Greek-themed seafood restaurant in New York City. (00:01:05)

Splat! - S6-E18

Trivia: During these scenes outside of the funeral, all of the snow visible onscreen was placed there by the show. This was filmed before the actual snowstorm. (00:24:25)

To market, to market - S6-E1

Trivia: During this scene when Miranda keeps accidentally smearing baby poo on her face, it's actually chocolate icing they are putting on Cynthia Nixon's face. (00:06:45)

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