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Our favorite scenes
If you haven’t noticed lately, there’s been just a little hype surrounding the release of Sex and the City, the Movie, and we’re feeding the frenzy too. We asked some of our Bettys to chime in with their favorite scenes from the original series to whet your appetite before you flock to the theatres this weekend to see what will become of the fabulous four.
One of my all-time favorites is in the one where Carrie farts. OMG, so hysterical!!! And I LOVE it because it is such a REAL moment – it’s real life and not this all-dressed-up-with-a-flower-on-my-lapel fantasy world that every woman now thinks is something to strive for in a relationship. Frankly, although Carrie’s “moment” was not planned and was mortifying, that’s reality. And it’s beautiful.
My other favorite (from the episode Easy Come, Easy Go) is when Steve is sleeping on Miranda’s couch after they’ve broken up and getting calls from women at her apartment. Meanwhile, Miranda isn’t getting any dates. And so she defines the classic scenario which I have certainly found to be true, particularly in NYC:
“A 34-year-old guy with no money and no place to live because he’s single, he’s a catch. But a 34-year-old woman with a job and a great home because she’s single, is considered tragic.”
I always really wanted to be a Carrie or even a Samantha, but what I realized after years of watching the show is that while in my mind I’m Carrie, in reality I’m probably more of a Charlotte.
So while I found her a bit annoying at times, I also grew to love her and root for her–I hope there are babies in the movie! One of my favorite scenes is this one, where Harry proposes. I particularly like her reaction to the loser in the beginning!
And then this one where Carrie gets drunk at Vogue , which just totally cracks me up, and makes me think I definitely have some Carrie in me after all.
Joseph (our fabulous editorial assistant and Honorary Betty!):
I like this alternate ending because it left room for the movie to flourish…duh. The ending that they DID choose, however, was much more fit for the series…tell me you WEREN’T rooting for Big to go chase after Carrie!
My favorite scene is one I can only vaguely remember because I was drunk as a skunk whilst watching it (living my own version of SATC as a single girl in NYC oh so long ago!)… but it’s the one where Carrie talks about Mr. Big and this tiny “crumb” he gives her… I remember my girlfriend and I cheering her on. “Yes! Why should we be so happy with these little pitiful crumbs! Pass the Absolut and Cranberry!”
But a close runner up is the famous “Up-the-Butt” scene…(which by the way, if you search for on youtube – will give you some verrry interesting results! Definitely NSFW?)