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(1998–2004)

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During an interview, it was revealed that Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall loathed each other since the first season. The relationship became even more strained when Parker was made producer; their on screen friendship was so well done that fans had no idea. This is why whenever the four women appeared at events, Parker and Cattrall were opposite each other. Both women felt it was "unprofessional" to bash each other during the series' run.
Even when she was being shot from the waist up, Cattrall insisted on wearing heels. She said it made her feel more like Samantha.
The medicine cabinet in Carrie's apartment was first spied by Sarah Jessica Parker at a flea market shortly before filming began on the series. She and Matthew Broderick didn't buy it but reconsidered. When they went back, the cabinet was already sold to "some TV show". When she showed up for filming, the medicine cabinet was there.
Kim Cattrall turned down the role of Samantha Jones twice before being convinced by Darren Star's boyfriend to give it a try and shoot the pilot episode.
There are only 8 Episodes in Season 5 due to Sarah Jessica Parker's pregnancy.
Sarah Jessica Parker spent up to 18 hours a day in heels playing Carrie.
The early episodes of the show had characters looking directly at the camera lens and commenting on the events in the story. This element was dropped in later episodes.
From the very first season up to the 12th episode of the 4th season, in the opening credits, Sarah Jessica Parker's name was shown with the World Trade Center towers behind her name. After the terrorist attacks on the USA of 11 September 2001 and the collapse of the towers, her name then appeared with the Empire State Building in the background. The same thing happened with the show's main title.
Sarah Jessica Parker had a clause in her contract for this show stipulating that she will not do any full nudity. This is why the audience never sees Carrie in anything less than underwear whereas all the other main female characters have been filmed in much less.
The ballerina tutu that Sarah Jessica Parker is wearing in the opening credits cost only $5 from a vintage store.
Carrie asks 92 questions in her columns throughout the series.
The first name of "Mr. Big" (played by Chris Noth) is revealed only in the final episode. His whole name is learned in the follow-up movie Sex and the City (2008).
The first cable series to win an Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series.
"Jules & Mimi," the bi-racial sexually charged BBC series that Miranda recorded and watched religiously on her TiVo, is not a real show. Paul Lee, CEO of BBC America, quipped to Jack Myers Report, "We should commission Jules & Mimi. It would be the first time a scene in a sitcom has inspired another show."
Showrunner Michael Patrick King admitted that one of the main reasons behind the love story between Carrie and Aleksandr Petrovsky is that he was sick of the fans complaining of how Big was older than Carrie, so he decided to pair her up with a real older guy.
The naturally blond Cynthia Nixon dyes her hair red to play Miranda on the show.
Cynthia Nixon does not have pierced ears. All of her earrings on the show were clip-ons. Sometimes the costume designers would send away earrings they liked to a jeweler to make them clip-on earrings.
Over fifteen years before this show started, Cynthia Nixon and Sarah Jessica Parker starred together as teenagers in the 1982 TV movie My Body, My Child (1982).
Natasha nearly always wears white. This is to convey that her personality is "vanilla."
During the course of the show, all of the characters move into new apartments except for Carrie.
The show became so popular that a tour was setup to view the New York City locations of the series by bus.
The part which ultimately went to Matthew McConaughey in the Episode 'Escape from New York' was originally written for Alec Baldwin who declined. The producers then contacted George Clooney who, although was interested in it, couldn't do it. The script was then sent to Warren Beatty who also declined.
The exterior used for Carrie's apartment at 64 Perry Street, which is actually a 4,000 square foot five bedroom townhouse, was sold to anonymous buyers in 2012 and again in 2013 for $9.85 and $13.25 million respectively.
The first dog who played Pete was scared of John Corbett, so they had to get a new dog.
Cynthia Nixon was pregnant during season 4. Her baby was born in 2002.
Charlotte's wedding dress (to Harry) is by Badgley Mischka.
Samantha is the only one of the four leads to never have a family member make any kind of appearance in the series. Family members of Charlotte and Miranda appeared, and Carrie's father is shown once in photographic form.
Charlotte's wedding dress (to Trey) is by Vera Wang.
Although Carrie says her address is 245 E. 73rd Street in Manhattan, the actual exterior of her iconic brownstone apartment is 64 Perry Street in the West Village. You can visit the apartment, but a chain blocks people from going up the steps as it is a private residence.
In the books, Charlotte's last name was Ross.
Julian Wells worked as an uncredited body double for Kim Cattrall for two seasons of this series.
The first cable series to win a Golden Globe for Best Television Series - Comedy, back in 1999. Not only won that year, but the following two.
Michael Patrick King tried to surround himself on the writers room with women who were single.
Since the show ended, several TV Channels airs marathon of this show, as a counter-programming to the Super Bowl match, which, as of 2014, still draws strong viewership.
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Ted King, Jason Lewis and Victor Webster all played roles on this show that "Samantha Jones" had been with. They all played roles on the show Charmed (1998) that aired the same year as this one
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Donald Trump made a cameo appearance in season two and, by coincidence, he later went on to present Cynthia Nixon her Emmy win for the last season of the show.
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Michael Patrick King during a commentary of the third season stated the reason why he did not want to bring much of the 4 main characters families into the show was to maintain the focus being centralized on the four leads. In fact, when Charlotte gets married the first time her father's face is barely even shown as he walks her down the aisle.
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