Sex and the City: Season 3, Episode 5

No Ifs, Ands or Butts (9 Jul. 2000)

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Carrie is attracted to a furniture maker named Aidan and starts dating but he can't date a smoker. She must decide on Aidan or smoking. Charlotte attempts to coach a bad kisser while ... See full summary »



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Episode credited cast:
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Donald Berman ...
Marty Mendleson
Brad the Bad Kisser
Asio Highsmith ...
Chivon Williams
Line Patron
Adeena Williams
Prodigal Sunn ...
South Pole


Carrie is attracted to a furniture maker named Aidan and starts dating but he can't date a smoker. She must decide on Aidan or smoking. Charlotte attempts to coach a bad kisser while Miranda finds difficulty in supporting Steve's pipe dream of making a half court shot at the Knick's game. Samantha begins dating an African-American record executive who has a strong-willed sister who runs a new restaurant. Written by tomtrekp

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An Excellent SATC Episode
4 September 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Carrie tries to quit smoking to improve her chances with her new boyfriend, Aidan Shaw, a furniture designer. Charlotte has a new boyfriend, Brad, but he turns out to be an irredeemably lousy kisser. Samantha dates Chivon, an African-American, but his sister is no so open-minded.And Miranda makes more time for Steve in her life.

The story line of Carrie is good as she begins her relationship with Aidan.Too bad that they start having problems at the start of their relationship.Also,we still get to see the problems that Miranda and Steve are encountering.Finally,we also get to see serious issues like an inter-racial relationship that Samantha experiences and the non-support she is getting from her beau's family.I think that it is good that the show tackles this sensitive issue.Kudos to SATC for doing it for we barely see a Caucasian and an African-American couple whether in television or even in films.And what a great way to add humor to the episode when Charlotte has encountered kissing problems.LOL

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