Real Or Fake: Which Of These Terrible Sex & The City Quotes Were Really In The Show?

Real Or Fake: Which of these absurd Sex and the City quotes is real?

When I was growing up, my mom wouldn’t let me watch Sex & the City. If I recall correctly, her banning of the show from my television lineup was for all the reasons most people list for hating it: it glamorizes unhealthy relationships, it’s dull, it’s heteronormative, it puts too much emphasis on female competition outside of one’s friend group, it stereotypes men as idiots, and so on.

However, as I got older, I managed to watch an episode. Okay, fine, I watched a lot of episodes, and while I still think the show isn’t particularly appealing to me right now, I can understand how so many people got totally into it. I think if it were still on the air, I would be one of those people who watched it religiously, and I’m totally not ashamed to admit that.

Of course, my enjoyment was not without minor perils. One of the things that struck me as simultaneously appealing and cringe-inducing was the sheer number of absurd one-liners that the characters use at every turn in every situation. Don’t get me wrong–I am all about silly quotes and weirdos taking over television, but the things these four main characters say are ridic. That said, they’re also pretty hilarious, so it winds up adding to the shows whimsical, over-the-top take on life in New York. (I would have totally wanted to be “a Samantha,” and not simply because of my name, but because of all the outlandish stuff that woman says and thinks and also I want to be a hot blonde.)

So, in honor of Sarah Jessica Parker‘s birthday yesterday, we decided to bring you a whole quiz on the subject. Think you know Sex & the City? Then figure out which quotes are real and which are made up in The Gloss labs!

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    • Kaitlin Reilly

      Seriously this quiz is the best thing ever. Someone should hire you to write SATC3 because I’m bombing this quiz and I’ve seen every episode.

      • Samantha Escobar

        Why thank you!

    • Lindsey Conklin

      10/16…and i’ve watched every episode too haha

      • Samantha Escobar

        Hahaha Oh gosh, I’m not quite at the every episode mark. Perhaps someday…

    • Sweetline

      I got 12/16 and I’ve only ever seen 1 episode of the show and the first movie!

    • LouLou

      13/16 . I coulda done better

    • Nikol

      14/16, shame on me. Biggest SATC fan ever..

    • Marcelle Nassif

      12/16 not bad! :)

    • NYCNanny

      16/16. Fml.

      • Liza

        Same. I need help