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Sex and the City
Season 2, Episode 16
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Air date September 19, 1999
Written by Michael Patrick King
Directed by Dan Algrant
Episode Guide
Twenty-Something Girls vs. Thirty-Something Women


Carrie dates a recovering alcoholic who becomes obsessed with her. Charlotte is determined to learn how to have good sex after her partner falls asleep on her. Samantha gets an offer to have a threesome with two gay friends.


  • The title is a reference to the cliche phrase used after sex.
  • Song played when Carrie and Patrick are having sex is Diana Ross "Love Hangover".
  • Music played when the gay couple try to have sex with Samantha is "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" from Tchaikovsky's ballet "The Nutcracker".


  • Charlotte: He fell asleep when he was making love to me. He fell asleep.
    • Carrie: He was tired, this has nothing to do with you.
    • Charlotte: Has a man ever fallen asleep while making love to you?
    • Carrie: No, but, I'm sure many of them wanted to.
  • Carrie: (voiceover) As I walked away, I started to think, how many cute smart single smokers are there left in the world, seven? I decided to do something I almost never do. Give a man my phone number. (Turning back to Patrick) Hi. This whole burn lawsuit I plan to initiate, it might get a little crazy so here is my phone number. You'll need that for your attorney. Or if you want to have coffee again sometime. (voiceover) I left feeling great. It was such a cute approach. How could he not call? (Days later, making bed with Miranda) Come on, how could he not call? It's been three days
  • Carrie: He wants to have sex all the time. It's getting a little out of hand.
    • Samantha: At least, he wants to fuck you.
    • Carrie: They were gay?
    • Samantha: So? One minute they were interested and then suddenly they weren't. What did I do to turn them off?
    • Miranda: Not having a dick, would be the thing you did to turn them off.


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Sex and the City Season 1 Sex and the City (episode)Models and MortalsBay of Married PigsValley of the Twenty-Something GuysThe Power of Female SexSecret SexThe MonogamistsThree's a CrowdThe Turtle and the HareThe Baby ShowerThe DroughtOh Come All Ye Faithful
Sex and the City Season 2 Take Me Out to the Ball GameThe Awful TruthThe Freak ShowThey Shoot Single People, Don't They?Four Women and a FuneralThe Cheating CurveThe Chicken DanceThe Man, the Myth, the ViagraOld Dogs, New DicksThe Caste SystemEvolutionLa Douleur Exquise!Games People PlayThe Fuck BuddyShortcomingsWas It Good for You?Twenty-Something Girls vs. Thirty-Something WomenEx and the City
Sex and the City Season 3 Where There's Smoke...Politically ErectAttack of the Five Foot Ten WomanBoy, Girl, Boy, Girl...No Ifs, Ands, or ButtsAre We Sluts?Drama QueensThe Big TimeEasy Come, Easy GoAll or NothingRunning with ScissorsDon't Ask, Don't TellEscape from New YorkSex and Another CityHot Child in the CityFrenemiesWhat Goes Around Comes AroundCock a Doodle Do!
Sex and the City Season 4 The Agony and the 'Ex'-tacyThe Real MeDefining MomentsWhat's Sex Got to Do with It?Ghost TownBaby, Talk Is CheapTime and PunishmentMy Motherboard, My SelfSex and the CountryBelles of the BallsCoulda, Woulda, ShouldaJust Say YesThe Good FightAll That Glitters...Change of a DressRing a Ding DingA Vogue IdeaI Heart NY
Sex and the City Season 5 Anchors AwayUnoriginal SinLuck Be an Old LadyCover GirlPlus One Is the Loneliest NumberCritical ConditionThe Big JourneyI Love a Charade
Sex and the City Season 6 To Market, to MarketGreat SexpectationsThe Perfect PresentPick-A-Little, Talk-A-LittleLights, Camera, RelationshipHop, Skip, and a WeekThe Post-it Always Sticks TwiceThe CatchA Woman's Right to ShoesBoy, InterruptedThe Domino EffectOneLet There Be LightThe Ick FactorCatch-38Out of the Frying PanThe Cold WarSplat!An American Girl in Paris: Part UneAn American Girl in Paris: Part Deux
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And Just Like That... Hello, It's MeLittle Black DressWhen in RomeSome of My Best FriendsTragically HipDiwaliSex and the WidowBewitched, Bothered and BewilderedNo Strings AttachedSeeing the Light
The Carrie Diaries Season 1 • Pilot • Lie with Me • Read Before Use • Fright Night • Dangerous Territory • Endgame • Caught • Hush Hush • The Great Unknown • The Long and Winding Road Not Taken • Identity Crisis • A First Time for Everything • Kiss Yesterday Goodbye •
The Carrie Diaries Season 2 • Win Some, Lose Some • Express Yourself • Strings Attached • Borderline • Too Close for Comfort • The Safety Dance • I Heard a Rumor • The Second Time Around • Under Pressure • Date Expectations • Hungry Like the Wolf • This Is the Time • Run to You •
See also: Episodes