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TV episodes The Best Episodes of Sex and the City  

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There are so many good episodes of Sex and the City, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "Ex and the City" the best, or is "I Heart NY" your favorite episode of Sex and the City? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of Sex and the City are, let's rank every Sex and the City episode from best to worst.

Created by Darren Star, Sex and the City aired on HBO for six seasons from June 6, 1998 to February 22, 2004. It was based on the 1997 Candice Bushnell book of the same name, and followed the lives of four women living in New York City who each brought a different perspective to life: Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Park), Samantha Jones (Kim Cattrall), Charlotte York (Kristin Davis), and Miranda Hobbes (Cynthia Nixon). During its run, Sex and the City was nominated for numerous awards, including 54 Emmys and 24 Golden Globes. The series also got two big-screen features six years after its final episode aired: Sex and the City in 2008 and Sex and the City 2 in 2010.

Vote up your favorite episodes of Sex and the City, and downvote any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be painful to put one Sex and the City episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like.

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I Heart NY is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Episodes of Sex and the City
I Heart NY Season 4 Episode 18: In the Season Four finale, Mr. Big makes a move that leaves Carrie considering what might have been. Meanwhile, Samantha's relationship hits a snag, Charlotte begins dating again and Miranda prepares for motherhood.

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The Real Me is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Episodes of Sex and the City
The Real Me Season 4 Episode 2: Carrie's insecurities are put to the test. Meanwhile, Samantha has sexy pictures taken so she can remember herself as a 'hot chick.' Also, Charlotte deals with a gynecological problem.

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An American Girl in Paris, Par... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes of Sex and the City
An American Girl in Paris, Part Une Season 6 Episode 19: [HBO] Carrie moves to Paris with Aleksandr; Samantha delivers a heartfelt speech at a benefit for breast-cancer research; Charlotte and Harry continue their quest to adopt a child; and Big meets with Charlotte, Samantha and Miranda to make a big decision.

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An American Girl in Paris, Par... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes of Sex and the City
An American Girl in Paris, Part Deux

Season 6 Episode 20: In the series finale, Carrie finds that life in Paris--and with Aleksandr--leaves her longing for home. Meanwhile, Smith shows Samantha his love; Charlotte and Harry's adoption efforts continue; and Miranda decides to help Steve's ailing mother.

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Ex and the City is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Episodes of Sex and the City
Ex and the City Season 2 Episode 18: In the Season Two finale of this hit comedy series, Big reveals to Carrie that he and 26-year-old Natasha are engaged. Meanwhile, Miranda and Steve get back together and Samantha gets involved with Mr. Too Big.

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Twenty-Something Girls vs. Thi... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Episodes of Sex and the City
Twenty-Something Girls vs. Thirty-Something Women Season 2 Episode 17: Carrie and the girls get a share in the Hamptons...where they deal with age disparities: Charlotte gets crabs from a younger guy and Carrie finds that Mr. Big is dating a 26-year-old girl.

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My Motherboard, My Self is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Episodes of Sex and the City
My Motherboard, My Self Season 4 Episode 8: Carrie learns a valuable lesson after her computer crashes; Samantha searches for an elusive climax; and Miranda's personal crisis leads everyone to see things in a new light.

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Hot Child in the City is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Episodes of Sex and the City
Hot Child in the City Season 3 Episode 15: Samantha is hired by a very rich 13-year-old girl to plan 'the Bat Mitzvah of the Century.' Miranda's new flame turns out to be none other than 'RoboCock.' Carrie meets a new mate--who happens to live at home with his parents.

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Cock a Doodle Do is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Episodes of Sex and the City
Cock a Doodle Do Season 3 Episode 18: In the Season Three finale, Samantha and Carrie battle their respective noisy neighbors: loud transsexuals and crowing roosters.

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Don't Ask, Don't Tell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Episodes of Sex and the City
Don't Ask, Don't Tell Season 3 Episode 12: Charlotte's fast-approaching wedding continues to cause trouble as the bride has a fallout with Samantha over the proper way to wear a bridesmaid's dress while also discovering that Trey may need a dose (or two) of Viagra.

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Take Me Out To the Ballgame is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Episodes of Sex and the City
Take Me Out To the Ballgame Season 2 Episode 1: In the Season Two premiere, Carrie gets past the break-up with Mr. Big by dating a 'new Yankee.' Meanwhile, Samantha expresses dissatisfaction with her boyfriend's lack of manhood and Charlotte's man has a problem with crotch adjustments.

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A Woman's Right to Shoes is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Episodes of Sex and the City
A Woman's Right to Shoes Season 6 Episode 9: When Carrie's Manolos are stolen from a friend's party, it seems her single lifestyle also robs her of the right to complain. Charlotte deals with the loss of a garment (or two) as Harry makes himself comfortable at home.

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La Douleur Exquise is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Episodes of Sex and the City
La Douleur Exquise Season 2 Episode 12: Big tells Carrie that he is moving to Paris for six months, Samantha introduces the girls to the hottest S&M restaurant in town, Charlotte's shoe fetish is counterbalanced, Miranda meets a guy who only enjoys sex when he is at risk of being caught.

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The Post-It Always Sticks Twic... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Episodes of Sex and the City
The Post-It Always Sticks Twice Season 6 Episode 7: Carrie goes to a hot new club in an attempt to get over 'Post-It traumatic stress' caused by Berger; Miranda is ecstatic about fitting into her skinny jeans; and Samantha tries to dress her man in designer labels, but doesn't want him to label her.

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One is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Episodes of Sex and the City
One Season 6 Episode 12: Carrie has an unexpected rendezvous in the exotic world of art. Meanwhile, Charlotte receives some surprising news; Miranda's and Steve's worlds collide; and Samantha goes to great lengths to preserve her youthful appearance 'down there.'

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The Catch is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Episodes of Sex and the City
The Catch Season 6 Episode 8: Carrie considers the idea that a true 'catch' may ultimately be having a strong safety net to catch you when you fall. Charlotte has an important photo taken for the 'New York Times,' but things are not picture-perfect.

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All That Glitters is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Episodes of Sex and the City
All That Glitters Season 4 Episode 14: Miranda is embroiled in an unusual case of office politics while Carrie worries about being able to settle down enough for Aidan. Meanwhile, Samantha fears she may have said too much to Richard, and Charlotte makes another painful marital decision.

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Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Episodes of Sex and the City
Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda Season 4 Episode 11: Samantha's obsession with accessories causes friction with an A-list client; Carrie takes some grown-up steps with Aidan; Charlotte and Trey discover the real reason behind their infertility; and Miranda is confronted by some life-altering news.

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Lights, Camera, Relationship is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Episodes of Sex and the City
Lights, Camera, Relationship Season 6 Episode 5: Carrie is surprised to find that Berger is cool with a trip to her favorite designer haunt, but cold when it comes to a sudden success. Miranda has an unplanned overnighter with Steve; and Samantha uses her PR magic on struggling actor Jerry.

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The Man, the Myth, the Viagra is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Episodes of Sex and the City
The Man, the Myth, the Viagra Season 2 Episode 8: While Carrie and Big continue their new relationship, Samantha begins seeing a 72-year-old millionaire, and Miranda hooks up with a nice bartender.

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Running with Scissors is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Episodes of Sex and the City
Running with Scissors Season 3 Episode 11: Carrie's affair with Big puts a strain on her relationship with Aidan--prompting her to seek out advice from Miranda. Charlotte's wedding plans go awry. Miranda is attracted to a man in a sandwich costume. Samantha considers taking an AIDS test.

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Easy Come, Easy Go is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Episodes of Sex and the City
Easy Come, Easy Go Season 3 Episode 9: After a shocking revelation, Carrie and Big fall into their old habits. Charlotte achieves her goal and gets engaged, but not the way she had hoped. Samantha decides to put her 'pick of the week' on a new diet to improve his funky-tasting 'spunk.'

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What Goes Around Comes Around is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Episodes of Sex and the City
What Goes Around Comes Around Season 3 Episode 17: Carrie wonders if her 'cosmic balance' is off after being mugged and tripping down stairs. Samantha must handle the needs of a college-age virgin. A nervous Miranda over-imbibes while on a date, and Charlotte suggests a trial separation with Trey.

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I Love a Charade is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Episodes of Sex and the City
I Love a Charade Season 5 Episode 8: In the Season Five finale, the girls head to the Hamptons for the wedding of a flamboyant lounge singer played by Nathan Lane. Meanwhile, Carrie finds a potential suitor in a motorcycle-riding colleague named Berger (Ron Livingston).

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Where There's Smoke... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Episodes of Sex and the City
Where There's Smoke... Season 3 Episode 1: In the Season Three premiere, Carrie and the girls enjoy the NYC Fire Department's 'Calendar Competition.' Samantha fulfills a fiery fantasy with Mr. July!

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Attack of the Five-Foot-Ten Wo... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Episodes of Sex and the City
Attack of the Five-Foot-Ten Woman Season 3 Episode 3: Carrie runs into Big's new bride and commits to attending a luncheon. Samantha treats everyone to a day at the spa, but her sexual antics get her in trouble. Miranda's new Ukranian housekeeper takes cleaning up Miranda's life too far.

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The Domino Effect is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Episodes of Sex and the City
The Domino Effect Season 6 Episode 11: Carrie's emotions are stirred by a visit from a more 'open-hearted' Big. Meanwhile, Charlotte pins her reproductive hopes on an acclaimed Chinese doctor; and Miranda has a run-in with Steve and Robert (who patches things up nicely).

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The Agony and the 'Ex'... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Episodes of Sex and the City
The Agony and the 'Ex'-tacy Season 4 Episode 1: In the fourth-season premiere of this smash-hit comedy series, Miranda's single life becomes a comedy routine during an engagement party, Samantha is stuck on a handsome priest and Carrie's 35th birthday party is a bust.

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Was It Good for You? is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Episodes of Sex and the City
Was It Good for You? Season 2 Episode 16: Carrie questions dating an alcoholic man, Charlotte is troubled when her latest lover falls asleep during sex, and Samantha's gay friends make an intriguing request.

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Hop, Skip, and a Week is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Episodes of Sex and the City
Hop, Skip, and a Week Season 6 Episode 6: Carrie finds herself conflicted about her new relationship as Berger reveals more of his emotional limitations. Meanwhile, Miranda is worried that the demands of her career are keeping her from Brady; and Samantha's new PR creation gets hot.

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Just Say Yes is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Episodes of Sex and the City
Just Say Yes Season 4 Episode 12: Miranda makes a surprising decision; Charlotte and Trey reach a turning point in their quest for parenthood; Carrie struggles to answer a very important question; and Samantha takes a spur-of-the-moment trip to get away from it all.

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Splat! is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Episodes of Sex and the City
Splat! Season 6 Episode 18: [HBO] Carrie considers a foreign concept posed by Aleksandr--and watches the life she used to know fly out the window. Meanwhile, Charlotte jumps at a chance to use her maternal instincts; and Samantha catches her maid in a vibrator mix-up.

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They Shoot Single People, Don&... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Episodes of Sex and the City
They Shoot Single People, Don't They? Season 2 Episode 4: While Carrie begins to enjoy the single life, Miranda must fake an orgasm with a lover and Samantha gets 'taken in' by a club-owning jerk. Charlotte convinces herself to like a 'fix-it' actor friend.

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Politically Erect is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Episodes of Sex and the City
Politically Erect Season 3 Episode 2: Carrie's political consciousness is raised as a new companion lobbies for her affection. Charlotte throws a 'used date' party; Miranda is pushed to confront her ambivalence about Steve; Samantha begins dating a munchkin who is a powerhouse in bed.

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Shortcomings is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Episodes of Sex and the City
Shortcomings Season 2 Episode 15: Carrie dates a short-story writer...and his family. Miranda begins dating a divorced father while Samantha sleeps with Charlotte's brother.

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The Drought is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Episodes of Sex and the City
The Drought Season 1 Episode 11: An accidental emission has Carrie certain that she and Mr. Big will never share a bed again. The last three months have Miranda convinced she will never share a bed with any man again. Tantric celibacy leaves Samantha craving old-fashioned sex.

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Unoriginal Sin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Episodes of Sex and the City
Unoriginal Sin Season 5 Episode 2: Carrie decides to re-assess her work after she receives some surprising career news. Steve encourages a reluctant Miranda to have Brady baptized.

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The Caste System is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Episodes of Sex and the City
The Caste System Season 2 Episode 10: Carrie and Big say 'I love you.' Meanwhile, Miranda breaks it off with the bartender, Samantha dates a rich guy with a duplicitous servant, and Charlotte gets caught in the fast lane with hot-shot movie star.

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Anchors Away is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Episodes of Sex and the City
Anchors Away Season 5 Episode 1: In the Season Five premiere, Samantha considers her relationship with a repentant Richard, Carrie decides her one true love must be New York City, Miranda fears that her baby is changing things, and Charlotte shakes things up at a Fleet Week bash.

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The Ick Factor is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Episodes of Sex and the City
The Ick Factor Season 6 Episode 14: [HBO] Carrie wonders how many more old-fashioned romantic gestures from Aleksandr she can stomach. Samantha, romancing the notion of larger breasts, is given something more serious to swallow.

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Models and Mortals is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Episodes of Sex and the City
Models and Mortals Season 1 Episode 2: Miranda makes the mistake of going out with a 'modelizer' (someone who is obsessed with models); Samantha chooses to go out with a modelizer and has her sexual encounter videotaped; Carrie experiments with Derek-the-model and flirts with Mr. Big.

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The Freak Show is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Episodes of Sex and the City
The Freak Show Season 2 Episode 3: Carrie dates numerous freaks before turning into one herself when she meets a nice guy. Meanwhile, Samantha goes on a date with a man who likes to be disciplined and Charlotte begins to realize that Mr. Pussy might be only good for one thing.

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The Good Fight is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Episodes of Sex and the City
The Good Fight Season 4 Episode 13: Carrie finds herself more cramped than cozy when Aidan moves in with her. Meanwhile, Samantha reveals surprising feelings for Richard, Trey gives Charlotte an unwanted gift and Miranda learns who really controls a pregnant woman's body.

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Are We Sluts? is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Episodes of Sex and the City
Are We Sluts? Season 3 Episode 6: Samantha's late-night visitors are seen as the cause when an old woman in her building is robbed. Miranda finds out that she has an STD. Carrie learns that romance isn't dead when Aidan decides to wait until the time is right to do the deed.

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Oh Come All Ye Faithful is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Episodes of Sex and the City
Oh Come All Ye Faithful Season 1 Episode 12: In the Season One finale, Mr. Big introduces Carrie to his mother as his friend, causing Carrie to ponder just where their relationship is headed. Miranda breaks up with Catholic Guy because of his sexual hang-ups.

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All or Nothing is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Episodes of Sex and the City
All or Nothing Season 3 Episode 10: Aidan finally says 'those three words,' leaving Carrie guilt-ridden about her affair with Big. All is well with Charlotte's new engagement--until Trey springs an all-too-odd prenup on her. Meanwhile, Miranda discovers the wonders of phone sex!

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Three's a Crowd is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Episodes of Sex and the City
Three's a Crowd Season 1 Episode 8: Carrie discovers not only that Mr. Big was married before, but that he and his ex participated in a threesome. Meanwhile, Charlotte's boyfriend wants to add another woman to their relationship. Samantha becomes too involved with a married couple.

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Critical Condition is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Episodes of Sex and the City
Critical Condition Season 5 Episode 6: Despite getting great reviews for her book, Carrie obsesses over the negative critique Aidan must surely be spreading about her. Meanwhile, Charlotte prepares to fight for her apartment and Samantha discovers a hidden talent for baby-sitting.

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A Vogue Idea is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Episodes of Sex and the City
A Vogue Idea Season 4 Episode 17: Carrie begins her new job with 'Vogue' magazine, but is shocked when she receives some editorial advice. Meanwhile, Charlotte convinces Miranda to have a baby shower and Samantha employs an unconventional tactic to get what she needs from Richard.

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The Big Journey is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Episodes of Sex and the City
The Big Journey Season 5 Episode 7: After a summer of solitude, the ladies are getting desperate. Carrie's much-anticipated weekend with Big (Chris Noth) ends in a surprising reversal of roles. Meanwhile, Charlotte enjoys a satisfying romp in the world of sex-without-commitment.