Although it came about in the late '90s, 1998 to be exact, it's pretty safe to say that Sex and the City was probably one of the best shows to be born in that decade. Even if we now cringe at Carrie's selfishness, the bad puns and, in some episodes, the ridiculously outrageous outfits, we all ate it up.
Without a doubt, Sex and the City had one hell of an impact on women everywhere. It introduced us to designers we may had never heard of before, made living in New York City look glamourous (and easy), and in each of the characters, we saw ourselves in some small way. (I'm a Carrie. Duh.)
The movies may have tried to ruin the show for all of us, but we true fans know that the heart Sex and the City has nothing to do with an offensive trip to Abu Dhabi. It's been 10 years since Sex and the City ended its run on HBO, but for many of us, it still isn't over. We couldn't help but wonder: how do you really know if you're a true Sex and the City superfan? Here's how you know your love's for real.
YOU KNOW SMITH JERROD’S REAL NAME BEFORE SAMANTHA CHANGED IT
Jerry Jerrod is just... too much.
YOU ALSO KNOW BIG’S REAL NAME, BECAUSE DUH
YOU THINK THE SATC MOVIES, ESPECIALLY THE SECOND ONE, ARE THE WORST
And yet they’re thinking of a third! Why?!
YOU STILL REFER TO BOBBY CANNAVALE AS ‘FUNKY SPUNK’
“Funky Spunk was really great in Blue Jasmine!”
YOU THINK ‘ALRIGHTY’ WHEN YOU SOMEONE MENTIONS TIFFANY’S
And for when any number of things are mentioned, actually.
YOU’RE ALL, ‘HEY, THAT’S SKIPPER!’ EVERY TIME YOU SEE HIM IN THE OSCAR MEYER TURKEY COMMERCIALS
YOU DREAD THE POSSIBILITY OF A POST-IT NOTE BREAK-UP
Although I guess a break-up via text is the equivalent these days.
YOU GOT YOUR FIRST BRAZILIAN BECAUSE OF THE EPISODE WHERE THE GIRLS ARE IN L.A.
And you felt “fabulous” because of it.
EVERY TIME YOU HAVE HANGOVER You Think: ‘MY HAIR HURTS.’
You’re not even exaggerating. It really does!
YOU CAN NAME ALL THE GUEST STAR APPEARANCES
Vince Vaughn, Carrie Fisher, Molly Shannon, Amy Sedaris, Nathan Lane, Margaret Cho, Matthew McConaughey, Justin Theroux... the list goes on.
AS FAR AS YOU’RE CONCERNED, ‘YOUR GIRL IS LOVELY, HUBBELL,’ IS FROM SATC AND NOT THE WAY WE WERE
YOU REFER TO YOUR MOST LOGICAL FRIEND AS ‘YOUR MIRANDA’
But of course you also have a Charlotte and Samantha, too.
YOU CONSIDERED NAMING YOUR DOG ELIZABETH TAYLOR
‘I COULDN’T HELP BUT WONDER…’ IS PART OF YOUR DAILY THOUGHT PROCESS
Well, sometimes you just can’t help but wonder, to be honest.
YOU’RE CONVINCED YOUR EX WILL COME BACK TO YOU BECAUSE BIG CAME BACK TO CARRIE
Join the club.
To you, MAD MEN’S ROGER STERLING WILL ALWAYS BE THE GUY WHO WANTED TO BE PEED ON
To pee or not to pee; that is the question.
YOU'VE TRIED SAMANTHA'S FLU REMEDY. AND IT WORKED.
Because orange Fanta and cough syrup blended over ice, does seem like the ideal cure-all.
YOU KNOW THE REAL-LIFE LOCATION OF CARRIE'S FICTIONAL UPPER EAST APARTMENT ADDRESS66 Perry Street (Between Bleecker and West 4th), obvs.
REMEMBER WHEN CHARLOTTE DATED THE GUY WHO'D LET HIS DOG WATCH THEM HAVE SEX? YOU KNOW its NAME.
Butterscotch. He was a Golden Retriever. (You also know that is not him in that above photo, but an impostor.) Speaking of dogs...
speaking of, pop quiz: WHAT WAS CHARLOTTE'S FIRST DOG'S NAME?
HER HORSE FROM HER CHILDHOOD?
'HEY, IT'S [INSERT YOUR NAME HERE] I'M NOT HERE BUT MY SHOES ARE,' WAS AT ONE TIME YOUR VOICEMAIL
YOU WERE MOVED AND INSPIRED BY SAMANTHA'S FINAL WORDS TO RICHARD WRIGHT
You probably quoted them more than a few times. (You also recall she was wearing a pearl thong up all those stairs to confront him about cheating, but she had to take them off, because ouch!)
YOU KNOW WHAT WORD NATASHA'S MISSPELLED IN HER THANK YOU CARD
You know, because you're not an "idiot stick figure with no soul."
YOU TRIED VIAGRA ONCE BECAUSE SAMANTHA DID
It did look like a blast, before she got all addicted.
YOU know what's coming next here
Nothing says, "I'm really fucking pissed," like dramatically hurling fast food at someone.
YOU CAN CORRECTLY SPELL ALEKSANDR PETROVSKY
And Mikhail Baryshnikov, which is even trickier.
YOU'VE REFERRED TO EVERY BARTENDER YOU'VE DATED AS YOUR 'STEVE'
YOU've considered going INTO PUBLIC RELATIONS BECAUSE SAMANTHA MADE IT LOOK LIKE THE BEST JOB
Second to Carrie's profession, because who doesn't want to work from home in their underwear?
YOU HAVE YOUR VERY OWN 'CARRIE' NECKLACE
But with your own name. (I'm wearing mine now!)
YOU THINK 'SHAYLA' IS PRETTY MUCH THE BEST NAME EVER FOR YOUR FUTURE DAUGHTER
And damn the frenemy who might steal it.
when PEOPLE SAY THE NAME 'SCOUT,' YOU THINK STEVE'S DOG INSTEAD OF TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
You're such a disappointment to your high school English teachers!
YOUR FAVORITE NEW YORK PUBLICATION IS...
The New York Star, naturally.
YOU'D TOTALLY, SERIOUSLY CONSIDER THIS FOR A WEDDING DRESS...
YOU'VE WORN THIS EXACT OUTFIT IN PUBLIC
Didn't feel even remotely ashamed, did ya?!
YOU’RE EITHER TEAM BIG OR TEAM AIDAN. THERE IS NO IN BETWEEN
YOU CAN NAME THE RESTAURANT WHERE CARRIE WAS (ACCIDENTALLY) STOOD UP BY HER FRIENDS ON HER BIRTHDAY
AND YOU HAD A BIRTHDAY THERE, TOO
I had my first birthday party in New York City here. (Eye roll, right?)
SAMANTHA JONES IS THE REASON YOU’RE SO OPEN ABOUT YOUR SEX LIFE and masturbation habits
And for all those awesome sex-related one-liners. Example: "That girl needs the stick out of her ass and a dick in her coochie, pronto!"
YOU CAN CORRECTLY SPELL AND PRONOUNCE MANOLO BLAHNIK AND CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN
This especially goes for those who had never even heard of these designers before the show.
YOU DEFINE YOURSELF AS A CARRIE, MIRANDA, SAMANTHA, OR CHARLOTTE
Because, obviously, women can only be one of these four types of women.
YOU MOVED TO NEW YORK CITY TO BECOME A WRITER LIKE CARRIE
But now you're confused as to why you can't afford your rent and groceries, let alone those designer clothes and shoes Carrie had. Le sigh.