One in this comedy series about Carrie Bradshaw, a single Manhattanite who writes a popular sex-advice column for a newspaper while dishing out dating advice and dirt with her three closest friends. In this episode, the girls are seated at the "singles" table at a friend's wedding and meet a man known as the "Turtle," who has terrible breath. After the wedding, Carrie wonders why people get married if they are not in love. She poses her thought to Big, and he boldly proclaims that he will never get married again. Carrie therefore begins to wonder whether their relationship merits the time and effort she is expending on it. Meanwhile, Miranda believes that she has found the perfect substitute for men; Carrie and Charlotte humor her by purchasing this substitute. After being stood up by a date, Samantha runs into the Turtle and decides to take on the task of transforming him into a desirable man. Charlotte makes a confession about her sex life since she purchased the substitute. Carrie then decides to play a game with Big about the marriage issue with the help of her friend Stanford. Samantha finds that her efforts to change the Turtle have been a waste of time, and she decides to leave him as soon as possible. When Carrie's game ends, she breaks the news to Big about her plans for the future.

(This program contains adult-oriented language and material.)

This selection from the Alan Gerry Cable Collection has been made available by the Gerry Foundation, Inc.


  • DATE: August 2, 1998 Sunday 9:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:23:29
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T:57197
  • GENRE: Comedy
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Comedy; LGBT Collection - Comedy
  • SERIES RUN: HBO - TV series, 1998-2004


  • Darren Star … Executive Producer, Created by
  • Jane Raab … Co-Producer
  • Mark McGann … Associate Producer
  • Amy B. Harris … Associate Producer
  • Michael Fields … Director
  • Nicole Avril … Writer
  • Sue Kolinsky … Writer
  • Candace Bushnell … Based on the book "Sex and the City" by
  • Douglas J. Cuomo … Music by
  • Sarah Jessica Parker … Cast, Carrie Bradshaw
  • Kim Cattrall … Cast, Samantha Jones
  • Kristin Davis … Cast, Charlotte York
  • Cynthia Nixon … Cast, Miranda Hobbes
  • Chris Noth … Cast, Mr. Big
  • Willie Garson … Cast, Stanford Blatch
  • Haviland Morris … Cast, Brooke
  • Tim Wheeler … Cast, the Turtle
  • Sebastian Roche … Cast, Jerry
  • Merrill Holtzman … Cast, the Personal Ad Guy
  • Mimi Weddell … Cast, Stanford's Grandmother
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