The 8 Most Unrealistic Moments on ‘Sex and the City’ (PHOTOS)

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Sex and the City Unrealistic Moments
Sex and the City Leaving Drinks

Abandoning drinks after one sip

“Valley of the Twenty-Something Guys” (Season 1, Episode 4)

Despite being impressed with how quickly her new fling, twenty-something Sam, got her and Miranda martinis in a packed restaurant, Carrie only takes one sip before calling it quits. When Sam is ready to get out of there, they leave their nearly full drinks on the bar. No hard-working New Yorker would let that perfectly good $15 martini go to waste!

Sex and the City Yankees Baseball

Catching the foul ball

“Take Me Out to the Ball Game” (Season 2, Episode 1)

The show did acknowledge the absurdity of this moment with Miranda asking in disbelief, “do you know what the odds of catching a fly ball are?” However, considering how high up in the stands the four of them were, this game should have been uneventful for our Yankees-loving ladies.

Sex and the City Riding Cabs

Taking cabs everywhere

“Take Me Out to the Ball Game” (Season 2, Episode 1)

While the main characters all had varying levels of income, and therefore the ability to afford this rather expensive way of getting around town, the truth is real New Yorkers take the subway. However, they hopped cabs throughout the series.

Sex and the City Charlotte Dog

Charlotte’s puppy joined lunch

“The Awful Truth” (Season 2, Episode 2)

Charlotte’s brand new puppy Henry joined the ladies on a lunch date. Having a dog at a restaurant, especially indoors, is a violation of public health codes. The sad truth is those sweet puppy dog eyes would not have been allowed at the table.

Sex and the City Carrie Bus Ad Celebration

Champagne at the bus stop

“They Shoot Single People, Don’t They?” (Season 2, Episode 4)

We all love a good celebration here in NYC, but we still have open container laws. While Carrie’s bus ad debut deserved a bit of bubbly, openly popping a bottle on the sidewalk at a downtown bus stop would catch the attention of the NYPD.

Sex and the City Miranda Baby

Miranda’s baby car seat

“Anchors Away” (Season 5, Episode 1)

There’s no doubt that being a new mom in New York City is tough, but why was Miranda walking around with her baby in nothing but a car seat? Where was her stroller (or even a stylish sling) to make things easier? No wonder she was struggling to make it down the street!

Sex and the City Samantha Richard Poster

Poster princess

“Anchors Away” (Season 5, Episode 1)

While Samantha’s anger at Richard might have been justified, it didn’t change the laws against putting up posters around NYC. After getting caught by an NYPD officer (above), Samantha explained her situation and the officer told her to “carry on.” Sure, this minor offense might be let off with a warning, but no NYPD officer would encourage someone to “carry on” with a crime.

Sex and the City Carrie Big

The way Carrie met Big

“Sex and the City” (Season 1, Episode 1)

Romantic meet-cutes hardly ever play by the rules of reality, but Carrie and Big’s was the stuff of fairy tales. Not only did she bump into a man who helped her pick up her belongings and remember him, she saw him again and fell in love.

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There’s no doubt that Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker), Miranda (Cynthia Nixon), Charlotte (Kristin Davis), and Samantha (Kim Cattrall) have had their fair share of wild escapades over the years and that’s all the more reason to love them. While any show needs a little drama and asks viewers to suspend their disbelief, sometimes Sex and the City was simply too outside the realm of imagination.

Some moments seems like simple mess ups on the behalf of the writers, while others simply don’t ring true to the experiences of a hardened New Yorker.

Click through the gallery above for some of the comedy’s top unrealistic moments throughout its run in honor of the 16th anniversary of the series finale.