Sex and the City was widely popular throughout its entire six seasons which aired from 1998 to 2004. Like many other HBO shows, SATC was the first of it’s kind as it tackled not only different societal issues and timely controversies, but also broke down a lot of barriers when it comes to women and relationships and it did so in a way that was lighthearted and comical. Sex and the City followed four professional women in their thirties, living in New York City trying to navigate their personal lives and relationships. The show has become a cultural phenomenon because, not only is it just as popular today as it was 12 years ago, it’s even more so! It’s one of those series we can watch over and over again and it just never gets old — it’s timeless just like the city. Here’s a look at 8 of the funniest episodes from the Sex and the City series!
8. “Anchors Away” Season 5, Episode 1
This was the first episode filmed after Sept. 11, 2001 and was supposed to serve as a tribute to the city. Not only did it manage to give a proper shout out to the city of New York, it was also one of Samantha’s funniest episodes! Still reeling from her break up, Samantha is finally past the stage of mourning Richard and onto the revenge phase. Richard spends the whole episode trying to get back together with Samantha even though she does everything in her power to punish him. She prints out hundreds of flyers plastered with Richard’s face branding him as a lyin’ cheat and passes them out around his neighborhood. She tapes them to posts, hands them out to pedestrians and leaves them on the windshields of parked cars making sure that everyone in town knows who he is and what he did. When she goes to meet him for drinks later, she wastes no time hearing his apology. She grabs her dirty martini and, in the most satisfying scene in the history of television, throws her drink in his face and says: “Dirty martini, dirty bastard.” Cue the mic drop.