Sex And The City: Carrie Bradshaw’s Top 11 Boyfriends
9. Howie Halberstein
Charlotte and Harry are finally getting married in season six, episode eight, and Carrie is seriously on the rebound after her “sticky” breakup with Berger. She meets Harry’s best man, Howie, who makes her laugh – and boy did she need a laugh. His name alone is funny. Howie Halberstein. He’s tailor-made for comic relief, both for Carrie and the audience. Unfortunately for Carrie, the comic relief culminates in the bedroom, which was no relief to her. He performs like a rabbit. All speed, no style. This episode is called “The Catch,” and Howie Halberstein is clearly not a catch in Carrie’s book. But he gave her some laughs.
Remember that brief time in the late-90s/early-2000s when Jon Bon Jovi tried to be an actor? Season two, episode 13 was his first real high-profile acting gig. How well did it go? Well, it led to a 10-episode arc on Ally McBeal and stretching out the old acting chops on The West Wing and 30 Rock to play… Jon Bon Jovi. Here, Carrie can’t stop whining about her breakup with Mr. Big. Her friends convince her to seek therapy, where she’s told she picks the wrong men, and it’s there that she runs into Mr. You Give Love a Bad Name. That can’t bode well. And it doesn’t. They play Twister; they do the deed; and he tells her the reason he’s in therapy is he loses interest in women after the deed is done. But at least Carrie had her rebound fling.