‘Sex and the City’: 3 Times Carrie Bradshaw Was Painfully Funny

Sex and the City fans have spent the years since the show’s final episode debating every detail of Carrie Bradshaw and her three pals. While fans largely agree that Carrie could be difficult and a little bit annoying, most agree that she was also charming and funny. Throughout six seasons, Carrie had some truly hilarious moments. Do you remember her funniest quips?

Even when things were looking bleak, Carrie could appreciate the irony of a situation

After ending her engagement to Aidan Shaw , Carrie was faced with a big decision. She could either vacate her apartment or purchase the place from Aidan. Buying the pad would have made the most sense, but Carrie didn’t have the money for a down payment. Miranda pointed out that Carrie would have had enough money to buy her spacious studio if she hadn’t spent so much money on shoes.

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Initially, Carrie was in complete denial, insisting that she couldn’t have spent that much money on shoes. When it hit her, the severity of the situation led to true gem from Carrie. Faced with the prospect of losing her home, she said, “I’ve spent $40,000 on shoes, and I have no place to live? I will literally be the old woman who lived in her shoes!”

Carrie Bradshaw could bring some levity to the most dire of situations

When Charlotte York finally landed the man she thought was “the one,” she couldn’t really enjoy the moment. Charlotte showed up on Carrie’s doorstep to inform her that she was engaged and despondent. She wasn’t disturbed by the engagement but rather bothered by the fact that she essentially proposed to herself. After walking Carrie through the proposal, Carrie’s reaction was pure gold. She said, “All righty? He said all righty? Now I’m thinking the upsetting thing isn’t that you proposed, it’s that you proposed to a guy that says “all righty”.” Leave it to Carrie to pull out the important details of any story.

Kristin Davis as Charlotte York, Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw, Cynthia Nixon as Miranda Hobbs and Kim Cattrall as Samantha Jones
The cast of ‘Sex and the City’ | Brian Ach/WireImage

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Carrie might have been an incredibly flawed character, and, frankly, a pretty bad friend sometimes, but she was great at getting a laugh out of friends. Charlotte even managed to muster up a giggle. In the end, Trey McDougal wasn’t right for Charlotte, but Carrie’s response to the news was absolutely perfect.

Carrie had a great way of pointing out society’s double standards

Sex and the City wasn’t just about four friends living in New York City. It wasn’t just about dating either. In a lot of ways, the show offered great social commentary, without feeling too heavy. Carrie was the character fans could always relying on to offer up the important commentary with a bit of humor.

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When Carrie attempted to win Aidan back after breaking his heart, she headed over to his apartment to throw rocks at his window in hopes of talking. In a poignant voiceover, she quipped that “When men attempt bold gestures, generally it’s considered romantic. When women do it, it’s often considered desperate or psycho.” The statement perfectly highlighted the double standards that exist when it comes to dating, while still being pretty funny.