A Definitive Ranking Of Carrie’s "Sex And The City" Questions, From Most Banal To Most Profound

Yes, that’s right. All 92 of them. posted on

92. The thing about Carrie is that she spends an extraordinary amount of time in a permanent state of wonder.

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Season 3, Episode 14.

91. Which means that often her questions make no sense.

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Season 1, Episode 12.

90. As in, they are literally devoid of meaning.

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Season 1, Episode 4.

89. It’s not even obvious whether she understands what she asks.

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Season 5, Episode 7.

88. Sometimes she invents words.

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Season 6, Episode 15.

87. Sometimes she wonders whether it’s OK to date someone from an different background to her own. Earnestly.

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Season 2, Episode 10.

86. And sometimes she’s sexist.

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Season 3, Episode 1.

85. Scrap that. Often she’s sexist.

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Season 2, Episode 3.

84. When she’s down, she thinks everyone is out to get her. Including just general women who are young.

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Season 2, Episode 17.

83. And general women who are married.

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Season 1, Episode 3.

82. And despite writing a dating column, she can’t grasp the difference between being an “employee” and being a “girlfriend”.

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Season 1, Episode 5.

81. One time, seeing some models (people who are paid to look pretty) made her (someone who is not paid to look pretty) feel insecure.

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Season 1, Episode 2.

80. And then there was that time she thought relationships might have just come to a natural end.

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Season 2, Episode 11.

79. And then once she asked whether she should just settle and the whole world was like, “NO CARRIE NO.”

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Season 1, Episode 9.

78. In fact, loads of her questions can be answered in three words. Here goes: YES (BUT DON’T).

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Season 2, Episode 9.

77. NO, OBVIOUSLY NOT.

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Season 1, Episode 7.

76. SNOGGING AND MORE.

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Season 2, Episode 6.

75. DON’T SLUT-SHAME YOURSELF.

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Season 3, Episode 6.

74. BUT, BUT, BABIES?

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Season 3, Episode 4.

73. DIFFERENT FOR EVERYONE.

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Season 1, Episode 11.

72. OF COURSE NOT.

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Season 4, Episode 10.

71. UM, YES CLEARLY.

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Season 3, Episode 12.

70. FOE FOE FOE.

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Season 6, Episode 16.

69. NO NO NO.

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Season 3, Episode 17.

68. TAKE A BREAK.

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Season 2, Episode 4.

67. AW, HOPEFULLY BOTH.

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Season 3, Episode 16.

66. Then sometimes she asks questions that are obviously silly but, let’s face it, everyone asks.

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Season 1, Episode 8.

65. And sometimes they’re so specific that you’re like, “OMG CARRIE JUST TELL US WHAT YOU REALLY THINK.”

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Season 1, Episode 6.

64. Sometimes she just moans.

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Season 4, Episode 11.

63. And moans.

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Season 6, Episode 12.

62. And moans.

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Season 3, Episode 3.

61. And sometimes she puns. That’s bad.

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Season 4, Episode 4.

60. But then she just gets scared of life and that’s kind of sweet.

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Season 1, Episode 10.

59. We’ve all been there, Carrie.

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Season 2, Episode 5.

58. Just looking for answers.

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Season 3, Episode 5.

57. Even when we kind of know there aren’t any.

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Season 2, Episode 1.

56. Sometimes Carrie’s questions are so raw.

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Season 2, Episode 16.

55. And so real.

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Season 4, Episode 14.

54. And so vulnerable.

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Season 2, Episode 14.

53. That we can all just relate to them.

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Season 6, Episode 1.

52. That’s pretty much why Sex and the City is so great.

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Season 4, Episode 15.

51. Because no one has all the answers.

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Season 5, Episode 3.

50. And Carrie doesn’t pretend to.

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Season 6, Episode 14.

49. She just asks.

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Season 5, Episode 8.

48. That’s why, even though she’s prone to sweeping generalisations…

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Season 1, Episode 1.

47. … specifically gender-based generalisations…

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Season 6, Episode 5.

46. … we can all feel her pain.

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Season 4, Episode 13.

45. So when Big screws her over…

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Season 4, Episode 16.

44. … again…

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Season 5, Episode 1.

43. … and again…

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Season 6, Episode 10.

42. … and again…

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Season 6, Episode 13.

41. … we’re happy to listen.

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Season 2, Episode 8.

40. One time, she didn’t finish her question, but we could tell it was going to be a good one.

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Season 4, Episode 8.

39. She gets that relationships aren’t just about two people.

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Season 2, Episode 15.

38. And that Daddy issues are a very real thing.

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Season 4, Episode 17.

37. She basically nails describing that part of a relationship where everything changes.

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Season 6, Episode 9.

36. (OK, fine, she’s a bit repetitive).

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Season 6, Episode 8.

35. But she’s also smart.

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Season 2, Episode 12.

34. And aware.

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Season 3, Episode 15.

33. And iconoclastic.

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Season 6, Episode 4.

32. And sure, she makes obvious mistakes.

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Season 6, Episode 17.

31. But not being perfect makes her a fantastic anti-hero.

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Season 4, Episode 18.

30. Besides, she isn’t afraid to accept the blame.

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Season 3, Episode 18.

29. Everyone has asked this at some point.

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Season 4, Episode 1.

28. Also this.

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Season 6, Episode 6.

27. And this.

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Season 2, Episode 2.

26. And obviously this.

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Season 2, Episode 13.

25. And no one knows the answer to this.

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Season 4, Episode 9.

24. Yes, she can be shallow.

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Season 5, Episode 4.

23. Yes, she over thinks things.

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Season 5, Episode 5.

22. And yes, loads of things she asks are absolute clichés.

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Season 4, Episode 6.

21. But she poses important questions about faith.

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Season 5, Episode 2.

20. And double standards.

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Season 4, Episode 2.

19. And hindsight.

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Season 6, Episode 7.

18. And self-awareness.

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Season 5, Episode 6.

17. OK THIS IS A VERY GOOD QUESTION.

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Season 3, Episode 13.

16. THAT’S WHY SHE ASKS IT SO OFTEN.

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Season 4, Episode 5.

15. SO SO OFTEN.

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Season 6, Episode 3.

14. This is very astute.

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Season 3, Episode 8.

13. This is now just basically philosophy.

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Season 4, Episode 3.

12. Philosophy of love.

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Season 4, Episode 12.

11. Philosophy of hearts.

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Season 6, Episode 11.

10. Philosophy of forgiveness.

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Season 4, Episode 7.

9. Philosophy of sex.

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Season 3, Episode 2.

8. (And again).

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Season 3, Episode 11.

7. Once she got very meta.

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Season 6, Episode 18.

6. This is basically where all great thinkers start, no?

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Season 3, Episode 10.

5. And this is age old.

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Season 2, Episode 18.

4. EUGHHH YOU’RE BREAKING MY HEART, CARRIE.

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Season 6, Episode 2.

3. I hear you.

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Season 2, Episode 7.

2. Loud and clear.

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Season 3, Episode 7.

1. Carrie, you’re a genius.

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Season 3, Episode 9.

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