There’s a lost “Sex and the City” opening credit sequence, and Carrie’s iconic tutu is GONE

In the age of the internet, it seems like every day we get a reunion or long lost episode, or even just new insight, into shows we grew up with. Now, we have alternate opening credits for Sex and the City, and we’re SHOCKED and APPALLED because Carrie isn’t wearing her iconic tutu that we all spent most of our lives wishing we were cool and eccentric enough to pull off.

It also never really occurred to us that there were alternate opening credits for TV shows, but now that we know this exists for Sex and the City, we’re hoping that, like, every show ever shares with us the credits that could’ve been because that is exactly what we want to spend all of our free time watching.

Talking to Entertainment Weekly, Sex and the City creator Darren Starr explained:

“There were two wardrobes. One was the tutu, and we did one pass where Sarah Jessica was wearing a blue dress and didn’t get splashed; instead, she trips when she sees the ad, creator Darren Star recalls of filming in March 1998 on Fifth Avenue near Manhattan’s Plaza Hotel. “In my mind, it was a nod to The Dick Van Dyke show, but we didn’t use it. It’s in the archives. 

Check out the title credits that never were below!

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Carrie’s tutu immediately became an iconic look for her character, so it’s weird to think there’s probably a bubble universe somewhere that it isn’t. Even cooler than seeing the Carrie-that-might-have-been was finding out the thought process behind her tutu:

“It was very difficult for the producers to understand the tutu. Sarah Jessica and I were fighting for it, and Darren said, ‘Okay, but I want other outfits as possibilities.' It was such a brilliant choice because, in a way, Carrie’s dancing through her life in New York."

We’re SO glad the tutu won out, even though we loved seeing these credits.