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Mr. Big

Chris Noth

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Image credit: Sex and the City: Craig Blankenhorn

Why we loved ''Sex and the City'''s Mr. Big

Who knew all those years ago, when Big stopped on the street to help Carrie pick up the strip of condoms that had fallen out of her purse, that one of the great television romances was about to begin? He was retro to her trendy, cigar-chomping to her cigarette-puffing, smug to her soulful. Granted, Big was difficult, cocky, and had a phobia of the C-word (easy, Samantha, we mean ''commitment''). But he was also the guy who scored a horse-drawn carriage to take Carrie to the hospital when Miranda was giving birth, the ex who brought a bouquet of red balloons on her otherwise horrible 35th birthday, the closet romantic who, when asked by Carrie if he'd ever been in love, answered with that devilish grin, ''Abso-f---in'-lutely.''
Originally posted Feb 19, 2004

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