Sex and the City fans are today remembering the brilliance of Stanford Blatch, after actor Willie Garson’s death aged 57.
Garson died on Tuesday surrounded by family after a short illness; he had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
While Garson had many TV and film roles throughout his career, including Mozzie on White Collar, it was his performance as Stanford on Sex and the City he will be most remembered for.
Garson played Carrie Bradshaw’s gay best friend Stanford from season one to season six of the show, appearing in 27 episodes, as well as both spin-off films in 2008 and 2010 – the sequel opened with Stanford and Anthony Marantino’s wedding, featuring a guest performance from Liza Minnelli.
He had reprised his role for the upcoming limited series And Just Like That…, and had been pictured filming with Sarah Jessica Parker (Carrie Bradshaw) and Mario Cantone (Anthony Marantino) in New York City.
In remembrance of the iconic character, here are some of Stanford’s most iconic quotes from Sex and the City.
Stanford: Fix me up.
Carrie: How do you even know he’s gay?
Stanford: I’ve seen him roller blading on eighth avenue. That’s enough.
Stanford on cigarettes
Carrie: What is wrong with cigarettes?
Stanford: Nothing, they’re fabulous!
Stanford on The Vagina Monologues
Stanford: I can only stay a few minutes. I’ve got tickets to the Vagina Monologues.
Stanford: Just because I don’t eat at the restaurant, doesn’t mean I can’t hear the specials.
Stanford on psychiatrists
Stanford: How can you not have a shrink? This is Manhattan. Even the shrinks have shrinks. I have three.
Carrie: No, you don’t.
Stanford: Yes, one for when I want to be cuddled, one for when I want tough love and one for when I want to look at a beautiful man.
Carrie: That’s sick!
Stanford: Which is why I see the other two.
Stanford on monogamy
Monogamy is on its way out again. It had a brief comeback in the 90s, but as the millennium approaches, everyone’s leaving their options open.
Stanford on catwalk drama
(After Heidi Klum steps over Carrie when she falls over the runway) Oh my god, she’s fashion roadkill!
Stanford on rejection
Puberty is a phase, fifteen years of rejection is a lifestyle.
Stanford on Sleeping Beauty
Carrie: Oh God I love Sleeping Beauty! The music, the sets, the costumes! It’s so romantic!
Stanford: You only like it because she gets to sleep for a hundred years and she doesn’t age.
Stanford on his hobbies
We all judge. That’s our hobby. Some people do arts and crafts. We judge.
Credit: Original article published here.