Watch: Thanks to Bea Arthur, 'And Just Like That' Was Parodied Even Before It Was Made

Thursday July 15, 2021

Sally Struthers, Charlotte Rae, Beatrice Arthur and Katherine Helmund in the "Sex and the Classics" skit from the 2006 TV Land Awards
Sally Struthers, Charlotte Rae, Beatrice Arthur and Katherine Helmund in the "Sex and the Classics" skit from the 2006 TV Land Awards   

Long before "And Just Like That" was just an idea in Sarah Jessica Parker's brain, a parody starring Beatrice Arthur nailed the upcoming reboot.


Called "Sex and the Classics," the five-minute parody of a "Sex and the City" episode aired on the TVLand Awards in 2007 featuring Arthur as Carrie Bradshaw, who asks the question (evoking Parker in front of her laptop), "And I couldn't help but wonder: Can you be a classic and still have it going on?" The moment is followed by Arthur picking up an iconic Cosmo and pouring fiber powder into it.

The video also features Sally Struthers as Samantha, Charlotte Rae as Miranda and Katherine Helmund as Charlotte, and features a scene of the three of them being picked up by some younger men outside a club and doing shots with them in a club.

"I've had hot flashes that are more fun than this," says Samantha. "Let's get out of here."

Watch the hilarious parody below: