When we were younger, long before we could understand self-indulged dialogue and Samantha crude one-liners, we tuned into Sex And The City for… well, the sex. And while there were a number of sex scenes that *stick out* in our mind, this one was so shocking, it got cut by HBO (and that’s saying something).

The scene was set to air in The Monogamists (Season 1), in which Charlotte was dating a guy Michael, who repeatedly forced her head down towards, well, his head. He also had a dog called Butterscotch, (can you see where this is going?)

Creator Darren Starr and Amy B. Harris divulged the details to Vanity Fair:

“He basically was always pushing her head down to give him oral sex. And he had this golden retriever who was always around,” said Starr.

The already iconic scene was originally far more risqué (HBO)

“She basically let him have it about being offended by his insistence on just wanting a blow job. She accused him of only liking her for that and kind of stormed out. And then she walked back in and saw that his golden retriever was going down on him.”

Harris continued, “It’s sort of horrifying that we shot that.

“We shot him putting peanut butter on his penis, and Charlotte walks back in like, ‘Oh, I’m being unreasonable,’ and then she sees that … I can’t believe we even thought about doing it.”

Well, even by their standards, perhaps bestiality was a little too far.