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 Edina (41 episodes, 1992-2012)
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 Patsy (41 episodes, 1992-2012)
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 Saffron (41 episodes, 1992-2012)
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 Mother (37 episodes, 1992-2012)
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Edina Monsoon and her best friend Patsy drive Eddie's sensible daughter, Saffron, up the wall with their constant drug abuse and outrageous selfishness. Numerous in-jokes and heavy doses of cruel humour have made this series a cult hit in the UK and abroad. Written by Alexander Lum <aj_lum@postoffice.utas.edu.au>

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Sin is in, sweetie.

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The cameo role of Patsy's sister Jackie Stone (based loosely on Jacqueline Kennedy) was originally intended for Charlotte Rampling but she declined. Kate O'Mara was cast instead. See more »

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Saffie: [commenting on Patsy's new Botox look] You look like a haggis with pointed toes. A tight old bladder skin holding together some rotting offal.
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At the end of series four's credits, a clip of David Bowie singing "Ziggy Stardust" has been inserted. See more »

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This Wheel's On Fire
Written by Bob Dylan and Rick Danko
Performed by Julie Driscoll and Adrian Edmondson
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The British still kick the American's rears when it comes to comedy.
12 November 2001 | by See all my reviews

With the great news that Jennifer Saunders has a new batch of AB FAB episodes ready for us, my enthusiasm for this show is still high. Although I'm probably not the average AB FAB fan, I'm high on British comedy, and I watched this series religiously when it was on T.V. in the mid-90s. This show is awesome. The British know how to make you laugh.

Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley play Edina and Patsy, two flower children who still live the high life. Forever drinking, smoking, sexing, and taking drugs; these two spend their free time taking pot shots at celebrities while abusing Edina's straight-laced daughter Saffron (Julie Sawalha). These two are the funniest characters ever conceived in a long time. Filled with incredible character development, excellent scripts, and excellent acting, you won't find a comedy better than this. Ever since this show, I really like it when someone calls me "sweetie"!

And Ms. Saunders hasn't lost her touch, as the first new episode shows that they haven't lost their touch, the show still is a laugh riot. If you're sick of America's attempts at humour, the Brits will cure you of that.


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