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(1992–2012)

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Despite playing mother and daughter, Jennifer Saunders is only 10 years older than co-star Julia Sawalha.
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The inspiration for casting Joanna Lumley as Patsy came from a sketch on The Full Wax (1991) in which Ruby Wax interviewed Lumley, where the actress (who had previously been seen as a prim and proper English rose) played herself as a drunk, cocaine addicted washed up has-been.
The name of Jennifer Saunders' character, Eddy Monsoon, is a play on her husband's last name, Edmondson. Adrian Edmondson previously used the name Eddy Monsoon himself for a character that appears in _"Comic Strip Presents, The" (1982)_.
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All five of the main character's real names begin with the letter J.
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In the episode "The Last Shout, part 1", Patsy Stone makes reference to "when I was a Bond Girl"; the actress who portrays Patsy, Joanna Lumley, actually played a Bond girl in On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969).
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Jane Horrocks originally auditioned for the part of Saffron, but Jennifer Saunders adapted and expanded the role of Bubble for her instead.
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Ranked #24 in TV Guide's list of the "25 Top Cult Shows Ever!" (30 May 2004 issue).
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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.
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The series started out as a single sketch on French and Saunders (1987), entitled "The Modern Mother and Daughter".
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In the episode "Morrocco" the houseboy is named Yentob. Alan Yentob was then the director of BBC1.
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It is revealed that Patsy's sister, Jackie Stone, was born in 1922. It is also stated that their mother gave birth to them when she was around fifty, meaning Patsy's mother was born in the 1870's.
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During Pride Week in New York City, in 2002, Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders served as judges at a Edina & Patsy-lookalike competition at a gay bar.
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Jennifer Saunders and June Whitfield also reunited on Friends (1994). Whitfield played the housekeeper to Saunders's character, Andrea Waltham.
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