On Eddy's fortieth birthday, which she is dreading, Saffy cooks her a special meal but the guests are not the celebrities Eddy had wanted but her mother, her ex-husbands Justin and his ... See full summary »

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On Eddy's fortieth birthday, which she is dreading, Saffy cooks her a special meal but the guests are not the celebrities Eddy had wanted but her mother, her ex-husbands Justin and his boyfriend Oliver and Marshall with his American girlfriend Mo, plus Patsy. Eddy is an ungracious birthday girl, alienating her guests and finally retreating upstairs from the basement kitchen to get stoned with Patsy while her ex-husbands plan to cut off her alimony. Written by don @ minifie-1

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17 December 1992 (UK)  »

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It is revealed that Edina is 40. See more »

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When Eddie slides down the stairs you can see the clear plastic ramp going down the length of the stairs, and when she crashes into the wall, you can see that part of the wall was made by padding so she wouldn't hurt herself. You can see the padding bend as her head hits it. See more »

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[first lines]
Saffron: Morning.
Eddie: Hello death, hello oblivion. What time is it, darling?
Saffron: Ten.
Eddie: Oh, God, I'd better be off.
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References The Waltons (1971) See more »

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Hpuse of the Rising Sun'
(as "To Do What I Have Done")
Traditional, arrange by Alan Price
Performed by Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley
(Sung on the karaoke machine towards the end of the episode)
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Edina turns 40 and things are looking nasty!
7 April 2007 | by (Lancaster, Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

"Birthday" features a gathering of family and friends for Edina's fortieth birthday, but it seems Edina has gotten out of the wrong side of the bed! Saffy's guest list includes Justin, and his boyfriend, Oliver (played by Gary Beadle, who also played Oliver in the "Happy New Year" episode, and the special, "The Last Shout.") Edina's mother is also on hand for the birthday lunch and festivities. Patsy arrives by way of motorcycle. Edina's first ex-husband, Marshall, and his girlfriend Bo are on the guest list, and they are introduced in this episode. As usual, Serge is mentioned but absent for the birthday event. During the gathering it is learned that Marshall and Justin are both paying support on Edina's household. The ex-husbands decide to look into the matter, which is later solved in the "Poor" episode. One of Edina's birthday gifts is a karaoke entertainment system, which Edina and Patsy use to full advantage! They even sing the show's theme song!


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