The wild misadventures of Edina "Eddy" Monsoon and her best friend Patsy Stone, who live in a nearly constant haze of drugged, drunken selfishness.
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Series cast summary:
Jennifer Saunders ...  Edina 39 episodes, 1992-2012
Joanna Lumley ...  Patsy / ... 39 episodes, 1992-2012
Julia Sawalha ...  Saffron 39 episodes, 1992-2012
June Whitfield ...  Mother 36 episodes, 1992-2012
Jane Horrocks ...  Bubble / ... 32 episodes, 1992-2012


British sitcom about the misadventures of two high-powered career women, active on the London fashion scene. Edina "Eddy" Monsoon is a professional public relations agent, who owns her own PR firm. Patricia "Patsy" Stone is the fashion director in a top British magazine. In their professional lives, they are rather successful. They spend their free time by constantly indulging in cigarettes, alcohol and recreational drugs, while trying to stay young and to relive their glory days in the Mod subculture. Written by Dimos I

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Sin is in, sweetie.




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In season four, episode one, "Parralox", Edina (Jennifer Saunders) ends up with a Smart Car due to a mix-up by Bubble (Jane Horrocks) with Patsy (Joanna Lumley) memorably having to ride in the boot. In real-life, Joanna Lumley owns a Smart Car, describing it as "the best car I've ever owned." See more »


Saffie: I am getting married.
Bo: [delighted] Hallellujah! Praise the Lord! Let's speak in tongues - boolooloolooloolooloo!
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Crazy Credits

At the end of series four's credits, a clip of David Bowie singing "Ziggy Stardust" has been inserted. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the episode "Death", when Edina is having a midnight snack, she quotes lyrics from a Madonna song to Saffy. This scene was included on the initial TV broadcast of the show, but has been removed from many DVD versions of the series due to copyright problems. See more »


Referenced in Countdown: Episode #73.12 (2015) See more »


This Wheel's On Fire
Written by Bob Dylan and Rick Danko
Performed by Debbie Harry (as Deborah Harry) and Adrian Edmondson
(Series 5 Theme Song)
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Absolutely Amazing Show
29 January 2005 | by skillwithaquillSee all my reviews

I'm going to be honest. The first time I saw the show, I didn't like it one bit. It annoyed me and I didn't find it funny. But one afternoon I was stuck in bed with a cold and Absolutely Fabulous happened to be on. I decided to give it another chance.

Wow, am I glad that I gave it second chance!

Absolutely Fabulous has a definite oddball sense of humor that can be really hilarious. I find myself laughing out loud at the oddest comments and jokes. Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders are a great team and never cease to impress me. I own almost all the DVDs and I don't typically buy television shows on DVD, usless I really enjoy them. As the tag line says, sin is in, sweetie! 10/10

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Release Date:

24 July 1994 (USA) See more »

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(37 episodes) | (2 episodes)

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