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Absolutely Fabulous 

TV-14 | | Comedy | TV Series (1992–2012)
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The wild misadventures of Edina "Eddy" Monsoon (Jennifer Saunders) and her best friend Patsy Stone (Joanna Lumley), 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
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The wild misadventures of Edina "Eddy" Monsoon (Jennifer Saunders) and her best friend Patsy Stone (Joanna Lumley), who live in a nearly constant haze of drugged, drunken selfishness.

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Sin is in, sweetie.

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Trivia

Script Editor Ruby Wax revealed that Jennifer Saunders would write the script the evening before filming, and the only time Saunders produced an entire script was for the pilot episode, which she had written in pencil in a textbook. See more »

Quotes

[to daughter Saffron]
Eddie: With any luck we'd get Roman Polanski interested in you.
Patsy: She was never young enough for him.
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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

A few scenes were omitted from US versions of episode #5.05 "Birthin'" that revolved around Katey Grin's "Chicago" antics. The full versions have only been seen in the U.K, and weren't even put in the DVD set. See more »

Connections

Featured in Zomergasten: Episode #24.3 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Back and darker than ever
9 December 2001 | by Britlaw1See all my reviews

Another six new episodes were shown in the UK in September and October 2001 after a gap of five years, probably after the pilot for a new Saunders series ('Mirrorball') with virtually the same cast got nowhere.

The new series was much darker than the earlier ones, and if you thought they were cruel wait till you see these.

That said it is still the funniest thing on. It is shaping up to be a classic like 'Steptoe and Son' - (for our American readers it was remade for you from our scripts as Sandford and Son) and with the same generational battle going on, with the main premise being the reversal of the usual roles, so that the young daughter is the responsible one.

Joanna Lumley, one of the nicest actresses around and an occasional columnist in the 'Times' again invests Patsy with great power dressing, disdainful looks that can curdle milk and horrendous self interest.

Jane Horrocks (who has grown to be a huge star from her original bit part in this show nearly ten years ago) still appears as Bubble in the new series but now has a dual role as an inane but ambitious day time chat queen Katy Grin.

Ruby Wax is again script editor and her influence is obvious in some of the sharper lines, and as in the third series she does a cameo (as a moustachioed post menopausal woman)in the episode about Eddie reaching the 'change'.

Has a huge gay following (well Patsy virtually is a drag queen, a point made several times in the third series)- in the UK gay pubs and clubs scheduled their events not to clash with its 9pm Friday slot on BBC1.


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Official Sites:

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English | French

Release Date:

24 July 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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(37 episodes) | (2 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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