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Absolutely Fabulous 

TV-14 | | Comedy | TV Series (1992–2012)
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The wild misadventures of Edina Monsoon and her best friend Patsy Stone, who live in a near-constant haze of drugged, drunken selfishness.
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Cast

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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Edina Monsoon and her best friend Patsy drive Eddie's sensible daughter, Saffron, up the wall with their constant drug abuse and outrageous selfishness. Written by Alexander Lum <aj_lum@postoffice.utas.edu.au>

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Sin is in, sweetie.

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Official Sites:

BBC Online

Country:

UK

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English | French

Release Date:

24 July 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Absolutely Fabulous See more »

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Runtime:

(24 episodes) | (2 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

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 The Comic Strip Presents... (1982). See more »

Quotes

Patsy: It's fabulous, darling.
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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

Title song "Wheels on Fire" was performed by Deborah Harry in the 5th series in the UK only. Due to licensing rights, the song is replaced with a non-vocal version for US release. The Debbie Harry version was put back into the show for the reruns on Oxygen. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Hard Quiz: Episode #4.8 (2019) See more »

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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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The British still kick the American's rears when it comes to comedy.
12 November 2001 | by BlackJack_BSee 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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