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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

Pet Shop Boys created an homage song of this show for Comic Relief in 1994, titled "Absolutely Fabulous", which featured dialogue from this show. It debuted at number two in Australia, which was also the highest peak position for them in that country. See more »

Quotes

Eddie: Get ready for this, sweetie.
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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

Episode #3.03 "Sex" was deemed "too adult" for the BBC, and wasn't allowed to air until the nudity was faded out. Since the first showing, the BBC has lightened up, and the episode aired the full version in 2000. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Struck by Lightning (2012) 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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Absolutely Fabulous it will always be!
28 December 2003 | by StockardSee all my reviews

Absolutely fabulous is exactly what the title says. i didn't start watching until the third series but as soon as i saw one episode i was hooked. I bought every single series and they are all fantastic and no matter how many times i watch them they never fail to make me laugh. I really enjoy seeing the various ways Patsy and Edina can walk up Eddie's stairs and come down them! And the way they both get out of their cars!


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Official Sites:

BBC Online

Country:

UK

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

24 July 1994 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(37 episodes) | (2 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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