Absolutely Fabulous (1992–2012)
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While making one of her sporadic appearances at work, Patsy is roped into appearing on television in a makeover segment, and is forced to turn to Saffron for help.


Bob Spiers


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Episode cast overview:
Jennifer Saunders ... Edina
Joanna Lumley ... Patsy
Julia Sawalha ... Saffron
Kathy Burke ... Magda
Harriet Thorpe ... Fleur
Helen Lederer ... Catriona
June Whitfield ... Mother
Eleanor Bron ... Patsy's Mother
Adrian Edmondson ... Hamish
Dawn French ... Kathy


Patsy has moved in with the Monsoons whilst her flat is being fumigated and Saffy does not find her a welcome guest though Patsy herself is jealous when Eddy gets a date. Patsy finally goes to work but needs a map to find the office where she edits her magazine and on arrival alienates all her models. So she comes up with a plan to give Saffy and Mother make-overs on television but,since Saffy is her natural enemy,she has to win over her with a sob-story about how she was neglected by her own mother,never knew her father and relied on Eddy's mother to give her those little humanising qualities. Written by don @ minifie-1

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A model of the Starship Enterprise in Saffron's room suggests that she is a Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) fan. In episode #3.03 "Sex", there is another model of the Enterprise in Serge's room. See more »


When Patsy tells Saffy her story, there aren't any DNA models within reach. When the flashback ends, she's suddenly playing with one. See more »


[first lines]
Edina: Oh, God! Oh, sweetie!
[burglar alarm starts wailing]
Edina: Oh, God! Saff! Darling!
[Saffron turns off the alarm]
Saffron: [explaining how to turn it off] Zero, zero, zero, enter.
Edina: Stupid little thing...
Saffron: I made it the simplest number possible, so that even a fool could remember it, but I overestimated you again.
Edina: Well, what's the point of it, if it's just going to make a bloody racket all the time?
Saffron: It's supposed to.
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References Good Morning Britain (1983) See more »

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You can never have enough hats, shoes and gloves.
12 December 2019 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

Patsy has a job! I always thought it was the most random part of Absolutely Fabulous, Patsy actually being employed. We are introduced to her fabulous, zany bunch of colleagues, including the wonderful, rough around the edges Magda.

It's a joy to watch, so funny, in particular the scene where a desperate Patsy manipulates Saffy into becoming her model, and of course Patsy's stint on mid morning television with the marvellous Dawn French.

An excellent send off to the first series. It's one of the best. 9/10

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17 December 1992 (UK) See more »

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