"White Box" is an episode of Absolutely Fabulous starring Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, and Julia Sawalha. Eddy wants to redecorate. She calls on interior designers Bettina and Max, for advice.


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Episode credited cast:
... Edina
... Patsy
... Saffron
... Bubble
... Mother
... Kunz
... Crystalline
... Bettina
Patrick Barlow ... Max
... Bo
... Marshall
... Yoko
Terence Conran ... Himself (as Sir Terence Conran)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... Catriona
Mya-Lecia Naylor ... Jane


Max and Bettina reappear,now divorced as Max is gay and Bettina has reverted to being a minimalist. She designs a kitchen for Eddy which is so minimal that it is little more than a white box,with even the stairs removed and even Eddy hates it. After she and Patsy pay a visit to designer Terence Conran and his American colleague Kunz,Eddy recalls that she saw her dream kitchen in a previous life and brings in medium Crystalline to regress her so that she can get its details. Saffy returns with Jane but no John as she found out at their African wedding that he had other wives. She does not take kindly to the disruption and,since the house is in her name,evicts Eddy and Patsy who end up camping out in Terence Conran's shop window. Written by don @ minifie-1

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25 December 2004 (UK)  »

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Guest star Miranda Hart would later use Edina's kitchen set as her shop set on the tv show Miranda. See more »


In the episode "New Best Friend" from season 2 when the characters Bettina and Max were first introduced, they had a baby boy. Throughout the episode the baby was always referred to as 'he'. In the 2004 special "White Box", the child had grown up enough to sign itself up for boarding school, but the child was always referred to as "she" in the "White Box" episode. See more »


Crystalline: You may notice a change in my voice
[adopts a West Indian patois]
Crystalline: Feel da rhythm of da beat as I take you; feel da rhythm of the beat.
[adopts her normal voice]
Crystalline: No that's not a good voice. That's the kind of voice that starts out OK but always ends uuuuuup Canadian.
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References Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) See more »


Walkin' Down The Road
Performed by Jennifer Saunders
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