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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:

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UK

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English | French

Release Date:

24 July 1994 (USA) See more »

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Absolutely Fabulous See more »

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(24 episodes) | (2 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Two American remakes failed to get off the ground. The first was developed in the 90s by Roseanne Barr, which would star Carrie Fisher and Barbara Carrera. In 2008 BBC and Sony were developing a new remake for Fox, with Kathryn Hahn as Eddy and Kristen Johnston as Patsy. Neither shows were picked up for a full season order. See more »

Quotes

Bubble: Don't ask me. I for sure *don't* know.
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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

The shot of Eddie snorting cocaine to wake up in the morning (looking in the mirror) in episode #3.01 "Door Handle" was taken out after the first run of the show and was left out for syndication. It was later put back in the DVD releases. See more »


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Written by Bob Dylan and Rick Danko
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They're back, sweetie, and louder than ever!
24 November 2001 | by Vince-5See all my reviews

In the current climate of social restriction and political correctness, there is something very liberating about watching people do all the things society tells us are bad without one iota of regret. This is made even more powerful by making the characters a pair of middle-aged, upper-crust women who "should know better."

Who says Brits are stuffy? In the outrageous world of jet-setters Edina Monsoon (Jennifer Saunders--is there anything she CAN'T do?) and Patsy Stone (Joanna Lumley), moderation is but a myth, darling! These two babes are BENEATH the Valley of the Dolls--piles of pills, mountains of coke, gallons of Bolly-Stoli cocktails...and whatever else is fashionable at the present time. They slavishly follow trends, kiss the butts of celebrities, torment Eddy's straight-laced daughter Saffron (Julia Sawalha), and basically do whatever must be done to get exactly what they want, when they want it. There are no lessons, no judgments, no treacly sentimental bits to tug at one's heartstrings. Thank bloody God!

AbFab is the perfect alternative for those repulsed by the sugary sewage typically pumped through the picture tube, where everyone does "the right thing" ("Don't do that in front of me or I'll throw up!"). Sharp in all departments, with a terrific cast, hilarious (and surprisingly true) writing, and a gorgeously gaudy wardrobe for Eddy ("Lacroix, sweetie!"). And best of all, after a five-year absence, THEY ARE BACK! These lovable lushes have NOT had their Last Shout--and don't you dare think they've mellowed! Joyously self-absorbed chaos is still the name of the game, and nobody plays it better than Eddy and Patsy.

"All right, cheers, thanks a lot."


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