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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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Storyline

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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Comedy

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Official Sites:

BBC Online

Country:

UK

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

24 July 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Absolutely Fabulous See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(24 episodes) | (2 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The cameo role of Patsy's sister Jackie Stone (based loosely on Jacqueline Kennedy) was originally intended for Charlotte Rampling but she declined. Kate O'Mara was cast instead. See more »

Quotes

Eddie: Sweetie, what are you drinking?
Patsy: Oh, this? Chanel No. 5.
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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

From "Door Handle":
  • An extended sequence of Patsy in the car after she gets a breast-check from Saffy. She says to Eddy "You know, that bitch daughter of yours really does know a thing or two." They then go on to talk about "mamoliograms."
  • An extended version of the scene where Eddy and Patsy arrive at the airport. Patsy is stoned and feels sad because she thinks that their plane is leaving without them (she's looking at a statue of a 747 taking off).
  • On board the plane, Eddy complains because there's no curtain to separate first class from coach.
  • In New York, a group of transvestite prostitutes mistake Patsy for one of them and ask where her she buys her clothes (this scene was edited into "The End")
  • In New York, Eddy and Patsy go to a rug store, where Patsy gets stuck in one of the displays.
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Referenced in De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #10.22 (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

This Wheel's On Fire
Written by Bob Dylan and Rick Danko
Performed by Julie Driscoll and Adrian Edmondson
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By Far: The Best in U.K. Comedy
22 August 2002 | by hollywood1970See all my reviews

What can I say about this series but "BRAVO". Saunders is a brilliant writer and an even better comedian/actor. This is one of those rare TV comedies that can be watched over and over and NEVER gets old. American television has yet to equal the witty, dry humor of Brit TV. AbFab has really set the standard for both American and English TV sitcoms. I pray that Saunders will find the inspiration to continue writing and indulge us with another series of her fabulous show.


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