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Absolutely Fabulous (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. Numerous in-jokes and heavy doses of... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
 Edina (41 episodes, 1992-2012)
 Patsy (41 episodes, 1992-2012)
 Saffron (41 episodes, 1992-2012)
June Whitfield ...
 Mother (37 episodes, 1992-2012)
 Bubble / ... (33 episodes, 1992-2012)


Edina Monsoon and her best friend Patsy drive Eddie's sensible daughter, Saffron, up the wall with their constant drug abuse and outrageous selfishness. Numerous in-jokes and heavy doses of cruel humour have made this series a cult hit in the UK and abroad. Written by Alexander Lum <aj_lum@postoffice.utas.edu.au>

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Release Date:

24 July 1994 (USA)  »

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(24 episodes) | (2 episodes)

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Did You Know?


Jennifer Saunders and June Whitfield also reunited on Friends (1994). Whitfield played the housekeeper to Saunders's character, Andrea Waltham. See more »


Saffie: My life just flashed before my eyes.
Eddie: What was it like? A Bergman film without the jokes?
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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 »


Referenced in Very Important Pennis: Very Important Pennis: Part 2 (1996) See more »


This Wheel's On Fire
Written by Bob Dylan and Rick Danko
Performed by Julie Driscoll and Adrian Edmondson
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Back and darker than ever
9 December 2001 | by (London UK) – See all my reviews

Another six new episodes were shown in the UK in September and October 2001 after a gap of five years, probably after the pilot for a new Saunders series ('Mirrorball') with virtually the same cast got nowhere.

The new series was much darker than the earlier ones, and if you thought they were cruel wait till you see these.

That said it is still the funniest thing on. It is shaping up to be a classic like 'Steptoe and Son' - (for our American readers it was remade for you from our scripts as Sandford and Son) and with the same generational battle going on, with the main premise being the reversal of the usual roles, so that the young daughter is the responsible one.

Joanna Lumley, one of the nicest actresses around and an occasional columnist in the 'Times' again invests Patsy with great power dressing, disdainful looks that can curdle milk and horrendous self interest.

Jane Horrocks (who has grown to be a huge star from her original bit part in this show nearly ten years ago) still appears as Bubble in the new series but now has a dual role as an inane but ambitious day time chat queen Katy Grin.

Ruby Wax is again script editor and her influence is obvious in some of the sharper lines, and as in the third series she does a cameo (as a moustachioed post menopausal woman)in the episode about Eddie reaching the 'change'.

Has a huge gay following (well Patsy virtually is a drag queen, a point made several times in the third series)- in the UK gay pubs and clubs scheduled their events not to clash with its 9pm Friday slot on BBC1.

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