This BBC comedy skit show is the brainchild of longtime comedy duo Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders. Each episode would feature satire on British life, television, and parodies on big box ... See full summary »
In the episode "Morrocco" the houseboy is named Yentob. Alan Yentob was then the director of BBC1. See more »
[commenting on Patsy's new Botox look]
You look like a haggis with pointed toes. A tight old bladder skin holding together some rotting offal.
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At the end of series four's credits, a clip of David Bowie singing "Ziggy Stardust" has been inserted. See more »
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.
"Absolutely Fabulous" is, without a doubt, one of the funniest shows to ever come across the pond from the U.K.! Apparently, the sitcom's subject matter and flat-out political incorrectness made it too edgy for local PBS stations to run. Instead, the cable channel COMEDY CENTRAL acquired the initial US rights from the BBC in the mid-1990s. The rest is history.
AB FAB (as we fans refer to it with affection) is the saga of Edina Monsoon (Eddy) and her fabulous pal Patsy Stone. Eddy & Patsy do everything in life to excess - drink, smoke, party. While Eddy has a PR firm (she represents LuLu) and a shop, her main income comes from the alimony her two ex-husbands give her. Eddy lives in a nice home in London's Holland Park area with her stuffed-shirt daughter Saffron (Saffy) who is the opposite of Eddy in every way. Patsy, on the other hand, has a flat above Oddbins, a liquor store. Also on hand was Eddy's bubble-headed assistant Bubble and her widowed mother (referred to as 'Gran' by Saffy) AB FAB was an instant hit here in the US - the initial 3 series of 18 episodes (6 eps in 1992, 6 in 1994 & 6 in 1995) were played to the hilt by Comedy Central. Roseanne the comedienne even bought the rights to update the series for US television, but nothing ever materialized. In 2002 Comedy Central, in joint production with the BBC, produced 6 more AB FABS eps. In these new episodes, viewers learned that in this post-9/11 world, Eddy and Patsy hadn't changed a bit. In 2004, the cable channel Oxygen teamed with the BBC and had another series of 7 episodes produced. There were also 2 AB FAB specials produced as well.
Sin is in, Sweetie!!
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