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Absolutely Fabulous 

TV-14 | | Comedy | TV Series (1992–2012)
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The wild misadventures of Edina "Eddy" Monsoon and her best friend Patsy Stone, who live in a nearly constant haze of drugged, drunken selfishness.
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2012   2011   2004   2003   2002   2001   … See all »
9 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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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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The wild misadventures of Edina "Eddy" Monsoon and her best friend Patsy Stone, who live in a nearly constant haze of drugged, drunken selfishness.

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Sin is in, sweetie.

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Comedy

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Trivia

Edina's middle names are Margaret and Rose. See more »

Quotes

Bubble: Black matter is dragging us all towards eternal dalmatian... And before long we will all be cloned and turned into sheep. So, to avoid this fate, I am being picked up by a spaceship that is hidden in the tail of an approaching comet.
[doorbell rings]
Bubble: That'll be them buzzing now.
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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

Title song "Wheels on Fire" was performed by Deborah Harry in the 5th series in the UK only. Due to licensing rights, the song is replaced with a non-vocal version for US release. The Debbie Harry version was put back into the show for the reruns on Oxygen. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Derek: Episode #1.1 (2013) See more »

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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 Britlaw1See 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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Official Sites:

BBC Online

Country:

UK

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English | French

Release Date:

24 July 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(37 episodes) | (2 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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