Absolutely Fabulous

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  1. earllogjam

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    This show is probably the funniest, sickest, twisted British sitcom to come to the States. Was it a big hit in England?

    Anyone know the story behind how the show came to be? Any Eddie and Patsy fans here?

    BBC - Comedy - Absolutely Fabulous

    Memorable episodes

    - The one where they go to France and end up staying at the inn keeper's residence instead of the big house.

    - Adopting 1000 Romanian babies.
     
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    I adore Ab-Fab, it's one of my favorite shows! I had a friend in London who was the quintessential Patsy... looked like her and drank like a fish too. Always went to Harvey Nick's bar for a stoly and slim line tonic to warm up before happy hour.

    Great episodes:

    The trip to Morocco where Patsy sells Saffron into white slavery

    Doorhandle episode where E&P fly to NYC to finish remodeling the house
     

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    Morocco was fucking hysterical...They gals keep warning Saffron about the heat then the airport doors open and the two of them faint straight down. ...not to mention getting the bags off the belt and they end up on the belt. I can't always make out what they are saying but I guess it never really mattered.
     
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    Love it darling.

    My fav episode is where they have the sleep over at the arabian hotel and the daughter wakes up with a sore ass, and a muscle hunk winks at her.
     
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    " I met this windscreen washer at the lights Buns so tight he was bouncing off the walls." - classic Patsy.
    Another one -
    Saffron - " How can you even look at that stuff, It's demeaning to women !!"
    Patsy - " What are you talking about ? She's the one with the whip !!"

    I'm gonna buy the whole series on dvd when I get the money. Admittedly the earlier seasons are funnier that the last two, but even then the laughs are quite good when they hit their mark.
     
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    The BBC wouldn't commission several series of a show that wasn't a hit.The idea for the show came from a sketch in the French & Saunders series.
     
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    PATSY: Water? What's that?

    EDDIE: It's a mixer, darling. You mix it with Scotch.

    not sure what episode that was but I love them all I recall one that they both got totally smashed on the wine they were sampling....

    I'm a wine freak..... drank almost a whole bottle of French Syrah last night going to polish it off tonight ...
     
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    I love AbFab! I have every season on DVD and I know every episode by heart. I sometimes sprinkle my posts here with quotes from it, as it was an entirely quotable series!

    As with most things at LPSG, it's been discussed before: Ab Fab Appreciation Thread
     
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    Was it a big hit in England? My god, man! Do bears wear lether? Is the Pope a Nazi? Does Dolly Parton sleep on her back? Ab Fab and Fawlty Towers are the Sistine Chapels of sitcoms. (That's a quote from somewhere) Patsy has become a drag queen icon.

    Definitely buy the DVD set, especially if it has bonus material. My set includes plenty of bloopers and behind-the-scenes stuff which is splendid. Cigarette continuity apparently proved a challenge. They used to use real Bolly until one memorable occasion when Joanna Lumley actually did get drunk and remind everyone that she was a Bond Girl. And the lightning speed with which the actress playing Saffron (Julia Sawallah?) could be laughing and joking one moment and become the seething, passive-aggressive daughter the next is breathtaking and extremely funny. "Please no jokes while I'm acting." she is oft heard to say.

    Between the first set of series and the revival was a special edition in which Saffron almost gets married. It's sometimes not included in boxed sets. Make sure you get it.
     
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    Yes, I have that "Wedding Special," along with the New York special, on a separate DVD titled "Absolutely Special." I bought the first three seasons when they came in a pink-colored fold-out package, but they've since re-released them in a regular DVD-type case. I like mine better though!
     
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    Here are some memorable lines.....


    Eddie: [to Saffy] Oh, darling, Mummy loves you. On the day you were born I *knew* I wanted you...

    Patsy: However, the day after...

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    Patsy: The last mosquito that bit me had to book into the Betty Ford Clinic.

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    [on the significance of awards]
    Eddie: They don't matter, do they, darling?... Awards, Pats?

    Patsy: Oh, Eddy. We've been here before.

    Eddie: It's just... you know... I WANT one. I don't just want one, darling, I NEED one. My career is on a toboggan run of failure at the moment... I just need one. It's the only thing that seems to mean ANYthing these days... I need one now before the menopause drags me into her gaping jaws. Before my creative hormonal oil-well dribbles to a halt. Before my bottom becomes just a patch-work quilt of monkey glands, darling.

    Saffie: But, Mom, menopause can be a very exhilarating and positive experience for a woman.

    Eddie: Oooh, yes. And the curse is a blessing and childbirth is painless. No. Unless that gaping hole on my mantle piece is filled pretty soon, darling, I might as well... I might as well lick this light-switch and do us all a favour, darling...

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    Eddie: Sweetie what are you drinking?

    Patsy: Oh this? Chanel No. 5.

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    Eddie: I'd just once like to take my clothes off and not be marked by them...

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    Eddie: Mother, are you still on the computer?

    Gran: Yes, dear. Sometimes you get into a porn loop and just can't get out.

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    Saffie: [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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    Patsy: [to Saffy] Oh you little BITCH TROLL FROM HELL.


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    Patsy: [to Saffy] Miserable little turnip.

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    Patsy:She's so anally retentive she wouldn't sit down for fear of sucking up the furniture.

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    Eddie:[Shouting]I DON'T WANT MORE CHOICE, I JUST WANT NICER THINGS.

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    Patsy: One more facelift on this one and she'll have a beard.


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    Magda: If the models get any younger, Pats, they'll be chucking fetuses down the catwalk

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Eddie:(to Saffron) You're going to turn into me someday, you know.

    Gran:(to Edina) And you'll turn into me, dear!
     
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    "Some bits of muslin and terra-cotta pots and suddenly it's Tuscany."

    "It might've taken a designer months to get this sort of.. scorching. A hell of a lot of thought might've went into this!"

    "Don't you think you're so clever! I've started repressed false memory therapy. I'll get something on you yet!"

    "I think we should go. I see no point in celebrating the fact that she's lived so BLOODY long!"
     
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    Saffy - 'I thought they didn't let people with drug convictions into America.'
    Patsy - 'It's not so much a conviction, darling. It's more of a strong belief.'

    Eddy - 'Patsy used to out with Keith Moon, sweetie.'
    Patsy - 'Sort of. You know I woke up underneath him in a hotel bedroom once.'
    Eddy - 'Yeah... That was going-steady in the sixties.'

    Eddy - 'Major motion pictures are made, huge concerts are put on in stadiums, I mean for God's sake, 500,000 troops were mobilised in the Gulf and a war fought in less time. And without everyone involved having a nervous breakdown and being sent flowers. It cannot be that difficult!'
    'Darling, every troop didn't have to contain Yasmin Le Bon, the Generals didn't require big hugs after every manoeuvre, and the whole opperation did not have to be co-ordinated to rap and Japanese avant garde pipe music. Because you know, darling, I think if it had the outcome might have been rather different don't you? Mm?'
     
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