Jennifer Saunders has revealed that the award-winning show won't ever enjoy a TV reunion because the modern world is hyper-sensitive and unable to enjoy humour without being mock-offended.
Speaking to the Press Association, Saunders said: "People are so politically correct now; we couldn't get away with anything. You can't even get away to be a politically incorrect character, because that is seen as being politically incorrect. Everyone's down on everyone for everything."James Draper, The Mirror, 26th February 2017
A survey of comedians has revealed that Fawlty Towers is their favourite sitcom, and Alan Partridge meeting his superfan is their favourite scene. "Don't tell him Pike" was picked as the favourite one-liner.British Comedy Guide, 4th January 2017
Following on from the last post about idiots in sitcoms, and some ensuing twittering, perhaps it's only fair we pay tribute to the best of British sitcom idiots. Lots of candidates, for sure, but here are, for my money, the most dimwitted of nincompoops who should be recognised for outstanding services to idiocy.James Cary, Sitcom Geek, 31st August 2016
Absolutely Fabulous is one of Britain's best-loved comedies, made wonderful by the fabulous characters of Patsy Stone and Eddie Monsoon. Here are some little known facts that all superfans should know.Readers Digest, 30th June 2016
When Lauretta Sullivan Feldman died in 2010, the few obituaries of her that were published described her as "the widow of Marty Feldman". What many missed is that Sullivan, the Bristol-born daughter of a butcher, was largely responsible for Feldman's success in America and ended her life as one of Los Angeles's most beloved and quietly influential cultural figures.
But did this impossibly glamorous woman also play a part in the creation of Absolutely Fabulous character Patsy Stone?Alice Vincent, The Telegraph, 28th June 2016
"It's completely normal that Patsy is transgender."Paul Jones, Radio Times, 4th June 2016
Fashion stylist Bertie Bowen channels the clothes and spirit of a fictional character. This week she's taking on not one, but two outrageous style icons. Are you an Eddy or a Patsy?Bertie Bowen, Standard Issue, 17th February 2016