Absolutely Fabulous. Image shows from L to R: Bubble (Jane Horrocks), Saffron (Julia Sawalha), Edina (Jennifer Saunders), Mother (June Whitfield), Patsy (Joanna Lumley). Copyright: Saunders And French Productions / BBC
Absolutely Fabulous

Absolutely Fabulous

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One / BBC Two
  • 1992 - 2012
  • 39 episodes (5 series)

Public relations maven Edina and best friend Patsy drive sensible daughter Saffron up the wall with their self-absorbed, substance-abusing escapades. Stars Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha, June Whitfield and Jane Horrocks

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Patsy's scandalous affair with an MP has been leaked to the press

Mother: "Nothing like a good sex scandal, far more exciting than the ones in my day."

Edina: "Oh, what was in your day, 'woman shows ankle to chimney-sweep shock'?!"

in Series 2, Episode 1
Mother and daughter are rowing over Edina's lack of compassion over her father's death

Edina: "Is that how I'm going to remembered by is it? Through you!"

Saffy: "What do you want, a statue?!"

Edina: "Yes!"

Saffy: "A great big fat, ugly, armless statue!"

Edina: "I've got arms!"

in Series 2, Episode 2
Edina is introducing her family to Patsy's long lost sister Jackie

Edina: "This is my daughter, Saffy."

Jackie: "Never mind, too late to flush her now."

in Series 3, Episode 2
Patsy demonstrating her customer service skills in Jeremy's

Woman: "Excuse me..."

Patsy: "What?!"

Woman: "How much is this bag?"

Patsy: "Why, are you worried that you can't afford it?"

Woman: "Well, I don't know."

Patsy: "They you can't, get out!"

Woman: "I wasn't going to steal!"

Patsy: "Get out, before I cal the police!"

Eddy and Patsy share New Year's resolutions

Edina: "What's your New Year's resolution Pats?"

Patsy: "Oh, I'll think to just try and be more relaxed."

Saffy: "You, more relaxed? What is that, dead?!"

in Series 3, Episode 2
Patsy gives Saffy a 'subtle' hint to move out of the house

One punishes you by leaving, the other punishes us ALL by staying!

Patsy recalls her very brief liaison with The Who drummer

Edina: "Patsy went out with Keith Moon, sweetie."

Patsy: "Well, I say went out; I woke up underneath him in a hotel bedroom once."

Eddie and Patsy slagging of Ed's PR rival Claudia Bing, following her winning an award

Edina: "She's just not a woman's woman."

Patsy: "She's not a man's woman."

Edina: "She's not a woman! Wheras, we-"

Patsy: "We, are anybody's!"

in Series 3, Episode 4

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