"Absolutely Fabulous" is a comedy series that is the winner of 14 honors, including two British Academy Awards and two International Emmys. "Ab Fab" is written by and stars Jennifer Saunders as Edina, the demented PR guru obsessed with keeping up with the times. Her best mate, Patsy (played with glorious panache by Joanna Lumley), is the magazine editor who can't find her office and has a penchant for pill-popping and young men. Reminiscing on their younger days, Edina remarks to her friend: "You used to go out with Keith Moon, sweetie."

"Well I woke up underneath him once," Patsy vaguely recalls.

Look out also for Saffy (Julia Sawalha), Edina's disapproving and ultra "straight" teenage daughter. Saffy's idea of a good time is a discussion on critical thinking. You live your life to the level of boredom that would make a battery chicken take up an evening class," declares her hedonistic mother in disgust.

Then there's Mother (June Whitfield). Mother of Edina—a true enfant terrible—she is an all too regular, and very eccentric visitor to Edina's household. As Edina often shouts with feeling, "Get that old woman away from me. She's always watching me!" A closet kleptomaniac, she is the type of mother who takes her daughter's due-to-be-cleaned designer clothes to the charity shop and wears her stash of female contraceptives as rubber gloves.

Outrageous and over-the-top, "Absolutely Fabulous" is a wonderful antitdote to political correctness. Audiences and critics agree that there are only two words to describe this marvelously entertaining comedy: "absolutely fabulous!"

"Absolutely Fabulous" is written by Jennifer Saunders, produced by Jon Plowman, and directed by Bob Spiers.

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Network: BBC America
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 30 mins.
Premiere Date: July 24, 1994
Seasons: 5
Theme Song:
"This Wheel's on Fire" written by Bob Dylan and Rick Danko and performed by Julie Driscoll and Adrian Edmondson
Production Company: French & Saunders Productions

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