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Absolutely Fabulous: Series 1 (1992)

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Patsy (Joanna Lumley) and Edina (Jennifer Saunders) smoke, snort, and swill their way through life in this acclaimed British comedy series. Series one sees the ladies arrange a fashion show, try to get fit, and go to France. Edina also celebrates her fortieth birthday, AbFab-style, and Patsy bravely attempts to go to work.

Cast

Jennifer Saunders
as Edina Monsoon
Joanna Lumley
as Patsy Stone
Lucy Blair
as Lou-Lou
Sidney Cole
as Teacher No. 2
Eleanor Bron
as Patsy's Mother
Tim Woodward
as Tony, Tony/Headmaster
Helen Lederer
as Catriona
Juliette Mole
as Air Hostess
Paul Mark Elliott
as Teacher No. 1
Tricia Aileen
as School Secretary
Annabel Hampson
as Headmistress
Alexandra Bastedo
as Penny Casper-Morse
Geoffrey McGivern
as Customs Officer
Melanie Jessop
as Secretary
Robert Ripa
as Old Frenchman
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Critic Reviews for Absolutely Fabulous: Series 1

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (4)

Hilarious in jokes and off-the-wall observations on life from the two opinionated, amoral main characters top off this riotous show.

September 17, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Absolutely Fabulous is exactly what it is titled as, and that's no hyperbole.

September 11, 2018 | Full Review…

Saunders and Edina are forces to be reckoned with from the very beginning of Episode 1, when Edina wakes in her fashionable bedroom well after dawn has cracked.

September 18, 2018 | Full Review…

But the characters are originals, and "AbFab" has the courage of its convictions, encouraging audiences to find humor in such recent comedic taboos as substance abuse or mistreated offspring.

September 18, 2018 | Full Review…
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Jennifer Saunders, who writes the show and plays Edina, can evoke both laughter and sympathy just belly-sliding down a flight of stairs.

September 18, 2018 | Full Review…

Once past its shock concept, however, Ab Fab (as its overseas fans call it) simply doesn't have the punchlines to match the wonderfully over-the-top performances of Saunders and Lumley.

September 17, 2018 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

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