Episode Info

Saffron (Julia Sawalha) cautions her mother to economize in gentle preparation for the revelation by Edina's accountant that she's been cut off by both of her ex-husbands; as revealed in series one's Absolutely Fabulous: Birthday, Edina's been double-dipping, and Justin and Marshall aren't having it. Unaware that she's actually got plenty of investments to support herself and refusing to sell either one of her sham businesses -- the joke PR firm or the tax-shelter knick-knack shop -- Edina (Jennifer Saunders) opts instead for reducing her monthly expenses. Deprived of her daily deliveries from tony department store Harrods, she and Patsy (Joanna Lumley) attempt to mount a trip to the grocery store in the "economy" car that's replaced the limo -- a two-seat sports car. The results of this expedition include assault, battery, robbery, pubic drunkenness, traffic violations, a trip to court, and a course of public service. Originally broadcast on BBC 1 on March 3, 1994, Absolutely Fabulous: Poor marked series two, episode five of this popular Brit-com. Christopher Malcolm reprises his role as Eddy's gay ex-husband, Justin, in an appearance that includes a memorable joke about "going through the motions" of marriage.