With the film being released tomorrow Nine has scheduled an Absolutely Fabulous marathon this weekend.
Twenty-four years ago the world was introduced to Edina (aka Eddy), Patsy (aka Pats) and Saffron (aka Saffy) and it has never been quite the same. Eddy, played by Jennifer Saunders, “PR’d things … people, places, concepts”. She made the “fabulous” by making “crap into credible … the doll in doll-icious.”
Her partner in crime, Patsy, played by Joanna Lumley, was the blunt, forthright editor of a fashion magazine who enjoyed the high life, fashion, booze and cigarettes. She knew what was in and what wasn’t, and you just had to ask her: “Whatever I choose is cool because I am cool”.
The ridiculously over-the-top best friends were notorious for their inappropriate ways which took them on a rollercoaster ride of comical mishaps, but they sure knew how to enjoy themselves!
So this weekend put the champers on ice, get out the beluga and smoked salmon “nibbly things”, and enjoy a marathon with all your Ab Fab favourite episodes.
As Eddy would say: “Lights! Models! Guest list! Just do your best, darling.”
Absolutely Fabulous Marathon airs Saturday, August 6, and Sunday, August 7, from 12.00pm on 9Gem