Absolutely Fabulous (1992–2012)
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When Edina's father passes away, Saffron is horrified by her mother's lack of grief, which soon manifests itself in a realisation of her own mortality.

Director:

Bob Spiers
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Jennifer Saunders ... Edina
Joanna Lumley ... Patsy
Julia Sawalha ... Saffron
Jane Horrocks ... Bubble
Llewella Gideon Llewella Gideon ... Nurse
Gwen Humble ... Sondra Lorrance
Christopher Ryan ... Marshall
Mark Tandy ... Mark
Natascha McElhone ... Art Gallery Assistant (as Natascha Taylor)
Ciaran McIntyre Ciaran McIntyre ... Vicar
June Whitfield ... Mother
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Storyline

When Eddy's father dies she is apathetic until she realizes her own mortality, so she buys artwork she can leave to the nation when she dies. After Saffy bans her from the funeral, she gets drunk with Patsy; then the pair of them arrive at the churchyard and fall into open graves, leaving Mother to explain their behavior. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 February 1994 (UK) See more »

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Color:

Color
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Trivia

Episode #2.02 "Death" was originally meant to air 4th in the series, however was bumped to 2nd by the BBC when "Hospital" (#2.01) didn't turn in the ratings they were expecting. Episode #2.04 "New Best Friend", was meant to air 2nd in the series. Episode #2.03 "Morroco", was meant to air 5th in the series, but was bumped up when the BBC changed the order of the episodes at last notice. The majority of filming was done in Morocco within 3 days. The cast and crew stayed in what was referred to as "the worst hotel north of the equator!" The rest was filmed in a sound studio in Britain. Episode #2.05 "Poor" was meant to air 3rd. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Patsy: Do you want some ecstasy Eddy?
Eddie: Are you mad, darling? Nobody's taking that any more. People have been dragged from raves bleeding from every orifice.
Patsy: This isn't a rave. It's a "happening".
Eddie: Don't force to take it, Pats. I promised Saffy I wouldn't, darling.
Patsy: She'll never find out. She didn't scare me.
Saffie: Mum! Keep the noise down.
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Alternate Versions

When Edina is having a midnight snack, she quotes lyrics from the Madonna song "Like a Prayer" to Saffy. This scene was included on the initial TV broadcast of the show and VHS release, but has been removed from many DVD versions of the series due to copyright problems. See more »

Connections

References Beaches (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Like a Prayer
(uncredited)
Written by Madonna and Patrick Leonard
Performed by Jennifer Saunders
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