Sunday, January 8, 2012

Pats and Eddy are Back...Ab Fab Redux

First there was Lucy and Ethel, followed by Mary and Rhoda, Thelma and Louise and Carrie/Miranda/Charlotte/Samantha. And across the pond (and sandwiched in between the timeline of female buddies) were none other than Patsy and Edina from the hit show Ab/Fab aka Absolutely Fabulous.

The wildly popular BBC show had a cult following here in the nineties as we followed the trials and tribulations of the soon to be Betty Ford poster girls Edina Monsoon (Jennifer Saunders who is also the show's creator) and Patsy Stone (Joanna Lumley). Edina heads her own public relations firm while Patsy is a magazine editor and together the two booze, botox and bleep their way through life while trying to recover their glory days in London's Swinging Sixties. Their antics in this celebrity rehab world we live in appear tame yet hilarious and one wonders how they will handle life and its economic woes of the 21st century as the pair return for three 20th anniversary specials beginning on Sunday, January 8th on BBC America and Logo channels (and no doubt you can find a repeat).

Jennifer Saunders

Joanna Lumley
I can't wait to see if weight gain, wrinkles, Bubbles the assistant and hangovers are the order of the day. Something tells me they will be -- lets just hope the specials have closed captioning as the heavy accents were a challenge to decipher. And for those who can't get enough, Saunders is supposedly working the script for an Ab/Fab film.

Photo Credits: BBC