Thursday, April 21, 2011

Ab Fab Returns!!


For three glorious episodes this summer, Patsy and Edna will return to television. It has been a very very long six years since Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders have portrayed their beloved characters in Absolutely Fabulous and I can safely say they have been missed. Just three episodes though? That is hardly enough to really get into it, but I am not going to complain. Anything with these two is better than nothing. Is it summer yet? How about now?

42 comments:

MontanaMarriott said...

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

Ida Blankenship said...

Sweetie DAHLING!!!!

Merlin D. Bear said...

OH HELL YEAH! I'm starting to plan that party *NOW* -
But please, almighty Gods of Television (and you too, Jennifer Saunders) - 3 episodes is a teaser - can we have at least 6 for a decent story arc?

looserdude said...

Since Hollywood loves ripping off British TV shows so much, why hasn't there been an American version? It would be a lot of fun to cast.

Terri said...

The american version failed miserably. It would have to be on HBO/Showtime to succeed.

Anonymous poster said...

@looserdude

They did try a couple different ways to have an American version....

but the producers misunderstood what was needed to keep it from being just another show about drunks.

looserdude said...

@ Terri and Ap - oops - didn't know that, but I guess it figures. Thanks!

califblondy said...

Patsy Stone is my hero.

I wonder if Eddie's crazy mother and Saffy will make an appearance?

I remember a couple of specials or maybe one special a while back, (I think they came to New York) and it wasn't as great as the original episodes, but better than nothing.

crila16 said...

LOVE IT!!! Soooo Happy!!!

bluebonnetmom said...

OMG!!!! I cannot wait!!!!

Maja. With a J. said...

But is Saffron coming back? Because the interactions between her and Patsy really made the show for me...

Momster said...

I'd say this is the best news I've heard in a while, but my cable company in OK doesn't carry BBC :(.

Basil said...

Hurrah sweeties!!!!!

Jamie's Girl said...

But will we hear drunken tales of Patsy and Edina's youth? Or how Saffy was passed around and breast fed throughout the commune? Will their be a sordid reference to the Stones?

I sure hope so, if not, please don't bother!

BTW, American TV made it completely Politically correct and it was a joke.

Merlin D. Bear said...

There have been a couple of attempts, but by far the most successful of them was "Cybil" -
toned down and Americanized of course, which did run for a couple of years.
There was another attempt, using Amy Smart of Designing Women in the Patsy role, however thankfully that didn't last more than a season.
Slightly off topic: My biggest fear re Americanization of British shows will be realized in July, when STARZ starts showing "Torchwood" - although with Barrowman reprising Captain Jack and Davies at the creative helm, I'm not as scared as I could be.
But they better leave my Doctor ALONE!

__-__=__ said...

Dahlings, I'm popping in my tapes right now to review! I'll chill the bubbly!!

MISCH said...

YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

The Nightmare Child said...

I think I can safely say that no one on this site has a problem with this.


I'm giddy like a schoolgirl right now.

Terri said...

I"m not sure how I feel about this: I look so much like Edina (minus the ciggie) in that photo.

Astrid said...

I really hope that Bubble and Magda are back too. Plus I can't wait to see Eddie tottering around in the new insane platform shoes.

linnea said...

Just for that, I am going to have a problem with it. A show about women smoking and drinking and having fun?

Wont someone think of THE CHILDREN?

Barton Fink said...

Remember Jennifer's health scare a while back? I thank the heavens that she not only made it through, but that she's able to put together this project again. These ladies kick ass.

Barton Fink said...

I used to have a friend who would dismissively say, "Nobody's doing ecstasy anymore," and we would all laugh. One of my favourite lines from this show.

Patty said...

Hey Enty, did you fall asleep out there?

Simone said...

Good news! I read that Saffy and Bubbles will both be included in the new episodes. Can't wait.

New Life and Attitude said...

Oh this news just made my day! Woo hoo! But I agree - only 3 episodes is just a tease.

Keisha said...

Yes yes one thousand times YES!!

califblondy said...

I wonder if Eddie still loves to say Christian Lacroix?

Was "Serg" the name of her favorite (but unseen) child?

The Nightmare Child said...

@Terri - Really? So...how YOU doin'?

Klondyke said...

on the fence about this one. i hope the writing is good.

Erin said...

I checked to make sure that June Whitfield, who plays Gran, is still alove and working. Yes, she is!!! I love Gran!

Lori said...

Lacroix, dahling! Lacroix!

my favorite line ever? when patsy's mom gives birth to her and says, " take it away! and bring me anotha lovah!"

AprilinParis said...

Dear God do I love these women! Can't wait for the special edition DVD to come out so I can add to my Ab Fab collection.

Sis Cesspool said...

My prayers have been answered!!!

warmislandsun said...

Very happy about their return, however, nothing will ever top the France episode for me.

The Black Cat said...

My favourite was The Box. I like just a few specials here and there, I found some of the episodes were trying too hard after a while.

Merlin D. Bear said...

Correction:
The actress I was thinking of was not Amy Smart, it was Jean Smart - reprising the Pats role for the Americanized "Ab Fab"

We now return you to your regularly scheduled blog.

gossip said...

Agree with Barton Fink - good after everything Jennifer's been through that she wants to do some more episodes of Ab Fab.

Fungus FitzJuggler III said...

We will be lucky to get those three....

Patsy is thinking of entering politics, supporting Gurkhas, but Eddie has had breast cancer, hopefully it is completely gone and she is getting sunshine in her life as she is a great comedienne.

selenakyle said...

YAY!!!

Mina said...

Patsy Stone. I HOPE YOU'RE WEARING THICK PANTS!

Edina Monsoon. STAND ON THE BLOODY BIN BAG!!!!


Best episode ever.

Terri said...

They could make quite the scene at the Royal Wedding!!!