ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS: THE MOVIE reunites Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley as the iconic Edina and Patsy along with the rest of the original cast that includes Julia Sawalha as Saffy, Jane Horrocks as Bubble and June Whitfield as Mother.
Season 5 of Absolutely Fabulous
included this holiday special that aired on Christmas Eve, 2003.
“Cold Turkey,” Edina decides to stay home and celebrate Christmas with
her baby granddaughter (Lola) rather than jetting off for a tropical
holiday with Patsy, much to the latter’s brutal dismay.
In a dark but
hilarious childhood flashback scene, we learn why Ms. Stone hates this
particular day so much. Then a visit by Patsy’s older sister Jackie
(“Pats, I’m 72”) results in a mishap that leads Edina to believe her BFF
has died. But in the end, Patsy learns the true meaning of Christmas
and even sits down to eat one of those “food things” with the rest of
You can watch the whole episode on YouTube. The beginning of the show
From BBC America: The dames of debauchery are back, dahlings. Those booze-swilling besties Edina (Jennifer Saunders) and Patsy (Joanna Lumley) will be returning to our screens in three new Absolutely Fabulous specials.
TV Guide has announced the premiere date of the first special: Sunday, January 8 at 10/9c on BBC America.
The entire main cast — including Julia Sawalha as Saffy, June Whitfield as Mother, and Jane Horrocks as Bubble — will reprise their roles in the new episodes marking the show’s 20th anniversary. TV Guide reports that, in the premiere, one of the girls returns with “slightly scary new best friend” and “Bubble re-enacts the royal wedding.”