"the greatest comedy of the 1990s"
"There's one word for Absolutely Fabulous; genius"
Absolutely Fabulous - Series 1 To 4 Box Set
Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawahla and June Whitfield
"AbFab" was first broadcast in 1992 and
became an instant hit. Originally a sketch on the French and Saunders
Show, Jennifer Saunders saw its potential and created one of the most
ground-breaking and debauched comedies on British TV. Centred around the
hip London fashion scene the series follows Edina (Saunders) and Patsy
(Joanna Lumley), two women who refuse to grow up and are constantly on a
mission to lose weight, gorging themselves with cocaine and/or champagne,
endlessly throwing parties (or throwing up at parties), and sporting
outrageous outfits, which were the height of fashion at the time -
sweetie! The superb comic performances reinvented the careers of Joanna
Lumley and June Whitfield. Saunders meanwhile secured her status as one of
Britain's top female comedians. Although its consciously chic clothing
looks a little dated now, its mad characterisations endure and the jokes
remain as hilariously slick and apt as ever.
On the DVD: Absolutely Fabulous DVD box set comes
beautifully packaged in mock velvet, with each series individually
packaged inside. The original sketch from the French and Saunders
Show and the pilot episode, "Mirrorball", offers all you need to
understand the show's origins The commentary with Jennifer Saunders and
John Ploughman on Series 4 is refreshing, owning up to the mistakes they
made and the jokes that didn't work. The outtakes are funnier than the
usual Hollywood blips.
Click below for more information, or to
buy from Amazon: