Comedy Clicks – Absolutely Fabulous

Welcome to a brand new feature on The Phoenix Remix called Comedy Clicks. Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.

There are so many fantastic comedy based shows out there and some of them are complete and utter gold that has developed the industry into what it is today. We will be looking at the hits, the misses, the classics and the forgotten. Each show we will be looking at their theme tunes, the initial idea behind the show, any behind the scene secrets  / facts and even looking at some of the best parts of episodes as well that made them comedy classics.

This feature is aimed to make you either fall back in love with one of your favourite shows, discover a new one you never knew existed of just to enjoy on your lunch time / time you have a spare five minutes.

The first up on our list is a show that has returned to a massive success this year with the release of the long awaited Film – Absolutely Fabulous


Opening Titles / Theme Tune

The opening titles graphics changed now and again, this is the one that was used for the specials in 2011 and 2012. The song on the opening titles is called Wheel’s On Fire performed by Julie Driscoll and Adrian Edmonson.


About the Show

Summary of Plot 

Edina “Eddy” Monsoon (Saunders) and Patsy Stone (Lumley) are a pair of high-powered career women on the London fashion scene. Eddy runs her own PR firm, and Patsy holds a sinecure position at a top British fashion magazine. The two women use their considerable financial resources to indulge in alcohol, recreational drugs, and chasing the latest fads in an attempt to maintain their youth and recapture their glory days as Mods in Swinging London.  – Wikipedia 

Number of Seasons / Episodes 

5 Series, a set of specials for the 20th anniversary and now a film


Edina Monsoon – Jennifer Saunders

Patsy Stone – Joanna Lumley

Saffron Monsoon – Julia Sawalha

Mother – June Whitfield

Bubble – Jane Horrocks


+ Jennifer Saunders is only 10 years older then Julia Sawalha who plays here Daughter

+ Jennifer Saunders characters name, Eddy Monsoon, is a play on her husbands name Adrian Edmonson. He used to use the name Eddy Monsoon for himself for a character that appears in The Comic Strip Presents

+ All 5 of the main characters real names begin with the letter J

+ Idris Elba had his first speaking part in Ab Fab in the episode called Sex, in which Joanna Lumley’s Character compares him to Sean Connery.

Classic clips 

Edina and Patsy finest moments

Best Lines From the Show 


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