Absolutely Fabulous

Season 5 Episode 2

Book Clubbin'

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Oct 24, 2003 on BBC
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Episode Summary

Eddy wants nothing to do with Saffy and the baby. Saffy invites the father to tell him. When he arrives he just wanted to talk about brands of things. Meanwhile Patsy and Eddy have a book club. Peach, the mental health spa maker comes, but Geri Halliwell or Liz Hurley do not turn up. They talk about the latest OK (the magazine) gossip. When Eddy finds out that the baby is going to be mixed-race she has a dream about everyone liking her and she is cool. She brands the baby a Chanel must have.moreless

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    Jane Horrocks

    Jane Horrocks

    Bubble, Katy Grin, Lola

    Joanna Lumley

    Joanna Lumley

    Patricia "Patsy" Stone

    Jennifer Saunders

    Jennifer Saunders

    Edina "Eddy" Monsoon

    Julia Sawalha

    Julia Sawalha

    Saffron "Saffy" Monsoon

    June Whitfield

    June Whitfield

    Mrs. June "Gran/Mother" Monsoon

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (3)

      • Saffron tells Edina she is pregnant and it's later revealed the father is black. This is different from the glimpse of the future seen at the end of season three, where Saffy had two children; both white.

      • A number of objects have a habit of moving around when they're doing the book club thing.

      • A number of objects move around in the kitchen when after Patsy arrives between takes.

    • QUOTES (8)

      • Midwife: Do you know, my baby was so big, it treated my inside like a smorgasbord. It picked my bones clean. I was a baby buffet. Do you know, I was so long in labour, they had to shave me twice.

      • Midwife: Are you sure you still want to have it at home?
        Saffy: Yes, I want to have my baby at home.
        Eddie: Yeah, well not on my Bill Amberg rug, darling. No way.

      • Patsy: Could Julia Roberts' lips get any bigger? It looks as if she's giving birth to her own head!

      • Eddie: Did you have, you know… coitius interruptius?
        Saffy: What?
        Eddie: Sex! Did you have sex?!
        Saffy: Yes of course!
        Eddie: Oh, shut up. Oh, shut up, shut up!

      • Patsy: What about Joan Collins?
        Eddie: No darling, she's in liquid form now. We'd have to pour her in and paste her together again.

      • Saffy: John?
        John: Yes?
        Saffy: What are you thinking?
        John: What am I tinkin'?
        Saffy: Yes. Be honest.
        John: I was wondering...
        Saffy: Yes?
        John: What is holding up the ceiling?

      • Saffy: It kicked!
        Patsy: Of course it did, who wouldn't? I'm tempted myself.

      • Eddie (About getting pregnant): In my day it would've been douched out by morning, let me tell you!

    • NOTES (2)

      • The line "Sometimes it's kinder" that Patsy shoots out along with pointing the knitting needle at Saffy's stomach is a reference to the argument they had in the season three episode "Birth", also mentioned in season four's "Small Opening".

      • Aside from Season 3, this was the only other set of AbFab episodes to ever air, in order, from front to back, with no changes made by the BBC.

    • ALLUSIONS (0)