Absolutely Fabulous

Season 5 Episode 1

Cleanin'

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Aired Friday 8:00 PM Oct 17, 2003 on BBC
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The first episode of a new series. While Saffy is away, Eddie and Patsy are having the time of their lives home alone. Only Saffy returns to reveal her pregnancy.

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  • Pregnancy, weight gain, Valentino color tans, cigarettes, etc.

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    One of the better of the last shows. Saffy has been gone for a year, and she is returning. Her schoolmate, Emma Bunton, makes them all clean up the house, which, to the dismay of Emma, is done in a slowly matter. Bubble doe snot know how to use the vacuum, Patsy wants to organize a drawer, and Edina is figuring what to do. When Saffy returns, Edina notices that she has gianed weight. It turns out that she is pregnant. Edina's reply: "you better tell people...you don't want people to think you are fat."



    I liked the screaming reaction that Patsy gave when she heard that Saffy was returning.moreless
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

Emma Bunton

Emma Bunton

Herself

Guest Star

Llewella Gideon

Llewella Gideon

Tanning Beautician

Guest Star

Fern Britton

Fern Britton

Herself

Guest Star

Harriet Thorpe

Harriet Thorpe

Fleur

Recurring Role

Helen Lederer

Helen Lederer

Catriona

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Patsy: Eddie look, can I get away with this mouth?
      Eddie: Only in LA, darling.
      Patsy: A little bleeding around the edges?
      Eddie: It's hemorrhaging.
      Patsy: Oh damn. I'll have to see the collagen man today.

    • Eddie: Actually, can I say darling, you may be looking quite well, but not so thin yourself. Do I detect a slight thickening, sweetheart? You know what that is, don't you? Cruel genetic fate! You are turning into me! The sausage shape that comes to us all, sweetheart. It's you now!
      Saffy: It's a self-induced indignation.
      Eddie: Yeah, because you are now fat, fat, fat, fat, fat, fat, fat, fat! That word that has haunted me my whole life can now be a spectre to you! Oh yeah, I'm not the only bloater around here any more, am I, darling? Ohh! I mean, I know I might eat and drink a little bit too much, but what's your excuse, eh, lard-arse? How did you get so fat on aids rations?
      Saffy: I am not fat! I'm pregnant!
      Eddie: Pregnant?
      Saffy: Yes.
      Eddie: Darling.
      Saffy: What do you think?
      Eddie: Darling, I should think you should tell people as soon as you see them. You don't want them thinking you're fat!

    • Bubble: On the pages of the days! She comes!

    • (Patsy sits down on the toilet)
      Eddie: That's the Seeing-Eye toilet that one.
      Patsy: Oh yeah?
      Eddie: Yeah, it gives you a full wash and dry, tests you for diabetes, ohh whoooo.
      Patsy: In Bangkok you can get one that inserts a cigarette. (Patsy stands and the toilet flushes) Ohh, what happened?
      Eddie: You moved, darling.
      Patsy: I haven't moved since 1973.

  • NOTES (4)

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • n/a: Spice Girls
      This episode makes several references to Emma Bunton's old career move, as a singer in The Spice Girls.

    • n/a: Iraq Reporters
      The Katy Grin book was to make fun of the many reporters who tagged along with U.S. and U.K. troops who followed them into the Iraq war.

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