Absolutely Fabulous

Season 5 Episode 8

Cold Turkey

3
Aired Friday 8:00 PM Dec 24, 2003 on BBC
8.8
out of 10
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53 votes
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Episode Summary

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Eddie spends her first Christmas at home, much to Saffy's chagrin, and goes all out for the festivities. John is preoccupied with knowing the details of Justin's sex life. Marshall and Bo arrive for Christmas with their details of the infomercial they've been doing "since the bottom fell out of the baby business." Patsy, who detests Christmas, is happy when she collapses and gets to spend a few days on drugs in the hospital... though it seems that her condition may be more dire than anyone realized.moreless

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  • Funny...just plain funny.

    10
    A riot of an episode. Patsy plans on going away for holiday with Eddy, but Eddy wants to stay with her new granddaughter and Saffy. Patsy throwing a fit and then collapsing was funny, and then when she is rushed to the hospital, it gets serious. However, when she switches the oxygen supply, and requests all the drugs that are in cigarettes, it gets funny again. Once again, we deal with Patsy's sister, who ends up getting what she deserves.



    I thought this was a really good episode. I have the DVD of this season, and the bloopers are even funnier. Like all the episodes of AbFab, I recommend watching this one, especially around the holidays.moreless
  • My personal favourite episode of Abfab

    9.4
    This was a very funny episode; I've already watched this one a couple of times and I'm still laughing although I know when the best jokes will appear etc. The We-Think-Patsy's-Dead scene was hilarious, especially when Saffy & Eddie are totally stunnedn and Patsy walks in...That's why I'm giving this episode an 9.4
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

Amy Phillips

Amy Phillips

Paramedic

Guest Star

Simon Brodkin

Simon Brodkin

Doctor

Guest Star

Felix Dexter

Felix Dexter

John Johnson

Guest Star

Helen Lederer

Helen Lederer

Catriona

Recurring Role

Christopher Ryan

Christopher Ryan

Marshall

Recurring Role

Mo Gaffney

Mo Gaffney

Bo

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • John: When I look at Saffron, I think about maximum intimate relations! But when I look at her mother, Edininia... nothing! So I was wondering, if when you had intimate relations with her, you thought that she was a man.
      Justin: That may well explain it!

    • Saffy: Christmas is about doing things. When you come to have the meal it will taste that much better because you've done it yourself.
      Patsy: Yeah, that's the theory they have at rehab. Yeah, it works for me. Yeah, darling. "Would you like a drink?" "Yes I would." "Well pour it yourself." "Yes I will, thank you very much, well done. Cheers, sweetie!"

    • Gran: There was always more stuffing in your mother at Christmas than there was in the turkey.

  • NOTES (5)

    • This special was billed as the season finale to Season 5.

    • Ads leading up to the special kept pushing the phrase "She's dead" said by Sawalha, building it up to an unknown ending. In the end, several people wrote in complaining that they made the ads sound like they were going to kill off Eddie, and didn't deliver.

    • This marks the second and final appearance of Kate O' Mara as Patsy's sister Jackie

    • The original title for this episode was Drinkin', in keeping with the other titles of this season's episodes, but was changed at the last minute. As of this day, it's still listed on the BBC-AbFab website as the original title.

    • In order to make the pink liquid, they took yogurt and watered it down with milk.

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