Absolutely Fabulous

Season 4 Episode 4

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Aired Friday 8:00 PM Sep 28, 2001 on BBC
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Despite having tried every fad diet going, Eddie is still desperate to be thin, and decides to try detox. Spurred on by a Sex And The City-style lunch with her bitchy girlfriends, Eddie embarks on a strict regime of water and red meat and enrolls herself in a grueling military fitness program. Despite Patsy's best efforts, Eddie swears off champagne and begins to shed the pounds. But her nights are plagued with visits from God and the Devil, who have their own agendas. Meanwhile, budding playwright Saffy bumps into a pretentious old school friend, Taylor Johns, who attempts to use her in his bid to further his acting career, and Patsy decides to see what life is like without her trademark Sixties forelock.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
    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

    Robin Cope

    Robin Cope

    Fitness Instructor

    Guest Star

    Julian Rhind-Tutt

    Julian Rhind-Tutt

    Taylor

    Guest Star

    Anita Pallenberg

    Anita Pallenberg

    Devil

    Guest Star

    Helen Lederer

    Helen Lederer

    Catriona

    Recurring Role

    Harriet Thorpe

    Harriet Thorpe

    Fleur

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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    • TRIVIA (2)

    • QUOTES (4)

      • Patsy: Eddie, you know your stomach's like a dog that doesn't know when it's going to be fed next and just hangs around until you want to kick it.

      • Eddie: 'Cos this isn't a lovely lovely fun, jumpy, lovely lovely day. This is horrible, painful, funless grind.
        Saffy: Welcome to my world.

      • Eddie: Just for once I want to take my clothes off and not be marked by them.

      • Patsy: Oh Eddie, you look fine. I mean you dress like...
        Eddie: A fat billboard, I know.
        Saffy: Is that the reason you wear labels, so the designer takes the blame?
        Eddie: Clunk clink clunk, didn't take a genius to figure that one out darling. DKNY bosoms, not mine!

    • NOTES (3)

      • June Whitfield ("Gran Monsoon") declared that this episode contains the funniest moment of the fourth season: the one when Edina bends over as she's exercising and makes a "rude noise". Jane Horrocks ("Bubble") was said to have collapsed about three times during the recording, distracted by the noise and unable to deliver her next line.

      • When Eddie tosses the yogurt at the sink, it hits the camera lense. You can see the aftermath on the outtakes section on the Season 4 DVD.

      • This episode was mean to be 3rd, but changes in the schedule put this episode as 4th.

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • Eddie: Liam & Noel
        A quick and funny reference to the lead singers/brothers of the band Oasis who used to fight on stage frequently.

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