Absolutely Fabulous

Season 1 Episode 6


Aired Friday 8:00 PM Dec 17, 1992 on BBC



  • Trivia

    • This is the only episode to star Dawn French, who played Saffy in the original sketch on the French and Saunders show.

    • When Patsy tells Saffy her story, there aren't any DNA models within reach. When the flashback ends, she's suddenly playing with one.

    • A couple of the flowers get rearranged on Patsy's desk between takes.

  • Quotes

    • Saffy (about Patsy's job): You're not telling me she's actually good at something?
      Edina: No darling, she slept with the publisher.
      Patsy: And I'm bloody good at it.

    • Patsy: I'm going into my office.
      Edina: Your...
      Patsy: ...Office.
      Edina: The magazine, darling? Is that still there?

    • Eddie: Patsy's an insomniac, darling.
      Saffy: More like a living dead.

    • Eddie (about Patsy): She can't go back to her flat until it's been fumigated.
      Saffy: Why not? I thought sniffing chemicals is what she did best.

    • Patsy: You might dress like a Christian, but the similarity ends there.

    • Patsy: One snap of my fingers and I can raise hemlines so high, the world's your gynaecologist.

    • Patsy: How long does it take you to get that crease down the front of your jeans so crisp, YOU TORTURER?

    • Saffy: You can't tell me she's actually good at anything.
      Eddie: No darling, she slept with the publisher.
      Patsy: ...And I'm bloody good at it!

    • Patsy: You can never have enough hats, gloves, and shoes.

    • Magda (about the magazine): Don't do anything on anyone called Freud. I don't like them.
      Catriona: They were in last month.
      Magda: So? I'm not running a bloody charity. Just because some granddaddy invented penis-envy doesn't mean I have to lick their boots!

  • Notes

    • This episode was meant to be 5th, but last minute changes made it sixth. It was also known when this episode aired, the series would be back for a second season.

  • Allusions

    • A model of the Starship Enterprise from "Star Trek" can be seen in Saffy's room in this episode. "Star Trek" collectively refers to six science fiction television series spanning 726 episodes, ten motion pictures, and hundreds of novels, video games, and other works of fiction all set within the same fictional universe created by Gene Roddenberry in the early- to mid-1960s. Star Trek — along with Star Wars — is one of the most popular names in the history of science fiction entertainment, and one of the most popular franchises in television history.

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