Absolutely Fabulous

Season 4 Episode 6

Menopause

2
Aired Friday 8:00 PM Oct 12, 2001 on BBC
8.7
out of 10
User Rating
52 votes
0

EPISODE REVIEWS
By TV.com Users

Episode Summary

EDIT
After Patsy cracks her wrist and finds out she is has osteoporosis, Saffron sets up a menopause meeting for the pair. Edina's businesses are going under and it seems that everyone is undergoing change. Then Saffron starts having day-dreams about the possible future...

Who was the Episode MVP ?

Friday
No results found.
Saturday
4:00am
LOGO
4:40am
Job
LOGO
5:20am
LOGO
Sunday
No results found.
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

    Twiggy Lawson

    Twiggy Lawson

    Herself

    Guest Star

    Chrstopher Ryan

    Chrstopher Ryan

    Marshall

    Guest Star

    Antony Cotton

    Antony Cotton

    Damon

    Guest Star

    Mo Gaffney

    Mo Gaffney

    Bo

    Recurring Role

    Harriet Thorpe

    Harriet Thorpe

    Fleur

    Recurring Role

    Helen Lederer

    Helen Lederer

    Catriona

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

    FILTER BY TYPE

    • TRIVIA (3)

      • In the press, while Saunders was writing "Menopause", there had been a lot of pictures of Madonna watching Guy Ritchie wash his car. Edina washes her own car at the beginning of the episode in hopes that Madonna will happen to drive past, see they have something in common and start talking to her.

      • The green jacket Edina wears in this episode has "Patsy" down the right arm and "Eddy" down the left.

      • Freeze frame fun! When Saffy rips off the "patch" from Patsy's behind, you can see she's holding nothing.

    • QUOTES (3)

      • Saffy: But Mom, menopause can be a very exhilarating and positive experience for a woman.
        Eddie: Oooh, yes. And the curse is a blessing and childbirth is painless.

      • Eddie (Reading from Bubble's memo): AlcoSpray gone bust, me tubby bye-bye.

      • Saffy: Now come on Mom, pull yourself together and deal with this! It can't be all that bad.
        Eddie: Not that bad? I've got a PR company with no clients, and a TV company with no programs! What's the good news Shirley Temple?!

    • NOTES (3)

      • A lot of this episode was inspired by a screenplay Jennifer Saunders and Ruby Wax wrote for Goldie Hawn, which nothing ever came of but had a lot of "menopause stuff" in it.

      • It was revealed that they created the character of Katy Grin so that Horrocks could "break out of the Bubble." It was rumored that she wouldn't return to the series unless she could do something more "challenging."

      • This episode was the season finale for Season 4. There were no plans for another season at this time, but a 5th season would soon be made in 2003.

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • n/a: Ricky Ticky Tavy
        The cartoon you see on the television screen in the future is none other than the animated film Rikki-Tikki-Tavi.

    More
    Less