Absolutely Fabulous is a groundbreaking, off-the-wall comedy from the
early 1990s, which began with a skit from The French and Saunders Show,
about a moral, uptight daughter and her extremely loose mother. Ab Fab
has taken this to the extreme. Edina (Jennifer Saunders) is the queen of excess.
Her clothes are outrageous, her attempts at weight loss comical and her efforts
at motherhood (her daughter, Saffron--played to perfection by Julia Sawalha--is
a practical-minded, reliable teenager) are uneven at best. Eddy's best friend is
Patsy, a promiscuous Ivana Trump look-alike who always has a cigarette between
her lips, a drink in her hand, and a fine-looking man (or boy) in her bed. From
organizing an orgy to a brush with poverty to the death of Eddy's father,
nothing--and we mean nothing--is sacred in this show. Without a doubt, Ab
Fab is one of the greatest television satires created, although keep in mind
that it's strictly for adults.