I really really miss the many mis-adventures of the forever bombed best friends, Patsy and Eddy. I was such a fan while I was at university in the early ’90s that I actually planned my second year classes to all start at 11am so I could have my morning coffee watching Absolutely Fabulous on the A&E Channel. Seriously.
Anyway, I recently read that this Fall, there will be a US version of AbFab executive produced by Jennifer Saunders (Eddy and AbFab’s creator) and overseen by the producer of Arrested Development (which I also loved). Kristen Johnson of 3rd Rock from the Sun will play Patsy while an actress named Kathryn Hahn will play Eddy. Despite the seemingly solid cast and production crew, I still wonder why there was a need to America-fy this classically neurotic, dysfunctional yet loveable British series. I wish they could just show the original episodes in syndication.
Oh well… I’ll just have to comfort myself with my two videos purchased long ago. Despite it being almost 20 years since the first season, this show is still timelessly hilarious. I miss Patsy (played by Joanna Lumley), Eddy, Saffy, Bubble and Edwina’s Mother. I’m chanting as we speak…
Classic wine-tasting episode: