Absolutely Fabulous

1992 TV-14 5 seasons

Absolutely Fabulous

1992 TV-14 5 seasons
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This award-winning comedy follows the misadventures of neurotic Edina (Jennifer Saunders) and party girl Patsy (Joanna Lumley): lifelong best friends, successful career women and the most self-centered, pleasure-seeking pair ever to pass out in an English nightclub. Eddy's studious daughter, Saffy (Julia Sawalha), tries to keep her mum on the straight and narrow but is always thwarted by Patsy's dubious invitations of drugs, booze and men.
Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha, June Whitfield, Jane Horrocks
  • SEASON  1
  • SEASON  2
  • SEASON  3
  • SEASON  4
  • SEASON  5

Summary of Season 1 (1992) - 1 disc

Full of fashion, fun and wit, this award-winning British comedy centers on over-the-top Edina (Jennifer Saunders) and promiscuous Patsy (Joanna Lumley) -- best friends with a fondness for drugs, drink and outrageous behavior. Series 1 includes six episodes. Edina and Patsy stage a bizarre fashion show, confront the seemingly useless action of exercise, "celebrate" Edina's 40th birthday and help Edina's daughter (Julia Sawalha) with a school project.
Full Screen 1.33:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
TV-14 - This program contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age.
age 16+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 16+
age 16+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that the main characters of this popular '90s British sitcom never met a drink, cigarette, or drug they didn't like. From double-fisting mixed drinks to popping unidentified pills like candy, these women personify addiction, and their perpetual drunken/stoned state lays the foundation for the most of the show's laughs. Strong language is also fair game ("ass," "bitch," and "s--t" are common fare), as are sexual references and slang anatomical terms like "t-ts." The main characters are selfish, irresponsible, and judgmental toward strangers and family members alike. In other words, nothing about this show is age-appropriate for kids -- but adults and mature teens who can contextualize the ladies' bad behavior and grasp the humor in it will appreciate the series' racy comedy.

Sexual Content

Patsy is obsessed with sex, so there's lots of talk about it, as well as slang references to body parts like "t-ts." Two main characters -- and a host of revolving players -- are homosexual, and there are plenty of quips at thier expense. Other sensitive topics like menstruation and menopause are treated with humor.


No violence, but physical comedy often includes pratfalls.


Frequent, unbleeped use of "hell," "ass," "bitch," and "s--t."

Social Behavior

Friendship is a major theme in the show, but other dysfunctional relationships and irresponsible behaviors are played up for laughs.


The ladies are big fans of the finer things in life. Some products (mostly British) do appear.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Eddy and Patsy are smoking, drinking, and/or using drugs in nearly every scene. They wash down handfuls of unidentified pills with bottles of champagne and mixed drinks, they smoke like chimneys, and their perpetual drunken and/or stoned state is the main source of the show's humor.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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