The Most Memorable Moments From ‘Absolutely Fabulous’

Patsy darling, do you want a cocktail? Bolli? Stoli? Bolli Stoli?

Our favourite champagne swilling, Lacroix wearing duo are finally making their silver-screen debut, and to say we’re excited is an understatment.

While the clothes, London life and Edina and Patsy’s disfunctional friendship were definitely the show’s highlights, it also had celebrity cameos like no other. From the models and designers satirising the ins and outs of the fashion world (think Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, Twiggy and Stella McCartney to name just a few), Idris Elba’s unique role as a male escort, Germaine Greer playing Edina’s mother in a dream, and not to mention Lulu, we saw the darlings of the fashion and film world like never before.

Now, with the new movie on its way (and Kate Moss’ on-screen death apparently imminent), there’s no better time to brush up on Ab Fab‘s best moments. While you do, pour yourself a glass or two of Bolli. It’s only right.


1.*Patsy:* What will you drink if you stop drinking?

Edina: I shall drink water.

Patsy: (Blank look)

Edina: It’s a mixer, Patsy, we have it with whisky.

2.*Edina:* I don’t think that “Kylie Minogue chokes on vegetarian sausage after all-night not-drinking binge at safe celebrity nightspot” has quite the same ring about it.

3.*Bubble:* ‘Stylist’? Oh I’m too rich and famous to ask for my own free clothes will you do it for me? Will you be my stylist?


4.*Edina:* Sweetie what are you drinking?

Patsy: Oh this? Chanel No. 5.

5.*Saffy:* I could take these down to the charity shop.

Edina: You cannot give these sort of clothes to the poor! Darling, I’m sure they’ve got enough to contend with without the added humiliation of wearing last season’s, sweetie!

6.*Patsy:* Darling, if you want to talk bollocks and discover the meaning of life you’re better off just downing a bottle of whisky. At least that way you’re unconscious by the time you start to take yourself seriously!

  1. *Saffy:* I’m sorry, Mum, but I’ve never seen what you actually do

Edina: PR!

Saffy: Yes, but…

Edina: PR! I PR things! People. Places. Concepts.

8.*Patsy:* The last mosquito that bit me had to check into the Betty Ford clinic.


9.*Edina:* We’ll go on public transport, Pats.

Patsy: Are you mad? I’ve got nothing to wear on public transport.

10.*Edina (to Saffy):* Why does everything you wear look like it’s bearing a grudge, darling?

11.*Edina:* I am civilised to my platform toes.

12.*Edina:* I’m a fat person, that’s the end of it! Me! The woman who got stuck on an eating loop in ‘Yo! Sushi’! I mean, honestly, sweetheart! If they keep it coming round of course I’m gonna eat it, aren’t I!?

13.*Edina:* I was taken up, up to heaven and I spoke with God.

Saffy: What about?

Edina: Well, shopping mainly.

14. *Edina: *I mean, you know what it’s like, you’ve given up drinking before.

Patsy: The worst eight hours of my life.

15.*Bubble: *Ooo… Bear with me, see, I am hopeless with names, faces and people.

16.*Edina: *Saffy, look at Mummy, look at me. Do I need surgery?

Saffy: Yes, have your mouth sewn up.

17.*Patsy:* Eddie…what are you wearing?

Edina: It’s a Lacroix Sweetie!

Patsy: It’s fabulous!

18.*Patsy:* I decide what goes in the magazine, y’know? One snap of my fingers and I can raise hemlines so high the world’s your gynecologist.

19.*Edina*: I don’t want more choice I just want nicer things

20.*Patsy:* I told her the only thing she looked good in was a body bag.

21.*Edina:* I’m sorry if that sounds selfish, but it’s me, me, me!

22.*Saffy:* You’ve been getting dressed for three hours and you still look like a bloated citrus fruit.

23.*Saffy:* So what does a fashion director actually do?

Edina: Oh darling, she gets a 50% discount at Harvey Nichols

24.*Edina:* Would you like a bit of Bolly, sweetie?

Patsy: Just a smidge…

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