The number of priceless Absolutely Fabulous TV moments are countless. There are no other duos out there presently that can pull off such over the top comedy while delivering political undertones applicable to society of yesterday, today and likely tomorrow, like the French & Saunders team can muster. So lets just admit the obvious – Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders are geniuses.
We got the opportunity to sit our asses down and click play on their new two episode special installments of the long running classic – just two episodes – and were immediately in stitches. It was like they never stopped – if it only lasted under two hours.
Seriously, they are like Sade – timeless. Not a wrinkle nor a loss of pitch.
Theirs’ is a talent and a theme that never gets old, never looses its timing and never looses the talent of their imaginative writers. Many have tried to copy it – Roseanne anyone – but none have achieved it!
C’est pas possible.
On a personal position, we live for the over-the-top presentation of sheer delusion that Edina and Patsy reside within. Excess and frivolous spending, sprinkled with a few pills and washed down with some bubbly. What the hell is there not to like, sweetie?
Our only disappointment is that it was merely a two episode special brought about by the kind graces of the BBC.
We would kindly like to petition French & Saunders to be obligated to serve time putting these styled annual revisits together every year! It would only be right. And this would give us a definitive reason to turn on our flat screens – say nothing of justifying paying for one…
So a big merci to Lumley & Saunders for bestowing us with such a gift and here’s to their continued returns.