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Patsy's real age is revealed after she is exposed as having an affair with a leading politician. After stubbing her toe, Edina insists on having surgery on it. Patsy decides to have a face lift with disastrous results.


Episode Info


Episode number: 2x1
Production Number: LLVS602K
Airdate: Thursday January 27th, 1994

Director: Bob Spiers
Writer: Jennifer Saunders

Alternate Airdates:

FR (Canal Jimmy) Oct 29, 1994

  • Currently 9.5/10
9.5/10 (2 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Harriet Thorpe
As Fleur
Recurring
Helen Lederer
As Catriona
Recurring
Kathy Burke
As Magda
Recurring
Llewella Gideon
As Nurse
Recurring
Naoko Mori
As Sarah
Recurring
David Henry
As Mr Simpson
Germaine Greer
As "Mother"
Orla Brady
As Nurse Mary
Richard E. Grant
As "Justin"
Suzi Quatro
As "Nurse"
Sylvia Anderson
voiced Lady Penelope
Episode Notes
In 1994, this episode (tied with Red Dwarf episode "Gunmen of the Apocalypse") received an International Emmy Award in the Popular Arts category.

When the second series was picked up Jennifer Saunders decided to make Saffy more frumpy and nerdy. Julia Sawalha has done her best to make herself more and more that way every series.



Episode Quotes
Edina: I want total sensory deprivation and back-up drugs!
Saffy: Believe me, she's much happier unconscious.

Antonia: Is it a miracle that you are walking again?
Patsy: It is a miracle that I can walk at all.

(Speaking of Patsy's face lift)
Mr Simpson: Oh, it'll be a doddle. Just grab her by the scalp, shake her up and down a bit and chop off the slack.



Episode Goofs
Keep an eye on the small pot Edina puts her bad toe in to soothe it. It's transparent. However when Saffron yanks the pot off Edina's foot it is white, this was probably done as yanking the original pot off may have injured Jen.

Several of the item on the stove that Edina keeps trying to move around, end up moving around by themselves between takes.



Cultural References
Edina: I've seen Casualty, I know what goes on.

Casualty is an emergency medical drama series that airs on BBC One.

Antonia: Did your life change much after Basic Instinct?

Basic Instinct is a 1992 thriller starring Sharon Stone for whom the reporter, Antonia, had confused with Patsy Stone.



Warning: Absolutely Fabulous season 2 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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