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Saffy has been working overseas is in Iraq whilst her mother still has her P.A. business. The only problem is that she only has one client left who is Emma Bunton. Emma is only staying on as a client as she is an old friend of Saffy's. Patsy and Edina are always out partying and making a mess of the house. Emma forces them to tidy up when she learns that Saffy is returning home. Edina is shocked when Saffy returns home and announces that she is pregnant.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 5x1
Production Number: ENTC271B
Airdate: Friday October 17th, 2003

Alternate Airdates:

FR (Canal Jimmy) Apr 18, 2004

Guest Stars
Emma BuntonEmma Bunton
As Herself
Harriet ThorpeHarriet Thorpe
As Fleur
Helen LedererHelen Lederer
As Catriona
Llewella GideonLlewella Gideon
As Tanning Beautician
Fern BrittonFern Britton
As Herself
Episode Notes
UK Viewers are treated to a version of "Wheels on Fire" performed by Deborah Harry. Due to licensing rights the song is replaced with a non-vocal version for US release. The song was put back into the show for the reruns when shown on Oxygen.

Emma went to school with Saffy.

Apparently Saffy was doing Humanitarian Aid work in Africa for close to a year.

This episode was broadcast on BBC One first unlike the rest of the season.

Episode Quotes
Saffy: Im not thinking that mom.
Eddy: Actually, can I say darling... you may be looking quite well but not so thin yourself. Do I detect a slight thinkening sweetheart. Do you know what that is darling? Cruel genetic fate! You are turning into me! The sausage shape that comes to us all.
Saffy: It's a self-induced idignation.
Eddy: Yeah because you are now fat, fat, fat, fat, fat, fat, fat, fat! That word that has haunted me my whole life can now be a spector to you! Ohhh yeah, I'm not the only bloated one around here anymore, am I darling? Ohh! I mean I know I might eat and drink a little bit too much, but what's your excuse eh, lardass? How did you get so fat on AIDS rations?
Saffy: I'n not fat! I'm pregnant!
Eddy: Pregnant?
Saffy: Yes.
Eddy: Darling...
Saffy: What do you think?
Eddy: Darling, I think you should tell people as soon as you see them. You don't want them thinking you're fat.

Episode Goofs
A number of the papers on Bubble's desk move between takes.

Cultural References
The Spice Girls

This episode makes several references to Emma Bunton's old career move, as a singer in The Spice Girls.

Iraq Reporters

The Katy Grin book was to make fun of the many reporters who tagged along with U.S. and U.K. troops who followed them into the Iraq war.

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