Friday, 1 November 2013
Ab Fab In Ovo
This eight-minute sketch is the seed from which Absolutely Fabulous grew. I remember seeing and loving it in the early nineties. There's no Patsy or Bubble yet, just Proto-Edina and Ur-Saffy in their mother-daughter role-reversal. When Adrianna (the Eddie-to-be) has a fit and lets loose a load of bloodying and bollocking, the daughter wearily admonishes her: 'Mum, it's not clever, it's not funny, and nobody's in the slightest bit impressed.'