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The 10 Funniest Moments From Absolutely Fabulous

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    Even if it doesn't match the fashion and booze-fuelled brilliance of the TV series, Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie will be one of the summer's must-sees. One UK cinema chain is even laying on special champagne brunch screenings, as if the prospect of Eddy, Patsy, Saffy, Mother and Bubble reuniting on the big screen isn't mouthwatering enough. And that's before you get to celebrity cameos from the likes of Jon Hamm, Rebel Wilson, Stella McCartney, Joan Collins, Jourdan Dunn, Jerry Hall and Kate Moss, whom Eddy appears to drown by accident in the trailer.

    To get you even more excited for the movie, which opens in cinemas on the 1st of July, we've compiled a slideshow of 10 unforgettable moments from the iconic TV series. Given how fresh Ab Fab still feels and how quotable Jennifer Saunders' scripts remain ("Champagne for Lulu!" "Cheers, thanks a lot", "Stolly-Bolly, sweetie?"), it's kind of surprising to be reminded that the first episode aired back in 1992. But in case you're wondering, Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley have recently confirmed in an interview with Gay Times that though Eddy is now in her "early sixties", Patsy is definitely still 39.








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    Eddy and Patsy trash a ski lodge
    Ab Fab's two-part special from 1996, The Last Shout, tends to get forgotten because it turned out not to be the show's last shout at all. (There have been since another two series, several other specials and of course the upcoming movie.) In this memorable example of Eddy and Patsy behaving badly, the BFFs begin hurling things at each other in a drunken rage before realising it's much more fun to trash their fancy Val d'Isère digs together.

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    Magda
    A memorable presence in five episodes of the TV series, Kathy Burke's swaggering magazine editor is arguably the greatest of Ab Fab's recurring characters. In this endlessly quotable clip from 1994’s Hospital episode, she skewers fashion's obsession with youth – "If the models get any younger, Pats, they'll be chucking foetuses down the catwalk" – before sharing her thoughts on "journalists with egos." Excitingly, Kathy Burke will be back as Magda in the movie.

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    Bubble recaps the royal wedding
    Jane Horrocks' inept personal assistant is Ab Fab's most off-the-wall character. When asked why she ever employed Bubble, Eddy replies: "She was like a little work of art, you know... a sort of conceptual installation, the concept of a PA." In this clip from 2012, Bubble explains the royal wedding to Saffy, who's just come out of prison, while Eddy and Patsy take down the Kardashians.

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