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'Absolutely Fabulous' 20th Anniversary Special: TV Women Inspired By Patsy & Eddy (PHOTOS) (VIDEO)

01/08/2012 02:16 pm ET | Updated Jan 09, 2012

After more than seven years, Eddy (Jennifer Saunders) and Patsy (Joanna Lumley) reemerge on Sun., Jan. 8 with an "Absolutely Fabulous 20th Anniversary Special."

It's the first of three planned TV installments (though only two have been filmed) celebrating the pill-popping, alcohol-guzzling, animal print-sporting, chain-smoking ladies of London. And in the Jan. 8 episode, the duo even takes jabs at E!'s first family. "Look there's a new disease called 'the Kardashians,' darling," Eddy says.

But in actuality, since their debut two decades ago, Eddy and Patsy paved the way for people -- fictional or not -- like the Kardashians on the small screen. From one particular member of the fabulous foursome on "Sex and the City" to our favorite blonde on "30 Rock," it's clear that the "Absolutely Fabulous" pair inspired many.

See TV's "Ab Fab" women, past and present, who have Eddy and Pasty to thank.

The "Absolutely Fabulous 20th Anniversary Special" premieres Sun., Jan. 8 at 10 p.m. EST on BBC America and Logo.

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