Absolutely Fabulous is one of my favorite TV shows of all time. A British sitcom that ran from 1992 to 1996 and again from 2001 to 2004, Ab Fab was about two best friends -- Edina and Patsy -- who reached their late 40s without giving up chain-smoking, booze swilling, taking odd drugs, or referring to themselves as nymphos. Fashion victims to the extreme ("It's Lacroix, darling"), Patsy and Edina are overly proud of themselves for having been scenesters in the '60s and '70s. And they're nasty -- not at all above pushing an old lady down the stairs because she was moving too slow. The series was created and written by Jennifer Saunders, who played PR firm owner Edina. And Joanna Lumley nailed her part as aging magazine editor Patsy.
As you can imagine, I was very excited when I heard that Ab Fab was returning to the air to celebrate its 20th anniversary. ("We hope that, like a good bottle of champagne we have grown better with age," Saunders said when the announcement was made last summer.) But now comes the even more exciting news -- that supermodel Kate Moss has filmed a cameo in one of three new Ab Fab episodes to benefit the British charity Sport Relief. While Moss' episode will air in the U.K. on Friday, it doesn't appear to have a U.S. air date set yet. Sigh.
According to reports, in Moss' episode, she shows up for a meeting with Patsy alongside designer Stella McCartney and male model David Gandy. But frankly, that sounds a little dull. Here, some concepts I wish Saunders had considered for Moss' cameo.
OK, so maybe my ideas aren't that much better than what Saunders came up with. Fine, I guess I can be patient and wait to see it. The sneak peek does look pretty darn amusing.
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