It’s a bit of a cliche, but the return of Eddy and Pats to our screens with the American debut of the Absolutely Fabulous 20th Anniversary Special was like seeing old friends again. Any scene with Pats, Eddy, Saffy and Mum sitting around in that gorgeous kitchen (we don’t know many gay men who weren’t envious of that space) and chatting would be enough to thrill us; the fact that the writing was crisp and funny was an almost unexpected bonus. Uncomplicated and straightforward, the special got us jumping right back into the highly dysfunctional lives of these characters, only to reveal, in a roundabout way, that the rest of the culture has finally caught up with the hedonistic duo. You can point to hundreds of red carpet outfits in the last year alone that are equally as eye-searing and unflattering as any getup Eddy ever wore. You can look at the irresponsible, pleasure-seeking lifestyle of Patsy play itself out over and over again in your Lindsays and Amys.
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