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Post 12 Oct 2010, 09:03

20th Anniversary: a possible reunion?!

I'm not sure if this is the right thread, but I found an article were Jo talks about a possible reunion next year... wouldn't that be something?

Wheels on Fire! La Bete's Joanna Lumley Dishes on Possible Absolutely Fabulous Reunion
News By Michael Mellini
October 11, 2010 - 4:50PM

Eddie and Patsy of 'Absolutely Fabulous' may be on the prowl again.

A possible reunion special for the hit '90s British TV series Absolutely Fabulous may be in the works, the show's star Joanna Lumley (who can currently be seen on Broadway in La Bete) told Broadway.com. "Next year is our 20th anniversary of the first season and there might be a special or something," Lumley said. "We can’t let the occasion go unmarked. I’m praying that we can all get together. Knowing [show creator and co-star Jennifer Saunders] it will be fabulous."

Absolutely Fabulous first aired on Britain's BBC in 1992 and featured Lumley and Saunders as boozy best friends Patsy Stone and Edina Monsoon. The fashion-obsessed, middle-aged pair spent their time drinking, smoking and snorting anything that came their way as Monsoon's daughter (played by Julia Sawalha) disapprovingly looked on. The show ran for five seasons, airing intermittently until 2003.

"People have a great love for her because she was so disgusting, selfish, bad-mannered and vile," Lumley said of the character that won her three BAFTA Awards. "Patsy was just divine to play, as you could imagine. It doesn’t matter how old we get because in some of the episodes we fast-forwarded to Patsy and Edina being about 112 years old. They’re utterly puffed up, revolting and in wheelchairs, so it doesn’t matter at what age we do it because we know they’re still alive, old and plugged into vodka machines."

Lumley even hinted that a planned theatrical adaptation of the show was once in the works. "There was conversation of doing something. You would’ve needed most of the cast, though, and everybody—Julia Sawalha, Jane Horrocks and June Whitfield—works nonstop in film, TV and stage. It was really hard to get us all together."

Lumley currently stars in La Bete as a hot-tempered princess opposite Tony winners Mark Rylance and David Hyde Pierce. La Bete is currently in previews at the Music Box Theatre and opens October 14.

For a look at Lumley and Saunders in fabulous action, watch below!


Here's the link:

http://www.broadway.com/shows/la-bete-broadway/buzz/153871/wheels-on-fire-la-betes-joanna-lumley-dishes-on-possible-absolutely-fabulous-reunion/
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Post 12 Oct 2010, 09:24

Re: A possible reunion?

Oh yes, the reunion talk... we have a lot of those on the Jennifer forum too and I have no doubt Joanna would absolutely love to make her return as Pats. (and the other cast members would probably, too) The point is that it's up to Jennifer to actually start writing again and I'm afraid you can never be sure when it comes to her, haha. So far I haven't heard about any plans that are being made for the production of a sixth series but we can all hope of course.

The twentieth anniversary already... that's my youth you're talking there. :lol:
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Post 12 Oct 2010, 10:09

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I think it would be great if they all reunite of course especially since June seems to be fit, too. I am sure the girls would all have a lot of fun together as well. Let's hope that Jennifer will be up to writing a new episode/movie/series! :wink:
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Post 12 Oct 2010, 19:43

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WOuld be excellent if they could; 20 years, wow.
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Post 19 Oct 2010, 08:30

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AbFab started in 1992, so the 20th anniversary wouldn't be until 2012.But I am keeping my hopes up as well. They couldn't let the 20 years go past without some sort of commemoration!
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Post 19 Oct 2010, 08:35

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Philippa wrote:AbFab started in 1992, so the 20th anniversary wouldn't be until 2012.But I am keeping my hopes up as well. They couldn't let the 20 years go past without some sort of commemoration!


That's weird though because the article clearly says next year and I doubt if Joanna's wrong. The first episode was broadcast in 1992 but perhaps the filming/casting started in 1991? That would make it 19 years old this year (my age!) and 20 next year.
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Post 19 Oct 2010, 21:17

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20 years seem's like ages !!
I really really hope that there is something. :heart: :heart:
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Post 19 Oct 2010, 21:19

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It's almost as old as me; shocking!
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Post 20 Oct 2010, 12:11

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JackieO wrote:It's almost as old as me; shocking!


Oh that's too cute, what shall I say, I'm twice your age! :lmao: :lmao:
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Post 20 Oct 2010, 12:15

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LunaFive wrote:
JackieO wrote:It's almost as old as me; shocking!


Oh that's too cute, what shall I say, I'm twice your age! :lmao: :lmao:


I was gonna come here and post the same as Laura but on second thoughts... sorry Britta dear. :lol:
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Post 20 Oct 2010, 20:44

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Haha!
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Post 21 Oct 2010, 10:05

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Haha and since I'm the same age as Laura I'll say no more about it :lmao:
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Post 07 Nov 2010, 14:07

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*takes deep breath* AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!

http://www.playbill.com/playblog/2010/1 ... the-works/

*runs around in circles*

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Post 07 Nov 2010, 14:46

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*needs some air*

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
:squee: :hyper: :squee: :hyper: :squee: :hyper:
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Post 07 Nov 2010, 16:17

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YAY!!!
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Post 07 Nov 2010, 16:36

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2 Hours later

*still runs around, screaming*
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Post 07 Nov 2010, 18:48

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Philippa wrote:2 Hours later

*still runs around, screaming*


Same here! I'm so terribly excited about this, shame she didn't give any specific details on whether they're thinking of doing a whole series or just a special.. :squee:
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Post 07 Nov 2010, 18:57

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I'm actually too tired to run, but I'm doing it mentally :lol:

I'm guessing it'll be just a special, but it's fine by me!
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Post 07 Nov 2010, 21:25

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As long as they will have all the J's in it, it's fine with me, if it's a special or a series :hearteyes:
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Post 12 Nov 2010, 09:16

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I'm soo excited for this - I don't really care if it would be a special or a series.

JUST AB FAB :squee: :squee:
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Post 12 Nov 2010, 12:23

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Well, I'm crossing fingers my special for another series really. It won't be very likely as they no longer have the set that was used for all five series but Jennifer could give Pats and Eddie a new place to live, since Saffy kicked them out of the house in Holland Park. :lol:

And I really hope it will be a recording with a studio audience too. If that's he case, book me a ticket on the next train/plane to London please! :hyper:
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Post 12 Nov 2010, 13:05

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Count me in if they're recording in front of an audience! And I'm not getting my hopes up for a complete series because I really don't think they'll do that, so my guess is that they'll do a special (hopefully a two-parter).
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Post 13 Nov 2010, 16:53

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I would love to be there, too, that would just be fantastic! Well, let's hope that there will be at least a movie or something in that length.
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Post 13 Nov 2010, 17:45

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Trivia: The structure of the set is now used for the comedy Miranda- if you look very closely you can see where the stairs, windows etc are :wink:
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Post 15 Nov 2010, 19:38

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Is it really !?!
I'll be watching. :grin: Thanks !! :happy:
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