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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As fabulous as it ever was......
Series 4 is just as good as any of the other series of Ab Fab. The script is as sharp, the acting is brilliant and it's fantastic to see the old cast as fabulous as ever.
If there's a joke that falls flat there are already five more that you're laughing out loud at.
The best episode is Small Opening, where Saffy writes a play about her life and Eddy trys...
Published on 13 Nov 2001

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6 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not fabulous at all
Dear oh dear. Every single episode in series 1, 2 and 3 was a classic, and then came along series 4. Yep, it's completely outrageous, but is it funny? No. Way too OTT, way too many guest stars, characters doing things they'd never have done in the first three series and nowhere near enough laughs. A major disappointment. They should have ended the series at 3.
Published on 8 Aug 2003 by riverwide


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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As fabulous as it ever was......, 13 Nov 2001
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Series 4 is just as good as any of the other series of Ab Fab. The script is as sharp, the acting is brilliant and it's fantastic to see the old cast as fabulous as ever.
If there's a joke that falls flat there are already five more that you're laughing out loud at.
The best episode is Small Opening, where Saffy writes a play about her life and Eddy trys desperately to stop it. Absolutely Fabulous? Yes it is.
Fantastic.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great storylines, great show, great buy, 30 Oct 2001
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Michael Bicknell (Nottingham, England) - See all my reviews
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Series four of Absolutely fabulous was as hilarious and unique as before. Loads of new locations and great storylines. Celebrity cameos such as Stephen Gatley and Michael Grecco made it even better. The only thing I noticed was that the odd jokes from past episodes were repeated but they still didn't fail to make me laugh.
Definitely one of the best series yet, in my opinion the best episodes from this series are the ones where Edina, Patsy and Saffy go to Paris to do a photo shoot and where Edina attempts to lose wait and records her own video diary. Great storylines, great show, great buy.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Fabulous? Absolutely Fantastic!, 12 Nov 2001
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Jennifer Saunders has again excelled herself when writing her best comedy, Absolutely Fabulous. As we watch Edina and Patsy in the new millenium, we see them inject themselves with botox, lose weight with Detox and go to a marilyn manson concert! The jokes are funnier, the characters are brilliant, especially the new one, Katy Grin, and Series four is undoubtedly the best series yet and a must have for any comedy fan!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An Excellent series!, 4 Dec 2001
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I have to say that although this is not the best series of ab fab, it is still brilliant! There's still plenty of typical ab fab humour, and now there's a couple of new characters too. Most of the episodes had me laughing out loud, although there was the odd joke that seemed to be recycled from older series. Everyone was raving about the episode 'fish farm' being the funniest one ever but i disagree! The real best ab fab episode could be 'Small opening', it's just so hilarious! You have got to see it to understand why. overall, there are no real weak spots on this series, just six brilliant episodes from one of Britain's finest comedies EVER! Buy this if you're a fan, but the uninitiated might be best trying an older series to see what the fuss was about years ago.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Money, Tickets, Passports..., 29 Dec 2001
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Du Terroil Rene Marion "Mario Cibelli" (Florence, Italy) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Absolutely Fabulous - Series 4 [DVD] [1992] (DVD)
The best thing about this collection, is that to fully enjoy you need to watch it over and over again.The writing is so good and so full of double entendres and exceptionally quick jokes that you need to keep watching. Also, for me each one of the epsodes in Series For, really builds on the one before it, so watch them in order. The weakest episode is umber 2 - Fishfarm with Helen Bohnam Carter's cousin. I am torn between the episode of Saffys autobiographical play and the Menopause Anonymous meeting on Eddies new furniture.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Series 4 - There is No Comparison, 7 Feb 2005
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This review is from: Absolutely Fabulous - Series 4 [DVD] [1992] (DVD)
Absolutely Fabulous are back again and this time they hit our screens bigger and bolder than ever before. Edina is more grown up but still not as grown up as Patsy (who we still don't know how old she is.) Saffy is still moaning at her mother for not doing any of the housework. Edina gets cross at Saffy when she writes a play about her life and in the end Edina makes friends with the woman playing her. This is without a dought the best series so far and i hope that there are many more years to come. if you saw the christmas special and enjoyed go for this series first and you are bound to enhjoy every minute of it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Fabulous darling!", 21 Nov 2004
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Mr. J. E. Bell "mittageisen" (England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Absolutely Fabulous - Series 4 [DVD] [1992] (DVD)
Having been a fan of the absolutely fabulous series from day one, i can honestly say that series 4 is one of the best so far. Ignore any negative reviews, if you're a fan of ab fab you'll love it. 'Paralox', 'fish farm' and 'Small opening' have to be some of the funniest episodes ever. The earlier series were in no way complete classics as some would have us believe, there are plenty of unfunny episodes in series 1, 2 and 3.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THEY'RE BACK!, 3 May 2006
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Ian Phillips (Bolton, Lancashire, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Absolutely Fabulous - Series 4 [DVD] [1992] (DVD)
Absolutely Fabulous returned in late 2001 with a fourth season, five years after The Last Shout (1996) special had aired which was ultimately intended to conclude the series once and for all. However in 2000 the cast of Absolutely Fabulous were reunited in a one-off comedy special, Mirrorball which had won rave reviews and was not a bit unlike Absolutely Fabulous in its tone. Having each enjoyed working together again, Jennifer Saunders decided it was time to put pen to paper and began writing a fourth series of this unbeatable sitcom that won countless awards during its run in the 1990's.

The fourth season opens a little disappointingly with Paralox. Edina is due to appear on a British morning television show with the pretentious celebrity, Katie who is played fantastically by the astoundingly multi-talented, Jane Horrocks (who also plays Bubble in the series, the blatantly incompetent P.A to Eddy). Feeling as though shes looking old she hesitantly turns to her vile best friend, Pats who comes up with the hideous idea of using paralox to try and make her look younger. Joanna Lumley reprises the role of Patsy with a vengeance and is equally hilarious in her characterisation as she always was. This episode is lacking something though and the punchy and witty one-liners don't roll along quite as thick and fast as they once had. Times had changed and evidently so had the progamme with Jennifer Saunders clearly having adopted a more diverse approach to her writing in an effort to keep up with the ever changing times and trends of the day.

Fish Farm, sees the series enter full swing again and there are even points in this episode which harks back to the good old days of the series. Edina discovers a dishy, aristocratic gardner who she (through a comic misunderstanding) presumes is worth a fortune and so reluctantly sets out to seduce him at the persistent urge of her scavanging, selfish best friend, Pats. There are some hilarious moments here and the dialogue rides along like a roller coster with all the jokes perfectly timed and delivered deliciously from the stars of the series.

Paris is self explanitory as the gang heads off there for a photo shoot Patsy is assigned to work on as an ageing model whilst Eddy and her poor, put upon daughter, Saffy (Juila Sawahala) begin to finally bond as mother and daughter... that is until they reach the top of the eiffel tower and Eddy shrewdly tricks Saffy into exposing her breasts for all to see in an effort to be "more with the times darling" as her mother says. Classic stuff!

Donkey is slow moving and is one of the weaker episodes in the series where Eddy desperately trys to conjure up a new, fit healthy lifestyle of exercise and eating the right food in a bid to boost her self confidence and become slim. Ideas seemed to be wearing thin as this subject had been touched on before numerous times in the origanal three series but in its favour does hold enough laughs to see it through.

Small Opening is of good value where Eddys daughter, Saffy takes the play she'd written about her life, which largely draws on her complex relationship with her mother to the stage and Eddy is not in the least bit happy.... until she goes to see the play herself and ends up striking up a friendship with the actors much to Saffys dismay.

Finally the series ends on a high with the hilarious, Menopause where Patsy and Eddy join the laughably titled, Menopausals anonymous. American comedienne Ruby Wax guest stars in this episode and was involved in the series constantly having been a script editor through each season. The ending which shows Patsy and Eddy as old women is classic stuff and will undoubtedly have you in stitches.

Despite a few patchy moments, series 4 of this masterpiece comedy is another rollercoster ride of fun, games and laughs and makes for essential viewing with all the actors glowing in their parts.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious, 27 Oct 2013
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If you have watched previous series then you are never to be disappointed with this. It is British Comedy at it's best.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic comedy at its best, 7 July 2013
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What can be said that hasn't been said before. Still funny after many viewings. A treat for everyone especially those who have not seen these comedy geniuses before.
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