Absolutely Fabulous… Not!

Saturday, July 28, 2012 Permalink

Did anyone else catch the Absolutely Fabulous Olympics special – shown here in Oz on ABCTV – this week?

Now, I’ve long been an Ab Fab fan, but… I must confess that this was basically the last straw for me.

I did initially wonder if ‘humour’ has changed or evolved since the show first aired back in the 1990s, but I can still watch episodes of the original series and chuckle at Eddy and Patsy’s exploits.

I can still cringe at their antics but ultimately want to be Eddy, inexplicably wealthy and pfaffing about town while drunk and dressed like someone half her age (and caring little).

I’ve struggled a bit with some of the recent series and specials which have aired, but hung in there – for old time’s sake.

But now… This…

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I didn’t laugh. At all.

I don’t want to say it (speaking ill of the basically-dead ‘n’ all), but I have to: it was unfunny. The cringe factor was excessive. I mean, I love that perennial ditsy secretary Bubble is eccentric, but WTF was she supposed to be doing in those costumes and attempting to mimic various events? Again, not funny.

Trying. Too Hard.

I’m sorry Eddy and Patsy, but it’s over. And it’s not me, it’s you.



  • Rah
    July 29, 2012

    Ouch, how tragic. You’d think they’d know when to give it up.

    Then again, I watched Rowan Atkinson do his traditional ‘sneeze’ skit during the opening ceremony and everyone loved it. Um, Rowan has done that one to death and everyone still loved it. Maybe I was the only one who yawned?

    • Debbish
      July 29, 2012

      I also struggled with their recent specials… sad cos I used to love them so much. I read they were doing a movie which is a bit scary!

  • stinkb0mb
    July 29, 2012

    oh yay i thought it was just me who found it completely unfunny, to the point where i had to turn it off after 15 minutes it was just too painful to watch!

    • Debbish
      July 29, 2012

      Hey there, no definitely not just you! I kept it on and watched it through but cringed a lot!


  • Mel
    July 31, 2012

    While I enjoyed the opening ceremony, I must admit I was scratching my head during the AbFab bit!

    • Debbish
      August 2, 2012

      I didn’t see the Opening Ceremony Mel, so hadn’t realised they were in it.


  • Rachel from Redcliffe Style
    August 6, 2012

    I totally get this! I use to love them and now I don’t. I am not sure when it happened – Maybe when I grew up and stopped drinking so much? Rachel x

    • Debbish
      August 7, 2012

      Yes, that could be it. Perhaps I should have watched it when inebriated!


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