Series 04, Episode 03
Air Date 14 September 2001
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Paris is the third episode of the fourth series which was first broadcast on 14 September 2001.

Summary Edit

Edina is set to appear in a mother/daughter fashion spread to be shot in Paris for a glam magazine; after she fails to secure Chloë Sevigny, Kate Beckinsale, or Liv Tyler to portray her daughter, she decides that she'll have to settle for Saffy.

Patsy is also invited for a shoot with the "face of the moment" Erin O'Connor as her fashion "daughter." After arguing on the Eurostar, the group arrives in Paris, where it turns out that fashion photographer Rimmer plans a generation-spanning neo-punk group fashion spread, including former models Annegret and Verushka, to Patsy's dismay. After a quarrel between Edina and Saffy about using guidebooks in Paris, Saffy agrees to explore Paris Edina's way.

The pair shop, dine at fancy restaurants – where Edina is surprised to learn that Saffy speaks French – and they head to the Eiffel Tower to complete a tradition Edina and Patsy do every year in Paris: flash their breasts at the world. However, Edina uses this occasion to trick Saffy into appearing topless on a magazine, where she later becomes popular.

Trivia Edit

This episode of Absolutely Fabulous caused interest in the United Kingdom, due to a comment about the Taliban 3 days after the 11 September terrorist attacks in New York. It was hastily deleted from the BBC broadcast version but the original version was included on the DVD release.

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