“They’re multiplying like head lice”: The Absolutely Fabulous ladies lay into the Kardashians during their Christmas special
They first hit our screens long before reality TV dominated the programming schedule and Big Brother was, to them, a character from a George Orwell book.
So it”s no wonder that Eddie and Patsy can”t help but have a dig at the reality TV stars of today, that have become millionaires and celebrities for just being them.
In the upcoming Christmas episode of Absolutely Fabulous, Eddie, played by Jennifer Saunders, sits at her kitchen table with daughter Saffy, played by Julia Sawalha, Patsy, played by Joanna Lumley, and Saffy”s father Justin, played by Christopher Malcolm.
“There”s a new disease called the Kardashians” Joanna Saunders”s Eddie discusses reality TV stars in a scene from the upcoming Christmas episode of Absolutely Fabulous
In the middle of the table is a pile of glossy gossip magazines as Eddie asks Saffy: “Darling, who are all these people”
Saffy responds that she doesn”t know, prompting her mother to get her to ask her who they are.
Baffled: Eddie and her daughter Saffy, played by Julia Sawalha, stare in amazement at the mags as Saffy asks her if she knows who these people are…
… to which Eddie responds in bafflement as she throws her hands in the air
When she does, Eddie throws her hands up and declares: “I don”t know! They”re non names, nobodies, sweetheart.
“Look – there”s a new disease called the Kardashians! It”s just sort of spread….”
“They”re spreading like herpes”, says Patsy as she turns her nose up in disgust
“They”re multiplying like head lice”: Patsy sneers at the reality TV stars
“Like herpes,” pipes up Patsy, adding: “Each one with their own one with their own reality show. They’re multiplying like head lice.”
Eddie then points to one of the sisters and says: “Look at this fat one at the end, very soon she will split like an amoeba and become two Kardashians.”
The reality TV family: Let”s hope the The Kardashian clan see the funny side
Patsy then chimes in again: “That looks like a boob, in fact it’s just another Kardashian.”
Absolutely Fabulous is returning to BBC One for three specials, the next on airing on December 25.