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    Thumbs down American "Ab-Fab" to be more PC

    Johnston also revealed more about her character and the script, which has been modified quite a lot (with the help of exec producer and star-of-the-original Jennifer Saunders) for American audiences. "I think they captured the exact amount of sweetie-darling," she says. "I mean, itís a totally different element, itís a totally different show. We donít smoke, we are hungover all the time, we chew Nicorette, weíre trying to be more PC, but I think it really works. Itís one of those scripts thatís like my favorite kind because on paper youíre like, Oh, this is funny, but when you read it out loud with two actresses, itís, like, the funniest s--- ever."

    Of course, I had to bring up a similar Australian-to-American remake from this past season, NBC's critically derided remake Kath & Kim, that sort of bombed creatively (but inexplicably lives on...) and asked if she's worried that'll happen with this beloved series. She says: "It could be a stink-bomb, I donít know. But I would rather go down with a great effort instead of something thatís like, Oh, this is definitely gonna get picked up. But I think because of this reading, and the whole network was there and everyone was there and flipped, never have I heard or seen anything like it." And then she adds this fun little tidbit: "I shouldnít say this to you but, like, literally the head of the network" -- that'd be Fox's Kevin Reilly -- "hugged us all, left the room, and came back in two minutes and was like, 'Letís make the pilot.'" Ah, the power of a television executive.

    One one final note on the Johnston front -- and just one more reason to love this woman and her impending comeback -- I mentioned that her role in the recently released Bride Wars was the only redeeming thing about the movie. Her response? "Oh God, wasnít that awful?" She was speaking of the flick as a whole, of course. Couldn't have said it better myself.
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    That's bullcrap, Edie and Patsy would NEVER chew nicotine gum. They'd smoke and drink vodka while making me laugh each and every episode.

    This shit better bomb quick.

    Pats is not pleased.

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    Sacrilege!

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    why do the show then

    i loved the un-PC humor

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    The whole point of the show is that they're completely un-PC. How fucking stupid can Hollywood get? Next thing you know they'll do a remake of Up In Smoke without the pot smoking. Morons. I hope it bombs to hell and disappears forever.
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    Christ, they're not pulling this again are they? They've been talking about this for years. Have they really run out of ideas?
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    Oh, how about instead of Patsy and Eddie being hung-over they are tried from volunteering at the homeless shelter? And it gets really crazy because they fall asleep and they get late for church! It’s going to be SO funny when they have to sneak in and not get noticed by the priest! Oh and Patsy forgot the cookies at home for the tea with the church ladies afterwards but Saffy saves the day by delivering them. THE END
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    Nothing fucking worse than a PB Ab Fab. Fuck them...

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    And this is exactly why it won't work. Tanked before takeoff, even.
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    Fuck that shit. I hate it when Hollywood rips off a cool idea and Americanizes the shit out of it.

    A lot of us like smoking, swearing, boozing and general un-PC behaviour, dontcha know!
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    the first american version was to have roseanna barr and sharon stone in yjr show

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    Let this shit die on the table. Bad concept all the way around. First two seasons and part of the third are timeless and hilarious.

    This take is dismal- needs matches!!
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    Dunno, I think many thought The Office wouldn't work in the US.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aella View Post
    Fuck that shit. I hate it when Hollywood rips off a cool idea and Americanizes the shit out of it. A lot of us like smoking, swearing, boozing and general un-PC behaviour, dontcha know!


    as a Cancer survivor, I personally take offense to those goddam Hollywood idiots screwing with the original AbFab formula.
    i WANT smoking, swearing, boozing & underage promiscuity (Patsy luvs HS boys ) these are the reasons why I LUVd 'Absolutely Fabulous' in the first place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aella View Post
    Fuck that shit. I hate it when Hollywood rips off a cool idea and Americanizes the shit out of it.

    A lot of us like smoking, swearing, boozing and general un-PC behaviour, dontcha know!
    I couldn't have said it better myself!
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