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"Why is today such a panic anyway? It's only a fashion show and you've had six months to prepare it. Why is everything always so hysterical? All you've got to do is play a bit of music, turn on the lights, get some people who've thrown up everything they've ever eaten and send them down a catwalk. Greater feats have been achieved in less time and with less fuss... Major motion pictures are made, huge concerts are put on in stadiums, for god's sake. Five-hundred thousand troops were mobilized in the Gulf and a war fought and won in less time, and without everyone involved having a nervous breakdown and being sent flowers. It cannot be that difficult." -Saffron. (Little did we know, the shooting scripts of the first two seasons of Absolutely Fabulous are available in book form.) [Amazon]