* ActingForTwo: Jane Horrocks, who plays both Bubble and overly cheerful TV star Katy Grin.
* AdoredByTheNetwork: Creator/ComedyCentral in the U.S. was very good to this series in the second half of the '90s.
* DawsonCasting: 16-year-old Saffron is played by 24-year-old Julia Sawalha. Also inverted with Edina: when Edina turned 40, Creator/JenniferSaunders was actually only 34.
** Creator/JoannaLumley is a human rights activist who's campaigned for the rights of Gurkhas[[note]]Nepalese soldiers in the British Army[[/note]] to settle in Britain.
** Stern Character, CloudCuckooLander Actor: Julia Sawalha has repeatedly admitted that she's far more like Eddy than she is like Saffron.
* ShoutOut: The character Edina "Eddie" Monsoon is named after Jennifer Saunders' [[Creator/AdrianEdmondson husband's]] StageName.
* TooSoon: A scene the film with the two leads on an out-of-control scooter in the south of France isn't as funny a week after [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016_Nice_attack the Bastille Day truck rampage in Nice]] that killed 84 people and injured over 300.