Rab C. Nesbitt is lowlife scum (and proud of it) in Glasgow, Scotland who spends his time drinking in his local and speaking to the camera about the state of society as he sees it.

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Series cast summary:
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 Rab C. Nesbitt (67 episodes, 1988-2014)
Tony Roper ...
 Jamesie Cotter (65 episodes, 1988-2014)
Elaine C. Smith ...
 Mary Nesbitt (64 episodes, 1988-2014)
Barbara Rafferty ...
 Ella Cotter (51 episodes, 1990-2014)
Brian Pettifer ...
 Andra / ... (50 episodes, 1988-2014)
Andrew Fairlie ...
 Gash Nesbitt (46 episodes, 1988-2008)
Iain McColl ...
 Dodie (43 episodes, 1990-2011)
John Kazek ...
 Norrie (36 episodes, 1992-1999)
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Classic BBC Sitcom about Rab C. Nesbitt, a stringed vested philosopher (in his own way) who spends his days getting drunk in his local with best mate Jamesie and going home to clash with wife Mary and his two sons Gash and Burnie. The series follows Rab as he talks to the camera about the way life is and the state of the country, When he's not doing that he is drinking, trying to keep his family together or shouting the odds at anybody who is stupid enough to argue the point. No matter where in Govan you go you cant escape the wrath of the Nesbitt man! Written by Anonymous

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Elaine C. Smith (Mary) was pregnant during the filming of the pilot. Her pregnancy was written into the show however when the series returned the following year Mary was no longer pregnant and there was no new baby in the Nesbitt house. See more »

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TV Announcer: And now for the lottery numbers - which are, funnily enough, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12, and the bonus number 13.
Rab C. Nesbitt: What? I chose 26, but it's 7, 8, 9, 12!
[to Mary]
Rab C. Nesbitt: Ah, love!
[...speaking to his hand, after he lost the lottery]
Rab C. Nesbitt: You, you are the hand that bought the ticket, I'll give ya...
[beats his hand up with the chip pan before it breaks, and Mary tries to stop him]
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At the end of every episode, we see a television with Rab on it. He rambles about something, but we cannot hear due to the music. As the credits end, Rab leaves his chair and shouts "Beat it!" See more »

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Rab C.
24 December 2004 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

To say that this show along with "Chewin the Fat" and "Still Game" are bad comedy obviously means that you are not Scottish yourself...these shows are what the Scottish (well Glasweigan) people love. I have yet to meet a person who does not know what "Geis a gobble ya dobber" or "Oi fannybaws" means. these shows are meant for the people of Scotland so if you do not like them then please do not watch them....life is not meant to be taking so seriously ! The characters in this show are people that you will find in and around Glasgow, whether you choose to look down your nose at them in disgust or find them hilarious is something that you will need to decide. So I think that you should continue to watch your American or English comedies and let the people of Scotland make up their own minds on the shows that are made in our own country !!!


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