Scottish sketch show which first appeared on radio. Featuring such characters as dodgy decorators Bish and Bosh, Ballistic Bob, The Lonely Shopkeeper, The Foulmouthed Fishermen and The Man From Kilmacolm. Mostly filmed in Glasgow.
Influential sketch show spun off from a long running Scottish radio show. It introduced the world to Glaswegian street philosopher Rab C. Nesbitt and The Baldy Man. Harry Enfield, Steve Coogan and Rik Mayall all wrote for the show.
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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
Rab first appeared as a sketch in the show Naked Video. So popular was Rab, the producers gave him his own half hour special in 1989. A full series was later commissioned for 1990. See more »
[Rab has been told that he has only a year to live if he doesn't stop drinking. He's shared this with his drinking pals who include Andra and Dodie. This news has scared Jamesie into wanting to give up the demon drink]
Rab, you and me, we go back a longs ways together.
Rab C. Nesbitt:
Aye, we dae, we dae, we dae, aye...
We started goin in tae pubs together, then we went on tae secondary school.
Rab C. Nesbitt:
Aye, what's the point, what's the point...!
The point, yae big wet slopbledger is - if you're on yer way oot with yer ...
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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 »
This has got to be one of the funniest TV series ever made, full of superb comedy performances that are cracking. The episode where Jamesie buys the melon to use for his sexual gratification (youd have to see it to understand this) and is surprised by his friends is a genuine moment of comedy masterpiece, I laughed for days about this one hilarious scene. I defy anyone to watch this series and not find it funny.
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