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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Although she is a regular character, Barbara Rafferty's Ella Cotter didn't appear in the pilot or the first two episodes of Series One even though her character was referenced a number of times. Over all Rafferty wasn't part of 15 of the 65 Nesbitt episodes. See more »

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Peter The Warlock: [to Rab] Now if you'll excuse me I have a unicorn to sacrifice and a virgin to deflower.
[to three of the guys as he leaves the pub]
Peter The Warlock: see you's.
Dodie: He must be a warlock right enough to huv found a unicorn in Govan.
Jamesie Cotter: He must be Sherlock Holmes to huv found a virgin.
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Crazy Credits

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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Truly hilarious
23 October 2003 | by (Southport Lancashire Uk) – See all my reviews

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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