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Rab C. Nesbitt 

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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Gregor Fisher ...  Rab C. Nesbitt 67 episodes, 1988-2014
Tony Roper Tony Roper ...  Jamesie Cotter 65 episodes, 1988-2014
Elaine C. Smith Elaine C. Smith ...  Mary Nesbitt 64 episodes, 1988-2014
Barbara Rafferty Barbara Rafferty ...  Ella Cotter 51 episodes, 1990-2014
Brian Pettifer ...  Andra / ... 50 episodes, 1988-2014
Andrew Fairlie Andrew Fairlie ...  Gash Nesbitt 46 episodes, 1988-2008
Iain McColl Iain McColl ...  Dodie 43 episodes, 1990-2011
John Kazek 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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English

Release Date:

21 December 1988 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Раб С. Несбитт See more »

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(48 episodes) | (1 Episode) | (1 Episode) | (2 episodes) | (1 Episode)

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

Rab's age is somewhat inconsistent. In the original script of the episode 'Rat' ( made in 1990 ), he gives his age as 39. In 'Country' from series two ( 1992 ) he gives his age as 45, in 'Pie' and 'Affair' from series five ( 1996 ) he says he is 44 whilst in 'New' from series seven ( 1998 ) and 'Bug' from series eight ( 1999 ) his age is given as 45 again. In the 2010 episode 'Bottle', he gives his age as 58. See more »

Quotes

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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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Have I Got News for You: Episode #43.9 (2012) See more »

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Rab C.
24 December 2004 | by RicardoRnRSee 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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