From left to right: Sebastian Flight, Captain Duff, Shona Spurtle and Steve McCracken.
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This sitcom followed the cabin crew of the fictional "Air Scotia" airline, based at Prestwick Airport in its pre-Ryanair days. There's the camp, ego-centric Sebastian Flight, perennially single Steve McCracken, their boss Shona "Hitler in Tights" Spurtle and a Captain who is so out of it, he makes Dougal seem normal. Add surrealism and song and dance numbers for anarchy.
Steve: I don't know about you, Sebastian, but I never come first.
Shona: (horrified) Steve! You give me the dry boak.
Golden Moment: Parodied at the end of Feart after Steve delivers a rather long-winded spiel about how he turned down a promotion because he would rather work with Sebastian than be successful and lonely.
Sebastian: Oh, Steve...ya stupid mug!
Gossipy Hens: Steve and Sebastian. A variation on the trope since Sebastian seems to be the one who pecks at Steve to get gossip rather than just passing it on.
Steve takes one of his off-screen dates to The Shish Mahal, which is an actual restaurant in Glasgow.
He also spotted Lena Zavaroni in an Italian restaurant in Motherwell.
Spiritual Successor: Forbes and Cumming had previously played two very similar characters, the Kelvinside Young People’s Amateur Dramatic Art Society founders Victor McIllvaney and Barry McLeish, at the Edinburgh Fringe and on various STV programmes.
"I'm an uptown, uptempo woman, you're a downtown, downbeat guy. It would never work out."
Sebastian probes Steve about one of his dates in the style of Summer Nights.
What Did I Do Last Night?: Played with, when Sebastian is desperately trying to find out what Steve did the previous night. Then subverted when it turns out that Steve was totally wrong about what he thought he did and is rather disappointed to learn the truth.
Who Names Their Kid "Dude"?: The celebrity sprog in Dug is named "Aurora Borealis", since that was what her dad was looking at when she was conceived.