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** ExaggeratedTrope: Mr [=McCutcheon=], a shut-in who has spent decades living in solitary squalor, is in even worse conditiom than Rab. When the latter meets the former, he remarks: "That must be some stink comin' affa you for it to out-stink the stink comin' affa me"
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** ExaggeratedTrope: Mr [=McCutcheon=], a shut-in who has spent decades living in solitary squalor, is in even worse conditiom condition than Rab. When the latter meets the former, he remarks: "That must be some stink comin' affa you for it to out-stink the stink comin' affa me"
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** ExaggeratedTrope: Mr McCutcheon, a shut-in who has spent decades living in solitary squalor, is in even worse conditiom than Rab. When the latter meets the former, he remarks: "That must be some stink comin' affa you for it to out-stink the stink comin' affa me"

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** ExaggeratedTrope: Mr McCutcheon, [=McCutcheon=], a shut-in who has spent decades living in solitary squalor, is in even worse conditiom than Rab. When the latter meets the former, he remarks: "That must be some stink comin' affa you for it to out-stink the stink comin' affa me"


The drunken Scottish street philosopher, Rab C. Nesbitt first appeared on the seminal Scottish comedy show ''{{Naked Video}}''. Progressing in 1989 to his own Christmas special ''Rab C Nesbitt's Seasonal Greet'', the popularity of this much-rerun show spawned a further 8 series of alcoholic ranting. The series was broadcast nationally, despite the strong and sometimes impenetrable Glaswegian accents, which was parodied in one episode where Rab goes to London in search of his runaway son, and subtitles are used to translate the dialogue.

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The drunken Scottish street philosopher, Rab C. Nesbitt first appeared on the seminal Scottish comedy show ''{{Naked Video}}''.''Series/NakedVideo''. Progressing in 1989 to his own Christmas special ''Rab C Nesbitt's Seasonal Greet'', the popularity of this much-rerun show spawned a further 8 series of alcoholic ranting. The series was broadcast nationally, despite the strong and sometimes impenetrable Glaswegian accents, which was parodied in one episode where Rab goes to London in search of his runaway son, and subtitles are used to translate the dialogue.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: In the pilot episode and first series, there are a couple of casual references to Rab physically abusing Mary when she “gets too lippy”. Whilst Rab remained prone to violence throughout the show’s run, it’s pretty much unthinkable that he’d assault his wife.


** ExaggeratedTrope: Mr McCutcheon, a shut-in who has spent decades living in solitary squalor, is in even worse conditiom than Rab. Wheb the latter meets the former, he remarks: "That must be some stink comin' affa you for it to out-stink the stink comin' affa me"

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** ExaggeratedTrope: Mr McCutcheon, a shut-in who has spent decades living in solitary squalor, is in even worse conditiom than Rab. Wheb When the latter meets the former, he remarks: "That must be some stink comin' affa you for it to out-stink the stink comin' affa me"


The final series was aired in 1998. The entire run of series is currently (2007) being repeated on Paramount Comedy in the UK.

In 2008, the character returned for a one-off, 45-minute special at Christmas 2008. As of January 2010, a forthcoming new series has just started airing.


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The final series was aired in 1998. The entire run of series is currently (2007) being repeated on Paramount Comedy in the UK.

In 2008, the character returned for a one-off, 45-minute special at Christmas 2008. As of January 2010, 2008 which eventually led to a forthcoming new series has just started airing.

revival which ran for two seasons and ended with a New Year's special in 2014.


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** ExaggeratedTrope: Mr McCutcheon, a shut-in who has spent decades living in solitary squalor, is in even worse conditiom than Rab. Wheb the latter meets the former, he remarks: "That must be some stink comin' affa you for it to out-stink the stink comin' affa me"

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* ThePigPen: Rab is near-constantly filthy. His idea of cleaning himself up prior to a night out in Spain is to peel off a dirty bandage and discard a cigarette butt from behind his ear.


* FreudianExcuse: Jamesie claims his contemptuous attitude towards women stems from the abuse meted out by his mother, which never let up even when he cares for her through her infirmity to her death.

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* FreudianExcuse: Jamesie claims his contemptuous attitude towards women stems from the abuse meted out by his mother, which never let up even when he cares cared for her through her infirmity to her death.

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* FreudianExcuse: Jamesie claims his contemptuous attitude towards women stems from the abuse meted out by his mother, which never let up even when he cares for her through her infirmity to her death.

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* VitriolicBestBuds: Rab with Jamesie. Also with Norrie the barman.


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* HeyItsThatGuy: On several occasions, with many well-known British actors making cameos.
** The Tenth Doctor is a transgender barmaid!
** And the Seventh Doctor is Rab's mentally disturbed brother!
** Wormtail is a suicidal jailbird.
** Yaxley is a Satanist with a goatee!
** Several actors who went on to appear in ''StillGame'', another popular Scottish Sitcom, such as Ford Kiernan, Gavin Mitchell, Paul Young, and even Sanjeev Kholi in Series 9.


* Special (45 mins) Rab C Nesbitt's Seasonal Greet: 31 Dec 1989, BBC2 Sun 9.30pm
* Series One (6) 27 Sep-1 Nov 1990, BBC2 Thu 9pm
* Special (45 mins) Fitba 15 July 1991, BBC2 Mon 9.45pm
* Series Two (6) 14 May-18 June 1992, BBC2 Thu 9pm
* Special (50 mins) 31 Dec 1992, BBC2 Thu 11.30pm
* Series Three (6) 18 Nov-23 Dec 1993, BBC2 Thu 9pm
* Series Four (6) 19 Sep-24 Oct 1994, BBC2 Mon 9pm
* Short special part of ''[[Creator/StephenFry Fry]] And [[Creator/HughLaurie Laurie]] Host A Christmas Night With The Stars'' 27 Dec 1994, BBC2 Tue 9pm
* Special (50 mins) 29 Dec 1994, BBC2 Thu 9pm
* Series Five (6) 5 Jan-9 Feb 1996, BBC2 Fri 9pm
* Series Six (6) 1 Aug-5 Sep 1997, BBC2 Fri 9.30pm
* Series Seven (6) 21 Aug-25 Sep 1998, BBC2 Fri 9.30pm
* Series Eight (6) 14 May-18 June 1999, BBC2 Fri 9.30pm
* Christmas special, 23 December 2008, BBC2 9pm

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* Special (45 mins) Rab C Nesbitt's Seasonal Greet: 31 Dec 1989, BBC2 [=BBC2=] Sun 9.30pm
* Series One (6) 27 Sep-1 Nov 1990, BBC2 [=BBC2=] Thu 9pm
* Special (45 mins) Fitba 15 July 1991, BBC2 [=BBC2=] Mon 9.45pm
* Series Two (6) 14 May-18 June 1992, BBC2 [=BBC2=] Thu 9pm
* Special (50 mins) 31 Dec 1992, BBC2 [=BBC2=] Thu 11.30pm
* Series Three (6) 18 Nov-23 Dec 1993, BBC2 [=BBC2=] Thu 9pm
* Series Four (6) 19 Sep-24 Oct 1994, BBC2 [=BBC2=] Mon 9pm
* Short special part of ''[[Creator/StephenFry Fry]] And [[Creator/HughLaurie Laurie]] Host A Christmas Night With The Stars'' 27 Dec 1994, BBC2 [=BBC2=] Tue 9pm
* Special (50 mins) 29 Dec 1994, BBC2 [=BBC2=] Thu 9pm
* Series Five (6) 5 Jan-9 Feb 1996, BBC2 [=BBC2=] Fri 9pm
* Series Six (6) 1 Aug-5 Sep 1997, BBC2 [=BBC2=] Fri 9.30pm
* Series Seven (6) 21 Aug-25 Sep 1998, BBC2 [=BBC2=] Fri 9.30pm
* Series Eight (6) 14 May-18 June 1999, BBC2 [=BBC2=] Fri 9.30pm
* Christmas special, 23 December 2008, BBC2 [=BBC2=] 9pm


* Short special part of ''[[StephenFry Fry]] And [[HughLaurie Laurie]] Host A Christmas Night With The Stars'' 27 Dec 1994, BBC2 Tue 9pm

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* Short special part of ''[[StephenFry ''[[Creator/StephenFry Fry]] And [[HughLaurie [[Creator/HughLaurie Laurie]] Host A Christmas Night With The Stars'' 27 Dec 1994, BBC2 Tue 9pm

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