Less a topic for Mastermind, more a subject to invoke recurring nightmares among the club's hardcore support.
An open-top bus has not been sighted in Aberdeen since 1995, when Dundee were slayed in the League Cup final. Since then, there has been only disappointment and embarrassment. A dozen years have now passed since the club even had a final to get excited about.
But they at least appear to be getting closer. Craig Brown's side reached three out of four semi-finals in the past two seasons, and are back in the quarter-finals of the Scottish Communities League Cup after Wednesday night's hard-fought win over Dunfermline Athletic.
A favourable draw and the prospect of a return to Hampden grows ever closer. And from there? Well, anything is possible. But Jamie Langfield is not one to daydream idly about what might be. Having been with the club since 2005 – a period that includes cup defeats to Raith Rovers, East Fife, Queen's Park and Queen of the South – the goalkeeper knows better than to look too far into the future.
"At Aberdeen we never like to dream," he said. "Whenever we dream we seem to get a kick in the face, so we'll just quietly go about our business. We've had, in my eyes, two great results in the cup so far, away to Morton and Dunfermline. Hard games, and we've come away with wins.
"There's more about us now. We saw the previous night's results and all the SPL teams went through and we didn't want to go out because we knew what would happen if we'd been beaten.Thankfully, we got the right result and we're into the next round.
"We're never going to say what we're going to do. We'll keep it in-house, but we're quietly determined to put things right. We've got a strong squad and people will say this and that about us but we'll just get on with it and hopefully go about our business in the right manner."
It was Scott Vernon who bailed Aberdeen out against Dunfermline, his injury-time strike finally ending the first division side's hopes of reaching the last eight.
Vernon's only other goal this season came in the same competition, against Morton, with Langfield confident the Englishman will eventually come good.
"It's like goalkeepers: when you make a mistake you're in for it and strikers are criticised for not scoring," he added. "But that's the monkey off his back and hopefully he can take it into the game on Saturday against Hibs.
"He's still banging the ball past me [in training], so I don't actually know what goes on in games. Maybe it's just being in the wrong place at the wrong time. You look at Michael Higdon on Sunday and the first goal just seemed to break for him. It's one of those things for a striker: when you're bang on form it just drops for you anywhere.
"Scott's been under the cosh but he was in the right place and hopefully that can start him on a wee run."