The Nanny (1993–1999)

Pishke Business 

Maxwell has Fran pretend to be C.C. in order to get theatrical backing from a man C.C. attacked to get a cab.


(as Lee Shallat)


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Episode complete credited cast:
C.C. Babcock
Margaret 'Maggie' Sheffield
Brighton Sheffield
Grace Sheffield
Sylvia Fine
Ben Vereen


Maxwell and C.C. are producing a new musical starring Ben Vereen, and they're looking for investors. A chance meeting with Vereen finds one group of investors: Sylvia and her ladies canasta group, who invest their "pinske" - their canasta winnings: $25,000. Fran is a little worried for her mother when she later learns from Maxwell that his big talk of a sure-fired hit is his standard spiel to lure investment and that the show is not a guaranteed success. The show may not get off the ground regardless if they can't find other investors. They hit a major snag when their prospective major investor, Charles Haste, happens to be the man who C.C. physically battled with over a cab. Overhearing the story from Haste who fancies himself to be a ladies man, Fran decides to pretend to be a sexy C.C. to Haste. Before investing, Haste wants to take who he knows to be C.C. out on a date, the date to begin at her apartment. Before the date starts, C.C., at her apartment, provides Fran with a crash ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Family | Romance





Release Date:

31 October 1994 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The title is from the movie Risky Business (1983). See more »


When Fran mistakenly thinks C.C. came out to her as gay, she tells her "You know, now you and your special friend can dance together at Disneyland!" This is telling as the show was shot in Los Angeles which is near Disneyland, while it is set in New York which is much closer to Disney World in Florida. See more »


Fran Fine: Did you bring the half a mill?
Charles Haste: C.C., I've been thinking it over and I don't want to give you that much.
Fran Fine: You don't?
Charles Haste: No, I want to double it!
[C.C. moans in the closet, Haste looks at Fran]
Fran Fine: Poltergeist! I got the apartment really cheap, but I can't watch TV.
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References Pippin: His Life and Times (1981) See more »


Singin' in the Rain
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
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