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Pishke Business is the 8th episode in the second season of the CBS television series The Nanny which was aired October 31, 1994.


Sylvia and her canasta club invest their pishke — the winnings they get from playing cards — in Maxwell’s next play. But there may not be a play after all, when CiCi aggressively steals the cab of Maxwells's other investor, Charles Haste. Knowing that Charles can’t meet the real CiCi, Fran impersonates her to help Maxwell close the deal.





  • Ben Vereen as Ben Vereen
  • Wallace Shawn as Charles Haste




  • 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.
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Fran-LiteThe PlaywrightEverybody Needs a BubbyMaterial FranCurse of the GrandmasThe Nanny NapperA Star is UnbornPishke BusinessStock TipThe Whine CellarWhen You Pish Upon a StarTake Back Your MinkThe StrikeI've Got a SecretKindervelt DaysCanasta MastaThe WillThe Nanny Behind the ManA Fine FriendshipLamb Chop's On the MenuClose ShaveWhat the Butler SangA Kiss Is Just a KissStrange BedfellowsThe ChatterboxFran Gets Mugged