In this spinoff of "Soap", Benson DuBois is sent out West to serve as butler to widowed state governor Gene Gatling, an honest but bumbling servant of the people. Although he has his rivals in German maid Kraus and persnickety aides Clayton and Taylor, Benson, armed with an acerbic wit and plenty of smarts, becomes the Governor's close friend and helper, and eventually is elected Lieutenant Governor! Written by
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Did You Know?
Two of the regular actors later went on to become regulars in two different Star Trek series. Rene Auberjonois played Odo in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Ethan Phillips played Neelix in Star Trek: Voyager. See more
In the episode "Fools Gold" the blueprints Benson was hiding in his robe weren't visible in early shots (long or close-up) of the scene, but can be clearly seen sticking out of his robe right before he takes them out to show the Governor. See more
[Benson meets Kraus for the first time
You are getting muddy footprints all over my clean floor and it is disgusting!
Fine, I'll walk on my hands.
Referenced in The Muppets