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
Marty McKee <email@example.com>
Did You Know?
The series was on the air seven years, longer than the show from which it was spun-off, Soap
(1977), which lasted four years. 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 the governor for the first time
Governor Gatling, I'd like to introduce...
Governor Eugene Xavier Gatling
Introduce? Oh, this man needs no introduction. I'd know the Reverend Jesse Jackson anywhere.