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?
Robert Guillaume played the same character on both "Soap" and "Benson". Inga Swenson appeared on both shows as well, however she did play a different character on each show. 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 is firing a pain-in-the-neck staffer
It hasn't been sweet, but hallelujah, it's been short.