The misadventures of a spoiled young woman who joins the army and her friends.
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 Pvt. Judy Benjamin 39 episodes, 1981-1983
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 Sgt. Ted Ross 39 episodes, 1981-1983
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 Pvt. Maria Gianelli / ... 38 episodes, 1981-1983
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 Pvt. Carol Winter 24 episodes, 1981-1982
Damita Jo Freeman ...
 Pvt. Jackie Sims 22 episodes, 1981-1983
Robert Mandan ...
 Col. Lawrence Fielding 20 episodes, 1982-1983
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 Pvt. Luanne Hubble 20 episodes, 1981-1982
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Based loosely on the 1980 film of the same name, this series follows Private Judy Benjamin, a spoiled socialite, as she struggles through army life. Though she becomes popular with her fellow recruits, her lack of discipline earns the wrath of her superiors. Most of the humor in the series derived from Benjamin and her friends' attempts to evade the watchful eye of their sergeant. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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6 April 1981 (USA)  »

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La recluta Benjamín  »

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Eileen Brennan, Hal Williams, and Damita Jo Freeman reprised their roles from the original 1980 movie starring Goldie Hawn. For the TV series, the name of Freeman's character was changed from Pvt. Gloria Moe to Pvt. Jackie Sims. See more »

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Capt. Doreen Lewis: [singing] Happy days are here again! No more Private Ben-jamin...
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Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.52 (2009) See more »

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Harmless But forgettable
4 April 2002 | by See all my reviews

This series suffered from poor writing and Blah direction which probably explains why it has never shown up again since its demise.

Lorna patterson is passable as Private benjamin but nothing special...And none of the gags in any of the episodes were ever above par.....The show was sweet natured enough...but thats really about it

Oh and what ever happened to Lorna anyway???


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