Private Benjamin (1981–1983)

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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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 Capt. Doreen Lewis (37 episodes, 1981-1983)
Robert Mandan ...
 Col. Lawrence Fielding (16 episodes, 1982-1983)
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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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Polly Holliday was added to the cast after 'Eileen Brennan' was injured in an automobile accident and was intended as a short-term replacement character. However the show was cancelled after Holliday had appeared in just two episodes. See more »

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Capt. Doreen Lewis: [singing] Happy days are here again! No more Private Ben-jamin...
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Harmless But forgettable
4 April 2002 | by (Sydney australia) – 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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