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.
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Did You Know?
Benson's name on Soap was simply "Benson"; he had no last name (that we knew about). Likewise, in the pilot of this show Marcie introduces Benson to the Governor as simply "Benson from your cousin Jessica's family". We never hear the "Dubois" until later in the series; he's simply Benson. See more
Clipper ship bound for Spain, all that gold and Phillipe. How romantic. I hope the ship sank.