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?
Missy Gold's sister Tracey Gold co-starred on Growing Pains, a sitcom which also aired on ABC concurrently with Benson. Tracey had also auditioned for the role of Katie, and would make a guest appearance on Benson as a cousin of Katie's. 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
Clayton Runnymede Endicott III
You heard it from the horse's mouth.
And now we're hearing it from the other end.