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Spun-off from 

Soap (1977) (TV Series)
"Benson" features Benson of "Soap".

Referenced in 

The Golden Girls: Blind Ambitions (1986) (TV Episode)
The show is mentioned by name.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: The Fresh Prince Project (1990) (TV Episode)
Of Geoffrey, Will says, "Look who's here! Benson!"
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: P.S. I Love You (1992) (TV Episode)
Judge Carl Robertson refers to Geoffrey the butler as Benson
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Wild World of Batwoman (1993) (TV Episode)
Robert Gulliame is mentioned when Miss Benson names comes up.
The Nanny: When You Pish Upon a Star (1994) (TV Episode)
The show is mentioned by name.
Saturday Night Live: Steve Buscemi/Third Eye Blind (1998) (TV Episode)
Mentioned on Morning Latte
The Roseanne Show: Episode #1.29 (1998) (TV Episode)
Chi McBride draws comparisons to his show "The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer"
The Wood (1999)
Primetime Glick: Dennis Miller/Jerry Seinfeld (2001) (TV Episode)
Jiminy Glick mentions how much he loved Jerry Seinfeld's guest spots on the show.
TV in Black: The First Fifty Years (2004) (Video)
Seinfeld: How It Began (2004) (TV Movie)
mentioned once
Family Guy: Don't Make Me Over (2005) (TV Episode)
Brian mentions this show.
Gilmore Girls: New and Improved Lorelai (2005) (TV Episode)
Michel says that Lorelai has assigned him to be "answering doors, like Benson."
Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of 'Diff'rent Strokes' (2006) (TV Movie)
This show is one of the squares on the network schedule board, and can be seen clearly.
Bloodz vs. Wolvez (2006) (Video)
Butler is called Benson
Bee Movie (2007)
The name Barry B. Benson is a play on the TV series that was Jerry Seinfeld's big break. (See Trivia section for "Benson.")
Tropic Thunder (2008)
Character addressed as "Benson" in racial reference
Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates Tattaglia (2008) (TV Episode)
title mentioned
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.100 (2009) (TV Episode)
Included in a $4,000 question
Scrubs: Our New Girl-Bro (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Muppets (2011)
Veronica says that if the Muppet Telethon doesn't have a celebrity host, she might replace it with reruns of the show
Family Guy: Call Girl (2013) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 1 July 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
theme song played
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 3 September 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
Mike Golic mentions "Benson, the butler"

Featured in 

ABC's 50th Anniversary Celebration (2003) (TV Special)
A clip from this show appears.
I Love the '80s Strikes Back: 1981 (2003) (TV Episode)
Clips from the television series are shown in this episode, even though the series first aired in 1979.

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Trivia | Goofs | Crazy Credits | Quotes | Alternate Versions | Soundtracks

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