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Benson

Benson

Butler Benson DuBois is the smartest (and possibly only sane) member of widowed Gov. Eugene Gatling's household staff. Benson always manages to keep his head, no matter what the staffers or the governor's family members throw at him. He begins his post on loan from his employer, Jessica Tate (Katherine Helmond) on the show ``Soap,'' but soon wins a permanent place in the governor's staff and heart. His cool head and keen intellect are a perfect complement for the constant craziness that surrounds Gov. Gatling and his entourage.

Premiere:
Sep 13, 1979
Original Network:
ABC
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$1 Million an Hour

S07, E06  (First Aired: Nov. 15, 1985)
Benson discovers a budget surplus that could cost the state its federal matching funds.
  • Wed 7/18
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
  • 9.3
  • KCRGDT3

Flight of the Dodo

S07, E07  (First Aired: Nov. 29, 1985)
Benson, Gatling, Clayton and a golfer crash their helicopter.
  • Thu 7/19
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
  • 9.3
  • KCRGDT3

Flight of the Dodo

S07, E08  (First Aired: Dec. 6, 1985)
Benson, Clayton and a golf pro are stranded in the desert after crash-landing their helicopter.
  • Fri 7/20
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
  • 9.3
  • KCRGDT3

Two Boys and Their Dog

S07, E09  (First Aired: Dec. 13, 1985)
Benson becomes involved in one of Clayton's wacky investment schemes.
  • Mon 7/23
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
  • 9.3
  • KCRGDT3

The Last Man on Earth

S07, E10  (First Aired: Jan. 3, 1986)
After talking about Halley's comet, Kraus dreams that she and Benson are the only people left on Earth.
  • Tue 7/24
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
  • 9.3
  • KCRGDT3

Secret Love

S07, E11  (First Aired: Jan. 18, 1986)
Clayton's relationship with a Russian dancer may prevent him from being appointed budget director.
  • Wed 7/25
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
  • 9.3
  • KCRGDT3

Summer of Discontent

S07, E12  (First Aired: Jan. 25, 1986)
Benson's happy-go-lucky nephew arrives to spend the summer with his uncle.
  • Thu 7/26
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
  • 9.3
  • KCRGDT3

Parade Rest

S07, E13  (First Aired: Feb. 1, 1986)
When an old friend's disability payments are cut off Benson goes to bat for him.
  • Fri 7/27
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
  • 9.3
  • KCRGDT3

No Episode Title

(First Aired: Sep. 13, 1979)
A butler deals with life at the governor's mansion.
  • Mon 7/30
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
  • 9.3
  • KCRGDT3
  • Tue 7/31
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
  • 9.3
  • KCRGDT3