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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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All Upcoming Times for Benson

Episode Air Date Channel

Kraus Sings the Blues

S04, E19  (First Aired: Mar. 4, 1983)
Benson reluctantly emcees a telethon and lets Kraus sing when several acts cancel out.
  • Sun 5/20
  • 8:00PM-8:30PM
  • 43.5
  • KGMCDT5

Labor Pains

S05, E10  (First Aired: Nov. 25, 1983)
A highway workers' strike paralyzing the city in a snowstorm ends when a child needs medical help.
  • Mon 5/21
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 43.5
  • KGMCDT5

Unlisted Love

S05, E11  (First Aired: Dec. 2, 1983)
The governor is attracted to a young woman he had a crush on in high school.
  • Tue 5/22
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 43.5
  • KGMCDT5

The Governor's Brain Is Missing

S05, E12  (First Aired: Dec. 16, 1983)
The staff's delight at having an amazing robot turns to disgust when the robot takes over.
  • Wed 5/23
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 43.5
  • KGMCDT5

A Real Gone Daddy

S05, E13  (First Aired: Dec. 23, 1983)
When impending fatherhood overwhelms Pete, he tries to be a coffeehouse poet again.
  • Thu 5/24
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 43.5
  • KGMCDT5

Too Pooped to Pip

S05, E14  (First Aired: Jan. 6, 1984)
Benson receives romantic offers after he is Bachelor of the Month in a local magazine.
  • Fri 5/25
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 43.5
  • KGMCDT5

Half-Court Trap

S04, E20  (First Aired: Mar. 11, 1983)
Benson is shocked to discover his nephew, a school basketball star, can barely read or write.
  • Sun 5/27
  • 8:00PM-8:30PM
  • 43.5
  • KGMCDT5

In All the Wrong Places

S05, E15  (First Aired: Jan. 13, 1984)
Katie's school friend thinks Benson would be the perfect mate for his widowed mother.
  • Mon 5/28
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 43.5
  • KGMCDT5

Embarrassing Moments

S05, E16  (First Aired: Jan. 16, 1984)
Benson is named Citywide Magazine's Bachelor of the Month, but the female response threatens his romance with the photographer.
  • Tue 5/29
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 43.5
  • KGMCDT5

Take My Life, Please

S05, E17  (First Aired: Jan. 27, 1984)
When the visiting President orders a security check of all the employees at the mansion, Benson is labeled a spy.
  • Wed 5/30
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 43.5
  • KGMCDT5

No Episode Title

(First Aired: Sep. 13, 1979)
A butler deals with life at the governor's mansion.
  • Thu 5/31
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 43.5
  • KGMCDT5

We Deliver

S05, E19  (First Aired: Feb. 24, 1984)
Benson and the governor deliver Denise's baby in an elevator.
  • Fri 6/1
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 43.5
  • KGMCDT5