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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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Episode Air Date Channel

Conflict of Interest

S01, E05  (First Aired: Oct. 18, 1979)
A presidential invitation conflicts with Katie's school play.
  • Thu 8/16
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
  • 59.2
  • WAOEDT2

The Layoff

S01, E06  (First Aired: Oct. 25, 1979)
As part of an economy blitz, the softhearted Benson must decide which staff member to lay off.
  • Fri 8/17
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
  • 59.2
  • WAOEDT2

Snowbound

S01, E07  (First Aired: Nov. 1, 1979)
The staff must cope with cold, hunger and a woman in labor when they are stranded in a blizzard.
  • Mon 8/20
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
  • 59.2
  • WAOEDT2

Jessica

S01, E08  (First Aired: Nov. 8, 1979)
Jessica Tate visits her cousin, the governor, and manages to become embroiled in scandal.
  • Tue 8/21
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
  • 59.2
  • WAOEDT2

Don't Quote Me

S01, E09  (First Aired: Nov. 22, 1979)
When a news leak develops in the governor's household, Benson searches for the culprit.
  • Wed 8/22
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
  • 59.2
  • WAOEDT2

War Stories

S01, E10  (First Aired: Nov. 29, 1979)
Benson is delighted when Marcy falls for his old war buddy -- until he learns his friend's secret.
  • Thu 8/23
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
  • 59.2
  • WAOEDT2

Ghost Story

S01, E11  (First Aired: Dec. 6, 1979)
A series of strange incidents seem to be the work of the ghost of a murdered former governor.
  • Fri 8/24
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
  • 59.2
  • WAOEDT2

No Episode Title

(First Aired: Sep. 13, 1979)
A butler deals with life at the governor's mansion.
  • Mon 8/27
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
  • 59.2
  • WAOEDT2
  • Tue 8/28
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
  • 59.2
  • WAOEDT2
  • Wed 8/29
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
  • 59.2
  • WAOEDT2