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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.

Sep 13, 1979
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The Kraus Affair

S01, E17  (First Aired: Jan. 31, 1980)
When Kraus falls for the butcher, Benson is enlisted to help bolster her self-confidence.


S01, E18  (First Aired: Feb. 2, 1980)
A compassionate Benson helps a homesick 11-year-old Soviet chess genius.

Cold Storage

S01, E19  (First Aired: Feb. 28, 1980)
The governor must cope with 200 hungry guests when Benson and Kraus are trapped in a freezer.

Old Man Gatling

S01, E20  (First Aired: Mar. 6, 1980)
The governor's irascible father visits the mansion, creating havoc among staff and guests.

Thy Brother's Keeper

S04, E04  (First Aired: Nov. 5, 1982)
Benson's younger brother visits town at the same time a big report is due.

Power Play

S01, E21  (First Aired: Mar. 20, 1980)
A mysterious conservationist sends dead fish and sludge to the mansion to protest a power project.

Takin' It to the Streets

S01, E22  (First Aired: Mar. 27, 1980)
Benson and the governor make a late-night visit to a seedy bar to talk to constituents.

The Army Wants You

S01, E23  (First Aired: May. 1, 1980)
Benson, a veteran, is puzzled when he is told to report to the Army for ``evaluation.''.

Marcy's Vacation

S01, E24  (First Aired: May. 8, 1980)
A temporary secretary's efficiency makes Marcy feel threatened.

Thick as Thieves

S02, E01  (First Aired: Oct. 31, 1980)
Benson and Kraus are taken hostage during a late-night market holdup.

Quest for Retire

S04, E05  (First Aired: Nov. 12, 1982)
Benson steps in to prevent an attempt to foist early retirement upon the mansion's gardener.

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(First Aired: Sep. 13, 1979)
A butler deals with life at the governor's mansion.