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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

Taylor's Bid

S01, E12  (First Aired: Dec. 13, 1979)
After Taylor's disastrous attempt for political office, he blames Benson for his defeat.
  • Tue 1/16
  • 9:00PM-9:30PM
  • ANTENNA
  • Wed 1/17
  • 1:30AM-2:00AM
  • ANTENNA

One Strike, You're Out

S01, E13  (First Aired: Dec. 29, 1979)
When Kraus leads a strike of mansion workers, Benson tries to do all their jobs.
  • Wed 1/17
  • 9:00PM-9:30PM
  • ANTENNA
  • Thu 1/18
  • 1:30AM-2:00AM
  • ANTENNA

Just Friends

S01, E14  (First Aired: Jan. 3, 1980)
Benson meets an old flame, now married, and the results are nearly disastrous.
  • Thu 1/18
  • 9:00PM-9:30PM
  • ANTENNA
  • Fri 1/19
  • 1:30AM-2:00AM
  • ANTENNA

Chain of Command

S01, E15  (First Aired: Jan. 10, 1980)
With the governor incapacitated, Benson works to outwit an unscrupulous lieutenant governor.
  • Fri 1/19
  • 9:00PM-9:30PM
  • ANTENNA
  • Sat 1/20
  • 1:30AM-2:00AM
  • ANTENNA

What a Revoltin' Development

S04, E03  (First Aired: Oct. 29, 1982)
Pete and Benson are captured by guerillas when they go to an island.
  • Sun 1/21
  • 11:00PM-11:30PM
  • ANTENNA

Bugging the Governor

S01, E16  (First Aired: Jan. 24, 1980)
Benson concocts a wild scheme to trap the person who bugged the governor's mansion.
  • Mon 1/22
  • 9:00PM-9:30PM
  • ANTENNA
  • Tue 1/23
  • 1:30AM-2:00AM
  • ANTENNA

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.
  • Tue 1/23
  • 9:00PM-9:30PM
  • ANTENNA
  • Wed 1/24
  • 1:30AM-2:00AM
  • ANTENNA

Checkmate

S01, E18  (First Aired: Feb. 2, 1980)
A compassionate Benson helps a homesick 11-year-old Soviet chess genius.
  • Wed 1/24
  • 9:00PM-9:30PM
  • ANTENNA
  • Thu 1/25
  • 1:30AM-2:00AM
  • ANTENNA

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.
  • Thu 1/25
  • 9:00PM-9:30PM
  • ANTENNA
  • Fri 1/26
  • 1:30AM-2:00AM
  • ANTENNA

Old Man Gatling

S01, E20  (First Aired: Mar. 6, 1980)
The governor's irascible father visits the mansion, creating havoc among staff and guests.
  • Fri 1/26
  • 9:00PM-9:30PM
  • ANTENNA
  • Sat 1/27
  • 1:30AM-2:00AM
  • ANTENNA

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.
  • Sun 1/28
  • 11:00PM-11:30PM
  • ANTENNA

No Episode Title

(First Aired: Sep. 13, 1979)
A butler deals with life at the governor's mansion.
  • Mon 1/29
  • 9:00PM-9:30PM
  • ANTENNA
  • Tue 1/30
  • 1:30AM-2:00AM
  • ANTENNA