Benson

  • 1979
  • TV Show
  • TV-PG

Butler Benson carries his mordant wit over to a new job in this `Soap' spin-off, working for a widowed governor with a precocious daughter. The sitcom ran for seven seasons. Robert Guillaume was nominated for an Emmy in five of them and won for the 1984-85 season. He also won a Supporting Emmy in the role in `Soap' the season before `Benson' debuted. In (more…)

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Robert Guillaume,<em> Benson</em>

Benson's Robert Guillaume Dead at 89

Robert Guillaume, the actor who won two Emmys for playing the wisecracking butler Benson DuBois, has died, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 89. Guillaume was best known for the Benson character, which he played on the '70s sitcom Soap and… Read more

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Thick as Thieves Season 2, Episode 1 Oct 31, 1980 $1.99

Benson and Kraus are taken hostage during a market stickup, and it takes all his diplomacy to keep her from goading the gunmen into shooting them.

Marcy's Vacation Season 1, Episode 24 May 8, 1980 $1.99

When the governor's secretary, Marcy, plans her vacation cruise, she doesn't expect that her temporary replacement will do her job better than she does.

The Army Wants You Season 1, Episode 23 May 1, 1980 $1.99

Korean war veteran Benson gets a cryptic message from the Army, which shows an alarming interest in his present health.

Takin' It to the Streets Season 1, Episode 22 Mar 27, 1980 $1.99

Benson has to do some hilariously fancy footwork when the governor decides late one night to find out what's really on the minds of his constituents and takes Benson to a rough waterfront bar.

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Benson Season 1
Though a longtime fixture of "Soap's" crazy Tate family, Benson is sent by his employer, Jessica, to help run the disorganized household of her widowe (more…)

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Sun Jun 3 2:00pm
Full Court Press(Season 5, Episode 5) OWN

Clayton takes Benson to court after Katie quotes one of his wisecracks in her school paper and it's picked up by the press. Rene Auberjonois, Robert Guillaume, Missy Gold, James Noble. Judge: Percy Rodrigues.

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It Ain't Sheik(Season 5, Episode 7) OWN

An obnoxious sheik, who plans to sink millions into the local economy, wants to take Kraus back to his domain. Kraus: Inga Swenson. Benson: Robert Guillaume. Pete: Ethan Phillips.

Sun Jun 3 3:00pm
You Can't Give It Away(Season 5, Episode 8) OWN

News that Benson has won the state's first lottery brings on a chorus of critics crying corruption. Robert Guillaume. Connie: Victoria Carroll. Montez: Joaquin Martinez. Gillespie: Dennis Robertson. Denise: Didi Conn.

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James Noble and Robert Guillaume, <em>Benson</em>
James Noble, the Governor on Benson, Dies at 94

The actor suffered a stroke last week and passed on Monday

Rene Auberjonois, <EM>Boston Legal</EM>
Rene Auberjonois: From Benson to Boston

Before "snark" was even a word, Rene Auberjonois was wonderfully full of it as Clayton Runnymede End…

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  • Premiered: September 13, 1979
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: Butler Benson carries his mordant wit over to a new job in this `Soap' spin-off, working for a widowed governor with a precocious daughter. The sitcom ran for seven seasons. Robert Guillaume was nominated for an Emmy in five of them and won for the 1984-85… (more)

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