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Benson

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…)

Premiered: September 13, 1979

Rating: None

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James Noble and Robert Guillaume, <em>Benson</em>

James Noble, the Governor on Benson, Dies at 94

James Noble, best known for playing bumbling Gov. Eugene Gatling on '80s sitcom Benson, died on Monday due to complications from a stroke he suffered last week, The New York Times reports. He was 94. Noble costarred on Benson from 1979 to 1986, playi… 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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  • Premiered: September 13, 1979
  • Rating: None
  • 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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