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Benson

Benson


In this spin-off of Soap, Benson DuBois was sent to be the butler to Governor Gatling, who was the widowed cousin of Jessica Tate. Living in the home besides Gatling was his daughter Katie, his German housekeeper Gretchen, and his secretary Marcy.

After two seasons, Benson ended up being appointed the state's budget director and also gained a secretary, Denise. In the sixth season, Benson continued his remarkable ascent and became the Lieutenant Governor and in the final season of the show, he ended up running for Governor against his mentor and former employer, Governor Gatling. However, the show ended before the results of the election were revealed and so no one ever knew who won the hard fought campaign.
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Episode Info

Final: 7x22 -- And the Winner is ... (Apr/19/1986)



Cast
Robert Guillaume
As Benson DuBois
James Noble (1)
As Gov. James Gatling
Inga Swenson
As Gretchen Kraus
Caroline McWilliams
As Marcy Hill (S01-S03)
Missy Gold
As Katie Gatling
David Hedison
As John Taylor (pilot only)
Lewis J. Stadlen
As John Taylor (S01)
Ethan Phillips
As Pete Downey (S02-S05)
Billie Bird
As Rose Cassidy (S06-S07)
Didi Conn
As Denise Stevens Downey (S03-S05)

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Recurring Guests

Wendell Wright as Hopkins (3 eps)
Beverly Todd as Senator Francine Wade (2 eps)
Norman Bartold as Taylor (2 eps)
Art Metrano as Captain Bates (2 eps)
Katherine Helmond as Jessica Tate (2 eps)
Jerry Seinfeld as Frankie (2 eps)
G.W. Bailey as Gus (2 eps)
René Enríquez as Raul (2 eps)

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Warning: Benson guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy | Politics
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: ABC ( USA)
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: September 13, 1979
Ended: August 30, 1986
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