Benson - Season 1

Benson - Season 1

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Cast: Robert Guillaume, James Noble

     
 
Robert Guillaume played one of the most popular supporting characters on Soap, Benson DuBois, the insolent butler employed by wacky Jessica Tate (the brilliant Katherine Helmond, who makes a guest appearance this season). His scene-stealing portrayal of the acerbic character resulted in a Best Supporting Actor Emmy. In the wake

Overview

Robert Guillaume played one of the most popular supporting characters on Soap, Benson DuBois, the insolent butler employed by wacky Jessica Tate (the brilliant Katherine Helmond, who makes a guest appearance this season). His scene-stealing portrayal of the acerbic character resulted in a Best Supporting Actor Emmy. In the wake of Soap's cancellation by ABC, the show's producers sold the network on a spin-off based around Benson, and the series debuted September 13, 1979, and eventually ran longer than the series from which it sprung. The premise entailed Jessica sending Benson off to help run the household of her inept cousin, Governor James Gatling (James Noble). Other characters included Katie Gatling (Missy Gold), the governor's adorable daughter; Benson's nemesis, Gretchen Kraus (Inga Swenson), the stern German housekeeper; Marcy Hill (Caroline McWilliams), the governor's secretary; and John Taylor (Lewis J. Stadlen), the governor's political aide. Over the course of its seven seasons, Benson was nominated for 17 Emmy Awards, winning three. Extras include a video introduction with Guillaume, a Benson series retrospective, and a photo gallery.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/24/2007
UPC:
0043396180147
Rating:
NR
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
1
Time:
9:57:00

Special Features

Video introduction by Robert Guillaume; Inside the governor's mansion; Favorites from the first season; Photo gallery

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Benson - Season 1 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a funny series, and the first season was great. I can't wait for the other seasons to come out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Season 1 was excellent and refreshing. Good clean comedy with great characters. When will you come out with the rest of the Benson seasons? There are seasons and seasons of Friends available, why can't we have the rest for Benson?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago