Benson - Season 1

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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 ...
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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.
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Special Features

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

  • Release Date: 7/24/2007
  • UPC: 043396180147
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  • Source: Sony Pictures
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Pan & Scan
  • Time: 9:57:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 30,747

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Disc #1 -- Benson: The Complete First Season
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   Episode Selection
      Change (Pilot)
      Trust Me
      The President's Double
      Benson in Love
      Conflict of Interest
      The Layoff
      Snowbound
      Jessica
   Special Features
      Video Introduction by Robert Guillaume
      Inside the Governor's Mansion: Remembering the First Season of Benson
Disc #2 -- Benson: The Complete First Season
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   Episode Selection
      Don't Quote Me
      War Stories
      Ghost Story
      Taylor's Bid
      One Strike, You're Out
      Just Friends
      Chain of Command
      Bugging the Governor
Disc #3 -- Benson: The Complete First Season
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   Episode Selection
      Kraus Affair
      Checkmate
      Cold Storage
      Old Man Gatling
      Power Play
      Takin' It to the Streets
      The Army Wants You
      Marcy's Vacation
   Special Features
      Favorites From the First Season
      Photo Gallery
      Previews
         God Grew Tired of Us
         Stomp the Yard
         Norman Lear Tv
         Great Tv Famlies
   Previews
      God Grew Tired of Us
      Stomp the Yard
      Norman Lear Tv
      Great Tv Famlies
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    When will the other seasons be released?

    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?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    This is a funny series, and the first season was great. I can't wait for the other seasons to come out.

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