Benson-Complete 1st Season (1979)
Starring: Robert Guillaume
He's Running the House...and the State.
|Following his breakout success on the legendary sitcom Soap, star Robert Guillaume reprises his popular role as beloved butler Benson DuBois in the fabulous first season of this hit spin-off. 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 widowed cousin, Governor Eugene Gatling (James Noble). Once there, the fast-thinking, quick-witted servant soon finds himself not only managing the Governor's mansion staff, headed by housekeeper Gretchen Kraus (Inga Swenson) and helping to raise the Governor's daughter, Katie (Missy Gold), but even advising the Governor himself. The Governor may be the boss, but it's Benson who's in charge in this riotous series that's a must-have DVD for any classic TV comedy collection!|
This three disc collection includes all 24 episodes from The Complete First Season of Benson!
"...quite refreshing in that it doesn't seem to uphold the media's normal conventions with regards to race...formulaic but fun, breezy but easy to watch. UltimateDisney.com
Editor's NoteABC's BENSON took the butler (played by Robert Guillaume) from SOAP and gave him his own show. In the first season of episodes Benson is sent to tend to the needs of state governor Gene Gatling, who is the cousin of SOAP character Jessica Tate. Benson soon finds himself falling out with some of Gene's helpers, but he finds a few allies as well, and it's not long before he's helping everyone out with some well-timed advice on all of their problems.
Cast & Crew
|Bob Fraser, et. al. - Writer|
|Frank Merwald - Editor|
|Gary Anderson - Editor|
|John Rich, et. al. - Director|
|Paul Junger Witt - Executive Producer|
|Tom Whedon - Producer|
|Golden Globe, Inga Swenson, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV|
|Emmy, Robert Guillaume, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series|
|Emmy, Herm Falk, et. al., Outstanding Technical Direction/Electronic Camerawork/Video Control for a Series|
|Emmy, Rene Auberjonois, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series|
|Golden Globe, Robert Guillaume, Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical|
|Emmy, Inga Swenson, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy or Variety or Music Series|