Benson was a
family comedy sitcom that ran on ABC from 1979 to 1986. It was
actually a spin-off of a show called "Soap."
Robert Guillaume, who played the role of Benson, played
the role of butler for the dysfunctional Tate family on
the show Soap. An interesting little known fact
about Benson was that Jerry Seinfeld played a small part
on 3 episodes in 1980.
this comedy, Benson DuBois was the butler to the state
Governor, Eugene Gatling (James Noble), who was related
to the sisters Benson worked for in Soap.
The show primarily revolved around the issues
encountered by Benson as he tried to run the household. Although Benson is the envy of much of
the other hired hands working at the estate, he is held
in high esteem by the Governor and helps others solve
their problems. As the years go by, Benson works
his way from butler to eventually Lieutenant Governor.