Spawned by the 1980 movie starring Goldie Hawn,
Private Benjamin was a sitcom that ran from 1981 to
1983 on CBS. The series starred Lori Patterson as
Private Judy Benjamin, Hal Williams reprising his film
role of Sergeant Ted Ross, and Eileen Brennan reprised
her film role as Captain Doreen Lewis. Before the show
was canceled, Brennan managed to earn both an Emmy and a
Golden Globe for her work on the show.
show was basically about a rich spoiled gal, named Judy
Benjamin (Patterson), who ended up in the Army.
Although she was popular with the other privates, her
superiors did not take too kindly to her, specifically
Captain Lewis (Brennan) and Sergeant Ross (Williams).
Much of the humor in the show revolved around the
gruntís attempts at evading their ever watchful
superiors, specifically Sergeant Ross, and the everyday
life of being an Army grunt.