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Benson

Year:
Duration:
30 min
Genres:
Comedy | Family
IMDB rate:
7.1
Awards:
Nominated for 4 Golden Globes. Another 3 wins & 18 nominations
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 1979-09-13
Filming Locations: 1365 S Oakland Avenue, Pasadena, California, USA
Cast
Actor
Character
Robert Guillaume
Benson DuBois
James Noble
Governor Eugene Xavier Gatling
Inga Swenson
Miss Gretchen Wilomena Kraus
Missy Gold
Katherine 'Katie' Olivia Gatling
Rene Auberjonois
Clayton Runnymede Endicott III
Ethan Phillips
Peter 'Pete' John Downey
Didi Conn
Denise Florence Stevens Downey
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Trivia
The sixth season episode "Scenario" (original airdate 22 February 1985) was the first network drama episode to demonstrate the use of the internet. The computer network they were accessing was the ARPANET which was an internet prototype used by the US military and government.
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Jerry Seinfeld arrived at work one morning and found that there was no script waiting for him. He asked why and was told that he had been fired. No one had bothered to tell him.
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The series was on the air seven years, longer than the show from which it was spun-off, Soap (1977), which lasted four years.
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Goofs
In the episode "Fools Gold" the blueprints Benson was hiding in his robe weren't visible in early shots (long or close-up) of the scene, but can be clearly seen sticking out of his robe right before he takes them out to show the Governor.
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Quotes
Benson DuBois: [Benson is firing a pain-in-the-neck staffer] It hasn't been sweet, but hallelujah, it's been short.
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Gretchen: I'm going out and have myself a wild time.
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Pete Downey: I'll never be a hero. I had a chance once. Janine's cat was drowning in the pool and I jumped in to save it. But when I realized I had to give it mouth-to-mouth, I threw it back in.
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Photos from cast
Julius Carry Michael Constantine Gracie Harrison Allyn Ann McLerie