Tuesday, June 23, 2009


Benson was a sitcom which ran on ABC from 1979-1986.

In the show, Benson was hired to be the head of household affairs for scatterbrained and widowed Governor Eugene Gatling and his daughter Katie. Benson's housekeeping dilemmas -- his fights with the German cook Gretchen Kraus, his interactions with the governor's chief of staff, originally John Taylor and later Clayton Endicott III, made up the bulk of the stories each week. In spite of their adversarial relationship, Benson and Kraus eventually became good friends. Benson also had very good friendships with the Governor's secretary, Marcy Hill, and her successor, Denise. Marcy left after the second season after getting married.

1 comment:

  1. It should be pointed out that this was the spinoff to the sitcom Soap!