1979 - 1986, Comedy
A butler deals with life at the governor's mansion.

Episode Guide

  • Benson - And the Winner Is ... (Season 7 Episode 22)
    Season 7 Episode 22:

    And the Winner Is ...

    Benson and Gatling go toe-to-toe as the gubernatorial campaign heats up.

  • Benson - Friends and Enemies (Season 7 Episode 21)
    Season 7 Episode 21:

    Friends and Enemies

    With Governor Gatling's latest term about to end, the assumption is that he can't run again. Then he learns that he can run again and does, competing with his old friend Benson for the job.

  • Benson - Three on a Mismatch (Season 7 Episode 20)
    Season 7 Episode 20:

    Three on a Mismatch

    The Governor answers a personals ad; Gatling dates Benson's old flame.

  • Benson - Hi, Society (Season 7 Episode 19)
    Season 7 Episode 19:

    Hi, Society

    A conservation expert may help Benson and the governor pass an important bill.

  • Benson - Pardon Me (Season 7 Episode 18)
    Season 7 Episode 18:

    Pardon Me

    Benson tries to secure the release of an innocent man from prison.

  • Benson - The Bucks Stop Here (Season 7 Episode 17)
    Season 7 Episode 17:

    The Bucks Stop Here

    Clayton's worried that he's about to lose his family inheritance.

  • Benson - The Hat and the Ring (Season 7 Episode 16)
    Season 7 Episode 16:

    The Hat and the Ring

    Benson's friend Sen. Diane Hartford has an interesting proposition for the lieutenant governor.

  • Benson - Reel Murder (Season 7 Episode 15)
    Season 7 Episode 15:

    Reel Murder

    The plot thickens as Benson and George Kennedy become stranded at the governor's mansion during a blizzard.

  • Benson - Reel Murder (Season 7 Episode 14)
    Season 7 Episode 14:

    Reel Murder

    Actor George Kennedy's plans to film a movie at the governor's mansion run into deadly problems.

  • Benson - Parade Rest (Season 7 Episode 13)
    Season 7 Episode 13:

    Parade Rest

    When an old friend's disability payments are cut off Benson goes to bat for him.

  • Benson - Summer of Discontent (Season 7 Episode 12)
    Season 7 Episode 12:

    Summer of Discontent

    Benson's happy-go-lucky nephew arrives to spend the summer with his uncle.

  • Benson - Secret Love (Season 7 Episode 11)
    Season 7 Episode 11:

    Secret Love

    Clayton's relationship with a Russian dancer may prevent him from being appointed budget director.

  • Benson - The Last Man on Earth (Season 7 Episode 10)
    Season 7 Episode 10:

    The Last Man on Earth

    After talking about Halley's comet, Kraus dreams that she and Benson are the only people left on Earth.

  • Benson - Two Boys and Their Dog (Season 7 Episode 9)
    Season 7 Episode 9:

    Two Boys and Their Dog

    Benson becomes involved in one of Clayton's wacky investment schemes.

  • Benson - Flight of the Dodo (Season 7 Episode 8)
    Season 7 Episode 8:

    Flight of the Dodo

    Benson, Clayton and a golf pro are stranded in the desert after crash-landing their helicopter.

  • Benson - Flight of the Dodo (Season 7 Episode 7)
    Season 7 Episode 7:

    Flight of the Dodo

    Benson, Gatling, Clayton and a golfer crash their helicopter.

  • Benson - $1 Million an Hour (Season 7 Episode 6)
    Season 7 Episode 6:

    $1 Million an Hour

    Benson discovers a budget surplus that could cost the state its federal matching funds.

  • Benson - We Spy (Season 7 Episode 5)
    Season 7 Episode 5:

    We Spy

    On a business trip overseas, Benson and Kraus are accused of being spies.

  • Benson - The Stranger (Season 7 Episode 4)
    Season 7 Episode 4:

    The Stranger

    A mysterious stranger roams the governor's mansion on Halloween.

  • Benson - Uncle Jack (Season 7 Episode 3)
    Season 7 Episode 3:

    Uncle Jack

    Benson tries to mend old wounds between the governor and his long-lost brother.

  • Benson - Love and Politics (Season 7 Episode 2)
    Season 7 Episode 2:

    Love and Politics

    A senator mixes business with pleasure when she and Benson tangle over a piece of legislation.

  • Benson - Benson the Hero (Season 7 Episode 1)
    Season 7 Episode 1:

    Benson the Hero

    Benson is a hero after he thwarts the efforts of a masked gunman at a mall.

  • Benson - Jung at Heart (Season 6 Episode 24)
    Season 6 Episode 24:

    Jung at Heart

    Clayton flips his lid when he learns the lieutenant governor has been named Man of the Year.

  • Benson - The Bookburner (Season 6 Episode 23)
    Season 6 Episode 23:

    The Bookburner

    Benson's tie-breaking vote on a school bill leads to a conflict with a powerful senator.

  • Benson - Katie's Cousin (Season 6 Episode 22)
    Season 6 Episode 22:

    Katie's Cousin

    Benson and Clayton discover Katie and her cousin in a bar with a pair of college men.

  • Benson - Dubois: Portrait of a Politician (Season 6 Episode 21)
    Season 6 Episode 21:

    Dubois: Portrait of a Politician

    The governor is upset when Benson vetoes a legislative bill that he favored.

  • Benson - Scenario (Season 6 Episode 20)
    Season 6 Episode 20:


    The staff attempts to run the state government from a shelter during a nuclear-attack exercise.

  • Benson - Mid-Life Cowboy (Season 6 Episode 19)
    Season 6 Episode 19:

    Mid-Life Cowboy

    A burned-out Governor Gatling decides to play cowboy at a dude ranch.

  • Benson - Oval Office (Season 6 Episode 18)
    Season 6 Episode 18:

    Oval Office

    Benson's criticism of federal budget cuts reaches the president's desk.

  • Benson - Solid Gold (Season 6 Episode 17)
    Season 6 Episode 17:

    Solid Gold

    On a trip to Las Vegas, Katie and the Governor do some bonding, Clayton does some gambling, and Benson and Kraus take part in a lounge act.

  • Benson - Making Change (Season 6 Episode 16)
    Season 6 Episode 16:

    Making Change

    Benson, the governor, Kraus and Clayton recall people who have influenced their lives.

  • Benson - Take This Job and Love It (Season 6 Episode 15)
    Season 6 Episode 15:

    Take This Job and Love It

    Benson gets caught up in a sea of red tape when the mayor plans to outlaw breakdancing.

  • Benson - On the Road (Season 6 Episode 14)
    Season 6 Episode 14:

    On the Road

    When their car breaks down on a country road, Benson and Kraus spend the night at a truck stop where Kraus fends off the advances of a burly truck driver.

  • Benson - Home for Christmas (Season 6 Episode 13)
    Season 6 Episode 13:

    Home for Christmas

    While unconscious after tripping and falling, Benson dreams about Christmas with his mother.

  • Benson - Make War, Not Love (Season 6 Episode 12)
    Season 6 Episode 12:

    Make War, Not Love

    Benson fears he may have started World War III when a lover's quarrel erupts between two of the representatives at a trade meeting.

  • Benson - Reunion (Season 6 Episode 11)
    Season 6 Episode 11:


    Benson visits with his brother and uncle, whom he hasn't seen in years.

  • Benson - Taking It to the Max (Season 6 Episode 10)
    Season 6 Episode 10:

    Taking It to the Max

    Benson is taken aback by his sister's rejection of his brotherly advice.

  • Benson - Double Date (Season 6 Episode 9)
    Season 6 Episode 9:

    Double Date

    Benson fixes Clayton up with a date; Clayton falls for a woman who doesn't want him.

  • Benson - Hello, We Must Be Going (Season 6 Episode 8)
    Season 6 Episode 8:

    Hello, We Must Be Going

    Benson's plans to hire an executive assistant are fouled up by a nebbish with political clout.

  • Benson - Made in Hong Kong (Season 6 Episode 7)
    Season 6 Episode 7:

    Made in Hong Kong

    Benson attempts to rescue Clayton, Kraus and the governor from a Hong Kong fashion tycoon.

  • Benson - Made in Hong Kong (Season 6 Episode 6)
    Season 6 Episode 6:

    Made in Hong Kong

    Benson, the governor and Kraus become involved in international espionage.

  • Benson - The Election (Season 6 Episode 5)
    Season 6 Episode 5:

    The Election

    Just as Benson's campaign money runs out, an unexpected benefactor arrives on the scene.

  • Benson - The Campaign (Season 6 Episode 4)
    Season 6 Episode 4:

    The Campaign

    After Benson decides to run for lieutenant governor, he learns that a major supporter expects to be repaid with political favors.

  • Benson - Let's Get Physical (Season 6 Episode 3)
    Season 6 Episode 3:

    Let's Get Physical

    Benson's pleasure turns to panic when his doctor (Jayne Kennedy) wants to meet him to discuss the results of his annual physical.

  • Benson - The Inheritance (Season 6 Episode 2)
    Season 6 Episode 2:

    The Inheritance

    Benson is shocked to learn he is the sole heir to the Playbird magazine empire.

  • Benson - The Scandal (Season 6 Episode 1)
    Season 6 Episode 1:

    The Scandal

    Benson goes undercover to find out if the lieutenant governor is taking bribes.

  • Benson - Let's Play Doctor (Season 5 Episode 22)
    Season 5 Episode 22:

    Let's Play Doctor

    Benson nominates a crusty old medic for an award and discovers he has no medical license.

  • Benson - The Little Hotel That Could (Season 5 Episode 21)
    Season 5 Episode 21:

    The Little Hotel That Could

    Benson agrees to help Kraus try to save a historical hotel from demolition.

  • Benson - The Endicott Dynasty (Season 5 Episode 20)
    Season 5 Episode 20:

    The Endicott Dynasty

    Clayton gets upset when his father chooses Benson to run his business empire upon his death.

  • Benson - We Deliver (Season 5 Episode 19)
    Season 5 Episode 19:

    We Deliver

    Benson and the governor deliver Denise's baby in an elevator.

  • Benson - Beauty and the Beef (Season 5 Episode 18)
    Season 5 Episode 18:

    Beauty and the Beef

    When Benson judges a beauty pageant, Clayton and the governor try to sway the vote.

  • Benson - Take My Life, Please (Season 5 Episode 17)
    Season 5 Episode 17:

    Take My Life, Please

    When the visiting President orders a security check of all the employees at the mansion, Benson is labeled a spy.

  • Benson - Embarrassing Moments (Season 5 Episode 16)
    Season 5 Episode 16:

    Embarrassing Moments

    Benson is named Citywide Magazine's Bachelor of the Month, but the female response threatens his romance with the photographer.

  • Benson - In All the Wrong Places (Season 5 Episode 15)
    Season 5 Episode 15:

    In All the Wrong Places

    Katie's school friend thinks Benson would be the perfect mate for his widowed mother.

  • Benson - Too Pooped to Pip (Season 5 Episode 14)
    Season 5 Episode 14:

    Too Pooped to Pip

    Benson receives romantic offers after he is Bachelor of the Month in a local magazine.

  • Benson - A Real Gone Daddy (Season 5 Episode 13)
    Season 5 Episode 13:

    A Real Gone Daddy

    When impending fatherhood overwhelms Pete, he tries to be a coffeehouse poet again.

  • Benson - The Governor's Brain Is Missing (Season 5 Episode 12)
    Season 5 Episode 12:

    The Governor's Brain Is Missing

    The staff's delight at having an amazing robot turns to disgust when the robot takes over.

  • Benson - Unlisted Love (Season 5 Episode 11)
    Season 5 Episode 11:

    Unlisted Love

    The governor is attracted to a young woman he had a crush on in high school.

  • Benson - Labor Pains (Season 5 Episode 10)
    Season 5 Episode 10:

    Labor Pains

    A highway workers' strike paralyzing the city in a snowstorm ends when a child needs medical help.

  • Benson - Katie's Cookies (Season 5 Episode 9)
    Season 5 Episode 9:

    Katie's Cookies

    Benson is caught between the mob and Katie's cookie competitor.

  • Benson - You Can't Give It Away (Season 5 Episode 8)
    Season 5 Episode 8:

    You Can't Give It Away

    Benson wins the lottery after saying he would give away the cash.

  • Benson - It Ain't Sheik (Season 5 Episode 7)
    Season 5 Episode 7:

    It Ain't Sheik

    An Arab sheik with plans to build headquarters in the state develops a passion for Kraus.

  • Benson - Down the Drain (Season 5 Episode 6)
    Season 5 Episode 6:

    Down the Drain

    Benson hires a crotchety old plumber to fix his sink, with unexpected results.

  • Benson - Full Court Press (Season 5 Episode 5)
    Season 5 Episode 5:

    Full Court Press

    Clayton sues Benson for slander when Katie's record of their argument makes the front page.

  • Benson - Who's Arnold? (Season 5 Episode 4)
    Season 5 Episode 4:

    Who's Arnold?

    Benson poses as Kraus's husband when her mother visits from Germany.

  • Benson - God, I Need This Job (Season 5 Episode 3)
    Season 5 Episode 3:

    God, I Need This Job

    Benson seems to have gone off the deep end when Jessica Tate visits him from the beyond.

  • Benson - The Human Element (Season 5 Episode 2)
    Season 5 Episode 2:

    The Human Element

    robot is brought into the mansion, causing discomfort among the staff.

  • Benson - A Band of Gold (Season 5 Episode 1)
    Season 5 Episode 1:

    A Band of Gold

    Benson and Kraus become stranded when they attend Pete and Denise's wedding ceremony set in the woods.

  • Benson - Love in a Funny Phase (Season 4 Episode 22)
    Season 4 Episode 22:

    Love in a Funny Phase

    Benson is upset when his girlfriend Jennifer decides to date other men.

  • Benson - A View From the Roof (Season 4 Episode 21)
    Season 4 Episode 21:

    A View From the Roof

    After a series of mishaps, Benson, Kraus and the governor spend the night on the roof.

  • Benson - Half-Court Trap (Season 4 Episode 20)
    Season 4 Episode 20:

    Half-Court Trap

    Benson is shocked to discover his nephew, a school basketball star, can barely read or write.

  • Benson - Kraus Sings the Blues (Season 4 Episode 19)
    Season 4 Episode 19:

    Kraus Sings the Blues

    Benson reluctantly emcees a telethon and lets Kraus sing when several acts cancel out.

  • Benson - Calamity Kraus (Season 4 Episode 18)
    Season 4 Episode 18:

    Calamity Kraus

    Kraus masquerades as a wealthy heiress to keep a manufacturing plant in the state.

  • Benson - Family Tree (Season 4 Episode 17)
    Season 4 Episode 17:

    Family Tree

    Benson and Clayton are appalled to discover that they may be related to each other.

  • Benson - Boys' Night Out (Season 4 Episode 16)
    Season 4 Episode 16:

    Boys' Night Out

    The men from the mansion gather at Benson's to watch television, play cards and swap stories.

  • Benson - The Royal Painting (Season 4 Episode 15)
    Season 4 Episode 15:

    The Royal Painting

    A former street gang is hired to paint the mansion for an upcoming visit from the Queen of England.

  • Benson - Katie's Boyfriend (Season 4 Episode 14)
    Season 4 Episode 14:

    Katie's Boyfriend

    In the midst of an economic crisis, the governor allows Katie to go on her first date.

  • Benson - Close Encounters on the Third Hole (Season 4 Episode 13)
    Season 4 Episode 13:

    Close Encounters on the Third Hole

    While Benson and the Governor are playing golf, a UFO shows up.

  • Benson - The Honeymooners (Season 4 Episode 12)
    Season 4 Episode 12:

    The Honeymooners

    When Benson stands in for the groom at Kraus' proxy wedding, he ends up really married to her.

  • Benson - Pen Pal (Season 4 Episode 11)
    Season 4 Episode 11:

    Pen Pal

    Kraus' pen pal, an ex-con, arrives at the mansion expecting a job.

  • Benson - Mary and Her Lambs (Season 4 Episode 10)
    Season 4 Episode 10:

    Mary and Her Lambs

    It's Christmas, and Benson finds a way to help an assistant cook keep her foster children.

  • Benson - Crimes of the Hearth (Season 4 Episode 9)
    Season 4 Episode 9:

    Crimes of the Hearth

    When Benson's condo is robbed, he finds it won't be easy to catch the culprits.

  • Benson - Benson's New Home (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:

    Benson's New Home

    Benson buys a condominium but discovers that it isn't the dream home he expected.

  • Benson - Benson's Army Reunion (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    Benson's Army Reunion

    When Benson's army buddies gather for a reunion, some unexpected hard feelings surface.

  • Benson - Teacher's Pest (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    Teacher's Pest

    Benson teaches an economics course that a test-shy Kraus must pass to keep her job.

  • Benson - Quest for Retire (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    Quest for Retire

    Benson steps in to prevent an attempt to foist early retirement upon the mansion's gardener.

  • Benson - Thy Brother's Keeper (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    Thy Brother's Keeper

    Benson's younger brother visits town at the same time a big report is due.

  • Benson - What a Revoltin' Development (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    What a Revoltin' Development

    Pete and Benson are captured by guerillas when they go to an island.

  • Benson - Death in a Funny Position (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    Death in a Funny Position

    Murders abound on a working vacation aboard a yacht, but Benson saves the day.

  • Benson - Death in a Funny Position (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    Death in a Funny Position

    A yacht cruise becomes a murder mystery when the owner of the boat is stabbed to death.

  • Benson - Black Tuesday (Season 3 Episode 22)
    Season 3 Episode 22:

    Black Tuesday

    The governor's campaign comes to a hectic close, and the election results show he has lost.

  • Benson - The Lumber Mill (Season 3 Episode 21)
    Season 3 Episode 21:

    The Lumber Mill

    After visiting his lumber mill, the governor decides to run for re-election as an independent.

  • Benson - The Party's Over (Season 3 Episode 20)
    Season 3 Episode 20:

    The Party's Over

    The governor learns about dirty politics when his party won't support his renomination.

  • Benson - Teed Off (Season 3 Episode 19)
    Season 3 Episode 19:

    Teed Off

    Tempers flare when the governor and Pete are pitted against Clayton and Benson in a golf tournament.

  • Benson - In the Red (Season 3 Episode 18)
    Season 3 Episode 18:

    In the Red

    Benson's troubles mount when he's audited by the IRS and his records are accidentally destroyed.

  • Benson - Pete, the Hero (Season 3 Episode 17)
    Season 3 Episode 17:

    Pete, the Hero

    Benson's insurance company is uncooperative after Pete uses his new car to stop a robbery.

  • Benson - Getting Even (Season 3 Episode 16)
    Season 3 Episode 16:

    Getting Even

    When a wealthy investor seeks Denise's favors before bringing business to the state, Benson steps in.

  • Benson - Clayton's Condo (Season 3 Episode 15)
    Season 3 Episode 15:

    Clayton's Condo

    Benson finds that Clayton owns his apartment building and will do anything to avoid repairs.

  • Benson - Katie's Romance (Season 3 Episode 14)
    Season 3 Episode 14:

    Katie's Romance

    After accompanying Pete to a gymnastics meet, Katie thinks she's in love with him.

  • Benson - Street Gangs (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Season 3 Episode 13:

    Street Gangs

    Benson helps a street gang-turned-maintenance company get a state contract.

  • Benson - Sweet Irish Rose (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:

    Sweet Irish Rose

    When the governor falls in love, he turns to Benson for advice on how to make a good impression.

  • Benson - Kraus's Deadly Mistake (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    Kraus's Deadly Mistake

    When Kraus overhears part of a conversation, she thinks she has only six months to live.

  • Benson - Stocks and Options (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    Stocks and Options

    When Benson accepts some stock from Pete as a debt payment, Clayton and Kraus buy some, too.

  • Benson - Kraus Falls in Love (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    Kraus Falls in Love

    Kraus learns a painful lesson about love when she falls for a man who is ineligible.

  • Benson - Once in a Blue Moon (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    Once in a Blue Moon

    The enforcement of tight new regulations makes the staff feel restricted.

  • Benson - Rainbow's End (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    Rainbow's End

    Benson's encounter with an old flame and Clayton's birthday preparations create confusion.

  • Benson - Stress (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:


    Minor problems pile up to crisis proportions, and the governor holds an encounter session with the staff.

  • Benson - The Lobbyist (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    The Lobbyist

    Benson's innocent approval of his lobbyist-girlfriend's project brings corruption charges.

  • Benson - Double Exposure (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Double Exposure

    Benson has a lot of explaining to do when he agrees to help the FBI stop a bribery scheme.

  • Benson - Sit-In (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:


    It's Marcy's last day, and a chamber music group stages a musical sit-in to protest budget cuts.

  • Benson - The Grass Ain't Greener (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    The Grass Ain't Greener

    Benson poses as a prisoner to investigate conditions at a state prison.

  • Benson - Benson's Appointment (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Benson's Appointment

    The governor wants Benson to be the state's new budget director.

  • Benson - Lifesaver (Season 2 Episode 22)
    Season 2 Episode 22:


    Benson saves Kraus' life when she chokes on a doughnut, and Kraus drives him crazy with her gratitude.

  • Benson - All Shook Up (Season 2 Episode 21)
    Season 2 Episode 21:

    All Shook Up

    An earthquake traps Benson and Clayton, and the governor runs the state from the kitchen.

  • Benson - The Governor's House Call (Season 2 Episode 20)
    Season 2 Episode 20:

    The Governor's House Call

    A practical joke lands the governor, Benson and Clayton inside a bordello.

  • Benson - Handwriting on the Wall (Season 2 Episode 19)
    Season 2 Episode 19:

    Handwriting on the Wall

    An insider seems to be behind mysterious threats over a decision the governor makes.

  • Benson - Homework (Season 2 Episode 18)
    Season 2 Episode 18:


    Katie's essay about her family includes the entire mansion staff, seen in humorous flashbacks.

  • Benson - Easy Kid Stuff (Season 2 Episode 17)
    Season 2 Episode 17:

    Easy Kid Stuff

    When Benson cares for his young friend Mike for a few days, the results are chaotic.

  • Benson - Clayton Go Home (Season 2 Episode 16)
    Season 2 Episode 16:

    Clayton Go Home

    Clayton moves into the mansion after receiving death threats for foiling a bribe attempt.

  • Benson - No Sad Songs (Season 2 Episode 15)
    Season 2 Episode 15:

    No Sad Songs

    Benson learns the meaning of faith as a result of his mother's visit.

  • Benson - Rivals (Season 2 Episode 14)
    Season 2 Episode 14:


    Kraus' childhood rival is visiting from Germany and expects to find Kraus married to the governor.

  • Benson - Marcy's Wedding (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:

    Marcy's Wedding

    Marcy's mother shows a talent for disrupting Benson's smoothly organized wedding plans.

  • Benson - The Fireside Chat (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    The Fireside Chat

    Benson intervenes when a lovers' spat threatens to disrupt the governor's live TV show.

  • Benson - Big Buddy (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    Big Buddy

    The press secretary's publicity scheme involves a reluctant Benson in a "Big Buddy" program.

  • Benson - The Apartment (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    The Apartment

    Benson rents an apartment so he can have some time alone, but everyone manages to find him.

  • Benson - Old School Ties (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    Old School Ties

    The staff is heartbroken when the governor decides to send Katie away to a boarding school.

  • Benson - In High Places (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    In High Places

    The hapless governor takes over the controls of a private jet when the pilot has a heart attack.

  • Benson - Benson's Groupie (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    Benson's Groupie

    Benson's summer romance may disrupt a religious conference when the lady follows him home.

  • Benson - Citizen Kraus (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Citizen Kraus

    Benson seems to be the only one who can help his archrival, Kraus, gain her citizenship.

  • Benson - First Lady (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    First Lady

    A reception for an important industrialist and Katie's jealousy of her father's hostess create problems for Benson.

  • Benson - Masquerade (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:


    Revolutionaries plot to steal an ugly but priceless gold statue during a costume party at the mansion.

  • Benson - Fool's Gold (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Fool's Gold

    Benson finds an old letter that infects the staff with gold fever.

  • Benson - Benson in the Hospital (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Benson in the Hospital

    Benson has a strange malady that has all the doctors puzzled.

  • Benson - Thick as Thieves (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Thick as Thieves

    Benson and Kraus are taken hostage during a late-night market holdup.

  • Benson - Marcy's Vacation (Season 1 Episode 24)
    Season 1 Episode 24:

    Marcy's Vacation

    A temporary secretary's efficiency makes Marcy feel threatened.

  • Benson - The Army Wants You (Season 1 Episode 23)
    Season 1 Episode 23:

    The Army Wants You

    Benson, a veteran, is puzzled when he is told to report to the Army for "evaluation.".

  • Benson - Takin' It to the Streets (Season 1 Episode 22)
    Season 1 Episode 22:

    Takin' It to the Streets

    Benson and the governor make a late-night visit to a seedy bar to talk to constituents.

  • Benson - Power Play (Season 1 Episode 21)
    Season 1 Episode 21:

    Power Play

    A mysterious conservationist sends dead fish and sludge to the mansion to protest a power project.

  • Benson - Old Man Gatling (Season 1 Episode 20)
    Season 1 Episode 20:

    Old Man Gatling

    The governor's irascible father visits the mansion, creating havoc among staff and guests.

  • Benson - Cold Storage (Season 1 Episode 19)
    Season 1 Episode 19:

    Cold Storage

    The governor must cope with 200 hungry guests when Benson and Kraus are trapped in a freezer.

  • Benson - Checkmate (Season 1 Episode 18)
    Season 1 Episode 18:


    A compassionate Benson helps a homesick 11-year-old Soviet chess genius.

  • Benson - The Kraus Affair (Season 1 Episode 17)
    Season 1 Episode 17:

    The Kraus Affair

    When Kraus falls for the butcher, Benson is enlisted to help bolster her self-confidence.

  • Benson - Bugging the Governor (Season 1 Episode 16)
    Season 1 Episode 16:

    Bugging the Governor

    Benson concocts a wild scheme to trap the person who bugged the governor's mansion.

  • Benson - Chain of Command (Season 1 Episode 15)
    Season 1 Episode 15:

    Chain of Command

    With the governor incapacitated, Benson works to outwit an unscrupulous lieutenant governor.

  • Benson - Just Friends (Season 1 Episode 14)
    Season 1 Episode 14:

    Just Friends

    Benson meets an old flame, now married, and the results are nearly disastrous.

  • Benson - One Strike, You're Out (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    One Strike, You're Out

    When Kraus leads a strike of mansion workers, Benson tries to do all their jobs.

  • Benson - Taylor's Bid (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    Taylor's Bid

    After Taylor's disastrous attempt for political office, he blames Benson for his defeat.

  • Benson - Ghost Story (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    Ghost Story

    A series of strange incidents seem to be the work of the ghost of a murdered former governor.

  • Benson - War Stories (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    War Stories

    Benson is delighted when Marcy falls for his old war buddy -- until he learns his friend's secret.

  • Benson - Don't Quote Me (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    Don't Quote Me

    When a news leak develops in the governor's household, Benson searches for the culprit.

  • Benson - Jessica (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:


    Jessica Tate visits her cousin, the governor, and manages to become embroiled in scandal.

  • Benson - Snowbound (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:


    The staff must cope with cold, hunger and a woman in labor when they are stranded in a blizzard.

  • Benson - The Layoff (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    The Layoff

    As part of an economy blitz, the softhearted Benson must decide which staff member to lay off.

  • Benson - Conflict of Interest (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Conflict of Interest

    A presidential invitation conflicts with Katie's school play.

  • Benson - Benson in Love (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Benson in Love

    Benson falls for the lovely Francine, a senator with no interest in marriage.

  • Benson - The President's Double (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    The President's Double

    Benson reluctantly agrees to impersonate an African president.

  • Benson - Trust Me (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Trust Me

    Benson spends an anxious evening searching for Katie, who has sneaked off to a rock concert.

  • Benson - Change (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:


    Benson is searched, soaked and attacked when he reports to work for newly-elected Governor Gatling.