Benson, starring Robert Guillaume & Rene Auberjonois (1979-1986)

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Benson was a sitcom offshoot of Soap, and starred Robert Guillaume as the title character, Benson DuBois, the “director of household affairs” for a widowed state governor. The fun lasted for 158 episodes over seven seasons (from September 13, 1979 until April 19, 1986).

The show’s other stars included James Noble (as Governor Eugene Gatling), Inga Swenson (Gretchen Wilhemina Kraus), Missy Gold (Katie Gatling), Rene Auberjonois (Clayton Runnymede Endicott III), Caroline McWilliams (Marcy Hill) Ethan Phillips (Pete Downey) and Didi Conn (Denise Downey).

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Benson opening titles/theme video (1979)

Benson opening titles/theme (1984)

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