TV Series | TV-G | | Comedy, Family
Jessica Tate's sharp-tongued former butler, Benson DuBois, moves up in the world, becoming first the governor's "director of household affairs," then the state's budget director, then lieutenant governor and candidate for the executive mansion.
For a comedy, the show had a strange fascination with death. Several story lines involved minor or unseen characters dying and leaving the main cast somehow in a bind. Many of these deaths were unusual and were often used for comic effect such as ... ...
Governor Eugene Xavier Gatling:
Benson, I must be psychic. I was just thinking of you and here you are.
Benson DuBois: Governor, you sent for me.
Governor Eugene Xavier Gatling: Oh. That's probably why I was thinking of you.
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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