History Series / Benson

16th Aug '17 10:07:03 AM Mdumas43073
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* ShootTheMoney: A two-part episode in Hong Kong in season 6.
16th Aug '17 10:06:22 AM Mdumas43073
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* YouLookFamiliar: Both from the parent show, ''Series/{{Soap}}''. Inga Swenson (Kraus) played Corrine's birth mother Ingrid Svenson. Caroline [=McWilliams=] (Marcy) played Burt's secretary, who claimed to have had an affair with him at the behest of Svenson. It was never mentioned on ''Benson''.

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* YouLookFamiliar: Both from the parent show, ''Series/{{Soap}}''. Inga Swenson (Kraus) played Corrine's birth mother Ingrid Svenson. Caroline [=McWilliams=] (Marcy) played Burt's secretary, who claimed to have had an affair with him at the behest of Svenson. It was never mentioned on ''Benson''.
16th Aug '17 10:04:07 AM Mdumas43073
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* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Clayton and Denise to Taylor and Marcy (In the screenplay, Benson: A Family Reunion, Clayton and Denise have their own Suspiciously Similar Substitutes, their children, Clayton IV and Anne. Also, Marcy has her own SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitutes, her daughters, Jenny and Molly, and Benson has his daughter, Rachel as this, too.)

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* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Clayton and Denise to Taylor and Marcy (In the screenplay, Benson: A Family Reunion, Clayton and Denise have their own Suspiciously Similar Substitutes, their children, Clayton IV and Anne. Also, Marcy has her own SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitutes, her daughters, Jenny and Molly, and Benson has his daughter, Rachel as this, too.)Marcy.
16th Aug '17 10:01:19 AM Mdumas43073
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* RunningGag: Gov. Gatling frequently tells stories about his past, which Benson and the other staffers hate listening to (but can't say so, since he's their friend as well as their boss). The stories usually do have a point connected to the plot of the day, but he takes the scenic route in getting to it.

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* RunningGag: Gov. Gatling frequently [[LetMeTellYouAStory tells stories about his past, past]], which Benson and the other staffers hate listening to (but can't say so, since he's their friend as well as their boss). The stories usually do have a point connected to the plot of the day, but he takes the scenic route in getting to it.
16th Aug '17 9:59:30 AM Mdumas43073
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** Marcy Hill, Gov. Gatling's first secretary. Got married and moved because of her husband's job. She got a farewell party early in Season Three.
** Pete and Denise in the sixth season. Denise took a job with NASA and Pete went with her.
* RequiredSpinoffCrossover: [[Series/{{Soap}} Jessica Tate]] showed up in a couple of episodes.
* RunningGag: Gov. Gatling frequently told stories about his past, which Benson and the other staffers hated listening to. They couldn't usually say so, though, not only because Gatling was their friend, but also their boss. His story usually had a point connected to the plot of the day, but he took the scenic route in getting to it.
** Lampshaded and parodied in a two-parter on the Governor's ranch. The ranch foreman tells Benson a long, rambling story that ended with no connection to any current events. When Benson asks what the point was:
--> Foreman: [Gov. Gatling]'s stories have points. Mine are pure entertainment!

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** Marcy Hill, Gov. Gatling's first secretary. Got secretary, gets married and moved moves because of her husband's job. She got has a farewell party early in Season Three.
** Pete and Denise in the sixth season. Denise took takes a job with NASA and Pete went goes with her.
her in Season Six.
* RequiredSpinoffCrossover: [[Series/{{Soap}} Jessica Tate]] showed shows up in a couple of episodes.
* RunningGag: Gov. Gatling frequently told tells stories about his past, which Benson and the other staffers hated hate listening to. They couldn't to (but can't say so, since he's their friend as well as their boss). The stories usually say so, though, not only because Gatling was their friend, but also their boss. His story usually had do have a point connected to the plot of the day, but he took takes the scenic route in getting to it.
** Lampshaded and parodied in a two-parter on the Governor's ranch. The ranch foreman tells Benson a long, rambling story that ended ends with no connection to any current events. When Benson asks what the point was:
--> Foreman: --->'''Foreman''': [Gov. Gatling]'s stories have points. Mine are pure entertainment!
27th Jun '17 12:04:49 PM starwolf
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* IHeardThat: A RunningGag was Benson insulting Kraus while she was out of the room, and her shouting "I HEAR YOU!" from somewhere else in the mansion.
30th Apr '17 3:46:23 PM fruitstripegum
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* Ship Tease: While [[VitriolicBestBuds Kraus and Benson]] are never in a relationship (and react with horror at the thought), other characters frequently assume they are, and in a few episodes they have to pretend to be a couple- in the fourth season accidentally getting married! A fifth season episode has them convincing their colleagues of a secret affair between them, to which Pete replies that he suspected it all along.

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* Ship Tease: ShipTease: While [[VitriolicBestBuds Kraus and Benson]] are never in a relationship (and react with horror at the thought), other characters frequently assume they are, and in a few episodes they have to pretend to be a couple- in the fourth season accidentally getting married! A fifth season episode has them convincing their colleagues of a secret affair between them, to which Pete replies that he suspected it all along.
23rd Jan '17 1:28:08 PM Thanos6
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** Season 6's "Solid Gold" had him sing "Tonight It's My Party," written for the show by Guillaume's son.
14th Sep '16 6:38:30 PM Bassball_Batman
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** In the last season Benson is running for Governor because the current Governor is constitnutionally enjoined from seeking another term. But then a loophole appears and he decides to run as an independent. The last episode of the series ends on a cliffhanger as the Governor and Benson sit together watching the election results come in.

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** In the last season Benson is running for Governor because the current Governor is constitnutionally constitutionally enjoined from seeking another term. But then a loophole appears and he decides to run as an independent. The last episode of the series ends on a cliffhanger as the Governor and Benson sit together watching the election results come in.
14th Sep '16 6:37:49 PM Bassball_Batman
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** The first {{Christmas episode}} gave us [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnBBgLEPJL8 this clip]] of Guillaume singing "O Holy Night".

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** The first {{Christmas episode}} gave us [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnBBgLEPJL8 this clip]] of Guillaume singing "O Holy Night".Night."



** Inga Swenson, a noted Broadway actress, also sings in a couple of episodes: "Stille Nacht" in the above-mentioned Christmas episode and "In the Still of the Night" during a telethon

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** Inga Swenson, a noted Broadway actress, also sings in a couple of episodes: "Stille Nacht" in the above-mentioned Christmas episode and "In the Still of the Night" during a telethontelethon.
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