YMMV / Benson

  • Crosses the Line Twice: Gene telling the story of how his wife died - she was eaten by horses while wearing a Sugar Plum Fairy costume made of real sugar.
  • Hollywood Homely: Kraus is constantly portrayed as unattractive, even outside of Benson's frequent barbs. However, dowdy clothes don't disguise that she's played by Ms. Inga Swenson
  • Retroactive Recognition:
    • Benson himself is Rafiki in The Lion King.
    • Minor Season 2 character, Frankie the courier - played by a young Jerry Seinfeld.
    • Also, Clayton Endicott III is played by the same actor who portrayed Odo in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Lewiston in Boston Legal, and Chef Louis in The Little Mermaid.
    • Marcy's husband is played by Ted Danson.
    • Didi Conn (Denise Stevens) previously played Frenchie in Grease and Grease 2, and would later star in PBS' Shining Time Station. Amusingly, her Grease co-star, Dinah Manoff (Marty), had a recurring role on Soap as Danny Dallas's girlfriend, Elaine Lefkowitz, and would later play Carol Weston on Empty Nest, which, like Soap and Benson, was created by Susan Harris, and starred former Soap regular Richard Mulligan.
    • Bob Fraser and Rob Dames wrote 34 episodes, and Dames directed 11 episodes, while Fraser directed three episodes. Both are best known as creators and executive producers of Wipeout1988.
    • Barry Fanaro and Mort Nathan wrote 11 episodes. Both are best known as creators and executive producers of The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer.
    • Winifred Hervey wrote nine episodes. Hervey is best known as creator and executive producer of The Steve Harvey Show.
    • David Langston Smyrl wrote two episodes. Smyrl is best known for playing Mr. Handford on Sesame Street from 1990 to 1998. Amusingly, in 1974, Robert Guillaume was being considered to play Gordon on Sesame Street, but was ultimately passed over in favor of Roscoe Orman.
    • Stu Silver wrote an episode. Silver is best known as creator and executive producer of Webster, which, coincidentally, co-starred former Soap regulars Cathryn Damon and Eugene Roche.
    • Michael J. Weithorn also wrote an episode. Weithorn is best known as creator and executive producer of Ned & Stacey and co-creator and executive producer of The King of Queens.
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