Benson is more than an assistant to the Governor, he is a political guide and trusted friend. Though he clashes with Gretchen, the stern housekeeper and aides Clayton and Taylor. Benson's wit eventually allows him to form a strong bond with the governor's daughter, Katie, who looks to him as a second father. His intelligence and flourishing relationship with the governor result in several promotions, and, eventually an appointment as lieutenant governor. Laughter cuts through the red tape on Benson.
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May 1, 1980

Season 1
Episode 23

A flu epidemic hits Gov. Gatling, his secretary Marcy and his aide Taylor. So far, it has missed Benson, the butler. But his bad news arrives in the form of a letter marked "official business." He is instructed to report to the U.S. Army to have his "case evaluated." Benson, who served in the Korean War, has no idea what this is about. When Benson tries to report to Army headquarters, no one is there. The next time Benson reports in, he sees to it that someone is there; he fakes an official call announcing an inspection. When Benson arrives, a Maj. Burlson gives him the usual bureaucratic run-around. Benson makes it clear that he doesn't intend to play games and the true story finally comes out. Years ago, Benson was unknowingly exposed to germ warfare experiments. Recently, some of the GIs involved have been suffering ill effects from the experience. Although he has none of the symptoms described, Benson gladly consents to a physical examination. Told to call back in a few days for the test results, Benson returns to the gubernatorial mansion. His colleagues have already found out about his problem, and Marcy is sure that Benson is going to die any minute. She finds proof for her theory when it is discovered that Benson is running a fever. When Benson returns to headquarters, he gets a clean bill of health, and Gen. Beatty apologizes for the "inconvenience." Then Benson leaves, expressing his hope that the soldiers present contract the flu -- for that is what is causing Benson's fever, not germ warfare. © 1980 Witt/Thomas/Harris Productions. All Rights Reserved.
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