CTVA US Comedy - "Benson" (Witt-Thomas-Harris/ABC) Season 5 (1983-84)

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Starring Robert Guillaume
Season 5 (ABC) (1983-84)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Jorge Galindo
references:
TV Guide /   Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive


################## Benson ####################
############# season 5 1983-84 ###############
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ABC (Fridays 8:00-8:30pm)
22 episodes [prod. nos. 91-112 inc]
Produced by Rob Dames & Bob Fraser  / Co-Produced by Kathy Speer & Terry Grossman

5.01 [--] Benson: BAND OF GOLD
prod. no. 91 / 16-Sep-83
Written by Bill Boulware & Winfred Harvey
Directed by Bill Foster
Guest stars:
Noble Willigham ....... Judge Slocum
On the way to his wedding ceremony, Pete remembers he forgot to put fuel to the car. [JG]

5.02 [--] Benson: HUMAN ELEMENT
prod. no. 94 /23-Sep-83
Written by: Barry Fanaro, Mort Nathan
Directed by Gary Brown
Guest Cast;
Greg Berger ....... Jimmy's voice
A robot is brought into the mansion causing discomfort among the staff. [JG]

5.03 [--] Benson: GOD, I NEED THIS JOB
prod. no. 93 / 30-Sep-83
Directed by Bill Foster
Guest star:
Katherine Helmond .... Jessica Tate (from "Soap")
30Sep83
Benson is seeing Jessica's ghost. Benson seems to have gone off the Deep end when Jessica Tate visits from beyond. [JG]

5.04 [--] Benson: WHO'S ARNOLD?
prod. no. 96 / 7-Oct-83
Directed by Bill Foster
(no synopsis)

5.05 [--] Benson: FULL COURT PRESS
prod. no. 99 / 21-Oct-83
Written by Bill Boulware
Directed by Katherine Helmond
Katie is assigned to write a report about Benson for her school. Clayton has a quarrel with Benson. [JG]

5.06 [--] Benson: DOWN THE DRAIN
prod. no. 95 / 28-Oct-83
Directed by Bill Foster.
Plumbing problems at Benson's flat leads to him calling in the irascible workman used by Kraus at the
Governor's mansion. [JG]

5.07 [--] Benson: IT AIN'T SHEIK
prod. no. 98 / 4-Nov-83
Teleplay by Bob Fraser & Rob Dames / Story by Ralph Phillips
Directed by Bill Foster
Benson gets the unwelcome task of convincing a sheik to alter his personal blueprints for a multi-million-dollar
headquarter complex and his passionate advances toward Kraus. [JG]

5.08 [--] Benson: YOU CAN'T GIVE IT AWAY
prod. no. 101 / 11-Nov-83
Directed by Rob Dames.
Benson wins the State lottery. [JG]

5.09 [--] Benson: KATIE'S COOKIES
prod. no. 102 / 18-Nov-83
Directed by Bill Foster
Benson is involved in Katie's cookie business at the same time he's to testify against the mob. [JG]

5.10 [--] Benson: LABOR PAINS
prod. no. 100 / 25-Nov-83
Directed by Gary Brown
Benson gets along with his neighbor's baby. He learns that the child's father is trapped in snowstorm. [JG]

5.11 [--] Benson: UNLISTED LOVE
prod. no. 97 / 2-Dec-83
Directed by Gary Brown
Benson inadvertedly plays Cupid when the governor meets a woman he had a crush on in high school. [JG]

5.12 [--] Benson: THE GOVERNOR'S BRAIN IS MISSING
prod. no. 92 / 16-Dec-83
Directed by Bill Foster
Guest stars:
Earl Boen ......... Admiral Kocholnik
Phillip R. Allen ... Collins
G.I. operatives replace governor Gatling with a double. [JG]

5.13 [--] Benson: A REAL GONE DADDY
prod. no. 104 / 23-Dec-83
Directed by Ellen Craset Falcon
A school chum of Katie's, Winston, starts a campaign to get Benson to marry his widowed mother. [JG]

5.14 [--] Benson: TOO POOPED TO PIP
prod. no. 106 / 6-Jan-84
Directed by Gary Brown and Mark Warren
Benson tries to get Gladys Knight and the Pips to perform at a telethon. [JG]

5.15 [--] Benson: IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
prod. no. 103 / 13-Jan-84
Directed by Gary Brown
The governor and Benson are surprised to discover that Pete has reverted to his youth. [JG]

5.16 [--] Benson: EMBARRASSING MOMENTS
prod. no. 107 / 20-Jan-84
Written by Debra Frank & Scott Rubinstein
Directed by Bill Foster
Guest stars:
Tracy Reed
Joyce Little
Benson is chosen as "Bachelor of the Month". [JG]

5.17 [--] Benson: TAKE MY LIFE, PLEASE
proid. no. 105 / 27-Jan-84
Written by Barry Fanaro & Mort Nathan
Directed by Gary Brown.
When the president demands a security check of all the Governor's employees, Benson is labeled a spy. [JG]

5.18 [--] Benson: BEAUTY AND THE BEEF
prod. no. 109 / 3-Feb-84
Written by Winfred Harvey
Directed by Bill Foster.
Guest star:
John Gladstone
When Benson judges a beauty pageant, Clayton and the governor try to sway the vote. [JG]

5.19 [--] Benson: WE DELIVER
prod. no. 110 / 24-Feb-84
Written by Bill Boulware
Directed by Bill Foster.
Guest stars:
Anne Haney
Courtney Burr
Benson, Gatlin and Denise get stuck in an elevator just when she is about to give birth. [JG]

5.20 [--] Benson: THE ENDICOTT DYNASTY
prod. no. 108 / 2-Mar-84
Written by Kathy Speer & Terry Grossman
Directed by Bill Foster.
Guest stars:
Stephen Elliot
Billie Bird
Clayton believes he will be appointed C.E.O. at his father's company. [JG]

5.21 [--] Benson: THE LITTLE HOTEL THAT COULD
prod. no. 112 / 9-Mar-84
Written by Robin Pennington
Directed by Katherine Helmond.
Guest stars:
William Bogert
Robert Symmonds
Ken Foree
Kraus and Benson attempt to save a historical hotel from demolition. [JG]

5.22 [--] Benson: LET'S PLAY DOCTOR
prod. no. 111 / 4-May-84
Directed by Gary Brown
Guest star:
Danny Thomas
Benson's choice for the governor's Humanitarian Award (Danny Thomas) wants no part of the honor. Benson discovers
that the crusty old medic has no medical license. [JG]

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############## end of season 5 ###############
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