CTVA US Comedy - "Benson" (Witt-Thomas-Harris/ABC) Season 6 (1984-85)

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Starring Robert Guillaume
Season 6 (ABC) (1984-85)
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 6 1984-85 ###############
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ABC (Fridays 8:00-8:30pm)
24 episodes [prod. nos. 113-136 inc.]
Produced by Rob Dames & Bob Fraser /  Co-Produced by Gary Brown

6.01 [--] Benson: THE SCANDAL
prod. no. 113 / 21-Sep-84
Written by Barry Fanaro & Mort Nathan
Directed by Gary Brown
Benson goes undercover to find out if the lieutenant governor is taking bribes from a construction company. [JG]

6.02 [--] Benson: THE INHERITANCE
prod. no. 120 / 28-Sep-84
Written by Kathy Speer & Terry Grossman.
Directed by Gary Brown
Guest Cast:
Percy Rodriguez
Gretchen Wyler
Joel Brooks
Benson is shocked to learn that he is the sole heir to the Playbird magazine empire. [JG]

6.03 [--] Benson: LET'S GET PHYSICAL
prod. no. 122 / 12-Oct-84
Written by Robin Pennington
Directed by Bill Foster
Guest star:
Jayne Kennedy
Benson's pleasure turn to panic when the beautiful doctor who conducted his annual physical wants to meet him later
to discuss the results. [JG]

6.04 [--] Benson: THE CAMPAIGN
prod. no. 114 / 19-Oct-84
Written by Bill Boulware
Directed by Gary Brown
Guest cast:
Dick Sargent
Anne Gerety
Anthony Henderson
After Benson decides to run for lieutenant governor, he faces a decision about iring a fund raiser. [JG]

6.05 [--] Benson: THE ELECTION
prod. no. 115 / 26-Oct-84
Written by Winifred Hervey
Directed by Gary Brown
Guest Cast:
Harrison Page
Bob Fraser
Philip Baker Hall
When Benson's campaign money runs out, his prospects look bleak until a benefactor arrives. [JG]

6.06 [--] Benson: MADE IN HONG KONG : pt. 1
prod. no. 118 / 2-Nov-84
Written by Bob Fraser & Rob Dames
Directed by Bill Foster
Benson, Gov. Gatling and Kraus jet off to Hong Kong where they become in international espionage when a fashion
tycoon and her henchmen kidnap Clayton. [JG]

6.07 [--] Benson: MADE IN HONG KONG : pt. 2
prod. no. 119 / 9-Nov-84
Written by Bob Fraser & Rob Dames
Directed by Bill Foster
Benson is pursued by the police while trying to rescue the Governor, Kraus and Clayton from the Van Dyne mansion. [JG]

6.08 [--] Benson: HELLO, WE MUST BE GOING
prod. no. 117 / 16-Nov-84
Written by Bill Boulware
Directed by Gary Brown
Benson's plan to have Kraus become his executive assistant are fouled up when a nebbish with political clout
is hired instead. [JG]

6.09 [--] Benson: DOUBLE DATE
prod. no. 121 / 23-Nov-84
Teleplay by Bob Fraser, Rob Dames & Ron Birnbach / Story by Ron Birnbach.
Directed by Gilbert Moses
Benson arranges a date for Clayton, but she's repulsed by his crude manners and romantic ploys. [JG]

6.10 [--] Benson: TAKING IT TO THE MAX
prod. no. 125 / 30-Nov-84
Written by Winifred Hervey
Directed by Rob Dames
Benson is taken aback by his sister's rejection of his advice to exercise caution with a new boyfriend. [JG]

6.11 [--] Benson: THE REUNION
prod. no. 127 / 7-Dec-84
Written by Winifred Hervey
Directed by Gilbert Moses
Benson goes home for a family reunion. And his brother wants his help to convince their uncle the head of
the family to retire. But their aunt refuses to let them consider it. Benson is expected to act as peacemaker. [JG]

6.12 [--] Benson: MAKE WAR, NOT LOVE
prod. no. 124 / 14-Dec-84
Written by Barry Fanaro & Mort Nathan
Directed by Katherine Helmond
(no synopsis)

6.13 [--] Benson: HOME FOR CHRISTMAS
prod. no. 128 / 21-Dec-84
Written by R. J. Colleary
Directed by Bill Foster
(no synopsis)

6.14 [--] Benson: ON THE ROAD
prod. no. 126 / 11-Jan-85
Directed by Bill Foster
Benson is trying to find if Kraus committed a fault. Finally he's fed up with her fault, but she runs
away and returns to acting. Benson becomes Kraus' chauffer. [JG]

6.15 [--] Benson: TAKE THIS JOB AND LOVE IT
prod. no. 116 / 18-Jan-85
Written by Barry Fanaro & Mort Nathan
Directed by Bill Foster
Benson gets caught up in a sea of red tape when he takes on the city mayor who plans to outlaw breakdancing
in public places. [JG]

6.16 [--] Benson: MAKING CHANGE
prod. no. 134 / 25-Jan-85
Written by Winifred Hervey
Directed by Rob Dames
(no synopsis)

6.17 [--] Benson: SOLID GOLD
prod. no. 133 / 1-Feb-85
Written by Bill Boulware
Directed by Gary Brown
Benson, the Governor, Kraus and Clayton recall people whose influence led them to their present positions. [JG]

6.18 [--] Benson: THE OVAL OFFICE
prod. no. 132 / 8-Feb-85
Written by Bob Fraser & Rob Dames
Directed by Bill Foster
Benson and Gatling are summoned to the White House when Benson's criticism of federal budget cuts reaches the
president's desk. [JG]

6.19 [--] Benson: MID-LIFE COWBOY a.k.a. "Mid-life crisis" (copyright title)
prod. no. 123 / 15-Feb-85
Written by Cheri Eichen & Bill Steinkellner
Directed by Gary Brown
A burned-out Governor decides to play cowboy at a dude ranch. [JG]

6.20 [--] Benson: SCENARIO
prod. no. 130 / 22-Feb-85
Written by Bob Fraser & Rob Dames
Directed by Rob Dames
(no synopsis)

6.21 [--] Benson: THE PORTRAIT a.k.a "DuBois--Portrait of a Politician"
prod. no. 136 / 15-Mar-85
Written by Bob Fraser & Rob Dames
Directed by Rob Dames
(no synopsis)

6.22 [--] Benson: KATIE'S COUSIN
prod. no. 135 / 22-Mar-85
Written by R. J. Colleary
Directed by Bill Foster
Benson & Clayton discover Katie and her cousin in a bar with two college men. [JG]

6.23 [--] Benson: THE BOOKBURNER
prod. no. 131 / 29-Mar-85
Written by R. J. Colleary.
Directed by Gary Brown
Benson's tie-breaking vote on a school bill leads to a conflict with a powerful senator and a book-burning
incident. [JG]

6.24 [--] Benson: JUNG AT HEART
prod. no. 129 / 5Apr85
Written by Barry Fanaro & Mort Nathan
Directed by Bob Fraser
(no synopsis)

################## Benson ####################
############## end of season 6 ###############
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