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Benson (TV series) Quotes

Benson is a TV program that was first aired in 1979 on American Broadcasting Company. Benson ended its run in 1986.

Benson was on for 7 seasons and 158 episodes. It features George Tipton as theme composer, and George Aliceson Tipton as composer. Benson is executive produced by Paul Junger Witt. Benson is created by Susan Harris.

Each episode of Benson is 24-25 minutes long. Benson is produced by Witt/Thomas Productions and distributed by Columbia Pictures Television (1984-1987).

The cast includes: Inga Swenson as Gretchen, Caroline McWilliams as Marcy Hill, and Ethan Phillips as Pete Downey.

Benson Quotes

Inga Swenson as Gretchen

  • (Inga Swenson) "You insult my cooking. You insult my looks. You insult the way I dress --"
  • (Unnamed) "Did I miss something?"
  • (Inga Swenson) "So, all we have to do is knock a hole in the wall and let the sunshine in."
  • (Unnamed) "Why don't you knock a hole in your head and let some brains in."
  • (Inga Swenson) "I'm going out and have myself a wild time."
  • (Unnamed) "Don't forget your library card."

Caroline McWilliams as Marcy Hill

  • (Caroline McWilliams) "Governor Gatling, I'd like to introduce --"
  • (Unnamed) "Introduce? Oh, this man needs no introduction. I'd know the Reverend Jesse Jackson anywhere."
  • (Unnamed) "So how did Taylor do?"
  • (Caroline McWilliams) "He lost. He came in sixth."
  • (Unnamed) "How did he come in sixth? There were only five candidates."
  • (Caroline McWilliams) "There was a large write-in for "None of the above"."

Ethan Phillips as Pete Downey

  • (Ethan Phillips) "I'll never be a hero. I had a chance once. Janine's cat was drowning in the pool and I jumped in to save it. But when I realized I had to give it mouth-to-mouth, I threw it back in."
  • (Ethan Phillips) "Hi, Denise. Whatcha reading?"
  • (Unnamed) "It's a magazine article that uses the quantum theory to describe infinity."
  • (Ethan Phillips) "Is it any good?"
  • (Unnamed) "Yeah, but it goes on forever."

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