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(1979–1986)

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1985

11 Jan. 1985
On the Road
Kraus is tired of Benson's constant complaining, so she hits the road and returns to acting. Benson follows in disguise as a limo driver.
 
18 Jan. 1985
Take This Job and Love It
Benson finds out a mayor wants to have break-dancing declared illegal. Benson decides to talk to the mayor to prevent it. He finds it is a difficult task.
 
25 Jan. 1985
Making Change
Told in back-flashes and scene sequences, Benson and the others recall the many people in their lives who have influenced them in some way.
 
1 Feb. 1985
Solid Gold
There are plenty of guest stars in this episode about a trip to Las Vegas for a convention. Benson and Kraus perform in a stage show, and Clayton gambles away his money.
 
8 Feb. 1985
The Oval Office
Benson and the Governor are in hot water with President Regan after Benson criticizes the president's proposed budget. As Benson and the Governor await their discipline, they become trapped in the Oval Office.
 
15 Feb. 1985
Mid-life Cowboy
The Governor decides to take a break and go to a Dude Ranch. He enjoys being a cowboy that he decides to stay and resigns as Governor. So Benson tries to talk him out of it.
 
22 Feb. 1985
Scenario
The staff is conducting an exercise on what would happen if there's a nuclear attack. But the computer plays out a scenario that is almost hopeless for anyone to survive. And that's when they realize that surviving a nuclear attack is not the answer but preventing it.
 
15 Mar. 1985
Dubois: Portrait of a Politician
While Gatling is away, Benson, as acting governor, vetoes a bill the governor would have signed.
 
22 Mar. 1985
Katie's Cousin
Missy Gold's real sister Tracy Gold plays a cousin who visits the mansion. Tracy's character talks Katie into lying to her father about where she is going out for the evening. Katie gets caught in a bar with her cousin.
 
29 Mar. 1985
The Bookburner
When the Governor chooses not to support a Senator's bid to have certain books removed from schools, the Senator lashes back at them.
 
5 Apr. 1985
Jung at Heart
Passed over as Man of the Year in favor of Benson, Clayton, bested by Benson one too many times, suffers from the delusion that he is Benson.
 
4 Oct. 1985
Benson the Hero
Benson is cutting the ribbon at the mall. Suddenly someone cries out a robbery and when the robber passes Benson he knocks him out with the giant scissors he was holding. Later the man sues for battery. He retains Clayton as his lawyer who tells him it's a piece of cake. Till he learns who the opposing counsel is; Nevada Bob Walker a shark. Clayton suffers a breakdown, and Benson asks the judge what are his options. Either to let the judge give him a continuance which means they will pick it up in 18 months or proceed on his own. He chooses the latter. And it turns ...
 
11 Oct. 1985
Love and Politics
Benson and Senator Hartford are on opposite sides of a bill that Clayton supports. This makes a romantic connection a bit more difficult for them.
 
18 Oct. 1985
Uncle Jack
The governor's brother visits the mansion. The governor and Jack have not talked to each other for 25 years.
 
25 Oct. 1985
The Stranger
On a stormy Halloween night, a mysterious man who calls himself G. Reaper shows up. Later they learn that some children go missing. That's when the entire staff believe that the man is The Grim Reaper. Benson decides to go see him to find out who he is and why he is here. But his answers shock him.
 
8 Nov. 1985
We Spy
Benson and Kraus are accused of being spies while they are in Germany.
 
15 Nov. 1985
$1,000,000 an Hour
As the fiscal year ends, Clayton realizes there is a large surplus of funds unused. The auditors tell him that he must use it now, or lose it to the budget in the following year. Benson and Clayton find ways to use the funds.
 
29 Nov. 1985
Flight of the Dodo: Part 1
Clayton decides to be the helicopter pilot for Benson and the governor to a golf course. Clayton loses control of the helicopter.
 
6 Dec. 1985
Flight of the Dodo: Part 2
After Clayton crashes the helicopter on the way to a golf course, Clayton, Benson and the governor are stranded in a desert.
 
13 Dec. 1985
Two Boys and Their Dog
Clayton talks Benson into investing in a dog breeding business. However, their mating dog is impotent.
 

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