I do not know why Benson never had the longevity of other 80s sitcoms. It was a genuinely funny show and the Governor was a good hearted kind incompetent governor that you could not help but like. Played by late James Noble.
Benson was an advisor and ran the governor’s mansion. It even had the future Odo as the governor’s Chief of Staff.
Robert was also in the show Soap playing the same character.
Here is the Benson openning credits to stir memories.