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|Home:|| Apartment 1635|
Space Tree Station (formerly)
|Occupation:|| Stick Hockey Master (formerly)|
Pro Drummer, (formerly)
Park Manager and Owner (currently)
|Hair color:|| Bald (formerly brown, briefly formerly black)|
|Relatives:|| Benson's Family|
|Voiced by:||Sam Marin|
|First appearance:|| "2 in the AM PM" (unofficial)|
The Pilot" (official)"
|Latest appearance:||"A Regular Epic Final Battle (Final Appearance)"|
Benson Dunwoody is a major character on Cartoon Network's Regular Show. He is a gumball machine and The Park's manager. As the manager, he is the boss of every park worker (with the possible exception of Pops). He has a very short temper and has a tendency to yell at Mordecai and Rigby every time they slack off. Benson made his debut in J.G. Quintel's animated short "2 in the AM PM", where one of the cashiers (voiced by Sam Marin) transformed into a prototype version of Benson after being drugged from candy. He then made his first appearance in the pilot. In the short film The Naive Man from Lolliland, proto-Pops calls his chauffeur Benson, however in the film Benson appears to be a human, not a gumball machine. He is voiced by Sam Marin.
Benson is a gumball machine, standing at 5'6" (5'9" with his hat) and about 150 pounds, with pinkish purple/red gumballs enclosed by a glass dome, sunken eyes and a large, straight nose that just about overlaps his mouth. He is 34 at the start of the series and 41 at the end. The gumballs may act as facial hair for Benson, as noted by storyboarder Benton Connor. It is also worth noting that the dispenser slot sits in a rather phallic position. The turn switch on his chest is shaped like a heart symbol, hinting that's probably where his heart is. When his latch is open it is considered to him being naked, as well as his private area. If shown sick, as shown in "Sandwich of Death", his gumballs will turn green.
It has been hinted that Benson once had hair in "150 Piece Kit," when one of the band members of Hair to the Throne had insulted Benson by asking him, "What happened to your hair?" and calling him chrome-dome, with Benson responding that it's hereditary, although the band members were shown to all be wearing wigs at the end. However in "The Dome Experiment" he somehow grew hair and was able to grow it long in less than a month. Also, in Benson's flashback in "Stick Hockey", Benson was shown to have long black hair. In total, there are four times in which Benson has facial hair. In "Peeps," and "The Dome Experiment" he had some stubble where his gumballs were for a short period of time.The other two times were in the episodes "Jinx" and "More Smarter," In "Jinx," he had a full beard in his negative demon form, and he had stubble in his barbaric form in "More Smarter," hinting he is able to grow facial hair. In the episode "Expert or Liar" Benson is shown ripping his hair out during a flashback after losing on a game show. Also, in "Terror Tales of the Park IV" (Unfinished Business), in Benson's flashback in which he was conversing with Mr. Maellard, he had the same hairstyle as he did in "Expert or Liar" (before it fell out), implying that this event took place before the game show and may have been his first day at the park.
During the time montage and the 25 year park reunion, Benson has grey hair tied in a ponytail under a blue hat, but the top of his head is bald. In the montage, he had stubble on his face but at the reunion, it's gone.
Benson's short temper is usually attributed to the continuous lack of productivity from Mordecai and Rigby on work time, with the two strongly preferring to play video games, eat, and nap instead of working. Benson regularly tells them that they will be fired if they do not perform a simple task, whether it's buying tortillas or "fixing" the park or the house after a large explosion. Benson often says that he places rules and restrictions on Mordecai and Rigby to show how important their duties are and increase their work ethic. They often miss Benson's point entirely, if not pretending to understand only until Benson goes away. In most episodes, Benson is shown to be insensitive, tactless, gritty, short-tempered and always a workaholic, and always yelling at Mordecai and Rigby to do their jobs. Stemming from their usually negative work relationship, he has a tendency to harass Mordecai and Rigby, as seen in "The Best Burger in the World," "Pie Contest," "Peeps," "A Bunch of Full Grown Geese" and "Lunch Break."
Benson is a hard and fair boss during work hours, but outside of that time, he is friendly and social, even with Mordecai and Rigby. Whenever Benson is in a good mood, he'll reward his employees with time off, usually in the form of nightly entertainment or dining out. Benson enjoys his work at the park and he will do anything to save his job if he is at the risk of being fired. Despite his selfishness and aggressive tendencies towards Mordecai and Rigby, he admits that he cares about the two in "Blind Trust".
- Leadership- Despite his constant struggle to keep Mordecai and Rigby in check, Benson is able to rally groundskeepers together, as seen in "Fuzzy Dice."
- Determination - Benson is very single-minded, which only poses as a detriment for himself, as seen in "Peeps," "Fortune Cookie," "Think Positive," "150 Piece Kit," and several other episodes. Often times he'll be so focused on a task that he'll miss incredibly important things, such as in "The Dome Experiment" where while searching for a printed email, he completely ignored the incredibly invasive research the scientists were doing on him and the other park members.
- Drummer - In "This Is My Jam," it is shown that Benson has a mysterious past where he was formerly a very skilled drummer. Also, in "150 Piece Kit," he proved that he could drum better than a robot with his 150 piece kit.
- Stick Hockey Expert - Benson also has a mysterious past where he was a very skilled stick hockey player known as "The Death Dragon," as seen in "Stick Hockey." He is shown playing stick hockey with Mordecai and Rigby in "Benson Be Gone".
- Athletic - In some episodes, Benson has displayed impressive feats of athleticism. In "Fool Me Twice," he was able to run through a game show's lethal obstacle course without injury, unlike Mordecai and Rigby. In "Blind Trust," Benson was also shown to perform somersaults even while carrying Mordecai and Rigby.
- Adept Fighter - Although not as strong as Skips, Muscle Man, and Mordecai, Benson is more than capable of holding his own in a fight.
- Archery - In "But I Have a Receipt," Benson uses a bow and arrow to defeat monsters. These skills were also used again in "The Dome Experiment" against several scientists and dome-workers.
- Motorcyclist - In "Busted Cart," Mordecai and Rigby ditch Benson at an arcade and drive off toward the cart dealership. Benson later chases and catches up to the two on a motorcycle (which he took from another motorcyclist.)
- Bus Driver - In "Just Set Up the Chairs," Benson once drove a bus full of kids to the park for a birthday party.
- Cat Person - Benson seems to be a cat person, due to all the cat portraits inside his apartment. However, this could be incorrect, as seen in "Out of Commission," when Rigby tells Mordecai about a dog they took to Cheezer's that ran away. The dog belonged to Benson. In "A Skips in Time", his check book has pictures of cats. In Terror Tales of the Park IV it revealed that he has a pet cat and also have a cat sitter. In Cat Videos, Benson becomes addicted to watching cat videos. In the finale, he and Pam adopt four cats since they don't have any children together.
- Pinball Expert - Benson is shown to be an expert at pinball in "The Christmas Special." He played a pinball machine so the gang could cross the bridge to the lava pit.
- Partying - Benson finally cut loose after successfully asking Audrey out in "Party Re-Pete", after he was abducted by Party Savers and forced to serve them in clone-form as "Party Benson." By the end of the episode, Mordecai, Rigby and the "Real" Party Pete all admit Benson is the best at partying.
- Prankster - As shown in the episode "Prankless", Benson is good at strategizing pranks to be used against Gene and his employees. Although he isn't a master prankster like Muscle Man, Benson is able to convince Muscleman to play pranks on Gene and his employees by tricking him with a prank of his own.
- Short Temper - Benson is characterized by his extreme mood swings. Some notable examples are "Think Positive", in which Benson got so angry that he became a freak fireball and almost killed himself and the others, only stopping after he yelled at Mordecai and Rigby so hard that they temporarily became tone-deaf. Also, in "Busted Cart," he got so mad at Mordecai and Rigby for pit-stopping at an arcade while he was asleep that he actually began to cry. He is shown to be somewhat psychotic, as he has a tendency to flip out in anger, a running gag in the series. An example is in "Jinx," when Rigby threw trash at him. In response, Benson threw a trash can into the sky and began kicking it angrily. Benson has also gotten physical with Mordecai and Rigby in "The Best Burger in the World," when he kicked them onto the ground, after a botched attempt at slacking off.
- Lonely - Benson can possibly be looking for a date. In "Grilled Cheese Deluxe," there is a hidden cameo in which Benson is looking at a page on the internet with other gumball machines, but this is only shown for two seconds. He seems interested in Audrey in "Weekend at Benson's." They were a couple for a while but were revealed to have broken up some time before the events of "The Real Thomas".
- Stingy - Benson is shown to be an occasional cheapskate to his workers. Despite obliging everyone to show up at Karaoke Night, he only offers to treat them with one song each, so the food and drinks are on them. In "Over the Top," Benson would only pay for drinks up to $1.50. He also demands Rigby to pay for the crate of eggs he took during Halloween. However, during his streak of good luck in "Fortune Cookie," he buys the whole cart of food for the gang in the restaurant.
- Slacker - He has only been seen slacking off in "Benson Be Gone," when he slacks off with Mordecai and Rigby instead of following Susan's commands. He also does it a little in "Skips Strikes," when he shouts with the group. Benson also shouts in "Benson Be Gone" after Susan fires him. Benson once again shouts with the rest of the group in "The Real Thomas".
- Nauseous - Benson displays a tendency to get easily nauseated by a disgusting sight, as seen in "Peeps" , "The White Elephant Gift Exchange" and "Terror Tales of the Park".
- Sore Loser - As shown in "Dodge This", Benson is very competitive, and when he loses the dodgeball tournament, he doesn't take it well.
- Drunk on Wings - Whenever Benson eats chicken wings, he tends to talk in a straight-up kind of way, as shown in "Dodge This", "Gold Watch", "The End of Muscle Man", "Benson's Suit", "Men in Uniform, and The Parkie Awards.
- Trust Issues - As seen in "Blind Trust", Pops brings them to a forest and Mordecai and Rigby have to train him so Benson can trust them. The training escalates when Benson tries to walk away. Despite completing the training, he still has trouble trusting Mordecai and Rigby, even when they are telling the truth.
- Unlucky in Love - Benson has horrible luck with women, even worse so than Mordecai. His first girlfriend, Veronica, left him in a deleted scene from "Mordecai and the Rigbys", Audrey, whom he got together with in "Weekend at Benson's", broke up with him some time before the events of "The Real Thomas", and in the latter episode, his new girlfriend Natalie/Natalia was revealed to be a Russian spy. Even his latest success with Pam wasn't completely filled with luck , as right when Pam went to the park at the end of "Rigby's Graduation Day Special" for their date, the park launched into space (though it is yet to be shown how stable their relationship is). A few episodes later, Pam decided to break up with Benson, as their relationship was too distant at that point. In the series finale, this curse comes to an end when Benson and Pam finally get married and settle down.
Benson strongly disapproves of Mordecai and Rigby, always yelling at them to stop slacking off. The pair have a talent for setting off Benson's short fuse. Benson even choked Mordecai in "Gold Watch". In "Cool Bikes," however, he admits that Mordecai and Rigby are the coolest guys he knows of (however, it is currently unknown if he really meant it). Even though they rarely get along, it is shown in "Busted Cart" that Benson does not hate Mordecai and Rigby, he just wishes they would get along and listen to him so Benson doesn't lose his job. It should be noted when they're on their own, Benson seems to treat Mordecai with more respect and trust than Rigby. Anytime when Benson gets angry at them it is either as a duo, or it's just at Rigby. A good example is in, "Terror Tales of the Park II" when he got in a pushing match with Rigby. Benson's animosity towards the duo tends to stem from Rigby's behavior. He recognizes Mordecai's ability to get his job done if not for Rigby's bad influence on him. Mordecai loses his temper with Benson in "Eggscellent," after which Mordecai later apologizes and describes Benson as "A jerk most of the time but still a good friend." As of "One Space Day at a Time", both Rigby and Mordecai have punched Benson in the face. In general, Benson gets along better with Mordecai and Rigby than he did earlier in the series, but still must yell and threaten to fire them frequently in order to ensure that they do their jobs and clean up the mess they made during their misadventures. In "Blind Trust", Benson, Mordecai and Rigby all admit they love each other during a near-death experience, and in "World's Best Boss", Rigby admits that while Benson often yells at him and Mordecai, it's usually their fault. In "Gamers Never Say Die", Benson chased them after they stole his car battery for their video game journey. Towards the end, he lists off all the interesting things he encountered during the chase, noticeably happy, and Mordecai sees how Benson mainly just wanted to hang out with him and Rigby. Benson used their nature to his advantage in "Guitar of Rock".
He does share some negative things with Mordecai and Rigby, such as breaking up with his respective first girlfriend and being publicly humiliated on national TV respectively.
Pops is the son of the then-owner of the park, Mr. Maellard. Overall, Pops and Benson seem to be very good friends. Pops sometimes reprimands Benson for his yelling and short temper with Mordecai and Rigby, and, rarely, Benson scolds Pops for his childish attitude. Pops once even threatened to fire Benson for his anger issues before realizing it was the wrong thing to do.
Skips and Benson are very good friends. Due to Skips' knowledge of the unknown, Benson will sometimes go to Skips for help. Since Skips doesn't slack off like Mordecai and Rigby, Benson has a lot of respect for him, never really yelling at him like he does to Mordecai and Rigby. Benson considers Skips to be very reliable.
In "Stick Hockey," Dave was Benson's student and was killed by Chong, who snapped his head off. Until then, he was avenged by Benson after beating Chong in another Stick Hockey game.
Muscle Man and Hi Five Ghost don't communicate with Benson much, but they usually have his trust and respect. Even though Muscle Man and Hi Five Ghost slack off more than Mordecai and Rigby, Benson doesn't seem to mind because unlike Mordecai and Rigby, they get their jobs done. But in season 3, he began to get annoyed by them. Benson seems to be annoyed with Muscle Man more than Hi Five Ghost, mainly because of his 'My Mom' jokes. In fact, Benson only showed negativity toward Hi Five Ghost when he threatened to be fired along with Muscle Man, but he still doesn't yell at him at all. He is not above getting angry with Muscle Man in the same fashion as he does with Mordecai and Rigby as he did in "Firework Run." In "The End of Muscle Man", he was sad that he thought Muscle Man was going to die, but then was furious to find out the whole thing was for his proposal to Starla and told him that "I leave this world tonight" is not a wedding metaphor. He then told Muscle Man that he owns him 12,000 dollars after he splurged most of his money on his bucket list.
Mr. Maellard strongly disproves and disgraces Benson. Just like how Benson threatens to fire Mordecai and Rigby, Mr. Maellard does the same to Benson. He calls him names such as "Bean Bag" and "Ball Bucket". He even blames Benson for everything Mordecai and Rigby do in the park. Though, in "Busted Cart," it is shown that Mr. Maellard began trusting Benson, until Mordecai and Rigby crash the golf cart. Also, in "Benson Be Gone," even after his car being totaled and a former employee being killed, Mr. Maellard shows some happiness towards Benson. Maellard also recognizes his efforts in Pops' successful inauguration of a park statue in "Dizzy".
In "Weekend at Benson's," a woman named Audrey, who lives across the hall from Benson, appears to have a crush on him, and was greatly disappointed that Benson would be unable to attend her party (having, unbeknownst to her, been knocked out by Mordecai and Rigby), as she wanted a chance to get to know him better. Mordecai and Rigby then took Benson to the party, hoping that Audrey's interest would keep Benson from getting mad at them when he woke up. When Audrey's ex-boyfriend Chuck wanted to see how manly Benson was, he challenged him to a hot food eating contest. When Benson woke up after his injury, he wanted to impress Audrey, so he continued the challenge, despite being subjected to the hallucinatory effects of Chuck's drink "The Mississippi Queen." At the end of the episode, after waking up from his hallucinations, Benson discovered that he'd finally got Audrey's number. In "The Christmas Special," Audrey attends the Park's Christmas party and compliments Benson on his fearlessness for wearing the "worst sweater ever," unaware that Benson was wearing it unironically.
In "Party Re-Pete," Benson has successfully asked Audrey out on a date, and celebrates by impressing her with his party skills. At the end of the episode, after Benson has been rescued from Party Savers, he is seen partying with Audrey again.
In "Skips in the Saddle", Benson claims that he is taking Audrey to a jazz concert, possibly hinting that the two may be growing closer together.
However, in "Real Date", it is revealed Benson is apparently still single, meaning that they aren't dating yet, despite growing closer to one another.
In "The Real Thomas", he and Audrey broke up prior to the episode. He mentions being sad for months and virtually every park employee helping him get over it through such activities as training for a marathon, but no one can recall any of this happening.
Audrey is among the ex-girlfriends mentioned by Benson during his chicken-wing binge flashback visits to Dumptown in "Dumptown, USA."
In "The Dome Experiment", one of Dr. Dome's workers posed as Audrey and tries to stop Benson from leaving the lab, though Benson screams that they broke up months ago.
Ashley is mentioned as one of Benson's ex-girlfriends in a flashback during the episode Dumptown USA.
In Pam I Am, Benson has a crush on one of the Dome scientists named Pam, and he wants to sneak her a bucket of chicken wings so that he can ask her out.
In Rigby's Graduation Day Special, Pam gives him a clipboard and asks him out on a date. Benson initally says yes, but declines since he's going to Rigby's graduation. The two decide to hang out together at the afterparty instead.
In Fries Night, the two break up as they are unsure if or when Benson will return to Earth from space.
At the end of the series finale, A Regular Epic Final Battle, Benson and Pam get back together in the epilogue and then married without kids, just taking care of Apple Sauce and unnamed cats. It is also show that Pam has become co-manager of The Park with Benson.
In "Fries Night", after Roxy found Benson after a car hit, they went to mine ingredients for french fries together. While they were working, Roxy fell in love with Benson (which is shocking because according to her phone call with her friend Crystal, falling in love with an organic is the ultimate taboo). Roxy thinks Benson rejected her kiss after she accidentally hits Benson's head, and runs away. A very confused Benson chases after Roxy. At last, they managed to share their feelings with each other and Benson explained why he wanted to eat french fries, which is to forget about Pam. They cooked french fries and ate together. The relationship wasn't clearly addressed, but they might end up being friends.
His arch-enemy and rival in "Stick Hockey," He is responsible for using a deadly cheat tricks to keep him from losing to his opponent, such as killing Benson's apprentice, Dave. Benson ultimately defeats Chong in the game and avenges his apprentice's death.
Susan replaced him in "Benson Be Gone", when Mr. Maellard appointed her as park manager. He gets demoted to a park worker and, as a result, he disobeys her orders and resigns from his occupation. He eventually ousts her and gets his job back.
Benson's Family are the people who encouraged Benson to yell to get what he wants - which is why he yells at Mordecai and Rigby, and has a short temper. In "Think Positive," it is shown his family was always arguing, as young Benson just sat and watched. When he wanted salt, his father encouraged him to yell if he wanted it.
In "Journey to the Bottom of the Crash Pit", towards the end, Mordecai, Hi Five Ghost, Rigby, & Muscle Man come out of the car and give him the camera. Benson looks at them funny, asking why they risked their lives for the camera, and Mordecai says it was park property and they could not replace it, causing Rigby to add on that it was his for his parent's renewal. Benson looks at them thoughtfully, telling them thank you, before looking up and wondering aloud, "Maybe now my Dad will stop yelling at me," revealing that even though he is an adult, he is still yelled at by his elders.
In The Lunch Club, it is revealed that Benson has a tense relationship with his father. In Heir To The Throne, Benson's father tells a young Benson that doesn't have any talent and to get a real job. Towards the end of the episode, Benson tells his father that they should talk more.
In the finale, Benson marries Pam after returning tto Earth. They adopt 4 cats.
- Benson's apartment (Some episodes)
- Benson's Drum Set ("This Is My Jam")
- Benson's House Rules ("House Rules")
- Benson's Office (Some episodes)
- Benson's Outfit (Benson's Suit)
- Benson's Car ("Party Pete," "Over the Top," "Skips Strikes," "Fortune Cookie," "Picking Up Margaret" and "Benson's Car")
- "Benson Be Gone" (Episode that focuses around Benson and Susan)
- Benson's 150 Piece Kit Drumset ("150 Piece Kit")
- Benson has the second highest number of appearances out of the Park Workers, only being beat by Mordecai and Rigby.
- Benson is the only character for which Sam Marin uses his natural speaking voice, as opposed to the voice changes when he voices Pops and Muscle Man.
- Benson has had many pets including a cat, a dog, and a pig named Applesauce.
- Benson is spoofed in one episode of the TV show, MAD TV. In the episode, Benson appeared in a snippet called "Celebrities Without Their Make-Up", and said that actor Zack Galifianakis "looked like a regular guy" without make-up, and a make-up brush paints Benson's face of Galifianakis' face.
- In "Rage Against the TV," it's revealed that he lives in an apartment and not at the park with the others, although the interior is briefly shown twice in "Prank Callers"..
- Benson's apartment number is 1635.
- Benson loves Chinese food, his favorite meal is kung pao chicken and white rice.
- In "Stick Hockey", it was shown that he was once a coach, until his student was killed during a tournament. He then implies that the whole sport supposedly lead him to his current job.
- In "Think Positive", It was revealed that Benson's family told him he wouldn't get what he wanted in life unless he yelled for it, explaining his personality
- In "Brain Eraser", Benson's towel fell off, revealing an open hatch (which is his possible "junkmail"); this may be his equivalent of being naked.
- Benson's greatest anxieties include: Awkward silences, air plane toilets, silverfish, a recurring nightmare about his father, and having an overdue library book that he doesn't know about.
- Even though Benson has anger issues, he has been shown to also have a sense of humor.
- It is revealed in "Think Positive" that Pops is Benson's boss whenever Mr. Maellard is not around.
- In both "Dizzy" and "Benson Be Gone", Mr. Maellard says Benson's name as "Beanbag", "Bean Teen", "Beanton", "Beanson", and "Ball Bucket". However in "Busted Cart" and "Men in Uniform", Mr. Maellard gets his name correctly.
- He was based on a convenience store clerk, named Sam after his voice actor, in J.G. Quintel's short film, "2 in the AM PM", who briefly turns into a gumball machine.
- The name Benson was taken from J.G Quintel's student film "The Naive Man from Lolliland", because the Lolliland Man's driver is named Benson (who looks nothing like Benson from Regular Show), later used for the gumball machine manager in the series.
- He fired Mordecai and Rigby in "Really Real Wrestling", but after Pops explained everything, he rehired them; this is the first time that Benson actually kept to his threats, despite it being taken back after Pops explains the truth.
- A running gag in the series is Benson's car getting damaged or even destroyed, such as in "Dumped at the Altar", "Benson's Car", and "Picking up Margaret".
- In a deleted scene from "Mordecai and the Rigbys", it was revealed that Benson once had a girlfriend named Veronica, but she left him for a businessman. Due to him being a hippie, it was also implied that he was in a band; however, this has yet to become official. The fact that he plays the drums very well supports the band idea, especially since he played a legendary drum solo for a band named Hair to the Throne.
- It is known that Benson can in fact dispense gumballs, although it has only happened eleven times throughout the series. Evidence being in the episode "The Unicorns Have Got to Go", when a unicorn turns the dial on Benson and two gumballs are dispensed. Other instances include "Caffeinated Concert Tickets" when he dropped his gumballs after almost being run over by Mordecai and Rigby on a speeding lawn mower and "In the House", where he vomited up his gumballs and when he was flushed down the toilet.
- Benson's stick hockey nickname is "Death Dragon".
- Benson has fired employees nine (technically eight) times in the series so far, in "Don", "Benson Be Gone", "Really Real Wrestling", "Under the Hood", "Weekend at Benson's", "Replaced", "Muscle Mentor", "Terror Tales of the Park II", and "Firework Run". Most of these times, it was Rigby (and often Mordecai) that was fired.
- It didn't count in "Terror Tales of the Park II" because everyone was dead before it could be official.
- Benson is one of five Park Employees to get fired and then rehired. The other four being Muscle Man, Mordecai, Rigby, and Hi Five Ghost. Out of the five others, Benson is the only employee to be fired once which was by Susan) and rehired, but was almost fired a second time by Pops for anger issues.
- Pops and Skips are the only ones who were never fired (Skips helps out Benson a lot, and Pops is the other Park manager).
- Benson knew about "the coffee girl" in "Yes Dude Yes," even though he has not seen Margaret face-to-face.
- In "Out of Commission" and "Blind Trust", it was revealed that Benson had a dog. He let Mordecai and Rigby watch it, but it ran away when they were at Cheezer's .
- In "Busted Cart", when he finds that Mordecai and Rigby have been wasting time at a video game arcade, he starts to cry very hard. This is probably the only time we have seen this side to Benson. [It's very sad.]
- Benson can be crabby around kids as shown in "Fuzzy Dice", and (possibly) "Just Set Up the Chairs".
- His attitude in "The Best Burger in the World," overburdening Mordecai and Rigby with old tasks including those that were not even for them and even stealing their hamburgers and eating them in front of them, was his most despicable, selfish, and low performance of the whole series.
- Benson genuinely enjoys working at the Park, even turning down the opportunity to reunite with Hair to the Throne to keep working there.
- In "TGI Tuesday", he was shown interacting with Eileen for the first time, but he already knew her name. This could be because Eileen was shown in "One Pull Up" and off screen, she could have talked to Benson, but this is unconfirmed.
- Benson is shown to be left handed. You can tell in "Just Set Up the Chairs" if you look closely during the first part. But in "House Rules," he is writing something down with his right hand. Either he could be ambidextrous or this could be an error on the storyboard artists part.
- Benson has had three jobs so far: a champion stick hockey player, skilled drummer for Hair to the Throne and a park manager.
- In "Busted Cart", Benson reveals that he doesn't hate Mordecai and Rigby, he just hates the things they do.
- Benson's gumballs do not move realistically when inside his head, most clearly shown in "Pie Contest" when Benson is thrown by Promise Pie and his gumballs do not move at all.
- They can be heard rattling in his head on several occasions, however.
- However, in "Skips' Stress," when he was getting swung around by the Stress Monster, his gumballs briefly followed the laws of physics.
- Benson looks a bit different when he first appears in "Starter Pack" in his office (his headpiece/hat is positioned and shaped a bit differently, his body and arms seem fatter, and his eyes seem bigger). However, he appears a second later in the living room looking normal.
- For a split second in "Think Positive", Benson's headpiece/hat has a paler color scheme than normal.
- As revealed in the episode "World's Best Boss", Benson has worked at the Park for 10 years.
- In "Guitar of Rock", it is revealed that Benson is a huge Bruce Rock fan.
- Benson, Muscle Man, Starla, and Reginald are the only characters who seem to have anger problems.
- Several things were revealed about Benson in "Expert or Liar":
- He appeared on an old game show called "Say That Word!"
- He used to have a full head of hair, and he used to wear glasses.
- This fact also proves that Benson is bald.
- If Benson won the game, he was going to quit his job at the Park, which reveals he's been working there since he was younger.
- When he lost in the game show, he lost all of his hair, and he was humiliated and people mocked him by calling him "banana".
- In "Gold Watch", it is revealed that Benson likes to "play it safe". He even admits to setting three alarms every night and eating stale toast when he wakes up so that he isn't late for work.
- It is also revealed in Gold Watch that Benson loves wings, although they seem to put him in a drunken state every time he eats them, which was previously revealed in "Dodge This".
- In "Format Wars II", he was revealed to be the fifth DiscMaster.
- He's the third Park worker to have broken up with their own first girlfriend after Muscle Man (who later did get back with his) and Mordecai.
- He knew how to break the tie in "First Day" which is possibly due to him breaking a tie when he was young, or he could have had employees before Mordecai and Rigby who had to break a tie.
- He is also the first character to have the most exes, second being Mordecai and Margaret.
- Benson's last name was revealed to be Dunwoody, as revealed in the episodes "The Dome Experiment" and "Hello China".
- In "Cat Videos", he got a pet cat name McFluffin.
- He and Skips are the only people who still remain working at the park in the finale series while all the other workers move on with their lives.
- He is the only character who does not have children when he gets together with Pam.
- It is revealed in "Happy Birthday Song Contest" that he hates the classic Happy Birthday Song.
"UN-Believable!!!" - Benson, whenever Mordecai and/or Rigby don't meet Benson's expectations.
"YOU'RE FIRED!!!" - Benson, after a strict command, usually at the end of an episode.
"YOU!!!!" - Benson, referring to a slacker, usually Mordecai and/or Rigby.
"I DON'T WANNA HEAR IT!!!" - Benson, Whenever Mordecai and/or Rigby complain about their jobs.
''MORDECAI AND RIGBY!!!" - Benson, whenever he discovers Mordecai and Rigby's messes and the two are absent.
"GET BACK TO WORK!!!" - Benson, whenever Mordecai and/or Rigby cannot be bothered to do as he asks them.
White = Unaired & N/A
Purple = Present
Brown = Absent
- Sam Marin (English)
- Tony Beck (French)
- Tōru Ōkawa (Japanese)
- Antonio Angrisano (Italian)
- Frans Limburg (Dutch)
- Oliver Siebeck (German)
- Przemysław Stippa (Polish)
- Yuval Segal (Hebrew)
- Ricardo Schnetzer (Brazilian)
- Seong Un Sa (Korean)
- Tamás Markovics (Hungarian)
- Levent Sülün (Turkish; first and second seasons)
- Tugay Erverdi (Turkish; third season onwards)
- George Lungoci (Romanian; first season - Married and Broke)
- Ovidiu Mitrică (Romanian; Format Wars II onwards)
- Christian Fokov (Bulgarian)
- Luís Araújo (Portuguese)
The gallery for Benson can be viewed here.
Main Characters of Regular Show