The show, set in Chicago, revolved around Webster Long, a seven-year-old Black orphan whose biological parents were recently killed in a car accident. He is then taken in by retired football star George Papadopolis with whom his late father played professional football in the 1970s, and his wife Katherine.
Last Episode06x25 Webtrek Aired: Mar. 10, 1989
Webster's video game transports him as the captain of the Enterprise from Star Trek: The next Generation.
Series Fun Facts
- Emmanuel Lewis's mother became aggravated with crew members who continually picked him up to carry him to filming. Eventually the head of Paramount Television had to tell the cast to stop.
- Emmanuel Lewis's character Webster was ages 5 to 8 throughout the show's run, but Lewis himself actually played Webster from ages 12 to 16.
- Emmanuel Lewis was trampled by a horse during filming of one episode on a ranch in California.