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.
Webster: Season 6, Episode #7 - The Crush
Katherine gives dating advice to a teen who wants to date an older woman, but she is in for a surprise when the…
Webster: Season 6, Episode #14 - Doing Time at the Community Center
Webster encounters a convicted gambler undergoing rehabilitation, but he has an influence on Webster.
Series Fun Facts
- Emmanuel Lewis was trampled by a horse during filming of one episode on a ranch in California.
- Paramount Television agreed that the show would continue in first-run syndication if it was canceled by ABC before it passed 100 shows; when ABC dropped the show in 1987, it had exactly that…
[show]Paramount Television agreed that the show would continue in first-run syndication if it was canceled by ABC before it passed 100 shows; when ABC dropped the show in 1987, it had exactly that number of shows. Similar contractual agreements were made by Paramount for Cheers and Family Ties.
- Webster always referred Katherine Calder-Young Papadapolis as "Ma'am" because she wasn't his Mom, but that was the closest sounding to "Mom".