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
- During the show's run, Webster was 5 to 8 years old, and Emmanuel Lewis was 12 to 16.
- Paramount Television agreed that the show would continue in first-run syndication if ABC canceled it after fewer than 100 shows. ABC dropped the show in 1987, after 100 shows. Paramount had…
[show]Paramount Television agreed that the show would continue in first-run syndication if ABC canceled it after fewer than 100 shows. ABC dropped the show in 1987, after 100 shows. Paramount had similar arrangements for Cheers and Family Ties.
- Emmanuel Lewis was trampled by a horse during filming of one episode on a ranch in California.