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In this sweet and heartwarming six season family sitcom that ran in the mid-eighties, Webster Long (Emmanuel Lewis) is an African American five year old who is adopted by his godfather after both of his parents die in a car crash. His new parents are George Papadopoulos (Alex Karras), a retired football player who used to be teammates with Webster's dad, and Katherine (Susan Clark), a sophisticated socialite. George and Katherine are newlyweds and both are white.

George is retired from football and now works as a sportscaster while Katherine works as a consumer advocate (and later as a psychologist). The family lives in Chicago, in a fancy high-rise apartment, and the three try to adjust to their new circumstances and come together as a family. There is some friction as Webster's uncle, who disapproves of the arrangement and believes that Webster should live with a blood relative, tries to get custody of the boy.

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Shout Factory
6 Seasons, 118 Episodes
Family, Comedy
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  • Webster's pen pal, an adult butler from England, visits to meet Webster in person.

  • Webster's very smart friend gets depressed because her science project didn't come in as number one.

  • Webster gets a brand new bike, but ends up getting a ticket from a cop.

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