Webster

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  • TV-G
  • 1983
  • 6 Seasons
  • 5.7  (2,852)

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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The Visitor
23. The Visitor
February 24, 1989
Webster's pen pal, an adult butler from England, visits to meet Webster in person.
The Science Project
20. The Science Project
February 3, 1989
Webster's very smart friend gets depressed because her science project didn't come in as number one.
Ticket to Ride
19. Ticket to Ride
January 27, 1989
Webster gets a brand new bike, but ends up getting a ticket from a cop.
Bowled Over
15. Bowled Over
December 16, 1988
Not realizing what terrible people its sponsors are, Katherine joins a bowling league in hopes of getting them to help a program of hers.
Doing Time at the Community Center
14. Doing Time at the Community Center
December 9, 1988
Webster encounters a convicted gambler undergoing rehabilitation, but he has an influence on Webster.
Rich Man, Poor Man
13. Rich Man, Poor Man
December 2, 1988
When Katherine's rich uncle falls in love with the leading lady of a theatrical performance, Webster and Katherine's debuts are in danger.
Take My Cousin...Please
9. Take My Cousin...Please
November 4, 1988
Webster's rich aunt plans on adopting a boy, but Webster thinks that he's just interested in her money.
The Crush
7. The Crush
October 21, 1988
Katherine gives dating advice to a teen who wants to date an older woman, but she is in for a surprise when the older woman is her.
The Election
6. The Election
October 7, 1988
Webster is in charge of campaigning for a class presidential candidate.
The Chelsea Cat
5. The Chelsea Cat
October 7, 1988
George and Katherine find out that their friend Chelsea is a cat burglar.
Papa's Big Romance
4. Papa's Big Romance
September 30, 1988
The family supports Papa's techniques with a belly dance instructor.
The Quiz Show
3. The Quiz Show
September 23, 1988
Webster and his classmates appear on a TV game show.
The Painting
2. The Painting
September 16, 1988
Katherine is appalled when she sees a nude portrait of her in an art gallery, especially since she never posed that way.
The Wild, Wild Webster
1. The Wild, Wild Webster
September 30, 1988
After being bullied around, Webster fantasizes that he is in the Wild West to take care of his bully.
Description

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.

Webster is a series that is currently running and has 6 seasons (121 episodes). The series first aired on September 16, 1983.

Where to Watch Webster

Webster is available for streaming on the Shout Factory website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Webster on demand at Amazon and Google Play.

  • Premiere Date
    September 16, 1983
  • IMDB Rating
    5.7  (2,852)