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Webster (TV Series 1983–1989) Poster

(1983–1989)

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The change of the title to "Webster" caused a major rift between Alex Karras, his wife Susan Clark, and ABC. The show originally focused on an ensemble cast, but Emmanuel Lewis' character quickly became the primary focus.
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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.
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During the show's run, Webster was 5 to 8 years old, and Emmanuel Lewis was 12 to 16.
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Emmanuel Lewis was trampled by a horse during filming of one episode on a ranch in California.
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Webster always referred Katherine Calder-Young Papadapolis as "Ma'am" because she wasn't his Mom, but that was the closest sounding to "Mom".
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Jerry Seinfeld was employed as a staff writer for exactly one week. None of his material made it to the air.
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Original title was "Another Ballgame" and then "Then Came You" before it was called "Webster".
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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 (1982) and Family Ties (1982).
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Billy Sands's final role.
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Aside from being his character's first name on the show, George is Alex Karras's middle name in real life.
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Stu Silver's original idea for the series was as a modern variation on Woman of the Year (1942).
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The show was originally to feature only George and Katherine, portraying a newly married celebrity couple attempting to settle into normal domestic life. After Emmanuel Lewis was signed to star in an undeveloped and undefined series for ABC, the network decided to combine the two.
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Alex Karras (George), and Susan Clark (Katherine) were married in real life. Alex Karras is now deceased. (2012).
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Henry Polic II was reduced to a minor character in season 2.
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