List of Webster episodes

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Webster is an American sitcom produced by Emmanuel Lewis Entertainment Enterprises, Georgian Bay Productions, and Paramount Television, from 1983 to 1989, and was split into two different eras: The ABC era, which ran from 1983 to 1987, and the First-run syndication era, which ran from 1987 to 1989. A total of 150 episodes were produced (100 for ABC, and 50 for First-run syndication). Of the 150 episodes, six episodes, all from the ABC era, didn't air until syndication. (These episodes—two from season 2 and four from season 3—are listed here with the seasons during which they were produced even though subsequent episodes of the following seasons aired earlier.) Some of the unaired episodes made their debut on ABC Daytime, which aired reruns of the show from December 22, 1986 to July 3, 1987.

Series overview[edit]

Seasons Episodes Originally aired
Season premiere Season finale
1 22 September 16, 1983 (1983-09-16) May 4, 1984 (1984-05-04)
2 26 September 21, 1984 (1984-09-21) April 5, 1985 (1985-04-05) (+ 2 aired later)
3 29 September 20, 1985 (1985-09-20) May 2, 1986 (1986-05-02) (+ 4 aired later)
4 23 August 20, 1986 (1986-08-20) May 8, 1987 (1987-05-08)
5 25 September 21, 1987 (1987-09-21) April 11, 1988 (1988-04-11)
6 25 September 9, 1988 (1988-09-09) March 10, 1989 (1989-03-10)

ABC era (1983–1987)[edit]

  • Series # = Overall episode number
  • Season # = Episode number in a season

Season 1 (1983/84)[edit]

Title Directed by Written by Original airdate Prod. code
1 1 "Another Ballgame" Joel Zwick Stu Silver September 16, 1983 (1983-09-16) 001

After the untimely death of a young boy's parents, he is sent to live with his father's best friend.

This was the pilot episode.
2 2 "Happy Un-Birthday" Joel Zwick Stu Silver September 23, 1983 (1983-09-23) 002
In order to get some extra special attention, Webster makes believe that it is his birthday, and he wants a party.
3 3 "Consulting Adults" Joel Zwick Michael Preminger September 30, 1983 (1983-09-30) 004
Webster tries out for the football team. Katherine is then afraid that Webster will get seriously hurt especially because of his height and build. Also, we learn that Webster is picked to be on the team only because of George's fame in football.
4 4 "Katherine's Swan Song" Bob Claver Madeline Sunshine & Steven Sunshine October 7, 1983 (1983-10-07) 003
Katherine wants to get some attention from Webster and she tries a few things. Meanwhile, Webster's friend is not getting much attention because her mom just had a baby, so she runs away and Webster hides her in his room.
5 5 "Saying Goodbye" Joel Zwick Fredi Towbin October 21, 1983 (1983-10-21) 006
George and Katherine find out that Webster doesn't know that his parents are dead. He originally thought that they had to go away and that they will come back for him, so it's up to George and Katherine to break the news to Webster of what really happened to his parents.
6 6 "The Green-Eyed Monster" Joel Zwick Michael Preminger October 28, 1983 (1983-10-28) 008
Katherine fears that she is getting old because George and Webster play games with a girl named Molly, who is real young and really pretty. In the light of all this, Katherine gets jealous.
7 7 "Second Time Around" Joel Zwick Russ Woody November 4, 1983 (1983-11-04) 007
Thinking that George and Katherine never had an official wedding ceremony, Webster plans to prepare one for them.
8 8 "Travis" Joel Zwick Martin Donovan November 11, 1983 (1983-11-11) 005
It is revealed to George and Katherine why Travis, Webster's late father, chose George to be Webster's godparents and legal guardians if something happened to them.
9 9 "That's Entertainment" Joel Zwick Kay Anderson November 18, 1983 (1983-11-18) 011
Webster goes on a TV-benefit show to sing and dance.
10 10 "Educating Katherine" Joel Zwick Susan Borowitz & Richard Raskind November 25, 1983 (1983-11-25) 012
Katherine gets a taste of the worst being a volunteer art teacher. She feels that she is boring and failing, so Webster tries to help her.
11 11 "Teddy Bear Scare" Joel Zwick Russ Woody December 2, 1983 (1983-12-02) 013
George and Katherine both try and persuade Webster that he can do without his teddy bear, which is lost.
12 12 "A Question of Honor" Joel Zwick Madeline Sunshine & Steven Sunshine December 16, 1983 (1983-12-16) 010
All the blame goes to Webster when his friends try to rob the Tracadero, their hangout.
13 13 "Don't Jump, George" Joel Zwick Stu Silver December 23, 1983 (1983-12-23) 009
Katherine is too obsessed with winning when she appears on a game show.
14 14 "George, the Patient in Spite of Himself" Joel Zwick Greg Antonacci January 6, 1984 (1984-01-06) 014
Webster has to have his tonsils out, so he tries to be tough just like George.
15 15 "Maybe Baby" Joel Zwick Roger Garrett January 13, 1984 (1984-01-13) 016
Webster wants a baby brother or sister so he goes to George and Katherine and asks them for one.
16 16 "Missing" Joel Zwick Judy Pioli January 20, 1984 (1984-01-20) 015
George and Katherine both forget to pick Webster up from school, so he goes with a friend and his parents, leaving a panicking George and Katherine not knowing if something happened to him.
17 17 "Secrets of the Night" Joel Zwick David Lerner & Bruce Ferber January 27, 1984 (1984-01-27) 017
Webster is always nervous and it's resulted with him having a bed-wetting problem.
18 18 "Special Friends" Joel Zwick Diane Messina & Lou Messina February 3, 1984 (1984-02-03) 018

Webster makes a friend when a boy needs a sponsor for the Special Olympics.

Special Guest Star: JoJo Starbuck
19 19 "Uncle Phillip" William P. D'Angelo Steven Sunshine & Madeline Sunshine February 24, 1984 (1984-02-24) 019
After previously appearing as himself in "That's Entertainment", Ben Vereen begins a recurring role as Webster's shady uncle, Phillip.
20 20 "More Than a Memory" Joel Zwick Fred Fox, Jr. March 2, 1984 (1984-03-02) 021
Jerry, Katherine's secretary, quits on account of helping Webster run for class president.
21 21 "Dreamland" Joel Zwick Bruce Ferber & David Lerner March 9, 1984 (1984-03-09) 022

Webster gets nightmares because the teacher he has a crush on wants to read his composition aloud.

Last episode of season one to be produced.
22 22 "Webster Long: Part 1" Joel Zwick Steven Sunshine & Madeline Sunshine May 4, 1984 (1984-05-04) 020

Webster's Uncle Phillip, his last surviving relative, comes up to the apartment to take Webster to live with him. The Papadapolises do not think that Uncle Phil can take care of Webster the way they can, so Uncle Phil threatens to take them to court for custody.

The opening credits change

Although not the last episode of season one to be produced, it aired as the last episode and is the first part of a 3-episode story that concludes with the first two episodes of season two.

Season 2 (1984/85)[edit]

Title Directed by Written by Original airdate Prod. code
23 1 "Webster Long: Part 2" Joel Zwick Madeline Sunshine & Steven Sunshine September 21, 1984 (1984-09-21) 023

Uncle Phil and the Papadapolises all go to court to battle for custody of Webster.

Guests James Avery and Ben Vereen can also be seen together in the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air episode "Papa's Got a Brand New Excuse".
24 2 "Webster Long: Part 3" Joel Zwick Madeline Sunshine & Steven Sunshine September 28, 1984 (1984-09-28) 024
After losing the court case, Uncle Phil decides to run away to Atlanta, Georgia without consulting George and Katherine.
25 3 "The Great Walnutto" Joel Zwick Mark Masouka October 12, 1984 (1984-10-12) 025
Webster helps the school janitor go back to being a magician.
26 4 "Knock, Knock" Joel Zwick Bruce Ferber & David Lerner October 19, 1984 (1984-10-19) 026
Webster and his female friend are caught looking at each other naked. Katherine has a tough time trying to explain that they were only curious when she talks to the friend's mother.
27 5 "Burn Out" Joel Zwick Judy Pioli October 26, 1984 (1984-10-26) 027

Webster gets congratulated when he saves George and Katherine from the apartment's fire. Little do they know that Webster actually caused the fire by playing with a chemistry set that he was not supposed to play with and gets in trouble with George.

This was the last episode in the apartment.
28 6 "Moving On" Joel Zwick Madeline Sunshine & Steven Sunshine November 2, 1984 (1984-11-02) 030
Mystery and wonder describe the new home George and Katherine are going to rent. This is a Victorian house replete with secret walls, openings, and more. Also, Webster, Katherine, and George all want to know why the owners don't want anybody to go near their runaway daughter's room.
29 7 "You Can't Go Home Again" Joel Zwick Lee H. Grant November 9, 1984 (1984-11-09) 033
Just when George is about to retire, he is called upon to help a losing football team.
30 8 "Thanksgiving Show" Joel Zwick Mark Masouka November 16, 1984 (1984-11-16) 031
Webster, George, and Katherine are all trying to have a peaceful Thanksgiving. But things don't turn out the way they plan when George's aggressive father and Katherine's snobby mother arrive for Thanksgiving dinner.
31 9 "God Bless the Child" Joel Zwick Bruce Ferber & David Lerner November 23, 1984 (1984-11-23) 029
Webster gets angry at God when he realizes that God took his mommy and daddy away.
32 10 "Too Much Class" Joel Zwick Daryl Nickens November 30, 1984 (1984-11-30) 034
After Webster transfers to an advanced learning class, his grades start to slip.
33 11 "To Tell the Truth" Joel Zwick Bruce Ferber & David Lerner December 7, 1984 (1984-12-07) 036
Katherine is extremely embarrassed when Webster announces that she was once under the care of a psychiatrist.
34 12 "Katherine Fights City Hall" Joel Zwick Arnold Kane December 14, 1984 (1984-12-14) 028

The Papadapolises and Webster try to save the Tracadero diner from being demolished.

First episode taped in the new house, but the seventh aired.
35 13 "It's a Dog's Life" Joel Zwick Mark Masouka January 4, 1985 (1985-01-04) 035
George and Katherine will not let Webster get a dog, so he tries to con Uncle Phil into getting him one without telling George and Katherine.
36 14 "Runaway" Joel Zwick Steven Sunshine & Madeline Sunshine January 11, 1985 (1985-01-11) 037
After she ran away seven years ago, Bill and Cassie's daughter returns to her parents.
37 15 "Keep on Truckin', Papa" Joel Zwick Mark Masouka January 18, 1985 (1985-01-18) 039
George and Katherine find a job for George's visiting father....a truck driver.
38 16 "The Uh-Oh Feeling" Joel Zwick Madeline Sunshine & Steven Sunshine January 25, 1985 (1985-01-25) 032
Webster, on his way back to the classroom, overhears his female friend Beth (Alison Sweeney) getting molested by a substitute teacher. After driving the information out of her, he tries to convince her to tell an adult, particularly her mother (Meredith MacRae).
39 17 "Strike Up the Band" Joel Zwick Ross Brown February 1, 1985 (1985-02-01) 038
Webster meets Diahann Carroll, who is at Webster's school to raise money to bring musical instruments to the school district.
40 18 "In the Family Way: Part 1" Joel Zwick Madeline Sunshine & Steven Sunshine February 8, 1985 (1985-02-08) 040
Katherine has been acting strange around George and Webster and they both find out that she is pregnant.
41 19 "In the Family Way: Part 2" Joel Zwick Joel Zwick February 15, 1985 (1985-02-15) 041
Katherine thinks about life with another baby and then examines the possibility of abortion.
42 20 "What is Art?" Joel Zwick Lee H. Grant February 22, 1985 (1985-02-22) 042
Webster makes a mistake by accidentally recycling Uncle Phil's tin can sculpture.
43 21 "Best of Friends" Joel Zwick Jim Mulligan March 15, 1985 (1985-03-15) 043
Webster isn't speaking to his best friend David, and George hopes if he apologizes to his friend Bill (with whom he also had a disagreement during a board game), that Webster will make up with his friend too.
44 22 "It's Academic" Joel Zwick Bruce Ferber & David Lerner March 22, 1985 (1985-03-22) 044
Katherine develops a desire for a visiting college professor.
45 23 "Be It Ever So Humble" Joel Zwick Daryl Nickens March 29, 1985 (1985-03-29) 045
Bill keeps playing pranks on George, and it gets to the point where they are at odds.
46 24 "The Best Thing I Can Be" Joel Zwick Madeline Sunshine & Steven Sunshine April 5, 1985 (1985-04-05) 046
After going to an amusement park, Webster is deeply upset on account of his height.
47 25 "Blast from the Past: Part 1" Peter Baldwin Madeline Sunshine & Steven Sunshine February 24, 1987 (1987-02-24) 047

Webster gets trapped in a secret room that appears to have no way out. Meanwhile, the gang reminisces through flashbacks to old episodes.

This episode did not air until ABC Daytime and syndication.

This two-parter is also known as "Flashback".
48 26 "Blast from the Past: Part 2" Peter Baldwin Madeline Sunshine & Steven Sunshine February 25, 1987 (1987-02-25) 048

As the gang are still reminiscing from past shows, they realize that they haven't seen Webster around the house and they start to get worried, not knowing that he is still in the secret room.

This episode did not air until ABC Daytime and syndication.

Season 3 (1985/86)[edit]

Title Directed by Written by Original airdate Prod. code
49/50 1/2 "How the West Was Once" Joel Zwick Bruce Johnson, Dave Hackel, April Kelly & William P. D'Angelo September 20, 1985 (1985-09-20) 049

Part 1: The Papadapolises visit Lizard Flatz, Arizona and encounter Dusty, a man with interesting stories, a ranch, and Moonhunter, a horse that seems to be a legend, but ends up a reality after saving Webster from a rattlesnake. Moonhunter is caught by some greedy no-gooders, and Webster is almost killed.
Part 2: George wants to live on the ranch, and Webster wants to save Moonhunter and set him free, but after all the excitement, they decide to head back to Chicago.

This two-parter originally aired as a one-hour episode. It was broken into two parts and edited for ABC Daytime and syndication.
51 3 "And Baby Makes Breakfast" Joel Zwick Ann L. Gibbs & Joel Kimmel September 27, 1985 (1985-09-27) 051
For a class project, Webster gets married and ends up with a bunch of problems with himself and his snotty, controlling "wife".
52 4 "Big Problems" Joel Zwick April Kelly October 4, 1985 (1985-10-04) 052
Webster's friend Rob is upset because he feels that he is too tall.
53 5 "Alien" Joel Zwick Dave Hackel October 11, 1985 (1985-10-11) 056
Webster's friend Rob picks up a tabloid and asks Webster some questions from it. Webster gets the questions right and according to the tabloid, Webster is an alien from Jupiter, and he starts to believe it.
54 6 "Parent Trap" Joel Zwick Ken Kuta October 18, 1985 (1985-10-18) 055
As a lesson in teaching Webster responsibility, George and Katherine switch roles to where they are the kids, and Webster is the parent.
55 7 "Good Grief" Joel Zwick April Kelly October 25, 1985 (1985-10-25) 061
Katherine is very upset when she finds out that her mother has died.
56 8 "One More Shot" Joel Zwick Ken Kuta November 1, 1985 (1985-11-01) 053
George takes Webster to a New York Knicks game and introduces him to Patrick Ewing.
57 9 "Great Expectations: Part 1" Joel Zwick Ann L. Gibbs & Joel Kimmel November 8, 1985 (1985-11-08) 057
Webster goes to Hollywood with Uncle Phil and his girlfriend. Matters turn worse after Uncle Phil's girlfriend cheats with Phil's producer. Meanwhile, Katherine gets sick while she and George are on their second honeymoon.
58 10 "Great Expectations: Part 2" Joel Zwick Joel Kimmel & Ann L. Gibbs November 15, 1985 (1985-11-15) 058
After cheating on Phil, the producer gives Phil's part to his now ex-girlfriend, which leaves Phil fired. Meanwhile, at George and Katherine's second honeymoon the power and heat go off.
59 11 "Who's to Blame" Joel Zwick Gene Braunstein & Bob Perlow November 22, 1985 (1985-11-22) 060
Robbers break into the house while Webster is home alone and he has to know how to act.
60 12 "Chained" Shelley Jensen April Kelly November 29, 1985 (1985-11-29) 062
Webster gets a chain letter. George throws it away and things mysteriously go wrong. Webster does bad on his test, there is a spider, and Papa Papadapolis falls down the stairs.
61 13 "The Triangle" Joel Zwick Judy Pioli December 6, 1985 (1985-12-06) 054
Webster takes a picture and shows it to Katherine, who then starts to think that a neighbor is having an affair.
62 14 "The Truth Hurts" Shelley Jensen Daryl G. Nickens & Mike Scott December 13, 1985 (1985-12-13) 063
Webster makes Katherine a dress for her birthday. She says that she likes it, but avoids wearing it when she is asked to put it on when they go out. She then tells Webster how she really feels about her gift.
63 15 "Hello, I Must be Going" Joel Zwick Mike Scott & Daryl G. Nickens January 10, 1986 (1986-01-10) 059
Webster tries to set up Katherine's Aunt Charlotte and Papa Papadapolis.
64 16 "That's Rich" Joel Zwick Ken Kuta January 17, 1986 (1986-01-17) 064
Webster learns that you can be rich without having a lot of money after he gets struck with lottery fever.
65 17 "TV or Not TV" Joel Zwick April Kelly & Dave Hackel January 24, 1986 (1986-01-24) 065
When George is assigned to children's sports after a popular segment on Webster's hockey team, he worries his career will be damaged.
66 18 "Borrowed Time" Joel Zwick Judy Pioli January 31, 1986 (1986-01-31) 066
Rob's dad kidnaps him, and Webster tries to rally up support to try to find him.
67 19 "A Friend in Need" Shelley Jensen Ann L. Gibbs & Joel Kimmel February 7, 1986 (1986-02-07) 068
Jerry dresses up like a clown and takes Webster to the leukemia ward at the children's hospital, where he makes a new friend and realizes how lucky he is to be healthy.
68 20 "Love Papadapolis Style" Joel Zwick Dave Hackel February 14, 1986 (1986-02-14) 067

Webster falls in love with a girl on Valentine's Day and he thinks she's taken, but he tries to ask her out to a Valentine's party anyway.

Title is a play on the TV show Love, American Style, another ABC sitcom that was produced by Paramount Television.
69 21 "Almost Home" Joel Zwick Steven Sunshine & Madeline Sunshine February 21, 1986 (1986-02-21) 069

Webster's Uncle Jack has Webster visit him. Uncle Jack runs a foster home with a woman, but a conflict may force him to quit the home.

This was intended to be the pilot for a spin-off series.
70 22 "Farewell to Arms" Joel Zwick Bob Perlow & Gene Braunstein March 7, 1986 (1986-03-07) 070
Webster asks for permission to buy a BB gun and, after getting one, accidentally kills a bird. He takes on the responsibility of raising the bird's babies.
71 23 "There Goes the Bride" Joel Zwick Daryl G. Nickens & Mike Scott March 14, 1986 (1986-03-14) 071
Katherine's aunt is getting married, and George and Katherine decide to reenact their wedding vows.
72 24 "Gotcha" Art Dielhenn Lee H. Grant March 28, 1986 (1986-03-28) 072
Webster and Katherine hatch a scheme to try and rid a habit that George has.
73 25 "My Family's Honor" Gerren Keith Janette Kotichas Burleigh & Teena M. Heim May 2, 1986 (1986-05-02) 075
Webster and Katherine both end up cheating on some school-related projects at the same time.
74 26 "Special Delivery" Art Dielhenn Judy Pioli June 4, 1987 (1987-06-04) 073

George and Katherine both hire a maid who happens to be pregnant and goes into labor.

This episode did not air until ABC Daytime and syndication.

This episode is also known as "Maid for Each Other".
75 27 "Cuckoo's Nest" Gerren Keith Doodles DuBois January 24, 1988 (1988-01-24) 074

Katherine hosts a therapy session at the house.

This episode did not air until syndication. This was the only previously unaired episode not to air on ABC Daytime.
76 28 "Rear View Mirror: Part 1" Art Dielhenn Dave Hackel & April Kelly March 30, 1987 (1987-03-30) 076

Webster and Papa Papadapolis reminisce through flashbacks. Then, they find out that George and Katherine are caught in a hurricane.

This episode did not air until ABC Daytime and syndication.
77 29 "Rear View Mirror: Part 2" Art Dielhenn Dave Hackel & April Kelly March 31, 1987 (1987-03-31) 077

As they continue to reminisce, Webster, Papa Papadapolis, and Jerry receive news that George and Katherine have both survived the hurricane.

This episode did not air until ABC Daytime and syndication.

Season 4 (1986/87)[edit]

Title Directed by Written by Original airdate Prod. code
78 1 "McGruff" Art Dielhenn Bob Brunner & Ken Hecht August 20, 1986 (1986-08-20) 078
Webster starts buying his lunch and the school bully keeps taking Webster's money. After George and Katherine get word about it, they try to stop him and the two end up being friends.
79 2 "The Landlords" Art Dielhenn Ken Hecht & Bob Brunner September 26, 1986 (1986-09-26) 079
The Papadapolis family rents a room to a clown, not knowing that he is a clown.
80 3 "The Derby" Mel Ferber Nancy Steen & Neil Thompson October 3, 1986 (1986-10-03) 080
George is so obsessed with Webster winning a derby, that he builds the car without him, hurting his feelings since he wanted them to build the car together.
81 4 "A Run for the Money" Art Dielhenn Jane Gould & Shelly Landau October 17, 1986 (1986-10-17) 084
Katherine decides to run a 6-mile marathon for a fundraiser, but a can of tomato juice falls on her foot, so Webster takes on the challenge himself.
82 5 "Read It and Weep" Dick Martin Fred Rubin October 24, 1986 (1986-10-24) 082
The family learns that Papa Papadapolis is illiterate, and he is greatly ashamed of it. To try to ease the tension, George and Katherine enroll him in a class, after some manipulation and persuasion.
83 6 "Witchbusters" Lee Bernhardi Jane Gould & Shelly Landau October 31, 1986 (1986-10-31) 085
Webster discovers that a woman who is rumored to be a witch is really a lonely woman who needs someone to care for her.
84 7 "The Tribute" Lee Bernhardi Neil Thompson & Nancy Steen November 7, 1986 (1986-11-07) 088
Webster talks about his late father when the school is looking to name the school after a famous sports hero. Ron Reagan guest-stars.
85 8 "Kiss Me, Kate" Lee Bernhardi Barry Rubinowitz November 14, 1986 (1986-11-14) 086
A former teammate of George's makes a pass at Katherine, and Webster witnesses it.
86 9 "Play Ball" Art Dielhenn Kenny Rich November 21, 1986 (1986-11-21) 087
Katherine coaches Webster's baseball team and assigns him to right field, but he has his heart set on pitching.
87 10 "The Big Sleepover" Lee Bernhardi Shelly Landau & Jane Gould December 5, 1986 (1986-12-05) 081
Webster invites a girl (Caryn Ward) over for a sleepover.
88 11 "The Man in the Red Flannel Suit" Lee Bernhardi Barry Gold December 12, 1986 (1986-12-12) 090
Supposed to be Santa Claus for a Christmas parade, George loses his part and is upset about it.
89 12 "Secrets" Lee Bernhardi Robert Jayson & A. Dudley Johnson, Jr. January 9, 1987 (1987-01-09) 091
George gets angry after finding out that the son (Brandon Call) of his new station manager (David Ruprecht) is bullying Webster.
90 13 "Leave It to Diva" Lee Bernhardi John B. Collins January 16, 1987 (1987-01-16) 094
George and Katherine have different ideas on how to celebrate Webster's birthday: George wants to take him to a professional wrestling match, and Katherine wants to take him to an opera. Julia Migenes guest-stars.
91 14 "A Test of Characters" Barbara Schultz Janna Lowell (teleplay), Paul Lander & Susan Kessler (story) January 23, 1987 (1987-01-23) 089
A teacher takes credit for Webster's winning photograph.
92 15 "Freedom of the Press" Lee Bernhardi Barry Gold January 30, 1987 (1987-01-30) 095
Webster writes stories about teachers' love lives in the school paper, but the information puts Katherine's teaching job at risk because Webster got the information by overhearing her gossip.
93 16 "Honor Thy Grandfather" Lee Bernhardi Ken Kuta February 6, 1987 (1987-02-06) 093
When children make fun of Papa Papadapolis at the community center, Webster gets fed up.
94 17 "Seeing It Through" TBA TBA February 13, 1987 (1987-02-13) 083

Webster gets a job walking neighborhood dogs. Katherine tries to fix things around the house.

This episode is also known as "It's a Dog-Eat-Dog World".
95 18 "Our Song" Lee Bernhardi Neil Thompson & Nancy Steen February 20, 1987 (1987-02-20) 098

Webster and Jerry both invite the Four Tops to perform at George and Katherine's anniversary party.

The first of three appearances in the series by the Four Tops, followed by "The Four Tops: The Sequel" in season 5 and "Thanksgiving with the Four Tops" in season 6.
96 19 "The K.O. Kid" TBA TBA February 27, 1987 (1987-02-27) 092
Webster gets an autograph from Mike Tyson on a pair of boxing gloves, but the autograph accidentally gets wiped off.
97 20 "Games People Play" TBA TBA March 6, 1987 (1987-03-06) 096
Trouble starts to brew when a girl suggests a kissing game at Webster's party.
98 21 "Katherine the Brave" TBA TBA March 20, 1987 (1987-03-20) 097
Webster is pressured by his friends to fire Katherine from being their Junior Troops leader.
99 22 "The A++ Parents" TBA TBA March 27, 1987 (1987-03-27) 099
Webster writes an essay praising and appreciating the love and leadership that George and Katherine have given him throughout the years.
100 23 "What Price Friendship?" TBA TBA May 8, 1987 (1987-05-08) 100

Two of Webster's friends hurt him and take his hard-earned money.

Final episode to be aired on (and produced for) ABC.

First-run syndication era (1987–1989)[edit]

Season 5 (1987/88)[edit]

Title Directed by Written by Original airdate Prod. code
101 1 "San Francisco: Part 1" TBA TBA September 21, 1987 (1987-09-21) 101
Webster helps an old man who wants to be reunited with his jazz band in San Francisco.
102 2 "San Francisco: Part 2" TBA TBA September 28, 1987 (1987-09-28) 102

Katherine is accused of extorting Henry's savings after he disappears.

Includes the first of Al Fann's two unrelated roles on Webster. He can also be seen in the season 6 episode "Heaven".
103 3 "San Francisco: Part 3" TBA TBA October 5, 1987 (1987-10-05) 103
Katherine is bailed out of jail in time to catch Henry's comeback performance.
104 4 "Hello, Nicky" TBA TBA October 12, 1987 (1987-10-12) 104
Webster's cousin is not too crazy about moving to Nigeria with his family.
105 5 "Grab Bag" TBA TBA October 19, 1987 (1987-10-19) 105
Katherine's purse is stolen, prompting Webster to create a crime prevention program.
106 6 "Breaking Away" TBA TBA October 26, 1987 (1987-10-26) 109
George's fishing plans get in the way of Webster's original plans.
107 7 "The Strike" TBA TBA November 2, 1987 (1987-11-02) 106
George does not approve of the way Webster's teacher teaches.
108 8 "George's Brush with Life" TBA TBA November 9, 1987 (1987-11-09) 107
When George learns that an old school friend of his has died, George thinks about his own life.
109 9 "The Importance of Being Worthy" TBA TBA November 16, 1987 (1987-11-16) 108
Webster is upset when funds raised for sports equipment are stolen.
110 10 "A Hell of a Weekend" TBA TBA November 30, 1987 (1987-11-30) 110
On a weekend trip, George and Katherine's hosts literally reveal themselves as nudists on a relaxing getaway.
111 11 "Katherine, the Greek" TBA TBA December 7, 1987 (1987-12-07) 111
Katherine proves surprisingly good at picking football winners when a struggling George asks for her help.
112 12 "Simple Gifts" TBA TBA December 14, 1987 (1987-12-14) 113
Katherine disapproves of the overly expensive gifts her wealthy uncle chooses to give the family.
113 13 "The Four Tops: The Sequel" TBA TBA January 4, 1988 (1988-01-04) 112
The Four Tops visit their pal Webster.
114 14 "Nerds Are People, Too" TBA TBA January 11, 1988 (1988-01-11) 114
After finding out that a bunch of nerds are in the same school group Webster just joined, he starts to have second thoughts.
115 15 "Taming of the Stew" TBA TBA January 18, 1988 (1988-01-18) 115

When Katherine demonstrates some of her cooking 'skills' on television, George and Webster try to prevent trouble from brewing.

Includes the first of Steve Vinovich's two unrelated appearances on Webster. He can also be seen in the season 6 episode "The Chelsea Cat".
116 16 "The Couch Potato Must Die" TBA TBA January 25, 1988 (1988-01-25) 116
The family takes care of Jerry after he sprains his ankle, and they find out that he's no picnic to wait on.
117 17 "The Cruise" TBA TBA February 1, 1988 (1988-02-01) 117
Katherine and George look back at the time they first met after Webster is assigned a project about famous lovers.
118 18 "Dial K for Katherine" TBA TBA February 8, 1988 (1988-02-08) 118
Katherine is frightened when a ex-prisoner she testified against leaves a message on the Papadapolis's answering machine.
119 19 "Homecoming" TBA TBA February 15, 1988 (1988-02-15) 119
George discovers two boys on Corky's football team shouldn't be playing for them.
120 20 "Basketball Blues" TBA TBA February 22, 1988 (1988-02-22) 120
George encounters a promising basketball player, but he must help him deal with a cocaine addiction.
121 21 "Love Letters" TBA TBA March 14, 1988 (1988-03-14) 121
Webster plays matchmaker to a romance-seeking Nicky.
122 22 "The Talk Show" TBA TBA March 21, 1988 (1988-03-21) 122
Katherine's jealousy over George's successful Love in the Afternoon talk show—which he co-hosts with a sexy woman—makes Webster worry divorce may be in their future.
123 23 "Parental Guidance Suggested" TBA TBA March 28, 1988 (1988-03-28) 123
Wanting to see George's cameo in a movie he's been forbidden to see, Webster sneaks into a showing, but soon regrets his decision.
124 24 "Rub-A-Dub-Dub" TBA TBA April 4, 1988 (1988-04-04) 124
The family wins a spa from a shady dealer who tricks George into endorsing his product.
125 25 "See George Run" TBA TBA April 11, 1988 (1988-04-11) 125
George is perplexed when he mysteriously loses an endorsement as a candidate for the Board of Education.

Season 6 (1988/89)[edit]

Title Directed by Written by Original airdate Prod. code
126 1 "The Wild, Wild, Webster" TBA TBA September 9, 1988 (1988-09-09) 132
After being bullied around, Webster fantasizes that he is in the Wild West to take care of his bully.
127 2 "The Painting" TBA TBA September 16, 1988 (1988-09-16) 128
Katherine is appalled when she sees a nude portrait of her in an art gallery, especially since she never posed that way.
128 3 "The Quiz Show" TBA TBA September 23, 1988 (1988-09-23) 127
Webster and his classmates appear on a TV game show.
129 4 "Papa's Big Romance" TBA TBA September 30, 1988 (1988-09-30) 126
The family supports Papa's techniques with a belly dance instructor.
130 5 "The Election" TBA TBA October 7, 1988 (1988-10-07) 134
Webster is in charge of campaigning for a class presidential candidate.
131 6 "Sale Away" TBA TBA October 14, 1988 (1988-10-14) 129
While gathering things for a garage sale, the family reminisces.
132 7 "The Crush" TBA TBA October 21, 1988 (1988-10-21) 130
Katherine gives dating advice to a teenager who wants to date an older woman, but she is in for a surprise when the older woman is her.
133 8 "The Chelsea Cat" TBA TBA October 28, 1988 (1988-10-28) 137
George and Katherine find out that their friend Chelsea is a cat burglar.
134 9 "Take My Cousin, Please" TBA TBA November 4, 1988 (1988-11-04) 135
Webster's rich aunt plans on adopting a boy, but Webster thinks that he's just interested in her money.
135 10 "Heaven" TBA TBA November 11, 1988 (1988-11-11) 131
Webster is upset when his turtle dies. He then gets even more upset after a friend tells him that the turtle will not be in heaven for him.
136 11 "The Web-touchables: Part 1" TBA TBA November 18, 1988 (1988-11-18) 139
Webster daydreams that he's in a 1920s-set musical, with him after a root-beer racketeer.
137 12 "The Web-touchables: Part 2" TBA TBA November 25, 1988 (1988-11-25) 140
While his daydream continues, Webster finds that he was set up by a gangster and moves in on the culprit.
138 13 "Rich Man, Poor Man" TBA TBA December 2, 1988 (1988-12-02) 133
When Katherine's rich uncle falls in love with the leading lady of a theatrical performance (Susan Blanchard), Webster and Katherine's debuts are in danger.
139 14 "Doing Time at the Community Center" TBA TBA December 9, 1988 (1988-12-09) 136
Webster encounters a convicted gambler undergoing rehabilitation, but he has an influence on Webster.
140 15 "Bowled Over" TBA TBA December 16, 1988 (1988-12-16) 143
Not realizing what terrible people its sponsors are, Katherine joins a bowling league in hopes of getting them to help a program of hers.
141 16 "Thanksgiving with the Four Tops" TBA TBA January 6, 1989 (1989-01-06) 138

The Four Tops, who are friends of George, are invited for Thanksgiving after snow strands them away from home.

This episode is also known as "Pass the Potatoes, Obie ".
142 17 "Here Come the Jets" TBA TBA January 13, 1989 (1989-01-13) 146
Katherine is so determined to get Webster tickets to a sold-out Jets concert that she soon finds herself on the wrong side of the law.
143 18 "A Camping We Will Go" TBA TBA January 20, 1989 (1989-01-20) 141
To try and spice up their romance and bring back their youth, George and Katherine go camping together.
144 19 "Ticket to Ride" TBA TBA January 27, 1989 (1989-01-27) 144
Webster gets a brand new bike, but ends up getting a ticket from a cop.
145 20 "The Science Project" TBA TBA February 3, 1989 (1989-02-03) 145
Webster's very smart friend gets depressed because her science project didn't come in as number one.
146 21 "The Gospel Truth" TBA TBA February 10, 1989 (1989-02-10) 148
Webster arranges for a gospel group, thinking that it is a rock group, to perform at a party.
147 22 "They Don't Shoot Horses, Do They?" TBA TBA February 17, 1989 (1989-02-17) 142
Webster tries to save the life of a racehorse marked for death because it can't compete anymore.
148 23 "The Visitor" TBA TBA February 24, 1989 (1989-02-24) 147
Webster's pen pal, an adult butler from England, visits to meet Webster in person.
149 24 "Flood of Memories: The Final Chapter" TBA TBA March 3, 1989 (1989-03-03) 149
A flood hits the basement and everyone realizes that most of the contents are pretty much ruined, including family mementos that bring back memories.
150 25 "Webtrek" TBA TBA March 10, 1989 (1989-03-10) 150

Webster's video game transports him to a daydream in which he find himself on board the Enterprise from Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Special Guest Star: Michael Dorn as Lt. Worf

This was the series finale.

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