Talk:Webster (TV series)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
WikiProject Television  
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Television, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of television on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
 ???  This article has not yet received a rating on the project's quality scale.
 ???  This article has not yet received a rating on the project's importance scale.
 
WikiProject Chicago  
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Chicago, which aims to improve all articles or pages related to Chicago or the Chicago metropolitan area.
 ???  This article has not yet received a rating on the project's quality scale.
 ???  This article has not yet received a rating on the project's importance scale.
 


I have only vague memories of the series, so I can't say for certain that the following is incorrect:

"...a successful lawsuit by his uncle forced Webster to live with his Aunt Charmaine in the Cabrini-Green federal housing project of Chicago. Webster is delighted to find a job as the bat boy for the Chicago White Sox at the nearby Comiskey Park,..."

... but Cabrini-Green is nowhere near Comiskey Park. I suspect this is simply a case of someone metonymically refering to CHA projects in general by the name of a single notorious exemplar.

Chances are this actually should refer to Stateway Gardens, but not knowing this for certain, I'll only edit Cabrini-Green out and leave the statement as a general reference to "a federal housing project in Chicago." 68.252.240.252 23:06, 14 March 2006 (UTC)

The last episode of Webster has nothing to do with him being a batboy. It is entitled "Webtrek", with the story being that Webster's video game transports him as the captain of the Enterprise from "Star Trek: The next Generation."

--

I, also, am uncertain where the idea of the "batboy final episode" came from. Two sources online ([1], [2]) show the 150th (last) aired episode as "Webtrek". On a personal note, I was (and still am) a huge fan of the series and never once heard of or saw the "batboy" episode previously described. To the individual who cited the Chicago Sun-Times article on the history page, could you post a link to that article? Are you sure that article wasn't a parody? Tampa94Tallahassee03 00:36, 22 June 2007 (UTC)

I can't find the link, but I know it's legit. Perhaps it was an unaired final episode? EdRooney

I am the one from the IP address 205.166.61.* that took out the final episode section referring to "Batboy". I have no recollection of that ever airing and have never read about it anywhere else.

- There's a source for the final episode and just because YOU can't remember it doesn't mean it didn't happen. This is an encyclopedia (or least tries to be one) and isn't a site for people with issues about their memories or lack thereof. Also, sign your posts. EdRooney 21:00, 17 July 2007 (UTC)

you are lying about the source. It is not in that issue at all. 100% positive. Check it yourself at your local library on some lovely microfiche. The last episode was called WebTrek where they parodied Star Trek. This is even cited in the article! While your made-up episode is much more creative, let's leave it where it is... in your imagination. 12.34.246.36 11:48, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

-Listen "Mr. I Won't Sign My Posts", I did look it up and it is in that edition of the Sun-Times. There is not a link for it because the Sun-Times doesn't go back that far on-line. EdRooney 13:05, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

And because it didn't happen. Make up sources all you want, but it didn't happen and the Sun-Times would never write an article about a sitcom finale that wasn't hugely popular 12.34.246.4 14:26, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

-The cite for the "batboy" episode doesn't appear to be correct. Google news search between 01/01/1989 and 03/30/1989 for: Webster sun-times comes up with 36 hits, mostly a Cubs player, although there is mention of Susan Clark playing a nun in a MotW; Emmanuel Lewis Sun-times yields 3, only 1 is about the Webster guy and it just lists his birthday; Webster final episode returns 17 none from the sun-times; Webster episode returns 1 from the sun-times but it's Daniel Webster. Searching Sun-Times for 03/13/1989 yields 26 hits, none of which sound like they have anything to do with this show.Horrorshowj 13:42, 21 July 2007 (UTC)

Yeah the citations that exist and are tangible point to Web-Trek being the final episode. Being that there are no tangible or viewable citations for the "batboy" thing we have to put Web-Trek as that episode.12.34.246.35 11:38, 24 July 2007 (UTC)

Page protection[edit]

I've edit protected this article for one week. Please refactor incivility and seek dispute resolution. An article content request for comment is probably the best route. DurovaCharge! 19:51, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

after Webster burns down the apartment from season one, they move to a house on the northside of the city, NOT to the suburbs. I am 100% sure of this, Webster is currently being re-run and i watch it every morning. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.195.39.201 (talk) 02:55, 23 July 2009 (UTC)