This section contains interesting facts about the
show, the characters, the cast members, etc.
The show was originally going to be called "Another Ballgame" (and the pilot episode was
called this), but its title was changed to "Webster" to reflect a focus on Emmanuel Lewis - which
reportedly irked Alex Karras and Susan Clark when they realized that their kid co-star was
stealing the show.
In an original script for the pilot, the character of Jerry was named "Krepple" and
not "Silver" as it was on the finished show.
Webster finished tied for 25th during the 1983-1984 season with a 17.2 rating. In 1984-1985,
it also finished tied at 25th with a 17.0 rating.
Following 4 seasons on ABC, Webster went into first-run syndication for 2 additional
seasons of new episodes.
Alex Karras' and Susan Clark's production company, Georgian Bay Productions, produced
Comedian Jerry Seinfeld was fired as a writer for Webster after only a few episodes. Seinfeld still counts
getting canned as one of his most humiliating experiences according to one newspaper.
Susan Clark was nominated for a Golden Globe in 1985 for her role in Webster in the
Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical category.
The writers of Frasier, Cheers, and Wings (Casey, Alan and Lee) started as
writers for Webster.