“Then came yoooooooo” is what the angels in the admitting office in heaven will sing today when Alex Karras struts in. Alex Karras, better known to us children of the 80s as Webster’s dad, died in Los Angeles early this morning after anything and everything fucked with his health. Alex had kidney disease, dementia, heart disease and stomach cancer. Just yesterday, Alex was in the hospital and his family was saying that his condition was looking grim. A spokesperson for Alex’s family told CNN that he was surrounded by his family right before he grabbed Webster’s balloons to fly up to the afterworld. Alex was 77.
Before Alex became a DILF on Webster, he was an NFL star and was the defensive lineman for the Detroit Lions for 12 seasons and then played for the Los Angeles Rams. A knee injury is what ended Alex’s NFL career and that’s when his journey to becoming George started. Alex was in The Godfather, played horse-puncher Mongo in Blazing Saddles and was the gay bodyguard in Victor/Victoria. In 1983, Alex got the role of Webster’s dad and his real-life wife Susan Clark played Webster’s mom. And history was made!
Alex was still married to Susan Clark at the time of his death.
Rest in peace, George Papadapolis. A little part of the 80s just died today.