Eerie, Indiana

NBC (ended 1992)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 1 : Ep 19

    The Broken Record

    Aired 12/9/93

  • S 1 : Ep 18

    Reality Takes a Holiday

    Aired 4/11/92

  • S 1 : Ep 17

    Zombies in P.J.s

    Aired 4/12/92

  • S 1 : Ep 16

    The Loyal Order of Corn

    Aired 3/22/92

  • S 1 : Ep 15

    No Brain, No Pain

    Aired 3/15/92

  • Cast & Crew
  • Omri Katz

    Marshall Teller

  • Justin Shenkarow

    Simon Holmes

  • Mary-Margaret Humes

    Marilyn Teller

  • Francis Guinan

    Edgar Teller

  • Julie Condra

    Syndi Teller

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  • show Description
  • "To whom it may concern. If you're reading this document, it means I'm either dead - or disappeared under mysterious circumstances. My name is Marshall Teller. Not long ago I was living in New Jersey just across the river from New York City. It was crowded, polluted, and full of crime. I loved it. But my parents wanted a better life for my sister and me - so we moved to a place so wholesome, so squeaky clean, you could only find it on TV. Unfortunately, nothing could be further from the truth. Sure, my new home town *looks* normal enough, but look again. What's wrong with this picture? The American dream come true, right? Wrong. Nobody believes me, but this is the center of weirdness for the entire planet. Eerie, Indiana. My home sweet home. Still don't believe me? You will." Created by José Rivera, Eerie, Indiana is about thirteen-year-old Marshall Teller (Omri Katz), who has been uprooted from his beloved home town in New Jersey to Eerie, Indiana, which seems at first to be the most normal place in the world. But Marshall soon discovers that there's more to Eerie than meets the eye. Underneath the illusion of normality, Eerie is swarming with weird stuff. Women who seal themselves in giant kitchenware, werewolves, even Elvis, who lives on Marshall's paper route. The only person that believes him is his new friend, ten-year-old Simon Holmes (Justin Shenkarow). Together they decide to investigate Eerie's weirdness and keep record of it, in hopes to one day show the world. Spin-off: Eerie, Indiana: The Other Dimension.moreless

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (73)

    • Betty: Welcome to the Foreverware family! Will that be cash or check?

    • Bertram: Our mother has been sealing us in Foreverware since our dad died in 1964. Ernest: She wants to preserve us so we never grow up and leave her.

    • Marshall: (Voice Over) Dad works for Things Incorporated, a product testing company. Dad's job is one of the reasons we moved here, because, statistically speaking, Eerie is the most normal place in the country. Statistics lie.

    • The Foreverware song: Foreverware For wives and mothers everywhere. Our goal has always been. To seal the freshness in forever. Foreverware For any dish that you prepare, For each and every meal, We have the perfect deal. The muffins that you made today Will still be fresh in early May, Your coffee cake, your cinnamon ring Will last at least until next spring It work on almost everything! Foreverware.

    • Marshall: I was scared to death, but if I didn’t do something quick, my family was going to wind up as human leftovers!

    • Marshall: Alright, here’s the key to the evidence locker. You know what to do if I don’t come back. Simon: I go straight to the President. And if I can’t get through to him, I tell your mom and dad. Marshall: Check.

    • Marshall: Normally I wouldn’t be afraid of pancakes, but back in Jersey, breakfast was always a serve-yourself bowl of cereal. Mom had me worried.

    • Marshall: A kid’s gotta grow up fast in Eerie, or he might not grow up at all.

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    Notes (20)

    • The Foreverware story was later returned to in the book 'Return to Foreverware'. 'Return to Foreverware' is the first book in the Eerie, Indiana series of books by Mike Ford.

    • The show premiered at 7:30 pm and it sticked to that timeslot until episode 10, "The Lost Hour".

    • Weirdly, in the ending credits, all the production team people have a nickname 'Bob' added.

    • The production code #1011 was originally assigned to a script entitled "The Jolly Rogers," about pirates searching for lost treasure in Eerie. It was tossed and this was filmed in its place.

    • Eerie, Indiana now moves into it's new timeslot, 7:00pm, but it still stick to Sundays.

    • The show moves back to its original timeslot, 7pm on Sundays.

    • Jason Marsden joins the cast in this episode. His character's name, Dash X, was unknown for a few episodes.

    • Eerie Indiana changes it's time-slot to 7:00pm Sundays again.

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    Trivia (25)

    • Marshall's father's sweatshirt during the first scene simply reads TECH.

    • During the opening credits a small clip of the 1922 silent vampire film Nosferatu. It's the shot of a long shadow creeping up a staircase.

    • There are actually two towns in Indiana named Erie, but no Eerie.

    • The wildly swaying bridge featured in the opening credits of all episodes is taken from newsreel footage of the collapse of the infamous Tacoma Narrows Bridge which fell near the city of Tacoma, Washington on November 7th, 1940.

    • Even though the poodle in this episode has a French accent, the breed's country of origin is more likely Germany. It's French origin is a popular mis-conception.

    • The city planners have so much power that the borders of the city form a triangle with perfectly straight lines? Then again, it is the center of weirdness for the whole planet, so maybe so.

    • Simon wanders around the city at night before he has his first lengthy conversation with Mr. Wilson. It's obvious that his parents don't care, but where the heck are the police or child services while he's out half the night?

    • The magazine that Simon holds in his hands in this episode can also be seen in other episodes. In the past, that magazine was known for its weird stories.

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    Allusions (49)

    • 666: This number has long been regarded as the Mark of the Beast. A bad omen to many, as well as signifying evil. It’s no coincidence the number appears in Eerie’s Population sign: 16,661. In this state it’s still a palindrome, being the same read forwards and backwards.

    • Tupperware: The name as well as the idea of Forever Ware is an allusion to Tupperware, a plastic container that was used to keep food fresh. It was created in 1945. Tupperware parties soon ensued, and it became a national fad during the early 1950s.

    • Pillsbury, Crocker, Swanson, Stouffer: These are the names of the ForeverWare wives. They are all brand names of companies which advertised quickly made meals during the 1950's and 60's.

    • Tupperware: "Forever Ware" is a not-too-subtle reference to Tupperware and the "Tupperware parties" that were common in the 1960's.

    • Bert & Ernie: The Wilson twins are named Bertram and Ernest. Bert and Ernie are two of Jim Henson's most famous puppets, which were created for "Sesame Street", the children's program on PBS. They dressed alike and often had spoke for one another.

    • The Donna Reed Show: Upon seeing the mess in the kitchen, Marshall says "Where's Donna Reed when you need her?" "The Donna Reed Show" was a stereotypical white-bread sitcom which aired on ABC from 1958 to1966.

    • Dr. Eukanuba: Eukanuba is a brand of dog food.

    • The Bermuda Triangle: The city lines of Eerie form a triangle similar to the shape of the Bermuda Triangle. The Bermuda Triangle is a debunked theory that an area in the mid-Atlantic Ocean is more prone to aircraft disappearances than is normal.

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  • Fan Reviews (22)
  • If only I had live in Eerie, IN when I was growing up

    By rkoenn, Sep 14, 2012

  • I love this show!

    By appledude1, Feb 21, 2012

  • they should bring it back

    By GavinGibbons, May 17, 2008

  • Eerie, Indiana was a very cool show that found its audience too late.

    By IndianaMom, Mar 12, 2007

  • They turn the most normal things into something creepy...

    By ch33rio5, Feb 16, 2007

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