Eerie doesn't have daylight savings time, but Marshall's determined not to miss out on the extra hour and sets his watch back anyway. Then everyone in Eerie disappears, except for some creepy garbage...
Melanie arrives in Eerie and both Marshall and his friend Devon fall for her. But when Devon is killed in an accident and his heart is transplanted into Melanie's body, she starts to act a lot like ...
Marshall Teller's family moves to the small country town of Eerie, Indiana (Pop. 16,661). There, Marshall discovers that Eerie, as he puts it, "is the center of weirdness for the universe". Elvis lives there, so do a pair of twins who stay young by sleeping in Tupperware, and many other strange things. Each episode, Marshall and his friend Simon collect evidence about the creepy things that happen there. Written by
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Was ranked 94 out of 98 shows in the Nielsen ratings for the 1991-92 TV season. See more »
[intro voiceover for the first season shows]
My name is Marshall Teller. I knew my new home town was going to be different from where I grew up in New Jersey, but this is ridiculous. Nobody believes me, but Eerie, Indiana is the center of weirdness for the entire planet. Item - Elvis lives on my paper route.
[picking up newspaper in his bath robe]
Thank you, little paper boy.
Item - Bigfoot eats out of my trash. Item - even man's best friend is weird.
[a dog is jumping around in circles]
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In the episode "Who's Who," we meet a family whose members all have the middle name Bob, even the daughter. In the closing credits, all the crew members have the middle name Bob. See more »
don't be fooled by the comparison to X-files, etc.
"The X-Files" is sometimes an imaginative, funny show, but "Eerie, Indiana" during its first season was consistently so. It was far superior to "Are you afraid of the Dark" and "Goosebumps". I think in its more recent Fox incarnation, it probably lost something.
A better comparison than any of these would be to "The Adventures of Pete and Pete".
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