History Series / EerieIndiana

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* WeirdnessCensor: Marshall's familly is clueless about the oddities in town. His sister once fainted after seeing a werewolf but rationalized she only saw a huge racoon as she woke up. In another episode, both his parents assist to a HumanAlien returning to his planet through a portal but [[StatuQuoIsGod they apparently have no memories of this afteward]].
29th Mar '16 4:21:59 AM Silverblade2
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* CrossOver: Charles Furnell from "No Brain, No Pain" appeared on a ''Series/TheSecretWorldOfAlexMack'' episode.
27th Mar '16 5:36:47 AM Silverblade2
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* BottleEpisode: "America's Scariest Home Video" takes place entirely at Simon's house except for a scene in a car.

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* BottleEpisode: "America's Scariest Home Video" takes place entirely at Simon's MArshall's house except for a scene in a car.


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* EveryEpisodeEnding: Marshall and Simon store an item in the secret evidence locker in Marshall's attic.


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* OpeningNarration: Marshall on his paper route exposits how Eerie is "the center of weirdness for the entire planet".
11th Mar '16 11:32:57 AM Silverblade2
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* FiveFingerFillet: Devon does this in classroom in "Heart on a Chain".
11th Mar '16 11:28:44 AM Silverblade2
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* HappilyMarried: Marshall's parents.
9th Mar '16 8:25:35 AM Silverblade2
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* BottleEpisode: "America's Scariest Home Video" takes place entirely at Simon's house except for a scene in a car.
28th Feb '16 7:35:36 AM Morgenthaler
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''Eerie Indiana'' was a superb nineteen-episode supernatural series that aired on NBC from 1991-1992 (in prime time). It ran again on FOX Saturday mornings from 1997-98 as part of their "No Yell Motel" block, which included a lot of scary kids' shows (the live-action adaptation of ''Goosebumps'', reruns of the Australian kids' show ''RoundTheTwist'', and Steven Spielberg's first animated project from DreamWorks Studios, ''{{Toonsylvania}}''). The short-lived series had a mid-season ReTool and had an unproduced episode called "The Jolly Rogers". It also spawned a second series, ''Eerie Indiana: The Other Dimension'', one year after FOX ran out of NBC episodes to show, as well as a series of spin-off novels. The series could be described as ''TwinPeaks'' meets ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' told from the POV of a snarkier 13-year old version of [[Series/TheXFiles Fox Mulder]].

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''Eerie Indiana'' was a superb nineteen-episode supernatural series that aired on NBC from 1991-1992 (in prime time). It ran again on FOX Saturday mornings from 1997-98 as part of their "No Yell Motel" block, which included a lot of scary kids' shows (the live-action adaptation of ''Goosebumps'', ''Series/{{Goosebumps}}'', reruns of the Australian kids' show ''RoundTheTwist'', ''Series/RoundTheTwist'', and Steven Spielberg's first animated project from DreamWorks Creator/DreamWorks Studios, ''{{Toonsylvania}}'').''WesternAnimation/{{Toonsylvania}}''). The short-lived series had a mid-season ReTool and had an unproduced episode called "The Jolly Rogers". It also spawned a second series, ''Eerie Indiana: The Other Dimension'', one year after FOX ran out of NBC episodes to show, as well as a series of spin-off novels. The series could be described as ''TwinPeaks'' ''Series/TwinPeaks'' meets ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' ''Franchise/TheTwilightZone'' told from the POV of a snarkier 13-year old version of [[Series/TheXFiles Fox Mulder]].



Compare ''RoundTheTwist'', an Australian show with a similar premise, only with more ghosts, gross-out humor, and which is more light-hearted.

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Compare ''RoundTheTwist'', ''Series/RoundTheTwist'', an Australian show with a similar premise, only with more ghosts, gross-out humor, and which is more light-hearted.
28th Feb '16 7:29:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* EvilLaugh: In the pilot episode, the evil neighborhood woman who has been retaining her youth forever does a rather over the top one (complete with lightning strikes) when Marshall and Simon escape from her house.
28th Feb '16 7:25:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Dash X, Marshall's mysterious ArchEnemy, is a teenage boy with gray hair to make him look sinister.
28th Feb '16 7:23:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* AntiClimax: Given the premise of ''Reality Takes a Holiday'', where Marshall gets a screenplay in the mail and his world devolves into a behind-the-scenes look at the actual show: [[spoiler: Marshall re-writes the end of the episode to something more mundane and has to wait on set while the new pages are slowly photocopied by the writer's assistant, then delivered to the cast. When Dash tries to interfere, Marshall complains to the director, who calmly orders Dash to "clear Omri's eye-line". Dash is beaten by the rules of his own game and the script unfolds. Everybody goes to the movies. The End.]]

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* AntiClimax: Given the premise of ''Reality "Reality Takes a Holiday'', Holiday", where Marshall gets a screenplay in the mail and his world devolves into a behind-the-scenes look at the actual show: [[spoiler: Marshall re-writes the end of the episode to something more mundane and has to wait on set while the new pages are slowly photocopied by the writer's assistant, then delivered to the cast. When Dash tries to interfere, Marshall complains to the director, who calmly orders Dash to "clear Omri's eye-line". Dash is beaten by the rules of his own game and the script unfolds. Everybody goes to the movies. The End.]]



* AVerySpecialEpisode: 'The Broken Record' is a rare, very well done, very profound example that actually realistically depicts parental abuse, its consequences, and to an extent, its causes.

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* AVerySpecialEpisode: 'The "The Broken Record' Record" is a rare, very well done, very profound example that actually realistically depicts parental abuse, its consequences, and to an extent, its causes.



* BeCarefulWhatYouSay: Literally. In ''Broken Record'', Todd's father accuses a specific rock and roll record for causing his son to act rebellious and states that the record has subliminal messages that makes kids act crazy. When he plays it, [[spoiler: he does find out that the record has messages--it's his own voice and abusive words.]]

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* BeCarefulWhatYouSay: Literally. In ''Broken Record'', "Broken Record", Todd's father accuses a specific rock and roll record for causing his son to act rebellious and states that the record has subliminal messages that makes kids act crazy. When he plays it, [[spoiler: he does find out that the record has messages--it's his own voice and abusive words.]]



* BracesOfOrthodonticOverkill: ''The Retainer'': Marshall's friend is required to wear one for awhile. [[spoiler:It allows him to read the minds of dogs, who are revealed to be plotting the eventual overthrow of the human race]].

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* BracesOfOrthodonticOverkill: ''The Retainer'': "The Retainer": Marshall's friend is required to wear one for awhile. [[spoiler:It allows him to read the minds of dogs, who are revealed to be plotting the eventual overthrow of the human race]].



* BystanderSyndrome: Pretty much the entire town's attitude toward Eerie's otherness. Lampshaded in ''Mr. Chaney'' by The Mayor himself:

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* BystanderSyndrome: Pretty much the entire town's attitude toward Eerie's otherness. Lampshaded in ''Mr. Chaney'' "Mr. Chaney" by The Mayor himself:



* ClockRoaches: ''The Lost Hour'': Marshall sets his clock back an hour despite the town's practice of ignoring daylight saving's time (Indiana did not observe it in 1991), and as a result has to face off against malevolent, trans-dimensional trashmen whose job it is to tear apart reality (in very close similarity to Creator/StephenKing's ''Literature/TheLangoliers'', published one year previously).
* TheComputerIsYourFriend: ''The ATM with the Heart of Gold'': Simon befriends the inexplicably artificially intelligent automatic [[IncrediblyLamePun Teller]] machine "Mr. Wilson", who returns his friendship by offering to provide him with "slush fund" money... [[spoiler:composed of other people's savings accounts]].

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* ClockRoaches: ''The "The Lost Hour'': Hour": Marshall sets his clock back an hour despite the town's practice of ignoring daylight saving's time (Indiana did not observe it in 1991), and as a result has to face off against malevolent, trans-dimensional trashmen whose job it is to tear apart reality (in very close similarity to Creator/StephenKing's ''Literature/TheLangoliers'', published one year previously).
* TheComputerIsYourFriend: ''The "The ATM with the Heart of Gold'': Gold": Simon befriends the inexplicably artificially intelligent automatic [[IncrediblyLamePun Teller]] machine "Mr. Wilson", who returns his friendship by offering to provide him with "slush fund" money... [[spoiler:composed of other people's savings accounts]].



* EverythingFades: ''The Losers'': the United States federal government has a black budget organization dedicated to "appropriating" the items people forget are sitting around their houses, forcing them to buy new things...and thus keeping the bloated American economy going strong. Easily one of the most believable concepts the show ever aired.
* FaceOnAMilkCarton: A strange example in ''The Lost Hour''.

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* EverythingFades: ''The Losers'': "The Losers": the United States federal government has a black budget organization dedicated to "appropriating" the items people forget are sitting around their houses, forcing them to buy new things...and thus keeping the bloated American economy going strong. Easily one of the most believable concepts the show ever aired.
* FaceOnAMilkCarton: A strange example in ''The "The Lost Hour''.Hour".



* TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou: ''Scariest Home Videos'': a television remote control is revealed to contain the power to send people into the programs being televised [[spoiler: at least, until the batteries run out]]. This ''may'' be one of the [[UrExample first ever]] of its kind.

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* TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou: ''Scariest "Scariest Home Videos'': Videos": a television remote control is revealed to contain the power to send people into the programs being televised [[spoiler: at least, until the batteries run out]]. This ''may'' be one of the [[UrExample first ever]] of its kind.



* HumanPopsicle: ''Foreverware'' (pilot episode): '''the''' most astoundingly effective tupperware in the history of mankind.

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* HumanPopsicle: ''Foreverware'' "Foreverware" (pilot episode): '''the''' most astoundingly effective tupperware in the history of mankind.



* YourFavorite: According to ''ATM With a Heart of Gold'', Marshall's favorite dinner is Swedish Chicken.
* YourSoulIsMine: ''Zombies in P.J.'s'': a strange PR guru called "The Donald" brainwashes most of the town into going on exorbitant shopping sprees, without going into the fine print on the credit rate.

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* YourFavorite: According to ''ATM "ATM With a Heart of Gold'', Gold", Marshall's favorite dinner is Swedish Chicken.
* YourSoulIsMine: ''Zombies "Zombies in P.J.'s'': 's": a strange PR guru called "The Donald" brainwashes most of the town into going on exorbitant shopping sprees, without going into the fine print on the credit rate.
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