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The following is a list of episodes and their summaries for the short-lived NBC series, Eerie, Indiana, about a boy whose family moves to the strangest place in the United States.

NOTE: Only the episodes from the original Eerie Indiana will be listed. No episodes from Eerie Indiana: The Other Dimension or any of the book tie-ins will be listed.

  1. "Foreverware": Marshall Teller's mother, Marilyn, hosts a neighborhood party of Forever Ware, Tupperware style plastic containers that can keep anything fresh — and Marshall and his friend, Simon, discover that this extends to human life when they meet the neighbor's perpetually-young twin sons.
  2. "The Retainer": Marshall dreads visiting the Eerie, Indiana orthodontist and is fitted for a retainer that gives him the power to read dogs' minds.
  3. "The ATM with a Heart of Gold": Simon, feeling left out with no friends but Marshall, comes across an ATM that gives him money to be more popular — which sinks the town into an economic depression.
  4. "The Losers": Marshall and Simon investigate a string of disappearances after Marshall's father loses his briefcase.
  5. "America's Scariest Home Video": Stuck having to baby-sit Simon's younger brother on Halloween, Marshall and Simon fool around with their video camera. However, Simon's bratty brother manages to trade places with a mummy while left unattended, then proceeds to literally "break the fourth wall" in the monster movie by wrecking the set and harassing the film crew.
  6. "Just Say No Fun": Simon gets his eyes checked at the school nurse's office — and comes out with huge horn-rimmed glasses that turn him into a boring, joyless nerd.
  7. "Heart on a Chain": Marshall's crush Melissa receives a heart transplant from Marshall's romantic rival, Devon, after Devon dies in an accident — and Melissa's personality becomes more and more Devon-like. Is Melissa guilty over Devon's death or does Devon's spirit live on in Melissa thanks to the transplant operation?
  8. "The Dead Letter": Marshall finds an old letter in the basement of the library — and is haunted by a boy named Trip McConnell (played by Tobey Maguire) who won't leave until Marshall delivers the letter.
  9. "Who's Who": A young female artist in a dysfunctional family of slovenly males begins to change her life for the better when she uses an Eerie brand pencil to draw her masterpieces — and ends up stealing Marshall's mother when she draws a picture of her and signs it.
  10. "The Lost Hour": Marshall doesn't like the Indiana practice of ignoring daylight saving time, and sets his clock back an hour anyway. When he wakes up the next day, he finds himself all alone — save for a runaway teenage girl and a group of garbage collectors who want the two of them dead.
  11. "Marshall's Theory of Believability": Nigel Zirchron (John Standing), a professor renowned as an authority on the supernatural, comes to Eerie to observe an extraterrestrial object he believes will land here. Marshall immediately sees an opportunity to blow the lid off the Eerie weirdness, but is the professor really all that he claims to be?
  12. "Tornado Days": As the tornado "Old Bob" approaches Eerie, the citizens prepare for their annual tornado day picnic to appease him. But Marshall and Simon insist on staying home, and tornado chasing meteorologist, Howard Raymer left by Bob on his first pass-though, returns to challenge the tornado once more.
  13. "The Hole in the Head Gang": Marshall and Simon investigate an old mill rumored to be haunted, only to discover that it's a hoax set up by a mysterious young man who doesn't want anybody nosing around...until they accidentally uncover a rusted gun, containing the ghost of Grungy Bill, Eerie's worst bank robber.
  14. "Mr. Chaney": Marshall is chosen to be the Eerie and Mr. Chaney (Stephen Root) as the "Harvest King" and must go face the Eerie wolf in the forest. Trouble is, none of the previous harvest kings have ever returned...
  15. "No Brain, No Pain": Marshall and Simon help out a homeless man after witnessing him being attacked by a woman with a ray gun. It becomes difficult, though, because all he does is mumble nonsense, and reassemble electrical appliances into bizarre contraptions.
  16. "The Loyal Order of Corn": Marshall's father joins a strange club called "The Loyal Order of Corn". Meanwhile, Dash X gets a job at the club and seeks answers about his past from the mysterious bartender.
  17. "Zombies in P.J.s": Facing bankruptcy due to a possible audit, Radford welcomes a new partner — a pompous businessman known as The Donald, who brainwashes the town into buying on credit.
  18. "Reality Takes a Holiday": In this self-referential episode, Marshall finds a television script in the mail and suddenly finds himself behind the scenes of Eerie, Indiana where his friends and family are the actors and actresses on the show and everyone refers to Marshall as Omri Katz (the actor who plays Marshall).
  19. "The Broken Record": In this Missing Episode (on the original NBC version. The Disney Channel, FOX, and the DVD set have this episode), Todd, Marshall's shy, nerdy friend with a verbally abusive father, suddenly turns into a rebellious punk rocker after listening to one of Marshall's favorite records, but is the music really to blame? Meanwhile, Edgar and Marilyn worry about Syndi taking part in a police ride-along.

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