Best friends Mitchell Taylor (Bill Switzer) and Stanley Hope (Daniel Clark) ended up being contacted by Marshall and Simon via television sets (using stock footage from the previous show and dubbed voices) and are warned that a crazy cable man is setting up satellite dishes on rooftops that are allowing the weirdness from the original Eerie to spill over into the new Eerie. They’re tasked with fending off the strange occurrences in order to save theirs and every Eerie in existence with the help of local bartender, Mr. Crawford (Neil Crone). As broadcast standards had become stricter in the years following the original show, this series was forced to tone down the creepy elements and put a greater focus on comedic gags.
Eerie, Indiana: The Other Dimension debuted as part of Fox Kids’ mid-season revamped schedule on February 7, 1998. It aired as part of the “No Yell Motel” programming block, which featured interstitials starring puppets working inside a creepy motel, which also included Goosebumps and Toonsylvania. The series was written by Esther Behar, Luciano Casimiri, Tony DiFranco, Jim Henshaw, Terry Saltsman, Janet MacLean, Peter Mohan, Tim Burns, Dennis Foon, Jeremy Hole, and Tony Sheer. The Einstein Bros. provided the series’ music.
Despite the similarities to the previous Eerie, The Other Dimension’s differences in tonality and cast failed to attract the original’s audience or find a new one. Like its predecessor, it was cancelled after its single season, but without the fond regard. The series was made available to purchase in its entirety or as individual episodes on YouTube and Amazon Prime.
Originally posted in 2015. Updated in 2017.