Eerie, Indiana was created by José Rivera and Karl Schaefer, with Joe Dante serving as creative consultant. It ran for nineteen episodes. The series follows Marshall Teller (played by Omri Katz) a teenager whose family moves to the desolate town of Eerie, Indiana, population of 16,661. Marshall soon becomes best friends with Simon Holmes (played by Justin Shenkarow), as they unravel the many mysteries that plague Eerie, Indiana. Prior to Marshall’s arrival to the town, Simon was a lonely child, as most of his peers in Eerie shun him. Similar to Marshall, Simon believes that something is afoul in Eerie. In the episode “America’s Scariest Home Video”, it is revealed that Simon has a younger brother, Harley Schwarzenegger Holmes, who was never mentioned before and never appears again.
Marshall and Simon often spend their time with the mysterious Dash X (played by Jason Marsden), who is first introduced in the episode “The Hole in the Head Gang”, Dash claims that he woke up in “Weirdsville” without any knowledge to how he got there. Dash has no memory of parents, hometown, past or his real name. Since Dash has no home, he is forced to live on the streets and eat out of Dumpsters. Dash is commonly referred to as “The Kid with the Grey Hair”. People would later go on to call him the “Sneaky Kid with the Hair” and “The Kid with No Name”.
On some occasions, Dash would help Marshall and Simon solve some of Eerie’s mysteries, most notably by helping them infiltrate the Loyal Order of Corn cult. Dash X gave himself his name in the episode “The Loyal Order of the Corn”, as a reference to the mysterious ‘-‘ and ‘+’ markings on his hands which were shared by the extraterrestrial leader of the cult. Dash X may believe that the cult leader, played by Ray Walston may be his father, but he returns to his homeworld without revealing whether or not he is.