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Prehistoric Eric is episode 31a of Comedy World. It premiered on Kids' WB on January 1, 2000.

Synopsis

In order to test out his newly built time machine, PC Guy sends Eric to the Stone Age. However, what was meant to only be a short visit may become a permanent stay in this era for Eric...

Cast

Trivia

  • This is one of the few instances where PC Guy and Eric are seen without any other members of The Lucky 6.
  • This episode originally was about PC Guy sending Eric to the future, rather than the past.
  • In order to coincide with 1999 going into 2000, this episode premiered exactly at midnight on 1/1/2000 during the 1999 Comedy World New Year’s Eve Marathon. This made it the first episode of any TV show to premiere in 2000.
    • This is also the only episode of the entire series to premiere late at night.
  • This was the first episode to be animated with the digital ink and paint method.
  • After this episode premiered, it did not air on TV again until the day after its sister episode, An Apple a Day, premiered.
    • Since this episode premiered at midnight, it was considered a rare episode for a while.
  • Although this episode premiered in 2000, the copyright date at the end of the credits is 1999.

Transcript

(Episode opens with a shot of prehistoric Lakeside's skyline. The water is murky, and there is fog everywhere)

The Narrator: Ah, the Stone Age. (we see a swamp) Where dinosaurs ruled the Earth and mindless cavemen hunted wild animals with nothing but their bare hands. (and then we see a prehistoric wasp flying by) This time period reminds me of the time our old pal Eric was used as a test experiment for PC Guy's time machine. Let's just say THAT went well. (camera fades to the current Lakeside) It was a nice, sunny morning...

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