Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

(ended 2000)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 3 : Ep 22

    Honey, I Shrink, Therefore I Am

    Aired 5/20/00

  • S 3 : Ep 21

    Honey, Whodunit?

    Aired 5/13/00

  • S 3 : Ep 20

    Honey, Growing Up Is Hard to Do

    Aired 5/6/00

  • S 3 : Ep 19

    Honey, Like Father, Like Son

    Aired 4/29/00

  • S 3 : Ep 18

    Honey, I'm Spooked

    Aired 2/26/00

  • Cast & Crew
  • Peter Scolari

    Wayne Szalinski

  • Thomas Dekker

    Nicholas "Nick" Bradbury Szalinski

  • Barbara Alyn Woods

    Diane Szalinski

  • Hillary Tuck

    Amy Szalinski

  • Vanessa King


  • show Description
  • What would happen if someone discovers a way to shrink people? Well, someone already did! Wayne Szalinski, a great scientist. Wayne lives in Matheson, Colorado with his wife, Diane, his two kids, Amy and Nick, and their dog, Quark. Besides the Shrink Ray, Wayne has created many other gadgets. Whenever he or his family are in trouble he tries to solve everything with science, but... science can be dangerous sometimes, don't you think? The series won 2 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Sound Mixing of 1999-2000.moreless

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (12)

    • (a few small crashes) Wayne: What's he [Adam] doing? Nick: He's playing with his toys. Wayne: Well make him stop. Nick: (sarcastically) Make him stop? Why didn't I think of that?

    • Female cop: Ah, you reported two missing kids. Wayne: No, ours are in the backyard. (Diane faints and falls)

    • Wayne: Come on. Shrink, shrink. (machine blows up apple) Wayne: Well, at least I invented an exciting way to make apple sauce.

    • Ron: Man, I could eat a corndog the size of a truck. Russ: If you ate a corndog, it would be the size of a truck.

    • Wayne: Here's my thinking coach from the attic. Diane: You're telling me... (Wayne shakes his head) Diane: The machine works. Do the kids know? Wayne: We-well yes. Diane: This is great. Wayne: Not so great. Diane: Why? Wayne: I shrunk the kids Diane: YOU WHAT!......

    • Wayne: (Wayne opens the car window) Uh! And I thought your father smelled bad on the outside.

    • Nick: Grampa, what's your name? Grampa Murdock: Matthew. Why? Nick: Matthew, I like it.

    • F.R.A.N.: Love the shorts, too bad I have to blow a hole in them.

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    Notes (10)

    • Twins, Daniel and Joshua Shalikar both play Adam Szalinski in this sequal.

    • Nick and Amy are not shown but Randy, his wife and Kids apear.

    • The last chapter of the movie series was released on home video.

    • The opening sequence for this episode and the rest of the first season is an animated Szalinski family going through different landscapes (and adventures), which is a spin on the opening sequence for the original movie.

    • Don S. Davis and Bruce Harwood previously appeared in The X-Files episode, 'One Breath' together and would later appear in the Stargate SG-1 episode, 'Frozen' together.

    • The opening sequence changes in this episode, and stays for the rest of the series. Instead of an animated opening, it is rather a bunch of clips from the first season strung together (there's clips of the second season in the third season), presented as a blueprint.

    • Everytime this episode airs after Owen Hart's untimely death, this episode was dedicated to him.

    • Axel F's theme from the 1984 film Beverly Hills Cop plays when Nick goes out sneaking for his dead rabbit.

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    Trivia (23)

    • The kids and the ant get attacked by a scorpion. But scorpions, the bugs who has a tail with a blade on them, lives in the dessert. Hello.

    • Szalinski's vehicle is a 1997 Pontiac Transport Van and the license plate is PATPNDG.

    • Wayne and Diane's wedding was on Oct 22, but Wayne didn't remember to sign the certificate until October 23rd.

    • Amy goes back in time to spring 1976, but Space Invaders was not released until 1978.

    • At the end when Wayne is looking at the book, you can see a blank page from the side, but when they show the whole page it says "It's Magic you idito".

    • When Jennings punches the short guy at the bar, the pot of gold gets knocked over, but when they show it from another angle it's back up.

    • In the final court scene, Diane places her gum on the thing that the judge uses. Later she picks it up and starts chewing, but it's stil there. Then the camera swicthes back again and the gum is gone

    • When Wayne is trying to talk to Nick at his bed using Morse code, it seems that they are moving at the same pace, when in fact Wayne and Mr. Jennings are suppose to be moving really fast and have the whole world stand still around them.

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    Allusions (20)

    • Diane Szalinski wraps a present for Wayne, a book called 'Particle Acceleration for Morons!' This references a serious of "For Dummies" books, which deals with a wide range of subjects. Some examples are 'eBay for Dummies,' 'Fishing for Dummies' etc. Each book is created for the person who knows nothing about the subject and it gives them the basics so they can begin doing an activity.

    • Wayne Szalinski: Don't laugh, treated properly Silly Putty is the second most unstable substance in the universe. You could remove ink off papers (usually the comic pages) and have it show up on the putty, which you could then stretch the image into unusual shapes.

    • Paul O'Donnell: We need a game with a little more excitement. SPACE INVADERS! Space Invaders is a popular classic video game. In it you have to defend the Earth from alien attackers.

    • Andy-Reading: 'Fan Chat Magazine' When Amy goes back in time we see Andy reading 'Fan Chat Magazine' with a picture of Jaclyn Smith. She played Kelly Garrett on TV's Charlie's Angels.

    • Sheriff: "Will you stop calling me marshall? Everything is always Marshall, Marshall, Marshall!"

      Jan Brady from The Brady Bunch, when being compared to her sister Marcia, states that all she hears is Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!

    • Wayne: Make it so. This is Captain Picard's favorite saying on Star Trek: The Next Generation.

    • Diane: Nobody touches my precioussssssssss. Diane calls the magical ring "her preciousssssss", just like Golum, from Lord of the Rings.

    • Amy: I don't know. I think it looks more like Rick Moranis. Rick Moranis is the actor who originated the Wayne Szalinski role in the Honey, I Shrunk the Kids movie series, now being portrayed by Peter Scolari.

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  • Fan Reviews (6)
  • May interest more today

    By anastasia1243, Feb 08, 2014

  • My review of Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

    By JordanWelch, Jun 09, 2012

  • Bing!

    By wow747, Dec 25, 2007

  • Another Casualty of the Disney and it's 65 episode maximum rule. The Szalinky's are just an average family, at least they would be if there dad wasn't a genius who constantly invents gadgets that gets the family into [worlds] of adventure!!

    By SD-437327, Aug 22, 2007

  • Surprisingly good.

    By CodeofThundera, Jul 30, 2006