When Simon tries to convince Mary that he is shrinking he tries to reach for a glass, but he says that he is shrinking. Then Mary takes a glass out and hands it to Simon. Then when Simon and Ruthie leave the room they carry the empty glass out. What were they going to do with the empty glass?
Lucy: You know sometimes, word of mouth gets around because it's true.
Mary: And sometimes word of mouth gets around because there are a lot of mouths. I don't believe everything I hear. You should give it a try sometime.
Lucy: Like I don't.
Annie: So what did the doctor say?
Matt: Well Simon's not the same height he was this time last year.
Simon: I'm and inch taller and I'm broader around the chest, but Im not surprised. I work out.
Annie: sarcastically Oh, yeah.
Mrs. Hinkle: Do you think some stranger could hurt me worse than my own children trying to scare me out of my house so they can pay off their credit cards and travel? I think I'd rather take my chances with the stranger. It would be less painful and frankly, a lot less embarrassing. You're lucky I'm not carrying my pepper spray.
Mrs. Bink: Oh, I've got mine. (starts digging in her purse)
Eric: Ah, no, I don't think we'll need that.
Lucy: I could never be bulimic like Shelby. I just don't have the self-discipline to make myself throw up.
Mary: You know, this conversation wouldn't annoy me so much if we actually knew Shelby was bulimic, but we don't, and you and this conversation have both crossed the line from 'annoying' into the land of 'I'm going to have to kill you if you don't shut up.'
Matt: What's going on?
Annie: Well, dinner's almost ready, the trash needs to go out, and your brother is shrinking.
Mrs. Bink: (yelling at Eric) You call yourself a minister?! (she slams the door in Eric's face)
Ruthie: You need to see a doctor.
Simon: I am shrinking. For real!
In Germany this episode is known as, "Rumors", translated.
Simon: How does a guy get 38 people to kill themselves to get on a UFO with him?
Simon was very curious over the contraversy that plagued America during 1997 when 38 people commited suicide in the Heaven's Gate cult.