Season 4 Episode 5

Size Matters

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Oct 25, 2001 on The WB



  • Trivia

    • The music fetured in this episode are: Dave Navarro - "Hungry", Fuzz Townsend - "At Auntie Tom's", Mazzy Star - "Into Dust", and The Crystal Method - "Name of the Game".

    • When Gammill shrinks Phoebe the floor visibly distorts and shifts slightly under her feet as she approaches her tiny size.

    • It is stated in this episode that Phoebe is 27 years old. However in the season one episode That 70's episode, it was established that Phoebe was conceived in March of '75 which puts her birth Nov/Dec '75. So therefore Phoebe should just be getting ready to turn 26.

    • Where was Cole during all of this? Wouldn't Piper have at least tried to contact him and see if he'd heard from Phoebe before they went to the house?

    • When Phoebe is at the job interview the manager says that she says Phoebe was 27 when she graduated the previous spring and this was because she dropped out her freshman year. This brings up a few points. The first being that Prue just passed away a few months earlier at the age of 31 which would have made Phoebe 26 at the time of her death which was only a month or so after the graduation. Also it was said in Pre-witched that Phoebe dropped out of college when Grams died, 6 months before the show began which would've made her 22. Now obviously if she was 22 in college she was a little behind. But still a freshman? She hadn't even been back to school for two years when she graduated and was constantly behind due to demon hunting. So she had to be at least a Junior if not a Senior when she dropped out.

    • When Piper and Paige are talking at Paige's apartment, after Leo leaves, there is a strand of Piper's hair that keeps going from behind her ear to hanging down.

    • TRIIVIA: This is the first time that the girls are shrunk. Later in the season 7 episode Scry Hard Piper and Leo are shrunk down by Wyatt and are placed in the dollhouse.

    • How did Phoebe know that the name of the guy who shrunk her was Gammill?

    • TRIVIA: This is the first of 4 episodes in season 4 that Cole does not appear in.

    • TRIVIA: This episode is the second time one of the sisters rides a motorcycle. This time it's Paige, but previously Prue did in the season 3 episode "Just Harried", Piper later did in the season 6 episode "Valhalley of the Dolls (2)" and same with Phoebe in the season 7 episode "Carpe Demon".

    • TRIVIA: This episode features Dave Navarro's song "Hungry", from the album "Trust No One".

    • When Paige orbed out of the clay, Piper had said it would still be wet enough to collapse, but it cracked and crumbled, indicating that it was completely dry.

    • Why did Leo think Paige was at the club? Even if that's where Paige was supposed to be, shouldn't Leo have been able to sense that she was at her loft? They shouldn't have had to go all the way to the club to find that out.

  • Quotes

    • Paige: We went to the club, which sucks now, by the way. Anything that tries that hard to be hip isn't.

    • Piper: One thing about being five inches high, I'm never gonna complain about my height again.

    • Phoebe: Small of mind...
      Phoebe, Paige and Piper (repeating): Small of mind...
      Phoebe: Big of woe...
      Phoebe, Paige and Piper (repeating): Big of woe...
      Phoebe: The pain you've caused...
      Phoebe, Paige and Piper (repeating): The pain you've caused...
      Phoebe: You now will know!
      Phoebe, Paige and Piper (repeating): You now will know!
      (Gammill screams and explodes)

    • Piper (to Paige as she walks away): Do not go into that house. Did you hear me? I said do not go in.
      Piper turns to Leo and sighs.
      Piper: It is like talking to a wall.
      Leo: She's got the Halliwell hearing.

    • Paige: No, I don't get the shiver from him, just the house. I think I'm on to something.
      Piper: I really that when you've been a witch for a few months, you'll know the difference between sensing evil and needing a warmer jacket.

    • Phoebe: I had to take a break after my freshman year. Personal reasons.
      Interviewer: Would you care to elaborate?
      Phoebe: Not really…
      Interviewer: I see you also noted that you require a flexibe work schedule.
      Phoebe: I'll put in the hours, I promise. It's just sometimes, I may have to leave unexpectedly.
      Interviewer: Would you care to elaborate?
      Phoebe: No, not really.

    • Piper: Paige is right, it's trying way to hard to be hip, which means it's five minutes away from being five minutes ago.

    • Phoebe: Speak of the devil-slash-whitelighter-slash-witch.

    • Piper: When they have a hard time dealing with real people, figurines can be their best friends.
      Leo: Yeah, but being socially awkward doesn't land you in the Book of Shadows

    • Bouncer: Hold it! You can't go in there.
      Piper: Excuse me?
      Bouncer: It's the VIP area.
      Piper: Oh! You're assuming because I'm not tall, tattooed, or big breasted that I'm not important. That's a bad assumption because I own this club which makes me a V.V.VIP!

    • (Gammill takes out the vacuum cleaner, while Phoebe is still in miniature form)
      Phoebe: Oh this sucks.

    • Treat: You cool?
      Piper: Yeah.
      Treat: You cool?
      Piper: Yeah.
      Treat: You cool?
      Piper: Uh-huh.
      Treat: All right.

    • Claudia (about the sisters vanquishing Gammill): Oh, my gosh. How did you do that?
      Phoebe: The Power of Three.
      Piper: The Power of point-Three.

    • Phoebe: He's about to put Claudia into the kiln. Piper freeze him.
      Piper tries, but nothing happens.
      Piper: Oh, he's way too big for my tiny magic.

    • Leo: Okay, well then there's just one more thing that we need to tie up.
      Piper: Oh, okay.
      Leo leads them out behind the club.
      Phoebe: Uh, Leo what are you looking for?
      Leo: Something very important.
      Paige: Broken glass?
      Leo: Broken glass that needs healing. (He finds the broken P3 sign.) Here it is. It's up to you.
      Piper: Can you do it?
      Leo nods.
      Piper: Well, then do it.
      Leo heals the sign and it starts to glow.
      Piper: It looks like P3 is back.

    • Phoebe: Damn it! If the real world doesn't start showing me some respect, I'm going to stop saving it every week!

  • Notes

    • International Episode Titles: Czech Republic: Jde o velikost (It Is about the Size) France: Les poupées (The dolls) Italy: La casa dei brividi (The shiver house) Germany: Der Sammler (The collector)

    • This episode scored 5.3 million viewers.

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