George Shrinks

PBS (ended 2001)


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Episode Guide

  • Season 1
    • On The Road
      On The Road
      Episode 1
      Dad's band is going on the road and George and the family are tagging along to the snazzy big-city hotel. When a stray pet upsets the chef's dinner plans – and sauce, it's up to George to whip up a solution.
    • Friends and Anemones
      The Shrinks family is taking a trip to the world's greatest aquarium. While there, the tour guide gives Junior a present – sea simians, tiny sea creatures that hatch before Junior's very eyes. When Junior accidentally drops the little critters in the aquariums main filtration tank, it's up to George to get the little guys back unhurt. His cross-aquarium chase ends with George and the zooopersub in the whale tank, where George fixes the whale's sore tooth and becoming part of the big closing act.moreless
    • Can We Keep Him?
      Can We Keep Him?
      Episode 2
      Junior is upset when George nurses a mouse with an injured leg back to health. He thinks it has taken all of George's attention away from him.
    • If I Ran The Circus
      The circus is in town but Junior is stuck at home with the chicken pox. There's only one thing for George to do. If Junior can't go to the circus, they'll bring the circus to him. George, Becky, Mom, Dad and even Sparkle and the circus elephant put on a circus right in Junior's own room.moreless
    • Close Encounters of the Bird Kind
      George and Junior set out to do good deeds, just like their favorite TV hero, "Dash Smasher." and they find a bird in distress (a cat is out to get it). So they team up with Becky to save it.
    • Coach Shrinks
      Coach Shrinks
      Episode 4
      Becky's hockey team is having a lousy year. Not only haven't they won a single game; they haven't scored a single goal. George can't believe they're so bad. After all Becky is a great hockey player. At Becky's urging, George takes over coaching the team and leads them to achieve the ultimate goal – scoring one, that is - in the last seconds of the last game of the season.moreless
    • Becky In Wonderland
      It's a rainy day at the Shrinks' house and George and Becky are longing for a great adventure. Dad tells them they can have one right at home and hands them a large picture book of 'Alice in Wonderland.' George and Becky get into the book – literally. They fall into a rabbit hole of their own and set off on a wild adventure very similar to the one Alice encountered herself.moreless
    • George Unshrinks
      George Unshrinks
      Episode 6
      George is fed up with being small. He'd just once like to be able to do things 'the regular way.' While an afternoon sci-fi flick plays in the background, George, Dad and Junior all find themselves 're-sized.' George is the size of your average 10 year old, Dad finds himself George's size and Junior is as big as an elephant. Regular sized George and mini-Dad have to work together to stop giant Junior from wrecking the Shrinks' house before Mom gets home. When Perdita does return, she finds her brood snoozing on the couch, each the exact same size as when she left them.moreless
    • Migrate-est Adventure
      When George finds a monarch butterfly caterpillar in his backyard, he becomes part of a project to track the migration of the mysterious monarchs. George names the creature Archie. George's involvement grows as he climbs on the back of Archie the butterfly and makes the trip on butterfly back. George and crew save the day as the migrating butterflies find themselves stranded just short of the lush, treed meadow that is to be their winter resting place.moreless
    • Toy George
      Toy George
      Episode 8
      George's work on his school production of 'Pinocchio' is interrupted by the arrival of SKYLER, his little cousin-once-removed. George ducks Skyler's attempts to get him to play with her until she tries to 'play with' George - literally - as if he were a living toy. Finally, George has his cake and eats it too as he uses his Pinocchio rehearsal to simultaneously entertain Junior and their cousin.moreless
    • Lost and Found Art
      When George inadvertently allows the garbage men to haul Mom's newest creation - a found art sculpture of epic proportions - off to the dump, he, Dad and Becky must retrieve it, piece by piece. They chase the parts of the sculpture through the dump's recycling center - learning about the benefits of conservation as they go - until they finally get them all back. Then it's up to Mom to put the sculpture back together - this time even better than before.moreless
    • If It Ain't Broke
      If It Ain't Broke
      Episode 10
      It's Dad's Birthday and the family is going to make it very special. Mom has made him a special sculpture and George and JUNIOR set out to make him a birthday card. In doing so, while Mom is out getting a cake, and Dad is taking a nap, George and JUNIOR accidentally break Mom's sculpture. Without anytime to lose, they come up with a plan to fix it. Working together, they get it done. Mom presents Dad with his real gift, which isn't what they thought it was. They tell Mom what they did and she says she likes the new and improved version better. And Dad uses George and JUNIOR's sculpture as a new instrument. The birthday party is a success after all.moreless
    • Ghost of Shrinks Manor
      There may be a ghost in the Shrink's Household and it's up to George and Becky to track it down. After doing research at the local library, George builds a Ghost Grabber which should do the trick. Is there a ghost in the house or isn't there?
    • Can We Keep Him?
      Can We Keep Him?
      Episode 12
      While working on his Zooper Car in Dad's workshop, George comes across an injured Mouse in need of his help. George and the Mouse become fast friends, and JUNIOR becomes jealous and upset. Junior runs away from home and it's up to George to find him. Mouse teams up with George to help find Junior. They find him, he's okay, and George realizes the value of old friendships as well as new ones.moreless
    • Journey to the Centre of the Garden
      Something or Someone has been eating at the Shrink's garden and George is on the case. He burrows deep beneath the garden and finds a whole new world...including a family of Gophers.
    • Close Encounters of The Bird Kind
      After watching an episode of their favourite cartoon, Dash Smasher and the Space Pioneers, George and Junior try to emulate the show and set out to do good deeds in order to become heroes like on TV. After failed attempts with Mom and Dad, George and JUNIOR head outside in search of heroic deeds. Soon it's JUNIOR's nap and Captain George is on his own. George hears Becky, the new girl next door in need of help. Sparkle Tangerine (the neighbourhood cat) is trying to get at a baby bird in it's nest and George will need to act fast in order to help it. George and Becky use ingenuity and teamwork to save the baby bird and become fast friends in the process.moreless
    • Dog Sitting Miss Daisy
      George is in charge of planning a super surprise party for Becky and everybody has a job to do. Becky's Mom shows up with Becky's present, a puppy named Daisy, and asks George if he can watch the puppy until the party. George says no problem but chaos ensues as George tries to take care of the rambunctious puppy and finish the party preparations in time.moreless
    • Ants In The Pantry
      Ants In The Pantry
      Episode 16
      George, Dad and Junior are planning a surprise picnic for Mom. George and Junior set up outside while Dad continues in the kitchen. George gets annoyed when Junior wants to eat the picnic before Mom gets a chance to see it. It seems to George that Junior isn't helping the situation so he sends him inside to help Dad. But to George's surprise, his perfect picnic is invaded by ants and bees who are after the tasty food. George uses every idea he has to try and ward off the insects. But they keep coming back! Junior comes back out with Dad's sandwiches and using teamwork they save the picnic together. George realizes sometimes you need others to help you accomplish your goals.moreless
    • Return To Sender
      Return To Sender
      Episode 17
      George is putting together a package for his pen pal in Africa. It's Aminu's birthday and George has to the get the package to him on time. Without realizing it, while George is packing the present, Aunt Eunice tapes up the box and hands it over to the Mailman. She accidentally mailed George to Africa! George ends up on a wild ride all over the world, meeting all sorts of new people and seeing the world all along the way.moreless
    • Round Up The Usual Insects
      George and Becky are working on their Science Fair Project- Insects. They end up going on a 'full scale insect safari' collecting several species in George's Backyard. Meanwhile, Mom is getting ready to entertain the ladies of the Arts Council in hopes of becoming their newest member with her new sculpture. While Mom and Dad are entertaining, George and Becky keep an eye on Junior. But just when they aren't looking, Junior lets all of the insects out and they are now scattered around and about Mom's party. It's up to Becky and George to come up with ingenious ways of capturing all the bugs without ruining Mom's party.moreless
    • The More Things Change
      George and Becky find half of a treasure map in an old comic book and decide to go hunting for the buried treasure. After a visit to Russell Copeland's house, they find out that Russell's old friend Edna has the other half of the map. The four join forces to find the treasure and along the way find the true meaning of friendship.moreless
    • From Bad To Worse
      From Bad To Worse
      Episode 20
      Mom and Dad are going out and leave George and Junior with Aunt Eunice. Aunt Eunice is the only person who treats George like he is three inches tall and can't do things that a regular 10 year old boy can do. George sets out to prove himself to Aunt Eunice but in the process everything turns into a catastrophe. Until, by accident, Aunt Eunice's prize bonsai tree gets broken and only George can fix it. Aunt Eunice is so impressed by George, she apologizes for pre-judging him and they become fast friends.moreless
    • George-Lo-Phone
      Episode 21
      George desperately wants to be part of the local talent showcase but Mr. Schnultz won't let him in the band because he is too small. George doesn't give up and along with Dad, they build the best instrument ever…the George-lo-phone and George, along with the rest of the talented Shrinks family give performances no one will soon forget.moreless
    • Sunken Treasures
      Sunken Treasures
      Episode 22
      When George a Becky are playing in the attic, they come across a secret room that belonged to a boy named Russell when he lived in the house 70 years ago. They find a journal detailing how Russell's favourite toy, Space Boy Bob, went missing in the backyard pond. George sets out in his Zoopersub to find the toy as well as plenty of adventure down under. After a close encounter with the pond's villain, a turtle named Snapper, George recovers the missing toys and returns them to a very appreciative and now 80 year old Russell.moreless
    • Down On The Bayou
      Down On The Bayou
      Episode 23
      It's the Annual Shrinks Family Camping Trip and this year it is extra special because Dad gives George his Fathers compass.
    • Snowman's Land
      Snowman's Land
      Episode 24
      With Becky home sick with the Measles, George sets out to build her the best Snowman ever. But a snowstorm hits and George finds himself stuck inside his snowman's hat for shelter. Using his ingenuity, George has planted signals to help Dad find him. But George finds himself feverish and tired, and starts to see snowman coming at him from everywhere. He wakes up safe and sound surrounded by his family in Becky's room where he too now has the measles.moreless
    • A Star Is Shrunk
      A Star Is Shrunk
      Episode 25
      Dad, Mom, and Aunt Eunice have small parts in a Hollywood movie being shot in town. But George becomes the real star of the show when he stands in for the hero.
    • Monster Mash
      Monster Mash
      Episode 26
      A new neighbor proves that everyone's negative first impression of her was wrong with her clever contributions to her dad's annual Monster Movie Marathon.
    • In the Duck Soup
      In the Duck Soup
      Episode 27
      George uses wits and a variety of other toys to save Juniors precious stuffed duck from some toy robots.
    • George's Apprentice
      Bored with all his old toys, George begs his parents for the new constructomatic. But when it finally arrives and George sets it to work cleaning the house, it trashes all his other possessions.
    • The Lost World of George Shrinks
      When a little lizard Ellen and George are taking care of escapes, they must track it to a lost world, the reptile house at the local zoo, they learn a lesson about the importance of following instructions.
    • Tankful of Trouble
      Tankful of Trouble
      Episode 30
      George and Becky's science projects on frogs gets a little out of hand, and soon thousands of baby frogs are hopping all over the Shrink's house.
    • Zoopercar Caper
      Zoopercar Caper
      Episode 31
      The Joyco toy company wants to market George's Zoopercar, but George doesn't want to sell the model because he and his dad built it together. So two Joyco employees plot to steal it away from him.
    • All Along the Clocktower
      The whole town is working together to clean up town square. George finds himself an adventure when he climbs inside the town hall clock to do his part.
    • Down the Drain
      Down the Drain
      Episode 33
      George insists on helping to hide a diamond ring that his dad had gotten for his mom on their extra-special anniversary. But when he tries to hide it in the bathroom and it accidentally falls down the drain, he goes down to go and get it.
    • Return of the Space Invaders
      Manny the space alien askes George and Aunt Eunice to help him repair his crashed spaceship before an upcoming meteor shower makes it impossible to get back home.
    • A Day at the Beach
      A Day at the Beach
      Episode 35
      Mom and Dad aren't having much fun at the beach because mom needs to come up with a sculpture idea, and dad needs to work on his solo for the Jazz Festival. But a joint effort to save some baby sea turtles from very hungry seagalls brings the whole family together and provides the right inspiratons for their other projects.moreless
    • Small of the Wild
      Small of the Wild
      Episode 36
      During a bad winter storm that has knocked out the power to their house, George and Becky venture out into the yard to help the animals who were left without a house.
    • King Kongo
      King Kongo
      Episode 37
      Junior, who's supposed to be starring in George and Becky's monster movie, is more interested in eating cookies than in acting. They decide to find a replacement right in their backyard a monkey who has escaped from the circus, but things get a little crazy when their new star crashes the arts fund-raiser which mom and dad are hosting.moreless
    • Speed Shrinks
      Speed Shrinks
      Episode 38
      The Shrinks head to the beach to enter George's Zooperbuggy in the ironcar vehicle rally, George finds out some of the kids aren't playing fair.
    • George vs. the Space Invaders
      George has strange dreams while watching too many sci-fi movies with too much candy and pizza. While battling, space aliens try to protect the planet, but he can't convince his mom and dad that he's not seeing things.
    • Hound of the Bathervilles
      George and Becky start a Pet-wash in their yard with proceeds going to charity. Then things take a turn when a seemingly stray dog turns out to be someone's cherished pet.
  • Season 2