The Incredible Shrinking Town

Episode 12
Season 3
Airdate January 23, 2006
Invention Shrink Ray
Previous Crouching Jimmy, Hidden Sheen
Next One of Us

 The Incredible Shrinking Town is an episode from season three. 


Butch and Nick are picking teams for basketball, but Jimmy is picked last because of his height. So he Carl, and Sheen decide go to Retroland to ride The Vomitorium. The vendor calls Jimmy "small fry" and requires him, Carl and Sheen to be at least his size in order to let them on the ride so Jimmy pulls out his shrink ray, and sets it to human to get as tall as the guy. But as Jimmy is about to do so, the shrink ray is knocked out of his hands by a couple of his running, about-to-barf classmates and flung into the air, landing on a hit-the-target mini game and when the coach strikes it, it goes crazy, shrinking all the humans in town.  

Jimmy, Carl, and Sheen fight a normal-sized hawk on top of normal-sized Goddard. The gang tries to adjust to life being 6 inches tall (including a hilarious scene of Sheen dancing with his Ultra Lady doll). That's all they can do until Jimmy makes a new resizing ray.

Just as Jimmy fixes the shrink ray, Travoltron, Tee, and Zix show up. Tee wants to eat them, but Zix and Travoltron round them up and try to sell them as toys. Jimmy however tricks the bandits into getting angry at each other with help from Sheen and Carl. They attach mini-transmitters to their heads and act like their consciences. They first get Zix and Travoltron to argue and then get Tee to almost crush them after tricking him into thinking that they deem him "dumb."

Then, everyone goes back to Earth. Resized, Jimmy gets a trophy for saving Retroville from being toys. Out of spite, Cindy reminds everyone that this was Jimmy's fault, so Jimmy gets the feet of the trophy while Cindy gets the main body. Meanwhile, Ultra Lord and Ultra Lady get "married" at Sheen's house and have "kids" (the Space Bandits who are now shrunk). 


  • This is the second time Nick calls Sheen "Shine". The first time was in Party at Neutron's
  • Sheen kicks Ultra Lord in this episode. 
  • Brittany is not in the class picture. Maybe she was sick or couldn't make it. 
  • Carl, Sheen, Cindy, Libby and Nick go through character derailment when they laugh at Jimmy's height in the flashback, which is very out-of-character for them, considering they're his best friends. It doesn't help that in the movie, Cindy promised to stop making fun of Jimmy's height. This was most likely to emphasize with Jimmy's problem. Regardless, that still is very cruel and unlike them.
  • When Hugh and Judy are done cleaning up the house as little people, they ironically watch a "drive-in" movie on their television of the 1939 version of Gulliver's Travels, which is also owned by Viacom.
  • Jimmy breaks the fourth wall when he claims he needs more friends, even though he is friends with Cindy, Libby, Nick, Brittany, Betty and Bolbi as well. Maybe he forgot about them or they weren't available.
  • Carl mentions Frodo from the Lord of the Rings.
  • Carl also mentions Jiminy Cricket.
  • The episode's title is a title parody of the movie title The Incredible Shrinking Town.
  • This is the second time Ms. Fowl shrinks. The first one is in the movie.
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius: Season 3
Attack of the Twonkies (movie) | Lights! Camera! Danger! | Fundemonium | Stranded | Jimmy Goes to College | The N-Men | The Tomorrow Boys | My Big Fat Spy Wedding | Who's Your Mommy | Clash of the Cousins | Crouching Jimmy, Hidden Sheen | The Incredible Shrinking Town | One of Us | Vanishing Act | The Trouble with Clones | The Evil Beneath | Carl Wheezer, Boy Genius | Who Framed Jimmy? | Flippy | King of Mars | El Magnifico | Best in Show | How to Sink a Sub | Lady Sings the News | The League of Villains (movie)