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"Catboy and the Shrinker"
Season 1, episode 4A
(Overall episode #7)
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Premiere date
United States of America United States of America
October 2, 2015
Canada Canada
February 14, 2016
United Kingdom United Kingdom
March 16, 2016
Written by Simon Nicholson
Directed by Christian De Vita
Viewer count (millions) 1.52
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"Catboy and the Shrinker" (also known as "Yoyo et le canon rétrécisseur" in French) is the first segment of the 4th Season 1 episode of PJ Masks.

Summary

By day, Connor, Amaya, and Greg were heading to the playground. Connor says he's finally tall enough to go on the big kids' stuff when Greg notices that the playground has been shrunk. The PJ Masks soon find out that Romeo and Night Ninja team up to shrink them. Catboy says that he's a big kid. But when Romeo and Night Ninja shrink him, Catboy makes the mission harder by complaining that he's so small.

Characters

The following characters appeared in the episode "Catboy and the Shrinker":

Synopsis

The episode starts off with Connor, Amaya, and Greg heading to the playground. While Amaya and Greg plan on going to the swings and merry-go-round, respectively, Connor is now finally tall enough to play in the big kids’ section. However, everything in the playground is small, as well as some of the objects outside the perimeter. The PJ Masks see more shrunken objects around the town that night and head into the forest when they see another object shrink.

In the forest clearing, the team sees Romeo driving a new invention: the Shrinker. He is not alone; Night Ninja and his Ninjalinos are also with him, although they fight over who is responsible for this scheme. The other night was just a practice run for all of the things that have been shrunken so far. What, or in this case, who they really want to shrink is the PJ Masks; that way, Romeo will be able to take over the world, while Night Ninja will use them as his own PJ-linos to do whatever he says. They argue briefly about whose idea is better.

Romeo fires the Shrinker while Night Ninja takes aim. Catboy dodges the lasers and pounces over to stop them, but one hits him, and he is now small. The villains next fire the beams at Owlette and Gekko. Owlette grabs Catboy’s tail, and while she begins giggling at the fact that he now has a funny, but cute, squeaky voice, the team makes their escape as the Ninjalinos chase them, agreeing to get back to the Shrinker so they can zap him back to his normal size.

Catboy refuses the team to help him, however. Despite being small, he claims he is still a big kid, so he can do it by himself. He removes himself out of Owlette’s grasp and races over, only for the Ninjalinos to corner him and hold him down. They make him dance an Irish jig as one of Night Ninja’s actions for his PJ-linos, which even Romeo becomes entertained at, even though he cares more about taking over the world.

Gekko suddenly appears behind Catboy through his Super Gekko Camouflage and throws him towards Owlette. As the Ninjalinos chase them again, the team returns to the Cat-Car as Catboy insists that he’s not tiny. He becomes frustrated when he realizes that he can’t drive his own vehicle and bangs on the steering wheel. He is shot out when it loses control, but Gekko catches him and offers to drive instead. The PJ Masks escape before the ninjas could catch them.

As they drive around, the team thinks of a plan to turn Catboy back to normal, which will need to involve all three of them. Catboy decides that they should quickly drive around the villains and make them dizzy; this will give him a chance to grab the Shrinker. Owlette and Gekko are unsure about this, knowing that the invention is big, and he is small, but he insists, believing that even though that’s the case, they don’t need to do things differently.

Gekko drives the Cat-Car into the forest and drifts around Romeo and Night Ninja. As expected, the two villains get dizzy and fall off the Shrinker. Catboy exits the vehicle and pushes it away from them. The invention rolls off, but it hits some bumpy tracks, causing it to activate. Catboy also flies out, and he shrinks even more. Owlette and Gekko find and retrieve him through Owlette’s Owl Eyes while Romeo, Night Ninja, and the Ninjalinos run after the invention.

Despite the team’s efforts to cheer him up and think otherwise, Catboy believes that he is now useless because of his really small appearance. When he jumps off Owlette’s hand, Gekko almost steps on him as they look for him, even though he is right by them, further proving his belief. Catboy suddenly realizes that being small may actually be a good thing because he acts as if he is invisible. The team can use this to their advantage to get the Shrinker, as long as they work together.

The villains eventually retrieve the Shrinker and are at the sports hall where the Ninjalinos are performing their Irish jig to entertain Romeo and Night Ninja. Not as impressed as he was before when Catboy was with them, Night Ninja decides to use the Shrinker on them. When he zaps one, Romeo zaps him back to normal, and another argument between the two initiates about working the invention. They stop arguing when Owlette and Gekko confront them and attempt to zap them.

Meanwhile, Catboy is behind one of Night Ninja’s legs. He climbs up to tickle him, causing him to throw the hose and Romeo to adjust the controls. Catboy returns to his normal size when the invention is activated, but not for long; he shrinks again when the hose hits the ground. The villains unsuccessfully try to pull the hose away from Owlette as she grabs it. After Gekko frees himself from the Ninjalinos holding him down with his Super Gekko Muscles, he catches it.

The Ninjalinos run over to get the hose back. One of them dances on top of the controls to prevent Owlette from using them while also shrinking, then enlarging some of the ninjas. Another one sees this as a chance to get bigger. He goes in front of the hose, although once it activates, Catboy climbs up the Shrinker, jumps in front of the beam, and is finally back to normal. All the villains retreat as the PJ Masks zap the Ninjalinos into a smaller size and threaten to shrink Romeo and Night Ninja as well.

The team proceeds to zap everything back to normal. Once that is finished, Owlette adjusts the controls while Catboy points the hose at the Shrinker itself; it shrinks to the point where it disappears forever. The PJ Masks exclaim their signature victory phrase.

The next day, Connor, Amaya, and Greg go over to the height board at the playground. Amaya and Greg offer Connor to go play on the big kids’ section, but he declines. He’ll stay on the small section for the time being with his friends until they are tall enough to join him. They play on the merry-go-round as the episode comes to a close.

Moral/Lesson

  • No matter who you are and what you are, you can think big thoughts (be courageous).
  • Don't brag about yourself.
  • Instead of being upset about your disliked abilities, you can use them to your advantage (don't think how you are the same as others).

Trivia

  • Romeo introduces the Shrinker in this episode.
    • Only Catboy and the Ninjalinos were shrunken in this episode.
  • This marks the first time two different villains side together to go against the PJ Masks in this episode.
  • Even though Romeo and Night Ninja sided together, they didn't seem to get along.
  • Gekko drives the Cat-Car for the first time.
  • Night Ninja and his Ninjalinos meet Romeo for the first time.
  • This is the first time two villains appeared in one episode.
  • The Netflix version of this episode cuts Night Ninja's line where he calls Romeo a "stumbling buffoon," shortening it to "Who're you calling dizzy?"
    • The line may have been likely shortened due to sounding suggestive/rude towards younger audiences.
Episode list
| Blame it on the Train, Owlette | Catboy's Cloudy Crisis | Owlette and the Flash Flip Trip | Catboy and the Pogo Dozer | Gekko and the Super Ninjalinos | Owlette's Terrible Pterodactyl Trouble | Catboy and the Shrinker | Owlette and the Moon-Ball | Catboy and the Butterfly Brigade | Owlette the Winner | Speak UP, Gekko! | Catboy and Master Fang's Sword | Catboy VS. Robo-Cat | Owlette and the Giving Owl | Catboy and the Great Birthday Cake Rescue | Gekko and the Snore-A-Saurus | Looking After Gekko | Catboy and the Teeny Weeny Ninjalino | Catboy's Tricky Ticket | Gekko and the Missing Gekko-Mobile | Catboy's Flying Fiasco | Gekko's Stay-at-Home Sneezes | Gekko Saves Christmas | Gekko's Nice Ice Plan | Gekko and the Mighty Moon Problem | Clumsy Catboy | Catboy and Gekko's Robot Rampage | Owlette's Feathered Friend | Owlette and the Battling Headquarters | Gekko and the Mayhem at the Museum | Catboy Takes Control | Owlette's Two Wrongs | Gekko Floats | Catboy's Two-Wheeled Wonder | Catboy's Great Gig | Owlette's New Move | Supersonic Owlette | Catboy and the Sticky Splat Slingshot | Owlette of a Kind | Beat the Drum, Catboy | Catboy Squared | Gekko's Super Gekko Sense | Owlette and the Owletteenies | Gekko's Blame Campaign | Owlette and the Moonflower | Slowpoke Gekko | Catboy and the Lunar Dome | Gekko and the Rock of All Power | Super-Sized Gekko | Take to the Skies, Owlette | Slow Down, Catboy! | Gekko's Special Rock |
| Moonfizzle Balls | Soccer Ninjalinos | Lionel-Saurus | Catboy's Cuddly | Night of the Cat | Catboy Does It Again | Terrible Two-Some | Owlette's Luna Trouble | Ninja Moths | Who's Got the Owl Power? | PJ Pinball | Bounce-a-Tron | Wacky Floats | Romeo's Disguise | PJ Robot | PJ Power Up | Moonstruck: Race to the Moon | Moonstruck: Lunar Fortress | Robot's Pet Cat | Gekko, Master of the Deep | May the Best Power Win | Moonbreaker | Race Up Mystery Mountain | The Mountain Prisoner | The Wolfy Kids | Wolf-O-Saurus | Catboy No More | Gekko Vs. the Splatcano | Meet Armadylan | Invisible Owlette | Wolfy Mountain | Romeo's Crystal Clear Plan | Nobody's Sidekick | Armadylan Menace | Power Pondweed | Owlette Comes Clean | Halloween Tricksters | The Wolfies Take HQ | The Good Wolfy | The Wolfy Plan | The Lizard Theft | PJ Dylan | Armadylan'd and Dangerous | Romeo's Action Toys | The Dragon Gong | Flight of the Ninja | Romeocoaster | Gekko and the Opposite Ray | PJ Masks Vs. Bad Guys United | Easter Wolfies | Luna and the Wolfies |
| Moon Madness | Armadylan and Robette Rule | Armadylan Zen | Way of the Woofy | Werejalinos | PJ Comet | Glowy Moths | Teacher Goes Ninja | Robot Goes Wrong | Lionel's Powers | Best Friends Forever | Meet An Yu | The Moon Prix | Pirates Ahoy! | The Secret of the Pagoda | Storm of the Ninja | Arma-Leader | Owlette Slips Up | The Splat Monster | Moth on the Moon | Fly Me To The Moon | Luna's Cosmic Tantrum | Motsuki The Best | Wheels of a Hero | Moonwolfy | Clash on Mystery Mountain | A Teeny Weeny Problem | Take Romeo Off The Road | Mission: PJ Seeker | Wolfy Powers | Do The Gekko | Armadylan, Action Hero | Super Muscles Show Off | The Prank Wheelz | Where's The Wolf Wheelz? | Villain of the Sky | Protector of the Sky | The PJ Masks Save Christmas | Romeo's Melody | PJ Robot Takes Control | PJ Sky Pirates | The Disappearing Ninjas | Gekko Everywhere | Gekko Takes Charge | Big Sister Motsuki | PJ Party Crasher | Master of the Moat | PJ Robot Vs Romeo |
| Heroes of the Sky | Who Let the Moths In? | Commander Meow | Motsuki's Missing Sister | Not so Ninja | PJ Party Mountain | Wolfies of the Pagoda | Master Fang's Secret | Aerodylan | Asteroid Accident | All About Asteroids | Romeo's Space Machine | Newton and the Ninjas | Missing Space Rock | Flying Factory Out of Control | Munki-gu | Munki-gu in the City | Mission Munki-gu | Legend of the Wolfy Bone | Gekko Vs Armavillain | Super Super Cat Speed | Munki-gu's Dragon | Gekko Loves Lionel | Octobella | Octo-Trouble | Star Buddies | To the Moon and Back | Magnet in the Moat | Motsuki Bugs Out | Octobella's Garden | Sploshy Splash | Teeny Weeny Returns | Robo-Wolf | The Labours of Armadylan | Lost in Space | The Power of Monkey Chatter | The Secret of Monkey Goodness | Pharaoh Boy | By My Pharaoh Feathers | Pharaoh's Chariot | PJ Robot Malfunction | The Mysterious Masks | Battle Of The Fangs | Catboy's Cat | Mad With Moon Power | Pharaoh and The Ninjalinos | Pharaoh's Boomerangs | Bubbles Of Badness |
| Ninja Power Up |
To be announced.
| Super Cat Speed | Super Gekko Muscles | Owl Eyes | Reinvention | Moth's Day | Super Moves Dance Party | Super Gekko Camouflage | Teamwork | All Skills | Determination | Gekko Improvises | Super Singing Heroes | Team Night Ninja | Super Cat Ears | Owlette Improvises | A Job For All | Bravery | Catboy Improvises | Taking Turns | Training with the PJ Masks | Moon Rocked | Play Date on the Moon | Space Race | Cat-Car Chaos | Gekko-Mobile Mischief | Robots Wash Up | Owl-Glider Gliding | Armadylan Style | Wolfy Garden | Bye Bye Bad Luna | Catboy Power Up | Owlette Power Up | Gekko Power Up | Masters of the Mountain | Moon Cuddly | The PJ Rovers | PJ Racing | An Yu's Bird Rescue | PJ Masks Surprise | Ninjability | HQ Tour | Minding Motsuki | It's A PJ Masks Christmas | Learning the Planets |
Misc.
| Pilot Pitch |