Wayne Szalinski, the show's protagonist, is the husband of Diane and the father of Amy and Nick. The well-meaning Wayne constructs a variety of inventions, including the Shrink-Ray, Neuron Nudger and Brainiactivator among others, that create predicaments for his family. His wife, Diane Szalinski (Barbara Alyn Woods), is a lawyer. Diane supports Wayne and is very loving, but gets fed up with his antics. Amy Szalinski (Hillary Tuck) is the only daughter of the Szalinski's. She displays normal teenage angst, but comes to love her family more than anything else. Her younger brother, Nick (Thomas Dekker), is very much like his father. Nick likes to invent things and even looks like Wayne. He and Amy generally get along with each other.
Amy can drive!! She and the family looks for a car and they buy a junky one. Wayne re-designs it completly into the wierdest car you've ever seen. Also included is a safe-t-guy that gives you tips about pratically everything. She is grounded for some reason and snucks out of the house. She tries to trip the wire to stop safe-t-guy from talking, resulting in making him drive them off the cliff. The family gets a call from Amy and they go after her to stop safe-t-guy and the car from going off the cliff. Will they make it?
Wayne invents a neuron nudger (which we will see for many episodes to come ) Bianca at his work told him not to show it to Mr.Jennings. Since Wayne is new there he belives her and doesn't show Jennings the inventions. Bianca sets a plan to destroy Wayne and steal his inventions. Diane accidently turns the neuron nudger on and got her brain into a Bianca's cat and the cat's brain into her body. Wayne accidently switchs his brain with Quark's. Can the kids stop Bianca and get their parents back? Wuf! Wuf! and Meow! Near the end everyone's brains are in someone else's body. Try and figure who brain is in who's and try to figure out how all the brains got to the right person. A little puzzle for the viewers :)
On their way to the mall in the family van, Wayne, Diane, and Amy are accidentally shrunk to near-microscopic size. Soon after, Grandpa Murdock drops by to pick up his grandson for a fishing trip. Nick feigns illness to avoid going with his grandfather, who then leaves, but not before inadvertently swallowing his mini-relatives -- van and all. Nick interprets Wayne's help message in the newspaper and realizing what has happened, rushes to his family's aid. It's a race against the clock. Can the tiny Szalinskis find a way out through Grandpa's body before the shrinking effect wears off in three hours?
Wayne's invention succeeds in finding gold---a pot of doubloons claimed by a leprechaun, who puts a curse on the Szalinskis until they hand it over.
Diane wants to get in touch with her teenage-self so that she can understand what Amy and her new client, Howard, are going through. Wayne has invented a machine where you can see yourself in the past. The light goes out so Diane comes out as a teenager. Now Wayne must fix the machine and the family has to deal with Diane and her rebelious self. Will Diane go back to normal?
Wayne accidently blows up the mayor's car in front of the mayor. Which is not good because Daine is trying to win the school board campign thing. Wayne knew he upseted her so he goes back in time to redo things. He went to far by accident. So far in fact that it was at the time of ""the barbarians"". He tells them he is a god so that they wont' kill him. He stays a month which is only a while in the present time. Nick works on getting him back. Wayne goes back and accidently brought the ""Barbarians"" with him. He tries to send them back but the machine broke. Diane talks aobut war in the school board and the barbarians misinterpreted as a real war as in swords and bad guys.
Wayne turns Amy's bicycle into a super speed mountain bike. Amy goes on a bike ride to check out her crush. She drives through the woods and crashes. She twists her ankles and goes into a cave. Amy meets a Big foot and she names him George after Curious George. He saves her and takes Amy to her house. Now the family must get him back along with his wife, a Yeti!!
Since Diane is allergic to chocolate Wayne tries to take from the chocolate the ingredient that Diane is allergic to, but accidently creates a chocolate that makes people fall in love. Damon, Amy's best friend, has a crush on Amy and Nick tries to get Amy to eat the chocolate. When she finds out how the chocolates work, she tries to get her crush ""the make out king"" to eat it. Chaos breaks out when the kids try to get the chocolate in the right mouths but people either accidently eats it or something. Nick and Wayne have to figure out how to stop people from falling in love. The funny thing is that the answer is so simple that they overlooked it. Find out what the simple answer is. Also figure who is in love with who. Meanwhile crazy greedy Jennings tries to make himself a hunk but somehow becomes a bug. So now the family has two problems.
Wayne reluctanly has to make a bear productive after speaking up his feelings at Jentech west. He makes the bear smart and while downloading data into the bear's computer chip, a virus name Legion comes into the chip. Now the bear is bent on taking over the world. The family now must stop the bear before he can wreck havoc on the world.
The prospect of discecting a frog is giving Nick nightmares. Wayne invents a dream machine that would go into Nick's dream. He kills the frog then was stop by a dream guy. He was threatened never to come back into the dream world again. Amy went in against her dads wishes so now the family couldn't sleep or else they could die. Now the family must get out of dreamworld and be able to sleep.
Wayne wanting to please Nick invents a Refuse Ingesting Protozoa or RIP that would eat anything. Jennings, who is being tracked by an enviromentalist, puts toxic waste in Wayne's invention. RIP infected Quark, Quark infected the mail-man and so on. Now Wayne and family must stop these garbage-eating-zombies and get them to Jentech West where there is a high security system. However things failed when Jennings locked everyone in. He thought that the zombies were interns or something. Now they must stop these zombies and try to keep them from eating toxic waste. The zombies date the whole toxic watse and is now trying to eat humans. Now they must figure out a way to stop them before is too late.
Wayne's Chameleonator makes people invisible. The Chameleonator was orginally made to change the people's skin color, so they wouldn't need to use make-up anymore. A mole in the company is telling another company about the invention. Amy and Wayne must stop the mole and get his invention back from the company that took it.
Arnox the alien who was in ""honey they called me the space cowboy"" is back again. This time he came for a visit only to have his space ship stolen AGAIN. It was stolen by the so-called men in black. Now the family must get the ship back from ""them men in black"" what are they really? find out
Wayne creates a skin lotion to make people become great swimmers like fish in the water. Amy takes some of it to a pool party that she is invited to. When Amy uses the lotion, she becomes the life of the pool party. Things start out innocently when Amy turns out to show skills that surpass an olympic swimmer. Miss. Popularity becomes jealous and decides to use some of the lotion for herself. Before you know it, there is a competitive water ballet, front row and center! Things start to go terribly wrong when fins, scales, and spines start to grow from their bodies as their skin peals off. Wayne finds out the side effects when Nick's guinnea pig is exposed to the lotion and starts to mutate into a fish. So the chase is on when some circus bums find that Amy and her nemesis are mermaids and decide that they want to use the two in their circus to make some money. The girls get fishnapt and it is up to the rest of the Szalinskis to save them. After the rescue, Wayne turns the two back to no
Wayne sees a meteorite heading for earth though his super scope. While the people in town wrecks havoc and the people at jentech are being crazy, Wayne must figure out how to stop the asteriods. Things get a little more complicated when Jennings bro has a launch system to blow up the meteorite while wayne finds out there is life on the asteriod. Can he save the world??
Diane is suffering a mid-life crisis in which she tries to look younger. When she went to a museum with her husband and son, she finds out about a spell that could make her younger. Little did she know that the guy who showed her a princess mummy was a druid that has enternal life. Diane translate the tablets against Wayne's wishes and unkownly wakes up the evil princess. She turns into an evil princess. Now it is up to the Szalinski team to fight the evil princess and get Diane back. Meanwhile, the chief tries to beat Wayne in a spring decoration contest.
While Wayne works on controlling the cloning of himself, one of his new selves takes his place at work, where Bianca becomes suspicious of his geniality. She gives his clone a friendship bracelet that was a tracking device. Wayne is down because his clone is doing better then the real him. He sneezes,swats,and stinks and makes new clones of himself. He saves the day in the end and all is right in Matheson.
Wayne feels overwhelmed with work and his family all needing him. So he invents something that'll make him go from place to place in seconds. He sets the level on high and somehow travels at the speed of light. Jennings finds a copy of the invention and is traveling at the speed too and playing tricks on people. Nick who is sick is in the family's igloo thing that makes them better when sick. Wayne beeps Nick in morse code. Nick gets out and Wayne and Jennings got in. Will they go back to normal speed?
Diane is very nervous about her case against and tough lawyer. Wayne invents a thinky ring to help her retrieve her thoughts better. She becomes a brain sucking vampire. She goes around the courthouse sucking brains. Wayne finds out and goes after her to lure her home. The kids at home make a brain protector. Nick got the ring off but somehow got it on his finger, which turn him into a brain sucking vampire. No one realizes it until it is too late and Nick plans to take over the world. By then Wayne and Amy brains has been suck. Daine figures things out and plots to fight Nick and get the ring off. Can she beat Nick's evil plan and return him back to normal all by herself?Watch Now:Amazon
Wayne invents a way to make veggies bigger. Only it turned the veggies into big bad mutants. Quark ate some of the stuff after the Szalinskis killed the Mutant Veggies. So now Quark is mutating and looks like Godzilla! Can the family get Quark back to normal before he destroys the town? At the end of the show something funny happens to Quark when he returns to normal size. Find out what happens.
Nick is upset because he is having trouble playing baseball. He doesn't like to be teased. He asks his dad to make some inventions to help him play baseball better. He is now an awesome player. They made it to the championship game and Nick must drop the inventions be cause his dad is coming. Diane and Trudy are in a belly dance class. Diane is worried about the recital. Amy uses a cream that camaflouge pimples. She uses to much and it hides her nose.
Nick is running from a bunch of bullies. He takes a hard fall and a circus takes him home. The head guy steals everything in wayne's lab. Now the family must rescue Nick and they did this by joing the circus.
Amy and Nick are kidnapped by a cyborg from the future, a result of Jennings' misuse of Wayne's environment-friendly car.
After their home is burglarized, Wayne becomes concerned about his family's safety and invents a security system for their protection. F.R.A.N., the Felon Repeller & Accident Neutralizer takes her duties very seriously and involves herself in every facet of the household, including protecting Amy from bad fashion choices and Wayne from eating too much rich pie. Diane is wary of the overprotective computer, not realizing that F.R.A.N. has developed a mind of her own. When Wayne decides to pull the plug, F.R.A.N. holds the Szalinskis under ""house arrest."" Can Wayne demonstrate logically who is the real threat and get them sprung?
Wayne invents something that could make your vision perfect. Nick tries it out and can see practically anything. Even dead people. He befriends a ""friendly"" ghost. In the ghost's time, he was a lawbreaker. He gets into Wayne's body. Nick realizes that the ghost isn't all that good. So he along with Wayne trying to get control of his body tries to get the ghost out. Nick, since he can see so well goes to a warehouse to find the guy who wants the ghost dead. Can they stop the ghost?