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"When You're Small"
When You're Small
The kids being looked in a microscope
Song by Danny Jacob
Genre(s): Garage rock, power pop
Length: 00:58
Danny Jacob chronology
Previous: "Carl, the Intern"
Current: "When You're Small"
Next: "Gotta Make Summer Last"
Phineas and Ferb - When You're Small01:07

Phineas and Ferb - When You're Small

"When You're Small" is a song from the episode "Hide and Seek". It consists of a montage of things one can do when small, as Phineas, Ferb, Buford, Isabella, Baljeet, and their new friend, Irving, enjoy having shrunk in size in order to play hide and seek.


Danny Jacob: When you're small, every sink is a swimming pool,
When you're small, a spare button's a plate!
Phineas: Safe!
Danny Jacob: When you're small, everyone's gonna think you're cool,
'Cause you're the only one who fits through a grate!

When you're small, the kitchen sponge is a trampoline,
When you're small, your dad's comb is a jail!
Oh, when you're small, every TV's a movie screen,
And your goldfish is a great orange whale!

You can climb inside a paper airplane,
And fly yourself down the hall!
Every puddle's a lake, every crumb is a cake!
And there's never any reason to crawl,
Baby, when you're small!
Baby, when you're small!


The image gallery for "When You're Small" may be viewed here.

Background Information

  • The original song and demo were written by Dan Povenmire and Martin Olson with helpful lyrical contributions by Kaz Prapuolenis and Kim Roberson who co-wrote and storyboarded the episode.
  • When Phineas, Ferb, Isabella, and Baljeet all get on the paper airplane if you look close enough when Phineas and Isabella are getting on Phineas is seen helping Isabella on the plane.
  • When they are watching TV, the movie on the screen is the same one Phineas and Ferb watch in "Does This Duckbill Make Me Look Fat?"
  • "When You're Small" uses exactly the same music as "Carl, the Intern".


  • The kids appear to change shrunken size throughout the song and episode itself; they can be the width of a sponge, about small enough to hold a needle, or even small enough to hold a ring. At the end, they are microscopic.


BMI Work #11275338

See also

"Carl, the Intern"
Songs Next:
"Boat of Romance"

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