"Shortstuff" is the twenty-ninth episode of Lilo & Stitch: The Series. It aired on January 2, 2004.


Lilo takes Stitch to a carnival, but Stitch is too short to go on any of the rides. Meanwhile, a small crab-like experiment that fouls up machinery is activated. Pleakley uses Jumba's invention without his permission to make Stitch grow, but Gantu interrupts and Stitch grows too big. Then, Shortstuff is also zapped, and the two giants battle each other back at the carnival. Shortstuff is defeated after Stitch returns to normal size and becomes a new ride at the carnival, thanks to his giant size.

Experiments mentioned


  • Moral: Size doesn't matter; it's how you use it.
  • Reuben somehow led Gantu to believe that Lilo already captured Shortstuff, when in fact she didn't.
  • The scene where Pleakley zaps Stitch with Jumba's growth ray is an obvious parody of Frankenstein.
  • The climactic battle between a giant Shortstuff and a giant Stitch is a reference to the Japanese film King Kong vs. Godzilla.
  • Shortstuff's manner of defeat is very similar to Part I of Gulliver's Travels.
  • In the episode "Nosy", Stitch used the same "Kenny" boy disguise.

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