Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Hoping to lose a few pounds, Fred tries out a reducing formula of his own invention. As a result, Fred not only loses weight but height, shrinking down to the size of a small boulder. Hoping to capitalize on this phenomenon, Fred talks Barney into posing as a ventriloquist in order to land a guest appearance on the TV variety series hosted by Ed Sullystone. Naturally, itty-bitty Freddy intends to sit on Barney's lap and pose as his dummy--but what nobody has counted on is the possibility that the reducing formula will wear off right in front of a coast-to-coast audience!