* FunnyAneurysmMoment: The episode from the TV series in which Owen and Bret Hart guest star is kind of depressing and awkward to watch now in light of Owen's accidental death from a stunt gone wrong and Bret's stroke (facilitated by the concussions that forced him into retirement from wrestling).
* JustHereForGodzilla: When the original film was released, it was paired up with the [[WesternAnimation/RogerRabbitShorts Roger Rabbit cartoon]] ''Tummy Trouble'', with some people being more interested in the new Roger Rabbit short than the actual film. Creator/GeneSiskel and Creator/RogerEbert actually pointed this out when they reviewed the film on ''Series/SiskelAndEbert''.
* ParanoiaFuel: You'll never eat your breakfast the same way again.
* RetroactiveRecognition:
** Mae Thompson, one of the parents, is [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Joyce Summers.]]
** And Wayne in the TV Show is the ''[[{{Garfunkel}} other]]'' guy from ''Series/BosomBuddies''.
*** Also in the TV Show, [[Series/{{Firefly}} Kaylee]] is [[AlphaBitch Tiara VanHorn]].
** In ''Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves'', Wayne's niece is played by [[Series/{{Smallville}} Chloe Sullivan]], while his brother is played by [[Series/NotNecessarilyTheNews Bob Charles]] and [[Series/{{Dinosaurs}} Earl Sinclair]].
** Nick on the TV series is played by [[Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles John Connor]] and Ar'nox the alien is [[WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw Mentok the Mind Taker]].
** A behind the scenes example: ''Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves'' was the directorial debut of noted cinematographer DeanCundey ([[OneBookAuthor as of 2014, his only foray into directing]]) and co-written by none other than [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Joel Hodgson]].
** [[Film/IceCreamMan Tuna Cassera]] is a JerkJock in ''We Shrunk Ourselves.''
** From the same movie, [[Film/TheStupids Buster Stupid]] has a crush on a young [[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy Meg Griffin]].
* {{Sequelitis}}: Neither of the two sequels were anywhere near as popular as the first, although some fans consider ''Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves'' to be a SurprisinglyImprovedSequel compared to ''Honey, I Blew Up the Kid''.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: The instrumental theme of the first movie includes an obvious pastiche of Raymond Scott's [[StandardSnippet "Powerhouse B"]], to the point that Scott's estate sued (and latter settled with Disney) because of the similarity.
* TearJerker: [[spoiler: Anty's HeroicSacrifice.]] Ron's reaction makes it even worse. Then the camera slowly moves away and we can see the other kids are just as devastated.
** Not to mention Amy's near drowning before Russ is able to resuscitate her with CPR. After she wakes up Nick can't hold it in anymore, and he hugs her as tears start pouring down his eyes. Seeing how scared he was at how close his sister was to dying is enough to get anyone misty-eyed.
* UglyCute: Anty behaves like a loyal puppy dog ([[AllAnimalsAreDogs of course]]) and makes a friendly-sounding trilling noise, but it looks exactly like a proportionately gigantic ant is supposed to.
* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: The forest-like lawn and even Anty still hold up amazingly well years later.