At a fast food chicken restaurant called "Poultry Palace," a parody of Burger King, Bonnie hates the buzzing electronic belt buckle that comes with her kid's meal. When she asks for the mini-Buzz Lightyear–themed toy on display, her mother is told the restaurant's supplies of them have run out, and that they are for display only. Inside the display, Mini-Buzz Lightyear complains they will never be played with—as they are just the display toys—to Mini-Zurg (who actually prefers to stay). Bonnie goes on to play in the ball pit with her own toys; when no one is looking, Mini-Buzz secretly climbs in. He pulls the real Buzz underneath the balls so that Bonnie ends up picking up Mini-Buzz when she leaves the restaurant. Once Mini-Buzz gets home, he explains to the other toys that the ball pit's balls shrunk him, and proceeds to generally annoy the whole gang (save a gullible Rex) with his obvious ruse and his antics.
Meanwhile, the real Buzz is stuck at the restaurant, trying to escape. He crawls through the venting system, but suddenly falls into a storage room where a "fast food–toy support group" is being held, led by Queen Neptuna, a warrior mermaid (voiced by Jane Lynch). The support group thinks Buzz is just another rejected toy and Neptuna obligates him to take part. Forced to engage in a role-playing group exercise, he finally escapes by using a grappling hook toy, much to the abandoned toys' dismay. Back at Bonnie's house, the gang restrains Mini-Buzz and forces him to give up the real Buzz's whereabouts. They begin devising a rescue plan when the real Buzz returns. Mini-Buzz is returned to the support group—but with Buzz now volunteering as his sponsor. In a post-credits scene, Mini-Zurg is left with the electronic belt buckle as his sole companion, much to his delight.
- Tim Allen: Buzz Lightyear
- Teddy Newton: Fun Meal Buzz Lightyear
- Tom Hanks: Woody
- Joan Cusack: Jessie
- John Ratzenberger: Hamm
- Wallace Shawn: Rex
- Estelle Harris: Mrs. Potato Head
- Don Rickles: Mr. Potato Head
- Jane Lynch: Queen Neptuna
- Emily Hahn: Bonnie
- Angus MacLane: Gary Grappling Hook/T-Bone/Funky Monk/Super Pirate
- Lori Alan: Bonnie's Mom/Tae-Kwon Doe
- Josh Cooley: Cashier/Lizard Wizard
- Jess Harnell: Fun Meal Zurg/Vlad The Engineer
- Bret Parker: DJ Blu-Jay
- Emily Forbes: Roxy Boxy
- Kitt Hirasaki: Nervous Sys-Tim
- Peter Sohn: Recycle Ben
- Carlos Alazraqui: Koala Kopter
- Bob Bergen: Condorman
- Timothy Dalton: Mr. Pricklepants
- Jason Topolski: Ghost Burger/Pizza Bot
- Jim Ward: Franklin the Eagle
- When Buzz attempts to escape the restaurant, he manages to climb up a vent. This is very similar to Toy Story 2, when the gang tries to rescue Woody from Al McWhiggin.
- The plot of the toys finding fast food toy versions of themselves was previously used in the Toy Story Treat, Fast Food.
- This is the second time a Pixar short has been paired with a film that is not produced by Pixar, and is the first time the film was a live-action film.
- Small Fry was not included on The Muppets DVD and Blu-ray, possibly for an eventual compilation release. However, it is available as a digital download on Amazon Instant Video and iTunes and was shown on TV. And it was included on Pixar Short Films Collection Volume 2.
- This is the second time than Buzz is replaced by other Buzz personal extremely different. The first time was in Toy Story 2.
- In Japan, this short was screened with Brave rather than The Muppets. The Muppets was released in cinemas there on May 19, 2012, and it is likely they removed the short from the theatrical release and found it was reasonable to put the short in front of a Pixar movie.