Dr. Shrunk is a character in the Animal Crossing series who can give the player special emotions to use while playing with other characters online. He first debuted in the Nintendo DS video game Animal Crossing: Wild World, though would later appear in Animal Crossing: City Folk, where he would arguably play a larger role. The character is a type of salamander called an axolotl with glasses that, in Wild World, appears randomly on any of the week days starting at 6:00 in the morning. In City Folk for the Wii, Dr. Shrunk would appear in the theater where he would have a show for the audience that would teach the player emotions to use online.
In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Dr. Shrunk takes on a new profession as the owner of Club LOL. He first needs the mayor to get enough people to sign a petition for the Club to be established and then, in a couple days, the Club will be open. During the day, Dr. Shrunk is cleaning the place but, if the player gives him a fruit, he will go onstage and perform one of his old routines. This is how the player unlocks new emotions.
Dr. Shrunk definitely has a...unique look about him. As the owner of Club LOL, a new entertainment venue, heisn't shy about taking the stage. It's too bad his jokes don't always fly. If you want a taste of his humor, take him some treats before the show starts!