History FreakyFridayFlip / LiveActionTV

7th Jul '16 5:56:23 AM Morgenthaler
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** ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' did this plot at least two other times; ''Series/PowerRangersNinjaStorm'' switching a couple of Rangers in turn with TheObiWan, who was [[ShapeshifterModeLock stuck as a talking guinea pig]], and ''Series/PowerRangersSPD'' swapping a ranger with an alien, coupling the trope with the CurseOfBabel.

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** ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' did this plot at least two other times; ''Series/PowerRangersNinjaStorm'' switching a couple of Rangers in turn with TheObiWan, the mentor, who was [[ShapeshifterModeLock stuck as a talking guinea pig]], and ''Series/PowerRangersSPD'' swapping a ranger with an alien, coupling the trope with the CurseOfBabel.
25th Jun '16 3:55:38 PM nombretomado
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* In the miniseries ''TheTenthKingdom'', the evil queen makes her pet dog switch places with the country's prince, who starts to go "doggy" after being in that form for too long.

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* In the miniseries ''TheTenthKingdom'', ''Series/TheTenthKingdom'', the evil queen makes her pet dog switch places with the country's prince, who starts to go "doggy" after being in that form for too long.
21st Apr '16 6:09:34 PM nombretomado
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* ''PhilOfTheFuture'' did this in two episodes: once in "Neanderphil," when he switches with Curtis, and again in "Versa Day," where he switches with Pim.

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* ''PhilOfTheFuture'' ''Series/PhilOfTheFuture'' did this in two episodes: once in "Neanderphil," when he switches with Curtis, and again in "Versa Day," where he switches with Pim.



* Happens in an OutOfGenreExperience promo for Series 3 of ''FatherTed''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4Al107Xebw]]
* In the appropriately named ''LizzieMcGuire'' episode, "Those Freaky [=McGuires=]", Lizzie and Matt swap bodies after an argument. Disney as a whole absolutely ''loves'' this bit.

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* Happens in an OutOfGenreExperience promo for Series 3 of ''FatherTed''.''Series/FatherTed''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4Al107Xebw]]
* In the appropriately named ''LizzieMcGuire'' ''Series/LizzieMcGuire'' episode, "Those Freaky [=McGuires=]", Lizzie and Matt swap bodies after an argument. Disney as a whole absolutely ''loves'' this bit.
27th Jan '16 4:32:37 PM nombretomado
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* A live-action segment of ''SuperMarioBrosSuperShow'' had Mario's "pizza transformer" switching his brain with that of {{Music/Cher}}'s dog.

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* A live-action segment of ''SuperMarioBrosSuperShow'' ''Series/TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow'' had Mario's "pizza transformer" switching his brain with that of {{Music/Cher}}'s dog.
1st Jan '16 6:50:21 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Smallville}}'': Lionel Luthor switches bodies with Clark, leaving Clark in prison and Lionel with superpowers -- and knowing about Clark's power and weakness from then on. [[spoiler:Or not, thanks to [[EasyAmnesia convenient amnesia]].]] Among other things there's a scene where Lionel, who has a huge crush on Martha Kent, [[{{Squick}} persuades her that her 'son' needs a hug]], and gets aroused enough to find out that, hey, [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything he has laser eye powers as well.]] He also seduces Chloe with some WordOfGod-confirmed FoeYay, but it is more like a TearJerker when he [[spoiler:pulls away from an AlmostKiss and cruelly says "Don't you wish...[[OutOfCharacterAlert Miss Sullivan]].]]
* Played with a twist in ''SpaceCases'' as the characters don't switch bodies, only races, after each character complains someone else on the ship has it easier. The swaps also swap most of the character's hair styles as well, for no understandable reason. In addition it proves that the really happy and really pessimistic ones are that way by genetics.

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* ''{{Smallville}}'': ''Series/{{Smallville}}'': Lionel Luthor switches bodies with Clark, leaving Clark in prison and Lionel with superpowers -- and knowing about Clark's power and weakness from then on. [[spoiler:Or not, thanks to [[EasyAmnesia convenient amnesia]].]] Among other things there's a scene where Lionel, who has a huge crush on Martha Kent, [[{{Squick}} persuades her that her 'son' needs a hug]], and gets aroused enough to find out that, hey, [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything he has laser eye powers as well.]] He also seduces Chloe with some WordOfGod-confirmed FoeYay, but it is more like a TearJerker when he [[spoiler:pulls away from an AlmostKiss and cruelly says "Don't you wish...[[OutOfCharacterAlert Miss Sullivan]].]]
* Played with a twist in ''SpaceCases'' ''Series/SpaceCases'' as the characters don't switch bodies, only races, after each character complains someone else on the ship has it easier. The swaps also swap most of the character's hair styles as well, for no understandable reason. In addition it proves that the really happy and really pessimistic ones are that way by genetics.
28th Nov '15 8:32:31 PM nombretomado
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* Happens in ''TheSecretWorldOfAlexMack'' when Barbara is accidentally absorbed into Alex's puddle form and switches minds with her when she reforms. It turns out to be AllJustADream.
* "[[Recap/StarTrekS3E24TurnaboutIntruder Turnabout Intruder]]", the final episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', had Kirk's vengeful and delusional ex-girlfriend (... one of ''[[GirlOfTheWeek how many]]''?) pull the switch on him with some [[ImportedAlienPhlebotinum Imported]] (er, archeological, rather) [[ImportedAlienPhlebotinum Alien Phlebotinum]] and then try to kill her own (frail) body before the effect wore off so that it'd stick. Didn't work.

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* Happens in ''TheSecretWorldOfAlexMack'' ''Series/TheSecretWorldOfAlexMack'' when Barbara is accidentally absorbed into Alex's puddle form and switches minds with her when she reforms. It turns out to be AllJustADream.
* "[[Recap/StarTrekS3E24TurnaboutIntruder Turnabout Intruder]]", the final episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', had Kirk's vengeful and delusional ex-girlfriend (... one of ''[[GirlOfTheWeek how many]]''?) pull the switch on him with some [[ImportedAlienPhlebotinum Imported]] (er, archeological, archaeological, rather) [[ImportedAlienPhlebotinum Alien Phlebotinum]] and then try to kill her own (frail) body before the effect wore off so that it'd stick. Didn't work.
25th Oct '15 4:44:05 PM nombretomado
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* ''ThePrisoner'' did this once, with [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/classic/prisoner/episodeguide/thirteen.shtml an episode]] for which Patrick [=McGoohan=] was not available. So Number 6's mind was put into someone else's body (and tasked with finding the inventor of the mind-swap machine, or else he'd never get back to his own body...). Strictly speaking, this lacked most of the standard bits of the "swap" aspect, as Number 6's body was portrayed as lying sedated for the entire episode.
* ''QuantumLeap'' was just one huge Freaky Friday Flip combined with BodySurf in premise. Although it rarely played that way, since the actor playing the main character was always on screen rather than the character with which he was switched.

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* ''ThePrisoner'' ''Series/ThePrisoner'' did this once, with [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/classic/prisoner/episodeguide/thirteen.shtml an episode]] for which Patrick [=McGoohan=] was not available. So Number 6's mind was put into someone else's body (and tasked with finding the inventor of the mind-swap machine, or else he'd never get back to his own body...). Strictly speaking, this lacked most of the standard bits of the "swap" aspect, as Number 6's body was portrayed as lying sedated for the entire episode.
* ''QuantumLeap'' ''Series/QuantumLeap'' was just one huge Freaky Friday Flip combined with BodySurf in premise. Although it rarely played that way, since the actor playing the main character was always on screen rather than the character with which he was switched.
15th Aug '15 12:34:05 PM ultimomant
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* In ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'' episode "The Conversion", a mysterious man who is heavily implied to be an angel gives a criminal a second chance by swapping bodies with him and getting arrested in his place. The criminal takes this to heart and starts WalkingTheEarth doing good deeds in the man's body, while the man starts helping his fellow inmates in prison.
2nd Aug '15 10:19:23 PM ultimomant
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* Arguably the darkest example in television, the ''Series/FearItself'' episode "Family Man" features a loving, church-going husband and father who swaps bodies with a sadistic serial killer after a car accident. Jailed for the other man's crimes (which include torturing, raping, and killing at least 26 people), he watches helplessly as a monster takes over his life and family. Our protagonist finally [[spoiler:escapes from jail and manages to return to his own body... only to learn that the killer has butchered his wife and son, leaving only his young daughter (who was presumably raped) alive -- and fingering him for the crime.]] [[CruelTwistEnding It's a finish so depressing that it rivals anything]] on the ''Series/OuterLimits1995'' {{revival}}.

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* Arguably the darkest example in television, the ''Series/FearItself'' episode "Family Man" features a loving, church-going husband and father who swaps bodies with a sadistic serial killer after a car accident. Jailed for the other man's crimes (which include torturing, raping, and killing at least 26 people), he watches helplessly as a monster takes over his life and family. Our protagonist finally [[spoiler:escapes from jail and manages to return to his own body... only to learn that the killer has butchered his wife and son, leaving only his young daughter (who was presumably raped) alive -- and fingering him for the crime.]] [[CruelTwistEnding It's a finish so depressing that it rivals anything]] on the ''Series/OuterLimits1995'' ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'' {{revival}}.



* ''Series/TheLegendofWilliamTell'' in ''The Tomb of the Unknown Warrior''. Will and Drogo switch briefly - Drogo-in-Will takes it far worse than Will-in-Drogo, running off in a panic. Two guests are also switched, and one promptly dies, leaving the other stuck in the wrong body.

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* ''Series/TheLegendofWilliamTell'' ''Series/TheLegendOfWilliamTell'' in ''The Tomb of the Unknown Warrior''. Will and Drogo switch briefly - Drogo-in-Will takes it far worse than Will-in-Drogo, running off in a panic. Two guests are also switched, and one promptly dies, leaving the other stuck in the wrong body.
24th May '15 3:06:40 PM ShinyTsukkomi
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* Used in a ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' episode. Curiously, after the Blue and Pink Rangers switch bodies, the normally glasses-bound Blue Ranger, logic not withstanding, still needs them in his new body. Much like the ''KimPossible'' example below, the ramifications of [[GenderBender being stuck in a body of the opposite gender]] were barely touched. Nor was the fact that both characters should have been adjusting to temporarily having different powers.

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* Used in a ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' episode. Curiously, after the Blue and Pink Rangers switch bodies, the normally glasses-bound Blue Ranger, logic not withstanding, still needs them in his new body. Much like the ''KimPossible'' ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' example below, the ramifications of [[GenderBender being stuck in a body of the opposite gender]] were barely touched. Nor was the fact that both characters should have been adjusting to temporarily having different powers.
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