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  • On 3rd Rock from the Sun, the Big Giant Head swaps Dick and Sally for one episode. Even though the behaviour changes among the two visitors, many other characters remain oblivious to the change (including Harry). However, Don was able to detect Sally's mind by intuition, but was pulled back into Reality when he turned.
  • 8 Simple Rules: Cate watches the film, then next morning awakes to find she and daughter Bridget have swapped bodies. However, son Rory has swapped with his hamster, and Jim and CJ have also swapped — leaving Kerry, still in her own body, feeling very left out.
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  • In the Angel episode "Carpe Noctem", an old man swaps bodies with gym hunks, with the side effect that the strong bodies eventually melt under the strain. But when he takes over Angel, he realizes he has a body that will last. Angel is stuck plodding around a nursing home, being restrained by orderlies, until his friends figure out what's happening and fix things.
  • A.N.T. Farm:
    • In "IdANTity Crisis", Principal Skidmore creates an evil yogurt machine that absorbs the personalities of the ANTs and turns them into yogurt while their bodies become mindless slaves that obey her. Chyna manages to defeat Skidmore and frees her friends by having them eat the yogurt containing their personalities, but they all eat the wrong yogurt and switch bodies as a result.
    • Also in the second part of the Halloween Special "MutANT Farm", Olive switches Paisely's mind with a duck's to make Paisely look "smarter".
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  • In an episode of Austin & Ally, Dez discovers a magic typewriter that makes anything he types on it come true. Unfortunately, his archnemesis Chuck finds out about the typewriter and steals it to mess with the gang. One of the many things he does is switching their bodies: Austin and Dez, Ally and Trish, and Ally and Dez.
  • Main plot of episode number six of the Japanese drama Anna-san no Omame (a.k.a. The Best Friend of Beautiful Anna).
  • 2009 ITV comedy-drama Boy Meets Girl, where Martin Freeman's DIY store worker and Rachael Stirling's fashion journalist are swapped.
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer:
    • The episode "Who Are You?", a typical example of the similarity between Freaky Friday Flip and Not Himself, due to characters in one another's bodies acting in atypical, often outrageous ways. It includes a scene in which Faith, now in Buffy's body, takes a long bath and explores her new anatomy. And then a scene in which Faith enacts a most unusual version Rage Against the Reflection, pummeling and shouting at her own body.
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    • Another instance came much earlier in "The Witch", with the introduction of Amy, whose witch mother swapped bodies with her to relive her high school glory days.
  • In the Charmed episode "Enter the Demon", a spell causes Paige and Phoebe to switch bodies. Also another story "Lost Picture Show" has Leo and Piper constantly arguing about their marital life which causes them to see a soothsayer who swap their bodies.
  • In the Community episode "Basic Human Anatomy", Troy and Abed pretend to have swapped bodies. In the same episode Dean Pelton amusingly tries to do this with Jeff, but Jeff refuses to play along. Annie is attracted to his Jeff impersonation, even though she doesn't know what he's doing.
    Shirley: What is happening with you?
    Annie: I don't know.
  • Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency: One of the powers of the machine in season one is to swap people's consciousnesses - such as Lydia Spring and the dog, and Lux Du Jour and Gordon Rimmer.
  • Appears in the Dollhouse episode "Belle Chose." Echo is imprinted with a bubblehead college student a professor wants to seduce, while Victor has the mind of a comatose serial killer uploaded into him (to make an interrogation possible). Then their minds get swapped, and... it becomes hilarious and scary all at once.
  • Eerie, Indiana: In "No Brain, No Pain", Marshall accidentally places Charles Furnell's mind (which had been stored on an 8-track tape of the Knack song "My Sharona") into Simon's body using the Brainalyzer. He is later able to reunite Charles' body and mind, leaving Simon's body vacant as his mind had been transferred to the tape. When Charles' ex-wife Eunice Danforth tries to steal the Brainalyzer, it is accidentally activated. She and Marshall switch bodies while Charles' mind returns to Simon's body and Simon's mind is transferred into Charles' body. Everyone is eventually restored to their rightful body.
  • El Chapulín Colorado had an episode where a mad scientist created a brain-switching machine and the victims were a thin female doctor and a fat male one. It's a weird case where the voices changes in live-action. At the end, Chapulín accidentally switched another doctor's brain with the scientist's pet dog.
  • The annual Arrowverse crossover Elseworlds starts with Oliver Queen and Barry Allen having swapped lives and identities, while still keeping their physical bodies. Barry lampshades that this makes it more like Quantum Leap. The one responsible for this is a Psycho Psychologist named John Deegan, who gets a hold of a reality-warping book and in trying to make himself a superhero, he just caused Oliver and Barry to switch places.
  • A Eureka episode revolves around Carter randomly swapping bodies with other people who were in the Matrix. First it was with Fargo in the middle of Fargo's "evaluation" involving laser tag... causing Fargo-in-Carter to pull out Carter's gun and start shooting before he realized what was going on (no one was hurt). Meanwhile, Carter-in-Fargo aced Fargo's "evaluation" by calmly tagging Warren Hughes in the chest multiple times thanks to his US Marshall training. He then nearly failed the psychological test (i.e. looking at Rorschach-like pictures and saying the first thing that comes to mind), since he was answering like a normal person and not a PhD/nerd. They flipped back just in time for Fargo to answer correctly. Carter and Zane then swapped right as Carter and Allison were about to "celebrate" him getting back into his body, while Zane was taking a shower with Jo. The final swap was between Carter and Allison... as she's inserting a brain probe into him. Allison-in-Carter has to guide Carter-in-Allison on extracting the probe. All actors do a pretty good job at imitating one another.
  • Fantasy Island (2021): In the second episode, Daphne and Zev switch bodies. A married couple, they wanted things spiced up on the island. While switched, the couple experience how it is being in their spouse's body, and even have sex. This trope is even named by them while it happens.
  • In the Farscape episode titled "Out of Their Minds," everyone on the ship switched bodies twice. This episode was somewhat atypical in that they actually mentioned (and showed) the characters taking the totally logical step of getting acquainted with their new equipment. Oh momma! This episode is also notable for their solution to the problem of remembering who is in what body — printing name tags with their real faces and wearing them around their necks. After the second body-switch happens, there's a few moments of them trading nametags. Especially notable for the acting. The actors, even the puppeteers and voice actors, nailed each other's vocal inflections and body movements impressively, all the more impressive considering that some characters (notably, Pilot and Rygel) aren't shaped at all like the other characters played by human actors.
  • Happens in an Out-of-Genre Experience promo for Series 3 of Father Ted. [1]
  • Arguably the darkest example in television, the Fear Itself 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 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. It's a finish so depressing that it rivals anything on The Outer Limits (1995) revival.
  • Gilligan's Island, "The Friendly Physician". A mad scientist swaps the minds of our castaways into different bodies. Strange for live-action is that the voices of the inhabitants stick with the transfer and are dubbed in.
  • In Good Omens (2019), this is done by the angel Aziraphale and the demon Crowley, who swap bodies and pretend to be each other to avoid being killed by their bosses — Heaven plans to kill Aziraphale with hellfire and Hell plans to kill Crowley with holy water, but Crowley in Aziraphale's body is completely unharmed by the hellfire and Aziraphale in Crowley's body is similarly unharmed by his holy water bath.
  • Mark got switched with an actress in Highway to Heaven. Both had said to the other, "God, I wish you knew what it was like to be me." God granted the wish.
  • Ice Fantasy: Lan Shang and Li Luo swap bodies after being revived.
  • It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: In "The Gang Turns Black", a freak accident involving a bolt of lightning and a VCR playing The Wiz puts the main characters into black people's bodies, with Charlie getting swapped with a child, too. When they first find this out, they start trying to work out which specific body-swap movie they're playing by the rules of, before settling on Quantum Leap. Turns out the whole thing was a dream sequence anyway.
  • Indeed. they used it in one episode of Jessie, where, due to an ancient artifact sent to Ravi, Emma and Luke, Jessie and Zuri, and in the end, Jessie and Mrs. Kipling swapped bodies. HilarityEnsues
  • Kamen Rider Kiva pulled a variation on this when a visit to a psychic somehow causes the spirit of Wataru's late father Otoya to possess him. While in the present, Otoya helps Megumi resolve a crisis, learns of the joys of the Internet and maid cafes, helps complete a violin Wataru was working on, and provides subtle Foreshadowing.
  • Main plot of the Argentine telecomedy Lalola (and the several foreign remakes of it, mostly called Lola). A man switches bodies with a woman and has to adapt to the female life. S/he only actually meets the other person at the very ending of the series, so s/he is under the impression that s/he simply switched gender. Gradually, she becomes more and more female in mind and falls in love with a man. In the end, she is offered the chance to switch back, but she chooses to keep living her new life.
  • An episode of Legend of the Seeker has Richard swap bodies with a young nobleman who is anxious on his wedding day. During the swap, the nobleman ends up hearing Kahlan finally admitting she loves him, while Richard has to postpone getting married to figure out what happened. After the reverse-flip, the nobleman tells Kahlan that she should tell the real Richard how she feels.
  • The Legend Of William Tell 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.
  • Legends of Tomorrow: In the Season 3 episode "Helen Hunt," Jax and Stein end up switching bodies when they attempt to dissolve their nuclear connection. After some initial laughs, everyone just ignores it. At one point, Darhk has Stein-in-Jax at his mercy with a paralysis spell, and when he figures it out he starts laughing so hard that the spell breaks and Stein gets away.
    Nora: Do you need a moment?
    Darhk: No, no I'm good. [cheerfully] Let's go kill them!
  • In the appropriately named Lizzie McGuire episode, "Those Freaky McGuires", Lizzie and Matt swap bodies after an argument. Disney as a whole absolutely loves this trope.
  • In Lost Girl, an escaped mental patient named Reynard injects gorgon blood into the beer. At first Reynard possesses Bo's body, and Bo is sent into Limbo. Later, Bo jumps from Limbo and causes everyone to swap. Bo swaps with the bounty hunter named Boraro, Hale swaps with Ciara, Dyson swaps with Kenzi, Reynard enters Lauren's body, and Lauren is sent into Limbo.
  • The Outer Limits (1963) episode "The Human Factor". At a US nuclear base in Greenland, a psychiatrist uses Applied Phlebotinum to mind link with an unstable military man. Just then, an earthquake hits, somehow causing the two men's minds to enter each others' bodies.
  • In The Outer Limits (1995) 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 Walking the Earth doing good deeds in the man's body, while the man starts helping his fellow inmates in prison.
  • In the Out of Jimmy's Head episode "Out of Jimmy's Body," a magic pelvis outfitted with Japanese technology causes Jimmy to switch bodies with Sonny, enabling Sonny to see the cartoons in Jimmy's brain (since the brain itself remains in Jimmy's body). At the same time, Robin's body is switched with her elderly piano teacher's, and Dad's body is switched with the piano teacher's parrot.
  • Subverted in Pair of Kings where this was planned for Boomer and Brady with 2 of the strongest guards but instead Lanny and Mikayla end up Sharing a Body with Boomer and Brady instead.
  • The basis for the Japanese drama Papa To Musume No Nanokakan, where the father and the daughter switch. It works surprisingly well.
  • Phil of the Future did this in two episodes: once in "Neanderphil," when he switches with Curtis, and again in "Versa Day," where he switches with Pim.
  • Happens to Aethelwynne and Sgt. Riley as the result of an accident involving a plasma ball and the transporter in the Pixelface episode "Body Swap".
  • Power Rangers:
    • Used in the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers episode "Switching Places". 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 in Kim Possible, the ramifications of 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.
    • Power Rangers did this plot at least two other times; Power Rangers Ninja Storm switching a couple of Rangers in turn with the mentor, who was stuck as a talking guinea pig, and Power Rangers S.P.D. swapping a ranger with an alien, coupling the trope with the Curse of Babel.
    • Power Rangers Samurai has continued it with Switchbeast, who inflicts this on people via his Combat Tentacles. Unusually, he switches people with objects (specifically, objects likely to be thrown in compactors or recycling smelters; the monsters of that season feed on human despair, so the plan was less "switch the Rangers for yuks," and more "farm the terror and sorrow of those trapped as soon-to-be-destroyed objects." Even the funny plots got dark in that series.) instead of with each other. However, this is used against him by Mike and Emily. Emily grabs his second tentacle after he's shot the first into Mike, and jabs it into him. Then Mike (in Switchbeast's body) temporarily switches him into a soccer ball to rough him up and force him to attack his body's weak spot (with Mike's body) and switch everyone back.
    • Power Rangers Megaforce does it to geeky Noah and athletic Jake.
    • It takes allll the way to Power Rangers Dino Charge to get another gender swap, as all the Rangers get in on the action instead of just two. And just as the swapped Rangers get used to their new bodies and weapons, another round of switching is inflicted upon them.
    • In addition to swaps between Rangers, more than one villain has stuck themselves in a Ranger's body while the Ranger must then try to survive both the villains and their fellow Rangers. Most notably, Astronema was disguised as Ashley and vice versa by a monster who could change the appearance of himself or others. (Many fans have noted that Astronema yelling "I wouldn't wanna be a Power Ranger anyway!" once it was undone is pretty ironic, since after her reformation she would become a Ranger for real, and later still say "I love being a Power Ranger.")
  • The Prisoner (1967) did this once, with "Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darling". 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.
  • Quantum Leap was just one huge Freaky Friday Flip combined with Body Surf 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.
  • In the Red Dwarf episode "Bodyswap", the voices also swap with Chris Barrie doing a Liverpool accent during the scenes where he's playing Lister. Leads to a Grand Theft Me when Rimmer refuses to leave Lister and later hijacks the Cat's body.
  • Invoked in RuPaul's Drag Race in Season 13. Each season usually includes a makeover episode where the contestants are paired with a group of non-drag queens of a specific theme (past seasons have featured female kickboxers, gay male military vets, the production crew, etc.) and give them a drag makeover. But in Season 13, restrictions due to Covid-19 prevented them from bringing 8 people off the street into the studio. Instead, the queens were tasked with making over each other. Each queen had to put their partner in their own drag style and get them to invoke their mannerisms on the mainstage. The winning pair was Utica Queen (a white queen that's "The Weird One" of the season) and Symone (a black "hood" queen).
  • (Very darkly) parodied in this sketch on Saturday Night Live, which points out a bit of Fridge Horror: what happens when the father and son switch bodies without telling their wife/mother? She'll have no reason to stop having sex with her husband, not knowing that it's her son in her husband's body. Thankfully, this is a Show Within a Show and nothing actually happens, besides all of the cast attending group therapy years later and the son's actor becoming a murderer.
  • Secret Garden: Ra-im and Joo-won are the leads in what seems like a standard Korean Drama, with a lot of Belligerent Sexual Tension through four episodes even when they're falling in love. The series takes a hard turn into fantasy in Episode 5 when a magic potion induces a Freaky Friday Flip. After that, they flip back and forth between bodies every time it rains.
  • Happens in The Secret World of Alex Mack when Barbara is accidentally absorbed into Alex's puddle form and switches minds with her when she reforms. It turns out to be All Just a Dream.
  • Shake it Up: In "Switch It Up", Tinka accidentally casts a body-switching curse on CeCe and Flynn that her grandmother used to punish her and Gunther when they were little. Now CeCe and Flynn are forced to learn how to live in each other's bodies until Tinka figures out how to undo the curse.
  • 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. Or not, thanks to convenient amnesia. Among other things there's a scene where Lionel, who has a huge crush on Martha Kent, persuades her that her 'son' needs a hug, and gets aroused enough to find out that, hey, he has laser eye powers as well. He also seduces Chloe with some Word of God-confirmed Foe Romance Subtext, but it is more like a Tear Jerker when he pulls away from an Almost Kiss and cruelly says "Don't you wish...Miss Sullivan.
  • Stargate SG-1:
    • The episode "Holiday" has Daniel Jackson and a dying old man named Machello swap bodies in a Grand Theft Me, while Jack O'Neill and Teal'c exchange bodies by accident in a more traditional Freaky Friday Flip. Unlike most versions of this trope, the actors totally nailed the impression of the other character. Teal'c-in-O'Neill and O'Neill-in-Teal'c are so obviously who they're supposed to be that it works beautifully, and is utterly hysterical - it's blatantly obvious that after having had to play The Stoic that is Teal'c for several seasons, Christopher Judge was having a lot of fun playing O'Neill.
    General Hammond: How did it go, Colonel?
    Teal'c (in O'Neill): It did not go well, General Hammond.
    O'Neill (in Teal'c): Ya think?
    • That episode also had a non-humorous take on the idea, as O'Neill's lack of knowledge about Jaffa meditation techniques almost caused Teal'c body to reject its Goa'uld symbiote. While Teal'c trying to teach an impatient O'Neill said techniques was funny, Machello's motivation for jacking Daniel's body definitely wasn't (and he passes on almost immediately after switching back and Title Dropping the episode by remarking that he had a helluva fun last day in life).
    • The device is also designed not to allow a reverse-flip between the same two people. So, naturally, with some quick thinking, they figure out how to get people into their proper bodies by swapping with one another several times.
    • The Ancients devised a communicator that operates on this trope. It's shown up in a few episodes throughout all three series, and is the Destiny team's only link to Earth in Stargate Universe. As shown in one episode of SGU, killing a person using the stones results in both dying (i.e. the person whose body it is and the person whose mind currently occupies it).
  • Star Trek:
    • "Turnabout Intruder", the final episode of Star Trek: The Original Series, had Kirk's vengeful and delusional ex-girlfriend (... one of how many?) pull the switch on him with some Imported (er, archaeological, rather) Alien Phlebotinum and then try to kill her own (frail) body before the effect wore off so that it'd stick. Didn't work.
    • Star Trek: Strange New Worlds: in the episode "Spock Amok" T'Pring and Spock attempt a Vulcan soul sharing ritual which resulted in them switching bodies. The couple are forced to carry on in each other's bodies for a day until Dr. M'Benga returns from shore leave and is able to help them switch back.
  • A live-action segment of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! had Mario's "pizza transformer" switching his brain with that of Cher's dog.
  • Supernatural, "Swap Meat", in which a geeky seventeen-year-old with a flair for dark magic swaps bodies with Sam so he can enjoy the perks of being a "stunning-looking man" and get close enough to Dean to kill him.
  • Super Sentai
    • An episode of Engine Sentai Go-onger has the Red Ranger Sousuke switch bodies with the Monster of the Week, leading to a particularly odd scene where Sousuke's soul is shot from the team's combined weapon to get him back in his proper body.
      • Some episodes later, the team's Combining Mecha Non Human Sidekicks (who need to have their Soul placed in a diecast version of themselves — it's a merchandising thing), end up in the wrong bodies entirely when Hant, Go-on Green, takes control of the Monster of the Week battle.
    • In the earlier series of Dekaranger there was an episode where Hoji's mind is swapped with that of an alien criminal and must somehow tell the team they've been swapped. The plot was later carried over into an episode of Power Rangers S.P.D.
    • In an episode of Mahou Sentai Magiranger, Kai and Houka have swapped bodies due to the Monster of the Week. Hilarity Ensues, but then they find out they can't morph.
    • One Monster of the Week in Samurai Sentai Shinkenger had this as his ability. He used this ability to put people's souls into random objects. He was defeated by the green and yellow rangers, who managed to use this ability against him, by switching his body with that of the green ranger, forcing the monster to tell them how to reverse the effects of this ability. Otherwise, the green ranger would use the monster's ability to turn the monster into a soccerball This episode is also adapted in Power Rangers Samurai, as mentioned under the Power Rangers entry above.
    • An episode of Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger involved a Zangyack general using his powers to swap Don and Luka's bodies. Luka uses this as an excuse to try out boy's clothing, save some girls, and act cool, while Don has to run away from some men that want Luka to work for them as a jeweler. The villains also plan to use this; having Sgormins swap bodies with the leaders of the world and ally their countries—and eventually, the world — with the Zangyack Empire.
  • In Switched, there's an unusual Played for Drama variant. This story follows an innocent girl's attempts at switching back into her own body. Both body snatcher and victim come to learn something about each other as well as the world in the process.
  • On Tales from the Loop, Jakob and Danny Jannson swap bodies via mysterious sphere found in the woods. They say that it's only going to be for a day. However, it turns out that Danny likes Jakob's life and doesn't want to give it up. Jakob-in-Danny's-body ends up going back into the sphere and Jakob's consciousness ends up inside a robot, leaving Danny's body comatose and Danny living Jakob's life, until the final episode when the truth is revealed.
  • In the miniseries The 10th Kingdom, 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.
  • The Twilight Zone (1985): In "Street of Shadows", the desperate homeless man Steve Cranston breaks into the millionaire Frederick Perry's house in order to rob him. When Perry discovers him, Steve tries to reason with him but Perry shoots him. The next morning, Steve wakes up in Perry's bed to find that the two of them have swapped lives and identities but have kept their physical bodies. For instance, Steve looks in the mirror and sees his own reflection and his image has replaced Perry's on photographs and his driving license. When he confronts his wife Elaine and daughter Lisa at Mercy Hospital, they recognize him only as the man who shot their husband and father and put him in a coma. Steve uses the opportunity of being Perry to save the 8th Street homeless shelter where he and his family live by buying out its mortgage and to have the charges against him dropped. After he does so, he and Perry switch back.
  • Robert Louis Stevenson's bookends cause this, in the Warehouse 13 episode "Merge With Caution". First to a thief and a security guard, then Myka and Pete. Then the pairs merge into one that keeps switching. Then the first pair explode. Thankfully, Myka and Pete prevent this last.
  • Wizards of Waverly Place:
    • In the episode "Quinceañera", Alex switches bodies with her mom to avoid her titular 15th birthday party. Which is okay with Theresa, who never got a Quinceañera and always wanted one.
    • The episode titled "Family Games Night", where Alex switches with Harper, and the body switching spell ends up going wrong in the end.
  • Played with on World's Dumbest... when a clip features a foul-mouthed old woman — they act like she switched bodies with John Enos.
  • Xena: Warrior Princess
    • In "Ten Little Warlords"/"Intimate Stranger", Xena and Callisto switched bodies (due to a Real Life Writes the Plot incident, with Lucy Lawless breaking her pelvis in an equestrian stunt).
    • Xena also shared bodies with at least two other characters over the course of the series: Autolycus, in a spirit possession (also cross-referenced with Not Quite Dead and Almost Kiss), and a young noble girl in the requisite "fairy-tale"/Aesop episode.
  • The X-Files two-parter "Dreamland", where Mulder swaps with the sort of shadowy agent he's usually trying to find, played by Michael McKean. In this case the actors also switched places. The viewer sees Mulder, everybody else sees the other guy, including the mirror.
  • In Yonderland, the episode "Swapsies" has a portal malfunction resulting in Debbie and Elf swapping bodies, including voices. Martha Howe-Douglas has the harder job as she has to lipsync Mathew Baynton's lines, whereas Elf is a puppet so syncing to a different actor's voice is less of a problem.
  • Played with on The Young Ones, in a scene where the lads' actors are switched, trading costumes and personas. No reason is given for why each of the four characters looks different — it's that kind of show — and none of them actually notices the change, aside from Neil's remark that he's not feeling himself.
  • A very weird variant in Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist. In "Zoey's Extraordinary Mystery", Zoey's superpower begins "glitching" again when she notices Greg singing a very sad song ("Anyone") when he is actually happy. Then she notices the programmers singing "One is the Loneliest Number" and her mother singing both parts of "Anything You Can Do", she surmises that the "heart songs" have been switched with other people. As it turns out, Freaky Friday was Zoey and her late father's favorite movie.