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  • Happens in the 2 Stupid Dogs episode "Far-Out Friday", only they don't realize they had switched bodies until just before they switch back. They don't call them two stupid dogs for nothing.
  • In the 3-2-1 Penguins! episode "Invasion of the Body Swappers", Zidgel and Kevin switch bodies via galeezel malfunction.
  • In the Action League Now episode "Hey! Who Stole My Face!" the League follows The Mayor's orders and The Chief is put in jail. However, the two didn't really switch bodies; an operation after a blender mishap simply results with one having the other's face.
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  • In The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, Jimmy and Cindy switches bodies. They spend most of the episode torturing each other before their discontent for being in each others' bodies leads Jimmy to reverse it. Uniquely the process isn't simple, as their minds are melded into a computer bank and their friends have to manually sort their traits and memories into their bodies. There's a sticking point where one trait recursively lists the dislike of boys who dislike girls who dislike boys and so-on ad nauseum. They eventually decide to just delete that one, which might have been the beginnings of Jimmy and Cindy's Ship Tease.
  • In one Adventures of the Gummi Bears episode, Big Bad Duke Igthorn swaps bodies with Tummi to gain access to the Gummiberry Juice. Fortunately, Igthorn's scheme fails when he discovers that the juice affects humans and Gummi Bears differently.
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  • Adventure Time did a variant in the episode "Son of Mars": Magic Man used his powers to make Jake look like him and vice-versa so Jake would be taken to Mars and executed for Magic Man's crimes instead of him.
  • All Dogs Go To Heaven: The Series: In "Mutts Ado About Nothing", Annabelle puts Charlie and Itchy's souls into each other's bodies as punishment for their constant squabbling. Even worse, it happens on their double date night respectively with Sasha and Bess.
  • A three-way swap between Gumball, Darwin, and Anais occurs at the very end of the Halloween Episode of The Amazing World of Gumball, thanks to the three of them returning to the wrong bodies after having spent much of the episodes as ghosts with assistance from Carrie. The end result is that Gumball is now Darwin, Darwin is now Anais, and Anais is now Gumball. They aren't shown switching back, (when they try to get Carrie to help them out, she simply leaves without another word) but they are back to normal by the next episode.
  • Parodied wonderfully on American Dad!. In the "Rough Trade" episode, Stan and Roger get into an argument over whose life is easier, and end up both saying "I wish we could trade places!" while touching an Incan bowl that supposedly grants wishes. At that moment, the lights began flashing and a strange moan is heard... and it turns out to be Klaus, playing with the light switch and making funny noises. Nothing magical happens, but the two decide to trade lives anyway.
    • Klaus later says that "if that had been a real wish-granting bowl, it would be in the back seat of a Ferrari driven by a 600-year-old Incan on his way to his job as Jessica Alba's G-string."
    • Played straight many seasons later in the episode titled "Da Flippity Flop". Klaus steals Stan's body by using CIA technology.
    • Parodied again in one episode where Stan and Steve switch eyebrows.
  • American Dragon: Jake Long had this happen in the second season with Jake and his younger sister Haley. Jake would help Haley win a dance comeptition while Haley helped Jake patch things with Rose.
    • Played for laughs at the end of "Dragon Breath"; when the soul-stealing nix returns everyone's souls to their bodies, Trixie and Spud get switched. The final scene of the episode is them sitting in the now-deserted dance hall, trying to figure out what happened, which leads to this hilarious exchange:
      Trixie *in Spud's body*: Sweet mama flapjacks, please tell me I'm lookin' at a mirror!
      Spud *in Trixie's body*: Dude, I could have sworn I was a dude!
  • Atomic Puppet: The episode "The Switch" does this with AP and Princess War Tickle, thanks to an artifact called the Sphere of Transference. AP is overjoyed to get a full body again while War Tickle is furious with her new form. Fortunately, it happens that War Tickle owns a second Sphere on Transference, but the problem is a villain is trying to find it to steal War Tickle's body (and her powers).
  • Batman: The Brave and the Bold features the epic switch between Batwoman and Batman. Epic because Batwoman does not make the slightest bit of effort to sound or act more masculine as Batman, with Diedrich Bader providing massive amounts of comedy with what seems to be a Camp Gay Batman.
  • In Ben 10 Gwen and her nemesis Charmcaster switch bodies first, then Charmcaster is restored to her rightful body only to have Gwen and Ben switch bodies. Everything is set right in the end, naturally. Interesting in that voices-go-with-bodies in the Gwen/Charm switch, but voices-go-with-minds in the Ben/Gwen switch. And Charm-as-Gwen manages to fool Ben and Grandpa, despite having no opportunity ever to observe their normal interactions.
    • This was recycled into two episodes of Ben 10 (2016); first when Hex swaps Ben and Gwen's minds, then when Charmcaster magically disguises herself as Gwen while also disguising Gwen as her.
  • In the Blinky Bill's Extraordinary Excursion episode "Blinky the Hypnotist", Blinky learns hypnotism to switch the citizens' minds with each other, those being Mayor Pelican with Marcia, Miss Magpie with Splodge, and Flap with Mr. Wombat.
  • Bob's Burgers: In "Mom, Lies, and Videotape" Tina faithfully recounts her grade's Mother's Day performance for the sick, and thus unable to attend, Linda. It was a blatant rip-off of Aliens, except Sigourney Weaver's character (named Sigourney) and the alien queen become envious of each other's positions and due to a spatial anomaly they switch bodies/costumes.
  • The Bounty Hamster episode "Trading Spaces" is full of body-swaps. A criminal steals a body-swapping device and uses it to go joy riding in other people's bodies. Highlights include a human teenage girl stuck in the body of an alien resembling a humanoid rhino, a body-swap conga line with over half a dozen body-swaps in a row and the criminal, teenage girl and the titular hamster bounty hunter all being stuck together in the same body, where they try to beat each other up. The insanity ends with the criminal's mind trapped inside of a cactus.
  • In the Bugs Bunny cartoon "Hot Crossed Bunny", a scientist plans to switch the mind of a chicken into an experimental rabbit (guess who). In the end, Bugs tricks the scientist into swapping minds with the chicken instead.
  • Camp Lakebottom: In "Being McGee", a cursed amulet causes McGee and Buttsquat to swap bodies.
  • In the episode "The Unbearable Blightness of Being" from Captain Planet and the Planeteers, Dr. Blight switches bodies with Gaia. Blight!Gaia starts wrecking the environment For the Evulz and Gaia!Blight uses her gadgets to reverse the damage. After getting back her body with help from the Planeteers and Capt. Planet, Gaia tells the Planeteers that the experience taught her that technology can be put to good use.
    • This is possibly one of the most Fridge Logic heavy examples of this trope: how do you switch bodies with the spirit of the Earth?
      • Do not even try to come up with some sort of internal consistency on that show about how spirits work, including whether or not Gaia floats around Hope Island like a sparkly ghost or walks around like a flesh-and-blood human.
      • It's possible that she can switch between being spiritual and bodily at will, at least as long as she's on Hope Island.
  • In the Captain Simian and the Space Monkeys episode "Escape from the Plant of the Apes", Captain Simian and Shao Lin switch bodies. Hilarity Ensues — but it's well thought out hilarity. Voices Are Mental is averted; not only do Simian and Shao Lin's voices stay in their original bodies, but their voice actors (Jerry Doyle and Karen Maruyama) use each others' speech cadences while their characters are switched. As noted above, these details are usually overlooked in "Freaky Friday" Flip stories.
  • In the Centurions episode "Double Agent", Doc Terror switches Ace and Hacker's minds as part of an evil plot.
  • In an episode of Chowder, the main character subjects himself, Mung Daal, Truffles, and Schnitzel to this after attempting to cram an entire container of a certain ingredient into a dish. At the end, they're in their proper bodies, except for Mung who somehow has switched with his Sitcom Arch-Nemesis Endive.
  • Code Lyoko episode 42, "A Fine Mess", has Odd switching bodies with Yumi. While Yumi plays things fairly straight for the one day and night they are afflicted, Odd is challenged by his lack of knowledge of Japanese customs and language while living with Yumi's family. He further aggravates Yumi by digging through her closet, complaining about wearing a bra (yes, he actually does this, though the word "bra" is avoided), and showing up at school in a Cat Girl cosplay outfit; most fitting, as the virtual, Lyoko version of Odd has distinctly Cat Boy features.
  • In The Crumpets episode "The Mix-Up", Ms. McBrisk uses an Electronic Telepathy machine at T-Bone the dog to find out where he moved her beloved garden gnome (her daughter Cassandra actually hiding it). The machine unfortunately swaps their bodies, the woman acting and sounding like the dog, who is now a Talking Animal with her voice. They ultimately return to the machine to reverse the flip, but the gnome's body has T-Bone's instinct of killing birds, and that dog possesses the gnome's blank stare and murderous intentions.
  • The Danger Mouse episode "There's A Penfold In My Suit" has the country of Bratyslovakia being displaced on the map due to a mystic "swapping stone" hidden within an archway in the country. It causes Danger Mouse and Penfold to switch bodies, then Greenback and Stiletto to switch, and then during a chase, everyone gets switched around.
  • This occurs in the Danny Phantom episode "Splitting Images", when Poindexter takes over Danny's body to show the latter what it feels like to be bullied.
  • Darkwing Duck has a double adult/child switch in "Trading Faces", swapping Darkwing with Gosalyn and Launchpad with Honker. In addition to trading voices, the switched characters also trade eye shape and color.
    • This one does deal with the voice issue; at one point to help fool J. Gander Hooter (Darkwing's occasional Da Chief), Darkwing (in Gosalyn's body) sits in Gosalyn's lap (from Darkwing's body) and uses his voice to talk to him. Earlier, they pass it off as Darkwing imitating a little girl's voice.
  • The Day My Butt Went Psycho!: In "Wacky Wednesday", Zack and Deuce's souls get swapped by an artifact in Silas's basement. Naturally, this happens on the day Zack is to be judged by the B-Team for the Rookie of the Year award.
  • In Donkey Kong Country episode "The Big Switcharoo", Cranky Kong invents brain-swapping helmets For Science!, and while messing about in the Cabin DK's brain is swapped with a robot's. Then, in the course of stealing said helmets, Klump and Candy become swapped. The situation gets serious when K.Rool decides to do the same with the Crystal Coconut, in hopes that it will make him all-powerful.
  • In one episode of Doug, "Doug's Dog's Date", Doug has an Imagine Spot wherein a scientist's "historic boy-to-dog transfusion" experiment has this effect on Doug and Porkchop.
  • An episode of The Fairly OddParents has a whole chain of body-switches.
    • Played straight in the episode "Presto-Change-O", which involves a body-swapping joy buzzer.
    • In "A Mile In My Shoes", Timmy becomes a fairy and his godparents become his godkids after dealing with stressful days. Beyond the usual shenanigans, it also has Cosmo and Wanda having to switch to fool Timmy's dumb parents.
    • "Manic Mom Day" double subverts this. Timmy and his mom switch minds after a rough day. Mrs. Turner is tricked into thinking the whole thing is thanks to her reading her parental guide book and putting herself in her child's shoes. While Timmy goes through the usual troubles of being a mom, Mrs. Turner does seemingly rather well (though namely because of said help book) and helps Timmy become popular. When meeting up, it seems like it is subverted with Mrs. Turner having had a good time. The double-subversion comes in when she tells Timmy how crazy everyone that Timmy has to deal with is before feeling grateful on how well-adjusted Timmy is.
    • "Which Is Which", a season 10 episode, sees this happening to Timmy and Chloe.
    • The episode "Dogs Day Afternoon" had Timmy switching places with Vicky's dog. It backfires when Timmy finds he can only use Animal Talk and can't unwish the wish.
  • On Family Guy, Peter and Lois briefly switched places due to one of Stewie's inventions. Peter does what you would expect.
    • This becomes the main plot of the episode "Switch the Flip". It starts out with Brian and Stewie swapping bodies via the latter's latest device. When they attempt to switch back, unfortunately, Chris and Peter get caught in the mix. Eventually, Stewie's device causes everyone within the vicinity of Quahog to switch bodies with hilarious results.
  • Fantastic Four had a variant on the standard Freaky Friday Flip trope. Rather than switching bodies, the Four ended up switching powers.
  • An episode of The Flintstones, "Monster Fred", does this. The method is via a mad scientist's so-called "Personality Swapper", but the episode plays out like this trope. (Complete with Voices Are Mental in effect.) Long story short, Barney inadvertently takes an injured Fred (with Dino in tow) to a mad scientist's lab, who immediately switches Fred and Dino around. Hilarity Ensues for the rest of the episode with more switches occurring. First with Fred and Barney, then the husbands with their respective wives, then Dino with the mad scientist's assistant before everyone is finally restored to normal...except for the mad scientist who now thinks he's Fred. Adding to the hilarity is that no one seems to notice that they've become one of the other characters, Fred thinks everyone's being ridiculous when they're telling him that he is now his pet Snorkasaurus.
  • In one of the Comedy Central episodes of Futurama the Professor perfects a mind-switching machine, only to discover that the "brain immune response" making it impossible for a given pair of bodies to swap more than once. Soon the entire cast is switching bodies for various reasons (reliving one's youth, showing up one's girlfriend, stealing the crown of the Robo-Hungarian emperor, etc.), and confusing Hilarity Ensues. This is one example of voice-actors changing despite the show being adult-orientated, as the large number of characters changing means that even an adult would have difficulty keeping track of it all.
    • One of the writers proved a mathematical theorem stating that bodies can be returned to their original owners with at most two extra people. The theorem is explained in the episode, and it is possibly the geekiest case of Shown Their Work ever.
    • The trope is also played with in an earlier episode where Fry's head is attached to Amy's body and the one where Nixon's head-in-a-jar acquires Bender's.
  • An episode of Garfield and Friends does it when Garfield and Odie touch a mysterious idol together. At the end of the episode, the idol gets broken, Jon and the gypsy owner of the idol pick up the pieces... and also get swapped. In both cases, it goes unnoticed (only Garfield notices at a certain point that he became a dog).
    • Here Voices Are Mental is justified at least with Garfield. What we hear is actually Garfield's thoughts, not his voice, so it makes sense that Garfield in Odie would sound the same. No excuse for the others, though.
    • An episode of The Garfield Show also has Garfield and Odie swapping their bodies, though an alien is behind it in this case.
  • Happens in the Gravity Falls episode, "Carpet Diem", where Dipper and Mabel switch bodies and compete over a new room they found in the shack. While the twins compete, Soos and Waddles switches bodies as well. The episode ends in a free-for-all with Dipper, Mabel, Soos, Waddles, Candy, Grenda, Sheriff Blubs, Deputy Durland and Old Man McGucket all getting swapped around.
  • In the Harvey Beaks episode "Princess Harvey", Harvey switches bodies with Princess. While Harvey tries to restore things to normal, Princess discovers that she likes how Harvey's family listens to her rants without complaint and how they really love her, unlike her neglectful father. The episode also averts Voices Are Mental by having Harvey and Princess' voice actors do their best impressions of each other's characters, which results in some hilarious voices.
  • Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law had Spyro swap bodies with a dog because Mentok the Mindtaker (OOO-EEE-OOO!) got bored in court. Mentok's then forced to take care of Spyro's body when he loses Spyro's mind, going back and forth between having a dog's mind and a toddler's mind in his body. Turns out Spyro's mind was in someone's ass. It Makes Just as Much Sense in Context.
  • In Hot Wheels Battle Force 5, this occurs between Shermen Cortez and vandal Grimian.
  • I Am Weasel did this in "I Architect", when Baboon and Weasel lose their brains in an accident. The doctors at the hospital assume that the big brain goes in the big head, and the little brain in the little head — so Baboon's brain wakes up in Weasel's body. "I.R. Weasel!" Baboon-in-Weasel exploits Weasel's reputation to rebuild the city to his liking, which naturally leads to all sorts of hilarious chaos. Weasel-in-Baboon adopts Baboon's identity, works hard, becomes the new mayor and fixes the city. His new slogan is, "I... am... Baboon!"
  • The Inspector Gadget (2015) episode "Brain Drain" involves Brain being abducted by MAD and forcibly switched with MADCat via a pair of hat gadgets in order for MADCat to steal important passcodes while in Brain's body. Much like the Gravity Falls example above, this episode also ends with a climax full of body-swapping mayhem as Gadget, Penny, Brain, Talon, and the Chief all get switched around as well.
  • This happens with Jackie and Jade in Jackie Chan Adventures in a Season 3 episode, after Daolon Wong interferes while they're in the middle of astral projecting.
  • Jacob Two-Two: In the episode "Jacob Two-Two and the Big Brain Exchange", Jacob accidentally switches brains with Principal Greedyguts. He uses his new position to try and make life better at Dreary Meadows School.
  • In the Jimmy Two-Shoes episode "Monster Mutt", Heloise switches Beezy and Cerbee's brains around after they ruin her private picnic with Jimmy. At the end of the episode, Jimmy and Heloise have switched bodies, which she refuses to fix until they have that picnic.
    • Played with in "A Hair-Brained Idea", where Lucius switches his horns with Jimmy's hair to impress Jez. The catch turns out to be that it causes the cruel and bad-tempered Lucius to start acting like the sweet and kindhearted Jimmy, and vice-versa.
  • In the Johnny Test episode "Papa Johnny", Johnny and Hugh (The Dad) get into argument about who has the tougher life, and agree to Susan and Mary's idea of switching brains. Hugh!Johnny has trouble with bullying taken Up to Eleven and a Sadist Teacher while Johnny!Hugh has to deal with an excessive amount of chores. The duo realize that both lives are fairly difficult and agree to compromise, while Lila (The Mom) gets into an argument with Susan about who has the tougher life and agrees to switch brains with her.
  • The Justice League Action episode "Mxy's Mix Up" has Mr. Myxzipitlk swap the bodies of Superman, Batman and Stargirl so that she's in Supes' body, Bats' in hers, and Supes' in Bats'. He eventually gets most of the League swapped.
  • Justice League Unlimited: "The Great Brain Robbery" has The Flash and Lex Luthor swapping bodies, but not voices. This is an Actor Allusion, as Michael Rosenbaum, who voices the Flash (and thus plays Luthor for most of the episode) happened to play Lex Luthor in Smallville.
    • This is a particularly interesting example, in that a hero and villain switch brains, which lends itself to certain tactical advantages and makes it all the more important to "set things right". Luthor attempts to use this opportunity to discover Flash's secret identity, but he is thwarted upon looking in the mirror and realizing that he has "no idea who this is".
    • Another reason for this episode's notable status regarding the trope is that this is a rare example of the filmmakers going out of their way to accurately portray the switch in the characters' behaviors. In this case, what stands out is that Michael Rosenbaum (Flash) and Clancy Brown (Lex Luthor) recorded their parts together. Each actor providing the line readings for their original characters, and the opposite actor would mimic the line reading. This allowed Clancy Brown's Luthor to have the exact timing and delivery of Rosenbaum's Flash, and vice versa.
    • Clancy Brown's show-stealing performance as Flash-in-Lex also led to some of the funniest moments in the series.
      [Lex was just hiding in a toilet stall and is now leaving the bathroom.]
      Dr. Polaris: Aren't you going to wash your hands?
      Flash-in-Lex: No. 'Cause I'm evil.

      Flash-in-Lex: My fellow bad guys, I, Lex Luthor, your leader, will speak now about my, Lex Luthor's, plan. My villainous, villainous plan. Question the plan at your peril! Uh... any questions?
    • The results of the body-swap are also explored. Flash-in-Lex, as seen above, is absolutely terrible at pretending to be a villain. Every other villain quickly catches on that something's up, but instead believe that Lex got brain damage in the incident that actually resulted in the mind swap. Lex-in-Flash, on the other hand, is so dangerous that it's scary. Trapped in the Watchtower and hunted by the entire Justice League, Lex-in-Flash is nearly unstoppable, figuring out how to use all of the powers that the Flash intentionally doesn't use, due to how dangerous they are (namely explosive phasing and minimally controllable Not Quite Flight).
  • Kaeloo: In a Parody Episode of Harry Potter, Kaeloo, Stumpy, and Quack Quack switch bodies due to using magic spells on each other, but are soon brought back to normal. Unlike most examples, it is not the main focus of the episode, but only happens for one scene.
  • This happens to Lily and Mitsuki, the two heroines of the Nicktoon Kappa Mikey who are also roommates, through a pair of friendship bracelets, in the episode "Manic Monday".
  • Kim Possible and her sidekick Ron are the subject of this evil-experiment-gone-wrong in one of their funnier episodes (the premise being their foe Drakken used it to switch minds with a government agent to get access to classified info, but agent in Dr. D's body slipped away to tell Ron and Kim, resulting in them getting zapped during a confrontation). The prospect of a teenage boy being stuck in a girl's body is explored as far as Disney would allow: only a throwaway comment about Ron liking a skirt. (Also, "Your hair is so... flippy!"). It also featured Anne Possible, as a brain surgeon, complaining that mind swapping is totally impossible.
  • In the King Arthur's Disasters episode "King Guinevere" Arthur and Guinevere swap bodies after a magical mishap. While Guinevere hates being Arthur, Arthur doesn't seem to mind being Guinevere that much, though Merlin manages to persuade him to reverse the swap by pointing out that as Guinevere he can't rule Camelot.
  • Krypto the Superdog episode "Dog-Gone Kevin" where the red kryptonite causes Krypto and Kevin to swap bodies.
  • A Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness episode has Shifu and his ex-girlfriend switching bodies after the latter uses a soul swapping stone so she can use the Furious Five to commit thefts. Their voices don't switch, which is what makes it hard for Shifu to convince anybody of his identity.
  • Lilo & Stitch: The Series has this happen to Lilo with Stitch, Gantu with Hämsterviel, and Jumba with Pleakley for most of the episode "Swapper", thanks to the title experiment of the episode (Experiment 355). Toward the end, the heroes are re-swapped in a four-way switch. Everyone kept their original voice, but it probably would have been a little odd to hear Lilo's/Jumba's words in Stitch's nasally voice anyway (Stitch is just a step away from The Unintelligible).
  • Ruby-Spears Mega Man, "Bot Transfer": Mega Man unwillingly switches bodies with Snake Man, of all robots. His reaction is quite logical. (Notably, their voices stay with their bodies.)
  • In the Mickey Mouse (2013) short "New Shoes", after Donald and Goofy say how they want to walk in Mickey's shoes for all of 7 minutes and Mickey assures them that their lives are probably just as eventful, Pete punches them so hard that Mickey ends up in Goofy's body, while Goofy is in Donald's body and Donald is in Mickey's body. Mickey enjoys using Goofy's height to help people and Donald enjoys Mickey's popularity, but unfortunately Goofy discovers that Donald can't fly and quickly realizes how much Donald's life sucks, then Mickey and Donald tire of their new lives as well. They get switched back when Pete punches them a second time.
  • A variant in the Miraculous Ladybug episode "Reflekdoll": after Marinette and Adrien are transformed into Reflekta clones by her Humongous Mecha, Tikki and Plagg try to find them and bump into the other's Miraculous holder, leading to Marinette and Adrien having to temporarily take on the other's alter ego.
  • In the My Friends Tigger & Pooh episode "The Tiglet and Pigger Switcher-Roo", Roo's magic trick is intended to make Piglet and Tigger switch barrels, but instead they magically switch their personalities.
  • My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic: In the episode "She Talks To Angel," Fluttershy switches bodies with her pet bunny, Angel, thanks to a potion given to them by Zecora.
  • Ned's Newt episode "Newt's Ned". It begins with Ned and Newton switching minds due to a lightning strike. Near the end of the episode, while they're attempting to switch their minds back the same way, they end up pulling a security guard and a sandwich into the fracas, all of them switching minds to and fro for a while.
  • The Owl House episode "Once Upon a Swap" had a spell resulting in Luz being in Eda's body while King had Luz's and Eda had King's. Eyes Are Mental was in full effect.
  • In one episode of The Penguins of Madagascar, the Penguins help their friend, Roger the sewer gator deal with the Rat King and his henchmen invading his home. Eventually, they resort to switching minds of Roger with the unstable Rico. However, Rico becomes dangerously unhinged and his bird mind in the reptile brain causes him to lose further control of his inhibitions. Roger ends up stopping him by singing.
  • Pepper Ann switched places with her mother, Lydia, during a meteor shower. The Trope Namer was alluded to when Lydia discovered that Pepper Ann still hadn't returned a VHS labeled Trippy Tuesday to the store.
  • Phineas and Ferb has "Does This Duckbill Make Me Look Fat?", where Candace and Perry switch bodies because of the boys' newest invention, and Perry goes off to stop Doofenshmirtz like always... but in Candace's body ("Perry the Teenage Girl?!"). Candace, meanwhile, is increasingly horrified by the things her platypus form does, like eating grubs and sweating milk. The end credits even included a Candace-ified version of Perry's theme song.
    • The later episode "Mind Share" involves Phineas, Ferb, and their friends being tricked into switching bodies with a gaggle of aliens in an outer space prison. It wound up becoming a race against time to get everyone back in their respective bodies before the only method to switch them back was eliminated. Fortunately, Candace came to the kids' rescue with the help of some square-dancers. (It Makes Sense in Context, obviously.)
  • Happens in an episode of The Pirates of Dark Water, where the main hero and villain switch places so that the villain could steal all the treasures. To make things slightly more interesting their reflections also switch and they don't switch voices.
  • The 1961 Popeye cartoon "I Yam Wot I Yamnesia" takes a bizarre approach, having characters switch personalities and voices with each other after suffering a bump on the head, and diagnosing it as amnesia.
  • Happens in the Potatoes and Dragons episode "It Wasn't Me", between King Hugo and the Dragon. Interestingly, whilst the Dragon is in King Hugo, the Dragon retains his ability to breathe fire, leading to King Hugo running around spouting flames.
  • A multiple body swap is the plotline of The Powerpuff Girls episode "Criss Cross Crisis": Buttercup switches with the Professor (and freaks out about finally having fingers), Blossom switches with Sara Bellum (and accentuates her newfound curves), and Bubbles switches with the Mayor (and rationally accesses the whole situation after a beat), and then some. There's one shot showing a theater showing Freakin' Friday, just to imply where they got the idea from.
  • In The Real Ghostbusters episode "Slimer, Is That You?", ascetic Ghostbuster Egon and gluttonous ghost Slimer switch bodies. Hilarity Ensues.
  • Agent K and Dick accidentally swap bodies in an episode of The Replacements. It's a rare case where the voice-actors imitate each other.
  • Robotboy does this first with Robotboy and Gus when the latter gets electrocuted reaching into the former's head during a tune-up, then with Gus and a dove by minor villain Felonious Hexx for revenge on what he did in a previous episode. In the latter case it's actually an improvement because the dove does Gus' schoolwork better and Gus genuinely enjoys life as a dove.
  • The Robot Chicken sketch "Switchamaf**k" parodies this, as well as 13 Going on 30, Big, and Jack Frost (1998).
  • One episode late in the run of Rolie Polie Olie, "Big Babies", has an accident with one of Mr. Polie's inventions result in Olie himself swapping bodies with his pet dog Spot and babies Coochie and Coo swapping with Mr. and Mrs. Polie. Hilarity Ensues.
  • Sabrina: The Animated Series pulls this off twice:
    • In "Witch Switch", Sabrina switches lives with Gem after finding out that the latter has a free life, unlike her. As a result, Sabrina becomes part of the Stone family, and vice versa. However, she starts trying to find a way to reverse the spell after realizing how much things bother her with her new life, and not just that, but Gem is now a witch and has magical powers.
    • In "Generation Zap", Sabrina accidentally switches places with Enchantra thanks to a magical wish crystal. Luckily, it's only effective for exactly 24 hours, but Enchantra's servant Stabbenback soon finds out and plans to make the spell permanent.
  • In Scary Larry, Frank kills Carl's rabbit and Simon brings him back to life using some of Frank's life energy. But he also switches their bodies and refuses to switch them back until Victoria agrees to date him.
  • The Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo Show: One of the shorts, "Who's Scooby-Doo?", has Scooby and Shaggy swapping bodies for a good deal of the short.
  • It actually didn't happen in the Sealab 2021 episode "Brainswitch", but the others are convinced that Stormy and Quinn switched brains as a result of an underwater explosion because Stormy claimed that he felt smarter after it, while Quinn was stuck in a coma. After Quinn wakes up, he tries to get everything under control, but is tased and literally shackled to the mess hall by Stormy, driven insane and made to roll silverware. It's revealed it was all an experiment by Murphy and Virjay to see if they could get the two to swap roles, leaving Virjay the only competent doctor left on Sealab.
  • In The Secret Saturdays a benevolent professor makes the swap himself with a Hibagon (giant, gorilla-like monster), only to have the method of swapping back destroyed in the resulting hubbub. That fate of the Professor's body is not touched upon.
  • One episode of The Secret Show has the two main characters, Victor and Anita, switch minds due to an unusual mix-up, 'brain chunks'.
  • Shaun the Sheep episode "Cat's Got Your Brain"; the aliens switch Shaun's brain with Pidsley the cat. Hilarity Ensues.
  • In The Simpsons episode "Holidays of Future Passed", Lenny and Carl have had their brains surgically switched because Lenny wanted to get back with his wife, who was sleeping with Carl at the time, but according to Carl she had switched brains with a monkey on a Japanese game show, and it just got weirder from there.
  • In the Sonic Boom episode, "The Meteor", Sonic and Dr. Eggman both call dibs on the titular meteor and touch it at the same time, resulting in their bodies being swapped. Their voices don't switch, which makes it harder for their friends to tell them apart, however, their personalities still stand out.
  • Spliced: In the episode "Whirrel Call", Entree ends up switching bodies with a whirrel (whale-squirrel) he's been abusing when the two fall off a cliff and get their brains knocked out of their bodies. The two find that they like being in each other's bodies though and show no interest in going back to normal. Ultimately, a second cliff accident gets their brains knocked out again, but their bodies are destroyed before the brains can be put back in their proper places, leaving Entree and the whirrel as talking brains.
  • No actual body swapping involved, but SpongeBob SquarePants has the episode "The Algae's Always Greener" in which Plankton, tired of always failing to steal the Krabby Patty secret formula, creates a device that allows him to go into a world where he owns the Krusty Krab. He decides to go back to his own world when he sees all the nonsense Krabs has to deal with everyday to keep the restaurant afloat.
    Plankton: It's not worth it! It's just not worth it!! Goodbye, everyone, I'll remember you all in therapy.
    (Goes back to his own world)
  • In one episode of Sushi Pack, Wasabi and the Mayor swap brains, thanks to some sea-unicorn dust. At first both are ecstatic, since the Mayor gets to be a hero like he always wanted, and Wasabi gets to actually go through with the Mayor's campaign promises, but both soon learn that being each other is harder than they thought.
  • TaleSpin has an example of the adult/child switch in the episode "A Baloo Switcheroo", with Baloo and Kit getting zapped by an ancient totem. This includes their voices, so they have to trick other people into thinking there's something wrong with their hearing. Later in the episode, Rebecca and Don Karnage do the protagonist/antagonist switch.
  • Taz-Mania: Taz and Molly swap bodies in "The Outer Taz-Manian Zone".
  • "The Old Switcheroo", an episode of the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has Splinter and the Shredder swapping brains. It features Splinter-in-Shredder's-body fooling Krang's brain-scanning machine by thinking, "I am Shredder. I am Shredder."
    • It at least averts Voices Are Mental, which is rare for a cartoon show. Their respective voice actors stayed the same. James Avery for Shredder and Peter Reneday for Splinter did a pretty good job switching roles.
    • Another episode, called "Raphael Drives 'Em Wild", had Raphael switch with a taxi driver. An unusual one, it reverses most of the sub-tropes, in that everybody else knows that they've switched bodies, but Raphael and the taxi driver are unable to acknowledge this fact. Also the body's retained their muscle memories, so Raphael could no longer do ninjutsu but could drive insanely well.
    • The 2012 iteration has Raphael switching bodies with a Kraang.
  • Teen Titans has an episode called "Switched" which switches Starfire and Raven. The voices switch in this version too, but the reason is apparently not due to appeasing children; Hynden Walch and Tara Strong were apparently able to duplicate one another's voices for their respective characters so well, the producers thought it would be pointless to continue having them voice one another's characters.
    • Also implements How Do I Shot Web?; Starfire's race openly display their emotions to use their powers (such as joy for flight or righteous fury for starbolts) while Raven has to suppress her emotions just to keep her powers under control. Hilarity Ensues as they struggle to adjust while having to stop the Puppet King, who has trapped the other Titans' souls in puppets and using the empty bodies as weapons (the souls of Starfire and Raven got switched due to interference).
  • An episode of The Tick features a particularly outrageous example, with more than half a dozen characters randomly swapped... including a zebra and a creature made entirely of tongues.
    Arthur: (in disgust and horror) I can taste the floor... I can taste everything!
  • The original ThunderCats (1985) episode "The Shifter" had body-swapping related shenanigans, and the voices are switched in this version too. First Snarf and Panthro get switched, then Slithe and Jackalman, and then Lion-O and Wilykat! The best part? Vultureman (its creator) didn't even build the thing with a "reverse" option! Extra fun: The Sword of Omens requires both the right bloodline and the right mind/spirit/heart to be activated. Neither Kat-as-Lion-O nor Lion-O-as-Kat can use it. They quickly found a solution, however - both of them doing the chant while holding it together, simultaneously, worked. Monkeyine and Slithe also get switched near the end.
  • The Toxic Crusaders episode "That's No Villain, That's My Mom" had Toxie's Mom switch minds with the series' main villain Dr. Killemoff.
  • Kind of done in the Transformers Animated episode "Where Is Thy Sting?". As revenge for having him arrested as a spy and turning him into a fugitive, Wasp disguises Bumblebee as himself and vice versa. This involves switching their helmets and vocalizers (thus averting Voices Are Mental) along with their paint jobs, and since they share the same basic body mold it's as good as a body swap.
  • The Transformers: Rescue Bots episode "Switcheroo" features most of the main cast getting swapped around due to particles in space from a meteor combining with a crystal on the group's ship. Exact pairs are Kade/Heatwave, Dani/Blades, Cody/Boulder (Graham was not involved in the swap at all, much to his relief), Chase/Frankie and Chief Burns/Doctor Green; naturally, Hilarity Ensues. Voices Are Mental is utterly averted, as the whole episode idea came from the characters' voice actors doing imitations of one another during recording sessions, so they have every aspect of each other's characters down pat.
  • The True Magical Friends episode "True Switcheroo" has True and Bartleby switching bodies thanks to a magic crystal.
  • In the Vampirina episode "Vampire Weekend", a moon pendant causes Vee and Poppy to switch bodies, with the former becoming a human and the latter a vampire. They enjoy it at first, but then want to change back when it's discovered that a full moon makes the effect permanent.
  • In the Wunschpunsch episode "Mayor For A Day", the spell of the week made Bubonic and the mayor switch bodies, so that Bubonic (as the mayor) could halt the production of a theme park that was to be built in the wizards' backyard. It was supposed to be temporary, but both Bubonic and the Mayor soon discovered the advantages of their new bodies (Bubonic now having total control over the city, and the mayor now being a wizard) and wanted to stay each other permanently. And unfortunately, the spell also made Maurizio and Jacob switch bodies.
  • An episode of Yogi's Treasure Hunt involves a machine used by Dick Dastardly to accomplish this. As a result, Yogi switches with Boo Boo, both Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy, and Snooper and Blabber switch with each other, along with Snagglepuss and Ranger Smith, and Quick Draw McGraw and Huckleberry Hound. Eventually, Dick Dastardly and Muttley end up switching places as well. And then at the end, Muttley swaps with GODZILLA!
  • Zig & Sharko: In "Me, Myself and I", after a mishap with an electric eel, Zig and Sharko exchange minds. Zig-in-Sharko naturally tries to take advantage of it to eat Marina, while Sharko-in-Zig attempts to stop him. Being now the physical underdog, he quickly opts for aiming at reverting the switch with the electric eel; several more mind exchanges happen before the eel is too drained to keep it on (at which point they're back in their respective bodies).


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