The Freaky Friday Flip: It’s a thing.  For a while, there was a movie every year featuring two characters swapping lives and bodies and learning important lessons that deepen their understanding of one another.  It is a fascinating thought to imagine BEING someone else, inhabiting their life, having people respond to you as another being.  Heck, if we’re honest, it might be fun to swap lives with somebody utterly terrible, like How I Met Your Mother’s Barney Stinson, especially if it meant not having to deal with the consequences of his lifestyle.  Of course, my better instincts would probably take over, just my cowardly ones would probably be an issue if I were, say, James Bond or Superman, leading to today’s Judge-Reinhold-vehicle query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) wouldn’t mind a turn in Doctor Strange’s magical slippers, as long as I could ditch before the big apocalyptic magick-fest, asking: What fictional character would you choose for a Freaky Friday Flip, knowing that you could resume your own life whenever you wanted?


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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.


  1. Daniel Langsdale on

    Who would I trust to live in MY life while I was living in theirs? If you swap with someone terrible, then someone terrible is using your face to interact with your family.

    So, I’ll say Leroy “Encyclopedia” Brown. All the fun and adventure of puzzle-solving mysteries, but none of that people-trying-to-kill-you that comes with being an adult detective.

  2. Jarmo Seppänen on

    Hmm, it would have to be someone who could handle my side of things well and preferably solve my problems while I mess around in their shoes, lol. Mr Spock!

  3. It would have to be a cat. Just any cat, thank you. I seriously doubt that they could mess up my life in a day, and it would probably be adorable. I simply want to know how they feel playing with almost dead things. I feel like I could never enjoy that.

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