Do you remember the names of these zany body-swap movies?

You might want to borrow the brain of a movie trivia expert.

What was it with body-swapping comedies in the Eighties? It seemed as if Hollywood cranked out a body-swap movie every summer. Parents swapping bodies with their children. Old people swapping bodies with young people. It's comedy gold.

Of course, the plot device was just restricted to the 1980s. Nor did it only appear in movies. 

Let's see if you can remember the titles of these body-swap stories!
  1. In 1976, Jodie Foster and Barbara Harris swapped bodies in…?
    Image: The Everett Collection
  2. In 1984, Lily Tomlin entered the body of Steve Martin for the comedy…?
    Image: Universal Pictures
  3. George Burns got into the act for the 1988 comedy…?
    Image: The Everett Collection
  4. Dudley Moore and Kirk Cameron drank a potion called "Brain-Transference Serum" in the 1987 movie…?
    Image: Tri-Star Pictures
  5. The two Coreys (Haim and Feldman, naturally) starred in a body-swap teen comedy called…?
    Image: Vestron Pictures
  6. It didn't stop after the '80s! In 1992, Alex Baldwin saw his fiancé (Meg Ryan) swap bodies with an old man in the romance…?
    Image: 20th Century Fox
  7. Fred Savage and Judge Reinhold swapped bodies after touching a strange skull artifact in…?
    Image: The Everett Collection
  8. There have been body-swap plots on TV, too! The castaways all switched bodies in an episode of Gilligan's Island called…?
  9. In the final episode of Star Trek: The Original Series, Kirk swapped bodies with a woman. What was the title of this series finale?
  10. Finally, in 1979, NBC briefly aired a sitcom about husband and wife swapping bodies. What was it called?
    Image: The Everett Collection

Do you remember the names of these zany body-swap movies?

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jamiahsh 31 months ago
AleX Baldwin? Isn’t he more commonly referred to as AleC?
Terrence 36 months ago
Good guesses...................................8/10
Dawn 36 months ago
The best ones are Freaky Friday, Vice Versa & All of me.
scp 37 months ago
9 out of 10. I remembered the last series, but not its name. There was a magic idol, I believe, and I remember some gag about patting one's lips with a napkin rather than wiping them. Weird what one recalls.
KellyM 37 months ago
?? Wouldn't "My Mother the Car" kind of fit in this category??? Well, half way.
cperrynaples KellyM 37 months ago
Well, a car DOES have a body, ergo MMTC is a body-switch show!
KellyM 37 months ago
?? Wouldn't "My Mother the Car" kind of fit in this category??? Well, half way.
Tresix 37 months ago
9/10. Figures I'd blow the "Star Trek" question.
cperrynaples Tresix 37 months ago
Well, Kirk switched bodies more than once, and "Spock's Brain" does qualify as a body switch!
Jeffrey 37 months ago
You got 3 out of 10 --------------- Alas, you may not go back and swap answers. There were so many of these, it's hard to keep them straight!
Barry22 37 months ago
9/10, and had to guess on some of them. missed the last one, never heard of it.
MrsPhilHarris 37 months ago
9/10 Not bad for a lot of guesses.
DIGGER1 37 months ago
I looked up on IMDb for the last question, because I never heard of the short-lived '79 T.V. series "Turnabout", with Sharon Gless and John Schuck. It was probably not a very good show, because it only had seven episodes, and that's precisely why I've never heard of it. And there's probably lots of other T.V. shows that were made in 1979 that I've also not heard, and they were probably just as bad, so I won't give them any more thought either.
daDoctah DIGGER1 37 months ago
I remember it well. It was an updated version of the film of the same name, which in turn was based on a novel by Thorne Smith (who also wrote "Topper" and its sequel). I can still remember at least one good gag where Gless (with Schuck's mind in her body) has to try and do his wife's job as a cosmetics-company executive, which she explains as "coming up every year with six new words for 'red'").
jeopardyhead daDoctah 31 months ago
As far as I know, the 1940 Hal Roach movie Turnabout was the granddaddy of body-switch movies.
Dicazi 37 months ago
9/10.
I didn't realize there had been so many.
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