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"Doug: The Big Switch" is the 13th episode of Doug in the Disney era. It first aired on November 30, 1996, on ABC.


Doug is watching Dr. Cop, but is called by mom Theda and runs into dad Phil. By the time Doug returns, his sister Judy munches on popcorn and watches the Shakespeare on Ice show. Doug and Judy wrestle for the remote on the floor, but Phil wins. In the scene of the drawing, Porkchop takes over, and when Doug returns, he confronts him. In the switch for a day, Doug switches places with Patti, Skeeter switches places with Beebe, and Chalky switches places with Roger. At Skeeter's house, Beebe tries to babysit Dale, and Skeeter orders a banana sandwich at Beebe's house, but picks up two forks. At Doug's house, Patti watches Theda clean the house, and at Patti's house, Doug is homeschooled by Patti's dad. Finally, Doug sneaks past Mr. Mayonnaise and bolts for home, but runs into Patti.


  • When Roger imagines his life with Chalky's family, it appears as a dream sequence based on the television show Leave it to Beaver, complete with a laugh track.
  • Moral: The grass isn't always greener on the other side of the fence.