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"Papa Johnny"
Season 4, Episode 5a
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United States Airdate: November 25, 2009
Canada Airdate: October 8, 2009
Title Reference: Papa John's
Invention(s) Featured: Unnamed Brain Switcher Device
Episode Guide
"No Homework for Johnny"
"The Johnnyminster Dog Show"

Papa Johnny is the first part of 44th episode and the 87th episode over all.


Susan and Mary switch Johnny and Hugh's brains after the two make a bet that involves taking on each other's lives.


After constantly arguing about who has a harder life, Johnny and Hugh switch brains with a device Susan and Mary built and bet each other they couldn't last a day. Johnny starts to regret it a little when Lila (who has no clue about the switch) gives him a huge list of chores. Meanwhile Bumper makes "Johnny" into a ball and throws him around the bus in a game which is referred to as Johnny Ball. Also Hugh (being Johnny) is stuffed in a locker at school, but he is still convinced it is better than cleaning toilets. However he suddenly get into detention for being tardy and without homework. After failing the spelling test Bumper plays more Johnny Ball. While the real Johnny tries to fix a light bulb he falls off a ladder and nearly blowing up the house trying to make cupcakes. Hugh gets so mad at Bumper he give a huge blow out to him which make Bumper madder than ever. In the end Johnny and Hugh both admit their lives are tough and apologize. Then they work together to get rid of Bumper. Suddenly furious, Lila comes and find out about the switch demanding the twins to switch them back. Then when Susan and Lila are arguing who has a harder life , Mary switches there brains and bet each other they couldn't last a day or hour. The show ends with Johnny, Mary, Hugh, and Dukey watching Susan in Lila's body making the bake sale cupcakes and Lila in Susan's body running away from Bling Bling Boy.

Running Gags

  • Students playing Johnny Ball.
  • Johnny in Hugh's body blowing up the cupcakes.
  • Adults screaming very loudly.


  • Dukey breaks the fourth wall after Hugh slips and flies out of Johnny's room, he comments, "It's like this everyday in this house!"
  • This is one of the few episodes where the name of the invention isn't revealed.
  • After the apologizes, Dukey disappears for the rest of the episode.
  • This episode is a parody of Freaky Friday.
  • Error: Lila asks why Johnny cut school, even though Johnny didn't. Bumper chased him out.



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