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"Once Upon a Swap" is the eighth episode of the Disney Channel animated series, The Owl House. It premiered on March 6, 2020.


A simple disagreement leads to a complex situation when Eda, King and Luz triple-down on a wager.


While selling human treasures in the market, Luz, Eda, and King get into some disagreements over each others hardships. Luz wishes she could be like Eda and magic her problems away, King wants to be like Luz because of teenagers' domineering lifestyle and Eda thinks that King has an easy life by being adorable. So they resolve to spend the day body swapped with the loser having to clean Hooty, who is notoriously filthy. Luz switches with Eda, King switches with Luz, and Eda switches with King.

Eda's Catastrophe

Eda wonders around town, enjoying all the affection she is getting from passers by. She bumps into two elderly ladies named Roselle and Dottie who take her to their cat café. Things take a toll for the worse when Eda finds herself trapped in the café. Roselle and Dottie refuse to let her leave and even dress her in a bee costume. Small and helpless, Eda comes to the realization that being adorable is not so easy and enjoyable as she expected.

King's Brush With Death

King confronts Boscha and convinces her friends to run amok all over town. Afterwards, Boscha challenges King to a race around Dead Man's Curve on giant rat worms. King accepts, but soon regrets it. The race ends with King destroying their hangout. Boscha and her friends chase after King, who has come to realize he cannot handle the complexities of teenage life. It gets worse when Boscha and her friends chase after him after destroying their shack. He hides in the same cat café where Eda is being held, and gets caught by Roselle and Dottie.

Luz's Deals in Heels

Luz, struggling to walk in heels and controlling Eda's magic, uses her newfound abilities to attract more customers to the stand, making a fortune. However, she also attracts the attention of the Emperor's guards who arrest her and take her to the station. Luz is taken to the interrogation room where she meets Eda's sister, Lilith. She tries to convince everyone that she is not Eda, but nobody listens. Lilith reads out the charges against her, and offers her a chance of redemption by joining the Emperor's Coven. She almost has her branded until Luz accidentally casts a fire blast spell when she tries to resist. She flees, realising how complicated Eda's life is.

Luz finds Eda and King and helps them escape from the cat café. They soon find themselves surrounded by Lilith and the law, Roselle and Dottie, and Boscha's gang. All three of them have come to an understanding that neither of their lives are easy and switch back to their original bodies. Eda also swaps of all their pursuers, allowing them to escape in the chaos. They return home, having learned their lesson, but Luz ends up with cleaning duty.


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  • This is the first episode to have a 2020 copyright date in the credits. All episodes that aired before it, as well as five others that aired after, were produced in 2019 according to the credits. However, the actual first episode produced in 2020 was "The First Day".
    • This is the first episode where the airing number doesn't match with the production number. This episode aired is the eighth in airing order, but its production code is 115 which means that it was the fifteenth episode produced.
  • It is revealed that Eda originally wanted to join the Emperor's Coven.
  • Freaky Fraturday is a parody of Freaky Friday and its 1976, 1995, 2003, and 2018 adaptions.
  • According to her mug shot Eda is 6'5" tall, though with her hair, she looks 7'5" tall. It should also be noted that she wears high heels, so she might actually be shorter.
  • Students of Hexside are known as Hexsidians.
  • In the Russian release, the episode is re-titled "Risky Exchange".

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Season One: "A Lying Witch and a Warden" • "Witches Before Wizards" • "I Was a Teenage Abomination" • "The Intruder" • "Covention" • "Hooty's Moving Hassle" • "Lost in Language" • "Once Upon a Swap" • "Something Ventured, Someone Framed" • "Escape of the Palisman" • "Sense and Insensitivity" • "Adventures in the Elements" • "The First Day" • "Really Small Problems" • "Understanding Willow" • "Enchanting Grom Fright" • "Wing It Like Witches" • "Agony of a Witch" • "Young Blood, Old Souls"

Season Two: "Separate Tides" • "Escaping Expulsion" • "Echoes of the Past" • "Keeping Up A-fear-ances" • "Through the Looking Glass Ruins" • "Hunting Palismen" • "Eda's Requiem" • "Knock, Knock, Knockin' on Hooty's Door" • "Eclipse Lake" • "Yesterday's Lie" • "Follies at the Coven Day Parade" • "Elsewhere and Elsewhen" • "Any Sport in a Storm"

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See also
The Owl House Main ThemeWitch's Wool CapeThe Good Witch AzuraCoven SystemSpell CircleHooty and the Parliament Owls AngelicPortalPhilip Wittebane's diary