"The Big Switch" is the thirteenth episode of Doug.
Doug is watching his favorite show, 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, saying that if they can't get along to watch television like regular adults, then their TV privileges will be taken away for the night, much to Doug and Judy's dismay. 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. In the end, the kids agree they are better off with their own respective lives.
- This is the first episode not to feature Doug's name in the title.