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Trading Faces
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The Title-card for "Trading Faces."

Episode 7b
Season 1
Airdate October 14, 2002
Invention MindPhone
Previous See Jimmy Run
Next Hall Monster

"Trading Faces" is the second segment of the seventh episode of season 1.


Publicly humiliated by Cindy yet again, Jimmy comes up with an invention that will allow him to read her mind. But thanks to an unexpected power-surge, Jimmy's mind ends up in Cindy's body and vice-versa!


Jimmy is demonstrating a new invention to Carl and Sheen which the invention transforms your thoughts into music. Cindy plays a joke on Jimmy by playing yodeling music on her hidden boom-box inside her desk, which makes the students in class to laugh. That night, Jimmy is vowing to find out Cindy's next prank on him. Carl asks Jimmy to help him with his homework book Triangles are your Friends. Jimmy suddenly gets a brainstorm where he changes his invention into a machine that reads your thoughts and plays them out loud. He then calls Cindy about her plans and the conservation is interrupted when the lightning strikes into the power lines, causing Jimmy and Cindy to get electric shocks and switch bodies. Both Jimmy and Cindy recover, until then realize their bodies have been switched and scream in horror. 

The next day, Jimmy tries get into his lab but VOX rejects and places him in a trash can as Cindy arrives and berates Jimmy, before getting into an argument. Some times later at school, Jimmy and Cindy try their best to make each other look bad. During at class, Libby asks Cindy (unaware that she's Jimmy) about her prank she planned on which she complies, until Cindy's prank is revealed to be a paint bomb inside Jimmy's desk, which Cindy herself becomes the victim of it. Cindy and Jimmy play jokes at each other (which are Cindy picking his nose, Jimmy making fart sounds with her armpit), causing the students in class to laugh in amusement. As Nick arrives and ask about the concert ticket which Jimmy as Cindy rejects him, much to the girl's shock. Cindy tries to tell Nick that she didn't even mean that, Nick becomes confused while Jimmy making kissing lip mockingly not before it stopped as Ms. Fowl arrives and have the students to begin their pop quiz. After the pop quiz, Jimmy and Cindy both getting F's and 15,000 detentions. Their wars begin to escalate (like, Cindy dresses himself in pink dress, Jimmy makes a speech, Cindy denigrates to his parents & Jimmy donates her clothes to the salvation army). Finally, Jimmy finds a way to cure them by dumping their brains into a pod and making Sheen, Carl, and Libby sort out their memories into their correct heads. After their minds are put back into the correct bodies, Cindy tells Jimmy that one of them had imagined them walking on a country lane together, holding hands and kissing. Jimmy remembers that, but says that he didn't imagine it. Cindy argues that she didn't imagine it either.


  • (Jimmy as Cindy goes to the lab. Jimmy as Cindy then picks a tiny bit of Cindy's hair, and VOX scans it, setting off the security alarm)
  • VOX: REJECTED! Girl hair! Girl hair! Girl hair!
  • Jimmy as Cindy: VOX, It's me! Let me in!
  • (VOX gets mechanical arms, then a trash can appears. The arms open the trash can and they drop Jimmy as Cindy in, then closes the trash can)
  • Cindy as Jimmy: If you get garbage in my hair, I'll never forgive you!
  • Cindy as Jimmy: Oh, so it's war is it? Fine! (turns to the class) Look at me, everybody! I, Jimmy Neutron, and blow faced crossed sized nose picker! (Cindy picks her nose)
  • Jimmy as Cindy: Oh yeah? Listen to this! (puts hand on armpit)
  • Cindy as Jimmy: Don't you dare.
  • Ms. Fowl: Quiet children! Pop quiz!
    Cindy as Jimmy: I hope you enjoyed your straight A's, Neutron, 'cause they're a thing of the past! (begins quiz) The ant is a member of the vegetable family.
    Jimmy as Cindy: (working on quiz) Name the planets...Farkle, Gub Gub.
    (after class)
    Ms. Fowl: I would like an explanation for these two disgraceful papers!
    Cindy as Jimmy: There is a simple explanation Ms. Fowl. I, Jimmy Neutron, am a complete gabble headed dipstick!
    Jimmy as Cindy: But not as big a dipstick as you are, Ms. Fowl! And if I don't get a month's worth of detention for that, you are even dumber than you look!
    Cindy as Jimmy: How many detentions is this worth Ms. Fowl-breath? (Cindy starts kicking stuff from Ms. Fowl's desk.)
  • (Cindy as Jimmy peaks into the room, then jumps in, wearing a pink dress. The entire class laughs, camera zooms in to Jimmy as Cindy)
  • Cindy as Jimmy: (while wearing a dress) It's something I've wanted to do all my life, Ms. Fowl!
  • Jimmy as Cindy: (at recess) Attention! Here's a list of all the boys in school that makes me, Cindy Vortex, feel all fuzzy inside. Abraham "Mudface" Adler.
    (Cindy's clothes are being put into a Salvation Navy truck by the same repair man who appeared in "Normal Boy" and "Birth Of A Salesman". He's an employee of the Salvation Navy.)
  • Mrs. Vortex: Are you sure about this, Cindy?
    Jimmy as Cindy: Yes, Cindy's mother. I'm glad the expensive outfits I was so foolishly proud of will be clothing the needy.
  • Carl: "Extreme dislike of girls who dislike boys who dislike girls who dislike show-offy boys who dislike..."
  • Sheen: TOO CONFUSING! Just throw that one away. And download.


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  • The following are the questions on the Pop Quiz (in chronological order):
    • The ant is a member of which family?
    • What are the names of the planets?
    • What fruits do raisins come from?
    • How many suns orbit the earth?
    • How many eggs are in a dozen?
  • Sasha Vortex is given a French accent starting here.
  • Cindy has a book about Tai Chi on her desk next to her computer.
  • At the end of the episode, when Cindy mentions one of them having daydreamed the two of them together, both of them deny thinking it. However, they cannot retain other things from each other's minds, meaning both of them must have dreamed this at some point. 
  • Carl’s mathbook is “Triangles Are Your Friends”. 
  • Carl, Sheen and Libby deleted either Jimmy or Cindy's spite toward the other, unknowingly starting the arc for Jimmy and Cindy's relationship. (The end does reveal however, that they had both already been romantically interested in the other before this.) 
  • This is the only time in the franchise where it rains. 
  • This is the second time Jimmy embarrasses Cindy in front of Nick, thus this also ends Cindy's crush on Nick, they however do remain friends.
  • Cindy's computer has the old Nick.com logo on it.
  • On Cindy's computer, she is on a website called "Ticketmeister", which is obviously a parody of real life ticket booking website Ticketmaster.
  • The Ticketmeister website has the orange Nickelodeon splat logo it along with the word "Nick" inside of it.
  • The concert Cindy is buying tickets to is for the band "Isle 5".
  • This is the first crush moment with Jimmy and Cindy.
  • The truck that takes Cindy's clothes away has "Salvation Navy" on the side, opposed to Salvation Army.


  • When Cindy is calling Nick she is putting on Puppy Pink nail polish, but when she puts her hand down her nails have nothing on them. After they switch bodies it's on her nails, but the next day her nails have nothing on them again.

The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius Season 1 episodes
When Pants Attack | Normal Boy | Birth of a Salesman | Brobot | The Big Pinch | Granny Baby | Time is Money | Raise the Oozy Scab | I Dream of Jimmy | Jimmy on Ice | Battle of the Band | See Jimmy Run | Trading Faces | The Phantom of Retroland | My Son, the Hamster | Hall Monster | Hypno-Birthday To You | Krunch Time | Substitute Creature | Safety First | Crime Sheen Investigation | Journey to the Center of Carl | Aaughh!! Wilderness!! | Party at Neutron's | Ultra Sheen | Broadcast Blues | Professor Calamitous, I Presume | The Eggpire Strikes Back | Maximum Hugh | Sleepless in Retroville | Make Room for Daddy-O | Beach Party Mummy