Enchanted Buddha Statue
- Magical gold statue featured on the situation
One day, a happily married
couple who made a casual wish in front of a
magic Buddha-like statue. The wish? To change
places with each other and see how the other
Waking the next day, Sam Alston (John Schuck),
a gruff sportswriter realized he was inhabiting
his wife's body, while his wife, Penny Alston
(Sharon Gless), a cosmetics industry executive
was inhabited the body of her cigar-smoking
After the initial shock wore off, the Alston's
found themselves living in a strange new world.
Sam had to cope with cosmetics and wearing girly
things; and Penny had to take on the sports
world and all its groin itching jocks.
When not trying to save each others jobs, Sam
and Penny valiantly sought a remedy that would
reverse the spell. But where was the gypsy who
sold Penny the small statue? And would they ever
find their way back to normalcy?
Magical Statue in
1940 film Turnabout
The series is based on the camp black & white
film Turnabout (1940) starring John
Hubbard and Carole Landis as bickering husband
and wife, Tim and Sally Willows.
The original story for the film is based on the
novel by Thorne Smith who also penned the
classic ghost tale "Topper."
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