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    Identical Twins Are Sharing Their Wildest "We Switched Places" Stories, And They're So Diabolical

    "The entire engagement fell apart because months later, he had a crush on the brother."

    Recently, we asked the twins and lookalike siblings of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us their best switching places stories. Here are some of their responses!

    Note: Some submissions are from this and this Reddit thread because they're too good to ignore.

    1. This girl's boyfriend got a little confused:

    young Obi Wan Kenobi looking confused
    Lucasfilm

    "Okay, so I'm a girl and my twin is a guy, and we look very similar except he looks like a boy version of me. We never actually switched places or anything, but the first time my boyfriend came to my house, my brother answered the door. The poor guy was so confused at how I'd grown a good five inches and why I cut my hair so short."

    zaaaaaaaaaabby

    2. These twins pretended they'd discovered time travel:

    Hermione and Harry using the time turner in Harry Potter
    Warner Bros. Pictures

    "My identical twin brother had a homework assignment...to become an 'expert' on a subject you are not familiar/experienced with over the weekend and present what you know to the class on Monday...He stands in front of the class and tells everyone that over the weekend he became an expert on TIME TRAVEL. He goes on to tell the class that he has come up with a theory and invention that will make time travel possible. He says, 'Allow me to explain with this diagram...' and turns to the chalk board. That's my cue. I burst into the room. 'STOP THE PRESENTATION! STOP THE PRESENTATION!' The class is silent, confused, and somewhat alarmed. 'What? Why? Who are you?' my 'surprised' brother asks. 'It's me! You! I'm YOU from the future! Your invention works! It really works! But you have to go home immediately and turn off the gas to your stove! I'll explain more later, but hurry you don't have much time!' I exclaim and I run out of the room....He got an A."

    u/hyperkit

    3. This twin decided to play a little trick on a nurse:

    surprised nurse on Grey's Anatomy
    ABC

    "My identical twin sister had a stroke with paralysis (not her face) when we were 31. I went to visit her in rehab, and when she was in the bathroom, the doctor came in and saw me sitting in a chair. When I saw his double take I said, 'I'm feeling much better!' and asked if I could go home. (We're in our fifties now and my sister is doing ok.)"

    lisabweiser

    4. This poor kitty was in for a shock:

    ABC

    "[My twin] has one cat, Moby, who is the shyest. But I was hanging out at her house all day on the couch, and he managed to come out of hiding and socialize a bit...We're watching this movie, and Moby jumps up on the couch and snuggles in on my blanketed legs, and dozes off. The movie ends and I say something funny, and my sister laughs. Moby hears her laugh and looks in her direction, sees her sitting on the loveseat, and does a CLASSIC double take. You can just see his cat thought balloon say, WAIT!!! IF SHE'S OVER THERE...WHOSE LEGS AM I SITTING ON?!?!!' He jumped up super fast and stared directly into my face with this horrified, confused cat expression...He ran off and hid under the dryer, all traumatized by his accidental snuggling with the wrong twin. He still runs off when he hears me."

    u/idiosyncrassy

    5. These twins made the best of their twinhood when it came to trying on clothes:

    Monica, Rachel, and Phoebe wearing wedding dresses on friends
    NBC

    "We switched places...when I tried on wedding dresses I had my sister try them too so I could see what I would look like from all sides."

    bri87124

    6. This teacher basically proved himself the coolest teacher of all time:

    Morgan Freeman saying "you sneaky thing you"
    CBS

    "Mr. F. was one of my favorite teachers that year — nice, funny, and made geography fun. However, some days he just seemed off his game. He would kind of keep quiet and give us busy work to complete, while he would sit at his desk and read. No big deal, everyone has good days and bad days. On one of these off days, Mr. F. wrote our assignment for the day on the board...written in almost illegible cursive. One of the more observant students asked why he wrote it like that when he usually writes in neat, all capital letters...someone remembered Mr. F. telling us he had an identical twin brother, and the class went nuts. We kept hounding him the entire class asking if he was really our teacher, and all he would say is 'I AM Mr. F.!'...I learned a few years later that his twin brother actually was a certified substitute teacher for the county (thus confirming our suspicions). To this day, I still don't know how many times the imposter was teaching my class."

    u/FakeQuotes

    7. And this teacher was equally hilarious:

    Paramount Pictures

    "My freshman Spanish teacher had a disease which made it impossible for him to walk. Consequently, he used an electronic cart to get around. Little did the class know that he had a twin brother. Sr. Imposter stood up out of his cart nonchalantly to hand out the grades of the previous quiz, only to sit back down as if nothing happened. The class was dumbfounded."

    u/roundstop

    8. This teacher got her revenge:

    Fish Mooney on Gotham saying "tsk tsk"
    Fox

    "In eighth grade, me and my twin sister both had social studies at the same time but with different teachers. One day we switched classes. Her teacher finally figured it out as all of our friends kept laughing because they knew, but my teacher never did. My sister's teacher thought it was funny, and made me stay the entire class, which included taking a quiz. Problem was that her class was a chapter ahead of mine so I failed it, and she made it count!"

    simoneliseb

    9. And these twins made the best of their twinhood when it came to tests:

    ABC

    "My twin and I would switch classes in high school all the time when there were exams on subjects that the other was better at, especially if the twin had already taken the exam in the period prior. My brother would take all my science exams and I took all of his history or english exams. We planned ahead and switched clothes in the restroom. Did this for three years and never got caught once."

    willygene4a84e2d1c

    10. However, these twins did the same thing and got caught two years later:

    NBC

    "I wound up getting him a B and no one was the wiser. However, our story continues on two years later. I needed one more elective to graduate, and I figured I'd take the Psych class that held the funny memory. The semester was going fine until one day I get an email from Mr. J — a very angry email, asking me to meet with him before class starts. As it turns out, the world could not be any smaller. Mr. J's mother (we'll say Mrs. M) lived in an apartment complex designed for the elderly. In this same complex resided my Grandma, who raised my brother and I. The two of them happened to become best friends. Mrs. M invited over her son, Mr. J, to have lunch with my grandma and herself. It was there that the topic of twins was brought up and my grandma told a wonderful tale of how her twin grandsons pulled this heist off in a psychology class, all the while not knowing how it was his psych class. Oh, he had some questions for me."

    Twin__A

    11. This Reddit story was absolutely wild:

    Pop!TV

    "I'll never forget the Reddit story about the brother and sister that looked so much alike that the sister's fiancé met the brother, wondered if he was gay, and the entire engagement fell apart because months later, he had a crush on the brother."

    paigedagnew

    12. This poor sibling got blamed for her sister's shenanigans:

    Adam saying "whoopsies" on Workaholics
    Comedy Central

    "On a trip to Cuba, my sister and I had the exact same haircut and bangs...we kept being stopped every few hours by other tourists asking us if we were twins, despite having eight years between us. Well, on my second night there, I got SUPER wasted (I was 18 and newly legal in Canada) and was NOT able to control my liquor...[I] ended up being sick in front of EVERYONE...Being super hungover and destroyed the next morning, I skipped breakfast and was trying to recover. Turns out, everyone thought the drunk girl was my SISTER and kept asking her at the breakfast buffet how she was and if she was okay. She tried to tell them that it was her sister...nobody believed her and thought she was trying to save face."

    tasnia

    13. These twins played a hilarious prank:

    Michael getting shocked on The Office
    NBC

    "The only big switch we ever did was in the yearbook. We took senior portraits as the other twin and had our combined quote be 'People always ask us if we switch places to mess with people...' '...Well the answer’s yes.”

    u/MacNCheeseEnthusiast

    14. As did these twins:

    Wichita and Columbus asking "what is going on here?" in Zombieland Double Tap
    Sony Pictures Releasing

    "One time when I was working as a camp counselor [my brother] dropped me off at work before a big staff meeting and I gave him my staff shirt while I hid out in another building...No one seemed to notice. Five to ten minutes after the meeting started, I confidently walked in and said, 'Hey guys, sorry I’m late, I couldn’t find my shir...YOU!' I pointed at my twin and chased him out of the room. We traded shirts back and I returned to the room with all of my coworkers laughing and applauding."

    u/TheGingernational

    15. And this poor girl was on the receiving end of yet another hilarious prank:

    Shaq laughing
    TNT

    "My friend has a twin, and one time at a bar we frequented that had two levels, a girl pointed out that she had seen a dude who looked just like my buddy down in the basement bar. My buddy immediately starts speaking English with a German accent and asks her to take her to him (his brother). He whips out his phone and texts his brother on the way to quickly explain. Poor girl spent the rest of the night telling everyone in the bar that she had helped long lost twins find each other."

    Anonymous

    16. These twins switched to prove a point:

    Buena Vista Pictures Distribution

    "My sister had to write a 20 minute speech...We brainstormed and the thing that always bugged her the most during our schooling was how...most people would call us Twin 1 and Twin 2 or by our last name. By senior year of high school, we were really irritated at some people who didn't make the effort in getting to know our names.

    Eventually the day came and I...switched clothes with my sister and entered her classroom as inconspicuously as possible...When it was my turn, I gave the cue to my sis that we were starting (she was right outside the door)...I went up to the podium and I introduced myself as my sis and I began the speech called 'Living in Plurality'...After about 8 minutes, I paused, I put down my cue cards, and looked at the class. I sighed and told them I have been lying this whole time..I told them I was sharing the experiences of a whole different person. (They looked so confused.) That's when my sister walks in and I admit to the class that I am actually not my sis. That's when everyone crapped their pants of awe and embarrassment. My sis finished the speech and everyone in the class was really affected by it."

    u/agirlwholikesbiology

    17. This twin allowed a man to think she was her sister that he was friends with, then told him the truth and later ended up married to him:

    Darcy saying "aww" on Wandavision
    Disney+

    "I met my husband because I was mistaken for my identical twin. I had been pining away for this guy. Both my mother and my sister had met him and kept joking about how they had found 'the one' for me. My sister, being a super cool heartbreaker of a lesbian, befriended him at our favorite coffee shop. They had collaborated at crosswords a few times and one day, he walked in while I was reading by myself. He came over and started chatting with me. Most jaw-droppingly handsome man I had ever met, and he was talking to me like we were the best of friends. I realized he thought I was my twin and played along. About half an hour later, he realized he'd been had. Still, it worked!"

    u/libertineid

    18. This foster parent dealt with very mischievous twins:

    Loki smiling
    Marvel

    "I had identical twin foster kids recently...I scheduled dental exams and cleanings for them and one REALLY did NOT want to go but her sister was ambivalent to going. They had separate appointments the same day a few hours apart. When it was time for the second one to have hers done and leave the home, they had apparently switched clothes so it seemed like the twin who just had her teeth cleaned was the twin who didn’t have her teeth cleaned."

    sexyfart

    19. And finally, these Irish twins decided to make their funeral an affair to remember:

    Spongebob crying over an awake Mr. Krabs in a coffin
    Nickelodoen

    "My great grandfather had an identical twin brother. They lived in NYC and made a pact with each other for when one of them passed away. Now, my family is mostly Irish so our funerals have always been quite the party. When the first twin passed away they had an open casket at the wake for him. Now, here was the catch. Before anyone got there, the other twin and some of their closest friends switched out the bodies and took the dead brother next door to the conveniently close Irish pub and drank with him propped up as the other brother filled in for most of the wake. I never heard the whole story or how they switched back but I'm sure with a couple breaths and small movements here and there, some people were pretty freaked out."

    u/dennyl05

    Note: Submissions have been edited for length/clarity.

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