Cyd: We jumped forward to Ms. Nesbit's test!
Shelby: And we're unprepared!
Cyd and Shelby

A Time to Cheat is the second episode of Season 1 of Best Friends Whenever. It premiered on July 12, 2015 to 2.02 million viewers.


When Cyd and Shelby are having trouble studying for a difficult history test, they decide to jump ahead in time and nab the test questions. Meanwhile, Barry and Naldo find themselves in a hair-raising situation when they try to figure out how to make Barry's invention replicate time travel.

Episode Summary

The episode starts with a recap of the previous episode, A Time to Travel. After the recap is done, we are shown that Barry, Naldo, Cyd, and Shelby are having a conference in the living room about their time-traveling powers. Barry starts a complicated equation, where Shelby and Cyd skip ahead in time to finish it and memorize it. Barry believes they are time travelers, and Naldo welcomes the new people to their time.

Barry warns Cyd and Shelby that if people find out about their time-traveling powers, they'll be taken to labs and be experimented on. Shelby thinks that this is the future lab they saw. Cyd and Shelby promise never to go back their again, but ironically time travel to the lab right after she says this. And in this version of the lab, we hear footsteps, as if someone is coming. They time travel back and everyone except Barry is screaming. He asks Cyd and Shelby why they are screaming, and they answer that they just went back. Barry asks Naldo why he is screaming, and he holds up an empty chip bag.

The Marcus brothers, Chet and Bret, appear asking if someone said "Magic". Cyd says no, and the brothers introduce themselves. Bret says a duck is in his tender parts, feathers fly out, and the intro song starts.

Back in their room, Cyd asks Shelby what she is doing, and she says that she is giving Diesel a little dazzle. Cyd tells Shelby she is unsure, but Shelby puts glasses on the dog. Then, Shelby presents their shareable binder just in time for their history test. Shelby starts over-exaggerating the importance of the history test. They time travel to the test and try not to. Shelby continues over-exaggerating the test.

Barry is shown to be recording a tape for future generations, saying that if they are watching this, that Barry had cracked time travel. Naldo pops up and ruins the recording. Barry says that if they can crack time travel, the video will become the most famous video of all time. Naldo pulls a pickle from under his hat and asks how it got there. Barry then says that Cyd and Shelby have reached the greatest scientific milestone of all time and that they should take all the credit for it. They then use the time ray on themselves while hugging, and Barry says it didn't work.

Shelby and Cyd are studying, and Shelby asks how they will get it all. She questions how they will study, and Cyd time travels into the future to grab an empty test sheet. They call it a "study guide" and use it to 'study' for Ms. Nesbit's hard test.


Main Cast

Recurring Cast

Minor Cast

Memorable Quotes

Cyd: See this is why you're my girl! You love making stuff, and I love getting stuff!
Cyd: Did you use my brush?
Shelby: Well I certainly didn't yank it out of you're head while you were sleeping like a hair plucking nut job.
Shelby: Come on, Cyd we have to go to college together, marry best friends, have kids, our kids can marry each other and we can be grandmas together!
Cyd: Is this all about being grandmas together?
Cyd: We are here cause we hugged each other!
Ms. Nesbit: That is a weird thing to say...
Naldo: Bring it in bro!
Naldo: This is nice!
Barry: Just zap us!
Ms. Nesbit: I heard somebody stole a copy of the test. But I made a new one. AND THIS TEST IS SO HARD, SOME OF THE HISTORY ON IT DIDN'T EVEN HAPPEN!


International Premieres

  • October 23, 2015 (Australia & New Zealand)
  • November 1, 2015 (Romania)
  • November 22, 2015 (Hungary)
  • December 6, 2015 (Latin America, Brazil, Poland)
  • January 12, 2016 (Spain, Portugal)
  • January 15, 2016 (UK and Ireland)
  • February 24, 2016 (Israel)
  • April 22, 2016 (Italy)
  • July 12, 2016 (Germany)


  • Multiple scenes from this episode were shown in promos for the series.
  • This episode was released early on the Watch Disney Channel app, unlike the premiere episode, A Time to Travel.
  • It is known that when Shelby gets nervous, a massive rash occurs, belching becomes common, and she begins stress-eating as a result.
  • Shelby and Cyd learn more about time traveling.
  • The episode shows a flashback of the previous episode aired.
  • Shelby and Cyd were almost expelled by Ms. Nesbit but didn't due to them traveling back to a time that Ms. Nesbit was a cop.


  • Even though This Episode takes place during the First Episode, Cyd's Toenail color changed from Black to Pink.
  • Cyd was right about using the Test as a Study Guide, It's technically not cheating, It's just studying for what is on the test.
  • No school would expel Students for cheating on a test. So It makes no sense why Ms. Nesbit would go to the Principal Office to get Cyd and Shelby expelled. It's probably because she is the worst teacher ever.


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Video Gallery

Best Friends Whenever Rules of Time Travel

Best Friends Whenever Rules of Time Travel

Best Friends Whenever - A Time To Cheat Promo

Best Friends Whenever - A Time To Cheat Promo

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