Hoopin' with my grandma!
—Shelby to Cyd

Jump to the '50's is the fourteenth episode of Season 1 of Best Friends Whenever. It premiered on March 20, 2016. This episode scored 1.6 million viewers.


When Shelby’s adventurous Grandma Rita comes to visit, the girls learn time travelers were responsible for setting up Shelby’s grandparents and they jump to the 1950s to investigate.


Main cast

Recurring cast

Guest cast

  • Anna Grace Barlow as Young Rita
  • Garrett Westton as Paul Bartow
  • LibertyTownsley as Kristi
  • Casey Campbell as Vesper

Special guest star

Absent cast


  • The working title of this episode was "The Grandmother Paradox."
  • This is the fifth episode where the girls go back into a different decade and the third episode where they travel outside their lifetimes.
  • Marion Ross the star from the 1950s based show hit sitcom Happy Days, guest stars in this episode.
  • Barry has a sister named Brittany, she's only mentioned. Naldo kissed her.
  • 1958 is the farthest back Shelby and Cyd have time traveled to.

International Premieres

  • April 30, 2016 (Latin America, Brazil)
  • May 13, 2016 (Spain, Portugal)


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"Jump to the 50s" Sneak Peek - Best Friends Whenever

"Jump to the 50s" Sneak Peek - Best Friends Whenever

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