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Our Bodies, Our Elves is the fifth episode of season 1, Part 2 of the Disenchantment series. It is the fifteenth episode overall. It premiered on September 20, 2019.


With a health crisis in Elf Alley, Bean and Elfo make a dangerous journey to find an ancient cure while Luci scams sick elves at his new clinic.


It's Wash Day in Dreamland, and everyone with the exception of the elves is washing set of clothing they have, much to Elfo's chagrin, who dislikes being naked unlike the others who don't mind being nudists regarding this. Everyone starts dropping the dirty water into the street, and all of it flows into the Elf quarter. The elves think it is a gift and begin to play and drink with the water - only to get ill soon enough.

A quarantine is immediately established for the elves, one which Bean, Elfo and Luci immediately ignore to see what's going on. During a council meeting, one elf states the only cure may be the Legendberry, and Pops mentions he saw a Legendberry tree once when he visited the Ogres. A wandering adventurer, "Handsome" Wade Brody Jr., offers his services in retrieving the berries for ten thousand gold pieces, which shows to Luci how rich the Elves are thanks to their candy business.

When Pops becomes ill, he tells Elfo that his mother is dead, and Elfo decides to join the expedition along with Bean, while Luci chooses to stay behind to help the sick elves.

During the river travel to the Ogre homeland, Wade regales Elfo and Bean with stories of his adventures, but that night, with both humans asleep, Elfo sneaks into Wade's cabin and finds a children's book that has the same stories Wade has been telling them: as it turns out, Wade is an used boat salesman who thought it would be an easy adventure. The boat is attacked by living vines that trap Bean, but Elfo manages to liberate her while Wade runs away, and the two go into the rapids.

Meanwhile, Luci tricks the sick Elves to come into his hospital by making them sign their wills to him, and giving them pills that he has them wash down with more dirty water.

The next day, Bean and Elfo manage to reach the Ogre's main city. Bean tries to use fire to scare the Ogres away (unaware that Wade was a fraud and his stories total bunk), and the Ogres easily capture her - and she sees Wade's head stuck on the top of a spear. Elfo sneaks during the night, making good use of his small size, and ends up finding the Legendberry tree, but he is then captured. After a brief scuffle with the ogre he accidentally stabbed in the eye on his first day out of Elfwood, the Ogre King and Queen decide to have him and Bean prepared for lunch for the next day.

When he is brought to the dungeons, though, Elfo manages to escape, and tricks the Ogres into killing each other by jumping around between them, letting Bean escape. The two go to the tree, where they find the Ogre Queen - but, much to their surprise, the Queen allows them to take as many Legendberries as they need before leading them to a secret escape route. As she closes the door, the Queen hears Bean call Elfo, and she seems to be shocked.

Bean and Elfo arrive just as Pops seemingly dies, even after he gets Legendberry juice down his throat. While Bean and Luci heal everyone, Elfo mentions a few unkind things he dislikes about his father before pointing out he was the best father he could ever have - only for Pops to revive and mention he's glad he stole Elfo's college fund.



Wade: "Ten thousand gold pieces is my fee. I will take half now, and the other half at the same time."
Luci: "I didn't know elves were so rich!"
Rulo: "This? It doesn't even have chocolate in it!"

Bean: "Are you coming, Luci?"
Luci: "No, I think someone needs to look after these poor, poor, rich elves."

Elf: "What's a "last will and testament?""
Luci: "Just sign here that I'm your mother, and here that I'm your brother. And you can go in!"

Wade: "Danger is merely a hobby, adventure is a passion, but my real talent is relentless self-promotion."
Bean: "So you're boasting about your bragging? Cool."

Junior: "It's him, Ma! He be the one me eye be me who he be!"
Ogre Queen: "Knock it off, Junior! You can play with his skull later!"

Bean: "Don't step on the rats, Elfo."
Ogre Queen: "Elfo?"

Cultural References[]

  • Wayne Brody Jr. parodies both Quint and Martin Brody from Jaws : his introduction is the same as Quint's and he shares his surname with Martin Brody.
  • Bean fending off the ogres with a lit torch, as it was believed that ogres fear fire, with one of them, in an ironic twist, putting it out with its bare hand, is particularly similar to that of the beginning of Shrek where an ogre hunter does the same action to the titular character who also put it out with his hand.


Trivia (SPOILERS)[]

  • The Ogre Queen, Grogda, is Elfo's mother. People had already speculated this, but it was proven in Part 4.


ve List of episodes
Season 1
Part One 01.A Princess, an Elf, and a Demon Walk Into a Bar • 02.For Whom the Pig Oinks • 03.The Princess of Darkness • 04.Castle Party Massacre • 05.Faster, Princess! Kill! Kill! • 06.Swamp And Circumstance • 07.Love's Tender Rampage • 08.The Limits of Immortality • 09.To Thine Own Elf Be True • 10.Dreamland Falls
Part Two 11.The Disenchantress • 12.Stairway to Hell • 13.The Very Thing • 14.The Lonely Heart is a Hunter • 15.Our Bodies, Our Elves • 16.The Dreamland Job • 17.Love's Slimy Embrace • 18.In Her Own Write • 19.The Electric Princess • 20.Tiabeanie Falls
Season 2
Part Three 21.Subterranean Homesick Blues • 22.You're the Bean • 23.Beanie Get Your Gun • 24.Steamland Confidential • 25.Freak Out! • 26.Last Splash • 27.Bad Moon Rising • 28.Hey, Pig Spender • 29.The Madness of King Zøg • 30.Bean Falls Down
Part Four 31.Love is Hell • 32.The Good, The Bad, and the Bum-Bum • 33.The Cabinet of Dr. Chazzzzz • 34.Goon Baby Goon • 35.The Pitter-Patter of Little Feet • 36.What to Expect When You're Expecting Parasites • 37.The Unbearable Lightning of Bean • 38.Spy Vs. Spy Vs. Spy • 39.The Goo-Bye Girl • 40.Bean Falls Apart
Season 3
Part Five 41.Heads or Tails • 42.Fish Out of Water • 43.Electric Ladyland • 44.I Hear Your Noggin, But You Can't Come In • 45.Who Shot Elfo? • 46.The Stience of Homemade Lightning • 47.Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment • 48.The Battle of Falling Water • 49.Darkness Falls • 50.Goodbye Bean