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Swamp and Circumstance is the sixth episode in the Disenchantment series. It premiered on August 17, 2018


Bean tries her hand at diplomacy after King Zøg makes her ambassador to Dankmire, Oona's kingdom and an important ally for Dreamland.


The episode begins with the annual Harvest blessing at Dreamland Castle, where farmers present their harvests for "his majesty's blessing and immediate confiscation." When Zøg finds out that Bean left the even to go drinking, he throws his scepter, which lands in the bar. Bean, Luci, and Elfo play drinking games, and sneak back to the castle late that night.

Zøg confronts Bean about her alcohol problem, at which she complains that she has no role to play in her father's life or the kingdom. Zøg decides to name her ambassador for the upcoming royal trip to Dankmire.

The royal family arrives at Dankmire, where they are greeted by grim Dankmirian locals who, "consider it rude to bow without bowing first." Luci messes with them by repeatedly bowing to get them to return the gesture. They watch a 16-act play performed by children, and Zøg decides to let Bean make the big speech at the banquet that night.

While at the bar, they are greeted by Chazz, who brings Luci and Elfo two shots of Dankmirian schnapps, and Bean soda. Luci spikes her soda with his alcohol, and she shows up to the banquet completely drunk She offends everyone with her drunken actions, hangs upside down, and pukes on he Dankmire master's robe., Angered, the Dankmirian master declares war and orders his guards to lock them up. In the chaos that followed, Oona and her servants escaped, and the rest were forced to flee into the swamp.

While running from the Dankmirians, Zøg and Prince Derek are captured by swamp-dwelling yokels, who decide to cook them and feed them to the Dankmirian swamp monster. Bean, Luci, and Elfo attempt to rescue them, but are knocked unconscious. The Dankmirians tie the five of them to posts to be eaten by the swamp monster raw, but Bean offers them alcohol from her pocket flask. She nearly gets them to let them all go, but Zøg calls them hicks, which angers them. The swamp monster then strikes, eating them, and Bean fights it off. They all walk home, at which point Bean is allowed to attend the harvest festival party, while Prince Derek talks to Zøg about his newfound fear of skillets.




  • Lever Pull - Elfo pulling the lever is a callback to his doing so in order to leave Elfwood on S01E01.
  • This is war! (again) - one of the kids in the play says it; then the King of Dankmire says it at the banquet.
  • Bowing Etiquette - Luci and Elfo bowing in the chase is a callback to their welcome in Dankmire.

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  • Title Explained: the title is a play on "pomp and circumstance" which refers to "impressive formal activities or ceremonies"[1] such as the play and dinner attended by the Royal Family.
  • The King and Queen of Dankmire were present at Bean's wedding. (S01E01)
  • The implication of the burning effigy is that the rural townsfolk of Dreamland are still practicing pagans. The early nature religion (a parody of Christianity) in the pilot also hints at this.
  • There is, however, the possibility that the burning of the effigy would be only one of the few cultural activities in which the population could have a chance to protest against the reign of Zog (a tyrant). But in a secret way and disguised as religious activity.


Bean: "Hay man."
Luci: "What?"
Bean: "They've almost finished the hay man."
Luci: "What? The hay man?"
Bean: "What the hey, man? I'm talking about the hay man for the harvest bonfire."
Bean: "It's the best night of the year, but Dad never lets me go."
Elfo: "Aw, it's so sad you can't go!"
Bean: "Oh, no, I go every year, he just doesn't let me."
Luci: "I still can't see why he doesn't trust you..."

"Dad, look at the size of that skillet."



  1. Pomp and circumstance merriam-webster.com


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