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"Spirit Monkey Business" is the nineteenth episode of the Disney Channel animated series Elena of Avalor. It premiered on June 30, 2017.


Princess Elena is practicing with the Scepter of Light's magic with Mateo and Zuzo. She has gotten better using its magic without it weakening her. At the same time, Elena and Mateo discovered some new abilities, such as a power that can show Elena visions. However, Elena still has yet to master the blaze power. Just then, Zuzo leaves to carry out some spirit guide business--something about a boy stealing his brother's cookies. This reveals that Zuzo is not just Elena's spirit guide, but to other people as well. After he leaves, Mateo decides to meet his own spirit guide. Gathered in his workshop, Mateo summons his Spirit Guide, who turns out to be a spirit monkey named Bobo. However, he is not Mateo's Spirit Animal, and nor is he a Spirit Guide since he has no stripes. In his excitement, he swipes Mateo of his Tamborita and sends him to the Spirit World to meet his actual Spirit Guide using some magic corn. Elena calls for Zuzo and tells him about Bobo sending Mateo to the Spirit World. According to Zuzo, sending humans to the Spirit Worlds is against the rules and the Corn that Bobo used is called a Màzico which has the power to let any spirit travel in and out of the human world.

Elena and Zuzo journey to the Spirit World, which is one gigantic tree. Each branch represents different kinds of spirits. After a brief tour around the tree, Zuzo and Elena arrive at the home of Mateo's animal spirit, Cacahuate, who is a spirit sloth. They find him all tangled up. It turns out that Cacahuate caught Bobo near the Màzico stock, who removed his stripes and tied him up. Even though Zuzo gives him back his stripes, Cacahuate is shown not to have much confidence in being a Spirit Guide. In the past he has had trouble with helping people and often blames himself. However, he still helps Elena and Zuzo find Mateo. He is discovered to be in the Loop where little creatures, known as the Zanies, make him their king. Meanwhile, word gets out that Bobo is causing even more trouble in the real world. Zuzo leaves to help find him, leaving Elena with Cacahuate to rescue Mateo.

Meanwhile in the real world, Bobo is causing a lot of trouble throughout Avalor giving people very bad advice. Eventually, the other Spirit Animals find him, but he runs off after seeing how unimpressed they were with what his bad advice has caused. Back in the Spirit World, Elena and Cacahuate arrive in the Loop, and find Mateo being carried around by the Zanies. Because they think that he is their king, Cacahuate believes it will be impossible to get near him. Elena suggests that he try and get Mateo away from the Zanies as fast as he can, but Cacahuate does not feel confident that they will succeed. The Zanies are about to take Mateo to the Shadow Tunnels, but then spots Elena and Cacahuate after shooting one of her earrings at him. Although still not feeling confident, Cacahuate flies in to save Mateo, but instead ends up grabbing one of the Zanies. Now they know that they are after Mateo, the Zanies rush him to the tunnels. Cacahuate again blames himself for what is about to happen to Mateo, but after some encouraging advise from Elena on not giving until he tried he comes up with a cunning plan. Elena pretends to be Queen of the Zanies while wearing a banana crown. She commands the Zanies to release Mateo so she can go for a walk with her "King". However, it does not go as she hoped. The Zanies pick up Elena and carry her to see the Shadow Tunnels as well. Then just as they approach the portal, Cacahuate comes in to rescue Mateo and Elena from the Zanies and returns them home.

Meanwhile back in the real world, Bobo tries everything to lose the other Spirit Animals, but they manage to surround him and take away his Màzico. Just then, Cacahuate brings back Elena and Mateo, and Bobo manages to swipe the Màzico from Zuzo. Bobo escapes to the library, but Elena uses the scepter to locate him and successfully blasts him with the blazing spell. Zuzo gets the Màzico back and the other Spirit Animals surround Bobo. After realizing that he is not cut out to be a Spirit Guide, Elena suggests that he would be much better as King of the Zanies. With everything in order, Mateo finally gets to meet his Spirit Guide, Cacahuate, who thanks the Princess for all her help.




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Season One: "First Day of Rule" • "Model Sister" • "All Heated Up" • "Island of Youth" • "Spellbound" • "Prince Too Charming" • "Finders Leapers" • "Royal Retreat" • "A Day to Remember" • "The Scepter of Light" • "Navidad" • "Olaball" • "Flight of the Jaquins" • "Crystal in the Rough" • "The Princess Knight" • "Captain Turner Returns" • "King of the Carnaval" • "My Fair Naomi" • "Spirit Monkey Business" • "Wizard-in-Training" • "Realm of the Jaquins" • "The Gecko's Tale" • "Party of a Lifetime" • "Blockheads" • "Masks of Magic"

Season Two: "The Jewel of Maru" • "Royal Rivalry" • "The Curse of El Guapo" • "Three Jaquins and a Princess" • "A Spy in the Palace" • "Science Unfair" • "Rise of the Sorceress" • "Shapeshifters" • "The Scepter of Night" • "The Race for the Realm" • "A Tale of Two Scepters" • "Class Act" • "All Kingdoms Fair" • "A Lava Story" • "Song of the Sirenas" • "The Tides of Change" • "The Return of El Capitán" • "Finding Zuzo" • "Snow Place Like Home" • "Two Left Fins" • "Movin' On Up" • "Not Without My Magic" • "Luna's Big Leap" • "Naomi Knows Best"
Season Three: "Sister of Invention" • "To Save a Sunbird" • "Father-in-Chief" • "The Incredible Shrinking Royals" • "Norberg Peace Prize" • "The Magic Within" • "Flower of Light" • "Captain Mateo" • "Sugar Rush" • "The Family Treasure" • "Dreamcatcher" • "Changing of the Guard" • "King Skylar" • "Spirit of a Wizard" • "Team Isa" • "The Last Laugh" • "Festival of Lights" • "The Birthday Cruise" • "Giant Steps" • "Shooting Stars" • "Crash Course" • "Sweetheart's Day" • "The Lightning Warrior" • "Dia de las Madres" • "Heart of the Jaguar" • "Elena's Day Off" • "To Queen or Not to Queen" • "Coronation Day"

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