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"The face goes in the front. It's not that hard."

Contains unmarked spoilers. You Have Been Warned!


  • The Running Gag of David always having a bug on him.
  • Alfur's name is plural. His name isn't "elf"; it's "elves".
  • Every time, the episode immediately cuts to the credits each time it ends on a downer, ominous, or comedic note. Special mention goes to how "The Stone Forest" ends. See 'Season 2' below.

    Season One 

Chapter 1: The Hidden People

  • Angelina does look a little goofy and also ridiculously cute.
  • The running gag of elves telling Hilda they don't even have hands, each time they say the situation is out of their hands.
  • Each time Hilda thinks she's found the person who can call off her and her mother's eviction, they always tell her that the situation is out of their hands when clearly they don't, and Hilda gets annoyed every time when she has go to the next person up the chain of command. By the episode's end, Hilda failed to reason with the Prime Minister and is forced to go up one last step in the chain of command...only for the episode to end. Hilda would be super pissed, especially since the credits break delayed her last chance to stop her conflict with elves.

Chapter 2: The Midnight Giant

  • While it's a very unfortunate development, the way Hilda and Johanna's cabin is demolished so nonchalantly just when it seems everything's turned out for the better is amusing in a cynical way.
  • The running gag of elves not having hands is continued here when the Elf King refuses to help Hilda saying his hands are full. Cue Hilda saying this:
Hilda: [angry] YOU DON'T EVEN HAVE HANDS!!!

Chapter 3: The Bird Parade

  • The Raven constantly forgetting Hilda's name, with Alfur having to correct him.

Chapter 4: The Sparrow Scouts

  • Before the theme song in the teaser, Hilda had misplaced her favorite sweater without realizing she wore it the whole time.
    Johanna: (After realizing she is wearing the sweater the whole time) Hey! I knitted you that sweater.
  • Hilda chasing the Vittra who has taken away Frida's sash underground, at one point accidentally barging into a home where another Vittra is painting his muse, a small cow.
    Hilda: Whoops.

Chapter 5: The Troll Rock

  • Frida and David having to explain to Hilda that Ms. Hallgrim doesn't love her, by pointing out the times she was being disruptive in class.
    • First example is her asking why King Olaf lost the battle when he had a superior fleet. Without raising her hand first. And during science class.
    • Second is her refusing to follow the procedures of a "troll drill" which is to duck under a desk (similar to an earthquake drill), bluntly pointing out it wouldn't help during an actual troll attack.
    • Finally, her standing on the teacher's desk and making a philosophical question that addresses a math problem involving apples... after school is over and her classmates have left.
  • Everyone including Hilda's mom was bored by the slideshow at the parent-teacher conference, until the projector gets knocked over causing everyone to gasp in horror.

Chapter 6: The Nightmare Spirit

Chapter 7: The Lost Clan

  • The lost clan capture David and keep him as a hostage... except they have no idea on what to do with him since they never took anyone hostage before, leading to some awkward conversations, including an elf asking David what they should do, only for David to admit that this is also his first time being a hostage. David not being able to see them due to not signing elf's paperwork doesn't make things easier. By the time the conflict is resolved, the lost clan leader admits David set the bar pretty high for future hostages.
  • The episodes ends with Bartell offering Alfur to give a toast. His response is "To contracts!" Everyone sans Hilda, Frida, and David shoots him a death glare. Cue happy credits music.

Chapter 8: The Tide Mice

  • In a meta-sense; the whole problem in this episode comes from the fact that Hilda uses a spell without reading the warning first, which comes after the spell (in a footnote).'re not the first one that happens to Hilda.

Chapter 9: The Ghost

  • Hilda trying to pump herself up, and asking Alfur to tell her "you can do it", to which he obliges. And adds a disclaimer for Hilda.
    Alfur: Eh, this is precisely why an elf would never make a promise without a written document. That way you can include disclaimers that absolve responsibility in the event the promise cannot be upheld.
    Hilda: You know, this isn't much of a pep talk. Can't you just say, "You can do it!"
    Alfur: Sure! You can do it! (deadpan) Statement for encouragement purposes only, you may not actually be able to do it.
  • Frida thinking rooms just clean themselves, since she could just throw her things everywhere at night, go to sleep, and then the next morning, everything was tidy.
  • When Hilda talks about finding the ghost's grave, the Librarian accidentally speaks the exact location of it, before coming to realization that she just said that in front of the kids and spooking them for memorizing every grave in the city. She then immediately discards it, and pretend to read it from city's records, before discarding the fact that it is the same with the former one when Hilda brought it up.
    Hilda: That's what you've just said before!
    Librarian: Was it? I don't think so.
  • While it's during a Tear Jerker, David telling Frida, "You could just learn to tidy your own flipping room."

Chapter 10: The Storm

Chapter 11: The House in the Woods

  • Woodman claiming he was retrieving items from the giant that he lost to him, but when Hilda asks if the crown actually belonged to him, Woodman takes a moment to answer.
    Woodman: I would prefer not to lie to you.
  • Woodman barges into the mysterious house and Hilda apologizes for them coming in without being invited and hopes the owner forgives them.
    Woodman: She doesn't speak for me.
  • This exchange:
    Hilda: You made me breakfast!
    Woodman: I did not.
    Hilda: Well, we might as well fill our stomachs before our journey. Do you even eat?
    Woodman: What a rude question.

Chapter 12: The Nisse

Chapter 13: The Black Hound

    Season Two 

Chapter 4: The Eternal Warriors

  • Hilda and Frida resurrecting David... only to have to kill and revive him again after it turns out they accidentally put his head on the wrong side.
  • Meta Example: Imagine the amount of laughter from viewers if the episode ended like THIS.

Chapter 8: The Fifty Year Night

  • By the end of the adventure Hilda declares that it turned out alright in spite of everything, much to Alfur's vast disagreement.
    Alfur: We saw ourselves die! Twice!
    • The fact that the episode outright ends on that note.

Chapter 11: The Jorts Incident

  • Hilda actually liked her mouse whiskers at the end of the episode.
    Hilda: I can live with that.

Chapter 13: The Stone Forest


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