I just want a simple question answered

Yes, I know this is in the wrong place, it should be in actionscript, but I hate waiting for responses, so here is my question: I need to modify the “.enabled” property for a myriad of nested movie clips within another movieclip. I was told there is some way to reference all the smaller clips at once using “prototype,” but I don’t know how to do that. I only managed to write “MovieClip.prototype.enabled = false;” which disabled all the movie clips instead of just the ones I wanted to disable.
Can anybody help me?! I will be eternally grateful for the correct answer.