The Smurfs (1981–1990)
"Smurfs" (original title)

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The Smurfs are little blue creatures that live in mushroom houses in a forest inhabited mainly by their own kind. The smurfs average daily routine is attempting to avoid Gargomel, an evil man who wants to kill our little blue friends.

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Don Messick ...
 Papa Smurf / ... (113 episodes, 1981-1989)
Danny Goldman ...
 Brainy Smurf / ... (108 episodes, 1981-1989)
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 Smurfette / ... (104 episodes, 1981-1989)
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 Hefty Smurf / ... (98 episodes, 1981-1989)
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 Handy Smurf / ... (96 episodes, 1981-1989)
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 Greedy Smurf / ... (88 episodes, 1981-1989)
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 Clumsy Smurf / ... (86 episodes, 1981-1989)
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 Gargamel / ... (81 episodes, 1981-1989)
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 Jokey Smurf / ... (70 episodes, 1981-1989)
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 Vanity Smurf / ... (62 episodes, 1981-1989)
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 Farmer Smurf / ... (51 episodes, 1981-1989)
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Classic Saturday-morning cartoon series featuring magical blue elf-like creatures called Smurfs. The Smurfs, named for their personalities, inhabit a village of mushroom houses in an enchanted forest. These loveable creatures are led by Papa Smurf and live carefree... except for one major threat to their existance: Gargamel, an evil but inept wizard who lives in a stone-built house in the forest; and his feline companion, the equally nasty Azrael. Typical stories deal with the Smurfs' efforts to fight off Gargamel, who wanted to do one of several things to the blue creatures including eat them, make them slaves and gain their magical secrets in order to gain dignity among the wizard's fraternity. More than once, the Smurfs had to save Gargamel from his back-firing plans or even eviler wizards. Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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Out of all the Smurfs in the cartoon and comic book series, Smurfette is the only one with a generic name. "Smurfette" as term refers to any female Smurf, not just Gargamel's creation. For example, in one episode ("Sassette"), Gargamel refers to Sassette several times as a "Smurfette." See more »

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[repeated line]
Brainy Smurf: Is it much further Papa Smurf?
Papa Smurf: Not much further my little smurfs.
Jokey Smurf: [different location] Is it much further Papa Smurf?
Papa Smurf: Not much Further my little smurfs
Grouchy Smurf: [third location] Is it much further papa smurf?
Papa Smurf: Yes it is!
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One of the best cartoons ever!
26 March 2002 | by (England) – See all my reviews

I'm really surprised when I see that so few user comments on such a hallmark show. To me the Smurfs defined the 80's. And most importantly, it was what a cartoon should be - plain and simple fun, a touch of morale lessons and most importantly, very little violence.

When you consider other cartoons that were popular in the 80's like Thunder Cats, the Smurfs come out way up ached, in all departments. What makes the Smurfs more interesting than its counterparts is the fact that it also was intellectual, not just a shallow action adventure cartoon, so even grownups can have fun watching it.

If you ever get a chance to watch it, don't miss it.

Trust me.


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