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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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 Papa Smurf / ... (232 episodes, 1981-1989)
Danny Goldman ...
 Brainy Smurf / ... (218 episodes, 1981-1989)
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 Smurfette / ... (216 episodes, 1981-1989)
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 Hefty Smurf / ... (193 episodes, 1981-1989)
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 Handy Smurf / ... (171 episodes, 1981-1989)
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 Jokey Smurf / ... (167 episodes, 1981-1989)
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 Greedy Smurf / ... (158 episodes, 1981-1989)
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 Clumsy Smurf / ... (144 episodes, 1981-1989)
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 Gargamel / ... (138 episodes, 1981-1989)
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 Vanity Smurf / ... (131 episodes, 1981-1989)
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 Farmer Smurf / ... (119 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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Many of the Smurfs made their debuts in the cartoon series, but the following originated in the pre-1981 comics (not in any order): Papa, Brainy, Greedy (combined in the cartoon series with Chef, Baker, and Pastry Chef), Jokey, Hefty, Harmony, Poet, Painter, Lazy, Grouchy, Vanity, Handy, Farmer, Sickly, Weakling, and Smurfette. Out of all the listed Smurfs, only Weakling appeared in one episode ("A Little Smurf Confidence" from Season 3). See more »

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Gargamel: Ooo, those goody-goody Smurfs make me sick!
Azrael the Cat: Reow-row-row-reowww!
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Referenced in Tommy Boy (1995) See more »

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Smurfs- gotta love 'em!
1 May 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I used to watch "Smurfs" every day as a kid, and at 18 I remember the show with such fondness. It is a real shame I haven't seen Smurfs on TV for such a long time, it was a cartoon classic. It had great animation with nice, clean colouring and well drawn characters, a catchy theme tune and clever background music, fun, gripping story lines that often taught something, strong writing and most of all unique and endearing characters. Who can forget Papa Smurf, Handy, Clumsy, Smurfette, Greedy, Smurfy, Vanity and Baby? And of course villainous Gargamel and his somewhat cute feline sidekick Azrael? These are great characters and are well voiced by the likes of June Foray, Don Messick, Frank Welker, Alan Oppenheimer, Alan Young and Lucille Bliss. Overall, a cartoon that I will always revere as a classic. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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