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 / ... (140 episodes, 1981-1989)
Danny Goldman ...
 Brainy Smurf / ... (135 episodes, 1981-1989)
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 Smurfette / ... (126 episodes, 1981-1989)
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 Hefty Smurf / ... (122 episodes, 1981-1989)
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 Handy Smurf / ... (116 episodes, 1981-1989)
Hamilton Camp ...
 Greedy Smurf / ... (105 episodes, 1981-1989)
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 Clumsy Smurf / ... (102 episodes, 1981-1989)
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 Gargamel / ... (99 episodes, 1981-1989)
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 Jokey Smurf / ... (97 episodes, 1981-1989)
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 Vanity Smurf / ... (88 episodes, 1981-1989)
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 Farmer Smurf / ... (75 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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The name of Peewit's goat Biquette is French for "nanny goat." Her name is from the childhood pet of Peyo's widow Nine Culliford. 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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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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