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 / ... (210 episodes, 1981-1989)
Danny Goldman ...
 Brainy Smurf / ... (196 episodes, 1981-1989)
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 Smurfette / ... (194 episodes, 1981-1989)
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 Hefty Smurf / ... (174 episodes, 1981-1989)
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 Handy Smurf / ... (154 episodes, 1981-1989)
Hamilton Camp ...
 Greedy Smurf / ... (151 episodes, 1981-1989)
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 Jokey Smurf / ... (151 episodes, 1981-1989)
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 Clumsy Smurf / ... (137 episodes, 1981-1989)
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 Gargamel / ... (130 episodes, 1981-1989)
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 Vanity Smurf / ... (120 episodes, 1981-1989)
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 Farmer Smurf / ... (108 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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Unlike the cartoon series, where the main staple of the Smurfs' diet is Smurfberries, in the comics it is sarsaparilla (smilax regelii), a plant native to the Americas used as an ingredient for soft drinks like root beer. Peyo's partner Yvan Delporte introduced it to the comics because he found the name magical ("salsepareille" in French), and the word seemed so foreign to Peyo he originally believed Delporte made it up. 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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Still very smurfy.
11 June 2002 | by (Cyberspace) – See all my reviews

I used to watch the Smurfs back when I was at least 5. And the appeal of the show hasn't dimmed. BTW: I'm 18 now.

Recently I read (or should I say "smurfed"?) one of the original Belgian comics, "L'Oeuf et les Schtroumpfs" ("The Smurfs and the Egg", where a giant egg begins to grant wishes), which also featured "Le Centième Schtroumpf" ("The 100th Smurf", where Vanity's mirror creates a new Smurf) and "Le Faux Sctroumpf" ("The False Smurf", where Gargamel disguises himself as a Smurf). And I enjoyed them all, despite the fact that they were in French (a language I studied in school)

And the cartoon is still a "smurfy" cartoon. Worthy of a smurf next time it comes on.


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