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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Only in the cartoon series does Baby possess magical powers. In the original comics, he does not and lives as a normal Smurfling. 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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cartoon classic
15 December 2005 | by (Richardson, TX) – See all my reviews

I used to love The Smurfs when I was a kid. They were a true highlight. I've been hearing lots of stuff lately that they were socialists and all the stuff about stereotyping, but I think that's digging in a bit too deep. The show was obviously aimed at kids. What do kids care about such things? I didn't. I thought the Smurfs were cute and the episodes were all good. For some reason, I've never been able to get such episodes as "The Purple Smurfs" and "Forget-Me-Smurf" out of my mind. Those episodes made huge impact on me. I think every kid would be enchanted by these little blue creatures. I loved them.

*** out of ****


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