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Edited from 

Smurfquest (1986) (TV Movie)
This film was aired on TV as a continuous 2 hour special (with commercials) in prime time separately from the animated TV series on Saturday mornings.

Edited into 

Here Are the Smurfs (1984) (TV Movie)

Spun-off from 


The Smurfs: The Clockwork Smurf (1981) (TV Episode)
My Smurfy Valentine (1982) (TV Movie)
The Smurfs Springtime Special (1982) (TV Short)
The Smurfs Christmas Special (1982) (TV Movie)
Ta Strumf sto feggari (1986) (Video)
'Tis the Season to Be Smurfy (1987) (TV Movie)
The Smurfs (2011)
The Smurfs 2 (2013)

Referenced in 

E/R: My Way (1984) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Strong Kids, Safe Kids (1984) (Video)
Summer Rental (1985)
When Jack enters his summer home and finds an intruder with a red cap watching TV in the bedroom, he says: "Get the hell out of here now". The intruder quietly answers: "You get out of here, fellow. I'm trying to watch 'The Smurfs'".
Punky Brewster: Tap Your Troubles Away (1985) (TV Episode)
The show is mentioned by name.
Night Court: Halloween, Too (1985) (TV Episode)
Dan, on the phone, is seeking a costume for Harry's Halloween party asks Florence, "What's a Smurf?"
Joey (1985)
A Smurfs record player can be seen
O anthropos apo to 'Chernobyl' (1986) (Video)
Dimitra refers to this show
For Keeps? (1988)
ALF: I'm Your Puppet (1988) (TV Episode)
Kate suggests replacing Paul with a Big Papa Smurf toy.
Critters 2 (1988)
Night Court: Mental Giant (1989) (TV Episode)
Bull asks if he can start at the think tank at 10 AM instead of 9 so he doesn't miss the Smurfs.
Nearly Departed: Adventures in Babysitting (1989) (TV Episode)
"Who do you expect to meet in a bus station at this hour? Papa Smurf?"
Saved by the Bell: Aloha Slater (1989) (TV Episode)
Screech says, "Just paint me blue and call me a Smurf!"
The Simpsons: Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire (1989) (TV Episode)
Bart refers to The Smurfs Christmas Special
Troll 2 (1990)
Holly has a sporty Smurf toy in her room. Also, the village of the Smurfs is indirectly referenced.
Slacker (1991)
Night Court: Harry's Fifteen Minutes (1991) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Tommy Boy (1995)
Command & Conquer (1995) (Video Game)
A character's signature line "Gotta present for ya!" meaning a bomb.
Saved by the Bell: The New Class: Air Screech (1995) (TV Episode)
Screech refers to the series.
RocketMan (1997)
You Don't Know Jack: Television (1997) (Video Game)
One of the question intros references this show.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Innocence (1998) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Kidnapping Mom & Dad (1998) (TV Movie)
South Park: Sexual Harassment Panda (1999) (TV Episode)
Peetie the Sexual Harassment Panda sometimes goes to the length of replacing regular nouns with the word "panda" much like the Smurfs would replace both nouns and verbs with the word "Smurf".
Scalpers (2000)
Max Knight: Ultra Spy (2000) (TV Movie)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Simpsons: Trilogy of Error (2001) (TV Episode)
Homer says that the Blue Man Group is a rip-off of The Smurfs.
No Man's Land (2001)
Big Fat Liar (2002)
Scooby-Doo (2002)
Do Over: Halloween Kiss (2002) (TV Episode)
Two children are dressed as Smurfs for Halloween.
Do Over: Hot for Teacher (2002) (TV Episode)
Joel sleeps with a Papa Smurf doll.
Adored (2003)
Luna says that she is sickened by the Smurf dependency.
Dead Like Me: Curious George (2003) (TV Episode)
George steals a Smurfette figure from her home.
Duck Dodgers: The Green Loontern (2003) (TV Episode)
Dodgers refers the Guardian to Papa Smurf.
Viva la Bam: Three-Day Weekend (2003) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
L.A. Knights (2003) (Short)
Papa Smurf mentioned
Eating Out (2004)
Gwen describes Caleb as a "Brainy Smurf."
Joan of Arcadia: The Gift (2004) (TV Episode)
Grace refers to the series.
Supernatural: Pilot (2005) (TV Episode)
Jess wears a Smurfs t-shirt.
Gilmore Girls: Just Like Gwen and Gavin (2006) (TV Episode)
Babette gives Lane's uncle a choice of a Smurf doll as a prize at the carnival.
Most Extreme Elimination Challenge: Mega-Millionaires vs. Where Are They Nows? (2006) (TV Episode)
"anyone know what happened to Papa Smurf"
The Simpsons: Kiss Kiss, Bang Bangalore (2006) (TV Episode)
Homer refers to a Hindu deity as "Papa Smurf."
Scrubs: My Therapeutic Month (2007) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Nostalgia Critic: Drug Cartoon Special (2007) (TV Episode)
The Critic mentions this show.
Let the Right One In (2008)
Smurf toys are in Oskar's room
Carver (2008) (Video)
"How much further, Papa Smurf?"
Der Popolski Show: Episode #1.3 (2008) (TV Episode)
It gets claimed that Janusz Popolski was the original writer of the title theme of this series.
Eating Out: All You Can Eat (2009)
Zack tells Ryan that he was beginning to think Ryan was imaginary, like a Smurf or something.
Royal Pains: Am I Blue? (2009) (TV Episode)
Evan refers to Ana as a filthy Smurfette
South Park: Dances with Smurfs (2009) (TV Episode)
Cartman's movie prominently features the Smurfs.
Community: Interpretive Dance (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jeff.
The Ricky Gervais Show: Dolphins (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Stephen
Mad: Avaturd/CSiCarly (2010) (TV Episode)
Papa Smurf appears in the "Avaturd" segment.
Nostalgia Critic: Pound Puppies and the Legend of Big Paw (2010) (TV Episode)
"I'm devoting my life to catching Smurfs!"
Secret Garden: Episode #1.10 (2010) (TV Episode)
Joo Won talks into a playback recorder with an animated Smurf on it
Tomboy (2011)
Mentioned in dialogue
Detention (2011)
Mentioned in dialogue
Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure (2011) (Video)
Sharpay: "I'm sorry, which smurf are you again?"
You've Fallen for Me: To Tomorrow (2011) (TV Episode)
Gyu-won wears a t-shirt with Smurfette on the front
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.181 (2011) (TV Episode)
Neil Patrick Harris mentions that the Smurfs were created in the 1950s, long before the Hanna-Barbera cartoon
The Smurfs (2011)
Gutsy says Gargamel "had it coming for 30 years". The movie was released 30 years after the series.
Futurama: The Tip of the Zoidberg (2011) (TV Episode)
One of Fry's diseases causes him to look like a smurf.
Mad: RiOa/Thomas the Unstoppable Tank Engine (2011) (TV Episode)
Papa Smurf appears in the "RiOa" skit.
Mad: Super 80's/Captain America's Got Talent (2011) (TV Episode)
Papa Smurf comes out of the train.
Conan: The One Hour of Footage George Lucas Hasn't Messed With (2011) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during Conologue joke
Smodimations 2-D (2011)
They mention 'Avatar' taking place on "Smurf Island."
Mad: Money Ball Z/Green Care Bear (2011) (TV Episode)
"Papa Smurf's Pizza" ad
American Dad!: The Scarlet Getter (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Hayley to Steve.
Anime Abandon: Dracula: Sovereign of the Damned (2012) (TV Episode)
"So after turning this poor woman into Smurfette..."
Sherlock: The Reichenbach Fall (2012) (TV Episode)
John asks Mycroft if he nicked all of Sherlock's smurfs
Mad: WWE Bought a Zoo/2 Broke Powerpuff Girls (2012) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the "Rejected Smurfs" segment
Matzav Ha'Uma: Episode #4.16 (2012) (TV Episode)
Orna tells Guri his laugh sound like Gargamel
Matzav Ha'Uma: Episode #4.21 (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Merav
American Reunion (2012)
mentioned in dialogue
Katy Perry: Part of Me (2012)
mentioned as one of the shows Katy wasn't allowed to watch while growing up
Anime Abandon: Demon City Shinjuku (2012) (TV Episode)
"Later, Papa Smurf floats in..."
The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)
Dolls seen at the fair
RiffTrax Live: Birdemic - Shock and Terror (2012)
"Rod's dream is to meet the Smurfs"
Californication: The Unforgiven (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Hank
DVD-R Hell: Deception of a Generation: Part 2 (2013) (TV Episode)
This show is targeted by Gary and Phil as being sinful.
The Cleveland Show: The Hangover: Part Tubbs (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Honest Trailers: Jurassic Park (2013) (TV Episode)
Hammond is called 'Papa Smurf'
Californication: I'll Lay My Monsters Down (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Saturday Night Live: Zach Galifianakis/Of Monsters and Men (2013) (TV Episode)
"Fox & Friends" corrections: "Smurfs are cartoons."
Saturday Night Live: Ben Affleck/Kanye West (2013) (TV Episode)
The Smurfs are guests at Anderson Cooper's wedding to Stefon./
Arrested Development: A New Start (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Grown Ups 2 (2013)
A group of party guests dresses up as Smurfs.
Curse of Chucky (2013)
Mentioned in dialogue
Cereal Mascots: Trix Rabbit (2013) (Short)
Characters discuss the show
The Simpsons: Homerland (2013) (TV Episode)
Character seen
Particka: Episode #6.7 (2013) (TV Episode)
In "Press conference" skit, Igor played Gargamel.
Phelous & the Movies: Phelous's Garfield Halloween (2013) (TV Episode)
"Oh, Gargamel used to wear his hood up when he was a kid."
Saturday Morning: From Toons to Teens (2013) (Video)
Michael Schneider references this as an example of a popular cartoon at the time
Jinxed (2013) (TV Movie)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Awkward.: Karmic Relief (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Honest Trailers: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2013) (TV Episode)
Galadriel is called 'Galargamel'
Atop the Fourth Wall: Doctor Who Classic Comics #15 (2013) (TV Episode)
"I never knew the Smurfs were Christmas themed."
Parks and Recreation: Second Chunce (2014) (TV Episode)
Ann says, "Are we having a Smurf?!"
Nostalgia Critic: The Wicker Man (2014) (TV Episode)
Tamara tries to force The Critic to refer to the "Not the bees!" scene from "The Wicker Man", but he refuses and says to her: "I'll see you in hell you fucking Smurfette!". Also, The Critic alludes to the village of the Smurfs.
Honest Trailers: Frozen (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by the narrator
Californication: Levon (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Particka: Episode #7.13 (2014) (TV Episode)
Richard mentioned Gargamel
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Keegan-Michael Key 2 (2014) (TV Episode)
Referenced in "Scenes from a Hat"
Orange Is the New Black: Appropriately Sized Pots (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Honest Game Trailers: Portal (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by narrator
Better Call Saul: Nacho (2015) (TV Episode)
There is a Smurfette toy on the closet at the little girl room
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Goes to the Doctor! (2015) (TV Episode)
Jacqueline mentions a restaurant called "Le Gargamel."
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Helen Mirren/Oscar Isaac/Wale (2015) (TV Episode)
Gargamel is part of an equation in the segment Popular Mathematics
Road Wars (2015)
Referenced in dialogue
Minions (2015)
The villain who sits in front of the Minions at the Villaincon bears a resemblance to the villain Gargamel.
Pixels (2015)
A pixel smurf gets killed by Cooper in the movie's trailer, by Violet in the movie.
Family Guy: Guy, Robot (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Face Off: Death's Doorstep (2016) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned
Everything Wrong with...: Everything Wrong with Troll 2 in 19 Minutes or Less (2016) (TV Episode)
"Montage of girl-is-a-girl bedroom includes pictures of Tom Cruise and Johnny Depp and a Smurf figurine. Yep... she's a girl alright".
Tvoje tvár má známý hlas: Episode #1.5 (2016) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Hana Holisová.
I'm Gonna Miss This Job Like a Hole in My Head (2016) (Short)
Neil 'Spidey' Parker sings a bit of the theme tune.

Featured in 

Back to Next Saturday (1985) (TV Movie)
film clips are interspersed
Alf Loves a Mystery (1987) (TV Movie)
film clips are interspersed
Who Shrunk Saturday Morning? (1989) (TV Movie)
film clips are interspersed
Back to the Future Part II (1989)
A clip from the series is shown in the Café 80s.
Kidnapping Mom & Dad (1998) (TV Movie)
Eisai to tairi mou: Episode #1.10 (2001) (TV Episode)
on TV
I Love the '80s Strikes Back: 1981 (2003) (TV Episode)
Footage from this cartoon was edited into this mini-series.
Scrubs: Her Story (2004) (TV Episode)
J.D. and Turk watch "Smurfs" on TV.
Animation Lookback: Hanna-Barbera Part 3 (2010) (TV Episode)
TV series is talked about, clips shown.
Animation Lookback: Hanna-Barbera Part 5 (2010) (TV Episode)
Clip shown during conclusion.
Nostalgia Critic: A Simple Wish (2012) (TV Episode)
Critic dubs over Gargamel as he discusses the career of Jerry Orbach.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Cartoons of the 1980s (2012) (TV Episode)
Ranks at #10
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
the cartoon clip was shown
Nostalgia Critic: Dawn of the Commercials (2013) (TV Episode)
shown while recalling a Chef Boyardee commercial featuring the Smurfs
Troldspejlet: Episode #51.10 (2014) (TV Episode)
Christopher H. Andersen looks at Smurfs toys in the segment 'Legetøjszonen' + clip shown
Zinor Layla: Episode dated 20 May 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
Footage as a background to Amir Benyaoun's song
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Jennifer Lopez/Anthony Mackie/Iliza Shlesinger (2015) (TV Episode)
Altered clip of Papa Smurf and Smurfette with dialogue from "Homeland"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Ice T/Bella Thorne/Ms. Lauryn Hill (2015) (TV Episode)
Altered clip with Papa Smurf voiced by Ice-T
Nostalgia Critic: The Smurfs (2015) (TV Episode)
the cartoon is talked about in comparison to the movie

Spoofed in 

Family Guy: Emission Impossible (2001) (TV Episode)
Characters watch this on TV, the clip ridicules and makes fun of the show.
Robot Chicken: Atta Toy (2005) (TV Episode)
Danny Goldman reprises his role in a sketch spoofing the show.
Robot Chicken: Terms of Endaredevil (2011) (TV Episode)
Parody skit
Saturday Morning RPG (2012) (Video Game)
The Smurfs and Gargamel are spoofed with the "Jurks" and their enemy, Gurgletail the cajun alligator.
Robot Chicken: Butchered in Burbank (2012) (TV Episode)
parody skit
Robot Chicken: Papercut to Aorta (2013) (TV Episode)
parody skit
The Smurfs: Always Ask a Grown Up (Smurfs Parody) (2013) (Video)
Parody of The Smurfs
Robot Chicken: G.I. Jogurt (2014) (TV Episode)
Parody skit
Robot Chicken: Secret of the Booze (2014) (TV Episode)
Parody skit
Robot Chicken: Up, Up, and Buffet (2014) (TV Episode)
Parody skit
Robot Chicken: Bitch Pudding Special (2014) (TV Episode)
The Shlorps
Robot Chicken: Batman Forever 21 (2014) (TV Episode)
Parody skit
Smurfs-Parody (2015) (Short)
based on the characters

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