Smurfs: Season 1, Episode 24

The Clockwork Smurf (28 Nov. 1981)

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Handy invents clockwork Smurf, a robot designed to take the work out of work, but Brainy de-programs him to leave the Smurf Village. The Clockwork Smurf journeys to a distant castle where ... See full summary »

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Episode cast overview:
Don Messick ...
Papa Smurf (voice)
Smurfette (voice)
Clockwork Smurf (voice)
Danny Goldman ...
Brainy Smurf (voice)
Hamilton Camp ...
Greedy Smurf (voice)
Farmer Smurf (voice)
Jokey Smurf / Mrs. Sourberry (voice)
King Gerard (voice)


Handy invents clockwork Smurf, a robot designed to take the work out of work, but Brainy de-programs him to leave the Smurf Village. The Clockwork Smurf journeys to a distant castle where he convinces a young prince to return to the Smurfs so they can help him regain his kingdom from his wicked aunt. Written by Anonymous

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An origin story for a mechanical Smurf in the likeness of Clockwork Smurf (titled "Le Schtroumpf Robot" or "The Robot Smurf" in English) would appear as a comic story in 1988, though the character that appears there was somewhat different from that of Clockwork (one of the differences being that he was fully able to talk), plus he had the ability to pour liquid out from his hat, which Clockwork was not able to do. Also, the comic book story centered around dealing with Gargamel and a fake version of the Robot Smurf instead of Prince Gerard and his evil aunt Imperia (who are created by Studio Peyo exclusively for the cartoon series). See more »


Referenced in Home and Away: Episode #1.289 (1989) See more »

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Can't beat childhood memories...
2 July 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Some of my earliest and best memories are getting up early on Saturday mornings, wrapping myself in a blanket, grabbing some fruit loops and sitting in front of the TV to enjoy the smurfs, along with some other faves like He Man and Astro Boy, and of course the unforgettable zany slapstick of Looney Tunes.

I recently on a whim picked up Box Set 1 of the smurfs, 17 episodes. I am now proudly reviving my childhood tradition of Saturday morning cartoons, beginning with the smurfs and then anything else I can find on DVD. It's great stuff...and what a weird little social commentary it is too, with it's "moral of the story" moments. I had forgotten some absolute gems (like most people who watched it as a kid, I only really remembered Papa Smurf and Smurfette) like Jokey and his exploding presents, and the maniacal little giggle he erupts into after each one! And Lazy, whose response to anything is "why don't we...take a nap!"

As a child of the early 80's I grew up with cell-animation, and I must say I still find it very enjoyable to watch. It's simple artistic talent on screen, without the hooplaa of today's "everything with computers" animation, where the talents of some of the "animators" are questionable. I like CGI, don't get me wrong, but there's few things that can compete with happy childhood memories, as I'm sure most people would agree!

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