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The Smurfs 

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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Don Messick ...  Papa Smurf / ... 240 episodes, 1981-1989
Danny Goldman Danny Goldman ...  Brainy Smurf / ... 225 episodes, 1981-1989
Lucille Bliss ...  Smurfette / ... 223 episodes, 1981-1989
Frank Welker ...  Hefty Smurf / ... 200 episodes, 1981-1989
Michael Bell ...  Handy Smurf / ... 181 episodes, 1981-1989
June Foray ...  Jokey Smurf / ... 173 episodes, 1981-1989
Hamilton Camp ...  Greedy Smurf / ... 164 episodes, 1981-1989
William Callaway ...  Clumsy Smurf / ... 151 episodes, 1981-1989
Paul Winchell ...  Gargamel / ... 139 episodes, 1981-1989
Alan Oppenheimer ...  Vanity Smurf / ... 135 episodes, 1981-1989
Alan Young ...  Farmer Smurf / ... 123 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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Official Sites:

Smurf's Official site

Country:

USA | Belgium

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 September 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Smurfs' Adventures See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(256 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Most of the named Smurfs who debuted in the pre-1981 comics appeared in the cartoon series with the exception of four Smurfs -- Le Schtroumpf bêta (lit. "The Stupid Smurf"; called "Dopey Smurf" in the Papercutz translation of the comics), Le Schtroumpf sculpteur ("The Sculptor Smurf"), Le Schtroumpf amoureux ("The Amorous Smurf"), and Le Schtroumpf prétentieux ("The Pretentious Smurf").
  • Dopey is a very dim-witted Smurf known to be told to get something, but instead get something else to the ire of the Smurf who asked him. He is probably the source of Clumsy, while dim-witted in the most part, is also clumsy.
  • Sculptor needs no explanation, but appears in a few comic gags. In the cartoon series, Painter sometimes acts in the role of Sculptor.
  • Amorous is a minor Smurf who appears in the 1980 comic story "Les Schtroumpfs Olympiques" ("The Olympic Smurfs") who dreamed of getting a kiss from the Smurfette.
  • Pretentious, also a minor Smurf from "Les Schtroumpfs Olympiques" dreamed of finishing first place in the games.
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Quotes

[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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I "smurf" the Smurfs!
27 September 2010 | by ja_kitty_71See all my reviews

Let's just say I "smurf" the Smurfs! Thought I was shocked by the negativity I heard on Keyframe.com. I thought the series is really good and I'm really happy that Hanna/Barbera worked on the series; I really love their animation. My favorite smurf characters are Clumsy Smurf because he's funny, Smurfette and Handy Smurf because I love Handy and Marina the mermaid; they are one of my favorite TV couples.

And after watching the TV show, I even read the original comics from Peyo and now "The Smurfs" is my favorite European comic along with Rene Goscinny's "Asterix the Gaul" from France. Overall I really love the Smurfs and that is all I could say about this cartoon series, folks.


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