The Smurfs are tiny blue creatures that live in mushroom houses in a peaceful forest. They repeatedly try to outwit Gargamel, an evil sorcerer, his apprentice, Scruple, and his mangy cat, Azrael.






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Series cast summary:
Don Messick ...  Papa Smurf / ... 240 episodes, 1981-1989
Danny Goldman ...  Brainy Smurf / ... 225 episodes, 1981-1989
Lucille Bliss ...  Smurfette / ... 223 episodes, 1981-1989
Frank Welker ...  Hefty Smurf / ... 201 episodes, 1981-1989
Michael Bell ...  Handy Smurf / ... 182 episodes, 1981-1989
June Foray ...  Jokey Smurf / ... 173 episodes, 1981-1989
Hamilton Camp ...  Greedy Smurf / ... 165 episodes, 1981-1989
William Callaway ...  Clumsy Smurf / ... 151 episodes, 1981-1989
Paul Winchell ...  Gargamel / ... 141 episodes, 1981-1989
Alan Oppenheimer ...  Vanity Smurf / ... 136 episodes, 1981-1989
Alan Young ...  Farmer Smurf / ... 123 episodes, 1981-1989


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 <>

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It was Peyo's widow and personal colorist Janine "Nine" Culliford that suggested that the Smurfs be colored blue. See more »


Gargamel: I just need to find a potion that will give me a hundred times' more brain power than Papa Smurf!
Scruple: A lot of good that'll do! A hundred times zero is STILL zero!
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Referenced in Reading Rainbow: Arthur's Eyes (1983) See more »

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One of the best toons
20 October 2000 | by Bill H-2See all my reviews

I am in my 40's and loved to watch the Smurfs when it was on. I see all the new stuff on Saturday mornings now, and just shutter to think that some parents allow their kids to watch. Smurfs had good story lines that taught respect and good values to our children. I wish they would make more toons like the Smurfs!

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Release Date:

12 September 1981 (USA) See more »

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Smurfs' Adventures See more »

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