The Smurfs

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  • 1981
  • 12 Seasons
  • 7.1  (20,886)

The Smurfs is an animated television series that follows the adventures of a group of small, blue creatures called Smurfs who live in a magical forest. Produced by Warner Bros. and first airing in 1981, the show quickly became a hit with audiences of all ages. The series is set in a fictional world where the Smurfs live peaceful lives, tending to their gardens and attending to their daily tasks. They are led by the wise and elder Smurf, Papa Smurf, who is respected and loved by all the other Smurfs. As they go about their daily routine, they often encounter trouble in the form of the wicked wizard Gargamel and his cat, Azrael, who are constantly trying to capture the Smurfs for their magical properties.

One of the most endearing aspects of The Smurfs is the unique personalities of each individual Smurf. There is the clumsy but lovable Clumsy Smurf, the brave and adventurous Hefty Smurf, the vain and self-absorbed Vanity Smurf, and many others. These individual traits often lead to humorous situations and conflicts within the Smurf community.

The show features a star-studded cast of voice actors, including Roger C. Carmel as the evil Gargamel, Avery Schreiber as his bumbling sidekick, Julie McWhirter as Smurfette, Frank Welker as Hefty and many others. The voice acting is top-notch, bringing each character to life with their distinct personalities and quirks.

One of the most beloved aspects of The Smurfs is their use of the word "smurf" as a substitute for almost any word imaginable. For instance, "I'm going to the smurfs" would mean "I'm going to the store." This unique language, along with the brightly colored world of the Smurfs, adds to the show's charm and appeal.

Throughout the series, the Smurfs encounter a variety of challenges, from battling monsters to dealing with everyday problems. These challenges often require teamwork and creativity to overcome, reinforcing the importance of community and friendship.

Despite being a children's show, The Smurfs is packed with humor and references that will appeal to adults as well. Many episodes contain subtle jokes and puns that will have older viewers laughing along with the kids. The show also features celebrity guest stars, such as Jonathan Winters and Ruth Buzzi, who add to the entertainment value.

The animation style of The Smurfs is colorful and beautiful, with lush backgrounds and detailed character designs. The art style perfectly captures the whimsical and magical world of the Smurfs, creating an immersive and enchanting viewing experience.

In conclusion, The Smurfs is a timeless classic that has captured the hearts of audiences for decades. With its lovable characters, charming humor, and gorgeous animation, it remains a beloved staple of children's television. Whether you're a longtime fan or discovering it for the first time, The Smurfs is sure to delight with its whimsical world and endearing characters.

The Smurfs is a series that is currently running and has 12 seasons (315 episodes). The series first aired on January 1, 1981.

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The Royal Drum
19. The Royal Drum
December 12, 2011
None of the Smurfs believes Grandpa's tales exploration and exotic lands -- until an African princess and her amazing animals arrive for a visit.
Papa Smurf, Papa Smurf
18. Papa Smurf, Papa Smurf
December 12, 2011
Accidentally made into doubles, Papa Smurf and Gargamel must find a way to pull themselves together along with Smurf village.
The Scarlet Croaker
17. The Scarlet Croaker
December 12, 2011
The Smurfs are captured by the Wartmongers while picking roots in the Creepeedeepee Swamp, but are rescued by a mysterious Scarlet Croaker.
Lure Of The Orb
16. Lure Of The Orb
December 12, 2011
Allura, an enchantress, encourages Poet to touch her magic orb but doing so causes the Smurfs to become dependent on it and erratic in their behavior.
The Most Unsmurfy Game/Tattle-Tail Smurfs
14. The Most Unsmurfy Game/Tattle-Tail Smurfs
December 12, 2011
The Most Unsmurfy Game: A hunting game has the Smurfs as prey for the Wartmongers.Tattle-Tail Smurfs: Brainy grows tired of the Smurflings tattling on him, and casts a spell that makes their tails grow each time they tell tales.
Baby's New Toy/Smurfs On The Run
13. Baby's New Toy/Smurfs On The Run
December 12, 2011
Baby's New Toy: The Smurfs search for a toy that will amuse a bored Baby, but the Toy Maker has lost interest in his work because children don't appreciate his efforts.Smurfs On The Run: After upsetting the balance of truth and deceit, Gargamel and Sassette must reset it.
Heart Of Gold/The Last Whippoorwill
12. Heart Of Gold/The Last Whippoorwill
December 12, 2011
Heart Of Gold: Problems arise in Smurf Village when Gargamel replaces Clockwork's heart of gold with one of stone.The Last Whippoorwill: After poachers hunt down all the whippoorwills, the Smurfs search for the last whippoorwill egg as insects threaten to take over the forest.
Head Over Hogatha/Put-Upon Puppy
11. Head Over Hogatha/Put-Upon Puppy
December 12, 2011
Head Over Hogatha: Gargamel wants to use Hogatha to get to the Smurfs, but cupid gives her a case of lovesickness for him.Put-Upon Puppy: The Smurflings try to train an unruly Puppy, but his learning is put to the test when he must rescue the Smurfs from Gargamel.
Master Scruple/Gargamel's Dummy
10. Master Scruple/Gargamel's Dummy
December 12, 2011
Master Scruple: Gargamel gets a new apprentice in Gourdy the Genie.Gargamel's Dummy: Jokey's dummy of Gargamel comes to life after Gargamel's spell.
Crying Smurfs/The Color Smurfy
9. Crying Smurfs/The Color Smurfy
December 12, 2011
Crying Smurfs: Papa's potion makes the Smurfs cry nonstop.The Color Smurfy: The right color in a spectrum pool must be found by the Smurflings and Grandpa Smurf to restore the life to a color sprite to bring back color to a monochrome world.
Futuresmurfed/The Horn Of Plenty
8. Futuresmurfed/The Horn Of Plenty
December 12, 2011
Futuresmurfed: A baby dinosaur is released from the past when Lord Balthazar uses Father Time's scythe to cut a hole in the fabric of reality.The Horn Of Plenty: Mother Nature accidentally damages the fall harvest, and the Smurfs face a hungry winter. They travel to the Land of Plenty, but Gargamel steals the magical Horn of Plenty.
Gargamel's New Job
6. Gargamel's New Job
December 12, 2011
Gargamel takes a job as Prince Theodore's court magician.
Clumsy's Cloud/Scruple's Sweetheart
5. Clumsy's Cloud/Scruple's Sweetheart
December 12, 2011
Clumsy's Cloud: A cloud of Smurf misfortune follows Clumsy home, and the Smurfs must get a silver lining from the Hoarding Elf to get rid of it.Scruple's Sweetheart: Brenda the Little Witch wants a date for the Broomstick Ball, but Scruple only wants her magic wand.
Dr. Evil And Mr. Nice/I Smurf To The Trees
4. Dr. Evil And Mr. Nice/I Smurf To The Trees
December 12, 2011
Dr. Evil And Mr. Nice: Gargamel suffers from a magic-induced split personality given to him by Scruple.I Smurf To The Trees: All the trees decide to leave the forest once Gargamel makes them come to life.
Journey To The Center Of The Smurf/The Gallant Smurf
3. Journey To The Center Of The Smurf/The Gallant Smurf
December 12, 2011
Journey To The Center Of The Smurf: Miner finds some "dirty rocks" which he uses to keep the Smurfs warm all winter.The Gallant Smurf: Hogatha has a devious plan where she must capture Grandpa Smurf by turning herself into Grandma Smurfette.
Essence Of Brainy/Handy's Window-Vision
2. Essence Of Brainy/Handy's Window-Vision
December 12, 2011
Essence Of Brainy: Some Smurfs have too much of Brainy's personality after he has lost it.Handy's Window-Vision: The Smurfs become fascinated by Handy's new invention, an image-transmitting crystal called "window-vision."
The Root Of Evil/Don Smurfo
1. The Root Of Evil/Don Smurfo
December 12, 2011
The Root of Evil: Chlorhydris plants the Seeds of Discord in the forest, which grow into a literal "root of evil."Don Smurfo: Smurfette dreams of the heroic Don Smurfo, and Jokey disguises himself as the romantic ideal to make her dreams come true.
Where to Watch The Smurfs
The Smurfs is available for streaming on the Warner Bros. website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Smurfs on demand at Amazon Prime, Philo, Netflix, Amazon, Vudu, FuboTV, Google Play, Apple TV and Tubi TV.
  • Premiere Date
    January 1, 1981
  • IMDB Rating
    7.1  (20,886)