May 27, 2023

THE SMURFS (1981)

 

THE SMURFS
(NBC, September 12, 1981-December 2, 1989)
 
Hanna-Barbera Productions, SEPP International S.A. (season 1-7), Lafig S.A. (season 8-9)

 

 

MAIN CAST:
Don MessickPapa Smurf, Azrael, Dreamy Smurf, Sweepy Smurf, Sickly Smurf, Editor Smurf, Chitter (season 7-8), various
Paul WinchellGargamel (season 1-8)
Lucille BlissSmurfette
Michael BellGrouchy Smurf, Handy Smurf, Lazy Smurf, Johan (season 2-7), various
William CallawayClumsy Smurf, Painter Smurf, various
Hamilton CampGreedy Smurf, Harmony Smurf, Cobbler Smurf, Woody, various
June ForayJokey Smurf, Mother Nature, Gargamel’s “mummy”, various
Danny GoldmanBrainy Smurf
Kip KingTailor Smurf
Frank WelkerHefty Smurf, Poet Smurf, Clockwork Smurf, Dabbler Smurf, Peewit (season 2-7), Puppy (season 5-8), Wild Smurf (season 7-9), Nemesis (season 8), Sandman, various
Alan YoungMiner Smurf, Farmer Smurf, Scaredy Smurf, Weakling Smurf, various
Joey CamenNatural “Nat” Smurf (season 3-5)
Charlie Adler – Natural “Nat” Smurf (season 5-8)
Julie McWhirterBaby Smurf (season 3-9), Sassette Smurfling (season 5-9)
Pat MusickSnappy Smurfling (season 5-9)
Noelle NorthSlouchy Smurfling (season 5-8), Blue Eyes
Russi Taylor – Puppy (season 5-8), Smoogle (season 8-9)
Jonathan WintersGrandpa Smurf (season 6-9)
Brenda VaccaroScruple (season 6-9), Architect Smurf, Ripple

 

 

            The Smurfsis a media franchise that began life as a comic by Belgian artist Peyo (the pen name of Pierre Culliford). In 1947, Peyo started a comic strip called Johan that was initially published in the newspaper La Derniere Heure before moving over to the Editions Dupuis publication Spirou.The strip was set in an unnamed European kingdom in the Middle Ages and centered on the titular Johan, young page to the King. Johan was brave and gallant, and always went headfirst to resolve any kind of trouble with his trusty horse, Bayard. In 1954, Johan was joined by a comedic sidekick named Pirlouit (aka Peewit, who would become Peyo’s all-time favorite character) and his goat, Biquette (named after Peyo’s wife’s childhood pet), and the strip was renamed Johan et Pirlouit. Unlike Johan, Peewit was diminutive, cowardly, and quick to complain about the adventures he and Johan went on. However, he was loyal to his friend and his King. 


A translated and recolored page of Johan and Peewit meeting the Smurfs.


            In October of 1958, the Schrtumpfs (or Smurfs, as they were translated into by the Dutch and adopted into English) were introduced, inspired when Peyo saw his daughter playing with a dwarf figurine. The Smurfs are long-lived (aging centuries) little creatures said to be “3 apples high” (a literal translation of the description haut comme trois pommes, which was more akin to the expression “knee-high to a grasshopper”), and were virtually indistinguishable from each other as they all had the same blue skin (suggested by his wife, who worked as a colorist on some of his books) and tails and wore white trousers and a white Phrygian cap. Only their leader, Papa Smurf (or Grand Schtroumpf), initially had any differences as he wore red clothing and had a full beard. Originally, they lived in a village in a part of the world called “Le Pays Maudit” (French for “the Cursed Land”) that was peppered with dense forests, deep marshes, a desert and a high mountain range in houses that resembled large mushrooms, and relied on storks to transport them to other places. Later, their village would simply be located in the forest, concealed from discovery by magic unless led there by a Smurf. Their primary food source was sarsaparilla leaves (suggested by his Spirou editor-in-chief, partner and translator Yvan Delporte who found the name “magical”) worked into various dishes.

Peewit gets a lesson in how to speak "smurf".


        Their name, Schtroumpf, was said to have been a word Peyo made up when he had momentarily forgotten the word “salt” while eating with his friend, André Franquin. He asked, in French, for his friend to “pass the schtroumpf”, to which Franquin replied: “Here’s the Schtroumpfwhen you are done schtroumpfingschtroumpfit back.” This exchange led to the two men speaking that way for the remainder of the night, and also inspired a Smurf language meant to help further distinguish them from his human characters. That language often meant various words were replaced with “smurf”; however, it wasn’t arbitrary as each “smurf”, while indistinguishable to the human ear, actually carried different meanings to the Smurfs themselves—explained when Peewit attempted to speak Smurf and was corrected.

The Smurfs advertised on the cover of Spirou.


            The Smurfs proved immensely popular with readers and soon got their own feature in Spirou in 1959. This led Peyo to create a studio where he would supervise the production of Smurfs adventures while he would continue to personally work on Johan and Peewit. Their stories were fairly simple, dealing with life around their village that often led to comedic situations with political and social subtext (such as one Smurf declaring himself king of the village in Papa Smurf’s absence), or put at odds against the evil wizard Gargamel and his cat, Azrael, who wanted to catch the Smurfs in order to use them as an ingredient to make gold (or to eat, depending on the story). Initially, none of the Smurfs had names beyond Papa Smurf, but as the strip continued their names and personalities (usually related to each other) began to take form, and individual flourishes were added to their appearance. For instance, Grouchy is eternally grumpy and is typically seen scowling and announcing what he doesn’t like; Clumsy is always tripping over or dropping something; Lazy is generally sleeping while others work; Vanity always had a mirror accessible to stare at his reflection; Jokey is always laughing and carrying exploding gift boxes; Brainy is the glasses-wearing know-it-all whose annoying need to be right often outpaced his good sense; Hefty is the village strongman who carried heavy loads; Chef was the village cook whose hat resembled a chef’s and also wore an apron; etc.

The Smurfs meet The Smurfette.


            Notably, all of the Smurfs were male; with any new Smurfs being delivered by stork. In 1966, the first female Smurf was introduced named Smurfette (originally a designation as THE Smurfette more than a name, defying the naming convention), with long black hair and a white dress instead of trousers. She was created by Gargamel from clay to spy on the Smurfs and cause dissent among them with her feminine charms. Papa Smurf cast a spell to make her a real Smurf, symbolized by her hair becoming blonde. While she stuck around for a bit, her continued presence drove the other Smurfs mad with lust and she left of her own volition; making infrequent appearances in the years following.

A poster of Smurf figurines.


            The similar appearances of the Smurfs made them merchandising darlings as manufacturers had to make very little changes between the various characters. Smurf figurines have been in production since 1959, only missing two years of releases. This led to the creation of SEPP International S.A. (la Societe d’Edition, de Presse et de Publicite) by Freddy Monnickendam to manage the merchandising of the Smurfs franchise. In 1961, the first animated adaptation of the comics came from TVA Dupuis and aired on RTB (now RTBF) in Belgium for 6 years. It only featured 9 episodes—direct adaptations of the comics—and was animated using cutouts; with the final two being in color during RTB’s first year of offering colorized broadcasts. Five of the episodes would be combined into the 1965 film Les Adventures des Schtroumpfs. A more traditional animated effort came in 1976 with Belvision Studios’ film The Smurfs and the Magic Flute, adapting the Smurfs’ first appearance.

The Belgium animated effort.


    The popular account goes that American media and entertainment entrepreneur Stuart R. Ross discovered the Smurfs while he was traveling in Belgium that same year. He quickly made a deal with Dupuis and Peyo to bring the Smurfs to North America. Wallace Berrie and Co. produced various Smurf merchandise that became widely successful. NBC President Fred Silverman’s daughter was the possessor of one of those dolls, and he was convinced they would make a good television series. Despite the reservations of others at the network, Silverman pressed forward and secured the rights through Monnickendam and assigned production to his go-to studio, Hanna-Barbera. Gerard Baldwin was put in charge of overseeing and developing the series.

The animated adaptation of the Smurfs' first appearance.


    Baldwin worked with Peyo as directly as possible, aided by Delporte. Both wanted to keep the Smurfs as close to the source material as possible, and Peyo held veto power over anything he didn’t like and contributed designs and ideas. An early problem arose when many of the story pitches involved money in some form (inheritance, treasure, selling property, etc.). Money held no value for the Smurf as everyone had a role to fulfill in the village and did so out of nothing more than a sense of community. Monnickendam also had his own plans and wanted to make the show as widely accessible and mainstream as possible to drive merchandise sales. One of his many proposed changes was to make Jokey Smurf basically resemble Harpo Marx. When he kept meeting with resistance, Monnickendam sought out another property that would be more receptive, leading to the development of the Snorks series (which Baldwin also headed up and starred several Smurfs cast members). Baldwin received pushback from the network for his desire to include classical music in the soundtrack as “kids didn’t like it” (forgetting that generation was coming up on constant reruns of Looney Tunes).

Character models.


        The Smurfs debuted on NBC on September 12, 1981 and it became a tremendous hit for the network; marking it one of the few high points of Silverman’s otherwise disastrous tenure. So much so, NBC expanded it to a full hour for the second season, and then 90 minutes (until it was scaled back again in season 8), as well as several independent holiday-themed specials. Although some of that time was supplemented with reruns of previous episodes, the production soon found themselves making, as Baldwin described, “the equivalent of a feature film a week” with a six-to-eight-week turnaround after writing, storyboarding and recording. The network continued to push for the removal of the classical music, but fortunately there was no money in the budget to license anything else. The rest of the series’ music, including the simple-yet-catchy theme, was composed by Hoyt Curtin.

Besieged by the Purple Smurfs.


        The show was largely adapted from the original comics—primarily using the English translations done by Random House and Hodder and Stoughton—until they exhausted the material, necessitating the creation of original plots. Minor changes for American television were made, such as having the black Smurfs—Smurfs infected with a disease that changed their color and personality—become purple Smurfs in order to avoid any racial connotations and the addition of moral lessons to the stories. To reduce instances of imitable violence, instead of Brainy Smurf being whacked in the head whenever he doled out one of his know-it-all lectures or became generally annoying, a running gag was added where he was physically thrown out of the village. The Smurfs’ personalities were also softened from mischievous to easygoing and friendly with a tendency to break out into song. Papa Smurf (Don Messick) in particular had his temper, well, tempered to be more patient and father-like to his “little Smurflings”. Their favorite food was changed to be berries they called “Smurfberries”, and modern themes began to be incorporated such as neighborhood projects, awards and modern-esque technology with a medieval flair; the latter usually courtesy of Handy Smurf (Michael Bell) in an attempt to make the Smurfs’ lives and chores a bit easier. Additionally, alterations to the stories occurred in order to have them fit into either a 22 or 11-minute format; both of which were used throughout the show’s run.

More character models.


        Although all of the Smurfs (99+) were depicted in group shots, the series primarily focused on a select few rotating in importance between episodes. Additionally, to help them stand out a bit more from each other, their characters were given additional physical flourishes that would eventually find their way into the comics themselves. Among them were Papa, Brainy (Danny Goldman), Clumsy (whose hat was depicted as being too big, voiced by William Callaway), Farmer (Alan Young), Greedy (who was combined with Baker and Chef from the comics and ate as much as he cooked, voiced by Hamilton Camp), Grouchy (Bell), Handy (given coveralls, a brim on his hat, and a pencil always behind his ear), Hefty (shown with a heart tattoo on his arm, voiced by Frank Welker), Jokey (June Foray), Lazy (Bell), Harmony (whose name was ironic as he played his trumpet terribly, voiced by Camp), Painter (who wore a painter’s coat, large bowtie and a drooped hat, voiced by Callaway with a French accent), Poet (Welker), Smurfette (Lucille Bliss), Tailor (generally seen with a tape measure around his neck and pins in his hat, voiced by Kip King) and Vanity (Alan Oppenheimer). Some of the adapted stories were altered to include these characters, such as Brainy being the one to become the aforementioned King Smurf.

Royal Pals: Johan and Peewit with the King, Princes Sabina and Dame Barbara.


        No Smurf is an island, and despite living in relative secrecy from the rest of the world, the Smurfs managed to make a number of non-Smurf friends and allies. Among them were old friends Johan (Bell) and Peewit (Welker), who got their own adventures during the second season aiding their King (Bob Holt), Princess Sabina (Jennifer Darling) and her governess, Dame Barbara (Linda Gary), while also sometimes appearing with the Smurfs in their own; Feathers, a large stork that provided the Smurfs with air transportation and delivered messages; Enchanter Homnibus (Jack Angel), an old human wizard who was a good friends with Papa and often played games of chess with him; Mother Nature (Foray), the magical woman in charge of keeping nature running as intended; Father Time (Oppenheimer), a wise old man with a scythe who was the keeper of time; magical couple Tallulah and Selwyn, who constantly bickered and attempted to turn each other into various things, that lived in Quarrel Castle with their ghostly uncle, Fenwick, and pet gargoyle, Tharp; Gourdy (Marvin Kalplan), a genie freed from a gourd by Farmer who desires to be helpful with his magic but somehow manages to foul things up; The Pussywillow Pixies—protective leader Elderberry (Peggy Webber), clumsy Pansy (Susan Blu), vain Lilac, young Acorn (Patricia Parris), green-clad Bramble and Holly—who initially feared the Smurfs until they were rescued by them; Laconia, a mute wood elf that used sign language to communicate; Clockwork Smurf (Welker), a wooden robot built by Handy who gained sentience of his own and took up residence with the King, eventually joined by a Clockwork Smurfette; and Marina, a beautiful mermaid and Handy’s love interest, among others.

Clockwise from top: Snappy, Grandpa, Sassette, Slouchy and Nat.


        As the show went on, all-new new primary characters were added. In season 3, Baby Smurf (Julie McWhirter) was delivered by a stork to the village. For a baby, he was very bright and had a proclivity for magic; although his spellcasting often went unnoticed by the others.  In season 5, three Smurfs were accidentally de-aged by one of Father Time’s clocks, turning them into the Smurflings. They were Natural, aka Nat (Joe Camen as adult, Charlie Adler as Smurfling), a nature lover who communicated with animals; Slouchy (Noelle North), a laid-back Smurf; and Snappy (Pat Musick), a rambunctious Smurf who liked to get his own way and be in the middle of the action. Slouchy and Snappy were the few Smurfs to wear a shirt; with Slouchy’s being red and Snappy’s yellow with a storm cloud. A fourth Smurfling would later be introduced: Sassette (McWhirter). She was a sassy tomboy created from the same clay and spell used by Gargamel to create Smurfette, made by the other Smurflings to give Smurfette a female friend. That season also introduced Puppy (Taylor & Welker), who wore a magic locket that contained “the key to all magic” and could only be opened by one person (which ended up being Baby). He was given to the Smurfs by Homnibus and was often seen with the Smurflings. Originally, Puppy was going to be a Smurf-sized pet for Baby, but Peyo rejected the idea and helped redesign him as a magical being that resembled a dog. In season 6, Grandpa (Jonathan Winters), Papa’s predecessor, returned to the village after a 500-year journey to find the materials needed to recharge the Long Life Stone: the object that allowed Smurfs to live a long time. He enjoyed telling stories (although his memory got fuzzy at times) and kept a cache of items inside his very long beard. In season 7, Wild (Welker) was discovered having accidentally been lost in the forest when he was delivered to and raised by a family of squirrels (a pastiche of Tarzan). Brainy took it upon himself to tutor Wild in the ways of being a Smurf to try and shed his wild habits. Wild continued to live with the squirrels, his best friend being one named Chitter (Messick).

Gargamel concocting in his hovel with Azrael sleeping nearby.


        The main antagonist of the show was Gargamel (Paul Winchell), with the aid of his cat, Azrael (Messick). As in the comics, he was always attempting to catch the Smurfs either to eat or to complete his formula to create gold and improve his lot in life from his ramshackle hovel. After season 3, his plans were aided by his Great Book of Spells, which provided him with magical schemes to use against the Smurfs; however, it could only be activated on the night of the final phase of the full moon and would only remain so until the following evening. In season 6, he was given an all-new nephew character named Scruple (Brenda Vaccaro), who was dumped on Gargamel for an apprenticeship after he constantly caused trouble at his wizard school. Gargamel, who had no tolerance for Scruple, usually just made him do chores instead of actually teaching him. Occasionally, Gargamel’s mother, called simply “Mummy” (Foray), would drop in unannounced and berate him for his inability to catch the Smurfs. While not really a malicious antagonist, both the Smurfs and Gargamel were frequently besieged by a large ogre (a giant in the comics) named Bigmouth (Lennie Weinrib) who was rude and oblivious to others’ feelings so long as it led to a chance to stuff his face with food. Not only did he frequently help himself to the Smurfs’ Smurfberry harvest, but often dropped in on Gargamel to eat him out of house and home.

Hogatha and Harold.


        Newly created was Hogatha (Janet Waldo), a portly and ugly witch whose main desire was to become attractive enough to have the man of her dreams fall in love with her. She sometimes snorted like a pig when talked or laughed and rode around on a vulture named Harold. Occasionally, her plans brought her into conflict with the Smurfs. Then there was Lord Balthazar (Keene Curtis), Gargamel’s godfather who was even more wicked and cruel and a much better wizard. Chlorhydris (Amanda McBroom), was an aging sorceress who became cold and bitter after bad personal relationships and was determined to make the entire world feel as she did. There were also several races of brutal humanoid creature—including the toad-like Wartmongers, the fish-like Water Harpies and the pig-like Truffle Trolls—and a variety of one-off villains of human, mystical and supernatural persuasions.

Miner leading the Smurfs into the Earth.


        Despite the large cast of characters to choose from, Hanna-Barbera created several Smurfs of their own as situations required. These included Miner (Young with a Scottish accent), who always had his trusty pickaxe and a candle affixed to his hat; Architect (Vaccaro); Tracker (Henry Polic II), a red feather-wearing Smurf whose keen sense of smell helped him live up to his name; Cobbler (Camp), the resident shoemaker; the depressed introvert Dabbler (Welker) who could never stick to one vocation; Nobody, who suffered from self-esteem issues; Editor (Messick), who published the village’s newspaper; an unnamed Smurf who spoke with a Scottish accent and invented the game of golf; Pushover (Ronnie Schell), whose name says it all; Tuffy (Pat Fraley), who was quick to challenge others to fights (which he would promptly lose); and Wooly (Dick Gautier, using a Texan accent), who acquired the wool needed to make the Smurfs’ clothing and wore a fluffy hat.

Smurfette not quite enjoying having Nanny and Smoogle as roommates.


        Bucking the established canon of the franchise, a new female Smurf named Nanny (Blu) was introduced in the 8th season. As previously seen, Smurfs were always depicted as male when delivered by the stork, and previous female Smurfs were all the creation of magic. However, Nanny was said to have left the village with Grandpa and had been held as a prisoner in Castle Captor for over 100 years. The character’s design was recycled from the aged Smurfette in “Smurfquest” and her elderly disguise from “Smurf Van Winkle”. She was accompanied by Smoogle (Taylor), a marsupial-like animal who only said “smoogle”—however, everyone seemed to understand what he was saying—and could replicate noises. A new villain was introduced: the evil wizard Nemesis (Welker), who became a hideous hiccupping creature after a magical accident and kept his face hidden by his purple robe’s hood. He was Grandpa’s arch-enemy who sought the Long Life Stone for his own purposes. They also gained a new ally in Denisa (Katie Leigh), the niece of Lord Balthazar who befriended Sassette.

Vanity hanging out with Wild and Chitter.


        Hanna-Barbera hoped to use these new characters to eventually create spin-offs to further capitalize on the success of the show. However, Peyo wasn’t thrilled with most of them and was able to prevent any of Hanna-Barbera’s plans out of fear of overshadowing his own creations. Barbara Krueger, Julienne Gimeno, Davis Doi, Chris Otsuki, Michael Bennett, Michael Takamoto, Lance Falk, Patrick A. Ventura, Barbara Dourmaskin-Case, Ray Johnson Jr., Hillary Dunchak, Lianna Kelley, Melanie Sowell, Philo Barnhart, Alfred Gimeno, Michel Breton, Ken Helenbolt, Tony Spector, Eric Clark, Donna Zeller, William H. Frake III, Alice Hamm, Lew Ott, John Kricfalusi, Kirk Hanson, Brian Hogan, Marcus Nickerson, Bob Onorato, Tony Sgroi, Jim Stenstrum, Mario Williams, Jojo Aguilar and Salene Weatherwax handled the character designs. Animation duties were initially done in-house at Hanna-Barbera, but were moved overseas beginning with the 6th season to Wang Film Productions/Cuckoo’s Nest Studios, Toei Animation, Sunwoo Animation, Sei Young Animation Company, Saerom Animation, Jade Animation, Hung Long Animation Company, Big Star Enterprise, Daewon Media, Dong Seo Animation, Take One and Fil-Cartoons.

Baby and Puppy.


        The Smurfs was written by Baldwin with Glenn Leopold, Frances Novier, Michael Reaves, Marc Scott Zicree, Creighton Barnes, Ted Pedersen, David Villaire, John Bonaccorsi, Alan Burnett, Sean Catherine Derek, John Bates, Ernie Contreras, Reed Robbins, Jeff Segal, William Hasley, Douglas Booth, Claire Geber, Catherine Johnson, Richard Kadrey, Bob Langhans, Bob Nesler, Joseph Neustein, Gene Ayres, Bill Matheny, Len Janson, Chuck Menville, Duane Poole, Cliff Roberts, Tom Swale, Kevin Hopps, Tedd Anasti, Mark Seidenberg, Rich Fogel, Therese Naugle, Gordon Bressack, Sharon Painter, Kristina Luckey, John Loy, John Bradford, Fred Kron, Evelyn A.R. Gabai, Charles M, Howell IV, Thomas J. Spath, Dean Stefan, Sandy Fries, Chris Jenkyns, Cynthia Friedlob, John Semper Jr., Morgan Flynn Averill, Hendrick VanLeuven, Ron Campbell, Paul Dini, LeRoy Parker, Larry Parr, William, J. Keenan, Ray Parker, Lisa Maliani, Michael Maliani, Glen Egbert, Terrie Collins, Ken Koonce, Mark McClellan, David Weimers, Craig Miller, Mark W. Nelson, Earl Kress, John Ludin, Meg McLaughlin, Jim Arnold, Haskell Barkin, Harriet Belkin, Norman Belkin, Gwen Robertshaw, Louis. F. Vipperman, David Wise, Mel Gilden, Michael Keyes, Jeff Hall, Kathleen Naugle, Tom Walla, James Barmeier, Richard Merwin, Vin Morreale Jr., J.C. Murray, Mary Beal, Chris Bunch, Allan Cole, David Geffner, John Hudock, Jeffry O’Hare, Marie Quick, Scott Shaw, Kelly Aumier, Dick Robbins and Otsuki. Janson and Menville served as the original story editors until they stepped down, forcing Baldwin to become the supervising story editor as no one else at the time was knowledgeable enough for the job. Anasti, Cameron, Derek, Fogel, Seidenberg, Novier, Hopps, Matheny, Contreras and Robbins would all step into the role at various points during the series’ run. The first two seasons featured strong elements of slapstick as the production got a feel for the tone and characters, shifting to more story-driven adventures beginning with season 3. After season 5, and the conclusion of Snorks, Baldwin left the show as, according to layout supervisor Floyd Norman, “the studio was determined to sack him”. Bob Hathcock, whom Baldwin brought on to help him with producing duties, succeeded him in his role and instituted the network’s mandate to tone down some of the darker elements that had appeared in previous episodes.

Gargamel groveling to Lord Balthazar.


        Behind the scenes, things weren’t quite so Smurfy. Monnickendam’s bid to match and possibly surpass The Smurfs resulted in failure, and his having bypassed Dupuis led to their dissolution of their relationship and the disbandment of SEPP International S.A. with licensing going over to Lafig S.A. Further, his relationship with Peyo deteriorated quickly, ending up in lawsuits about the division of rights and money over The Smurfs. Dupuis came under new management in 1985 and after fulfilling his obligations to them, Peyo left in 1988 and attempted to start his own publishing effort, Cartoon Creations. Issues also arose between Peyo and Hanna-Barbera when he learned they were making moves behind his back; such as going forward with their veiled anti-drug episode, “Lure of the Orb”, meant to support then-First Lady Nancy Reagan’s anti-drug campaign, that he had expressly vetoed. Production on the show almost ceased right there until Delporte talked him out of it.



        Peyo’s hefty workload that persisted for most of his professional life began to take its toll on the artist, and his health was in steady decline. As a result, he loosened his grip on the show and allowed Hanna-Barbera more creative freedom, leading to the production of the controversial 9th and final season of The Smurfs. It was decided to move the Smurfs out of their village and to have them become stranded in time when they lost the magic key that was used to control their time crystals and Time Scrolls. As a result, they were jumping from period to period, attempting to find their way home while encountering new perils, new friends, and new foes (which were largely period-accurate versions of their established foes as their own ancestors).

Hefty, Brainy, Wild, Handy, Painter and Papa in the past.


The cast was also severely cut down, featuring only Papa, Smurfette, Clumsy, Brainy, Lazy, Hefty, Snappy, Sassette, Greedy, Jokey, Vanity, Painter, Grandpa, Wild, Smoogle, Baby and Handy on a rotating basis. It was at this time that Winchell left the show, allegedly being disgusted by the scripts. Any representation of Gargamel’s character was voiced by Bell for the season. Ratings, which had begun to steadily decline by this point, went into a freefall. NBC unsurprisingly cancelled it at the end of the season, leaving it with an unresolved cliffhanger. During its run, the series was nominated multiple times for Daytime Emmy Awards, winning for “Outstanding Children’s Entertainment” in 1983. Papa and Brainy would go on to appear in the anti-drug special Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue a few months after the series ended.


Smurfette making use of Handy's washing machine.


Each season had a unique opening sequence and ending theme. The intros all typically showed different scenes of the Smurfs engaging in their daily lives before transitioning over to Gargamel’s attempted capture of them. Prominent new characters introduced within that season were incorporated into the intro. The end of the sequence usually featured a Smurf or several Smurfs sliding down a hollow log and running over to where the show’s title was, sitting on top of a mushroom over it while other Smurfs appeared behind the letters; initially as eyeballs and later popping into full view. The 1st season’s featured an opening narration introducing the audience to the world of the Smurfs, while the 2nd season’s had the Smurfs singing actual lyrics to their theme song. The 8th season intro had more of a narrative element to it, as Hefty and Sassette were on a mission to bring Papa Smurf a book from which he would read to the other Smurfs. That book would serve as the transition to the title screen, bypassing the log sliding portion. The 9th season’s intro set up the time traveling premise and showed the Smurfs escaping from some period threats before heading towards a stone-carved version of the show’s logo. The 4th season intro is probably the most recognized out of all them as a truncated version was used for the syndicated rerun series Smurfs’ Adventures. Beginning in 1986, these half-hour episodes featured some minor edits and time-compression (which resulted in the voices sounding a bit higher than normal) in order to allow two stories to run in the allotted time. For the first four seasons of episodes the season 4 closing theme was also used over the end credits. Starting with season 5 episodes, the respective original ending themes were used. Adventures would air on various independent stations before going to USA Network in the early 1990s, and then to Cartoon Network, where it would run throughout the 90s, and Boomerang, where it remain until 2022, eventually returning in 2023. It also aired on Teletoon Retro in Canada.




            If Smurfs merchandise was selling well before, it exploded during the show’s run with things like trading cards, Halloween costumes, and breakfast cereals. As with Peyo’s own comics that came out around the same time, products incorporated the cosmetic changes the cartoon introduced to various characters, such as Handy and Hefty, and new characters, such as Baby. The show’s theme was also used in a number of video games that followed. Random House, along with reprinting the original comics translated, published a series of children’s books that coincided with the show. Marvel Comics acquired the rights to publish a 3-issue mini-series featuring two stories per issue and several one-page sketches created by Peyo.


The North American complete first season DVD.


            In France and Belgium, three compilation films containing three episodes apiece were released to capitalize on the popularity of The Smurfs. Despite the first, 1984’s V’la les Schtroumpfs, performing meagerly, Claude Berda, who led the initiative of their production, pushed to release 1984’s Le Bébé Schtroumpf and 1987’s P’tits Schtroumpfs. As promotion for them, Peyo agreed to produce two comic albums based on the episodes “Once in a Blue Moon” and “The Smurflings” with the aid of artists François Walthery and Marc Wasterlain. WorldVision Home Video released several episodes to VHS, which they then later collected together on a release simply called Smurfs. Warner Home Video released the complete first season across two DVD sets in 2008, a best of collection in 2013, and as a complete set in 2017 as part of the Hanna-Barbera Diamond Collection, followed by 15 episodes of season 2 across three sets in 2009. A compilation of episodes from the entire run was planned in 2011 to tie into the new Smurfs film, but it instead contained 10 more episodes from season 2. These would be re-released across three new collections in 2013. Both Christmas specials saw release at the same time on a DVD called The Smurfs Holiday Celebration, and “The Smurfs Springtime Special”, “My Smurfy Valentine” and “Smurfily Ever After” in the collection The Smurfs Springtime Specials. In the United Kingdom, Fabulous Films and Arrow Films released the first five seasons between 2010-13, as well as a collection of them in 2014. From 2011-14, they also released compilation DVDs containing episodes centered around a theme. Germany got two different release: Universum Film GmbH released most of the first three seasons across three sets in 2006, with the fourth containing bonus figurines, while Sony Pictures Home Entertainment released the complete series in Germany between 2011-13. Magna Home Entertainment released several collections in Australia between 2004-11—with the ones in 2010 and 2011 containing a bonus figurine—followed by the complete series in two ultimate collections in 2011, and then in individual season sets from 2011-13. The series was made available in various configurations to stream on Boomerang and their Amazon channel, Plex, Max (and its predecessor, HBO Max), and Tubi (Spanish), and available for purchase on Apple TV, Prime Video, Google Play and Vudu. Episodes were also uploaded in various forms to the official Smurfs YouTube channel.



            Peyo had overseen the production of 16 comic albums starring his Smurfs before falling to a heart attack in 1992. His son, Thierry Culliford, continued production of his comics under the name Peyo and has released 24 more albums up to 2022. In 2010, Papercutz became the new American publisher of the translated comics in both their original album forms and in a series of collected anthologies. Sony Pictures acquired the rights to produce films based on the franchise and released the first on July 29, 2011, produced by Peyo’s daughter, Véronique Culliford. Winters and Welker were the only original cast members to return, voicing Papa and Azrael, respectively. Hank Azaria led a live-action cast as Gargamel while the Smurfs were computer animated. The film ended up grossing $563.7 million despite a negative reception, resulting in a sequel released on July 31, 2013; Winters’ final performance before his death. However, that one earned $200 million less and was reviewed even worse, effectively ending plans for a trilogy. Instead, a completely CGI reboot was released on April 7, 2017 called Smurfs: The Lost Village, which introduced a hidden village entirely populated by female Smurfs. Welker was the only one retained in his role as Azrael. It only earned $197.2 million. Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon had acquired the theatrical rights and have planned a movie for 2025. In the meantime, a new Belgian CGI animated series debuted in 2021—almost 40 years since the Hanna-Barbera series—with Peyo Productions watching over it carefully to ensure it remained as faithful as possible to the original comics while allowing some creativity in updating it for the times. It aired in Beligum on La Trois before making its way to America on Nickelodeon and Netflix. Despite reportedly taking no direct influence from the previous series, its legacy continues to live on in the character designs which have become the default for the Smurfs franchise.

 

 

EPISODE GUIDE:
Season 1:
“The Astrosmurf” (9/12/81) – The Smurfs help Dreamy achieve his wish of traveling to the stars by dressing up as aliens and making him think he’s on another planet.
 
“Jokey’s Medicine / Vanity Fare” (9/12/81) – Getting even with Jokey gets Smurfette, Greedy and Lazy trapped by Gargamel. / Gargamel hides in a magic mirror in order to trap the Smurfs.
 
“St. Smurf and the Dragon” (9/19/81) – A baby dragon wants the glowberries Papa needs for his invisibility formula.
 
“Sorcerer Smurf / The Magical Meanie” (9/19/81) – Gargamel disguises himself as a long-lost Sorcerer Smurf. / Brainy and Clumsy discover a genie who only acts nicely when a specific magic phrase is uttered.
 
“Bewitched, Bothered and Be-Smurfed” (9/26/81) – Smurfette finds an amulet that Hogatha lost that makes her wishes come true.
 
“King Smurf / The Smurfs and the Howlibird” (9/26/81) – While Papa’s away, Brainy declares himself king of the village and causes a civil war. / The careless disposal of a magic formula mutates a small bird.
 
“Soup a La Smurf” (10/3/81) – When Bigmouth comes looking to eat the Smurfs, Papa gives him a special soup that turns his skin blue.
 
“All That Glitters Isn’t Smurf / Dreamy’s Nightmare” (10/3/81) – The Smurfs are under the impression that Papa has lost his magic. / Dreamy sets out for a trip around the world only to be captured by Gargamel.
 
“Romeo and Smurfette” (10/10/81) – Every Smurf competes for Smurfette’s attention.
 
“The Magic Egg / Smurphony in ‘C’” (10/10/81) – The Smurfs get an egg that grants their every wish and causes chaos. / Harmony discovers a horn that puts anyone who hears it into eternal sleep.
 
“Sideshow Smurfs” (10/17/81) – The Smurfs set out to rescue Clumsy and Smurfette from a human sideshow.
 
“Supersmurf / Paradise Smurfed” (10/17/81) – Brainy tries brute force to recover their stolen food from Bigmouth. / Lazy’s dreams of a hidden paradise turn into a nightmare.
 
“Sir Hefty” (10/24/81) – Hefty becomes a knight to protect the village from a dragon.
 
“The Fake Smurf / The Baby Smurf” (10/24/81) – Hogatha uses magic to impersonate a Smurf. / Gargamel transforms himself into a baby Smurf in order to be taken into the village.
 
“Painter and Poet” (10/31/81) – Feeling unappreciated, Painter and Poet decide to leave the village just as a serious storm is about to hit.
 
“Haunted Smurf / The Purple Smurfs” (10/31/81) – Searching for food brings the Smurfs to a castle they think is haunted. / A fly bites Lazy, turning him purple and causing him to spread the color by biting the others.
 
“The Fountain of Smurf” (11/7/81) – The Smurfs turn to Gargamel for help restoring a de-aged Papa to his proper age.
 
“The Magnifying Mixture / Foul Weather Smurf” (11/7/81) – Brainy accidentally turns Hefty into a giant. / Handy’s weather-controlling machine causes chaos when Smurfs fight over the type of weather they want.
 
“The Hundredth Smurf” (11/14/81) – Vanity’s reflection comes to life and is his complete opposite.
 
“The Abominable Snowbeast / Gargamel, the Generous” (11/14/81) – A snow creature isn’t so abominable when it takes a liking to Smurfette. / Clumsy discovers diamonds and gets Gargamel’s attention.
 
“The Smurfette” (11/21/81) – Gargamel creates Smurfette to destroy the Smurfs.
 
“Spelunking Smurfs / Now You Smurf ‘Em, Now You Don’t” (11/21/81) – The Smurfs discover a cave full of frozen food and a frozen ogre on guard. / Trolls trick Smurfs with a crystal ball in order to kidnap whoever touches it.
 
“The Smurf’s Apprentice / Smurf-Colored Glasses” (11/28/81) – The Smurfs must change Clumsy back from a dragon. / Handy gives Smurfette magical glasses that end up letting her see Gargamel as being handsome.
 
“The Clockwork Smurf” (11/28/81) – Handy creates a mechanical Smurf that ends up saving the prince from his evil aunt.
 
“Fuzzle Trouble / Smurfette’s Dancing Shoes” (12/5/81) – A fuzzy creature quickly goes from being cute to a menace when it keeps multiplying. / The Smurfs seek magical items to free Smurfette from her dancing shoes and marriage to a troll.
 
“The Smurfs and the Money Tree” (12/5/81) – Gargamel’s mother plants a golden goodie tree outside of Greedy’s house that turns him extra greedy.
 
Season 2:
“The Smurf Who Couldn’t Say No” (9/18/82) – Pushover must learn to be assertive when he and Scaredy have to light a fire to calm a swamp monster.
 
“The Adventures of Robin Smurf” (9/18/82) – The Smurfs put on a production of Robin Smurf starring Vanity, Smurfette and Brainy.
 
“The Cursed Country” (9/18/82) – The Smurfs must rescue slaves from a diamond mine being guarded by a fire-breathing dragon.
 
“Sister Smurf / S-Shivering S-Smurfs” (9/25/82) – When Smurfette and a human girl run away, they end up prisoners of an old hag. / Everyone ignores Tracker’s predictions of an early snowfall.
 
“The Black Hellebore” (9/25/82) – An evil wizard uses a flower to put the Smurfs in a trance.
 
“Revenge of the Smurfs” (9/25/82) – A group of Smurfs look to get revenge on a human army that trampled their homes.
 
“The Three Smurfketeers” (10/2/82) – The Smurfs put on a play of The Three Musketeers.
 
“Heavenly Smurfs / It Came from Outer Smurf” (10/2/82) – The Smurfs try and trick Gargamel into thinking he’s dead. / Dreamy’s claim of seeing an alien is ignored until he turns up with a crystal that creates a windstorm.
 
“The Sorcrery of Maltrochu” (10/2/82) – Johan, Peewit and the Smurfs help a prince restore his rule after it was sabotaged by an evil baron.
 
“Squeaky / The Kaplowey Scroll” (10/9/82) – Smurfette learns the value of life when her pet mouse dies. / A magic scroll can make things disappear, and Grouchy uses it on Jokey.
 
“The Goblin of Boulder Wood” (10/9/82) – Johan relays to the Smurfs the story of when he met Peewit.
 
“Gormandizing Greedy / Waste Not, Smurf Not” (10/9/82) – Greedy learns the value of healthy eating when he becomes overweight. / Handy’s food processor causes the Smurfs to waste food.
 
“Johan’s Army” (10/16/82) – When the army has been disabled, the Smurfs help Johan and Peewit protect the castle.
 
“The Lost City of Yore” (10/16/82) – Nosey gets himself, Brainy and Clumsy involved with two witches and Gargamel searching for the evil Scepter of Yore.
 
“The Magic Fountain” (10/16/82) – Johan, Peewit and the Smurfs search for a magic fountain in order to energize an enslaved people.
 
“The Impostor King” (10/23/82) – A phony king is on the throne, and it’s up to Johan, Peewit and the Smurfs to find the real one.
 
“For the Love of Gargamel / The A-Maze-ing Smurfs” (10/23/82) – Tracker’s respect for life leads him to convince Papa to create a cure for a petrified Gargamel and Azrael. / The Smurfs meet Malchior the Magnificent inside his maze-like home.
 
“The Haunted Castle” (10/23/82) – Johan, Peewit and the Smurfs help a ghost find his heir.
 
“Smurfs at Sea” (10/30/82) – Papa relates the adventures of Dreamy when he was on the seas in order to encourage the Smurfs to continue trying new things.
 
“One Good Smurf Deserves Another” (10/30/82) – Clumsy wants to repay Handy for saving his life—whether Handy wants him to or not.
 
“The Blue Plague / The Last Laugh” (10/30/82) – Brainy’s meal causes the Smurfs to feel like chickens. / Gargamel’s giggle glitter causes uncontrollable laughter in the Smurfs.
 
“The Raven Wizard” (11/6/82) – Peewit must rescue Sabrina when a wizard kidnaps her to steal her youth.
 
“The Ring of Castellac” (11/6/82) – Johan, Peewit and the Smurfs must return a drugged duke to his castle.
 
“The Sky is Smurfing! The Sky is Smurfing! / Turncoat Smurf” (11/6/82) – Scaredy warns of danger just as a nearby volcano begins erupting. / Everyone thinks Brainy a traitor when he accidentally leads Gargamel to the village.
 
“Return of the Clockwork Smurf” (11/13/82) – When Clockwork is put out of commission, the king must find his own courage.
 
“The Littlest Giant” (11/13/82) – Papa reunites a runaway giant with his family.
 
“Bubble, Bubble, Smurfs in Trouble / Smurf Van Winkle” (11/13/82) – A water sprite gives Scaredy a magic wand that can encase him in a protective unbreakable bubble. / The Smurfs trick Lazy into believing he slept his life away, which causes him to use a de-aging formula on them.
 
“The Prince and the Peewit” (11/20/82) – Peewit switches places with a prince that resembles him just as crooks are lurking about to kidnap the prince.
 
“The Enchanted Baby” (11/20/82) – Johan, Peewit and the Smurfs must return a magical teleporting baby to his parents.
 
“Clumsy Smurfs the Future” (11/20/82) – Clusmy finds a magic rock that allows him to glimpse into the future.
 
“Sleepwalking Smurfs / Smurf Me No Flowers” (11/27/82) – Gargamel steals a magic flute that allows him to lure the Smurfs out of their village while they sleep. / When Lazy believes he’s going to die, he tries some physical feats he never considered doing before.
 
“The Good, the Bad and the Smurfy” (11/27/82) – The wizard Mordain kidnaps several Smurfs in his plot to overthrow the king.
 
“A Mere Truffle” (11/27/82) – A truffle hunt leads to Tracker to losing his memory and the other Smurfs captured by the Truffle Trolls.
 
“The Stuff Dreams Are Smurfed Of / The Box of Dirty Tricks” (12/4/82) – Gargamel uses a magical crown to invade the Smurfs’ dreams. / Gargamel loses his sinister box of dirty tricks and it winds up in the Smurfs’ village.
 
“Papa’s Wedding Day” (12/4/82) – A wood nymph working for Lord Balthazar tricks Papa into marrying her.
 
“All’s Smurfy That Ends Smurfy” (12/4/82) – The fairies accuse the Smurfs of stealing their gold that was actually stolen by Gargamel.
 
Season 3:
“Once in a Blue Moon / All Creatures Great and Smurf” (9/17/83) – When the stork mistakenly delivers a baby Smurf, Smurfette and Grouchy protest his removal. / Natural brings Azrael to the village to treat his wounds.
 
“The Smurf Fire Brigade / The Winged Wizard” (9/17/83) – A fire epidemic leads the Smurfs to come up with a way to combat them. / Gargamel creates a flying machine to capture Smurfs.
 
“Every Picture Smurfs a Story” (9/17/83) – Painter is tricked into doing a portrait of Papa so that he can switch places with the trapped evil Maestro.
 
“The First Telesmurf / Handy’s Kite” (9/24/83) – The Smurfs use vines for a new form of communication, which helps Gargamel find them. / Handy takes several Smurfs on his kite, leading them to be captured by Lord Balthazar.
 
“The Magic Earrings” (9/24/83) – Hogatha seduces Gargamel and gets him to give her magic earrings that grant her super-hearing.
 
“The Last Smurfberry” (9/24/83) – When Gargamel gets rid of all the smurfberries, the Smurfs are forced to travel great distances to find more.
 
“A Little Smurf Confidence / Hogatha’s Heartthrob” (10/1/83) – Papa gives Weakling a special cream that allows him to grain strength through willpower. / Gargamel disguises himself as Hogatha’s dream guy in order to get her bird call.
 
“Born Rotten / The Tear of a Smurf” (10/1/83) – Gargamel sends an egg with a smelly creature inside to the village to lead him to it. / Priscilla’s beauty can only be restored through the tears of a Smurf and the whiskers of a cat.
 
“The Miracle Smurfer” (10/1/83) – The Smurfs get taken in by a conman’s “miracle” tonic.
 
“The Smurf Who Would Be King” (10/8/83) – Dreamy dreams about being the king of the Pookies and having to protect them from the Norf Nags.
 
“How to Smurf a Rainbow / Smurfette for a Day” (10/8/83) – The Smurfs create a broken rainbow as Gargamel hunts for gold. / Hefty takes Smurfette’s place with a troll king.
 
“Peewit Meets Bigmouth / Lumbering Smurfs” (10/8/83) – Peewit must rescue a prince he accidentally turned into a chicken from Bigmouth’s stomach. / Clockwork and the Smurfs protect the royal forest from loggers.
 
“Handy’s Sweetheart” (10/15/83) – Handy falls in love with a mermaid named Marina.
 
“A Hovel is Not a Home / Speak for Yourself, Farmer Smurf” (10/15/83) – Gargamel is motivated to capture the Smurfs in order to get a new home. / Farmer pretends to be someone else in order to get Smurfette’s attention.
 
“Forget-Me Smurfs / The Grumpy Gremlin” (10/15/83) – A blooming flower causes the Smurfs to forget about the dam that’s about to burst. / Peewit accidentally chops down a gremlin’s home and is forced to find him a new home with his stinky concoction.
 
“Willpower Smurfs / Clumsy Luck” (10/22/83) – Jokey is on a mission to test the willpower of his fellow Smurfs and Gargamel. / Clumsy’s clumsiness allows him to escape his house before a meteor destroys it.
 
“Baby Smurf is Missing / The Smurfs’ Time Capsule” (10/22/83) – Thinking him a leprechaun, a pair of poachers kidnap Baby. / A druid comes to Papa for help when his moonrock amulet is stolen.
 
“Wedding Bells for Gargamel / To Smurf a Thief” (10/29/83) – Gargamel is courted by a beautiful princess whose hope chest contains a map to the Smurf Village. / Papa helps Homnibus clear the name of a boy accused of thievery.
 
“Greedy and the Porridge Pot / Harmony Steals the Show” (10/29/83) – Greedy borrows a magical porridge pot that floods the village after Brainy messes with it. / A ghost tricks Harmony into signing a contract for help composing his new symphony.
 
“The Golden Smurf Award” (10/29/83) – Hogatha disguises herself as a trophy in Brainy’s popularity contest in order to capture the Smurfs.
 
“The Moor’s Baby / Hefty’s Heart” (11/5/83) – Baby’s unending tooth pain leads the Smurfs to discover the Tooth Fairy has been captured. / Gargamel infects Hefty with a disease that causes him to hate.
 
“A Hug for Grouchy / The Magic Rattle” (11/5/83) – Grouchy must hug a fairy in order to restore emotions to the village. / Baby’s rattle ends up exchanged with a magic one.
 
“The Smurfs’ Halloween Special (aka All Hallows’ Eve) / The Littlest Witch” (11/5/83) – Mother Nature mistakenly turns Lazy red which allows him to be captured by Gargamel. / The Smurfs befriend a young witch and teach her how to be good.
 
“April Smurf’s Day / The Magic Stick” (11/12/83) – Papa decides to play a prank on Gargamel after he disguises himself as a smurfberry bush. / Papa creates a magic stick to deal with Bigmouth eating all of their crops, but discovers it has been switched out when he goes to use it.
 
“Baby’s First Christmas / Beauty is Only Smurf Deep” (11/12/83) – Chlorhydris plans to put an end to Mr. Nicholas’ spreading of joy for the holidays by making him feel hate. / Pixie princess Periwinkle sets out to destroy Vanity when her magic mirror declares him the fairest.
 
“Wolf in Peewit’s Clothing / A Bell for Azrael” (11/12/83) – Rattner turns Peewit into a werewolf in order to capture the Smurfs. / Gargamel enchants a bell on Azrael to only ring when a Smurf is near.
 
“The Chief Record Smurf / Smurfing in Sign Language” (11/19/83) – When Clumsy gets a photographic memory, Gargamel seeks to learn an invisibility spell from him. / Gargamel tests his new potion on Poet, rendering him mute.
 
“A Chip Off the Old Smurf” (11/19/83) – Every Smurf believes that Baby will take after them.
 
“A Gift for Papa’s Day” (11/19/83) – The Smurfs give Papa an ugly new hat that he continuously tries to get rid of without hurting their feelings.
 
“Good Neighbor Smurf / The Smurfstone Quest” (11/26/83) – When Brainy’s house is destroyed, he must stay with the other Smurfs and drives them all crazy. / Hefty, Handy and Lazy set out to find a magic stone to cure Papa’s gout.
 
“Hats Off to Smurfs / The Noble Stag” (11/26/83) – Vanity finds a magical hat made by Gargamel that turns him ugly. / The Smurfs rescue a stag from hunters only to discover its actually the transformed King Gerard.
 
“Smurfy Acres / No Time for Smurfs” (11/26/83) – Gargamel uses the Great Book of Spells to create a luxurious new village in which to trap the Smurfs. / Chasing their ball into a cave, some Smurfs accidentally break Father Time’s hourglass and stop all time.
 
Season 4:
“Symbols of Wisdom / Blue Eyes Returns” (9/15/84) – Brainy and Gargamel each figure something about their appearance is what prevents them from being respected. / Smurfette calls on Blue Eyes to help when Gargamel’s spell floods the forest.
 
“Secret of the Village Well / Stop and Smurf the Roses” (9/15/84) – The Smurfs steal a penny from Gargamel so that Clumsy can make a wish in the well. / Chlorhydris is determined to capture Laconia and wipe out all of the world’s flowers.
 
“The Gingerbread Smurfs / Jokey’s Shadow” (9/15/84) – Brainy and Clumsy make living gingerbread cookies that cause chaos. / Jokey’s shadow comes to life and the Smurfs all blame him for the pranks it pulls.
 
“Jokey’s Funny Bone / Tick Tock Smurfs” (9/22/84) – Jokey fakes being hurt in order to get a lot of attention. / Brainy decides to put the Smurfs on an impossible schedule.
 
“The Master Smurf / Tailor’s Magic Needle” (9/22/84) – A magical crown gives Greedy the power to control others. / Brainy and Tailor create a magic needle to help Tailor work faster.
 
“The Traveler / A Pet for Baby Smurf” (9/22/84) – The Smurfs help a Chinese traveler free the spirit of a dragon. / Just as the Smurfs look to get pets for themselves, Gargamel turns Azrael into an irresistible creature that becomes Baby’s pet.
 
“The Incredible Shrinking Wizard” (9/29/84) – The Smurfs help Gargamel when he’s accidentally shrunken.
 
“Breakfast at Greedy’s / The Secret of Shadow Swamp” (9/29/84) – Greedy’s pancakes end up causing the Smurfs to float. / Grouchy heads to the swamp to avoid his birthday party and meets an equally grumpy creature who seeks a paradise of solitude.
 
“Smurf the Other Cheek / The Trojan Smurf” (9/29/84) – Hefty is tricked into taking on a curse that leaves a red spot on his nose, only transferable by being kicked. / Gargamel hides himself in a giant statue of Papa to trick the Smurfs into bringing him into the village.
 
“A Float Full of Smurfs / Smurfette’s Sweet Tooth” (10/6/84) – Gargamel and Azrael disguise themselves as rabbits to try and be selected to pull the float in the Smurfs’ carnival. / Smurfette enchants herself to turn everything she touches into smurfberry candy.
 
“Smurf on Wood” (10/6/84) – The Smurfs believe Clumsy’s wishing tree has turned Papa into a toad.
 
“The Smurfomatic Smurfolator / Petrified Smurfs” (10/6/84) – Handy builds a machine that may get rid of Gargamel’s magic weed growing all over the village. / Peewit heads out to reverse Brainy’s spell that turned half the forest into stone.
 
“Papa’s Worrywarts / Lazy’s Slumber Party” (10/13/84) – Papa gets worrywarts that causes him to constantly worry about everything. / A prank on Lazy causes some of the Smurfs to be captured by Bigmouth.
 
“The Pussywillow Pixies” (10/13/84) – The Smurfs help the Pussywillow Pixies escape capture by the sinister Wartmongers.
 
“The Big Nose Dilemma / The Smurfbox Derby” (10/13/84) – Vanity casts a spell on his nose in order to make it special. / A race breaks out when the Smurfs argue over which of Handy’s smurfmobiles he made for them is better.
 
“A Circus for Baby” (10/20/84) – Hefty must conquer his fear of heights in order to save Baby from Lord Balthazar’s castle.
 
“Babes in Wartland / The Smurfwalk Café” (10/20/84) – Baby becomes King Bullrush’s new court jester. / Greedy and Handy must set aside their differences in order to continue making their new smurf cream dessert.
 
“The Smurfest of Friends / Never Smurf Off Til Tomorrow” (10/20/84) – A falling out with Clumsy causes Brainy to run away and befriend an imp with sinister intentions. / A windmill absconds with several Smurfs and ends up in a volcano about to erupt.
 
“Bigmouth Smurf / Baby’s Enchanted Didey” (10/27/84) – Gargamel turns Bigmouth into a giant Smurf. / Tailor unknowingly makes a diaper for Baby out of Gargamel’s flying carpet.
 
“The Man in the Moon / Smurfette’s Golden Tresses” (10/27/84) – Feeling neglected and ignored, the Man in the Moon abandons his post to check out Earth for a while. / Hogatha decides to steal Smurfette’s hair in order to impress her new lover.
 
“The Whole Smurf and Nothing but the Smurf / Gargamel’s Giant” (10/27/84) – Gargamel gives Smurfette a formula that causes her to lie all the time. / Gargamel creates a giant out of clay in order to attack the Smurfs’ Village.
 
“The Patchwork Bear / Hefty and the Wheelsmurfer” (11/10/84) – The Smurfs set out to find out why the river has been drained. / Handy creates a device that allows Hefty to get around on his broken leg.
 
“Hopping Cough Smurfs / The Little Orange Horse with the Gold Shoes” (11/10/84) – Three groups of Smurfs are sent out to find a cure for the hopping cough Gargamel gave the others. / Smurfette must help a Pegasus only she can see find his golden horseshoe.
 
“Monster Smurfs / The Bad Place” (11/10/84) – Brainy casts a spell that turns all the Smurfs into Monsters on Spook-A-Smurf Eve. / A family of muddy aliens in need of spaceship repairs lands in the Smurf Village.
 
“Smurfing for Ghosts / The Gargoyle of Quarrel Castle” (11/17/84) – Brainy and Clumsy help Peewit deal with an invasion of Fenwick’s annoying ghostly relatives. / Tharp gets tired of the bickering at Quarrel Castle and visits the Smurfs, where he unknowingly plays with a dangerous ball.
 
“Smurfiplication / Gargamel’s Miss-Fortune” (11/17/84) – Gargamel creates duplicates of Brainy which creates more headaches for the Smurfs. / Gargamel tricks a fortune-teller into helping catch the Smurfs.
 
Season 5:
“Stuck on Smurfs / Puppy” (9/21/85) – Gargamel casts a spell on Clumsy that causes anyone who touches him to become stuck to him. / Homnibus sends Puppy to the Smurfs, and Lord Balthazar is interested in his mysterious unopenable magic locket.
 
“Papa’s Day Off / The Smurflings” (9/21/85) – Papa feels old when the Smurfs insist he needs a day off. / Nat, Slouchy and Snappy are accidentally de-aged into Smurflings when they enter Father Time’s reverse clock.
 
“He Who Smurfs Last / Baby’s First Word” (9/21/85) – Papa and Baby work to try and restore humor to the Smurfs after Chlorhydris’ spell took it away. / Gargamel captures Baby just before he’s due to speak his first word.
 
“The Masked Pie Smurfer / Sassette” (9/28/85) – Brainy decides to get to the bottom of the masked Smurf throwing pies at everyone. / The Smurflings decide to create a female friend for Smurfette, but the clay they used is set to explode by Gargamel.
 
“Papa’s Puppy Prescription / Poet’s Writer’s Block” (9/28/85) – Papa prevents the Smurflings from finding out Puppy is acting like a cat, causing them to think he’s the afflicted one and cast a counter spell on him. / Poet’s writer’s block prevents him from rescuing a princess from a curse.
 
“Smurf a Mile in My Shoes” (9/28/85) – The Smurfs help a cursed imp find the last item he needs to return to normal.
 
“Dreamy’s Pen Pals / Papa’s Flying Bed” (10/5/85) – The Smurfs resurrect the Swoofs when Dreamy wants to pay them another visit. / Gargamel’s spell causes Papa’s bed to fly away with several Smurfs on it.
 
“Mud Wrestling Smurfs / The Sand Witch” (10/5/85) – Clumsy becomes a mud-wrestler to distract the Wartmongers from the Smurfs stopping their river draining. / Papa must rescue Baby from the Sand Witch.
 
“Kow-Tow, We Won’t Bow” (10/5/85) – An expedition with Smurfette ends up getting the Smurflings captured by the Wartmongers.
 
“Bigmouth’s Friend / Wild and Wooly” (10/12/85) – Bigmouth befriends Clockwork just as Balthazar wants Clockwork for himself. / The Smurflings help Wooly acquire some wool, not knowing there’s a wizard amongst the herd.
 
“The Dark Ness Monster” (10/12/85) – Clumsy must be Brainy’s eyes when he loses his glasses in Dark Ness Cavern.
 
“The Grouchiest Game in Town / Queen Smurfette” (10/12/85) – Grouchy must overcome his lousy gameplaying skills in order to win the Smurfs’ freedom. / For her birthday, the Smurfs make Smurfette their queen.
 
“Marco Smurf and the Pepper Pirates” (10/19/85) – Dreamy and his crew rescue Marco Smurf from the Pepper Pirates.
 
“Educating Bigmouth / Brainy Smurf, Friend to All the Animals” (10/19/85) – The Smurfs help Bigmouth win back his love. / Brainy tries to prove he’s as much of an animal lover as Nat.
 
“The Comet is Coming” (10/19/85) – An incomplete message from Papa makes the Smurfs believe the world is coming to an end.
 
“Happy Unhappiness Day to You / The Great Slime Crop Failure” (10/26/85) – Gargamel chooses the day the Smurfs force themselves to experience sadness to try and track them down by their happiness. / The Wartmongers kidnap Farmer and the Smurflings to care for their slime crop.
 
“Papa’s Family Album” (10/26/85) – Gargamel plots to steal Mother Nature’s wand to get the Smurf Village while Papa shows the Smurflings how the Smurfs were in their younger days.
 
“Love Those Smurfs / Mutiny on the Smurf” (10/26/85) – Vanity, Brainy and Snappy must get humble pie to break the others out of Chlorhydris’ vanity spell. / An evil musician desires the Smurfling’s music but ends up capturing Brainy’s band instead.
 
“Things That Go Smurf in the Night / Alamring Smurfs” (11/2/85) – Gargamel sleepwalks into the Smurf Village. / Feeling ignored, the Smurflings run away with some mementos causing the others to think there’s a thief on the loose.
 
“Smurfette’s Rose / The Mr. Smurf Contest” (11/2/85) – Mother Nature gives Smurfette a blue rose, but at the cost of her own color. / Garamel sneaks into the village as a Smurf while they hold a competition to be Smurfette’s dance partner for the evening.
 
“Unsound Smurfs / Have You Smurfed Your Pet, Today?” (11/2/85) – Brainy casts a spell that makes everything quiet. / When a new toy causes the Smurflings to forget to feed Puppy, he runs off and ends up captured by Gargamel.
 
“Gargamel’s Time Trip / All Work and No Smurf” (11/9/85) – Gargamel goes back in time to alter his first encounter with the Smurfs. / When Brainy forces several Smurfs to work on their day off, they transform into the tools they’re working with.
 
“They’re Smurfing Our Song” (11/9/85) – Sassette and Brainy try to use Woody’s pipe to make Gargamel feel love, but Gargamel takes it and uses it to make others feel hate.
 
“Brainy’s Smarty Party” (11/9/85) – Brainy holds a big party, but the Smurflings aren’t invited.
 
Season 6:
“Smurfquest (Parts I-IV)” (9/13/86) – Grandpa Smurf returns and several Smurfs help him restore power to the Long Life Stone, with Gargamel following close behind.
 
“Gargamel’s New Job” (9/13/86) – Gargamel becomes Prince Theodore’s new court magician just as the Smurfs visit the castle.
 
“Grouchy Makes a Splash” (9/20/86) – The Smurfs try to teach Grouchy how to swim.
 
“No Smurf Is an Island / Don Smurfo” (9/20/86) – After a fight with Hefty, Handy builds a submarine so he can go live with Marina. / Jokey becomes a storybook character to win Smurfette’s affection.
 
“The Prince and the Hopper” (9/20/86) – Smurfette, Sassette and Poet attempt to change a frog back into a prince.
 
“Smurfette’s Gift / The Most Popular Smurf” (9/27/86) – While searching for her hidden birthday presents, Smurfette is captured by an imp. / Annoyed by Jokey’s surprises, Scruple enchants them so that his boxes now contain actual gifts.
 
“A Loss of Smurf” (9/27/86) – An imp tricks Vanity and turns him into a Wartmonger.
 
“The Last Whippoorwill / The Color Smurfy” (9/27/86) – The Smurfs must find a special egg in order to get rid of insects in their village. / The Smurflings cause all color but smurfy blue to disappear, making them easy for Gargamel to spot in the forest.
 
“Lazy’s Nightmare” (10/4/86) – Lazy’s nightmares are besieged by a dream demon.
 
“All the Smurf’s a Stage / Smurfs on Wheels” (10/4/86) – When Poet rejects him for a role in his play, Timid acts like other Smurfs to prove his abilities. / Handy invents a smurfwagon so the other Smurfs could go on a hike with Grandpa, Papa and Nat.
 
“The Littlest Viking” (10/4/86) – Vikings mistake Peewit as a great warrior from their legends and kidnap him to their island.
 
“Baby’s New Toy / Bringing Up Bigfeet” (10/11/86) – The Smurfs head to the Toymaker to find a new toy for Baby. / The Smurflings babysit Bigmouth’s nephew.
 
“Scarlet Croaker” (10/11/86) – A heroic Wartmonger in disguise rescues several Smurfs from capture.
 
“Calling Doctor Smurf / Can’t Smurf the Music” (10/11/86) – When Dabbler becomes a doctor, Jokey makes every Smurf think they’re sick so he can have some patients. / Chlorhydris makes all music disappear.
 
“The Royal Drum” (10/18/86) – A princess with a drum that controls animals arrives at the village.
 
“It’s a Puppy’s Life / Sweepy Smurf” (10/18/86) – A spell goes wrong and sticks Gargamel in Puppy’s body instead of Papa’s. / The Smurflings concoct a superstition that makes Sweepy popular.
 
“Journey to the Center of the Smurf” (10/18/86) – Miner digs to the center of the Earth to find heat for the freezing Smurfs.
 
“The Tallest Smurf / Essence of Brainy” (10/25/86) – Gourdy tries to grant Slouchy’s wish to be taller, but instead makes the other Smurfs tiny. / Scruple gets his hand on an essence-removing gun and uses it on Brainy.
 
“Dr. Evil & Mr. Nice / The Root of Evil” (10/25/86) – Scruple gives Gargamel a potion to make him nice, but it causes him to alternate between good and evil. / Chlorhydris enchants a plant to make anyone who touches it evil.
 
“Tattle-Tail Smurfs / Greedy Goes on Strike” (10/25/86) – Brainy puts a spell on the Smurflings to make their tails grow when they lie. / Tired of criticism over his cooking, Greedy goes on strike and ends up captured to become the Gnome King’s chef.
 
“Crying Smurfs / Future Smurfed” (11/1/86) – Papa accidentally spilling his potion on an onion causes all the Smurfs to cry uncontrollably. / Balthazar kidnaps Father Time to take over time, causing a dinosaur to emerge in the present.
 
“Gargamel’s Dummy / Smurf on the Run” (11/1/186) – Gargamel brings Jokey’s dummy of Gargamel to life. / Sassette and Gargamel end up stuck together on a quest to restore the balance of truth and deceit.
 
“A Myna Problem / The Horn of Plenty” (11/1/86) – Clumsy’s myna overhears Scruple’s spell and starts accidentally turning Smurfs into ducks. / When Mother Nature accidentally destroys all the food, the Smurfs attempt to get some from the magical horn of plenty.
 
“I Smurf to the Trees / Clumsy’s Cloud” (11/8/86) – Gargamel brings all the trees to life in order to expose the Smurf village. / Clumsy gets stuck with a cloud that brings bad luck to the Smurfs.
 
“Bookworm Smurf / Farmer’s Genie” (11/8/86) – Tired of Brainy’s reading lessons, Sassette makes all the books disappear. / Farmer finds a genie in a gourd in his fields.
 
“Master Scruple / Scruple’s Sweetheart” (11/8/86) – Farmer wishes Gourdy would find a new master and he ends up in the control of Scruple. / Little witch Brenda falls for Scruple, but all he’s interest in is her magic wand.
 
“The World According to Smurflings / The Enchanted Quill” (11/15/86) – Mother Nature asks Nat to finish her work, but the other Smurflings end up messing with her wand. / The Smurflings’ survival test becomes real when Gargamel shows up looking for a magic quill.
 
“The Most Unsmurfy Game / Put Upon Puppy” (11/15/86) – Brainy gets himself and the Smurflings in trouble with the Wartmongers. / The Smurflings train Puppy not to bury everything, but he’s already buried Gargamel’s tracking bone.
 
“Heart of Gold / The Village Vandal” (11/15/86) – Gargamel replaces Clockwork’s heart of gold with a stone one. / Gargamel sends a termite into the Smurf village.
 
“The Gallant Smurf / Sassette’s Tooth” (11/22/86) – Hogatha wants to capture Grandpa to use to earn a queen’s permission to marry her son.  / Gargamel captures the Tooth Fairy on her way to Sassette and takes her place.
 
“Snappy’s Way / Fire-Fighting Smurfs” (11/22/86) – A troll grants Snappy the power to control adults. / Snappy accidentally causes a forest fire.
 
“Handy’s Window Vision / Papa Smurf, Papa Smurf” (11/22/86) – Handy creates television with a strange diamond Miner found. / Papa and Gargamel end up duplicated and discover they can’t live with themselves.
 
“Jokey’s Cloak / Papa’s Last Spell” (11/29/86) – Jokey uses an invisibility cloak to play pranks on the others, but it ends up turning him invisible permanently. / Gargamel takes away Papa’s magic.
 
“Lure of the Orb / Smurfette’s Flower” (11/29/86) – Several Smurfs become addicted to a magic orb that gives them inspiration and energy. / Smurfette finds a talking flower that ends up being as bad as a parasite.
 
“Reckless Smurfs / Head Over Hogatha” (11/29/86) – Gargamel turns all the Smurfs except for Snappy and Brainy reckless. / Cupid’s arrow causes Hogatha to fall for Gargamel.
 
Season 7:
“Smurf on the Wild Side (Parts I-II)” (9/19/87) – The Smurfs discover Wild Smurf and bring him home, but he has a hard time acclimating to life in the village.
 
“The Smurflings’ Unsmurfy Friend / The Smurfstalker” (9/19/87) – The Smurflings befriend an imp who enjoys playing nasty tricks. / Grandpa must rescue the Smurfs from Gargamel if for nothing more than to prove he’s not as old as they think.
 
“Poltersmurf / Baby’s Marvelous Toy” (9/26/87) – Jokey makes Brainy think his house is haunted. / Baby’s new toy can transform into anything and he uses it to sneak out into the forest.
 
“Sleepless Smurfs / Cut-Up Smurfs” (9/26/87) – Gargamel teams up with a dream demon to make the Smurfs unable to sleep. / Magic paper brings Sassette’s paper dolls to life.
 
“Gargamel’s Sweetheart” (9/26/87) – Gargamel falls in love with an evil witch that’s using him to get to the Smurfs.
 
“Wild About Smurfette / Sing a Song of Smurflings” (10/3/87) – Some Smurfs become jealous of all the time Smurfette spends with Wild. / The Smurflings bring a create that likes their music back to the village.
 
“Smurfing for Gold / Jokey’s Joke Book” (10/3/87) – Jokey paints rocks like gold in order to free Clumsy from Gargamel. / Jokey has a big book of pranks he plans on using on the other Smurfs.
 
“Poet’s Storybook / The Fastest Wizard in the World” (10/3/87) – Poet writes a story into a magic book that causes it to become reality. / Gargamel tries to become faster than the Smurfs, but Wild always manages to be faster than him.
 
“Dancing Bear / Gargamel’s Last Will” (10/10/87) – Wild and the Smurflings are captured by a circus owner. / Scruple plays a trick on Gargamel and tells him Puppy’s bite will turn him into a dog.
 
“Sassette’s Bewitching Friendship / Azrael’s Brain” (10/10/87) – Sassette befriends a young witch whose spells always foul up. / Gargamel’s formula turns Azrael into a genius.
 
“Castaway Smurfs / Legendary Smurfs” (10/10/87) – Dreamy smells trouble on the Smurfs’ tropical island holiday. / Gargamel tries to prove the Smurfs’ existence to his peers by selling them some of Slouchy’s old things.
 
“Smurfing the Unicorns / Vanity’s Close Friend” (10/17/87) – The Smurfs must find unicorns to help Puppy after he drinks poisoned water. / Vanity befriends an imp who has taken up residence on his hat.
 
“Peewit’s Unscrupulous Adventure” (10/17/87) – Scruple takes Peewit’s job after he’s fired for suspecting some visitors are after the castle’s gold.
 
“Nobody Smurf” (10/17/87) – Clumsy attempts to find Nobody a purpose while a goblin transforms the other Smurfs into goblins based on exaggerations of their names.
 
“Scruple and the Great Book of Spells / Bouncing Smurf” (10/24/87) – Scruple uses the Great Book and ends up destroying all of Farmer’s crops. / Clumsy attempts to add bouncy rubber to his shoes like everyone else and ends up covering his entire body.
 
“Clockwork Smurfette / I Was a Brainy Weresmurf” (10/24/87) – Handy makes a girlfriend for a lonely Clockwork, but she ends up falling for Handy instead. / A plant turns Brainy into a werewolf.
 
“The Answer Smurf / Vanity’s Wild Adventure” (10/24/87) – Brainy casts a spell that makes everyone come to him with their questions. / Fleeing from Gargamel forces Vanity to spend the night in the woods with Wild and Chitter.
 
“Soothsayer Smurfette / Crooner Smurf” (10/31/87) – Gargamel gives Smurfette an enchanted dress that allows her to see the future. / Papa gives Harmony an amulet that improves his singing and makes him an ideal present for Hogatha to give to the wizard Lizardo.
 
“Papa for a Day / Flighty’s Plight” (10/31/87) – The Smurfs all get a chance to assume Papa’s responsibilities for a day. / Flighty ends up having to save Brainy, Hefty and Sassette from Balthazar.
 
“To Coin a Smurf / Smurfette Unmade” (10/31/87) – Gargamel turns Sassette, Grandpa and Brainy into gold coins. / Gargamel reverts Smurfette back to evil.
 
“Foul Feather Friend / Sassette’s Hive” (11/7/87) – The Smurflings think an egg belongs to Gargamel after he changes himself into a bird. / Grandpa and the Smurflings set out to visit some bees, but end up being attacked by evil wasps.
 
“Little Big Smurf / Locomotive Smurfs” (11/7/87) – Gargamel decides to make a Smurf big to satisfy his appetite, and immediately ends up regretting that decision. / Gargamel attempts to use Handy’s new train against the Smurfs.
 
“A Long Tale for Grandpa / Where the Wild Smurfs Are” (11/7/87) – Grandpa and some of the Smurfs travel to Thunder Island to find a tree to save their village from insects. / Hogatha plans to capture Wild’s squirrel friends to make their tails into hair for herself.
 
“The Magic Sack of Mr. Nicholas / Swapping Smurfs” (11/14/87) – When his elves take ill, Mr. Nicholas calls the Smurfs to help him finish making all the toys so that he can deliver them on time. / A wizard trapped in a well manages to trick himself into controlling the Smurfs.
 
“Predictable Smurfs / Hefty’s Rival” (11/14/87) – Gargamel sets a trap timed to go off during the Smurfs’ annual regatta. / Hefty gets jealous of Wild’s athletic ability.
 
“Snappy’s Puppet / Prince Smurf” (11/14/87) – Snappy brings his puppet to life and it causes trouble around the village. / Hefty is forced to marry a princess after saving her.
 
“Return of Don Smurfo” (11/21/87) – A potion falls on a Don Smurfo storybook, bringing the character to life.
 
“Skyscraper Smurfs / Bad Luck Smurfs” (11/21/87) – The Smurfs all move into Handy and Architect’s smurfominium and find nothing but problems. / Gargamel imprisons Lady Luck and uses her wheel of chance to give the Smurfs bad luck.
 
“Smurfing Out of Time / A Hole in Smurf” (11/21/87) – When the Smurflings remove the plug from the river of time, they cause time to speed up. / When the Smurfs invent a new sport, they forget all about repairing the bridge.
 
“Smurf Pet / Timber Smurf” (11/28/87) – Scruples steals the Smurflings’ new pet to win the science fair. / Timber helps the Smurfs gather wood to rebuild the village after Gargamel sets a storm on it.
 
“The Smurf Who Could Do No Wrong / Smurfette’s Lucky Star” (11/28/87) – Homnibus gives Clumsy a charm that allows him to do everything perfectly. / Smurfette’s lucky star falls to Earth with power enough for only one more wish.
 
“The Smurfy Verdict / Chlorhydris’s Lost Love” (11/28/87) – When Baby wanders off, Brainy puts Clumsy on trial for losing him. / Vanity and Sassette must remove Chlorhydris’ love from stone so that she’ll remove her hate spell from the Smurfs.
 
“Stop & Go Smurfs / Poet the Know-It-All” (12/5/87) – Painter asks Papa to put a spell on Greedy’s bell to freeze the Smurfs for a painting, but the bell ends up stolen after. / Poet gets an amulet that allows him to see the future.
 
“All the News That’s Fit to Smurf” (12/5/87) – Reporter Smurfs starts up the village’s first newspaper and goes a bit overboard with all the facts he deems to print.
 
“Gargamel’s Quest / Gargamel’s Second Childhood” (12/5/87) – Jokey uses his pranks to lure Gargamel away from Smurf Village. / Gargamel uses a spell to switch ages with Scruple and befriend the Smurflings.
 
Season 8:
“Lost Smurf” (9/10/88) – Grandpa leads a rescue mission to save Nanny from Castle Captor before it disappears again.
 
“Archives of Evil” (9/10/88) – Nemesis uses the magic of the Archives of Evil to steal the Smurfs’ Long Life Stone.
 
“Bigmouth’s Roommate / Bungling Babysitters” (9/17/88) – After Gargamel kicks him out, Scruple moves in with Bigmouth. / Hogatha kidnaps Baby while the other Smurfs argue amongst themselves.
 
“Clockwork’s Powerplay / Clumsy in Command” (9/17/88) – A lightning strikes causes a power overload in Clockwork. / Clumsy and Brainy make competing teams to see who can reach the top of a mountain first.
 
“Don Smurfo’s Uninvited Guests” (9/24/88) – Brainy, Nanny and Snappy get stuck in Don Smurfo’s book, which threatens to make them disappear after the last page turns.
 
“Denisa’s Greedy Doll / Denisa’s Slumber Party” (9/24/88) – Gargamel turns Denisa’s doll into a voodoo doll that controls Greedy. / Gargamel watches over Balthazar’s castle on the night Denisa invites Sassette for a sleepover.
 
“Grandpa’s Nemesis / Grandpa’s Walking Stick” (10/1/88) – The Smurfs must hide the Long Life Stone when Nemesis reappears. / Brainy sends the Smurflings to the enchanted forest to replace Grandpa’s walking stick after he accidentally breaks it.
 
“A House for Nanny” (10/1/88) – Smurfette distracts Nanny while the others build her a house.
 
“It’s A Smurfy Life / Land of Lost and Found” (10/8/88) – When Handy’s devices unknowingly fail because of Brainy, he runs away after the Smurfs yell at him. / The Lord of Lost and Found will trade back Papa’s telescope for Brainy’s memory, Handy’s handiness, and Hefty’s strength.
 
“Long Live Brainy” (10/8/88) – Two Trokels overthrow their king and install Brainy as their puppet king.
 
“A Maze of Mirrors” (10/15/88) – A visit to the Mansion of Mirrors results in Vanity getting a number of duplicates.
 
“Memory Melons / Nanny’s Way” (10/15/88) – Selwyn’s attempt to use memory melons to convey his feelings to Tallulah ends up making things worse. / Nanny runs away when the Smurfs rebuke her attempts to help in their tasks.
 
“Pappy’s Puppy / Shutterbug Smurfs” (10/22/88) – When Puppy ends up with amnesia Gargamel trains him to be a Smurf catcher. / Handy invents a camera that makes Painter jealous because of how quickly it produces images.
 
“Smoogle Sings the Blues / A Smurf for Denisa” (10/22/88) – Smoogle must sing to counteract Chlorhydris’ raven’s unhappiness spell. / Balthazar’s niece becomes friends with Sassette.
 
“Smurf the Presses” (10/29/88) – Reporter believes Gargamel has changed his ways and takes him back to the village.
 
“Stealing Grandpa’s Thunder” (10/29/88) – Grandpa worries that his failing memory means Nanny will take over as storyteller.
 
Season 9:
“Smurfs that Time Forgot” (9/9/89) – The Smurfs go back in time to bring a baby triceratops home.
 
“Lost in the Ages / Cave Smurfs” (9/9/89) – While rescuing Clumsy from a caveman, the Smurfs lose the magic key. / Greedy and Brainy end up taking care of a prehistoric baby bird.
 
“Hogapatra’s Beauty Sleep / Mummy Dearest” (9/16/89) – Hefty and Lazy go to retrieve Lazy’s stolen pillow from Hogapatra. / Gargotec captures the Smurfs and forces them to finish a pyramid for the god Azra.
 
“Shamrock Smurfs” (9/16/89) – Greedy becomes a leprechaun after eating shamrock stew.
 
“Karate Clumsy / Like it or Smurf It” (9/23/89) – Clumsy must learn karate in order to save his friends from Ninja Rat. / Instead of working, the Smurfs choose to invent and play a new game.
 
“Papa’s Big Snooze” (9/23/89) – Papa is threatened with eternal sleep from a bug bite unless another bug bites him by sunset.
 
“A Fish Called Snappy / The Smurf Odyssey” (9/30/89) – An angered water sprite turns Snappy into a fish. / The Smurfs help Hermie become a god on Mount Olympus.
 
“Trojan Smurfs” (9/30/89) – The Smurfs hide inside a toy horse in order to rescue Smurfette from a spoiled princess.
 
“Fortune Cookie / Imperial Panda-Monium” (10/7/89) – Brainy attempts to write fortune cookies, but Jokey replaces them with his own. / Snappy stumbles on a plot that will see a young emperor betrayed by his cousins.
 
“Smurfette’s Green Thumb” (10/7/89) – After getting pricked by a flower in a magic garden, everything Smurfette touches becomes a plant.
 
“Hefty Sees a Serpent” (10/14/89) – Only the evil Angus McGarg believes that Hefty saw a creature in the Scotland Lake.
 
“Phantom Bagpiper / Jungle Jitterbug” (10/14/89) – Smurfette becomes a jockey to win a race and retrieve a ghost’s stolen pony. / Vanity catches a disease that makes him unable to stop dancing.
 
“The Clumsy Genie / Scary Smurfs” (10/21/89) – Brainy, Smurfette and Vanity have to get a genie back to his lamp to free Clumsy from it. / Eating an enchanted gingerbread house causes the Smurfs to turn into monsters.
 
“Sky High Surprise” (10/21/89) – Jokey must retrieve the time crystals from babies on flying carpets.
 
“Gnoman Holiday” (10/28/89) – Julius Geezer forces Smurfette to marry his son.
 
“Greedy’s Masterpizza / The Monumental Grouch” (10/28/89) – Greedy helps a human bake the best pizza when his recipe is stolen. / Painter’s stone statue of Grouchy comes to life and follows him around.
 
“Curried Smurfs” (11/4/89) – Gargapouri captures the Smurfs and sells them to a human that puts them on display.
 
“G’Day Smoogle / Grandpa’s Fountain of Youth” (11/4/89) – Smoogle must rescue more of his kind in Australia with his new ability. / Sassette must take care of Grandpa after he ends up affected by the Fountain of Youth.
 
“Big Shot Smurfs / No Reflection on Vanity” (11/11/89) – Brainy and Greedy end up becoming the leaders of tribes of mini Vikings. / Vanity misses his reflection badly when he loses his mirror in the south pole.
 
“Papa Loses His Patience / Swashbuckling Smurfs” (11/11/89) – Brainy’s potion causes Papa to lose his patience and allow it to enter El Gargo. / Some of the Smurfs are entranced to serve Bluebeak the pirate.
 
“Painter’s Egg-Cellent Adventure / Small Minded Smurfs” (11/18/89) – Painter helps a human get his magic chicken to lay painted eggs. / Clumsy and his friend have to find a cure for the berries that shrunk the others’ heads.
 
“Bananas Over Hefty / The Smurfs of the Round Table” (11/18/89) – Hefty and the time crystals are stolen by a large orangutan. / The Smurfs help Sir Lancelot and Merlin reclaim Camelot.
 
“Wild Goes Cuckoo / Brainy’s Beastly Boo-Boo” (12/2/89) – Wild gets incorporated into a clock that stops time. / Brainy accidentally uses magic that turns all the Smurfs into African animals.
 
“The Golden Rhino / Hearts ‘n’ Smurfs” (12/2/89) – The Smurfs help a boy rescue his rhino. / Hefty, Clumsy and Brainy set out to help Cupid spread love when his wing is hurt, but Van Garg captures Brainy and turns him evil.
 
Specials:
“Here Comes the Smurfs” (6/19/81) – Papa Smurf relays the story of The Smurfette, the Supersmurf and the Baby Smurf.
 
“The Smurf Springtime Special” (4/8/82) – Gargamel teams up with Lord Balthazar and puts a spell on Mother Nature to freeze out the Smurfs in order to capture them for gold.
 
“The Smurfs Christmas Special” (12/12/82) – The Smurfs help a family left stranded in the snow after a stranger causes their sleigh to turn over.
 
“My Smurfy Valentine” (2/13/83) – Gargamel intercepts Smurfette’s note to Cupid, which leads to him and Chlorhydris falling in love.
 
“The Smurfic Games” (5/20/84) – Brainy organizes a series of games where Hefty, Handy and Clumsy lead teams in competition.
 
“Smurfily Ever After” (2/13/85) – The Smurfs help Laconia and Woody prepare for their wedding while Gargamel plans to unleash a device that will make the Smurfs dance to their doom.
 
“Tis the Season to Be Smurfy” (12/13/87) – Grandpa and Sassette lead the Smurfs to the human village to help make an elderly couple’s Christmas better.

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