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The Smurfs

The Smurfs is a comic and television franchise centered on a group of small blue fictional creatures called Smurfs, created and first introduced as a series of comic strips by the Belgian cartoonist Peyo (pen name of Pierre Culliford) on October 23, 1958. The original term and the accompanying language came during a meal Peyo was having with his colleague and friend André Franquin at the Belgian Coast. Having momentarily forgotten the word "salt", Peyo asked him (in French) to pass the schtroumpf. Franquin jokingly replied: "Here's the Schtroumpf — when you are done schtroumpfing, schtroumpf it back..." and the two spent the rest of that weekend speaking in "schtroumpf language". The name was later translated into Dutch as Smurf, which was adopted in English.

Show Info

Network: United States NBC (1976 - 1989)
Average Runtime: 27 minutes
Status: Ended
Show Type: Animation
Genres: ChildrenFantasy
Created by: Peyo

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Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
9x39: Hearts 'N' SmurfsDec 2, 1989
9x38: The Golden RhinoDec 2, 1989
9x37: Brainy's Beastly Boo-BooDec 2, 1989
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Extra Details

Also known as:
  • Τα Στρουμφάκια (Greece Greece)
  • Ștrumpfii (Romania Romania)
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