History YMMV / TheSmurfs

26th Dec '15 11:18:39 AM MagBas
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* CopyCatSue / RelationshipSue: Some people make {{Distaff Counterpart}}s for the Smurfs. Handy [[DieForOurship (which Handy/Marina fans hate)]] and possibly Smurfette are the biggest victims with the sues/stus.
23rd Oct '15 9:38:16 PM Harem-author
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** Gargamel is all too happy to call himself "evil," but he's got plenty of reason to be unhappy. First, it is strongly implied that he had a seriously abusive childhood from every time we meet one of his relatives on-screen, said relative is either trying to mooch off Gargamel, browbeat and berate him, or both, even the wealthy ones like Balthazar. Second, to near CosmicPlaything levels, every time he tries to do ''anything'' it cosmically backfires on him due to some bit of information or event he had no way of knowing, even if his labors are good, honest work. In addition to the entry in HardWorkHardlyWorks, there's been other episodes where Gargamel did try his hand at honest work only to be thwarted either directly or indirectly by the Smurfs. The most prominent of these is when Gargamel actually won at an audition to become the royal court mage, honestly (his spell ingredients were a bit jumbled by transport to the castle, and his spell malfunctioned, but the fact that he summoned a tornado indoors, rode the tornado without injury, and nobody else in attendance was hurt convinced the judges that his power and control were more than sufficient for the job). Unfortunately, his first task, finding out why the chickens were not laying eggs was solved by Papa Smurf outside his knowledge. Perhaps Gargamel could have kept the job even then, but the Smurfs that were delivering the message to the king just had to stop and intrude on Gargamel's lab, without permission which ANY mage or alchemist would have good reason to be angry about. When Johan caught Gargamel threatening the Smurfs, only then did Gargamel learn that the Smurfs were good friends of the king and was real lucky not to wind up in the dungeon. Makes his obsession with making the Smurfs suffer seem a bit more reasonable, doesn't it? Oh, and Scruple? Gargamel was compelled by force of arms to take him in, as an apprentice, something which everyone can agree he is ill suited to do, and Gargamel doesn't even receive compensation of any kind, not even for the kid's living expenses. Thank evilness, or whatever that The Smurfs is a SugarBowl or somebody at Gargamel's castle would be seriously under-nourished if not starving to death. As a bonus, one episode had Gargamel plan and nearly succeed at carrying out his genocidal vengeance against the Smurfs with a powerful artifact or spell of evil, and he's stopped by Little Smurfette. How? By her saying "I love you, pappi Gargamel!" Gargamel just... stopped, and broke down crying. Why? '''Nobody ever said that to him before. NOBODY!''' Not even his own mother. There are times that the audience ''really'' wants to give Gargamel a hug.
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** Gargamel is all too happy to call himself "evil," but he's got plenty of reason to be unhappy. First, it is strongly implied that he had a seriously abusive childhood from every time we meet one of his relatives on-screen, said relative is either trying to mooch off Gargamel, browbeat and berate him, or both, even the wealthy ones like Balthazar. Second, to near CosmicPlaything levels, every time he tries to do ''anything'' it cosmically backfires on him due to some bit of information or event he had no way of knowing, even if his labors are good, honest work. In addition to the entry in HardWorkHardlyWorks, there's been other episodes where Gargamel did try his hand at honest work only to be thwarted either directly or indirectly by the Smurfs. The most prominent of these is when Gargamel actually won at an audition to become the royal court mage, honestly (his spell ingredients were a bit jumbled by transport to the castle, and his spell malfunctioned, but the fact that he summoned a tornado indoors, rode the tornado without injury, and nobody else in attendance was hurt convinced the judges that his power and control were more than sufficient for the job). Unfortunately, his first task, finding out why the chickens were not laying eggs was solved by Papa Smurf outside his knowledge. Perhaps Gargamel could have kept the job even then, but the Smurfs that were delivering the message to the king just had to stop and intrude on Gargamel's lab, without permission which ANY mage or alchemist would have good reason to be angry about. When Johan caught Gargamel threatening the Smurfs, only then did Gargamel learn that the Smurfs were good friends of the king and was real lucky not to wind up in the dungeon. Makes his obsession with making the Smurfs suffer seem a bit more reasonable, doesn't it? Oh, and Scruple? Gargamel was compelled by force of arms to take him in, as an apprentice, something which everyone can agree he is ill suited to do, and Gargamel doesn't even receive compensation of any kind, not even for the kid's living expenses. Thank evilness, or whatever that The Smurfs is a SugarBowl or somebody at Gargamel's castle would be seriously under-nourished if not starving to death. As a bonus, one episode had Gargamel plan and nearly succeed at carrying out his genocidal vengeance against the Smurfs with a powerful artifact or spell of evil, and he's stopped by Little Smurfette.Sassette. How? By her saying "I love you, pappi Gargamel!" Gargamel just... stopped, and broke down crying. Why? '''Nobody ever said that to him before. NOBODY!''' Not even his own mother. There are times that the audience ''really'' wants to give Gargamel a hug.
23rd Oct '15 9:27:49 PM Harem-author
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** Gargamel is all too happy to call himself "evil," but he's got plenty of reason to be unhappy. First, it is strongly implied that he had a seriously abusive childhood from every time we meet one of his relatives on-screen, said relative is either trying to mooch off Gargamel, browbeat and berate him, or both, even the wealthy ones like Balthazar. Second, to near CosmicPlaything levels, every time he tries to do ''anything'' it cosmically backfires on him due to some bit of information or event he had no way of knowing, even if his labors are good, honest work. In addition to the entry in HardWorkHardlyWorks, there's been other episodes where Gargamel did try his hand at honest work only to be thwarted either directly or indirectly by the Smurfs. The most prominent of these is when Gargamel actually won at an audition to become the royal court mage, honestly (his spell ingredients were a bit jumbled by transport to the castle, and his spell malfunctioned, but the fact that he summoned a tornado indoors, rode the tornado without injury, and nobody else in attendance was hurt convinced the judges that his power and control were more than sufficient for the job). Unfortunately, his first task, finding out why the chickens were not laying eggs was solved by Papa Smurf outside his knowledge. Perhaps Gargamel could have kept the job even then, but the Smurfs that were delivering the message to the king just had to stop and intrude on Gargamel's lab, without permission which ANY mage or alchemist would have good reason to be angry about. When Johan caught Gargamel threatening the Smurfs, only then did Gargamel learn that the Smurfs were good friends of the king and was real lucky not to wind up in the dungeon. Makes his obsession with making the Smurfs suffer seem a bit more reasonable, doesn't it? Oh, and Scruple? Gargamel was compelled by force of arms to take him in, as an apprentice, something which everyone can agree he is ill suited to do, and Gargamel doesn't even receive compensation of any kind, not even for the kid's living expenses. Thank evilness, or whatever that The Smurfs is a SugarBowl or somebody at Gargamel's castle would be seriously under-nourished if not starving to death.
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** Gargamel is all too happy to call himself "evil," but he's got plenty of reason to be unhappy. First, it is strongly implied that he had a seriously abusive childhood from every time we meet one of his relatives on-screen, said relative is either trying to mooch off Gargamel, browbeat and berate him, or both, even the wealthy ones like Balthazar. Second, to near CosmicPlaything levels, every time he tries to do ''anything'' it cosmically backfires on him due to some bit of information or event he had no way of knowing, even if his labors are good, honest work. In addition to the entry in HardWorkHardlyWorks, there's been other episodes where Gargamel did try his hand at honest work only to be thwarted either directly or indirectly by the Smurfs. The most prominent of these is when Gargamel actually won at an audition to become the royal court mage, honestly (his spell ingredients were a bit jumbled by transport to the castle, and his spell malfunctioned, but the fact that he summoned a tornado indoors, rode the tornado without injury, and nobody else in attendance was hurt convinced the judges that his power and control were more than sufficient for the job). Unfortunately, his first task, finding out why the chickens were not laying eggs was solved by Papa Smurf outside his knowledge. Perhaps Gargamel could have kept the job even then, but the Smurfs that were delivering the message to the king just had to stop and intrude on Gargamel's lab, without permission which ANY mage or alchemist would have good reason to be angry about. When Johan caught Gargamel threatening the Smurfs, only then did Gargamel learn that the Smurfs were good friends of the king and was real lucky not to wind up in the dungeon. Makes his obsession with making the Smurfs suffer seem a bit more reasonable, doesn't it? Oh, and Scruple? Gargamel was compelled by force of arms to take him in, as an apprentice, something which everyone can agree he is ill suited to do, and Gargamel doesn't even receive compensation of any kind, not even for the kid's living expenses. Thank evilness, or whatever that The Smurfs is a SugarBowl or somebody at Gargamel's castle would be seriously under-nourished if not starving to death. As a bonus, one episode had Gargamel plan and nearly succeed at carrying out his genocidal vengeance against the Smurfs with a powerful artifact or spell of evil, and he's stopped by Little Smurfette. How? By her saying "I love you, pappi Gargamel!" Gargamel just... stopped, and broke down crying. Why? '''Nobody ever said that to him before. NOBODY!''' Not even his own mother. There are times that the audience ''really'' wants to give Gargamel a hug.
3rd Oct '15 1:30:58 PM StFan
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* AdaptationDisplacement: A lot of people know the Smurfs. The original comic book series, ''Johan and Peewit''? Not so much.
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* AdaptationDisplacement: AdaptationDisplacement: ** A lot of people know the Smurfs. The original comic book series, ''Johan and Peewit''? Not so much.

* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: In the AnimatedAdaptation, and the books since ''The Baby Smurf'', Gargamel begins appearing in every story, even if his presence is unnecessary for the plot, which several times results in [=BLAMs=].
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: BigLippedAlligatorMoment: ** In the AnimatedAdaptation, and the books since ''The Baby Smurf'', Gargamel begins appearing in every story, even if his presence is unnecessary for the plot, which several times results in [=BLAMs=].

* DorkAge: from "''The Baby Smurf''" to "''The Strange Awakening of Lazy Smurf''," the slapstick and social parody were toned down (in fact, it begins earlier, with the secondary stories of the album "''The Smurfic Games''"). "''The Finance Smurf''," the last album made before Peyo's death, and those that follow it, recover these parts that made the book successful. * MorePopularSpinoff: to ''JohanAndPeewit''. * RecycledScript: ''The Smurf Menace'' (comic book) begins with the Smurfs being in conflict and fighting each other, so Papa Smurf decides to use his magic to bring an enemy towards them, so that they unite each other and become peaceful again. Just like in ''Smurf VS. Smurf''. ** If you count stories between the comic book continuity and the cartoon show continuity, "''The Finance Smurf''" recycles the plot of "''The Smurfs And The Money Tree''", even to how it ends (Greedy and Finance both suffer a case of PyrrhicVictory or PyrrhicVillainy in that they gain possessions at the cost of losing friends).
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* DorkAge: from "''The ''The Baby Smurf''" Smurf'' to "''The ''The Strange Awakening of Lazy Smurf''," Smurf'', the slapstick and social parody were toned down (in fact, it begins earlier, with the secondary stories of the album "''The ''The Smurfic Games''"). "''The Games''). ''The Finance Smurf''," Smurf'', the last album made before Peyo's death, and those that follow it, recover these parts that made the book successful. * MorePopularSpinoff: to ''JohanAndPeewit''. To ''ComicBook/JohanAndPeewit''. * RecycledScript: ''The RecycledScript: ** ''The Smurf Menace'' Menace'' (comic book) begins with the Smurfs being in conflict and fighting each other, so Papa Smurf decides to use his magic to bring an enemy towards them, so that they unite each other and become peaceful again. Just like in ''Smurf ''Smurf VS. Smurf''. Smurf''. ** If you count stories between the comic book continuity and the cartoon show continuity, "''The ''The Finance Smurf''" Smurf'' recycles the plot of "''The "The Smurfs And The and the Money Tree''", Tree", even to how it ends (Greedy and Finance both suffer a case of PyrrhicVictory or PyrrhicVillainy in that they gain possessions at the cost of losing friends).

* UnfortunateCharacterDesign: The phallic-looking Old Tower in the comic book story ''The Smurfs And The Book That Tells Everything''.
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* UnfortunateCharacterDesign: The phallic-looking Old Tower in the comic book story ''The Smurfs And The and the Book That Tells Everything''.
2nd Oct '15 7:02:21 PM DAMartin
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** Besides, the AnimatedAdaptation is probably more well-known than the Smurfs comic books.
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** Besides, the AnimatedAdaptation is probably more well-known for American audiences than the Smurfs comic books.
14th Sep '15 5:55:13 PM notahandle
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** Not to mention Creator/NeilPatrickHarris, remake![[Film/StarTrek Chekhov]]/[[Film/TerminatorSalvation Kyle Reese]]/[[Film/FrightNight2011 Brewster]] and [[Film/X2XMenUnited Nightcrawler]].
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** Not to mention Creator/NeilPatrickHarris, remake![[Film/StarTrek Chekhov]]/[[Film/TerminatorSalvation Kyle Reese]]/[[Film/FrightNight2011 Brewster]] Creator/AntonYelchin and [[Film/X2XMenUnited Nightcrawler]].
12th Sep '15 4:23:47 AM VicGeorge2011
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* TookTheBadFilmSeriously: Jonathan Winters' weather-worn voice for wise old Papa Smurf is often praised as the best think in the movie.
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* TookTheBadFilmSeriously: Jonathan Winters' weather-worn voice for wise old Papa Smurf is often praised as the best think thing in the movie.
11th Sep '15 8:36:02 PM NWolfman
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* ClicheStorm: Of the "live action cartoon adaptation" genre. [[UncannyValley Hyper-realistic]] CGI? Check. HumanFocusedAdaptation? Check. ProductPlacement out the wazoo? [[UpToEleven Double check!]] TotallyRadical attitude? See WereStillRelevantDammit. There were even people who ''genuinely believed that trailer for it was fake'' because of how cliched it was.

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* TookTheBadFilmSeriously: Jonathan Winters' weather-worn voice for wise old Papa Smurf is often praised as the best think in the movie.
26th Aug '15 4:06:44 PM nombretomado
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* HilariousInHindsight: It's a running meme that the Smurfs are communists, and in 2011, there was a children's movie accused of being communist propaganda... except that it was ''TheMuppets'', not ''TheSmurfs''.
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* HilariousInHindsight: It's a running meme that the Smurfs are communists, and in 2011, there was a children's movie accused of being communist propaganda... except that it was ''TheMuppets'', ''Film/TheMuppets'', not ''TheSmurfs''.
13th Aug '15 3:30:56 PM Mochitachan
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* HilariousInHindsight: Anyone who had watched ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' know that KatyPerry guest starred in one episode....and ended up dating [[Creator/NeilPatrickHarris Barney Stinson]].
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* HilariousInHindsight: Anyone who had watched ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' know that KatyPerry guest starred in one episode....and ended up dating [[Creator/NeilPatrickHarris Barney Stinson]]. Also Series/ProjectRunway Tim Gunn was his tailor.
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