History YMMV / TheSmurfs

27th Aug '17 4:13:10 PM N8han11
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*** Also noting that the leader looks like Karl Marx, and EpilepticTrees theories claim that ‘Smurf’ is shorthand for ‘[[FunWithAcronyms Socialist Men under Red Father]]’ ([[CriticalResearchFailure despite the fact that the comic was originally French, and they were originally called ‘Schtroumpfs’]]).



** Maybe not "much" effort to see him that way, but a little. After all, not only does he have the stereotypical hooked nose and an obsession with gold but his cat has a Hebrew name. However, any anti-Semitic tropes in the Smurfs can be seen as less inspired by National Socialism and more inspired by the fact that Jews have been scapegoats & strawmen throughout much of their history.
*** In the movie he does not even have a hook nose. Plus he has straight hair rather than the stereotypical Jewish curly hair. So maybe they were either being very sensitive and tried very hard to not show the possible stereotypes, or they truly are not seeing this possible unfortunate implication at all.



*** There is much more than that. His "castle" looks like a church. His cat's name is Azrael, which is by itself the name of the angel of death, and that also sounds like Israel, the chosen people. The Smurfs may represent different sins, and the only one who wants to analyze other's behaviors and talk about morals, Brainy Smurf, is always kicked around, fooled and tossed out of the village.
*** Then again, the clothing color scheme of the Smurfs does seem to suggest Papa Smurf being the high priest/kinsman redeemer (red) who keeps his little Smurfs free and pure from sin (white).

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*** There is much more than that. His "castle" looks like a church. His cat's name is Azrael, which is by itself the name of the angel of death, and that also sounds like Israel, the chosen people. The Smurfs may represent different sins, and the only one who wants to analyze other's behaviors and talk about morals, Brainy Smurf, is always kicked around, fooled and tossed out of the village.
*** Then again, the clothing color scheme of the Smurfs does seem to suggest Papa Smurf being the high priest/kinsman redeemer (red) who keeps his little Smurfs free and pure from sin (white).
7th Aug '17 1:27:39 PM fruitstripegum
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** Brainy Smurf at times. Yes, he's insufferable and is considered TheScrappy both in universe and out, but the other Smurfs ''never'' give him a chance or at least try to tolerate him. He gets literally ''beaten up'' pretty much every time he talks, even though the Smurfs are supposed to be kindhearted and forgiving, especially with each other. Sometimes, the reader may have the impression that he's the village's punching bag even when he doesn't do anything wrong. For instance, in ''Le Schtroumpf Reporter'', Hefty Smurf and another Smurf get annoyed because the aforementioned reporter has started wrting very intellectual and hard-to-understand articles in his newspaper. They come accross Brainy, who tell them that the new articles are very interesting and ask them if they agree. They beat him up for that. In ''La Gourmandise chez les Schtroumpfs'', when Greedy Smurf gets an indigestion (because he didn't listen to Brainy!), and when Brainy ''after helping him to return to his home'' starts to (annoyingly) list the medicine that he will give to him, he gets a kick in the ass.

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** Brainy Smurf at times. Yes, he's insufferable and is considered TheScrappy both in universe and out, but the other Smurfs ''never'' give him a chance or at least try to tolerate him. He gets literally ''beaten up'' pretty much every time he talks, even though the Smurfs are supposed to be kindhearted and forgiving, especially with each other. Sometimes, the reader may have the impression that he's the village's punching bag even when he doesn't do anything wrong. For instance, in ''Le Schtroumpf Reporter'', Hefty Smurf and another Smurf get annoyed because the aforementioned reporter has started wrting very intellectual and hard-to-understand articles in his newspaper. They come accross across Brainy, who tell them that the new articles are very interesting and ask them if they agree. They beat him up for that. In ''La Gourmandise chez les Schtroumpfs'', when Greedy Smurf gets an indigestion (because he didn't listen to Brainy!), and when Brainy ''after helping him to return to his home'' starts to (annoyingly) list the medicine that he will give to him, he gets a kick in the ass.
7th Aug '17 1:25:45 PM fruitstripegum
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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 ''Film/TheMuppets'', not ''TheSmurfs''.



* 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 ''Film/TheMuppets'', not ''TheSmurfs''.
23rd May '17 5:02:23 PM VicGeorge2011
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** Brainy in "The Olympic Smurfs." Was he being a fair judge in giving Smurfette a pink card that legally takes her away from Weakling just after he wins the Olympics and a possible SmoochOfVictory from her? Or was he being just a complete opportunistic {{Jerkass}}?


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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Specific story examples:
** Brainy in "The Olympic Smurfs." Was he being a fair judge in giving Smurfette a pink card that legally takes her away from Weakling just after he wins the Olympics and a possible SmoochOfVictory from her? Or was he being just a complete opportunistic {{Jerkass}}?
23rd May '17 5:01:13 PM VicGeorge2011
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** Brainy in "The Olympic Smurfs." Was he being a fair judge in giving Smurfette a pink card that legally takes her away from Weakling just after he wins the Olympics and a possible SmoochOfVictory from her? Or was he being just a complete opportunistic {{Jerkass}}?
18th Mar '17 2:15:54 PM nombretomado
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** NeilPatrickHarris guest starred on Glee, where he was the rival of Will. He apparantly also stole his wife [[Creator/JaymaMays Emma Pillsbury]].

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** NeilPatrickHarris Creator/NeilPatrickHarris guest starred on Glee, where he was the rival of Will. He apparantly also stole his wife [[Creator/JaymaMays Emma Pillsbury]].
13th Dec '16 3:12:57 AM VicGeorge2011
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** All of the songs heard from an old 80's smurfs album "Smurfing Sing Song" and "The Smurfs All Star Song" such as "Smurf Hop", "Smurfing Land" and "Smurfling Land Express".

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** All of the songs heard from an old 80's smurfs Smurfs album "Smurfing Sing Song" and "The Smurfs All Star Song" such as "Smurf Hop", "Smurfing Land" and "Smurfling Land Express".



*** There is much more than that. His "castle" looks like a church. His cat's name is Azrael, which is by itself the name of the angel of death, and that also sounds like Israel, the chosen people. The smurfs may represent different sins, and the only one who wants to analyze other's behaviors and talk about morals, Brainy Smurf, is always kicked around, fooled and tossed out of the village.

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*** There is much more than that. His "castle" looks like a church. His cat's name is Azrael, which is by itself the name of the angel of death, and that also sounds like Israel, the chosen people. The smurfs Smurfs may represent different sins, and the only one who wants to analyze other's behaviors and talk about morals, Brainy Smurf, is always kicked around, fooled and tossed out of the village.
12th Dec '16 1:59:01 AM luisedgarf
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** Also from the Animax's Japanese dub, Creator/YuukiKaji voices Brainy Smurf, who is pursued by a giant guy (Gargamel) and his cat, Azrael. [[Manga/AttackOnTitan Geez, I wonder where I heard about a similar premise when he voiced the main character...]]

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** Also from the Animax's Japanese dub, Creator/YuukiKaji voices Brainy Smurf, who is pursued by a giant guy (Gargamel) and his cat, Azrael. [[Manga/AttackOnTitan Geez, I wonder where when I heard about a similar premise in when he voiced the main character...]]]]. This is even more hilarious, in a meta-way, besides Kaji (Eren) and the aforementioned Park (Hange), there's also Creator/MarinaInoue (Armin) voicing Poet Smurf and Creator/YuuKobayashi (Sasha) as Painter Smurf.
12th Dec '16 1:49:10 AM luisedgarf
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** Also from the Animax's Japanese dub, Creator/YuukiKaji voices Brainy Smurf, who is pursued by a giant guy (Gargamel) and his cat, Azrael. [[Manga/AttackOnTitan Geez, I wonder where I heard about a similar premise when he voiced the main character...]]
12th Dec '16 1:36:24 AM luisedgarf
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** In the newest Japanese dub broadcasted by Animax Japan, Creator/RomiPark voices Grouchy Smurf. The hilarity came with the fact she previously voiced [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Edward Elric]], who not only he is extremely grouchy but also takes [[BerserkButton personal offense being called "small"]]. Grouchy not only is, well.. ''grouchy'', he is also ''smaller'' than Ed.
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