!!''Franchise/TheSmurfs'' are the [[TropeNamer Trope Smurfers]] for
* IfItTastesBadItMustBeGoodForYou
* TheSmurfettePrinciple
* {{Smurfing}}

!!For the franchise in general:
* MagnumOpusDissonance: Peyo's favorite work, and actually his original main one was ''ComicBook/JohanAndPeewit'' (''Johan and Pirlouit'' in its original French title)... But, one day, in one of this series' album, appeared a certain band of little blue creatures. They were intended to be one-shot characters, but quickly became {{Ensemble Darkhorse}}s... And from then, ''The Smurfs'' (''Les Schtroumpfs'') became the single most remembered work of Peyo.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: There was a Smurfs educational game called ''Smurf Play & Learn'' advertised by Coleco that would have been released for the UsefulNotes/ColecoVision, as well as ''Smurfette's Birthday'' and ''Papa Smurf's Treasure Hunt'', none of which were ever worked on.

!!For the [[ComicBook/TheSmurfs comic books]]:
* CashCowFranchise: Thanks to Creator/HannaBarbera.
* CreatorBacklash: Peyo was quite sorry that the Smurfs became so popular he couldn't concentrate as much on his other series.
* ExecutiveMeddling: When Papercutz translated 'The Black Smurfs' comic book into English, they changed the plague ridden Smurfs to purple based on the cartoon adaptation.
** Even earlier in a Random House publication of ''Smurfery'' in "Romeo And Smurfette," where the black paint Jokey uses to disguise himself as a Black Smurf to play a prank on somebody was changed to green (and now purple in the Papercutz reprint).
** And like the cartoon adaptation, Papercutz changed the Swoof's skin colors from orange to green of the original comic book story "The Astro Smurf," also for the same reasons.
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: The 1961 animated shorts never gained an official release on DVD and VHS and can only be found at a few museums in Belgium mainly Brussels.
* NamesTheSame
** Chef Smurf and Baker Smurf were sometimes referred to by each other's names in earlier comics, but later comics, as well as the live-action movies, showed the two to be different characters.
** Sculptor Smurf and Tailor Smurf in the original French. Which makes for a few confusing scenes when Papa Smurf calls for one and the other appears. (This isn't completely consistent, though, so it's possible that he eventually got tired of the miscommunications and changed his name.) Averted in the English translation of ''The Smurflings'', where he is simply referred to as Smurf.
* NoExportForYou: Papercutz has been starting to publish Smurfs comic books that haven't seen an English translation for years.
* OutlivedItsCreator: Peyo's son continues to write the stories, with other artists doing the cartoon work.

!!For the [[WesternAnimation/TheSmurfsAndTheMagicFlute 1976 film "The Smurfs And The Magic Flute"]] by Belvision Studios:
* Go [[Trivia/TheSmurfsAndTheMagicFlute here]]

!!For the [[WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs Hanna-Barbera cartoon]] animated series:
* ActorAllusion: Not the [[WesternAnimation/DastardlyAndMuttleyInTheirFlyingMachines first]] [[WesternAnimation/WackyRaces time]] both Creator/PaulWinchell and Creator/DonMessick worked together as an owner and his pet.
** Creator/DonMessick voiced three other cats before Azrael named [[WesternAnimation/TheRuffAndReddyShow Ruff]], [[WesternAnimation/JosieAndThePussyCats Sebastian]] and [[WesternAnimation/HongKongPhooey Spot]].
** Before Miner Smurf, Creator/AlanYoung provided a Scottish accent to [[Film/TheTimeMachine1960 David Filby]] and [[Series/MisterEd Wilbur Post's father]].
** In the episode 'The Masked Pie Smurfer', Papa tries to solve the identity of titular Masked Pie Smurfer. Not only are both Franchise/ScoobyDoo and Papa voiced by Creator/DonMessick but Hefty's voiced by [[Creator/FrankWelker Fred Jones]] himself.
** During 'The Crooner Smurf', Harmony gains the ability to sing like a professional. In actuality, Creator/HamiltonCamp is a songwriter/musician.
** If Henry Polic III provided the voice of Tracker who plays the role of a guard in "The Adventures of Robin Smurf," than Polic had worked in a RobinHood production before as [[Series/WhenThingsWereRotten Sheriff of Nottingham]] alongside Dick Gautier, the voice of Wooly Smurf as well as additional voices, who played the titular outlaw.
*** Dutch film director and voice actor Arnold Gelderman, the Netherland dubbed voice for Jokey, played said outlaw in the [[Disney/RobinHood Disney]] version of the folklore. Likewise, Brainy's and Clumsy's French dubbed voice actor Francis Lax as well has Hefty's French dubbed voice actor Albert Augier provided the voices of Nutsy and Trigger the two vultures.
** Gargamel brings Jokey's caricature dummy of said wizard to life to cause havoc in Smurf Village to which Creator/PaulWinchell voiced. Winchell was a ventriloquist star from 1950s and 1960s television and films.
** Ray Walston, who was the voice of Scruple's teacher in "The Enchanted Quill", was also Jeff Spicoli's teacher in ''Film/FastTimesAtRidgemontHigh''.
** Farmer Smurf's voice actor Creator/AlanYoung has played a farmer before in 1952 movie ''Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick'' as titular Aaron Crick. Farmer even refers to himself as a 'country bumpkin' in one episode!
* {{Celebrity Voice Actor}}s: Yep, some before becoming {{voice actor}}s but we have Lynnanne Zager, Creator/AlanYoung, Creator/JonathanWinters, Lennie Weinrib, Peggy Webber, Creator/BJWard, Peggy Walton-Walker, Ray Walston, Janet Waldo, Brenda Vaccaro, Susan Tolsky, Les Tremayne, Fred Travalena, John Stephenson, Hal Smith, Susan Silo, Mimi Seaton, Avery Schreiber, Marilyn Schreffler, Ronnie Schell, William Schallert, Michael Rye, Joseph Ruskin, Robert Ridgely, Philip Proctor, Henry Polic II, Vic Perrin, Clare Peck, Alan Oppenheimer, Larry Moss, Sidney Miller, Allan Melvin, Joseph G. Medalis, Amanda [=McBroom=], Edie [=McClurg=], Kenneth Mars, {{Patty Maloney}}, Marilyn Lightstone, Michael Lembeck, Ruta Lee, Robbie Lee, Kip King, Aron Kincaid, Zale Kessler, Marvin Kaplan, Arte Johnson, Creator/{{Tony Jay}}, John Ingle, Jerry Houser, Sterling Holloway, Creator/PhilHartman, Ernest Harada, Barry Gordon, Danny Goldman, Justin Gocke, Ed Gilbert, Dick Gautier, Steve Franken, Creator/PaulEiding, Bernard Erhard, Richard Erdman, Walker Edmiston, Richard Dysart, Jeff Doucette, Patti Deutsch, Jennifer Darling, Keene Curtis, Tandy Cronyn, Henry Corden, Selette Cole, William Christopher, Mary Jo Catlett, Victoria Carroll, Roger C. Carmel, Creator/HamiltonCamp, Ruth Buzzi, Peter Brooks, Sorrell Booke, Lucille Bliss, Creator/MichaelBell, Bernard Behrens, Ed Begley, Jr., Jered Barclay, Bever-Leigh Banfield, René Auberjonois, Lewis Arquette and Bob Arbogast.
* CrossDressingVoice: Vocal legend Creator/JuneForay as Jokey.
** Brenda Vaccaro as Scruple and, in one episode, Architect Smurf.
** Pat Musick as Snappy.
** Noelle North as Slouchy and Blue Eyes.
** [[Creator/JulieMcWhirter Julie [=McWhirter=] Dees]] as Baby Smurf for the final season.
** Creator/MonaMarshall as Weepy in his first appearance.
** Francine Witkin (if not Brenda Vaccaro) as Ripple the mischievous nymph from "The Smurfling's Unsmurfy Friend".
* EditedForSyndication: When episodes from ''The Smurfs'' cartoon show started appearing in the syndicated ''Smurfs Adventures'' show, there were not only cuts from the shorter episodes to make two of them fit within a thirty-minute showing time, but there were also episodes where the audio was noticeably sped up, resulting in the Smurfs and even Gargamel sounding more helium-ish. Some of the season set volumes of ''The Smurfs'' that were released in Australia and the United Kingdom even featured the episodes that were edited for syndication instead of their original unedited versions.
* ExecutiveMeddling:"The Purple Smurfs" were black in the original book. Also, the Swoofs from "the Astrosmurf" were changed from orange to green.
* FakeBrit
** Sweepy Smurf, possibly as a ShoutOut to Creator/DickVanDyke in ''Film/MaryPoppins'', he speaks in a fake Cockney accent -- though, it must be admitted, much less exaggerated…
** In both the cartoon show and the American dub of ''The Smurfs and the Magic Flute'' Johan speaks in a vague approximation of an upper-class English accent.
* IAmNotSpock: In the Mexican Spanish dub, Francisco Colmenero is still remembered for his voice as Papa Smurf in Spanish (along with [[DisneyClassicShorts Peg-Leg Pete]]). Same for Esteban Siller as Gargamel.
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: ''The Smurfs'' has its entire series released on DVD in Australia and Germany. In the US, however, the only episodes that have been released on DVD (for now) are season 1 (in two separate volumes, along with "The Smurfs Springtime Special"), individual episodes from season 2, and the holiday specials. The rest of season 2, along with seasons 3 through 9 (and the rest of the specials) have yet to be released on DVD, although individual episodes from those seasons are currently available on iTunes and Amazon.
** Recently, it's been announced that all of the episodes from the series will be digitized and released on YouTube on a special branded channel, courtesy of IMPS, [=ODMedia=], and Expoza.
** In Croatia, there were two DVD sets (each having 10 [=DVDs=]) and a VHS set released, but they don't cover all existing episodes. As the matter of fact, none of them even cover ''one whole season''; for instance, you're going to find season 1 episodes like "The Fake Smurf", "King Smurf" and "Jokey's Medicine", but not episodes like "Painter and Poet", "The Astrosmurf" and "Spelunking Smurfs", and a few season 1 episodes like "The Smurfette" have a different dub than the rest (and those (used to) have the same set of voice actors). Any other episode dubbed in this language is a rare find available only from bootleg recordings of TV airings (this especially includes season 1 episode with the original dub) that are next to impossible to find on the Internet unless one finds a person who possesses such recordings.
* NamesTheSame: There are two Smurfs named Nosey. Gargamel posed as a Smurf going by this name in one episode, namely because of the nose.
* NoExportForYou: The cartoon show has an inverted problem: foreign distributors are able to release season sets (and even the specials) on DVD without a hassle, but Warner Bros. is only able to make season sets available through download streaming services, with much of Season 2 (and the specials "The Smurfic Games" and "Smurfily Ever After") excluded from availability.
** Played straight with the Croatian release; the [=DVDs=] and VHS tapes released so far don't even cover all episodes from ''a single season'' (let alone all of them), not to mention some season 1 episodes use an alternate, newer dub when compared to the rest of season 1 episodes (and they also had a version with the original dub).
* TheOtherDarrin: Danny Goldman for the most part did Brainy and was replaced by Barry Gordon before Goldman took the role back.
** Weepy Smurf was voiced by Creator/MonaMarshall in his first appearance but by a different person in his next.
** As mentioned above ''and'' below, [[Creator/JulieMcWhirter Julie [=McWhirter=] Dees]] replaced Creator/PaulWinchell for Baby in the final season and an unknown person did the voice of Gargamel's ancestors.
** Norma [=MacMillan=] voiced little witch Brenda in her first appearance and then by Russi Taylor for her second.
* PlayingAgainstType: Songwriter and singer Creator/HamiltonCamp as Harmony.
** Another songwriter/singer example is Amanda [=McBroom=] who voices Chlorhydris, a character who loathes music.
* TalkingToHimself: If Kip King ''did'' do the voice of Tracker, than he and Tailor interacted in "S-Shivering S-Smurfs".
** Creator/HamiltonCamp - On ''RARE'' occasions did Harmony and Greedy interact. When one of them usually did, the other remained silent or, in one case, Greedy was in a [[ItMakesSenseInContext deathlike sleep]] at the time...
** Creator/MichaelBell - Handy, Lazy and Grouchy had subtly exchanged words.
*** Grouchy and his statue, Grouchous Smurfus.
** Creator/AlanYoung - Farmer and Miner in "The Root of Evil", are discussing the irrigation system the coalminer constructed while working in the field and later got into a brawl courteous of some root of evil.
** Alan Oppenheimer - Vanity and Homnibus at the beginning of "To Smurf a Thief".
** Again, Creator/PaulWinchell as Gargamel and Baby for the first eight seasons and Creator/JulieMcWhirter as Baby Smurf and Sassette for its last.
** Creator/JuneForay - Jokey gives Mother Nature a huge surprise box [[spoiler:full of flowers]] at the end of "The Smurfs' Springtime Special".
** Creator/FrankWelker - Hefty has interacted with Clockwork, Pushover, Wild and Poet.
** Creator/DonMessick - Papa, Dreamy, Sweepy and even Azrael interacted though not all to one another.
** Bill Callaway - Clumsy and Painter
** In the Dutch dub, Arnold Gelderman is Jokey and Tailor.
** In the European French dub, Albert Augier is Hefty, Greedy and Bigmouth, and Francis Lax is Brainy, Homnibus and Clumsy.
** In the Mexican Spanish dub, Alfonso Obregon is Brainy and Johan.
** In the Italian dub, Giuppy Izzo is Grouchy, Hefty, Baby Smurf, Nat Smurfling and Azrael, Mauro Gravina is Lazy, Harmony, Farmer, Slouchy, and Johan, Marco Guadagno is Brainy and Peewit, and Fabrizio Mazzotta is Clumsy and Painter.

!!For ''VideoGame/SmurfRescueInGargamelsCastle'':
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** An Intellivision version and a UsefulNotes/ColecoVision Super Game module version were announced, but were never worked on or released.
** The UsefulNotes/{{Intellivision}} version was actually being worked on by [=CollectorVision=], but due to legal reasons, it got converted into ''[[http://www.retrogamenetwork.com/2014/07/01/collectorvision-to-bring-homebrews-following-adventures-of-sydney-hunter-to-multiple-platforms/ Sydney Hunter And The Shrines Of Peril]]''.

!!For the [[VideoGame/TheSmurfs1994 1994 videogame]] released by Infogrames:
* NoExportForYou: Except for the Gameboy version, this game never saw a full American release.

!!For ''The Smurfs Travel The World'' video game:
* NoExportForYou: This game never saw a full American release.
* RecycledScript: It's basically a condensed version of Season 9 from ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' cartoon show, without the time travel.

!!For the [[Film/TheSmurfs Live Action/CGI 2011 film]] released by Sony Pictures:
* ActorAllusion:
** In one scene, Smurfette says "[[Music/KatyPerry I kissed a Smurf and I... liked it]]!" and the fact she sings the Smurfs' song.
** Gutsy's voice actor Creator/AlanCumming playing a blue skinned character in the form of [[Film/X2XMenUnited Nightcrawler]]. Plus he and John Kassir both appeared in [[Film/ReeferMadnessTheMusical a musical]] together.
** Another Smurf example is Chef Smurf being voiced by celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck.
** Greedy's voice actor Kenan Thompson had previously played a [[Film/FatAlbert cartoon character made real]], though in this case, it's more like live action based on cartoon which in turn is based on comic.
** And Creator/JonathanWinters also time-traveled as a Smurf before.
** When Gargamel is first introduced, he's using a Papa Smurf and Smurfette marionette puppets, he provides different voices for each one. The guy who plays Gargamel is experienced voice actor Creator/HankAzaria.
*** The fact Gargamel has puppets could allude to his '80s cartoon self being voiced by ventriloquist Creator/PaulWinchell.
** Besides Azrael, Creator/FrankWelker voiced (or at least provided vocal effects) of other felines before. Most notable ones being [[WesternAnimation/MickeyMouseClubhouse Fig]][[WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse aro]], [[WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures Furrball]], [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} R]][[WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries aj]][[Disney/AladdinTheReturnOfJafar a]][[Disney/AladdinAndTheKingOfThieves h]], [[WesternAnimation/TomAndJerryKids Tom Cat]], [[WesternAnimation/GoofTroop Waffles]], [[WesternAnimation/TheGarfieldShow Garfield]] and [[Disney/CinderellaIIIATwistinTime Luci]][[Disney/CinderellaIIDreamsComeTrue fer]].
** One of the ads clearly seen in Times Square is ''Series/{{Community}}''. Vanity Smurf's voice actor John Oliver appeared as a recurring role of faculty member Dr. Ian Duncan.
** The apartment Patrick and Grace live in is called [=McKinley=], name of the high school in ''Series/{{Glee}}'', where both Creator/NeilPatrickHarris and Creator/JaymaMays appeared in, the former in a minor role and the latter is a major character.
** One of the models advertising Patrick's product at the beginning of the movie is Madison [=McKinley=], who began her career as a fashion model at age seventeen.
** Victor Pagan played a bum, or homeless person as he's credited, in ''Malachance''.
** Joe Urban, the Riker's Island inmate lifting weights closest to Gargamel, played an inmate twice before in ''Michael & Michael Have Issues'' and ''Aurthur''.
* CastingGag: American-Austrian celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck as Chef Smurf.
* CelebrityVoiceActor: Creator/JonathanWinters, Creator/AlanCumming, Music/KatyPerry, Fred Armisen, George Lopez, Creator/AntonYelchin, Kenan Thompson, Creator/JeffFoxworthy, John Oliver, Wolfgang Puck, Gary Basarabi, Creator/PaulReubens, B.J. Novak, John Kassir and Joel [=McCrary=].
* TheDanza: Patrick is the middle name of Patrick Winslow's actor, Neil Harris.
* ExecutiveMeddling: This brought Gutsy Smurf into the film, apparently because Hefty Smurf wasn't sufficiently macho (or Scottish) to be TheBigGuy.
* RoleReprisal:
** '''Inverted''' with Creator/JonathanWinters and FrankWelker, who both voiced Grandpa and Hefty/Poet/Wild/Clockwork (among others) in the animated series.
** In the Italian dub, Clumsy, Brainy, Smurfette, and Gargamel have all the original voice actors of the animated series back in their respective roles.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: One of the original proposals to the plot of the 2011 movie was that the Smurfs were toys that came to life through the tears of a sad little girl.
** Baker was supposedly going to be one of the main Smurfs.
** Panicky Smurf was set to appear with Adam Wylie providing his voice and being sold in merchandise at UsefulNotes/McDonalds but instead is only mentioned.
** The film was initially set up at [[Creator/{{Paramount}} Paramount Pictures]] and [[Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} Nickelodeon Movies]], where it was planned as a fully animated film, which would have been the first of a trilogy. The project switched to ColumbiaPictures and Creator/SonyPicturesAnimation in June 2008.
** [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Willow Rosenberg]] was considered for the part of Grace, [[Film/HarryAndTheHendersons George Henderson]] and [[Film/ThePrincessBride Vizzini]] were considered to play Gargamel, and [[Film/FourRooms Chester Rush]] was approached to voice Brainy.
** [[Film/GoodWillHunting Chuckie Sullivan]], [[Film/ForrestGump Forrest Gump's mother]], [[ShanghaiNoon Princess Pei Pei]], [[StuartLittle Mrs. Keeper]], [[Film/BeforeTheDevilKnowsYoureDead Gina Hanson]] and [[Film/MysteryMen Mr. Furious]] were all considered for parts.
!!For animated feature ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSmurfsAChristmasCarol The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol]]''
* Go [[Trivia/TheSmurfsAChristmasCarol here]].
!!For the [[Film/TheSmurfs2 Live Action/CGI 2013 sequel]] released by Sony Pictures:
* Go [[Trivia/TheSmurfs2 here]].
!! For [[WesternAnimation/TheSmurfsTheLegendOfSmurfyHollow The Smurfs: The Legend of Smurfy Hollow]]:
* Go [[Trivia/TheSmurfsTheLegendOfSmurfyHollow here]].