Recap / The Smurfs S 1 E 11 All That Glitters Isnt Smurf

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A loosely-based Animated Adaptation of The Smurfs comic book stories "The Smurfnapper" and "Smurf Traps".

In the story, Smurfette has a nightmare that Gargamel has made Papa Smurf lose his magical powers, which makes her wonder about Papa Smurf when she wakes up in the morning. She sees him in his laboratory working on a plant-growth experiment that goes haywire, and a few other attempts don't do anything but make Smurfette suspect that her dream may be a premonition to something terrible on the horizon. She tells her fellow Smurfs about her dream, but they're not certain of whether to believe it was coming true.

Meanwhile, Gargamel comes across a formula in one of his spellbooks for turning base metals into gold. The formula requires him to use ten Smurfs, which means he has to go and capture them. He set up traps to capture Smurfs one by one, but doesn't come up with more than just a few ounces worth of them. When Gargamel overhears the Smurfs talking to themselves about Papa Smurf losing his powers, he decides to use that to his advantage.

Soon Brainy discovers a message out in the forest that he brings back to the village that reads: "Under the Red Oak, this note says: I send bad news with no regrets. Four Smurfs must come once every hour, or Papa Smurf will lose all power." The Smurfs decide that they will go to the Red Oak to keep that from happening, but as they arrive, Smurfette dives out of the way as a net swoops down to capture her fellow Smurfs. As Gargamel takes his captive Smurfs home with him to make gold, Smurfette and Clumsy go to find Papa Smurf on the Mountain of Mists to tell him what has happened.

Papa Smurf comes up with a plan to rescue the captured Smurfs. First he makes up a batch of fake gold coins to lure Gargamel out of his hovel so he could go in and deal with Azrael alone, getting the cat to knock over the pot where the Smurfs are held captive in. Soon Gargamel finds a mountain of gold coins, but he also finds himself captured by a net when he gets close to it. Azrael also comes by the same location while chasing the Smurfs and is also caught in a net.

With Gargamel and Azrael safely out of the way, the Smurfs return to the village and see for themselves that Papa Smurf hasn't lost his magic touch, as he is able to make his plant-growth formula a success.

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