Recap / The Smurfs S 1 E 12 Dreamys Nightmare

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An Animated Adaptation of The Smurfs comic book story "The Smurf Not Like The Others", also known as "Traveling Smurf".

One day Dreamy gets bored of his life in the Smurf Village and tells Papa Smurf that he plans to set off to travel around the world. Papa Smurf tries to persuade him not to go, and when that doesn't work, he gets his little Smurfs to try encouraging him to stay in the village, with no success. Finally Dreamy gets his Bindle Stick ready for his journey, but before he goes, Papa Smurf gives Dreamy a magic whistle that will transport him safely back to the Smurf Village should he need to. Although the journey through the forest is rough and Dreamy quickly runs out of food, he nonetheless chooses to stick it out, not realizing that he has dropped his magic whistle during a rainstorm. Gargamel soon finds that as well as Dreamy, whom he captures and brings to his hovel to keep him captive while he tries out the magic whistle and finds himself instantly transported to the Smurf Village, ready to capture Smurfs.

Papa Smurf sees that Gargamel has found his way to the Smurf Village and whips up a potion that makes Gargamel act gentle and kind instead of mean and nasty. When Vanity shows Papa Smurf that Gargamel had Dreamy's magic whistle, Gargamel reveals that he has Dreamy captive and held in his hovel, left alone with Azrael. As the Smurfs and Gargamel quickly rush to rescue Dreamy, he is busy trying to keep himself away from Azrael as he chases the Smurf around with no way to escape. When Gargamel finally arrives to shoo Azrael away from Dreamy, Papa Smurf's potion wears off, and Gargamel instead captures the Smurfs and locks them away in his cupboard while he prepares to make a stew out of them. Vanity reveals that he still has the magic whistle, which gives Papa Smurf an idea: as all the Smurfs join hands together, Papa Smurf blows on the whistle, and they all instantly return to the Smurf Village, leaving Gargamel frustrated that the Smurfs have escaped from him.

At the end of the story, when Papa Smurf asks if Dreamy intends to journey out into the world, Dreamy says that he's had all the adventure he will ever need...though as the Smurfs cheer, he secretly adds, "at least for now".

This episode provides examples of

  • Adaptation Name Change: Though he originally wasn't given a name in the comic book story, later books identify him as Traveler Smurf. In the cartoon adaptation, he is Dreamy Smurf.
  • Bindle Stick: Dreamy carries one in this episode.
  • Foreshadowing: The Smurfs' future world-traveling adventures, particularly in Season 9.
  • Warp Whistle: The magic whistle.