The Smurfs are Genderless
Papa Smurf is Santa Claus
The Smurfs are communists!Their clothing is either uniform white or revolutionary red. They don't use money, they all work regardless (except for Lazy), and they share everything. Their conformity may even be genetic; few are clearly physically different; they are mostly one gender and effectively sexless. Their leader is a Karl Marx lookalike; their allies are pagan nature spirits (Mother Nature, Father Time); and their enemy is a stand-in for Christian religion (Gargamel wears Franciscan friar robe and has a bald spot/tonsure) and capitalism (he wants to eat them or turn them to gold). He has a cat named after the angel Azrael and gets advice from a magic tome (The Bible). Gargamel the alchemist himself is often claimed to a Jewish stereotype, due to his features (he's got that hooked nose) and his obsession with gold.
The Smurfs are Klansmen, and the show is KKK propaganda.They all wear pointy white hats and white clothes, except the leader, who wears a pointy red hat and red clothes. It's an all-male group except for the blonde-haired blue-eyed female. Sometimes they dance around a big fire. They are terrorized by Gargamel (who, as mentioned above, has distinctly Jewish features); his cat, Azrael, is named for an angel of death. Both Gargamel and Azrael want to eat the Smurfs because they are threatened by the superior blue people.
The Smurfs are two distinct racesOne is the common male type; the other is the Smurfette, the female type. The normal life cycle for smurfs is this: a mushroom house grows and produces a Smurf. The Smurf cares for the house until the house dies, at which point the Smurf takes root and grows into a new house. This explains the strange balance of gender in the town; the Smurfette is either a mutant or a separate species.
Smurfette is the Smurf Queen...In the eusocial, egg-laying sense. All the "male" smurfs except Papa Smurf are
Papa Smurf is the queen bee of the colony.He's past the smurf equivalent of menopause, during which time the elder female grooms an heir. Bees don't need to do this because they're not sentient like Smurfs. The hormones in royal jelly are the only thing necessary for a new queen bee.
Male smurfs have female reproductive systems, and female smurfs have male reproductive organs.
The events in the infamous UNICEF ad take place before the entire seriesThe series is nothing more than Papa Smurf's dying hallucinations.
The Smurfs were real, and went extinct in Medieval timesThey lived in a remote, inaccessible part of western or central Europe (possibly in the Ardennes or Burgundy), and were observed by a hermit or reclusive alchemist. The alchemist first learnt of the smurfs' existence after his cat killed one of them and brought it home. The corpse of this strange little blue creature intrigued him, and later on, he actually managed to save one of these little creatures from his cat. The little creature spoke a language of sorts, but it was not familiar with any spoken or written language the alchemist was familiar with. Nonetheless, the creature gradually learnt enough words to allow him to communicate with the alchemist, though it kept infusing its sentences with appearantly meaningless words or sounds, such as "schtroumpf". The alchemists became friends with the smurf, and he also managed to establish some sort of friendship with the other smurfs (though their general distrust for him remained until after his cat died later that year). After this, the alchemist described the smurfs' society - how they lived in a small, curious village, in which some houses were partially made of local mushrooms, and how they were led by a single elder, who dressed in red rather than in white. In his talks with the elder, the elder smurf revealed that they have a very long lifespan, but that they were nonetheless the last of their kind. Female smurfs, he stated, had existed in the past, but none of them survived, and he was the last smurf who had seen a female of his own kind. Then, a few years later, a particularly harsh winter forced the smurfs to leave their village in search for food. Whatever happened to them after that, they never returned.
They were killed indirectlyAs it turns out, the smurfs were little more than cattle to a subterranean species that shared a common ancestor with the smurfs. If I remember right, they were called Schlocks. And they referred to smurfs as Smurloi. Well, the schlocks built everything the smurfs used and distributed them evenly amongst the smurfs to keep them nice and fit. While it may have seemed like the smurfs lived happily at the schlock's expense, the schlocks came out at night to abduct smurfs and take them to their underground lair to feast on them. Papa Smurf himself was part schlock and tried his best to hide the sad truth from the smurfs.
They did not die out and are, in fact, still around — they just remain hidden from humans.Well, there should be at least one "Smurfs are real" WMG that doesn't end in genocide.
Smurfette and Sassette are male cross-dressersEvery male Smurf has a "theme"— Smurfette's is being a transvestite, Sassy's is being a tomboy, but both are actually male. No wonder all the Smurfs are blue...
The Smurfs are hyper evolved PokemonSmurfs are Pokemon who have evolved into a higher state of being and achieved enlightenment as a race, giving them innate (rather than learned) speech and allowing them to live in a peaceful society. The only relic of their genetic past is the continued use of the word 'smurf' as both a Noun and a Verb, a throwback to when 'Smurf' was the entire vocabulary.
Likely history of the SmurfsThe guessing is that Grandpa and Nanny Smurf were the first two Smurfs, and they were supposed to be the respective father and mother figure to the Smurfs brought by the stork, thus explaining why Nanny is the only natural-ocurring female smurf. During that time, Grandpa wasn't known as "Grandpa" yet, but as Papa Smurf (and maybe Nanny as Mama Smurf), and his little Smurflings wore red rather than white. The current Papa Smurf was then one of the little Smurfs (maybe the Sorcerer Smurf?), and the first Black Smurfs plague happened when he was 100 years old, as told in the "The Black Smurfs" book (likely solved more easily than the return of the plague during the book). When Grandpa (then Papa) Smurf became older, the current Papa Smurf was chosen to raise the new generation since he was the more mature among his brothers, and the now Grandpa Smurf decided to know the world beyond the village and went traveling along with Nanny. The stork brought 99 Smurfs to Papa Smurf to raise, but one got lost (the Smurfs trying to find the lost Smurf during the flashback in the "The Wild Smurf" book were likely Papa Smurf's brothers), which would cause trouble several years later in "The Hundredth Smurf" when 100 Smurfs were needed for theDance of the Moon. Maybe even Papa Smurf's brothers became Papas of other villages, far away and much smaller, with an average number of 15 Smurfs (cousins to the Cursed Land Smurfs).
Gutsy Smurf (from the live-action movie) is a Nac Mac Feegle.I lean, look at him! The Scottish accent, the kilt, the gung-ho attitude, the greater-than average strength (he's strong enough to hogtie Neil Patrick Harris)... he even has reddish sideburns! Clearly he's not a Smurf at all, but a Feegle with a drinking problem (i.e. he doesn't drink, which would be viewed as a problem for a Feegle) who somehow got lost while skipping through alternate realities, and was adopted by the Smurfs. Life with them has mellowed him out somewhat, so he's not as violent or prone to stealing things, but he retains much of the traditional Nac Mac Feegle attitude.
The Smurfs are blue because of the Square/Cube Law.Because they are human-shaped, have no fur, and are generally shirtless (with the exception of Smurfette, who was an artificial Smurf who wears a skirt anyway), they've adapted to being in a constant state of near-hypothermia and no longer recognize being at a "comfortable" temperature as comfortable.
There WERE multiple female smurfs in the past; patriarchal misogyny phased them out.If you want to call the smurfs Communist, look at the crisis China has undergone recently - the One Child Policy coupled with classic patriarchal misogyny led to a bride shortage so bad that the government had to provide financial "incentives" to get families to have daughters instead! Something similar happened with the smurfs, except it went to the farthest point possible; they undervalued females and disdained raising female baby smurfs until there were none left! None of the smurfs from the current generation had ever seen a female before Gargamel created Smurfette, and neither had Gargamel, since a human life span is only about the tenth of a smurf's.
Brainy Smurf has Asperger's.Isn't it obvious?
Snorks evolved from SmurfsOne day, Gargamel flooded the Smurf's village and they all got washed out to sea. Papa Smurf put a spell on everyone to allow them to survive underwater. As a side effect of a spell, the Smurfs form changed, and it also caused them to start reproducing normally without the need of a stork or a blue moon, which resulted in more females being born.
In the movie continuity, Peyo was a wizardFrom the Wikipedia scene, we know that Peyo existed in the movie continuity, where the Smurfs, even though less famous than in our world, were nevertheless drawn by him as the subject of at least one children's book. That book contains detailed accounts of the Smurfs' lives, as well as functional spells that the Smurfs can use to open the portal that leads them to their village. From that, we can infer that Peyo has invented, or at least used, those spells, and wrote that book because he visited the Smurfs' village himself.
Gargamel knows where the Smurfs' village is.If you think he didn't know, think again. Maybe he implanted something on Smurfette after he created her to track down where the Smurfs' village is. This is something that Papa Smurf didn't get rid of.
Baby Smurf will become the successor of Papa Smurf.Despite being... well, a baby, he has magic powers that no other Smurf has. Those powers would be very handy, not only in preparing magic potions like Papa Smurf does, but also in doing different types of magic, beyond what Papa Smurf can do. In addition, his first word was "Gargamel", which was interpreted as a sign that he is destined to become a great leader.
The Smurfs came from multiple unknown locations around the world.While most interpretations would consider that the Smurfs all originated from a single unknown location and were brought to the village by stork, what would possibly explain the Unexplained Accent is that perhaps they all came from multiple unknown locations.
Smurfette's smurf trait isn't being The Chick.She's actually Action Smurf, the one who's supposed to spearhead events and kick serious butt.
Vexy will change her name to Sassette.In-universe, she'll want a new name to go with her new life with her new family. Out-of-universe, come on! Who are they fooling?!
Brainy's trait is NOT being the smart oneIt is something else. In Baby's First Word, he remembers that his first word was gobbledygook. Knowing that it indicates smurf's occupation, do the math. Because that, whatever it is, isn't related to anything smart. His little intelligence and a large ego somewhat confirm that.
Azrael has descendents - one of them is a certain human-hating catIt SO makes sense. Seriously - Claudandus also lived in a lab, and he wanted to make a strong and fierce breed that looks like Egyptian primordial race. Azrael looks like them and looks like Claudandus as in the book. Who are they fooling?
There are Smurfettes, they are just not around1. Nanny Smurf. It is uncertain if she was a magical smurf. 2. Various smurfs fell in love with Smurfette and females of other species. If they were ACTUALLY one-gendered, they wouldn't have interest of them because love for females would be isn't in their mind. 3. Storks get smurflings and baby smurfs from somewhere because smurfs don't have many females in their village. 4. In the "Once In A Blue Moon", the stork that gave them a Baby Smurf wanted to return it because of an error. To WHERE, exactly? Maybe to another village? Or to his real family. 5. Its not normal for Mother Nature to make one-gendered, sapient, human-like species.