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The Smurfs is a Belgian All-CGI Cartoon produced by IMPS (Peyo Productions) and Dupuis Audiovisuel. It is the third animated series starring the titular characters created by Peyo. It began to air worldwide on April 18, 2021 on RTBF's La Trois channel in Belgium and on May 9, 2021 on TF1 in France. It made its first broadcast on September 10, 2021 on Nickelodeon in the United States. It features characters that were introduced in the 2017 animated film Smurfs: The Lost Village.note  In 2022, the show was greenlit for a second season, along with a musical animated film distributed by Paramount Pictures which is currently set to release on February 14, 2025.

Spoilers abound, so be careful!


This cartoon show features the following tropes:

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  • Accidental Hero: In "The Majestic 5", Lazy wakes up from the noise and unknowingly makes Azrael hit his face with a stick, but does not notice this and believes they are trying to wake him up.
  • Action Girl: Smurfette in the episode "Smurf-Fu", dressed up in a jumpsuit similar to Uma Thurman's character from Kill Bill.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Characters who barely had anything to do in the Smurfs universe now get their own episodes. Examples include Dimwitty in "Bringing Up Smurfy" and Weakling (now named Wimpy) in "Who's Heftier?".
  • Adaptational Backstory Change:
    • One episode reversed this trope. In "Unsmurfable Smile", according to what Papa Smurf says, the Bzz Fly affected Grouchy by making him transform into a grouchy Smurf, as in what happened in the comic book story "The Black Smurfs".
  • Adaptational Location Change: Since the series is an offshoot of the comic books, Smurfy Grove is no longer inhabited by the Smurf Girls and has them establish a new village elsewhere as it follows the events for the comic book adaptation of The Lost Village instead of the actual film explicitly. This was later proven in the episode "Smurfs In Disguise" that the Smurf Girls now live in a new village, probably not so far from Smurfs Village since Smurfwillow, Smurflily, Smurfblossom and Smurfstorm often visit it.
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  • Adaptational Villainy: Here, Bigmouth isn't friends with the Smurfs as in the original show. He wants to eat the Smurfs for unknown reasons. This is more in-line with his initial appearance in the comics and cartoons prior to his Heel–Face Turn.
  • Adaptational Wimp:
    • Partially in "Diaper Daddy": on a certain level, the Smurfs in the 80´s cartoon hardly had a problem in changing Baby Smurf´s diapers. Here, all of them hide and run. Handy even build Diaper Daddy so he didn't have to do it.
    • Wimpy is this in general. Weakling Smurf in both the original comics and the Hanna-Barbera cartoon turns out to be actually pretty strong and just lacked self-confidence as proven by the placebo Papa Smurf gives him in both versions. Here Wimpy is genuinely well a wimp (or at least not as strong as Hefty) and only wins the competition out of luck.
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    • While Gargamel and Azrael are still dangerous to the Smurfs in this series, they aren't as threatening and scary as they are traditionally depicted due to the series making them more comical than usual.
  • Adaptation Personality Change:
    • As shown in "Who's Heftier?" Weakling Smurf in the original comics and 1981 cartoon show was nervous and lacked self confidence. Wimpy in this show doesn't seem to have that problem as he is confident enough to challenge Hefty.
    • Slightly In "The Makeover" With Tailor Smurf. In the Hanna-Barbera series in one episode he threw Vanity out of his store for daring to ask something different than the traditional white clothing. Here the exact opposite happens and is enthusiastic in a new outfit design.
  • Adaptation Relationship Overhaul:
    • Brainy and Clumsy were best friends in the 80´s cartoon, but here, they don't interact that much.
    • Smurfstorm in her original appearance is hostile towards both Brainy and Hefty, saying the first "can't be normal" and outright ignoring the last one. She gets along just fine with them here.
  • Adaptation Name Change:
    • Weakling Smurf is called Wimpy here, as shown in "Who's Heftier?".
    • Dopey Smurf has also reverted back to his alternate name "Dimwitty".
    • Dreamy Smurf is now called "Dreamer".
    • Nosey Smurf is called "Curious" in "The Makeover".
  • Adapted Out: Despite being an offshoot of the comic book series and therefore a completely different canon from the 1980s series, it should be worth noting that the Smurflings, Grandpa Smurf, Nanny Smurf, and Puppy are nowhere to be seen. (At least not yet.) Strangely, Baby Smurf and Wild Smurf appear though.
  • Advertised Extra: Willow. She appears in most promotional art for Season 1 and was her voice actor was publicly confirmed by Nickelodeon, but of she was only in four episodes of the season. Averted in Season 2.
    • Leaf also suffers the same treatment. In the first half of Season 2, she only appeared in two episodes of Season 2, despite being heavily featured in promotional art. Also seems to be averted in the latter half of that season.
  • An Aesop: "Smurf-Fu" teaches us that independence is fine on its own, but it’s always better to have a team you can count on.
  • Affectionate Gesture to the Head: In "The Pluffs!", except without the affection, as a Pluff Smurf is giving a nudge to another Pluff Smurf in a rough way.
  • Agony of the Feet:
    • In "Where's Papa Smurf", Brainy accidentally runs over Papa Smurf's foot with his smurfway.
    • In "Smurfs In Disguise", Smurfette steps on Hefty's foot with her heel to make him sing at a higher pitch.
  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: In "Diaper Daddy", Handy's robotic nanny goes berserk when some Smurfs accidentally dump a paint can onto his head.
  • All Love Is Unrequited: Hefty´s sadness over Smurfette´s disinterest on him kicks the plot of the "Who Nose" episode.
  • Amnesia Episode: "Forget Me What?" has Gargamel breathe in the pollen of a flower, which instantly wipes his memory.
  • And I Must Scream: Scaredy tries to communicate with his fellow Smurfs in his imprisoned monster form in "The Scariest Smurf", which only makes his fellow Smurfs more scared.
  • Androcles' Lion: In "Lost Cat", Wild befriends Azrael and helps him heal from a paw injury. In return, when Gargamel captures Wild, Azrael helps that Smurf escape by biting his master in the butt.
  • Ascended Extra:
    • Mummy (Gargamel's mother) was originally a minor antagonist in the Hanna-Barbera series and future comic appearances. In the 2021 series, she's given a major role in certain episodes and is seen interacting with The Smurfs more than prior appearances.
    • Painter appeared in three episodes in Season 1, never getting a major role in any of them. He gets a couple of episodes in Season 2.
  • Attractive Bent-Gender: Dimwitty is attracted to at least one of the two male Smurfs dressed as girls in "Smurfs In Disguise".
  • Babysitting Episode: A variation of this occurs in "Adventures In Smurfsitting", where Clumsy and Dimwitty are tasked with Baby so they could prove themselves useful.
  • Bittersweet Ending: The ending of "Who Nose?" has Hefty's gigantic nose shrink, but not enough, so he has to stay inside his house until it shrinks.
  • Bears Are Bad News:
    • Gargamel runs into one in the forest in "Clumsy Not Clumsy".
    • Brainy has Scaredy touch one while it is sleeping, which he ends up awakening, in "Mind The Cat".
    • Lazy runs into one in "DRIIINNGGGGG!" as his alarm clock backpack keeps on beeping. Gargamel runs into it during the episode.
  • Beta Outfit: Vanity and Tailor choose many designs before settling on one in "The Makeover".
  • Blind Without 'Em: Brainy loses his glasses because of the Pluffs, so Smurfblossom has to drag him around in "The Pluffs!".
  • The Bus Came Back:
    • Despite the box office failure of The Lost Village, in a direct attempt to permanently avoid The Smurfette Principle going forward, the Smurf Girls of Smurfy Grove return with recurring roles throughout the series.
    • Baby Smurf and Wild Smurf also makes their very first animated appearances in 32 years since the final season of the original 1980s series.
    • Mummy, Gargamel's mother who debuted in the Hanna-Barbera series and appeared in a few post-Peyo Smurf comics. Also returned to the franchise (with a major redesign) after being notably absent in animated and other Smurf related works for almost 30 years.
  • Butt-Monkey: Grouchy, in "Unsmurfable Smile", and Smurfstorm in "Smurfy Day Care".
  • The Cameo: While Homnibus the Wizard has yet to make a physical appearance in the series. In the episode "Smurfs in Disguise", a portrait of him alongside Papa Smurf is briefly seen inside Papa Smurf's house.
  • Can't Catch Up: Wimpy in "Who's Heftier", who can't catch up to Hefty, who is almost done with the competition in the episode.
  • Claustrophobia: In "No Smurf Out", Handy goes nuts when he is trapped inside Scaredy's house, unable to open the door from the inside, and starts chasing Brainy around, thinking that he is a nail.
  • "Could Have Avoided This!" Plot: In "Who Nose", Hefty wants a new nose when he believes Smurfette is uninterested in him. After he asks Papa Smurf to change it, he refuses, so Hefty uses a spell that enlarges it. If Hefty had listened to Papa Smurf (who told him it was perfect the way it is), none of this would have happened.
  • Declaration of Protection: The plot of "The Majestic 5" is about Papa Smurf holding an election to see which 5 Smurfs will end up protecting the village from danger. The 5 winners end up being Lazy, Dimwitty, Clumsy, Scaredy, and Baby.
  • Diegetic Soundtrack Usage: Even Gargamel sings The Smurfs (1981) theme song in the cartoons.
  • Dirty Coward: Near the end of "Clumsy Not Clumsy", when faced with the prospect of being turned into Smurf stew, Brainy suggests they eat Dimwitty instead. When Hefty, Papa, and Clumsy save him, he says he was only kidding but doesn't sound particularly convincing.
  • Disintegrator Ray: In "Diaper Daddy", the titular character disintegrates Baby's diaper when he's finished with The Diaper Change.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: A pretty G-rated example. In "Who's Heftier?", Hefty distracts himself and loses the race when Smurfette blows him a kiss.
  • The Diaper Change: The Smurfs' refusal to change Baby's diaper is what kicks off the plot of "Diaper Daddy".
  • Disguised in Drag: In "Smurfs In Disguise", Hefty and Scaredy disguise themselves as female Smurfs when they accidentally break Papa Smurf's telescope.
  • Downer Ending: "Leaping Lizards" has Vanity turn from a lizard to a spider. He sulks due to all he went through.
  • Dreary Half-Lidded Eyes: Papa Smurf has these in the beginning of "The Makeover".
  • Duplicate Divergence: When Vanity uses magical explosive powder, it creates mini-Jokeys in "Joke's On You".
  • Dude, Not Funny!: Hefty is the first Smurf Gleeko the alien assumes control of in "Alien Smurf". Harmony and Brainy are confused and Brainy says "This isn't funny anymore, Jokey."
  • Egg Sitting: Dimwitty raises an egg in "Bringing Up Smurfy".
  • Endangered Soufflé: In "Souffle Shuffle", Chef and Greedy make a harrowing trip through the Smurf Forest in order to deliver a souffle intact to a festival, only for it to collapse the moment after it reaches the festival.
  • Enemy Mine: Brainy teams up with Gargamel to deal with Azrael mind-controlling the wizard while Brainy looks for the Hypno-Glasses in Gargamel's castle in "Mind The Cat".
  • Epic Fail: Three of these in "Smurf-Fu":
    • Dimwitty and Clumsy try to save Brainy from the snake... only to be eaten himself.
    • Smurfette tries a kick-attack to Bigmouth's face... only to get instantly swatted by Bigmouth.
    • Jokey and a few other Smurfs want to get back at Smurfette for kicking them out of her Smurf-Fu class, so they send a spider in her house to scare her. The spider is the one screaming and the Smurfs scream with it.
    • In "Unsmurfable Smile", Hefty attempts to seesaw Grouchy up a large mountain, but he misses and crashes onto rocks.
    • In "Who Nose?" Hefty attempts to talk to Smurfette with a nose clipper after he thinks his nose is too big. It falls off of him, crashes onto other things and bounces back to him, causing him fo fall.
  • Exact Eavesdropping: In "Bringing Up Smurfy", Dimwitty overhears Handy say that he's gonna smash "Junior". It turns out that he was saying he was going to work on Papa Smurf's roof.
  • Eyepiece Prank: Jokey does this to Vanity with the kaleidoscope at the end of "Joke's On You".
  • For Halloween, I Am Going as Myself: Dimwitty doesn't wear any costumes and instead goes as himself, but with a rubber ducky floatie in "The Scariest Smurf".
  • Force Feeding: Gleeko the alien briefly does this to Hefty in "Alien Smurf", since he, who was posing as a Smurf, does not know how to eat yet.
  • Fountain of Youth: The episode "Smurfy Day Care" has all of the Smurfs turn into babies.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: If you pause at a frame where Smurfstorm is crying after Lily and Blossom turn into babies in the episode "Smurfy Day Care", her long nose can be seen briefly.
  • Gag Nose: Hefty's big nose in "Who Nose", which sucks everything in its path.
  • Garden Garment:
    • A group of male Smurfs are seen wearing a leaf around their waists while waiting for Vanity and Tailor to come up with new clothes for the Smurfs in "The Makeover".
    • Jokey wears a pair of leaves around his waist when he accidentally loses his pants in "The Round Up".
  • Get Out!: After Clumsy and Chef do a Kitchen Chase, Clumsy runs away from Chef's kitchen. He subsequently tells him to never come back.
  • Getting the Boot: As in the 1980s series, Brainy gets the boot whenever he annoys his fellow Smurfs.
  • Girls Have Cooties: The alien posing as a Smurf hates girl Smurfs because he thinks girls have cooties in "Alien Smurf".
  • Gossip Evolution: In "Where's Papa Smurf", Brainy saying that Papa Smurf disappeared is misheard by another Smurf as Papa Smurf "smurfed his beard", then it gets misheard as another thing, and so on until the whole village believes that Papa Smurf has left the village and that they can abandon their chores to play games.
  • Gray Rain of Depression: Grouchy has a variation of this trope in "Unsmurfable Smile".
  • Halloween Cosplay: At the party, two Smurfs have joke boxes, and call themselves Jokey. The real Jokey shows up with his costume, which explodes, causing the cosplaying Smurfs to run away in "The Scariest Smurf".
    • In said episode, Gargamel cosplays as Brainy.
  • Halloween Episode: "The Scariest Smurf", "The Magic Pumpkin", and "The Pumpkin Rally".
  • Halloween Trickery: Jokey constantly scares his fellow Smurfs with his costume in "The Scariest Smurf".
  • Hates Being Touched: The Mother Day Episode reveals that Mummy hates getting hugs.
  • History Repeats:
    • The ending of "Bringing Up Smurfy" has Dimwitty find a pinecone and "raise" it again, just like he did with "Junior".
    • In "The Pluffs!", The ending has Brainy and Smurfblossom continue where they left off: being chased by Gargamel and Azarel.
    • During the ending of "Kitchen Klutz", Clumsy trips again, causing a huge explosion. This exact same thing happened in some part of the episode.
  • Hyper-Destructive Bouncing Ball: In "Who Nose?" Handy jumps on to Hefty's colossal nose and it bounces like a ball.
  • Hypno Ray: A variation of this trope appears in "Mind The Cat" with Papa Smurf's hypno glasses.
    • Gleeko the alien uses one in "Alien Smurf". He uses it to hypnotize the Smurfs and puts them under his spell.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Gleeko the Alien reveals this near the end of "Alien Smurf".
  • I Owe You My Life: Inversion: Clumsy saves Chef Smurf's life, so he takes Clumsy on as his assistant in "Kitchen Klutz".
  • Innocent Bystander: Brainy, Poet and Jokey don't do much but panic when Hefty's nose frows big in "Who Nose?". At least until the ending where they help Handy.
  • Instant Soprano: In a variation of this trope, Smurfette gets Hefty to sing the higher notes by stepping on his foot with her heel when he was disguised as a girl Smurf in "Smurfs In Disguise".
  • Injured Limb Episode:
    • Downplayed in "Unsmurfable Smile". In it, Grouchy breaks his leg.
    • "Lab Assistant" has Brainy breaking his leg and having to go around a wheelchair.
  • Invisibility: Papa Smurf accidentally makes himself invisible in "Where's Papa Smurf". Though he searches for the cure to his state, he does have a bit of fun harassing his little Smurfs when they decide to take the day off and play games.
  • I Want My Mommy!: Gargamel says this in "The Majestic 5" when he breaks his toe.
  • Jerkass: The Smurfs in the alternate universe in "The Pluffs!" enjoy hurting each other and torture alternate Bigmouth and alternate Gargamel only for the fun of it.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Handy Smurf seems to be this here. In "Diaper Daddy", he says that Smurfette should change Baby´s diaper only because she is a girl and is shown to be quite smug in "Smurf Your Seat Belts" but is still a good smurf as tries to save Smurfette in "Who Nose?" and actually saving Smurfstorm on "Smurf Your Seat Belts"
  • Karmic Jackpot: Thanks to Hefty´s kindness towards Wimpy, Smurfette helps him to get his reputation as the Village´s strongman back in "Who's Heftier?".
  • Kitchen Chase: Clumsy and Chef do this in "Kitchen Klutz".
  • Lethal Chef: Clumsy, in "Kitchen Klutz". One Smurf even runs into the outhouse to throw up after he eats Clumsy's cooking.
  • Literal Ass-Kicking: When the Smurfs are playing soccer, one Smurf unknowingly kicks Papa Smurf while he's invisible in "Where's Papa Smurf?".
  • Locked in a Room: In "No Smurf Out", Scaredy, Handy, Brainy, Smurfblossom, and Chef get trapped in Scaredy's house when none of them are able to open the door from the inside. They only manage to get out after 10 minutes when Scaredy opens a window to throw out a joke stool that Jokey gifted him.
  • Look Both Ways:
    • Brainy is hit by Clumsy with the fire brigade truck in "Smurfboards".
    • Dreamer is also hit by Clumsy and Dimwitty in "Knight Smurfalot".
  • Living Statue: "Say Smurf for the Camera" has the Smurfs turn into statues due to Handy's new camera
  • Lovable Jock:
    • Hefty is quick to rescue Smurfette and anyone else in danger, but he'll also praise the work of others when they do something good, even calling Clumsy a hero. As usual he's also very agile and sporty.
    • This is explored in "Who's Heftier?", as Hefty is shown to be proud of his own physical progress yet is also very polite to Wimpy, going easy on him during the fight in said episode. In fact, the reason he loses by accident is because he goes back to help him finish the race.
  • Marshmallow Dream: Lazy has one in "Leaf It Alone" with sarsaparilla. He ends up chomping Brainy's foot.
  • Mind-Control Device: Papa Smurf's hypno-glasses, which Brainy uses to hypnotize Scaredy into not being scared, and Smurfette uses to hypnotize Gargamel into obeying the first thing he sees (which is Azrael) in "Mind The Cat".
  • Mirror Universe: In "The Pluffs!", Brainy and Smurfblossom find themselves in a parallel universe where the Smurfs are gray and mean, while Gargamel and Azrael are kind.
  • Mistaken Identity: Gleeko, the alien who disguises himself as a Smurf, is mistaken for Jokey because he was the Smurf Gleeko assumed the appearance of in "Alien Smurf".
  • Mistaken for Dying: Smurfblossom thinks that Grouchy died when he gets hurt while ziplining in "Unsmurfable Smile."
  • Mythology Gag: The series contains several references to the source material compared to previous Smurf media.
    • Portraits of the Smurfs in 2D are regularly used in this series. Examples include "Alien Smurf" and "Unsmurfable Smile".
    • Brainy is still kicked into a different location when he talks too much, just like what usually happens in the original series.
  • Named by the Adaptation: Aversion in "Leaf It Alone" where Papa Smurf and Hefty go to see where the stolen sarsaparilla is, they notice there's another Smurf on the pelican they're riding. Papa Smurf says "Sorry, forgotten Smurf."
  • Naked People Are Funny: The Smurfs ditch their clothes during Vanity and Tailor's fashion competition because they believe they're "too old-fashioned" in "The Makeover".
  • Nice Girl: Smurflily is gentle and softspoken pretty much all the time, notable in "Waffle Wednesday" where she doesn't hold a grudge against Chef Smurf even if he tried to sabotage her waffle stand.
  • Noble Savage: Blossom in "Storm Loses her Mojo" tries to connect her inner warrior. When this happens, she takes control of the forest.
  • Nobody Poops: Averted in this series, as the Smurfs are shown to have outhouses which they use for their personal business.
  • No Ending: "The Majestic 5" ends with Dimwitty, who has recently saved every Smurf from Gargamel, driving off a cliff, causing the Smurfs to start screaming, but the episode ends abruptly from there.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: In "Who's Heftier?", Hefty ends up losing the race because Wimpy gets stuck in an obstacle and goes back to help him and the other Smurfs mock him and treat Wimpy as the village´s new strongman. Although Karmic Jackpot also plays into the episode as seen above.
  • No Hugging, No Kissing: Despite having more female Smurfs in recurring roles, the show itself keeps the relationships between male and female Smurfs platonic. Even Papa Smurf and Smurfwillow, who get a Ship Tease in "The Lost Village" movie don't usually have romantic interactions. Some exceptions, however, are Hefty's crush on Smurfette in "Who Nose" and Dreamer's crush on Smurfette in "Knight Smurfalot". Blossom also kisses Brainy and vice versa in "Where's My Smurfway".
  • Noose Necktie: In "The Makeover", Papa Smurf has one on his arm, which causes him to win the fashion competition in the episode.
  • Nose Shove: Brainy sticks a ruler into Hefty's nose to measure his nostrils in "Who Nose".
  • Nothing Is the Same Anymore: In "Leaf It Alone", when the sarsaparilla harvest is ruined, the Smurfs become miserable. Jokey can't even do his pranks without frowning.
  • No Sympathy:
    • During "Joke's On You", Azrael tries to catch Vanity and Jokey, but he almost falls down on a large cliff. Instead of helping his own cat, Gargamel catches Vanity and Jokey and Azrael saves himself.
    • "DRIIINNGGGGG!" has Azrael smile at Gargamel getting attacked by the bear in the episode.
  • Only Sane Man: Occasionally Azrael in "The Majestic 5", when contrasting to Gargamel.
  • Only Sane Woman: Smurfette plays with this in "Who's Heftier?", as for some reason is the only one who sees that Wimpy´s victory was an accident.
  • ...Or So I Heard:
    • In "My Smurf the Hero", when Scaredy saves Smurfette's vase, she treats it like it's a super serious rescue. One Smurf hears it, then another, then another. The difference is, everyone believes Scaredy saved her from something like a wolf.
    • In "Kitchen Klutz", the Smurfs constantly pass (true) rumors with Chef and Clumsy.
  • Papa Wolf: A minor moment but Hefty in "The Majestic 5" throws Baby Smurf out of the way before he is captured by Gargamel.
  • Paper Cutting: Clumsy cuts his finger offscreen in "Kitchen Klutz".
  • Pass the Popcorn: Gargamel eats popcorn (and so does his mother) while he watches the Smurfs plan a coup against Papa Smurf through his crystal ball in "The Smurfs Show".
  • Pirate Booty: "The Curse of the Smurfs' Treasure" has Farmer and Vanity discover treasure which turns out to be trouble.
  • Plot-Mandated Friendship Failure: Vanity and Tailor's fight, which started because they had different visions on clothing in "The Makeover".
  • Potty Emergency: In "Kitchen Klutz", Clumsy's cooking causes Smurfs to line up to use the outhouse, including Papa Smurf. In "No Smurf Out", Brainy needs to relieve himself after being cooped up in Scaredy's house when he, Scaredy, Handy, and Smurfblossom were unable to open the door from the inside.
  • Power Walk: In "The Majestic 5", when the five chosen ones do an epic walk in moment, Dimwitty ends up bumping into the others, causing them to fall.
  • Prank Gone Too Far: During "Joke's On You", The mini Jokeys strap Papa Smurf onto a rocket.
  • Pumpkin Person: Brainy goes as this for Halloween in "The Scariest Smurf".
  • Puppy-Dog Eyes:
    • In the episode "Adventures in Smurfsitting", Baby Smurf does this when Papa Smurf calls him to stop disturbing him with his experiment.
    • In the episode "Smurfy Day Care", many Smurfs (including Papa Smurf) that turned into babies do this as they're about to cry. Smurfstorm also does this when Smurfblossom and Smurflily also turn into babies.
  • Recycled Animation: And how. You cannot go almost one episode without the animators recycling footage. This includes mouth movements and voice clips.
  • Reconcile the Bitter Foes: Vanity and Tailor become friends again in the end of "The Makeover".
  • Remember the New Guy?: Wild Smurf is introduced in Season 2. All of the Smurfs appear to know who he is, but they made no mention of him in Season 1.
  • Royal Brat: Gleeko the Alien when disguised as an Smurf in "Alien Smurf".
  • Rubber Man: Chef is treated like this by the ogers in "Chef Soup".
  • Rump Roast: In "Diaper Daddy", Gargamel gets his butt singed by the robotic nanny Smurf's laser beam.
  • Sanity Slippage: In "Leaf It Alone", the Smurfs slowly go crazy from losing the Sarsaparilla. Clumsy and Greedy even try to sacrifice Dimwitty to get it back.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Brainy and Smurfblossom in "The Pluffs!"
  • Secret Ingredient: The plot of "The War of the Waffles" is how Chef Smurf wants to find Smurflily's secret ingredient for her better waffles than his.
  • Shared Universe: With the comic books, as it is an offshoot to the source material.
  • Ship Tease:
    • Like in Lost Village, Hefty is very protective of Smurfette and gets a kiss on the cheek for rescuing her in "Clumsy Not Clumsy". After getting the medallion from Gargamel Clumsy dances with Smurfette and she seems quite impressed with Graceful, the new name Clumsy uses.
    • Papa Smurf and Willow in "Smurfy Magic Duel". Even when competing they can't help throwing in a compliment and their bickering comes off like Unresolved Sexual Tension.
  • Shout-Out:
    • The episode "Smurf-Fu" has a reference to The Matrix when the action goes into slow-motion for the scene when Smurfette takes out a bunch of Gargamel and Azrael flip-out targets.
    • In "The Pluffs!", the travel between universes using Brainy's smurfway is similar to how the DeLorean time machine travels through time in the Back to the Future franchise, right down to the flaming tire tracks being left behind.
      • Said episode is based on the "mirror universe" concept created by the episode "Mirror, Mirror" from the original 1960s Star Trek TV series.
    • In "The Round Up", The potion that Jokey gave Farmer Smurf's snails refers to the animated film Turbo.
    • In "The Curse of the Smurfs' Treasure" Vanity refers to an amulet as "My precious", similar to what Gollum calls The One Ring from The Hobbit and The Lord Of The Rings trilogy.
  • Slapstick Knows no Gender: Clumsy accidentally makes Smurfette hits her face with a stick in "Clumsy not Clumsy" and Smurfstorm get´s hurt a LOT in many ways in "Smurfy Day Care" completely played for comedic effect.
  • Sleep Deprivation: All of the Smurfs in "DRIIINNGGGGG!" because Lazy does not want to miss "important moments" in the village.
  • Slow-Motion Fall:
    • Papa Smurf, Smurfette, Smurfblossom, Hefty, Handy, and Grouchy do this in the sky in "Unsmurfable Smile".
    • Clumsy does this in "Kitchen Klutz" after he trips on a rolling pin.
  • Spaghetti and Gondolas: In "Who Nose?" Handy believes that Hefty wants to go on a date with Smurfette and sets it up with Spaghetti.
  • Spit Take: In "Smurfs In Disguise", Hefty and Scaredy do this when they hear Papa Smurf wishing them (as girl Smurfs) good luck at the Iron Smurf Girls tournament.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad:
    • In an in- universe example, the Mini-Jokeys in "Joke's On You" keep stealing Jokey's acts and uses them on the other Smurfs.
    • Averted for the series itself, as everyone here gets an equally large focus.
  • Squashed Flat: Alternate Farmer runs a Pluff over with his tractor in "The Pluffs!".
  • Standard Hero Reward: The scene after Clumsy saves Chef's life in "Kitchen Klutz", the Smurfs do a ring around the rosey type of reward around him.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: Jokey and Papa Smurf experience this in "My Smurf The Hero".
  • Stupid Statement Dance Mix: "Barely Notice Me", which was created from parts of "Who Nose".
  • Super Zero: Hefty calls Scaredy this in "My Smurf The Hero".
  • Take Cover!: Papa Smurf, Brainy, Grouchy, Hefty, Handy and Jokey do this in "Diaper Daddy".
  • Those Magnificent Flying Machines: The Smurfs are impressed with Handy and Smurfstorm's flying machines in "Smurf Your Seat Belts".
  • The Runaway: Lazy runs away into the forest in "DRIIINNGGGGG!" after the Smurfs want him to turn off his new alarm clock backpack.
  • The Strongman: Wimpy is treated like this after he wins a fight with Hefty in "Who's Heftier?".
  • Thrown Down a Well: Farmer gets a variation of this in "The Curse of the Smurfs' Treasure", getting thrown down a well when he was hit by Brainy's smurfway.
  • Tickle Torture:
    • "Leaf It Alone" has Jokey do this to Greedy when he and a few others think he ruined their sarsaparilla harvest.
    • One Pluff tickles Alternate Bigmouth's foot in "The Pluffs!".
  • Toilet Humor:
    • Vanity farts when he looks himself in the mirror in his own house in "Jokes On You".
    • Farmer lets out a fart while in a squatting position which causes some of his fellow Smurfs to faint in "Smurf-Fu".
  • Took a Level in Kindness:
    • While still mean and bossy to Azrael, in the 2021 series, Gargamel is less abusive and cruel to him compared to previous media featuring the duo. There are even moments where he's genuinely concerned for his well-being with Azrael showing the same sentiment as Gargamel in certain episodes.
    • SmurfStorm, here is way less hostile and unfriendly in comparison with her debut in Smurfs: The Lost Village.
  • Tragic Mistake: "The Majestic 5" has 5 bad choices for who can protect the village from danger. They end up being:
    • Lazy Smurf: A Smurf who goes to sleep all the time.
    • Dimwitty Smurf: A Smurf who is not bright at all.
    • Clumsy Smurf: A Smurf who trips on his own feet.
    • Scaredy Smurf: A Smurf who is afraid of everything.
    • Baby Smurf: A Smurf who's obviously a Baby and is learning to cope with the world.
      • Fortunately, they end up working together and are able to save the Smurfs when Gargamel attacks.
  • Training Montage:
    • During "Smurf-Fu" with Smurfette and the other Smurfs.
    • During "The Majestic 5" Smurfette and Hefty train the newly chosen ones.
  • Trampled Underfoot: A passing bear steps on Grouchy and has him stuck on its foot as it continues to walk on by in "Unsmurfable Smile".
  • Truer to the Text: Since the series is an offshoot of the comic book series, it demonstrates more closeness to the source material than the 80s series. The series notably has the wit and humor of the original comics, this includes the characterization of the characters from the source material.
  • Unsatisfiable Customer: In "Chef Soup", Brainy criticizes Chef Smurf's cooking, which causes him to leave the village to work for ogres. They are also unsatisfied.
  • Urine Trouble: Grouchy gets pooped on by a passing stork in "Unsmurfable Smile".
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: What the relationship between Handy and Smurfstorm seems to be in "Smurf Your Seat Belts" as they bicker and compete for a big time on the episode but still care about each other as they take turns in saving the other´s life and even share a hug at one point.
  • Weirdness Censor: In "Who Nose?" Brainy checks in Gargamel's trunk...and finds a lady's shoe.
  • Would Hit a Girl: The Hefty from the alternate universe in "The Pluffs!" drops a dumbbell on Alternate Smurfette´s foot.
  • You Don't Look Like You: Painter in this series wears a simple red coat with paint splatters on some of it.
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