The Smurfs – American Comedy Series
The Smurfs are small blue creatures who inhabit the forest and live in mushroom-like houses. They have a well-established peaceful society, led by Papa Smurf. However, the peace in their village is often disturbed by the evil magician Gargamel, who wants to capture the smurfs with the help of his cat Azrael.
The Smurfs full review
The Smurfs is definitely one of the very famous television franchises and also doubles as famous cartoon characters. The concept centres on small blue characters that live in houses that are in the shape of a mushroom. The Smurfs first appeared in a Belgian comic after Peyo portrayed them in 1958 and they were called Les Schtroumpfs. Over a hundred Smurf characters have since been created with their names emphasizing their characteristics. They are usually clothed in Phrygian caps, representing freedom in the modern era.
The Smurfs franchise has expanded into films, cartoon series, video games, and even advertising.
The concept of the Smurfs is basically based on funny and adventurous tales with every smurf character looking alike and most of the characters being male with few female characters in the persons of Smurfette, Sassette, and Nanny Smurf. The Smurfs were also short, and as mentioned earlier, had blue skin, wear white trousers that has a hole for their tails, and a Phrygian cap to complete the outfit.
Smurfs usually move by skipping on both feet though they have the ability to run and walk. Sarsaparilla leaves are they favourite meal with the berries of the leaves regarded as “smurfberries”.
The Smurf language is characterised with the use of the word “smurf”, which is impossible to define by the way but has found its way into the dictionary and vocabulary of many people. This is so as the Smurfs have been able to get the word into the heads of lovers of the franchise with the use of the word as a noun and a verb in many of their statements.
The Smurf village is another feature of the franchise. Le Pays Maudit is the part of the world where the Smurfs lived and it required some magic or journey through dense forest in order to reach it. The Smurfs village comprises of houses in mushroom shape that come in different sizes built in a desolate and rocky land.
The popularity of the Smurfs transcended the cartoon series as they made appearances in comics. The TV series, The Smurfs continues to grow in popularity and acceptance throughout the world and in the United States in particular. The excellent effort of the TV series was recognised after it was named by IGN as the 97th best-animated series. It was called the “kiddie cocaine” for kids that grew up in the 1980s, emphasising the popularity of the series.