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Smurfs, The

NOT MUCH to add about this twiddly blue gnome franchise, except to say that without Father Abraham, they were nothing. Papa Smurf arsed about in red hat and beard, while Smurfette was proto-Essex girl (blonde perm, white slingbacks, surrounded by loads of dim blokes). Evil Gargamel and cat Azrael lurked in the background. Devised by addled Belgian Peyo, who specified that a Smurf was “three apples high”. Yeah. Oh, and a doff of a floppy white cap to the National Garages promotion where you could “service with a Smurf”…

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  1. Richardpd

    November 6, 2023 at 10:31 pm

    This was a Belgian comic for decades, even outliving the original strip it spun out from & it’s original cartoonist Peyo.

    H-B managed to recycle the basic premise & scripts into the Biskitts, Paw Paw Bears, Snorks & probably 1 or 2 other series.

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