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The Best Episodes of The Smurfs

Every episode of The Smurfs ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of The Smurfs!

Classic Saturday-morning cartoon series featuring magical blue elf-like creatures called Smurfs. The Smurfs, named for their personalities, inhabit a village of mushroom houses in an enchanted forest. These loveable creatures are led by Papa Smurf and live carefree... except for one major threat to their existance: Gargamel, an evil but inept wizard who lives in a stone-built house in the forest; and his feline companion, the equally nasty Azrael.

Genres:AnimationFamilySci-Fi & FantasyKidsComedy
Network:NBC

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "The Smurfs" is "The Purple Smurfs", rated 7.6/10 from 298 user votes. It was directed by N/A and written by N/A. "The Purple Smurfs" aired on 10/31/1981 and is rated 0.0 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Smurfquest (1)".

  • The Purple Smurfs
    7.6/10 298 votes

    #1 - The Purple Smurfs

    Season 1 Episode 24 - Aired 1981-10-31

    A purple fly bites Lazy, causing a tail-biting purple epidemic.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Smurfquest (1)
    7.6/10 70 votes

    #2 - Smurfquest (1)

    Season 6 Episode 1 - Aired 1986-09-13

    Grandpa Smurf returns to the village from a 500-year voyage around the world to restore the power of the Long Life Force Stone. Papa Smurf and a few other Smurfs help Grandpa Smurf find the purest sources of the four primal elements from around the world while the remaining Smurfs stay behind to search for the Long Life Force Stone.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Smurfette
    7.5/10 2 votes

    #3 - The Smurfette

    Season 1 Episode 31 - Aired 1981-11-21

    Gargamel creates Smurfette as a pawn to destroy the Smurfs, and Papa Smurf changes her into a real Smurf to foil Gargamel's plan.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Kaplowey Scroll
    7.3/10 83 votes

    #4 - The Kaplowey Scroll

    Season 2 Episode 13 - Aired 1982-10-09

    A translated scroll with a magic word that makes things disappear becomes dangerous when Grouchy uses it on Jokey.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Smurfstalker
    7.3/10 58 votes

    #5 - The Smurfstalker

    Season 7 Episode 6 - Aired 1987-09-19

    A bounty hunter is terrorizing the Smurfs.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Sideshow Smurfs
    7.2/10 121 votes

    #6 - Sideshow Smurfs

    Season 1 Episode 16 - Aired 1981-10-17

    The Smurfs enter a human village to rescue Smurfette and Clumsy from a mean showmaster.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • It Came From Outer Smurf
    7.2/10 90 votes

    #7 - It Came From Outer Smurf

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 1982-10-02

    Dreamy's claim of seeing a visitor from another world is ignored until he retrieves a crystal that creates a windstorm.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Tear Of A Smurf
    7.2/10 80 votes

    #8 - The Tear Of A Smurf

    Season 3 Episode 13 - Aired 1983-10-01

    An ugly hag is turned into a beautiful princess when some captured Smurfs shed some tears for her.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Tick Tock Smurfs
    7.2/10 67 votes

    #9 - Tick Tock Smurfs

    Season 4 Episode 8 - Aired 1984-09-22

    Brainy's new time schedule has the Smurfs rushing through their day, and it's making them feel stressed out.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Smurfquest (2)
    7.2/10 56 votes

    #10 - Smurfquest (2)

    Season 6 Episode 2 - Aired 1986-09-13

    No description available

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Denisa's Slumber Party
    7.2/10 58 votes

    #11 - Denisa's Slumber Party

    Season 8 Episode 9 - Aired 1988-09-24

    Sassette goes to Denisa's slumber party.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Dreamy's Nightmare
    7.1/10 107 votes

    #12 - Dreamy's Nightmare

    Season 1 Episode 12 - Aired 1981-10-03

    Dreamy's trip around the world is cut short when Gargamel captures him

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Haunted Smurf
    7.1/10 113 votes

    #13 - Haunted Smurf

    Season 1 Episode 23 - Aired 1981-10-31

    Something is haunting a castle that the Smurfs discover when they leave the village in search for food.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Three Smurfketeers
    7.1/10 86 votes

    #14 - The Three Smurfketeers

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 1982-10-02

    It's an ""all for one and one for all"" adventure, brought to you by the boys (and the angel) in blue.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Last Laugh
    7.1/10 83 votes

    #15 - The Last Laugh

    Season 2 Episode 27 - Aired 1982-10-30

    Gargamel's giggle glitter causes uncontrollable fits of laughter in the Smurfs.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Bubble, Bubble, Smurfs In Trouble
    7.1/10 80 votes

    #16 - Bubble, Bubble, Smurfs In Trouble

    Season 2 Episode 34 - Aired 1982-11-13

    Scaredy learns that he couldn't find bravery by hiding himself inside a bubble.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Papa's Day Off
    7.1/10 60 votes

    #17 - Papa's Day Off

    Season 5 Episode 3 - Aired 1985-09-21

    Homibus gives Papa Smurf the chance to see how the other Smurfs would handle an emergency situation if he wasn't there.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • No Smurf Is An Island
    7.1/10 58 votes

    #18 - No Smurf Is An Island

    Season 6 Episode 7 - Aired 1986-09-20

    Handy designs a submarine so that he could visit Marina the Mermaid.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Smurfette's Gift
    7.1/10 63 votes

    #19 - Smurfette's Gift

    Season 6 Episode 10 - Aired 1986-09-27

    Smurfette's nose for finding out her birthday presents makes her part of an imp's collection.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Jokey's Joke Book
    7.1/10 56 votes

    #20 - Jokey's Joke Book

    Season 7 Episode 15 - Aired 1987-10-03

    If Jokey Smurf isn't surprising people with gift boxes, he's doing it with a joke bag.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Azrael's Brain
    7.1/10 62 votes

    #21 - Azrael's Brain

    Season 7 Episode 21 - Aired 1987-10-10

    Azrael proves that he is smarter than Gargamel thinks he is.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Lost Smurf
    7.1/10 69 votes

    #22 - The Lost Smurf

    Season 8 Episode 1 - Aired 1988-09-10

    Grandpa Smurf must save Nanny Smurf, who makes her first appearance here, from a disappearing castle.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Greedy's Masterpizza
    7.1/10 70 votes

    #23 - Greedy's Masterpizza

    Season 9 Episode 24 - Aired 1989-10-28

    Painter is no longer the only Smurf who can create a "masterpizza!"

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Astrosmurf
    7.0/10 205 votes

    #24 - The Astrosmurf

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 1981-09-12

    The Smurfs help fulfill Dreamy's wish to travel to the stars by disguising themselves as Swoofs on another planet.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Len Janson

  • Bewitched, Bothered, and Besmurfed
    7.0/10 127 votes

    #25 - Bewitched, Bothered, and Besmurfed

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 1981-09-26

    Hogatha's amulet causes some of Smurfette's wishes to come true when she wears it.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A