1x08 King Smurf
First Aired: Sep. 26, 1981 on NBC
Summary: Brainy becomes king of the village and starts a civil war when Papa Smurf's gone.
Main Characters in this Episode
- Goof (anachronisms): An early scene and near the end of "All That Glitters Isn't Smurf" show Papa Smurf using a magic formula to help Farmer grow his pumpkins faster. However, pumpkins did not grow in Europe until they were imported from North America by early European settlers in the early 17th century. The background of the Smurf cartoon series is the late Middle Ages (circa 14th-15th century), early for the appearance of pumpkins in Europe.
- Goof (anachronisms): A scene in "All That Glitters Isn't Smurf" shows Papa Smurf in his laboratory experimenting with vegetables, including tomatoes. However, tomatoes did not grow in Europe until they were imported from the Americas by early European explorers in the early 16th century. The background of the Smurf cartoon series is the late Middle Ages (circa 14th-15th century), early for the appearance of tomatoes in Europe.
- The trap that Greedy fell for is based on the one used to trap him in the 1968 comic story "Pièges à Schtroumpfs" (Traps for Smurfs). The fake gold coin trail that attracted Gargamel is also from the story, but unlike this cartoon version (which leads him to a netted trap in the forest), he was lead to a chest in his home by Papa Smurf.
- "Dreamy's Nightmare" is based on the 1969 comic book story titled "Un Schtroumpf pas comme les autres" ("A Smurf Like No Other" in English) and released in an album the same year. Unlike the cartoon version, in the original comic story, it was an un-named Smurf who desires to travel around the world, not Dreamy.
- "All That Glitters Isn't Smurf" is based upon a quote from William Shakespeare's play "The Merchant of Venice" (Act II, Scene VII): "All that glisters is not gold."