Growing up as a young girl in Trinidad I remember getting home in a hurry to watch Sesame Street and then The Smurfs right after. It was always one of my favorite shows and as a child I didn’t realize that there was anything I learned from watching the show at all, however that simply wasn’t the case. There were small little lessons in each episode and season that could be pulled out for fans of the show like myself.
Over the years I’ve been lucky to be able to introduce my own children to a childhood favorite like The Smurfs hoping they would be enjoy it as much as me. If you’re looking for a fun family show to enjoy together I highly suggest The Smurfs. Here’s four of the lessons I’ve learned while watching the show over the years.
Lesson One – Smurfette Was Strong
Being the one female in an entire village could not have been easy for Smurfette but it was clear she never let it stop her from being herself and displaying her strong personality. She was a reminder that females should not feel inadequate or out of place in a setting where they are alone. The original show was nothing like the one that became a hit, however the change still showed Smurfette as a strong and bold character in the show.
Lesson Two – Papa Smurf Was a Good Leader
Papa Smurf was an excellent leader in this small village. He helped all his fellow smurfs with challenges they faced and made sure they could fight off Gargamel and Azriel when they tried to take over the village. It showed me that a father figure helped them all even with their own individual powerful traits they depended on him when needed. Role models are helpful with getting us on our paths in life and can help us be even better than we already are.
Lesson Three – It Takes A Village
The old age saying in my culture always talks about how it takes a village, and one thing for sure The Smurf showed was the unity and how well they worked together as a village. Even when they had disagreements or arguments, they always came together as a village to protect each other and keep their home safe. Community unity was a major component of this show and it was something I learned a lot from when creating my own community growing up and even now as an adult.
Lesson Four – Individuality Matters
One of the main things you’ll notice when you watch The Smurfs, aside from Smurfette being the only female in some of the episode and series, is that each Smurf has their own individual character trait that lends to their core name. Brainy Smurf is intelligent and is a huge fan of education and learning. He’s my second favorite in the series. Handy Smurf was always ready to fix and build everything they needed in the village, he was truly a handyman. Jokey Smurf’s laugh was infectious and made it so easy for viewers to enjoy a quick laugh while watching the show. Their individuality brought so much to the show and what it had to offer. It was an easy reminder it was perfectly fine to be who you are at all times.
About The Smurfs
The Smurf village continues to grow in the brand-new DVD The Smurfs: Season 1, Volume 3, featuring new Smurfs and your favorite classic Smurfs! Join the Smurfs as they play epic pranks on one another, celebrate Mother’s Day, make a new monkey friend, and more all the while trying to escape the evil wizard Gargamel
The Smurfs: Season 1, Volume 3 will be available on DVD from Paramount Home Entertainment and Nickelodeon Home Entertainment on January 31, 2023, for the suggested retail price of $10.99.
The Smurfs: Season 1, Volume 3 episodes:
- The Smurfs Show
- Smurfboards / Monkey See, Monkey Do
- Flying Ace / Lab Assistant
- Order of Merit / Smurfy Mother’s Day!
- Leaping Lizards / Cover Story
- Papa Times Two / Fake News
- You’re Fired! / Mirror, Mirror on the Armoire
- Smurfing Places / Poet Slam
The Smurfs: Season 1, Volume 3 synopsis:
The Smurfs Season One adventures continue as Gargamel plants a crystal ball to spy on the Smurfs and they turn the tables on him! Vanity attempts to cure a zit and turns himself into a lizard instead. After being captured by Gargamel, Papa Smurf, Willow and Vanity offer to help him impress his mother, and so much more! This enchanted volume contains episodes 19-26 of Season One!
Thanks to the folks at Paramount Home Entertainment and Nickelodeon Home Entertainment we have a special giveaway for our readers.The Smurfs: Season One – Volume 3