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Author Topic: Moments in "The Smurfs" cartoon show that made fans rage quit.
VicGeorge2010
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In no particular order, there are:

1. The time-traveling episodes season (Season 9).

2. The appearance of the Smurflings in Season 5, forever erasing adult Nat Smurf from existence.

3. Too many pointless Smurf character additions that happened per season.

Any other rage quit-inducing moments?

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VIC GEORGE -- Westfield, MA, USA
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-The addition of the Smurflings
-Scrupulus
-Some of the comic book adaptations were just terrible (King Smurf, Romeo and Smurfette)
-100 Smurfs in the village and we always saw the same 10 to 15 Smurfs.

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- The helter-skelter quality of the in-house limited animation in the first five seasons, as well as some coloring and production errors (such as Papa's pants being colored white, Greedy's hat misdrawn as a normal Smurf hat, Handy's overalls misdrawn as regular Smurf pants, etc.)
- Some of the comic book adaptations were bland and mediocre (such as Clumsy starring in The Smurf's Apprentice, Brainy as King Smurf, etc.).
- The anonymous Smurfs barely had any screen time, as we keep seeing the same 10 to 15 Smurfs.

I'm not sure if it's rage-quit inducing, but these are the only things that bothers me.

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MATT GRISHAM -- Merriam Woods, MO

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Icon 1 posted 06-29-2019 06:37 AM      Profile for VicGeorge2010   Author's Homepage       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote  Post A Reply
Just to clarify what I mean by "rage quit": it's a term that comes from video games, where a person gets so upset with a game (usually in a multiplayer death match where they continually lose so much against another player(s)) that they just cut out of the game right in the middle of playing or just stop playing the game altogether. In use with other media, it's being upset with a change in the story or story series that disrupts the work as a whole to the point where the person doesn't want to have any further association with consuming the work. So just simply outgrowing a cartoon series like the Smurfs WOULD NOT be considered a "rage quit" since there is no real animosity towards the work itself.

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VIC GEORGE -- Westfield, MA, USA
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Icon 1 posted 06-29-2019 03:12 PM      Profile for Matthew Grisham       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote  Post A Reply
Okay, thanks for telling me.

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MATT GRISHAM -- Merriam Woods, MO

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I only had heard of the Season 9 thanks to Bluebuddies, for it was never aired on Brazilian TV; still, watching it online didn't interest me at all because of HB's weird idea of putting the Smurfs into an endless time-travel adventure. By the way, I wonder if I'm the only one to remember Irwin Allen's "Time Tunnel" the TV series from the 60s? [Confused]

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The seasons 5-9 (from The Smurflings to the rest) are the seasons that made The Smurfs Cartoon go so bad. That is why I'll always stick to the seasons 1-4 (from The Smurfette to Smurfily Ever After). Those seasons are wonderful to watch and I definitely think it's nothing wrong with the character Baby Smurf who appears in the first season 3 episode Once in a blue moon, he is the character I love together with Smurfette, Clumsy, Papa Smurf and the others in Seasons 1-4 and Baby is so adorable.
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The show is too benign in my opinion to "rage quit". I don't really see how the smurflings were a problem. I liked them just fine.

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I remember starting to watch less of it on Saturday mornings when Wild Smurf was first introduced in 1987. I thought his character had a good premise, similar to that of my fan-created character Empath, which was first developed in 1984. But he just came off as a gimmick character that Papa Smurf had no real personal attachment to in the series, which became a real turnoff for me, and also Smurfette treated him as being no different from the other male Smurfs. I didn't even bother watching anything from Season 9 until years later. It was at that point that I decided to just set the Empath series in its own universe that was partly based on the cartoon show, but made Empath's introduction a year after the Smurflings appeared, with a totally different origin for the Smurflings themselves.



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VIC GEORGE -- Westfield, MA, USA
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"Benign" DOES NOT MEAN that the show creators wouldn't have produced something along the line that would have made people say, "Yeah, well, I had enough of this! It's now garbage!" The show creators are only human, NOT divine in origin. They produced my least-liked episode "A Hug For Grouchy".

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VIC GEORGE -- Westfield, MA, USA
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Speaking of least-liked episodes, how many other Smurfs episodes that you don't like besides "A Hug for Grouchy"?

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MATT GRISHAM -- Merriam Woods, MO

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To Matthew: I haven't watched everything the creators of the show have produced, so I have yet to encounter another episode that is on the same level of abysmal as "A Hug For Grouchy." That episode in particular draws my ire for its treatment of Grouchy and the issue of comfortable personal spaces for people. Hardly anything about it was truly funny, but more like cruel, something on the lighter side of Family Guy kind of cruel.

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VIC GEORGE -- Westfield, MA, USA
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