The Smurfs

1981, TV Show


I don't know who's more ...

Question: I don't know who's more anxious about the beloved Smurfs coming out on DVD, you or me. Any news on that date?

Answer: This is an easy one: I'm more anxious. Trust me. As far as a date, it's slated to "street" on Feb. 26 — three days after a certain spoiler whore's birthday. Do I have to draw you a map from my Amazon wish list to your shopping cart? 'Cause I will.

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Smurfs, Playmates and Other DVD Delights

The Smurfs DVD box art courtesy Turner Home Entertainment

The Smurfs: Season 1, Volume 1, featuring remastered cartoons, is being released on DVD Feb. 26, 2008. Only three days too late for Ausiello's birthday.... The Girls Next Door: Season 3 comes out on DVD on Jan. 22. Only... oh, it doesn't matter. Get it for Mitovich anyway.... It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown: Deluxe Edition streets Feb. 19, with "It's Arbor Day, Charlie Brown" included as a bonus. — Ben Katner read more

The Smurfs are coming to DVD! ...

Question: The Smurfs are coming to DVD! I think that deserves some Kyle XY scoop.

Answer: ABC Family just sent out this teaser for the Aug. 20 episode: "After finding a photo of himself and Jessi locked in Baylin’s box, Kyle and Declan realize that the best way to crack the mystery of Jessi is to get close to her at a high school charity event. Once there, Kyle uses the opportunity to talk to the already vulnerable Jessi. But is Kyle prepared to learn what Jessi is hiding? Meanwhile, other secrets are revealed during the event as Lori finds out the identity of her attacker."

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How excited were you to find ...

Question: How excited were you to find out about this?

Answer: So excited that, immediately upon learning of the news last Thursday, I ran home and smurfed all over myself. (Please don't turn that into something dirty. You're better than that.)

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Geeks to Hollywood: We Want Wonder Woman! (We Want Her Bad)

Wonder Woman courtesy DC Comics

In a recent poll of 1.6 million geeks… er, subscribers, TiVo asked which comic book character and/or classic cartoon they most wanted to see given the Transformers treatment. The results: In the comic book category — with Joss Whedon on board or not — the nerds want to see Wonder Woman take flight in her invisible jet like there's no tomorrow — she won 29 percent of the vote. Shockingly, the Green Lantern (I'm sorry, who?!) came in second with 26 percent. In the cartoon TV show category, The Jetsons came out on top with a whopping 30 percent of respondents in favor of seeing Jessica Alba in Judy Jetson drag. (OK, I made up that last part, but you know they were all thinking it.) Family Guy came in second with 25 percent, and — sorry, Ausiello — The Smurfs trailed with 18 percent. read more

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Premiered: September 12, 1981, on NBC
Rating: TV-G
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Premise: Lovable blue gnomes---only three apples high---live an idyllic existence in a medieval forest, though their happiness is threatened by the wicked wizard Gargamel. `The Smurfs' can be traced back to 1958, when Belgian cartoonist Pierre `Peyo' Culliford created the mushroom-dwelling creatures. They debuted on American toy shelves in the late-1970s before appearing on NBC's Saturday-morning schedule. The show was a huge success, expanding from an hour to 90 minutes in 1982 and garnering two Emmys.



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