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Friday, July 18, 2008

blue is the old black

This morning, I slept in an hour and the girls jumped in bed with me to watch cartoons. Daddy scanned the channels and gave them their animation choices: Pinky Dinky Doo, Mickey Mouse Club or The Smurfs. The girls were intrigued. What is The Smurfs? Once they found out it was a cartoon that Mom and Dad favored in their youth, it was the winner.

What a blast from the past! I had forgotten about those little blue creatures living in the little mushroom village with all their different personalities and talents. The only thing they all seem to have in common was their need to join forces against the evil Gargamel and his follower cat Azrael who were always plotting revenge against those poor innocent smurflings.

I laughed to myself as each character appeared on the screen, for each smurf persona seemed to remind me of traits of women I come across in my own life. You will probably agree. Think about it as you meet them:

There was Handy, the smurf who can do and fix anything. Jokey who lives for playing tricks on others. Hefty smurf who can play any sport and is know by his little heart tattoo. Cook smurf who is always making delicious treats to share. Greedy smurf who was always there to gobble them up. Grouchy smurf who disagrees with everything and everyone. Brainy, with his big thick glasses, walking around with his big book reciting rules all the time. Lazy smurf who can fall asleep just about anywhere, Poet smurf who's always looking for inspiration. Harmony smurf who loves music but can't carry a tune to save his life. Farmer smurf with the foul mouth who enjoys the simpler things. Vanity smurf with his mirror who is always obsessed about his appearance. Smurfette who is the definition of femininity. And of course, Papa smurf, the wise and all-knowing leader.

Did you find someone you know in there?

When I decided this for a topic today I pulled up the Smurfs website, http://www.smurfs.com/, and found that this year is actually the Smurfs 50th Anniversary. What a coincidence. Happy Anniversary, little blue buddies. It's great to see you again! La La La La La La...La La La La La...


SarahHub said...

I loved The Smurfs as a child! 50 years old???

Joanne (The Simple Wife) said...

I loved Smurfs too. In fact, I have a whole tub full of smurfy Smurf toys. All those little collectible figures (and I just threw away the boxes a year or so ago!).