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Title Translation of
Crying Smurfs
FrenchLarmes de Schtroumpfs
GermanWeinende Schlumpfe
ItalianUna gran voglia di piangere
DutchHuilende Smurfen

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"Crying Smurfs" is a Season 6 episode from the Smurfs cartoon show.

Plot Summary

Smurfette wakes up after Weepy starts crying, she asks him what is the matter. He tells her that one of her flowers is dying (although they look fine), and starts wailing. Smurfette consoles her friend, telling him that flower can be replaced. But all Weepy can do is just constantly cry. Meanwhile at his lab, Papa Smurf is demonstrating his new formula. However something went wrong and it explodes, sending him flying out of his house, just as Weepy sees him and goes to catch him just in time, only to have them both crash into a heap of logs. Papa thanks Weepy for saving him in time, but all Weepy can do in response to him is wail and blame his own accident of having Papa Smurf's roof blown to smithereens. Papa calms him down and tells him that it'll take a while for a roof to be fixed, but Weepy tells him that it isn't only one thing but another, and walks away - still crying.

Along the way, Weepy met Hefty who is exercising as usual. Hefty gets fed up of the way Weepy has been crying all the time, although Weepy is unable to help it because he is worried about Smurfette's flowers and Papa Smurf. All of a sudden - one of the dumbells Hefty is exercising with falls on his foot, which is seriously hurt. Farmer arrives and tells Weepy that he have to help Greedy for his salad, while Hefty walks away to sort out his injured foot.

Soon the Smurfs starts to mend Papa Smurf's room, just as he finishes his new formula. Later Weepy and Farmer arrive to find out where a certain smell is coming from, then Papa comes out showing a rose, which is the source of the smell. Farmer thinks it's the prettiest rose he has ever smurfed, then Papa asks Weepy what what he thinks of it, when Weepy nearly collapses into Papa's hands, which spills his new formula into an onion! Weepy comments that it's simply wonderful, which makes Papa feeling pleased and he went off to test his formula on a smurfberry. Then Farmer and Weepy take some crops to Greedy for his salad, with Weepy carrying some basket of onions - still crying.

Greedy thanks Farmer and Weepy for their work, and goes on to make his salad. However as he is about to cut an onion to slices, a strong smell comes up to his eyes - causing him to start crying. Later as the Smurfs are called to have their salad by Greedy, Smurfette checks on Hefty to ask him if he would like to join in, which he responds they can go on without having him around. But no sooner after Smurfette and the other smurfs have their salad, they all started crying too, thanks to a strong smell of an onion! Even Smurfette cries for her flowers, Poet's tears soak the poem he tries to recite, and Jokey cries so much, that his present gets all soaky and unable to explode.

Soon Hefty arrives to find the weepers at the village well, longing to smile again. Smurfette's response to him that it is too sad to talk about, and they continue crying - although they do not know that their tears fill up the well and start to flood the village! Hefty comments that he can't stand crybabies, and he also claims that a tough smurf like him never cries. Meanwhile Papa Smurf and Weepy arrive back at the village, only to find the whole place has been flooded with tears!

Soon Papa realizes what has caused a problem, after he puts a glass on top of a strong-smelling onion. Weepy wails and blames himself over the accident while trying to hug Hefty, who tells him to smurf over it. Papa tells his little Smurfs not to cry over 'spilled milk' and with a party consisting of himself, Grouchy, Handy, Hefty and Weepy, go to find a slime pond outside Gargamel's castle to make his antidote. Weepy thinks the situation is terrible and bumps into Hefty, who tells him to get over it. Weepy cries that he wants to go by himself as it is all his fault, but Papa tells him that it is best for him to stay put, and he and the other Smurfs carry on walking.

They reach their destination and Hefty fills up the mud into a glass, but as they are about to go back to the Smurf village, Gargamel arrives with Azrael to catch them for his meal. They escape, dropping and emptying the glass in the process, and the two fiends chase after them through the woods, but luckily Weepy who has been following them has hidden in a bunch of grass, and as soon as they are gone, he goes to the slime pond to re-fill the mud for Papa's antidote. As the chasing continues, Weepy fills up the glass with mud and goes back to find Papa - only to have find that Papa is nowhere to be seen. However Papa and Hefty have heard Weepy, and realize he must have followed them. All alone and feeling disheartened, Weepy starts crying again, blaming himself for having Papa being eaten by Azrael. But he doesn't cry for long, as he sees the cat coming up from behind his back, and runs off to hide in a bush. Azrael jumps into it and scrambles about inside, leaving the other Smurfs watching in horror as the cat chews Weepy's handkerchief in his mouth. Just as Gargamel comes to get his cat out of the bush, they all hide. As Gargamel asks his cat what has he got in his mouth, they both see Weepy who is still hiding from the bottom of the bush - still crying over his fate. Then Gargamel grabs him (causing Weepy to drop the antidote to the ground), and the two fiends walk back home to have their Smurf dinner. After they are gone, the Smurfs, who have missed what has happened, come out of hiding. Papa is relieved to find the glass for the antidote refilled - and still left in one piece, and then realizes Weepy must have been responsible for this. Then Hefty finds Weepy's 'chewed' handkerchief and tells his friends that is what's all left of Weepy, and they start crying again (minus Papa and Hefty).

Back at the village, the antidote is ready to stop the Smurfs' crying. Papa tells his little Smurfs that if it wasn't for Weepy, he would never have finished his antidote. And Hefty admits he too thought they were goners. All the other Smurfs think Weepy was so brave. Meanwhile at his castle, Gargamel prepares to celebrate his success and cook his dinner. Weepy overhears his comments of 'being a failure' and once again starts to cry, this time for Gargamel. Gargamel is surprised to see a Smurf express sympathy for him for once. Meanwhile at the village, although the antidote has stopped the crying, the Smurfs are still mourning for their crying friend. Even Hefty feels a little teary in spite of himself, and Smurfette assures him that it's ok for him to cry if he feels so sad. But Hefty feels so angry that he decides he has to do something about it, and goes off to find where Weepy's body has gone to.

Later back at his castle, Gargamel is so affected by Weepy's crying from feeling sorry for the wizard that he starts to cry as well, feeling so miserable for no one respects him - including his fellow wizards, as well as his mother. Then Hefty climbs up a window of the castle, and is shocked to see Weepy still alive! Gargamel and Weepy continue to weep together, until the wizard suddenly realizes he is crying with a Smurf, and grabs him out of his cage to cook him for dinner. But as soon as the wizard is about to drop his little prisoner into his cauldron, Hefty jumps into a knife to send an onion flying into Gargamel's eyes, causing Weepy to fall to his fate - only to be rescued by the stronger Smurf just in time! And soon they both escape and head back to the village, while the evil wizard has his cauldron stuck on his head, ranting on failing once again!

After they both safely return home, Hefty tells his crying friend that when he thought Weepy had been a goner, he had felt bad about it- and finally bursts into tears! Smurfette tries to comfort him, while Weepy feels so touched that Hefty cares for him that he cries yet again, though this time from happiness. Then they are both still crying endlessly as Papa hands them their handkerchiefs to stop their teary eyes, commenting that they're one happy family again.

Notes

  • Hefty has cried before; a few examples being "Clumsy Luck", "Hefty And The Wheelsmurfer", and "Smurfquest".
  • There's a goof in this episode that occurs when the Smurfs mourn for Weepy's assumed "death". After Poet recites his poem in his honor, there is a shot that shows Handy without his overalls. In the next shot, his overalls are present.
  • In the syndicated version, four parts have been edited out:
  1. Hefty's dumball falls on his foot as he remarks Weepy for being a crybaby Smurf.
  2. Smurfette checks on Hefty as Greedy calls the Smurfs out for lunch.
  3. Poet's tears soaks his poem before Hefty walks in to see the crying Smurfs.
  4. Weepy asks Hefty if it is the good time to cry, as they both escapes from Gargamel and Azrael.
  • The entire soundtrack was also in 2x higher than usual in pitch octave in the syndicated version of the episode.

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