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Peewit
Peewit
Also Known AsPee-Wee
William (The Smurfs And The Magic Flute film, United Kingdom English dub)
GenderMale
RaceHuman
OccupationCourt Jester
AlignmentGood
Voice ActorCam Clarke (Magic Flute movie)
Frank Welker (cartoon show)
First AppearanceJohan and Peewit comic book story The Goblin of Rocky Wood (1954)
UniverseComic Books
Cartoon Show
Magic Flute
Gallery
Name Translation of Peewit
FrenchPirlouit
SpanishPirluit
GermanPfiffikus
Kukuruz (Kuckuck) (only in the very first comic books!)
DutchPierewiet

Johan IconCartoon Icon

Character

Peewit (Fr. Pirlouit, commonly called Pee-Wee in English) is a supporting character of the Smurfs cartoon show, who has appeared on the show from Season 2 to Season 8 and in the "non-canonical" Smurf story "The Smurfs And The Magic Flute". His first appearance in any visual media is in the Johan and Peewit story "The Goblin of Rocky Wood". He is a court jester who is a constant companion of Sir Johan, and attempts to entertain others with his mandolin and his off-key singing. He usually travels around on a goat named Biquette (called Annie in the English comic book version of "The Smurfs And The Magic Flute").

Role

Peewit is meant for humorous purposes, being the complete opposite in terms of personality when compared to his closest friend, Sir Johan. He is jester for the king, but his jokes often don't make sense, are too common, or are too boring. He is not useless, though, offering great help whenever Johan or Princess Savina are in trouble.

Peewit also works for the king by delivering invitations.

Personality

Peewit is a scaredy-cat, with like of better words. He doesn't like going into danger and prefers staying on the safe side, but he will dive into trouble just to save his friends.

Peewit is a trickster, none the less, and is not afraid to play jokes on unsuspecting people.

Interests

Peewit's main interests revolves around two things: Eating and Performing. Peewit adores eating big meals, often eating more than two times his body weight- and that's not even good enough to fill him. Peewit also likes performing for others, even though he's kind of bad at it.

Abilities

Peewit's known performances:

  • Juggling
  • Telling (Bad) Jokes
  • Singing (Badly)
  • Puppet Shows
  • A few magic tricks

The only time Peewit ever played good music was when he was in the possession of the six-holed magic flute that came from the Smurfs in "The Smurfs And The Magic Flute". He used that for playing pranks on people he happened to pass by in the castle, though he resented having it being used on him by Matthew McCreep when he stole it from him.

Meeting and Relationship with Johan

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Peewit showing his singing skills to Johan for the first time

Their meeting is explained in "The Goblin of Boulder Woods", where Peewit was pretending to be a goblin in order to get free food. Johan was able to catch him though. At first, they didn't seem to get along that well, but after they went to save the Princess Savina together, the two became best friends and got closer as time passed.

Peewit and Johan are seen going on trips to other kingdoms or places together, bringing some Smurfs with them at times. The two make a good team, overall, Johan having the swordsman techniques and brains while Peewit will often act as a distraction of some kind.
Johan Peewit3

Johan and Peewit are really good friends, despite having opposite personalities

Johan will sometimes get annoyed by Peewit if he keeps on causing trouble, but it may be because he doesn't want his friend to get kicked out because of something stupid he did.

Johan and Peewit Comic Book

Peyo's original comic designs for the boys.

One running gag between them is that everytime Johan says, "Later, Peewit!", Peewit will answer, "Later - always Later!" and sometimes Johan tells him, "Not now, Peewit!"

Trivia

Court jester

One of the rare occasions where Peewit fulfills his official role as Court jester, the king's facial expression says everything about his skill in that.

When not counting Gargamel and Scruple, Peewit is one of the most commonly seen humans in the Smurf series.
  • In one episode, Scruple comments that Peewit is no older than he is, meaning that Peewit and Scruple are about the same age (Some might estimate them to be around 9-11, as Scruple is a mere kid in the eyes of many). It can also be assumed that Brenda and Denisa are the same age as the both of them.
  • His character in the cartoon show was voiced by Frank Welker. In the original English dub of the unconnected movie, he was voiced by Cam Clarke.
  • In the Asterix comics, the village minstral Assurancetourix (in the English version of the comics he's called "Cacophonix") has his personality and bad musical qualities loosly based on Peewit's. Assurancetourix however is a grown man who simply dismisses the others' negative feedback as being "Misunderstood". Similar to Harmony Smurf he sees himself as the only one with true musical skills.
  • Peewit is referred to as William in the Imavision English dub of "The Smurfs And The Magic Flute".

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