|Title Translation of|
Return Of The Clockwork Smurf
|French||Le retour du Schtroumpf mécanique|
|Spanish||El Regreso del Pitufo Robotín|
|German||Die Rückkehr von Clocki Schlumpf|
|Italian||Il ritorno del Puffo Meccanico|
|Dutch||De Terugkomst van Speelsmurf|
"Return Of The Clockwork Smurf" was a Johan And Peewit episode that appeared in Season 2 of the Smurfs cartoon show.
This was an episode in which Clockwork Smurf was targetted in order to control King Gerard's kingdom. Sir Leopold, the king's uncle, had a plan to take the throne and rule over the country as a dictator: his idea consisted of raising taxes, ending programs to help the poor, and put children to work. The only thing standing in his way was his good-hearted nephew who took advice from Clockwork.
After several failed attempts to destroy the doll, Leopold managed to send him into a fountain, thus rusting up his gears. Too distraught over the loss of his advisor, King Gerard left his uncle to attend to his state affairs. At the same time, Sir Johan, Peewit, his cousin Princess Savina, and Dame Barbara were travelling to his castle having been invited to a celebration. When they arrived, Leopold tried to send them away only for King Gerard to see them and invite them into the castle. There he told them what happened to Clockwork and Johan suggested they take him to Handy Smurf - his majesty agrees, so they set off while Dame Barbara stays behind.
Handy gladly offers to repair Clockwork, but the process will take time, as he explains, so the trio return to the castle to await the results. Sadly, Leopold has set a trap and throws them all in the dungeon; then tries to drown them by filling the cell with water. When King Gerard fails to step up with means of escape because he can't ask Clockwork for help, Johan exclaims, "You're the king, Gerard! You must decide what to do on your own!" Princess Savina agrees, so he suddenly remembers that one of the stones is loose at the bottom of the cell. He then dives, pushes it away, and saves the group only to be found by his uncle Leopold.
A battle ensues just as several Smurfs arrive with a good-as-new Clockwork. When they realize what's going on, Clockwork acts in means to protect his best friend - King Gerard is elated to see him back to normal. With his help, they defeat his treacherous uncle and save the kingdom.