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Here is a list of Smurf references in popular culture.

  • At the beginning of an episode of Garfield and Friends, Garfield says "The Garfield guarantee: No giant robot or annoying little blue people."
  • The Smurfs are mentioned in the Rugrats episode, "Together At Last" when blue paint gets dumped on one of the teenage painters.
  • On a Biker Mice From Mars episode called "We Don't Need No Stinkin City", Lawrence asks Karbunkle to get some help from an assistant. Karbunkle asks if it's the Smurfs and Lawrence says "dismiss those little small-timers from your mind."
  • The Smurfs arise prominently in Richard Linklater's Slacker, as two twenty-something Austinites discuss the ideological implications of tiny blue communal men.
  • The Smurfs are referred to in a scene in the movie Donnie Darko, where Donnie and his friends discuss the Smurfs' sexual behavior in a vulgar fashion. After his friends say Smurfette, as the only female smurf, must have been used as a prostitute, Donnie goes into a deep discussion over the creation of Smurfette by Gargamel and finally concludes that The Smurfs are asexual.
  • In 2003 the animation studio TV Funhouse produced a spoof of the original series, in which Smurfette was shown as a parody of The Anna Nicole Show and ended up getting a yeast infection. The animated short was later shown on NBC's Saturday Night Live.
  • Making a parody of NBC's constant creation of bizarre miniseries, Saturday Night Live used the Smurfs as an example. The sketch ended with a disclaimer stating "For legal reasons, "Smurfs" may be called "Blurfs."
  • In the pilot episode of Comedy Central's Drawn Together, two Smurfs appear as knife-wielding pit fighters. In the episode "Freaks & Greeks", their village is shown being decimated by a lawnmower.
  • In an episode of The Venture Bros., an argument arises between two henchmen over whether Smurfs are mammals or egg-laying creatures.
  • In The Simpsons episode "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire", Bart tries to convince Homer to bet in a horse race in order to use the earnings for Christmas. He says, "If TV has taught me anything, it's that miracles always happen to poor kids at Christmas. It happened to Tiny Tim, it happened to Charlie Brown, it happened to the Smurfs, and it's going to happen to us!" Also, in the episode "Trilogy of Error", Homer drunkenly exclaims "Have you ever heard of this Blue Man Group? Total ripoff of the Smurfs! And the Smurfs, they suck!" before passing out. In the episode "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bangalore", Homer is looking at a chart of the Hindu gods and refers to a bearded Shiva as "Papa Smurf."
  • In the second episode of the first series of Little Britain Andy persuades Lou to buy him a large smurf outfit, and then wears it to dinner at an expensive restaurant.
  • The Vicar of Dibley Comic Relief Special 2005 centered around a Papa Smurf figurine being valued in an Antiques Roadshow sketch.
  • In the first episode of the second season of Lovejoy (1991) the character Tinker refers to a Smurf as "something that's not what it seems", in this case an antique that had been used to smuggle illegal goods into the country.
  • In "Emission Impossible", an episode of Family Guy, two smurfs are shown on the bedroom TV. One smurf is detailing to the other about his explicit encounter with Smurfette the night before. Their verbal usage of "smurf" is a replacement for the obvious expletives and slang they would otherwise be using. ("Shut the smurf up!") Their skin is purple in the show to avoid too many similarities.
  • Rapper Ice Cube mentions Smurfette in the song "Gangsta's Fairytale".
  • In Chris Rice's song, "Cartoons", the Smurfs are referred to as "All those little blue guys" and they start to sing, "Hah-la-la-la-la-la-la-lay-la-lay-loo-yah." It is a Christian song, trying to explain what would happen if cartoon characters accepted Jesus Christ.
  • In an episode of Wheel of Fortune Bill N. Thompson said our fireworks backdrops look like we had The Smurfs here. In another episode Bill N. Thompson said "Don't hit Bankrupt because if you do, the Smurfs will be here."
  • In "Show Me The Funny", Canadian comedian Russell Peters said, "You know what I've noticed? Is that nobody was ever racist towards Smurfs. They're tiny, they're blue and they share only one woman." And then he starts chanting "Smurfette was a ho! Smurfette was a ho!"
  • A song, "Smurfin' Safari", by musician Tom Smith, swings back and forth between affection and mockery for the Smurfs through a musical deconstruction of various Beach Boys songs.
  • Australian musical comedy act Tripod performs a song titled "The Ballad Of Floor Buffer Smurf".
  • In an episode of Scrubs, J.D. retorts to Turk, "That's the way I Smurf, baby."
  • In the Season 1 episode The Links of The O.C., Seth and Anna watch and discuss the Smurfs, with Seth informing Anna and Summer that they are "three apples" tall.
  • An episode of The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy featured green smurf-like characters called Schulbs.
  • In the Weird Al Yankovic song, "eBay", he mentions buying a Smurfs TV tray.
  • The movie RocketMan shows Fred Z. Randall covered in blue stuff and the president of the United States, over the video conference, inquires as to why "Fred Randall looks like a Smurf."
  • In the series Angel, the demon-queen Illyria was referred to by a drunken Wesley as a "Smurf" due to her blue coloration.
  • The Smurfs are mentioned in the Corner Gas episode, "The Littlest Yarbo" When Wanda talks to Hank about him losing his dog friend, who he thinks is"The Littlest Hobo".
  • In the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles episode "Curse of the Evil Eye", Smurf-like creatures are shown on TV. In episode "Turtles on Trial", they are also shown and are called "The Slurps".
  • In Two and a Half Men, Charlie is with a short woman and someone refers her as "Who's the Smurf?"
  • In the movie Pixels, during the final battle with many pixels in Washington D.C., a Smurf makes a brief cameo after destroying a few video game enemies. The Smurfs theme song is briefly played when the Smurf makes an appearance. He is later destroyed by one of the Arcaders. It is possible that the Smurf making a brief cameo is a reference to the video game "Smurf: Rescue In Gargamel's Castle".
  • In the Rifftrax video intro, Gargamel is seen chasing after a couple of Na'vi from the James Cameron movie Avatar.