|Title Translation of|
The Baby Smurf
|Spanish||El Pitufo Bebé|
|Italian||Il puffo bambino|
- This article is about the episode featuring Gargamel's impersonation of a baby Smurf. For the episode in which the real Baby Smurf first appears, see Once In A Blue Moon.
"The Baby Smurf" is a Season 1 episode from the Smurfs cartoon show.
Gargamel is in his castle, stirring a pot. He cackles, "It's nearly done, Azrael!". Azrael shows no interest, simply yawning and scratching his own leg. He is awoken by a blast from Gargamel's potion, but he then falls back asleep. Gargamel heads out in the forest, where he finds a Smurfberry patch. He pulls out a basket and shrinks it, and then he spills the potion on himself. It turns him into a baby Smurf, and, after checking himself, he imitates crying.Smurfette is picking flowers when she hears his crying. Questioning what Baby is doing in the forest, she finds him and takes him home. Clumsy aks Brainy Smurf where babies come from, and Brainy pretends that he knows, scolding Clumsy. Smurfette states that he is cute, but Hefty says otherwise, and Brainy calls him "a little ugly". Gargamel angrily babbles at Brainy. Smurfette tells Brainy that he is not ugly, just different, and Vanity agrees. Mr. Handy Smurf says that he is "very smurfy", and says that he is going to go build him a present.
Jokey offers an exploding giftbox to Gargamel, but Smurfette protects him, and Jokey laughs while sitting on the fake present. Suddenly remembering that it is going to detonate, he jumps off, picks it up, and attempts to run away, but it blows up in his face. Grouchy says that he hates Baby Smurfs, and Smurfette looks away. He then tickles Gargamel's chin and says, "Coochy-coochy-coo". Gargamel mutters "Garga", and Smurfette looks back, so Grouchy crosses his arms and sneers. Gargamel pulls out a vial of the potion, and Smurfette states that is his naptime.
Smurfette begins to make Smurfberry juice for Gargamel. When she turns her back, Gargamel says in a baby voice, "Smurfberry juice? Yuck!" He pulls out the potion, but Handy arrives, so he puts it away and smiles at Handy. He then frowns when Handy shows him the cradle that he built for him. Handy picks him up, and he drops the potion. Handy starts singing a lullaby to him, and he begins to cry and yell. Clumsy arrives with flowers, but he bumps into Handy and they both fall down. The speed on the cradle goes up and Gargamel is scared. Greedy Smurf brings Baby a cake, but Gargamel lands in it. He then snarls at Handy, "You miserable - I mean, goo-goo". Greedy smiles and says that Baby likes the cake. Gargamel just frowns.
That night, Grouchy and Papa Smurf both agree that they have seen the baby before. Grouchy tickles Gargamel, who snarls, "Don't touch me!" They leave, and Gargamel pulls out the potion, but Smurfette yells, 'What's Baby drinking?" before grabbing it away. She smells it, says that it smells like poison, and throws it out of the window. Gargamel furiously snarls, "Why, you empty-headed - Oh, I mean, uh, goo-goo".Papa Smurfs researches babies on his books, but he finds nothing. He then falls asleep. Gargamel sneaks in and steals a potion - he uses it to freeze Smurfs everywhere. Poet Smurf writes a poem about the incident, but he is then frozen. Papa and Smurfette manage to escape from being frozen, so Gargamel steals a different potion and uses it to build a bomb. Papa finds his cactus broken in two, and he reveals that Baby is Gargamel, just as he suspected. Meanwhile, Gargamel finds Lazy sleeping. Lazy wakes up and asks, "Baby, what are you doing?" Gargamel responds, "I'm blowing all of you vile little Smurfs to smithereens!"
Papa Smurf unfreezes all of the Smurfs, and Lazy says, "Oh, Papa, by the way, Baby's got a bomb", before falling back asleep. Gargamel laughs, "It won't be long now". He then cackles, "1...2..3...Presto! What? What happened to that misreable bomb?" He falls into the bucket, asking, "Where's my bomb?" The Smurfs eagerly look on as the bomb detonates, shooting Gargamel back to his castle. Azrael chases him around, but stops upon discovering that he is Gargamel. Gargamel turns himself back again, but when he is turned around, it is revealed that he still has a Smurf tail, which makes Azrael laugh.
- The real Baby Smurf would appear two years later in Season 3's premiere episode "Once In A Blue Moon", where, like the fake Baby Smurf, the real Baby Smurf would be voiced by Paul Winchell (and also by Julie McWhirter-Dees).
- Some import DVDs and European VHS tapes which feature this episode erroneously feature Studio Peyo artwork of the real Baby Smurf in a pink hat and a sleeper to advertise this episode.
- This is the first time that Gargamel transforms into a Smurf in the cartoon show.