Why Does Gargamel Hate Smurfette?

Smurfette

Smurfette

In the new Smurf movie, Smurfette and Gargamel vaguely mention that Smurfette betrayed Gargamel and that Gargamel especially wants to capture Smurfette out of all of the Smurfs. You might think that it is just because Smurfette is the only girl (which she isn’t really).

In actuality, it is because Gargamel created Smurfette and then she turned against him. The Smurfette that Gargamel created wasn’t the sweet, blonde Smurfette that we all know today.

Want to know more? Check out our post Why is Smurfette the Only Girl for the whole story plus the original Smurf cartoon that explained it.

Why is Smurfette the Only Girl?

Everyone always asks why Smurfette is the only female Smurf. The answer is that all of the Smurfs were initially males. However, when Gargamel was trying to figure out how to get to the Smurfs, he decided that he would get to them through their hearts by creating a female Smurf. Gargamel fashioned Smurfette out of sugar and spice (but nothing nice), crocodile tears, half a pack of lies, the chatter of a magpie, and a heart of stone.

Smurfette was found in the woods crying and was readily taken in by the village. Interestingly, she was not the beautiful blonde Smurfette that we all think of; she started with stringy black hair. Eventually Smurfette started turning the Smurfs against each other until they saved her life. Smurfette repents and Papa Smurf casts a spell on her to make her “new and improved” (which is blonde and full Smurf).

In the videos below, you can see the actual Smurf episode where Smurfette was created. Smurfette has some really great (and probably inappropriate in retrospect) lines in this first episode. My favorite part is when Smurfette says “Do you like what you see? You will!”

(In future posts, we will actually tell you about two other female Smurfs that you may not know about!)

Smurf Shirts from NBC Universal Store

The Smurf cartoons originally aired on NBC in the 1980s, so it makes sense that NBC Universal Store would have some official Smurf shirts. Here are a few cute ones that they currently have in stock. Be sure to check back as the Smurf movie gets closer because they will likely have more.

Smurf Family Junior T-Shirt
Smurf Family Junior T-Shirt
Pal around with your own family and friends in this new Smurf Family Junior T-Shirt Made in U.S.A. 50% Cotton, 50% Polyester. Machine Wash Cold. Do Not Bleach. Tumble Dry Low. Cool Iron if Needed.

Smurf Boxes Junior T-Shirt
Smurf Boxes Junior T-Shirt
Smurf Boxes Junior T-Shirt Made in U.S.A. 50% Cotton, 50% Polyester. Machine Wash Cold. Do Not Bleach. Tumble Dry Low. Cool Iron if Needed.

Smurf Nerd Unisex T-Shirt
Smurf Nerd Unisex T-Shirt
Embrace your nerdiness in the new Smurf Nerd Unisex T-Shirt! Made in U.S.A. 80% Cotton, 20% Polyester. Machine Wash Cold. Do Not Bleach. Tumble Dry Low. Cool Iron if Needed.

The Smurfs Gargamel T-Shirt
The Smurfs Gargamel T-Shirt
Help Gargamel with his main purpose in life to destroy the Smurfs. Capture enough of them and create a potion to turn base matter into gold. The Smurfs Gargamel T-Shirt will show what side you are in.Black. 100% Cotton. Do Not Iron Design. Made in U.S.A.

Smurfs ""I'm Smurfed"" Unisex T-Shirt
Smurfs “”I’m Smurfed”” Unisex T-Shirt
Get ”smurfed” with this t-shirt from everyone’s favorite cartoon, The Smurfs.Unisex T-Shirt. Charcoal. Made in USA. 50% Cotton, 50% Polyester. Cool Iron if Needed.

Smurf Around Junior T-Shirt
Smurf Around Junior T-Shirt
Smurf Around Junior T-Shirt Made in China. 60% Cotton, 40% Polyester. Hand or Machine Wash in Cold Water. No Bleach. Tumble Dry Low.