Quote: Originally Posted by blackroseMD1
I just hope they explain 2 things.
1. Why they all call him Papa Smurf
2. Why Smurfette is the only female.
But Papa Smurf was called Papa Smurf because he is the oldest living Smurf and the 'patriarch' of the smurf clan. Just as most tribes and villages have their 'elders'.
TBH, I don't think the original Belgian cartoons of Pierre Culliford (Peyo) were too concerned with details like that.
The original Smurf vilage is loosely based on the communist ideology of a true 'commune' (which apart from Papa Smurf, all smurfs are equal and each smurf (worker) has thier own individual skill and role to play in their community)
Smurfette was the ony female because she was originally created by Gargamel as a trap to lead Gargamel to the Smurfs. She was created from a potion, but was made into a 'real smurf' by magic.
Peyo was a notorious misogynist and the original smurfette was 10 times as stupid, ugly, annoying and was a bane to the smurfs existence because of all the troubles a 'woman' caused.
He nearly told the carton company to stick it when they changed the smurfette character into one that was less sexist and and less annoying.
Yep - I'm full of 'useful info'. *Self FacePalm*