The Smurfs

In The Smurfs cartoons, what color is Papa Smurf's hat?

And the answer is: red.

Photo courtesy: Official Smurf Website. 

Created in 1958 by the Belgian artist Peyo, The Smurfs is a comic franchise that centers on small blue creatures who live in mushroom-shaped houses in a forest village. While most Smurfs wear white hats, Papa Smurf wears a red hat.

As according to the traditional series, Papa Smurf acts  as the leader and fatherly figure for the Smurf community. He is the source of wisdom, knowledge and advice in the community, offering stern reprimands where necessary. He would protect "his little Smurfs" from danger unequivocally.

And danger is abound. Enter: antagonist Gargamel. One of this villain's most evil plots is to break the tight-knit community the only way he can: from the inside. Gargamel creates a female Smurf, Smurfette, to drive the all-male community apart. In the end (spoiler!), Papa Smurf saves the day yet again by transforming Smurfette into a real Smurf and integrating her into the community.

The rest of the Smurfs find purpose in their highly specialized tasks in the community. To name a few, we see Brainy Smurf, Clumsy Smurf, Grouchy Smurf, Hefty Smurf, Greedy Smurf, and so on and so forth. Each fills a predictable role in the plot and group dynamic.

To watch an episode of this beloved cartoon, check out the video below.


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