The Purple Smurfocalypse
-I watched a lot of the Smurfs when I was little, but I never remember seeing the
one with the smurf-sized zombie apocalypse. As an easily frightened child I may
have just blocked it out, because it's honestly pretty damn horrifying by kid
standards. See, it all starts with a
purple fly, which bites Lazy Smurf on the tail:
Thus begins an epidemic straight out of more modern horror films, as Lazy turns
purple, starts hopping everywhere, can only shout "g'nap!" and takes every
possible opportunity to bite his fellow smurfs
on their little blue asses,
transmitting the mysterious t
ransformation. Everything goes back to normal in
the end, of course, but not until they've made sure that every little kid at home is
having nightmares tonight.:
Interestingly, this episode was adapted from one of the original 1960's Smurf
comics, but formerly involved a plague of mindless black Smurfs. You can guess
why they decided to go with purple - the same reason they went with purple for
the formerly black-faced Pokemon, Jynx. So remember: all purple cartoon
characters are just veiled jabs at African Americans.