The Smurfs was a popular Hanna-Barbera Saturday morning cartoon that ran from 1981 to 1989 on NBC. The show basically revolved around of a group of little characters, called the Smurfs, who lived in mushrooms in the forest. The lives of the little blue Smurf’s would have been fine if it wasn't for the evil wizard, Gargamel, and his evil cat, Azrael, who wanted to see the Smurfs wiped out. The Smurfs were constantly trying to outwit Gargamel, which really wasn’t too difficult.
With the exception of patriarch Papa Smurf, and the only female Smurfette, the Smurfs were given names based on their personalities, such as Brainy Smurf, Sloppy Smurf, Clumsy Smurf, Hefty Smurf, Grouchy Smurf, Jokey Smurf, etc. There were a few named after their expertise, such as Chef Smurf, Tracker Smurf, and Handy Smurf.
There were many, many Smurf toys released throughout the 80's. You could buy action figures, stickers, Ertl diecast cars, puzzles, comics, lunchboxes, TV Trays, and so much more.