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Smurfageddon!

So, during our Cartoon Theme Song “Quiz” at the end of TalkRadar 108, The Smurfs were brought up as an old property that could make for a good game, a la Transformer: War for Cybertron. It was immediately dismissed with moans and groans. Sure, we grew up rapt with the Smurf phenomenon, but it’s certainly not one of those franchises that holds any sway with our nostalgia, in fact, it’s actually kinda embarrassing. But then, Mikel Reparaz proclaimed that The Smurfs arguably originated the modern Zombie. "Pshaw!" you say?! This is why one never doubts Wikiparaz:


Above: The Zombie Apocalypse, brought to you by Peyo and a bug bite

Turns out to be true. Disregarding the living dead's roots in ancient folklore, “The Black Smurfs” horrifyingly depicted the struggle for survival against the “Walking Infected” five whole years before George Romero normally gets credited for the creation of the zombie trope.


Above: The comic was deemed too controversial to translate into English, but the Hanna-Barbera cartoon skirted any racial insensitivity by turning the Zombie Smurfs purple

Using that factoid as their only provocation, our wonderfully twisted listeners took it upon themselves to realize The Smurfs’ forgotten gory glory using mature games more than capable of handling the subject matter!


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38 comments

  • 12quad - July 15, 2010 12:53 a.m.

    Well Smurf and Solanum do sound the same so....
  • philipshaw - July 13, 2010 10:52 a.m.

    These community features are good stufff
  • Spybreak8 - July 12, 2010 6:43 a.m.

    Hahaha I'm clapping at this, very nice. Smurfetta haha. The Resident Evil 5 one was funny too.
  • lovinmyps3 - July 12, 2010 1:31 a.m.

    Smurfetta was hilarious!!
  • ScruffMoney - July 11, 2010 7 p.m.

    Lol, awesome!
  • Zeb364 - July 11, 2010 6:23 p.m.

    I love the Left 4 Smurf pic, it works so well.
  • batman5273 - July 11, 2010 7:30 a.m.

    Well I think I can speak for my fellow photoshop artists that we all love to help contribute to the forums and the site. And of course to be spotlighted for our work on the main site is the icing on the cake. As long as Chris loves writing these articles, and you guys love them, my fellow artists will be happy to provide the graphics.
  • sharkweek - July 11, 2010 2:41 a.m.

    Dawn of the Smurfs made me lol
  • Blackout1881 - July 11, 2010 1:39 a.m.

    The Gears and the GTA ones made me crack up! Amazing how you can replace virtually any verb with smurf and it just works.
  • Cleanser247 - July 11, 2010 12:34 a.m.

    Kill Papa, Smurfetta, Grand Smurf Auto, and Left 4 Smurf are some of my favourites! Great feature Chris!
  • JayBeat - July 11, 2010 12:22 a.m.

    Nice nice nice.
  • batman5273 - July 10, 2010 9:28 p.m.

    @GodofPS314 how old are you? you must have no idea about the smurfs. in smurf talk you can replace any verb or adjective. now for titles smurfed 4 dead or grand theft smurf would all work. also smurfville doesnt exist. they live in smurf village.
  • CH3BURASHKA - July 10, 2010 9:15 p.m.

    OMG LOL. Keep these features coming; the community is amazing. One of these days, I gotta flex my Photoshop flab and crap something out.
  • double07 - July 10, 2010 9:06 p.m.

    Also, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • double07 - July 10, 2010 9:04 p.m.

    I like the Gears of War reference.
  • enlargedhousecats - July 10, 2010 8:54 p.m.

    @GodofPS314: so you think that replacing words with smurf is garbage, and then you say that instead of being left4smurf it should be smurf4dead, that's pretty hypocritical. also, by that same logic, wouldn't "Smurf 4 Dead" make Smurf mean left
  • GodofPS314 - July 10, 2010 8:22 p.m.

    This article is lame, replacing words with the word Smurf is complete garbage. It should be Smurfs4Dead but instead it is Left4Smurfs so now SMurfs means dead? It should've been grand theft auto Smurfville. And another idea is Littlebigsmurfville.
  • enlargedhousecats - July 10, 2010 7:24 p.m.

    smurfetta is my favorite smurf 'shop
  • 510BrotherPanda - July 10, 2010 6:19 p.m.

    Like I said earlier, Smurfetta gave me an unwarranted boner.
  • screwball08247 - July 10, 2010 6:17 p.m.

    These were all really good.

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