Papa Smurf, Brainy Smurf, Hefty Smurf and Smurfette have the most appearances in the classic 1980s cartoon "The Smurfs." Papa Smurf is the leader of these blue elf-like creatures, while Brainy Smurf considers himself the most intelligent Smurf in the village. Smurfette is one of the only female Smurfs.
Out of 256 episodes of "The Smurfs," Papa Smurf has the most appearances, with 213 episodes. Papa Smurf is skilled at making magical spells and potions. Much older than the other Smurfs, Papa stands out with his red clothing and bushy white beard. Smurfette appears in 199 episodes and is Papa Smurf's second in command. Originally created by the Smurf's evil arch-rival Gargamel, Smurfette became good-natured with the help of Papa Smurf.
Brainy Smurf wears large glasses and is boastful about his intelligence, although his actual knowledge often comes under scrutiny. Brainy appears in 199 episodes of "The Smurfs." His sanctimonious attitude often creates troublesome situations for the Smurfs.
Hefty Smurf displays incredible strength and is distinguished by a red heart with arrow tattoo on his arm. Hefty appears in 177 episodes. He often performs grueling tasks around the village. Other popular Smurfs include the village handyman Handy Smurf, the village prankster Jokey Smurf, the dim-witted Clumsy Smurf and the gluttonous Greedy Smurf.