|Occupation||Varies, mostly Brainy's Companion|
|Voice Actor||Bill Callaway (cartoon) |
Anton Yelchin (The Smurfs, The Smurfs 2)
Jack McBrayer (Smurfs: The Lost Village)
Unknown (Magic Flute movie)
|First Appearance||Season 1|
Live-Action Movie Series
Smurfs: The Lost Village
|Name Translation of Clumsy Smurf|
|German||Clumsy Schlumpf, Tolpatsch (only in the old comic books)|
Clumsy Smurf (original French name Schtroumpf Maladroit) is one of the main characters of the Smurfs cartoon show, who has appeared on the show throughout its entire run. He is the most underestimated out of all the Smurfs. Clumsy's catch phrases are "Whoops!", "Golly", "Gosh", and "Gee."
CharacterClumsy is easily identified by the droop of his hat and his southern accent, as well as how often he's seen tripping and dropping things. He is often seen with Brainy. Every time there is a competition of some sorts, Clumsy is not considered to be a good player due to him always dropping or breaking things.
Clumsy's main interest is collecting rocks. He has boxes full of them in his house. There are some episodes where he is even seen looking for rocks and even claims that he has a lucky one. He also gave a box of rocks to Nanny during "A House For Nanny". Clumsy also has a fondness for cute animals.
In the Hanna-Barbera cartoon show, Clumsy is sensitive and cheerful. He is dimwitted, and a little slow, but overall good-natured and sweet. He cherishes his friends. He tends to go along with what other smurfs are doing, and loves to help out, despite his clumsiness.
In The Smurfs and The Smurfs 2, Clumsy is smarter than his cartoon show counterpart, but is friendly and happy. He dislikes being left behind by the other Smurfs. He overestimates himself at times, and dreams of being a hero, which he becomes in the first movie.
In Smurfs: The Lost Village, Clumsy's personality is a bit more on the eccentric side. He often does or says things that result in eye rolls, eyebrow-raising, or (usually intended) laughter from his friends. He is also upbeat, yet cowardly and very prone to anxiety. His anxious tendencies are reflected in moments such as him having a panic attack in the tunnels, covering his eyes in fear, and cowering behind Hefty.
Clumsy isn't usually shown to be as fast as the other Smurfs. In the intro sequence (the ones where the Smurfs run away from Gargamel), it takes Clumsy longer to get around the words "THE SMURFS".
Role in the Village
Being the klutz of the village, Clumsy doesn't really have a job. He does help out whenever the Smurfs are building or fixing something, but there are times this could end up with big trouble (Like someone's leg or arm getting broken).
RelationshipsClumsy's best friend, over all, is Brainy Smurf. Despite his rather vain personality, Brainy does think of Clumsy as a good friend, even if he won't admit it. Clumsy and Brainy are often paired up when they have to do something in the village, and whenever Brainy has a scheme, Clumsy is his partner. He acts in an assistant role to Brainy, carrying books for him, helping with potions, or listening while he talks. In the episode "The Smurfiest Of Friends", Clumsy states that he thinks Brainy is fun to be around, and implies Brainy shares jokes with him often. In the same episode, Clumsy decides that he'd rather hang out with Brainy than with his other friends, even telling Brainy that he loves him. He seems to look up to and admire Brainy for his "intelligence". He thinks Brainy to be brave and that he has good ideas, as shown in "A Bell For Azrael".
Clumsy, like many other Smurfs, also has a shy crush on Smurfette. Whenever something comes up that involves taking Smurfette out for a date, he is one of the many to ask first. Clumsy also wants to impress Smurfette at times. Smurfette is the nicest to Clumsy, only minding his klutziness if he breaks something of hers or gets her clothes dirty. During competitions, like the Smurfic Games, Smurfette will take Clumsy as her partner, not caring about winning or losing. Clumsy cares for Smurfette when he apologized to her in "My Smurfy Valentine" because he felt sorry that she never found her true love, making her kiss him. He is one of the Smurfs that she has kissed the most. At many times during the 2011 film, Smurfette seems to care for Clumsy.
He is very friendly to the animals and other creatures of the forest, and became good friends with a clumsy bird called the Hopping crane, a Pussywillow Pixie named Pansy and a clumsy little monkey which he called "Chimpy." In Smurfs: The Lost Village, he is shown to befriend Spitfire the dragonfly and is respected by smurfstorm for his quick thinking and abilities with a dragonfly.In the 2011 Smurfs movie, Grace Winslow confided with Clumsy that she too was accident-prone until she met her husband Patrick, and encouraged him that he can be more than just his name.
During "The Smurfic Games", Clumsy was unwanted by the two teams of East and West, so Smurfette took him as part of their own team with him as the captain, and Hefty and Handy leading East and West respectively,
After 9 events, each team was tied with 3 games won, much to the shock of fellow Smurfs since the Clumsy and Smurfette team were the underdogs.
The tiebreaker then came, the Smurfathon. When Jokey exploded his gift to start, Clumsy just closed his ears, letting Hefty and Handy get a head start. Both if them were then caught in a mishap along the way, and Hefty saved Handy, thus allowing Clumsy to unknowingly overtake. In the end, Clumsy won the Smurfic Games, being the first and last Smurf to do so, strangely.
In the movies
In the 2011 Smurfs movie, Clumsy is one of the few Smurfs that travel through time to modern-day New York City. He is accidentally taken to the Winslows' apartment by Patrick Winslow and tries to escape their dog Elway by hiding in the bathroom. Patrick's wife Grace rescued Clumsy from being in the toilet, though his presence scared her at first. Eventually the other Smurfs find him in the apartment and reason with them to let them stay with them long enough in order to open the portal back to their own time with the next blue moon. However, Papa Smurf, seeing Clumsy in a vision seemingly failing to catch a dragon wand, has Clumsy stay behind in the apartment with Grace while the others go look for a "stargazer". Clumsy only goes along with Grace in order to retrieve the other Smurfs who are holed up in Patrick's office, but upon reaching the FAO Schwarz toy store they depart and head inside to search for the "stargazer". Inside the store, Clumsy is mistaken for a toy by some girls and is brought to the cashier in order to scan him for a price tag.
Eventually he is rescued and brought back home to the Winslows' apartment where he is told to stay put a second time. However, when Papa Smurf was captured by Gargamel in the magic book store, he told the other Smurfs with him not to come back for him, but since Papa Smurf never told Clumsy to do the same, Clumsy decided that he was going to rescue Papa Smurf, which encouraged the other Smurfs to do the same. During the final battle with Gargamel and the dragon wand, Clumsy leaps to grab it as it falls from Gutsy Smurf's grasp, but as he seemingly fails to grab it, he succeeds in doing so and saves the other Smurfs present by blasting Gargamel with the wand and causing him to land in a pile of garbage bags. By the end of the movie, Papa Smurf expresses how proud he is of Clumsy.
The Smurfs 2
Smurfs: The Lost Village
Clumsy is one of the main characters in the film Smurfs: The Lost Village, and part of a "Team Smurf" that also includes Smufette, Hefty, and Brainy. He is the first Smurf to appear in the film, pushing a wheelbarrow of Smurfberries into Smurf Village only to trip up. He later drops a vile of liquid created by Brainy's Smurfy Thing Finder based on an analysis of Hefty's strength which proves to have explosive properties. When the four friends later go Smurfboarding, Clumsy jumps into a barrel and rolls along instead of surfing; the group's subsequent encounter with a mysterious Smurf and Gargamel leads to them being grounded by Papa Smurf. However, all four later sneak out of the village in order to investigate a mysterious lost village of Smurfs they learned of due to Gargamel's magic.
After encountering a number of the strange plants and animals of the Forbidden Forest where the village is hidden, Clumsy and his friends are forced into a tunnel network due to Gargamel tricking a group of Dragonflies. Clumsy soon begins to panic, but he and his friends eventually make their way out of the tunnels, thanks in part to a rabbit named Bucky. That night, while sitting around a campfire, the four speculate on the nature of the mystery Smurfs, before taking a picture using Brainy's assistant Snappy. They then came to a river that they soon sailed on by building a raft, with Hefty providing Clumsy with a life preserver. Following another encounter with Gargamel, the group ended up in the river and fell over a waterfall, and ended up washing up on the shore of a small lake.
Following an argument between his three teammates in which Clumsy briefly attempts to become involved, the four are captured by the Smurfs of the lost village, and soon learn a shocking truth: they are in fact Smurfettes not created by Gargamel. After suffering through the initial curiosity-including swarming and prodding-of the female Smurfs, Clumsy is taken along by Smurfstorm on a flight on Spitfire to check on the whereabouts of Gargamel, who is revealed to be heading for the wrong landmark. During the flight, they are attacked by Gargamel's vulture Monty and Smurfstorm hands the "reins" to Clumsy despite his lack of confidence with regards to his flight ability. However, he proves to have a unique knack for flying, surprising both Stormy and himself, and they make their escape from the wizard. Unfortunately, during this flight he reveals Smurfette's origins to a paranoid Stormy, who confronts Smurfette upon their return to Smurfy Grove.
The villagers of Smurfy Grove, an arriving Papa, Hefty, Brainy, and Clumsy were subsequently captured by Gargamel and taken back to Gargamel's castle to be drained of their magical energy. Fortunately, Smurfette-whom Gargamel had left behind-tricked the wizard, using her unique attributes to drain the magic out of Gargamel and back into the Smurfs. Unfortunately, the process caused her to revert back to her original form of a lump of clay, which the Smurfs and Smurfettes took back to Smurf Village in order to mourn. However, the inherent magic of all 200 Smurfs restored Smurfette to life, which Clumsy was the first to discover and celebrate. All the Smurfs then joined in a massive celebration.
Smurf Video games
In the Smurfs' Village game, Clumsy is bought back to the village at Level 20 and is often giving some tasks. Recently Clumsy has his own hut that has an almost collapsed roof, hence to a mini-game where he have to get some tool boxes to fix the roof. He often trips, so you have tap him to get Clumsy back up and he will reward you 180 XP (you tap him when there is a red exclamation point above his head). Although if you don't tap him fast enough, he will not gives the player any XP. His hut costs 30 smurfberries.
The Smurfs 2 video game
In The Smurfs 2 video game, Clumsy is a playable character from the start.
- His character in the cartoon show was voiced by Bill Callaway.
- Ironically, Clumsy is one of the Smurfs who ends up saving the others.
- Clumsy is also the only Smurf to have honors in the Smurfic Games, the games based on the human Olympics.
- Clumsy can't do a cartwheel.
- In the episode "Fuzzle Trouble", Clumsy adopts a pet Fuzzle.
- In the cartoon, Clumsy often refers to animals using diminutives, such as 'mousie' and 'birdie'.
- Clumsy is voiced by Anton Yelchin in the 2011 live-action movie. He is the main protagonist.
- Despite being Brainy's best friend, there have been a few times where Clumsy has been annoyed with him such as in "The Magic Fountain", "Smurf Me No Flowers", "Smurf On Wood", and "King Smurf".