Nanny smurf in the comics
Nanny Smurf as she appeared in the comics

Nanny smurf
Nanny Smurf as she appeared in the cartoon show

Nanny Smurf
OccupationAdventurer, mentor, knitter
Voice ActorSusan Blu
First AppearanceSeason 8
UniverseComic Books
Cartoon Show
Name Translation of Nanny Smurf
GreekΓιαγιά Στρουμφ

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Nanny Smurf (original French name Mémé Schtroumpf) is one of the main characters of the Smurfs cartoon show, who has appeared on the show throughout Season 8, and has briefly appeared in Season 9's "The Smurfs That Time Forgot". She would later go on to appear in the comic book stories published in Schtroumpf magazine and later on in the main comics themselves starting with "Smurfs Monsters".


Nanny was accidentally imprisoned by a haunted house called Castle Captor when she left the Smurf Village to go after Grandpa Smurf, and did not reappear until 500 years later when Grandpa Smurf had sensed Castle Captor's return. Grandpa Smurf and some other Smurfs have bravely rescued Nanny from Castle Captor before it disappeared again. She was accompanied by a pink marsupial-type pet named Smoogle.


Nanny Smurf appears to have a very close relationship with Grandpa Smurf. Like Grandpa, Nanny likes to tell stories to the younger Smurfs, particularly to the Smurflings.

For a while, Nanny moved in with Smurfette, who at one point had had enough of certain things like Nanny using Smurfette's brush on Smoogle. After Nanny moved into her own house, she and Smurfette became friends again.

When she was being saved from Castle Captor, she was very eager to leave with her 'special friend', later revealed to be Smoogle, who Nanny loves very much.

Nanny once wanted to meet Don Smurfo.


  • After Brainy and Grandpa Smurf, Nanny Smurf is the third Smurf to wear glasses, but chronologically may be first.
  • There is no explanation given as to Nanny Smurf's origin since all naturally born Smurfs -- prior to Smurfs: The Lost Village, which is non-canon -- are male.
  • Nanny Smurf should know Papa Smurf, and vice versa, as Grandpa knows Papa, and Nanny and Grandpa left at the same time.
  • She appears to have very recognizable knitting.
  • It is unknown if Nanny would have been affected by the depleting of the Long Life Stone in "Smurfquest", as nothing ages in Castle Captor.
  • Smurfette appears to vaguely resemble Nanny when she ages in "Smurfquest", however that's mainly coincidental, as her elderly design almost entirely matches her disguise from "Smurf Van Winkle" seasons before.
  • Nanny is chronologically the first Smurfette.
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