Choosing the coolest Smurf is much like a mother being asked to pick their favorite child. It’s tempting to claim you don’t have one, but deep in your heart, you know there’s a standout — one that makes you smile, and, frankly, reminds you a little bit of yourself.
Initially, the idea of picking the “coolest” tiny blue person, well, made me blue. But after extensive research and thought — and weeding out some more obscure Smurfs — I’ve narrowed my personal search for the coolest down to two: Papa and Vanity. Papa, for his ability to bring his community together in the face of adversity to fight evil sorcerers (and rock a cool beard in the process); and Vanity, because I think his little flower is cute. The battle is much more difficult than it sounds, I swear.
I break down the top 10 candidates below. Be sure to vote in our poll. (And it’s likely you’ve already given this some thought, considering last Saturday was World Smurf Day!)
Weakness: Old age, less agility
Uncanny resemblance to: Bill Murray
Strength: Owns the only pair of high heels in a village of shorties
Uncanny resemblance to: Amanda Seyfried
Strength: Knowledge (= power?)
Weakness: Poor vision
Uncanny resemblance to: Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Strength: Ability to accessorize
Weakness: None. He’s perfect, obviously.
Uncanny resemblance to: Nicole Richie
Strength: Sense of humor
Weakness: Never trust the funny ones
Uncanny resemblance to: Pee Wee Herman
Weakness: Poor bedside manner
Uncanny resemblance to: Gordon Ramsay
Strength: Has it all
Uncanny resemblance to: Man v. Food host Adam Richman
Strength: Culinary prowess
Uncanny resemblance to: Wolfgang Puck (who also plays the role in the live-action film. Casting win!)
Strength: Marketable skills
Uncanny resemblance to: Carter Oosterhouse