The Smurfs' origins actually date back to the late 1950s, but over here in England most of us had never heard of them until they released a pop record called The Smurf Song, which entered our pop charts on 10/6/1978.
"Where are you all coming from?"
"From Smurfland where we belong."
Of course there was the invitable spoof version: "Where are you all coming from?"
"We're from Brixton on the run!"The Smurf craze continued into the 1980s.