Hello everyone! Phil O’Really here once again. We are ready to join the smurfs as they begin their second debate. Here, we will find out a little more about what they stand for, in regards to Gargamel.
If you need a reminder, Papa Smurf, Brainy Smurf, and Smurfette are running for president.
The candidates have already begun to arrive. Let’s see how it’s going.
(Looks down and slightly to his left)
(Candidates are shown arriving at the building. Papa Smurf is shown handing out a potion for sinus problems to each of his fans, Brainy Smurf is shown handing out his latest book of quotations to each of his fans-wearing t-shirts that say “Blue and Nerdy”. Smurfette is shown handing out flowers for each of her fans to put in their hair)
(Camera shows the stage and the candidates standing behind his or her respective podium and a cheering audience. )
(Camera stops on mediator)
Mediator: Welcome to today’s presidential debate.
Grouchy Smurf: (from the audience). I hate debating!
Mediator: (Turns to face Grouchy Smurf). Then go home. (Turns back to face the camera in front of him. ) Anyway, I’m Rhett Bear. Let’s begin our debate. Papa Smurf, let’s start with you. Do you consider Gargamel a serious threat and what do you think should be done with him?
Papa Smurf: Well, yes, I do consider him a serious threat and I think he should be defeated once and for all. I believe we should attack and make sure he knows that my little smurfs are not to be messed with.
Brainy Smurf: (Shaking his head). No, no, no.
Rhett Bear: Do you have something to say, Brainy Smurf?
Brainy Smurf: Yes I do, Rhett. Papa Smurf’s going about it all wrong. If he is so smart, why is he making such a bad decision?
Rhett Bear: So, what do you think should be done about Gargamel? Is he a threat?
Brainy Smurf: Yes, he’s a threat but if we attack him, we have no chance of victory. Papa Smurf is supposed to be protecting us and if he led us into battle, he would surely be leading us to death.
We should make Gargamel our ally and set up trade with him to ensure our safety.
Rhett Bear: Smurfette, what do you think?
Smurfette : Oh, Mr. Bear, we should not go to war. People would die and that’s bad.
Grouchy Smurf: (From the audience). I hate dying!
Rhett Bear: (Looking into the camera) Obviously, he didn’t take my advice. Go on, Smurfette.
Smurfette : We should stay away from Gargamel. He’s very dangerous, and so is Azreal. We should just stay away from him and leave him alone. That’s the best way to ensure our safety.
Brainy Smurf: But if we leave him alone, he’ll kill us. He will find our village, which he was probably going to find anyway, and make us his next meal.
Papa Smurf: Not if we find him first. We need to attack and capture him, put him through a trial, and put him in prison, where he belongs.
Brainy Smurf: He would never let us go through a trial with him, he’d kill us first. He’s evil. He doesn’t deserve fairness.
Papa Smurf: Everyone deserves fairness.
Smurfette: Everyone deserves to live! Everyone deserves happiness and you can’t be happy if people around you are dying. We need peace.
Papa Smurf: We can’t have peace with Gargamel around.
Brainy Smurf: We can if we make him our ally.
Papa Smurf: (Raising his fist) Absolutely not! He might make us think he is our ally but he is not and will never be.
Brainy Smurf: (Rolling his eyes) What a positive attitude, Papa Smurf!
Papa Smurf: Hey, you want to talk about positive…I’m a lot more positive than you.
Smurfette: He does have a point.
Brainy Smurf: Who’s side are you on?
Smurfette: Uh, my side? I thought we were all on different sides. (Laughs uncomfortably)
Brainy Smurf: Well, we are but…
Smurfette: I mean, you do tell people what to do, a lot.
Brainy Smurf: I do not!
Smurfette: Yes, you do.
Brainy Smurf: No, I don’t.
Smurfette: Yes, you do.
Rhett Bear: (Leaning forward and raising his voice) Excuse me, candidates.
(The three candidates stop and look at Rhett, totally changing their expressions to pleasant smiles in an instant). We need to pause for a commercial.
Tune in next week for more of this debate