Writer's Notes On "Monkey On Your Smurf"
- The story is something of a Smurf adaptation of a
Star Trek: Voyager episode called "Scientific Method", including some
particular story sequences such as Empath and Smurfette being intimate
together privately (echoing Tom Paris and B'elanna Torres), Papa Smurf's
back massage therapy with Polaris (Captain Janeway with The Doctor), Empath
trying to talk Polaris out of not reporting what he had seen with Empath and
Smurfette (Paris with Tuvok), Hefty Smurf going through rapid aging (Chakotay),
Papa Smurf reprimanding Empath (Janeway with Paris and Torres), Empath's lunch
conversation with Brainy, Jokey, and Grouchy (Paris and Harry Kim),
Empath rushing a mutating Greedy to Papa Smurf's laboratory (Paris with
Neelix), Clockwork being deactivated (The Doctor) and also seeing invisible alien
beings (Seven of Nine), Papa Smurf's conversation with Polaris
concerning lack of respect for his authority (Janeway with Tuvok),
Clockwork's use of a formula to expose a Chimpanzian (Seven of Nine doing
similar with a phaser on an alien scientist), and Papa Smurf's threatening
to destroy the village if the Chimpanzians wouldn't comply with leaving the
Smurfs alone (Janeway's threatening to destroy Voyager).
- The personal journal log entry in Chapter 1 refers to
events that took place in "The Clockwork Smurf" and possibly "Clockwork's
Power Play", though the events in the second story may have happened
differently in the history of the Smurfs that Empath knew. It also
references the episode where Handy created Clockwork's companion Clockwork
- Clockwork's ability to squirt liquid from the top
flopped portion of his hat comes from the European comic book version of
"The Clockwork Smurf". This new feature basically inspires
Jokey to sing "I'm A Little Teapot" while seeing Clockwork in action pouring
out soup from his hat in the middle of the story.
- Papa Smurf also had massage therapy in the cartoon
episode version of "The Clockwork Smurf".
- Dabbler is established in the EMPATH story series as
being the village doctor.
- Smurfette refers to Handy's smurferator, which he
built for Marina the mermaid in "Handy's Sweetheart".
- The Smurfs also went through absurd transformations
in the comicbook version of "The Clockwork Smurf", though the cause of those
transformations was from Gargamel and not from any alien technology floating
around inside the Smurfs.
- The idea of having monkeys doing scientific research
on the Smurfs is a reverse of humans doing scientific studies on monkeys.