{"title":"Snorks","dateDebut":"1984","dateEnd":"1988","description":"Take a Smurf, stick a snorkel on his head, put him underwater and force him to replace the word \u0093Smurf\u0094 with the word \u0093Snork\u0094 when he speaks, and you\u0092ve got the basis for The Snorks. \r\n\r\nThe premise for the show was quite elaborate: In 1643, the captain of a ship under pirate attack discovered a tiny race of beings that lived underwater. After reaching the surface, the rescued captain shared his story of Snorks with a disbelieving world, while underneath the waves, an excited Snork by the name of Uncle Galeo was spreading the word about the surface dwellers. \r\n\r\nCut to modern day, where the Snorks have evolved much like humans, living in similar houses and eating similar foods. also going to school The main characters of the series were teenager Allstar, his girlfriend Casey, and their pals Dimmy, Daffney and Tooter (so named because he only spoke in whistles). Allstar was really quite a bossy person with being a leader but his rival Junior was always trying to steal ideas\r\n\r\nAs one would expect, Allstar also had a wacky pet and a rival. The pet was an octopus, logically named Occy, while the rival was Junior Wetworth, the spoiled son of the mayor of Snorkland. \r\n\r\nWhile The Snorks were an obvious attempt to cash in on the success of The Smurfs, the series was not without its own charm. Specifically, the relationship between the Snorks and the surface dwellers was very well designed, with the humans being drawn in a more traditional style to play up their \"otherworldly\" differences. Also, The Snorks succeeded in concentrating more on humor than on cuteness, taking the show beyond the level of mere Smurf-imitator.","leadImageMedUrl":"http:\/\/distro-1.retrojunk.com\/secure\/f3551eef9bdab9e4694c57763f7b385f577957ee940ce283d52d2e0b653555d814d559\/image\/d447f80ce42f1310792d5f5efc072a39.png"}