Mr. Smee is the bumbling first mate aboard Captain Hook's marooned ship, the Jolly Roger and the secondary antagonist of Disney Junior animated TV series Jake and the Never Land Pirates.He is voiced by Jeff Bennett.
Smee is an oddly genial man for a pirate, often seen being rushed around by his captain. Even though his captain gives him a lot of trouble, he is very loyal to him. He is clumsy, goofy, and unlike his captain, he's very kind.
Smee is a short, rotund man with an odd, hourglass-shaped head. He has shoulder-length, white hair (though the top of his head is bald) and thick, black eyebrows. His eyes are black and close-set, and they are often half-closed. His nose is large and pink, and the rest of his skin is slightly pink as well. In terms of clothing, Smee wears what seem to be very simple, brown sandals, a short-sleeved shirt with alternating sky blue and white horizontal stripes, and teal shorts. He also wears half-moon spectacles and a floppy, conical, red hat with a red puffball on the tip.
Role in the series
Smee appears in the series as a secondary antagonist. In the show, Smee is just as bumbling but a little more clever. While Smee is abused by Hook, he seems to be more appreciated by Hook in the series. Smee partakes in all of the Captain's schemes and, like Hook, is foiled every time. Also despite being loyal, it is shown several times he does not actually enjoys his work. Aside from being Captain Hook's sidekick and best friend; he is also the Captain's cook as in the film and usually the cause of his ultimate failures. However, there was one occasion where Smee actually showed excitement in his work during the episode "The Sword and the Stone".
In spite of being on the villain side, Smee and the young pirates are on good terms ever since Smee teamed up with the "sea pups" to find Captain Hook, twice. It is unknown how Hook feels about the alliance though when Smee thanked the pirates, Hook shouted "Who's side are you on Smee?!".
He is close friends with Sharky and Bones, his fellow pirates aboard the Jolly Roger. Together, they share the crew's quarters below decks and seem to get along well. While they are underneath Smee rank wise, Sharky and Bones still respect, and to a certain extent, admire Smee.
For his part, Smee takes care of both Sharky and Bones, treating them as younger siblings. While he still relays Hook's orders, Smee has their best interests at heart and will often act as mediator between his captain and his crew mates.
Smee and Hook are best friends in the series, and are much closer than they were in the movies. Hook is less likely to lash out at Smee and treats him as an equal. Smee is always close at hand to comfort and soothe Hook; often patting him on the arm with a gentle, "There, there, cap'n."
Hook relies on Smee like a child relies on a parent, asking him for things such as bedtime stories every night, or having his yearly bath prepared. Despite his captain's clinginess, Smee is shown to be quite fond of Hook, treating him as a brother, often seen affectionately rolling his eyes at his captain's antics,
When Hook fell hard for Red Jessica, Smee was always there to support and advise Hook in affairs of the heart. He kept the red rose Hook wanted to throw out, and helped Hook gain her affection. Again, during the Pirate Ball, Smee affectionately nudged Hook when Red Jessica complimented him and even stepped up to say that Hook would love to dance with her.
Mr. Smee plays a larger role in the episode "Ahoy, Captain Smee!" Mr. Smee is left in command of the Jolly Roger after Captain Hook gave up his title of captain and abandoned ship with Sharky and Bones, leaving Smee to deal with the sinking ship. Luckily, Jake and his crew were sailing nearby and decided to help. Izzy used her pixie dust to lift the Jolly Roger from the Never Sea allowing Smee to patch the hole. With the danger over, Hook, Sharky, and Bones returned aboard the Jolly Roger. Hook orders Smee to return his title as captain, but Mr. Smee shocks Captain Hook by deciding to remain as captain for a while. It wasn't until Hook saved Smee's life during a treasure hunt that the first mate decided to return Hook to commands.
In the episode the "The Golden Smee!", Jake and his crew uncover a golden idol resembling Mr. Smee and decide to show him their find.Once arriving at the Jolly Roger Smee reveals that his family have hidden a vast treasure hidden in Never Land but the riches come a price,the golden idols cause bad luck to all who posses them.Hook desire to claim the treasure for himself despite falling prey to the golden Smee's various cruse.Smee took matter into his own hands and decide to destroy the idol by throwing into the fiery depths of Belch Mountain.
While Smee doesn't make a physical appearance in the spinoff he is briefly mention by Skully in the episode "Pulley Hook", Skully ask the viewers to help Captain Hook figure out which hook he should use to reach a treasure on a island.
Jake's Never Land Pirate School
Smee makes a minor appearance within the spin-off.In the short "Hop-Hop-Hop!", Smee accidentally knock Captain Hook into the lagoon as they hop across the giant sea sponge. In the episode "Saving Captain Hook", Smee is briefly seen in peril with Hook.
Mama Hook Knows Best!(short)
While not the main focus of the spin-off Smee does make a minor appearance in the short.
Jake's Buccaneer Blast
Mr. Smee reappears in the Lego Duplo adventures like in the main series secondary antagonist and Captain Hook's lackey in his quest to beat Jake and his crew to the magical Pirate Pieces of eight hidden across Never Land to reveal the vast treasure once all the pieces are collected.In the first episode "The Golden Pyramid",Jake and his crew are looking for the treasured pyramid within the Never Land Desert.Unknown to Jake and his mateys Captain Hook and Mr. Smee over hear,Hook orders Smee to construct a sail wagon allowing Hook and Smee to give chase for the pyramid as well.
Theme Park Character
Disney Junior - Live on Stage!
Mr.Smee appears as a puppet in the live musical stage show at Disney California Adventure and Disney's Hollywood Studios. In the show, Captain Hook steals the team treasure chest, so Jake and the crew hurry to get it back. At the climax, Hook refuses to give up the chest, but Skully reminds everyone that only the Tick-Tock Croc can scare Hook, thus giving Jake the idea to mimic the croc's tick-tocking noise.Smee is last seen racing after Hook who flees into the jungle.
Disney Junior Live-Pirate & Princess Adventure
Mr. Smee appears in the live musical stage again assisting Captain Hook outwit Jake and his crew and unlock treasure hidden inside a mysterious volcano.
As the series secondary antagonist Mr. Smee has appeared in every episode in the series.
- See the Episode Guide.
- In the original story of Peter Pan, Smee was depicted with an Irish accent.
- In the original story Smee was not Hook's first mate but rather the ship's bo'sun the position of first mate was held by Starkey in the novel.
- In the episode "Captain Hook's New Hobby" it is revealed that Smee collects treasure globes (snow globes).
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