List of Courage the Cowardly Dog episodes

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Courage the Cowardly Dog is an American animated television series created and directed by John R. Dilworth for Cartoon Network. The series ran for 4 seasons from November 12, 1999 to November 22, 2002, with 52 episodes altogether. The pilot episode, "The Chicken from Outer Space", originally debuted on World Premiere Toons in 1996.

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
Pilot February 18, 1996[1]
1 13 November 12, 1999 March 30, 2000
2 13 October 31, 2000 November 16, 2001
3 13 January 12, 2002 August 9, 2002
4 13 September 6, 2002 November 22, 2002
Special October 31, 2014

Episodes[edit]

Pilot (1996)[edit]

Title Written by Original air date
"The Chicken from Outer Space" John R. Dilworth February 18, 1996[1]
Courage the Cowardly Dog tries to stop an alien chicken's plans to invade Earth while in his owners' farm.

Season 1 (1999–00)[edit]

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1a 1a "A Night at the Katz Motel" John R. Dilworth and Irvin S. Bauer John R. Dilworth November 12, 1999 (1999-11-12)
Courage, Muriel and Eustace stop at a lonely motel to end their vacation. Unfortunately for them, the hotel is owned by the nefarious Katz, who harbors a penchant for feeding his guests to giant spiders.
1b 1b "Cajun Granny Stew" John R. Dilworth and Irvin S. Bauer John R. Dilworth November 12, 1999 (1999-11-12)
A sly fox eyes Muriel as the final ingredient in his "Cajun Granny Stew" and Courage embarks on a tumultuous chase to get her back.
2a 2a "The Shadow of Courage" John R. Dilworth and Irvin S. Bauer John R. Dilworth November 19, 1999 (1999-11-19)
A wealthy miser dies alone in his observatory, releasing his playful shadow, who plays tricks and pranks aplenty on the denizens of Nowhere.
2b 2b "Dr. Le Quack, Amnesia Specialist" Irvin S. Bauer Allan Neuwirth November 19, 1999 (1999-11-19)
Muriel suffers amnesia and Courage calls in the help of Dr. Le Quack, a con artist duck who is impersonating a doctor.
3a 3a "Courage Meets Bigfoot" Irvin S. Bauer Kevin Brownie November 26, 1999 (1999-11-26)
A reward is offered for Bigfoot's capture, filling Eustace with a greedy bloodlust. Courage, who befriends the creature, prepares to defend Bigfoot from his avaricious master.
3b 3b "Hothead" David Steven Cohen David Watchtenheim, Bob Miller, and J.P. Dillard November 26, 1999 (1999-11-26)
Tired of being bald, Eustace obtains an experimental hair tonic advertisement from the newspaper, which Courage finds has an explosive side effect.
Note: The song "Beautiful Dreamer" by Stephen Foster can be heard in the lobby scene.
4a 4a "The Demon in the Mattress" Irvin S. Bauer Stephen DeStefano December 3, 1999 (1999-12-03)
Unable to sleep on her old, lumpy mattress, Muriel orders a new one. To her family's horror, the mattress harbors an evil spirit, which proceeds to possess Muriel as she sleeps.
Note: This episode is a parody of the 1973 film The Exorcist and the psychological thriller genre.
4b 4b "Freaky Fred" David Steven Cohen and Bill Marsilii John Flagg and Chad Hicks December 3, 1999 (1999-12-03)
Muriel's unsettling nephew, Fred, visits the farmhouse. A barber by trade, Courage learns the hard way how much Fred enjoys his profession.
Note: Parody of Sweeney Todd. Narrated, entirely in rhyme, by Fred.
5a 5a "Night of the Weremole" David Steven Cohen Tom Nesbitt and Michael Wetterhahn December 17, 1999 (1999-12-17)
Bitten by a vicious "weremole", Muriel transforms into a similar creature under the light of a full moon. As Courage finds the original monster in hopes of a cure, Eustace faces his deranged wife (whom he has mistaken for a mouse) with his brittle wit and trusty mallet.
5b 5b "Mother's Day" Irvin S. Bauer David Watchtenheim and Otis Brayboy December 17, 1999 (1999-12-17)
Eustace visits his mother for Mother's Day with Courage. Though Eustace tries to win his mother's love, she would rather dote on Courage, much to the dismay of both master and pet.
6a 6a "The Duck Brothers" Craig Shemin Dave Simons January 14, 2000 (2000-01-14)
Controlled by a pair of alien duck siblings, Muriel attempts to break into a military compound to rescue the ducks' third brother. Having freed her from their grasp, Courage confronts the aliens and offers them another solution.
6b 6b "Shirley the Medium" Craig Shemin Luc Latulippe, David Watchtenheim,
and Michael Wetterhahn
January 14, 2000 (2000-01-14)
A locked box left behind by Eustace's late brother, Horst, defies the farmer's every attempt to open it. Through Shirley the Medium (voiced by Mary Testa), a chihuahua gypsy, he contacts his brother for the key, despite Horst's warnings. As the cursed box releases a grabby terror, Courage pleads the Medium for assistance.
7a 7a "King Ramses' Curse" Bill Marsilii Bob Miller, J.P. Dillard, and Brian Clark January 21, 2000 (2000-01-21)
A pair of thieves heist a precious, ancient slab, and are confronted with the spirit of its owner, King Ramses. Torn from their hands by Ramses' curse, the slab happens upon the Bagge home. Greedily unwilling to part with such a valuable treasure, the ghostly king ravages the farmhouse with a triad of curses.
7b 7b "The Clutching Foot" David Steven Cohen Curtis Cim January 21, 2000 (2000-01-21)
A fungus on Eustace's foot gains sentience and consumes him whole, becoming a quintet of old-fashioned mobsters. With his beloved Muriel threatened by the crushing extortion of the infections gangsters, Courage races for a cure.
8a 8a "The Hunchback of Nowhere" Irvin S. Bauer Dave Simons January 28, 2000 (2000-01-28)
A hideous yet kind-hearted hunchback seeks refuge from the cold, rainy night. Spurned by Eustace, he hides away in the Bagges' barn, where Courage finds and befriends him. Eustace, jealous of the attention his family gives the guest, berates and belittles him, until he is shown what true ugliness is.
8b 8b "The Gods Must Be Goosey" David Steven Cohen Michael Wetterhahn, John Flagg,
J.P. Dillard, and Pilar Newton
January 28, 2000 (2000-01-28)
A divine goose God falls in love with the portly Muriel. As he beckons her to a paradise above, Courage battles the heavenly gander for his irreplaceable owner.
9a 9a "Queen of the Black Puddle" Bill Marsilii Chad Hicks March 2, 2000 (2000-03-02)
A single puddle remains eerily behind after a dark rainstorm, hiding a terrible secret. After its quiet queen steals Eustace away, Courage dives into her world to rescue his owner.
9b 9b "Everyone Wants to Direct" Craig Shemin Antonio Zurera, Luiz de Velasco, Javier Jerez,
Jesus Alonso, and Rodrigo Cubillo
March 2, 2000 (2000-03-02)
Dazzled by "famous director" Benton Tarantella's guile and wit, the Bagges grant the grizzled director their basement for his movie. Learning the director's dark intent, Courage scrambles to prevent a ravenous resurrection.
10a 10a "The Snowman Cometh" Irvin S. Bauer David Watchtenheim March 9, 2000 (2000-03-09)
Faced with an inevitable, melting demise, the Last of the Snowmen laments his fate. But as he spies the Bagges, inexplicably on vacation in the Arctic, he plots to sap them of their anti-melting gene to stave off his own destruction.
10b 10b "The Precious, Wonderful, Adorable,
Lovable Duckling"
Irvin S. Bauer Curtis Cim March 9, 2000 (2000-03-09)
Inadvertently hatched by Eustace, a tiny duckling mistakes the farmer for his mother, and grows fiercely protective. Sensing its murderous intent upon his beloved Muriel, Courage battles the duckling for the safety of his owner.
11a 11a "Heads of Beef" Irvin S. Bauer Keith Tucker, Bob Miller, and J.P. Dillard March 16, 2000 (2000-03-16)
Courage and Eustace go out for hamburgers at a local diner run by a seemingly friendly couple of pigs. Wandering into their basement, however, Courage begins to think that it may not be cow's meat being served there.
11b 11b "Klub Katz" David Steven Cohen Tom Nesbitt and David Watchtenheim March 16, 2000 (2000-03-16)
Marooned during a cruise, the Bagges once again run afoul of Katz. Transformed at his spa into machines designed to fight for Katz's amusement, Muriel places her hope of rescue on Courage.
12a 12a "The Revenge of the Chicken from
Outer Space"
John R. Dilworth and Irvin S. Bauer John R. Dilworth March 23, 2000 (2000-03-23)
Now fried and headless, Courage's 1st nemesis, the alien chicken, comes back to Earth for his head, and payback.
12b 12b "Journey to the Center of Nowhere" Craig Shemin John Flagg and Michael Wetterhahn March 23, 2000 (2000-03-23)
Angered both by a drought and Muriel's use of eggplants in cooking, a humanized troupe of eggplants plot her downfall deep underground.
13a 13a "Little Muriel" David Steven Cohen Mauro Casalese and Michael Wetterhahn March 30, 2000 (2000-03-30)
Muriel is sucked into a tornado and returns as a 3½-year-old, and Courage has to find a way to get her back to her correct age.
13b 13b "The Great Fusilli" Irvin S. Bauer Tom Nesbitt, Eduardo Soriano,
David Watchtenheim, and Michael Wetterhahn
March 30, 2000 (2000-03-30)
The Great Fusilli, a reptile arrives in Nowhere, offering the Bagges' a chance to perform with him and become rich. As his dark intentions unfold he turns the Bagges into puppets, Courage must use Fusilli's own thespian vanity to best him.
Note: Jim Cummings appears as the Great Fusilli and is one of the few veteran L.A. voice actors to appear on the show.

Season 2 (2000–01)[edit]

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14a 1a "The Magic Tree of Nowhere" John R. Dilworth David Watchtenheim October 31, 2000 (2000-10-31)
A wish-granting tree grows by the farm, but Eustace grows jealous of all the attention it gets and wants to chop it down. Courage must then stop this from happening.
14b 1b "Robot Randy" John R. Dilworth Michael Wetterhahn October 31, 2000 (2000-10-31)
Conforming to his race's whims, a large robot named Randy reluctantly travels to Earth and enslaves Courage, Eustace, and Muriel in order to prove to his people that he is not a failure.
Note: After July 15, 2010, whenever this episode aired, a memoriam appears before the credits saying "In memory of Peter Fernandez (who voiced Robot Randy), Go Speed Racer Go!" (Peter aired Speed Racer in the U.S. and voiced Speed himself).
15a 2a "The Curse of Shirley" David Steven Cohen David Watchtenheim November 7, 2000 (2000-11-07)
As a result of Eustace's cruelty, an angry Shirley lays a rain/thunder cloud curse upon Eustace.
15 2 "Courage in the Big Stinkin' City" David Steven Cohen David Watchtenheim November 7, 2000 (2000-11-07)
The Bagges go to New York to perform, where a giant cockroach named Schwick offers to let them stay at his place until the show. Schwick forces Courage to fetch an "evil package" for him, or he will release his deadly pet.
16a 3a "Family Business" David Steven Cohen Bradley C. Rader November 14, 2000 (2000-11-14)
A burglar claiming to be a relative breaks into the Bagges' house, but he suffers from multiple personality disorder and his attitude towards them changes. Courage, Muriel and Eustace are stuck with his schemes.
16b 3b "1,000 Years of Courage" David Steven Cohen Eddy Houchins and Dave Simons November 14, 2000 (2000-11-14)
Due to a meteor impacting the planet, Courage, Muriel, and Eustace are hurtled a thousand years into a future inhabited by banana people.
17a 4a "Courage Meets the Mummy" David Steven Cohen Mauro Casalese and Alex Leung January 19, 2001 (2001-01-19)
The mummy of a Mayan baker seeks revenge for the injustice that was done to him.
17b 4b "Invisible Muriel" David Steven Cohen Jason So January 19, 2001 (2001-01-19)
Muriel becomes invisible when she wears a magical gem. She is then captured by the government. Courage and Eustace, with the help of Dr. Vindaloo, set out to rescue her.
18a 5a "Human Habitrail" David Steven Cohen John T. Miller February 22, 2001 (2001-02-22)
Doc Gerbil captures Muriel and Eustace, planning on using them for an experiment of his weird products.
18b 5b "Mission to the Sun" David Steven Cohen David Simons February 22, 2001 (2001-02-22)
The sun is about to go out, and Courage, Muriel, and Eustace go to outer space to fix it. A small space creature named Mustafa al Bacterius goes inside Muriel's brain and starts making her go insane so that their mission ends up disastrous.
19a 6a "Courage the Fly" David Steven Cohen Chris Rutkowski March 16, 2001 (2001-03-16)
Courage is turned into a fly by Di Lung, and must figure out how to save the Bagges' farmhouse, still in fly-form, before a giant satellite falls on it.
19b 6b "Katz Kandy" David Steven Cohen Jordan Oliwa and Alex Leung March 16, 2001 (2001-03-16)
Katz is determined on winning the Nowhere Sweet-Stuff contest, and kidnaps Muriel in order to get her secret recipe. Meanwhile, Courage must defeat Katz in a staring contest.
20a 7a "Nowhere TV" David Steven Cohen Jesus Alonso, Javier Jerez, Luis de Velasco, and Antonio Zurera April 3, 2001 (2001-04-03)
Le Quack hypnotizes Muriel and Eustace through television so they can be transformed into slaves and steal a large amount of lottery money to bring to him.
20b 7b "Mega Muriel the Magnificent" David Steven Cohen Bruce Morris April 3, 2001 (2001-04-03)
A thunderstorm causes Courage's computer to come to life. He downloads himself into Muriel's body to prove how daring and death-defying he can be, much to Courage's horror.
21a 8a "Bad Hair Day" David Steven Cohen Curtis Cim April 10, 2001 (2001-04-10)
Dr. Vindaloo is bribed into telling Growth Industries that Muriel has a rare blood type, ABXYZ. Courage must rescue Muriel from the Growth Industry and Eustace's mother, Ma.
21b 8b "Forbidden Hat of Gold" David Steven Cohen Bob Foster April 10, 2001 (2001-04-10)
Eustace finds Horst's map, leading to a hat made of gold, and takes Muriel and Courage along, leading them all into danger.
22a 9a "Serpent of Evil River" David Steven Cohen Mauro Casalese and Alex Leung April 17, 2001 (2001-04-17)
The Bagges are suckered into a free cruise, only to be tricked into assisting the captain in capturing an opera-loving sea serpent named Carmen.
22b 9b "The Transplant" David Steven Cohen Trevor Hierons April 17, 2001 (2001-04-17)
The Bagges find the bones of a giant kangaroo monster and when Eustace attempts to auction them to discoverers, he ends up twisting his spine. Dr. Vindaloo does a disc-transplant on Eustace, causing him to turn into a giant kangaroo monster himself.
23a 10a "Car Broke, Phone Yes" David Steven Cohen Jesus Alonso, Javier Jerez, Luis de Velasco, and Antonio Zureras October 26, 2001 (2001-10-26)
An alien steals Muriel's kindness and Courage has to get it back or she will stay grumpy forever.
23b 10b "Cowboy Courage" David Steven Cohen Dave Simons October 26, 2001 (2001-10-26)
Courage and Muriel fantasize that they were in the old west, with Courage playing the sheriff, Muriel as the bartender, and Eustace as the outlaw.
24a 11a "Evil Weevil" David Steven Cohen David Watchtenheim November 2, 2001 (2001-11-02)
Eustace hits a strange weevil with his truck, and Muriel invites it to stay over for dinner. Unfortunately, it soon begins sucking the Bagges' lives away.
24b 11b "McPhearson Phantom" David Steven Cohen Bruce Morris November 2, 2001 (2001-11-02)
Muriel and Eustace's marriage is tested when they are manipulated into turning against each other by a crafty phantom and an unlikely accomplice, Ma.
25a 12a "The House of Discontent" David Steven Cohen Jesus Alonso, Javier Jerez, Luis de Velasco, and Antonio Zurera November 9, 2001 (2001-11-09)
The spirit of the harvest moon appears one night, demanding the Bagges to leave since Eustace can't seem to grow anything on their land.
25b 12b "The Sand Whale Strikes" David Steven Cohen Glenn Lovett November 9, 2001 (2001-11-09)
A sand whale mistakes Eustace for his deceased father, Eickett, and demands on giving back his accordion he swindled from him.
Note 1: This is the last voice roles of Billie Lou Watt (died in 2001) and Peter Fernandez (died in 2010) in which they both starred in anime roles. A memoriam later appears after 2010 saying "In memory of Billie Lou Watt and Peter" along showing the photos of Astro Boy, Kimba the White Lion, Speed Racer and Racer X.
Note 2: This episode was also dedicated to Jim P. Dilworth, John R. Dilworth's brother who died of cancer.
26 13 "The Tower of Dr. Zalost" John R. Dilworth David Watchtenheim November 16, 2001 (2001-11-16)
"The Tower of Dr. Zalost"[2] is about an extremely depressed and generally misunderstood professor, who is incapable of dealing with the sorrowful condition by himself. Overcome by his jealousy of others' happiness, he lashes out at Nowhere, firing unhappy cannonballs out of his walking tower and plummets the entire town into a state of depression. Through these diabolical means, he attempts to acquire economic elements from the representatives of Nowhere to gain happiness, and, realizing that this does not bring him the relief that he seeks, refuses to undo the situation he has inflicted. With Muriel befalling the effects of the unhappy cannon balls, Courage ventures into the tower of Dr. Žalost to undo the sorrow of Nowhere and the malevolent professor. With danger lurking around every turn, Courage must face the professor and his rat with only a cup of happy plums if he is to ever return to his normal life at home.

Season 3 (2002)[edit]

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27 1 "Muriel Meets Her Match / Courage vs. Mecha-Courage" Muriel Meets Her Match: Katy McLaughlin and David Steven Cohen
Courage vs. Mecha-Courage: Jeff Kunkin and Bruce Wilpon
January 12, 2002 (2002-01-12)

Muriel Meets Her Match: A young lady named Maria Ladrones and her husband, who is just a hand (named Mano Ladrones), comes to Muriel's house when the TV needs fixing. Muriel and Eustace are unaware the couple are criminals. Eustace goes in the van to watch their TV. Maria tells Muriel she loves her look and asks Muriel to give her a makeover so she can look just like her, Muriel cuts off Maria's long black hair, dyes it gray and perms it, as a result Maria now looks like an old woman, she then asks Muriel if she can borrow one of her dresses, afterwards Maria looks exactly like Muriel. She then steals Muriel's birth certificate. When Maria and Mano steal a diamond, the police think Muriel did it because Maria looked like Muriel. Courage must then clear up Muriel's name.


Courage vs. Mecha-Courage: Di Lung feels that Courage isn't a good enough dog and eventually builds a mechanical version of him as a replacement. Courage decides to stop him by a fight.
28 2 "Campsite of Terror / Record Deal" Campsite of Terror: Craig Shemin and David Steven Cohen
Record Deal: Susan Kim
February 8, 2002 (2002-02-08)

Campsite of Terror: Courage, Muriel and Eustace go to a campsite for the weekend. Muriel is soon kidnapped by two orphaned raccoons and Courage must save her as well as the raccoons who are trying not to be captured by Eustace, who wants to get a $50,000 reward.


Record Deal: While cleaning out her junk, Shirley finds a mystic Velvet Vic record and when she throws it out, Eustace finds it. But when he listens to it, the actual Velvet Vic comes out of the player and traps Muriel instead of him in the Velvet Vic record, so Courage must get help from Shirley who can tell him how to get Muriel out of the record.
29 3 "Stormy Weather / The Sandman Sleeps" Stormy Weather: Billy Aronson
The Sandman Sleeps: David Steven Cohen
March 15, 2002 (2002-03-15)

Stormy Weather: A storm goddess mistakes Courage for her own dog, Duncan, and decides to take him, making Muriel furious. However, the goddess' rage causes violent storms to occur. Courage must find Duncan before it is too late.


The Sandman Sleeps: Muriel develops insomnia after the Sandman steals her sleep, much to Courage's despair.
30 4 "Hard Drive Courage / The Ride of the Valkyries" Hard Drive Courage: Susan Kim
The Ride of the Valkyries: Billy Aronson
June 7, 2002 (2002-06-07)

Hard Drive Courage: The computer develops a virus and it traps Muriel inside. Courage must go into the computer world to bring her back.


The Ride of the Valkyries: While the Bagges are on holiday, three Valkyries mistake Muriel as their sister and carry her off into the sky where they will fight against the trolls on the next day. Courage sets out to win Muriel back.
31 5 "Scuba-Scuba Doo / Conway the Contaminationist" Scuba-Scuba Doo: Lory Lazarus
Conway the Contaminationist: Craig Shemin
June 14, 2002 (2002-06-14)

Scuba-Scuba Doo: While on a tropical island, Courage and Muriel discover a underwater city made of coral. There, they befriend the citizens. Meanwhile, Eustace informs his mother that there are small creatures living in the coral. She decides that the coral there can make fine wigs, and sets off to destroy the coral city and evict the creatures of their coral for her wig factory.


Conway the Contaminationist: A strange elderly man named Conway moves in with the Bagges, and he changes their lives when he assists them to live in a life of filth, causing a potential biohazard.
32 6 "Katz Under the Sea / Curtain of Cruelty" Katz Under the Sea: David Steven Cohen
Curtain of Cruelty: David Steven Cohen, Mike Samonek, and John Reynolds
June 21, 2002 (2002-06-21)

Katz Under the Sea: Displeased by Eustace, Muriel takes Courage with her and goes on a submarine vacation. They do not realize that it is being run by one of their old enemies, Katz.


Curtain of Cruelty: When a strange pink curtain is going through Nowhere making the citizens cruel and mean, Courage finds out that all of this is caused by Professor Mean, who is cruel and unhappy, and wants everyone else to be cruel and unhappy.
33 7 "Feast of the Bullfrogs / Tulip's Worm" Feast of the Bullfrogs: Lory Lazarus
Tulip's Worm: David Steven Cohen
June 28, 2002 (2002-06-28)

Feast of the Bullfrogs: Bullfrogs, who have had all the water in their pond dried up, start to invade the Bagges' house for water. There, they enslave Courage, Muriel, and Eustace, forcing them to act like frogs.


Tulip's Worm: Two alien teddy bears blast the citizens out of sight when they are looking for a giant worm. Courage discovers the worm outside of the farmhouse, and it reacts whenever he plays a tuba. The space bears come to the scene, and reveal that the little worm is actually a space worm owned by an intergalactic human girl named Tulip. As Muriel and the two teddy bears are eaten by the beast, Courage must take the worm to outer space before Muriel and the bears are digested.
34 8 "So in Louvre Are We Two / Night of the Scarecrow" So in Louvre Are We Two: Billy Aronson
Night of the Scarecrow: Susan Kim
July 5, 2002 (2002-07-05)

So in Louvre Are We Two: When visiting the Louvre, Muriel is convinced that the Mona Lisa looks just like her, and they are like sisters. After the guard is convinced that it looks nothing like Muriel, he locks the museum expecting everyone to be out. Little does he know that the Bagges are trapped inside, and the paintings come to life.


Night of the Scarecrow: After leaving a county fair, the Bagges get lost through a cornfield and crash into a scarecrow. They take him home where Muriel fixes him up and makes him a mouth so he can talk. He soon becomes depressed when he is not scary enough to frighten away Muriel's attackers, so he decides to train himself to be a much stronger and scarier scarecrow.
35 9 "Mondo Magic / Watch the Birdies" Mondo Magic: Craig Shemin
Watch the Birdies: Allan Neuwirth and Gary Cooper
July 12, 2002 (2002-07-12)

Mondo Magic: Muriel feels she is being watched by someone, and Courage discovers a magic kit on the porch, and after doing tricks with it, a magician named Mondo comes out and shows off his magic. He is soon discovered to be a hideous creature who traps Eustace in the TV and making Muriel his bride by turning her into the same creature.


Watch the Birdies: When Muriel gets abducted by a giant mother bird, it tells her to look after its three babies or she will be eaten. Courage must aid Muriel in keeping the babies safe.
36 10 "Fishy Business / Angry Nasty People" Fishy Business: Bruce Wilpon and David Steven Cohen
Angry Nasty People: David Steven Cohen
July 19, 2002 (2002-07-19)

Fishy Business: A fish missionary arrives at the farmhouse, believing that the Bagges are unfit to live on the land, and the fish court forces them to live in a fish bowl with gills.


Angry Nasty People: Benton Tarantella, the zombie director, returns to convince the Bagges to star in his latest sitcom Angry Nasty People.
37 11 "Dome of Doom / Snowman's Revenge" Dome of Doom: Lory Lazarus
Snowman's Revenge: Billy Aronson
July 26, 2002 (2002-07-26)

Dome of Doom: After a drought, the Bagges are unable to grow food. But when they read an ad of free food, they order it. However the plant fruits and vegetables are carnivorous and attempt to eat the Bagges.


Snowman's Revenge: After the North Pole faces heat and everything melts, the snowman creates a mechanical mitten that allows the user to produce snow at will. He moves in the Bagges's farm and freezes it, causing extreme coldness upon them.
38 12 "The Quilt Club / Swindlin' Wind" The Quilt Club: Bill Marsilii
Swindlin' Wind: Billy Aronson
August 2, 2002 (2002-08-02)

The Quilt Club: Muriel and Courage go to a quilt shop and meet conjoined twin sisters Elisa Stitch and Eliza Stitch, and Muriel wants to be a part of their quilt club, so she goes to an extreme quilt-making test to join them. But Courage starts smelling something fishy.


Swindlin' Wind: Courage, Muriel and Eustace go to Shirley's Shop, where Muriel sees a necklace she wants. Eustace gives Shirley an oil deed for the necklace, but she realizes that it's an oil bill. Shirley gets upset for being ripped off, and casts a spell on both him and Muriel that causes them to swindle each other, and it's up to Courage to break the spell.
39 13 "King of Flan / Courage Under the Volcano" King of Flan & Courage Under the Volcano
David Steven Cohen
August 9, 2002 (2002-08-09)

King of Flan: The King of Flan uses television to hypnotize everyone in Nowhere to eat as much flan as possible. As the citizens of Nowhere become addicted to flan (and become horribly fat), Courage must stop the King before he leads the city to a path of obesity and doom.


Courage Under the Volcano: Courage, Muriel, and Eustace crash down on an island, and are welcomed by a native chief. The citizens dress Muriel in their special native clothing so she can be sacrificed to the Volcano God, who is causing the island to shake. Courage must go inside the volcano and talk to the god before the natives drop Muriel in the volcano.

Season 4 (2002)[edit]

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40 1 "A Beaver's Tale / The Nutcracker" A Beaver's Tale: David Steven Cohen
The Nutcracker: Billy Aronson
September 6, 2002 (2002-09-06)

A Beaver's Tale: When the local river floods Nowhere, Courage must locate the source of the disaster. When it turns out that a beaver's dam is causing it, Courage helps the beaver follow his dreams rather than build dams.


The Nutcracker: The Bagges go to the junkyard to hunt for useful trash, and Courage finds a nutcracker. Two man-eating rats want to feast on Muriel and Eustace. After Eustace is captured, Courage must get Muriel away from the rats.
41 2 "Rumpledkiltskin / House Calls" Rumpledkiltskin: Allan Neuwirth and Gary Cooper
House Calls: Lory Lazarus
September 13, 2002 (2002-09-13)

Rumpledkiltskin: Muriel's "Uncle Angus" invites her to Scotland, where he imprisons her and demands that she makes thousands of kilts. Courage must learn Uncle's real name and free Muriel.


House Calls: Lonely Dr. Gerhart wants some neighbors, but his old and envious house fends them away. He "brings" the Bagges' farm next to his house, but Gerhart's house intends on destroying the Bagges' home. Courage then has to find a way to please Gerhart's house.
42 3 "Le Quack Balloon / Windmill Vandals" Le Quack Balloon: David Steven Cohen
Windmill Vandals: Bill Marsilii
September 20, 2002 (2002-09-20)

Le Quack Balloon: Le Quack kidnaps Muriel and puts her on a hot air balloon. He teaches her to bungee-jump from the balloon so she can grab a Swedish ingredient for her food, but he is tricking her so he can rob the Swedish national piggy bank instead.


Windmill Vandals: If the Bagge windmill stops turning, the ghosts of terrifying dead vandals will return to attack everyone at the homestead. Courage and Muriel must keep the windmill moving while Eustace tries to fix it.
43 4 "The Uncommon Cold / Farmer-Hunter, Farmer-Hunted" The Uncommon Cold: David Steven Cohen
Farmer-Hunter, Farmer-Hunted: Billy Aronson
September 27, 2002 (2002-09-27)

The Uncommon Cold: Muriel seeks a cure for her unusual cold among some swamp-slugs enslaved by a snake named Big Bayou. The cure lies in Big Bayou's book, which Courage must steal in order to heal Muriel and free the slugs.


Farmer-Hunter, Farmer-Hunted: Eustace tries to prove that he can hunt like his deceased brother, Horst. But the deer families are tired of being hunted and the father deer decides to hunt Eustace instead. Courage hosts a game show to see who gets to shoot who.
44 5 "Bride of Swamp Monster / Goat Pain" Bride of Swamp Monster: David Steven Cohen
Goat Pain: Lory Lazarus
October 4, 2002 (2002-10-04)

Bride of Swamp Monster: Muriel buys a necklace, and puts her picture inside, but she loses the pendant in a local swamp. The Swamp Monster finds it and believes Muriel is his long-lost bride. Courage must locate the real bride of the Swamp Monster, and reconcile the long-lost lovers in order to get Muriel back.


Goat Pain: Muriel sprains her back, and the only cure is a hot spring on top of Mt. Nowhere. The peak is guarded by a super-powerful goat angry at people for clogging the spring with trash, and Courage has to get past the goat and somehow restore the spring.
45 6 "Muriel Blows Up / Profiles in Courage" Muriel Blows Up: David Steven Cohen
Profiles in Courage: Bill Marsilii
October 11, 2002 (2002-10-11)

Muriel Blows Up: A missile strikes the farm, mutating a carrot in the garden. When Muriel eats it, she begins to grow. Courage must figure out a way to get to the general and disarm the device before time runs out.


Profiles in Courage: Courage, Muriel, and Eustace go to a county fair and have their silhouettes drawn. When the silhouettes come to life later that night and replace Muriel and Eustace, Courage must convince the creatures it's more fun to be paper than people.
46 7 "The Mask" John R. Dilworth October 18, 2002 (2002-10-18)
A strange, dog-hating woman named Kitty, wearing a mask, appears at the Bagges' house. She recklessly starts beating Courage and she tells the Bagges that her best friend Bunny fell in love with a gangster named "Mad Dog", who treats Bunny as a slave. When Kitty tried to flee with Bunny, she was threatened by him to stay away from Bunny. Needing to prove to her that not all dogs are bad, Courage decides to rescue Bunny. To do so, he must face Mad Dog.
47 8 "Squatting Tiger, Hidden Dog / Muted Muriel" Squatting Tiger, Hidden Dog: Billy Aronson
Muted Muriel: David Steven Cohen
October 25, 2002 (2002-10-25)

Squatting Tiger, Hidden Dog: A Chinese empress wants to grind up Muriel's bones. Courage wants to save Muriel, but he must pass through a series of deadly tests first.


Muted Muriel: Muriel has had enough of Eustace not listening to her, and she decides not to talk to him again. Courage visits Shirley and asks her if she can make her talk.
48 9 "Aqua-Farmer / Food of the Dragon" Aqua-Farmer: Gary Cooper and Allan Neuwirth
Food of the Dragon: David Steven Cohen
October 25, 2002 (2002-10-25)

Aqua-Farmer: Unimpressed by Jojo the Dolphin's performance at a local aquarium, Eustace challenges the sea mammal to a race, losing pathetically. He demands a rematch, staking his wife as the prize of the race.


Food of the Dragon: A seafood dinner attracts a dragon who hasn't learned to fly. He's determined to eat Muriel and Eustace unless Courage can teach him to fly.
49 10 "The Last of the Starmakers / Son of the Chicken from Outer Space" The Last of the Starmakers: David Steven Cohen
Son of the Chicken from Outer Space: Michelle Belly Dilworth
November 1, 2002 (2002-11-01)

The Last of the Starmakers: A pregnant space-faring squid who creates stars lands on the Bagge farm. Eustace wants to sell the eggs to the military for research. Courage has to save the eggs and the mother squid to keep the heavens twinkling.


Son of the Chicken from Outer Space: The three-headed son of Courage's 1st nemesis shows up, trying to fulfill a vow to kill him, but Courage is far more resourceful than the chicken anticipated.
50 11 "Courageous Cure / Ball of Revenge" Courageous Cure: David Steven Cohen
Ball of Revenge: Michelle Belly Dilworth
November 8, 2002 (2002-11-08)

Courageous Cure: A race of multi-limbed aliens arrive on Earth, seeking a cure for a virus which causes them to keep punching themselves. They experiment on Muriel and Eustace by letting them grow more hands.


Ball of Revenge: Sick of Muriel's doting on Courage, Eustace invites Katz, Le Quack, the Weremole, the Cajun Fox, the Giant Foot, and the Puddle Queen to the house to destroy Courage in a game of dodgeball.
51 12 "Cabaret Courage / Wrath of the Librarian" Cabaret Courage & Wrath of the Librarian
David Steven Cohen
November 15, 2002 (2002-11-15)

Cabaret Courage: Courage, Muriel, and Eustace come to "Hollowood", but after falling inside a manhole, they encounter a giant blob creature who demands entertainment, and if he likes their performances, he would give out glamorous prizes.


Wrath of the Librarian: Courage finds a two year overdue book. When he decides to return it, he does not have enough money for the $10,000 fee. The librarian casts a spell on Muriel and Eustace, turning them into the characters from the book until Courage finds enough money to pay the fee for the book.
52 13 "Remembrance of Courage Past / Perfect" Remembrance of Courage Past: Michael Sporn
Perfect: Billy Aronson
November 22, 2002 (2002-11-22)

Remembrance of Courage Past: Courage's mysterious past comes to light, when his parents were sent to space by a veterinarian. When Muriel and Eustace notice he is not responding, still haunted by that treacherous event, they take him to the same vet that sent his parents into space, unaware that the vet is now going to send the first humans to the moon, which will be Muriel and Eustace. Courage must save them after realizing that Muriel has become a major character in his life, besides his parents.


Perfect: When Courage cannot do anything correctly, the "Teacher" approaches him, who is the manifestation of Courage's own doubts and insecurities that have plagued him. She trains him strictly into becoming a perfect dog, but in the end, Courage learns that there is no such thing as perfect.

Special[edit]

Title Written and directed by Storyboarded by Original air date
"The Fog of Courage" John R. Dilworth John R. Dilworth October 31, 2014 (2014-10-31)
When Courage finds a mysterious amulet while digging through the yard, a Ghostly Fog covers the farm. Eustace, however, refuses to return the amulet that apparently belongs to the Fog Ghost's long lost love. Now Courage must protect his family from the vengeful fog spirit.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Mendoza, N.F. (February 18, 1996). "SHOWS FOR YOUNGSTERS AND THEIR PARENTS TOO : Cartoon Network stars a hen from outer space; 'Human Animal' explores our needs on TLC". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 19 March 2012. 
  2. ^ The name Zalost probably taken from the Serbian Latin word Žalostsorrowfulness

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