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 53 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 DVD Release
Season premiere Season finale Region 1 Region 4
Pilot 1 February 18, 1996[1] N/A N/A
1 13 November 12, 1999 March 30, 2000 July 20, 2010[2] September 12, 2007[3]
2 13 October 31, 2000 November 16, 2001 N/A January 13, 2010[4]
3 13 January 12, 2002 August 9, 2002 N/A N/A
4 13 September 6, 2002 November 22, 2002 N/A N/A

Episodes[edit]

Pilot: 1996[edit]

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Pilot "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: 1999–2000[edit]

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1 1 "A Night at the Katz Motel / Cajun Granny Stew" A Night at the Katz Motel & Cajun Granny Stew
John R. Dilworth and Irvin S. Bauer
A Night at the Katz Motel & Cajun Granny Stew
John R. Dilworth
November 12, 1999 (1999-11-12)
A Night at the Katz Motel: Muriel, Eustace, and Courage 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. Cajun Granny Stew: A sly fox eyes Muriel as the final ingredient in his "Cajun Granny Stew". Courage embarks on a tumultuous chase to get Muriel back.
2 2 "The Shadow of Courage / Dr. Le Quack, Amnesia Specialist" The Shadow of Courage: John R. Dilworth and Irvin S. Bauer
Dr. Le Quack, Amnesia Specialist: Irvin S. Bauer
The Shadow of Courage: John R. Dilworth
Dr. Le Quack, Amnesia Specialist: Allan Neuwirth
November 19, 1999 (1999-11-19)
The Shadow of Courage: A wealthy miser dies alone in his observatory, releasing his playful shadow, who plays tricks and pranks aplenty on the denizens of Nowhere. Dr. Le Quack, Amnesia Specialist: Muriel suffers from amnesia and Courage calls in the help of Dr. Le Quack, a con artist duck who is impersonating a doctor.
3 3 "Courage Meets Bigfoot / Hothead" Courage Meets Bigfoot: Irvin S. Bauer
Hothead: David Steven Cohen
Courage Meets Bigfoot: Kevin Brownie
Hothead: David Watchtenheim, Bob Miller and J.P. Dillard
November 26, 1999 (1999-11-26)
Courage Meets Bigfoot: 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. Hothead: Tired of being bald, Eustace obtains an experimental hair tonic, which Courage finds has an explosive side effect. The song "Beattiful Dreamer" by Stephen Collins Foster can be heard in the lobby scene.
4 4 "The Demon in the Mattress / Freaky Fred" The Demon in the Mattress: Irvin S. Bauer
Freaky Fred: David Steven Cohen and Bill Marsilii
The Demon in the Mattress: Stephen DeStefano
Freaky Fred: John Flagg and Chad Hicks
December 3, 1999 (1999-12-03)
The Demon in the Mattress: 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: "The Demon in the Mattress" is a parody of The Exorcist.

Freaky Fred: 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.
5 5 "Night of the Weremole / Mother's Day" Night of the Weremole: David Steven Cohen
Mother's Day: Irvin S. Bauer
Night of the Weremole: Tom Nesbitt and Michael Wetterhahn
Mother's Day: David Watchtenheim and Otis Brayboy
December 17, 1999 (1999-12-17)
Night of the Weremole: 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. Mother's Day: Eustace and Courage visit Eustace's mother for Mother's Day. Though Eustace tries to win his mother's love, she would rather dote on Courage, much to the dismay of both master and pet.
6 6 "The Duck Brothers / Shirley the Medium" The Duck Brothers & Shirley the Medium
Craig Shemin
The Duck Brothers: Dave Simons
Shirley the Medium: Luc Latulippe, David Watchtenheim and Michael Wetterhahn
January 14, 2000 (2000-01-14)
The Duck Brothers: 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. Shirley the Medium: 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.
7 7 "King Ramses' Curse / The Clutching Foot" King Ramses' Curse: Bill Marsilii
The Clutching Foot: David Steven Cohen
King Ramses' Curse: Bob Miller, J.P. Dillard and Brian Clark
The Clutching Foot: Curtis Cim
January 21, 2000 (2000-01-21)
King Ramses' Curse: 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. The Clutching Foot: 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.
8 8 "The Hunchback of Nowhere / The Gods Must Be Goosey" The Hunchback of Nowhere: Irvin S. Bauer
The Gods Must Be Goosey: David Steven Cohen
The Hunchback of Nowhere: Dave Simons
The Gods Must Be Goosey: Michael Wetterhahn, John Flagg, J.P. Dillard and Pilar Newton
January 28, 2000 (2000-01-28)
The Hunchback of Nowhere: A kind but hideous 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. The Gods Must Be Goosey: 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.
9 9 "Queen of the Black Puddle / Everyone Wants to Direct" Queen of the Black Puddle: Bill Marsilii
Everyone Wants to Direct: Craig Shemin
Queen of the Black Puddle: Chad Hicks
Everyone Wants to Direct: Antonio Zurera, Luiz de Velasco, Javier Jerez, Jesus Alonso and Rodrigo Cubillo
March 2, 2000 (2000-03-02)
Queen of the Black Puddle: 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. Everyone Wants to Direct: 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.
10 10 "The Snowman Cometh / The Precious, Wonderful, Adorable, Lovable Duckling" The Snowman Cometh & The Precious, Wonderful, Adorable, Loveable Duckling
Irvin S. Bauer
The Snowman Cometh: David Watchtenheim
The Precious, Wonderful, Adorable, Loveable Duckling: Curtis Cim
March 9, 2000 (2000-03-09)
The Snowman Cometh: 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. The Precious, Wonderful, Adorable, Lovable Duckling: 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 owners.
11 11 "Heads of Beef / Klub Katz" Heads of Beef: Irvin S. Bauer
Klub Katz: David Steven Cohen
Heads of Beef: Keith Tucker, Bob Miller and J.P. Dillard
Klub Katz: Tom Nesbitt and David Watchtenheim
March 16, 2000 (2000-03-16)
Heads of Beef: 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 here. Klub Katz: 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.
12 12 "The Revenge of the Chicken from Outer Space / Journey to the Center of Nowhere" The Revenge of the Chicken from Outer Space: John R. Dilworth and Irvin S. Bauer
Journey to the Center of Nowhere: Craig Shemin
The Revenge of the Chicken from Outer Space: John R. Dilworth
Journey to the Center of Nowhere: John Flagg and Michael Wetterhahn
March 23, 2000 (2000-03-23)
The Revenge of the Chicken from Outer Space: Now fried and headless, Courage's 1st nemesis, the alien chicken, comes back to Earth for his head. Journey to the Center of Nowhere: Angered both by a drought and Muriel's use of eggplants in cooking, a humanized troupe of eggplants plot her downfall deep underground.
13 13 "Little Muriel / The Great Fusilli" Little Muriel: David Steven Cohen
The Great Fusilli: Irvin S. Bauer
Little Muriel: Mauro Castelese and Michael Wetterhahn
The Great Fusilli: Tom Nesbitt, Eduardo Soriano, David Watchtenheim and Michael Wetterhahn
March 30, 2000 (2000-03-30)
Little Muriel: 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.

The Great Fusilli: 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: 2000–2001[edit]

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14 1 "The Magic Tree of Nowhere / Robot Randy" The Magic Tree of Nowhere & Robot Randy
John R. Dilworth
The Magic Tree of Nowhere: David Watchtenheim
Robot Randy: Michael Wetterhahn
October 31, 2000 (2000-10-31)
The Magic Tree of Nowhere: 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. Robot Randy: 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. 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.)
15 2 "The Curse of Shirley / Courage in the Big Stinkin' City" The Curse of Shirley & Courage in the Big Stinkin' City
David Steven Cohen
The Curse of Shirley & Courage in the Big Stinkin' City
David Watchtenheim
December 8, 2000 (2000-12-08)
The Curse of Shirley: As a result of Eustace's cruelty, an angry Shirley lays a rain/thunder cloud curse upon Eustace. Courage in the Big Stinkin' City: 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.
16 3 "Family Business / 1,000 Years of Courage" Family Business & 1,000 Years of Courage
David Steven Cohen
Family Business: Bradley C. Rader
1,000 Years of Courage: Eddy Houchins and Dave Simons
December 29, 2000 (2000-12-29)
Family Business: 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. 1,000 Years of Courage: Due to a meteor impacting the planet, Courage, Eustace and Muriel are hurtled a thousand years into a future inhabited by banana people.
17 4 "Courage Meets the Mummy / Invisible Muriel" Courage Meets the Mummy & Invisible Muriel
David Steven Cohen
Courage Meets the Mummy: Mauro Casalese and Alex Leung
Invisible Muriel: Jason So
January 19, 2001 (2001-01-19)
Courage Meets the Mummy: The mummy of a Mayan baker seeks revenge for the injustice that was done to him. Invisible Muriel: Muriel becomes invisible when 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.
18 5 "Human Habitrail / Mission to the Sun" Human Habitrail & Mission to the Sun
David Steven Cohen
Human Habitrail: John T. Miller
Mission to the Sun: David Simons
February 22, 2001 (2001-02-22)
Human Habitrail: Doc Gerbil captures Eustace and Muriel and uses them for an experiment for his weird products while Courage sets out to rescue them. Mission to the Sun: 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.
19 6 "Courage the Fly / Katz Kandy" Courage the Fly & Katz Kandy
David Steven Cohen
Courage the Fly: Chris Rutkowski
Katz Kandy: Jordan Oliwa and Alex Leung
March 16, 2001 (2001-03-16)
Courage the Fly: Courage is turned into a fly by Di Lung, and must figure out how to save the Bagges' farm house, still in fly-form, before a giant satellite falls on it. Katz Kandy: 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.
20 7 "Nowhere TV / Mega Muriel the Magnificent" Nowhere TV & Mega Muriel the Magnificent
David Steven Cohen
Nowhere TV: Jesus Alonso, Javier Jerez, Luis de Velasco and Antonio Zurera
Mega Muriel the Magnificent: Bruce Morris
April 3, 2001 (2001-04-03)
Nowhere TV: 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. Mega Muriel the Magnificent: A thunderstorm causes Courage's computer to come to life. He downloads himself into Muriel to prove how daring and death-defying he can be, much to Courage's horror.
21 8 "Bad Hair Day / Forbidden Hat of Gold" Bad Hair Day & Forbidden Hat of Gold
David Steven Cohen
Bad Hair Day: Curtis Cim
Forbidden Hat of Gold: Bob Foster
April 10, 2001 (2001-04-10)
Bad Hair Day: 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. Forbidden Hat of Gold: Eustace finds Horst's map, leading to a hat made of gold, and takes Muriel and Courage along, leading them all into danger.
22 9 "Serpent of Evil River / The Transplant" Serpent of Evil River & The Transplant
David Steven Cohen
Serpent of Evil River: Mauro Casalese and Alex Leung
The Transplant: Trevor Hierons
April 17, 2001 (2001-04-17)
Serpent of Evil River: 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. The Transplant: 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.
23 10 "Car Broke, Phone Yes / Cowboy Courage" Car Broke, Phone Yes & Cowboy Courage
David Steven Cohen
Car Broke, Phone Yes: Jesus Alonso, Javier Jerez, Luis de Velasco and Antonio Zurera
Cowboy Courage: Dave Simons
October 26, 2001 (2001-10-26)
Car Broke, Phone Yes: An alien steals Muriel's kindness and Courage has to get it back or she will stay grumpy forever. Cowboy Courage: 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.
24 11 "Evil Weevil / McPhearson Phantom" Evil Weevil & McPhearson Phantom
David Steven Cohen
Evil Weevil: David Watchtenheim
McPhearson Phantom: Bruce Morris
November 2, 2001 (2001-11-02)
Evil Weevil: 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. McPhearson Phantom: Eustace and Muriel's marriage is tested when they are manipulated into turning against each other by a crafty phantom and an unlikely accomplice, Ma.
25 12 "The House of Discontent / The Sand Whale Strikes" The House of Discontent & The Sand Whale Strikes
David Steven Cohen
The House of Discontent: Jesus Alonso, Javier Jerez, Luis de Velasco and Antonio Zurera
The Sand Whale Strikes: Glenn Lovett
November 9, 2001 (2001-11-09)
The House of Discontent: 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.

The Sand Whale Strikes: A sand whale mistakes Eustace for his dead father, Eickett, and demands on giving back his accordion he swindled from him.

Note: 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. 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"[5] 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 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, which replaces him in the family.
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: Muriel, Eustace and Courage go to a campsite for the weekend, and Muriel is kidnapped by two orphaned raccoons. 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 who mistakes Courage to be her dog, Duncan, decides to take him, making Muriel furious, and the goddess' rage causes violent storms to occur. Courage must find Duncan before it is too late. The Sandman Sleeps: The Sandman is having trouble sleeping at night, so he takes Muriel's sleeping sand, causing Muriel to have insomnia. Courage must find the Sandman and get her sleeping sand back. He also realizes that in order to get Muriel's sleeping sand back, Courage must find the Sandman's childhood toy.
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 the computer. 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 Ma that there are small creatures living in the coral. Ma 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: When Muriel and Courage go on a submarine on their vacation, they do not realize 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 and force 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 Wildon and David Steven Cohen
Storyboard: Victor Armas Lopez
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: Eustace, Muriel and Courage 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 Eustace 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: Eustace, Muriel and Courage 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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Title Written by Original air date
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 to his dead 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
Storyboard: Dave Simons
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 Eustace and Muriel 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 destroy Courage, but Courage is 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 as the series finale ends, Courage learns that there is no such thing as perfect.

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Lacey, Gord (June 29, 2010). "Cartoon Network Hall of Fame: Season 1 Press Release". TVShowsonDVD.com. Retrieved 2011-07-23. 
  3. ^ "Courage the Cowardly Dog Season 1". Madman.com.au. Madman Entertainment (Australia). Retrieved 2011-07-23. 
  4. ^ "Courage the Cowardly Dog Season 2". Madman.com.au. Madman Entertainment (Australia). Retrieved 2011-07-23. 
  5. ^ The name Zalost probably taken from the Serbian Latin word Žalostsorrowfulness

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