List of Courage the Cowardly Dog episodes
Courage the Cowardly Dog is an American animated television series created and directed by John R. Dilworth. The pilot episode, "The Chicken from Outer Space", originally aired on as part of What a Cartoon! on February 18, 1996. The series officially premiered on Cartoon Network on November 12, 1999 and ended on November 22, 2002, with a total of 52 episodes over the course of four seasons. A CGI special was released on October 31, 2014. The series is about an anthropomorphic dog named Courage, who lives with an elderly couple in Nowhere, Kansas. In each episode, the trio are thrown into bizarre and frequently disturbing misadventures, often involving the paranormal or supernatural.
|First aired||Last aired|
|Pilot||February 18, 1996|
|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|
|Title||Written by||Original air date |
|"The Chicken from Outer Space"||John R. Dilworth||February 18, 1996|
|Courage is a young cowardly dog who lives with his owners Muriel and Eustace Bagge in a farmhouse in Nowhere, Kansas. Courage tries to stop an alien chicken's plans to invade Earth.|
Season 1 (1999–2000)
|Title||Written by||Storyboarded by||Original air date |
|1a||1a||"A Night at the Katz Motel"||John R. Dilworth and Irvin S. Bauer||John R. Dilworth||November 12, 1999|
|1b||1b||"Cajun Granny Stew"||John R. Dilworth and Irvin S. Bauer||John R. Dilworth||November 12, 1999|
|2a||2a||"The Shadow of Courage"||John R. Dilworth and Irvin S. Bauer||John R. Dilworth||November 19, 1999|
|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|
|Muriel suffers amnesia and Courage calls in the help of Dr. Le Quack, a French duck impersonating a doctor.|
|3a||3a||"Courage Meets Bigfoot"||Irvin S. Bauer||Kevin Brownie||November 26, 1999|
|A reward is offered for a Bigfoot's capture which fills Eustace with a greedy bloodlust, and Courage, who befriends the creature, prepares to defend him from his avaricious master.|
|3b||3b||"Hothead"||David Steven Cohen||David Watchtenheim, Bob Miller, and J.P. Dillard||November 26, 1999|
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|
Unable to sleep on her old lumpy mattress, Muriel orders a new one, but as soon as it arrives, it is revealed that it apparently harbors an evil spirit, which proceeds to possess her 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|
Muriel's unsettling nephew, Fred, a barber by trade, visits the farmhouse. Courage learns the hard way of 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|
|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|
|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 master's envy and the pet's dismay.|
|6a||6a||"The Duck Brothers"||Craig Shemin||Dave Simons||January 14, 2000|
|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|
|A locked box left behind by Eustace's late brother, Horst, defies Eustace's every attempt to open it. Through Shirley the Medium (voiced by Mary Testa), a Gypsy chihuahua, Eustace contacts his brother for the key, despite Horst's warnings. As the cursed box releases a grabby terror, Courage pleads with the medium for assistance.|
|7a||7a||"King Ramses' Curse"||Bill Marsilii||Bob Miller, J.P. Dillard, and Brian Clark||January 21, 2000|
|A pair of thieves heist a precious, ancient slab, and are confronted with the spirit of its Egyptian owner, King Ramses. Torn from their hands by Ramses' curse, the slab happens upon the farmhouse. When Eustace is greedily unwilling to part with such a valuable treasure, the ghostly pharaoh keeps saying "Return the slab", and ravages the farmhouse with a triad of curses.|
|7b||7b||"The Clutching Foot"||David Steven Cohen||Curtis Cim||January 21, 2000|
|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|
|A hideous yet kind-hearted hunchback seeks refuge from the cold, rainy night. Spurned by Eustace, he hides away in the barn, where Courage finds and befriends him. Eustace, jealous of the attention that his family gives the guest, berates and belittles him, until the hunchback shows Eustace 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|
|A divine goose 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|
|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's husband.|
|9b||9b||"Everyone Wants to Direct"||Craig Shemin||Antonio Zurera, Luiz de Velasco, Javier Jerez,|
Jesus Alonso, and Rodrigo Cubillo
|March 2, 2000|
|Dazzled by "famous director" Benton Tarantella's guile and wit, Courage's owners grant the grisly director their basement for his movie. Learning the director's dark intent, the dog scrambles to prevent a ravenous resurrection.|
|10a||10a||"The Snowman Cometh"||Irvin S. Bauer||David Watchtenheim||March 3, 2000|
|Faced with an inevitable, melting demise, the Last of the Snowmen (impersonating Sean Connery) laments his fate. But when he spies Courage and his owners, 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,|
|Irvin S. Bauer||Curtis Cim||March 9, 2000|
|Inadvertently hatched by Eustace, a tiny duckling mistakes the farmer for his mother, and grows fiercely protective. The duckling becomes jealous of Muriel and sensing his murderous intent upon her, 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|
|While a sick Muriel stays home on the couch, Eustace takes Courage with him and they 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|
Marooned during a cruise, Courage and his owners 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.|
Note: This episode is a parody of The Island of Doctor Moreau and the disaster flicks like The Poseidon Adventure and Titanic.
|12a||12a||"The Revenge of the Chicken from|
|John R. Dilworth and Irvin S. Bauer||John R. Dilworth||March 23, 2000|
|Now fried and headless, Courage's first nemesis, the alien chicken, comes back to Earth for her head... and payback.|
|12b||12b||"Journey to the Center of Nowhere"||Craig Shemin||John Flagg and Michael Wetterhahn||March 23, 2000|
|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|
|Muriel is sucked into a tornado and returns as a 3½-year-old, so 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|
The Great Fusilli, an alligator, arrives at the farmhouse, offering Courage and his owners a chance to perform with him and become rich. As his dark intentions unfold, he turns Muriel and Eustace 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)
|Title||Written by||Storyboarded by||Original air date |
|14a||1a||"The Magic Tree of Nowhere"||John R. Dilworth||David Watchtenheim||October 31, 2000|
|A wish-granting tree grows by the farmhouse. Eustace grows jealous of all the attention it gets from his family and wants to chop it down. Courage must stop him from doing so.|
|14b||1b||"Robot Randy"||John R. Dilworth||Michael Wetterhahn||October 31, 2000|
Conforming to his race's whims, a giant robot named Randy reluctantly travels to Earth and enslaves Courage and his owners in order to prove to his people that he is not a failure.|
Note: Whenever this episode airs after July 15, 2010, a memorial 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|
|As a result of Eustace's cruelty, an angry Shirley lays a rain/thunder cloud curse upon him.|
|15b||2b||"Courage in the Big Stinkin' City"||David Steven Cohen||David Watchtenheim||November 7, 2000|
|Courage and his owners go to New York for Muriel to perform, where a giant cockroach named Shwick offers to let them stay at his place until the show. Shwick forces Courage to fetch an "evil package" for him, or he will release his deadly pet to devour Muriel.|
|16a||3a||"Family Business"||David Steven Cohen||Bradley C. Rader||November 14, 2000|
|A burglar, claiming to be a relative, breaks into the farmhouse, but he suffers from multiple personality disorder and his attitude towards them changes. Courage and his owners are stuck with his schemes.|
|16b||3b||"1000 Years of Courage"||David Steven Cohen||Eddy Houchins and Dave Simons||November 14, 2000|
|Due to a meteor impacting the planet, Courage and his owners are hurled 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|
|After being accidentally summoned by archaeologist Professor Frith, the mummy of a Mayan baker seeks revenge for the injustice that was done to him thousands of years earlier. Courage manages to hypnotize both Muriel and Eustace to be identified as the historical Mayan princess and poohbah for their personal protection.|
|17b||4b||"Invisible Muriel"||David Steven Cohen||Jason So||January 19, 2001|
|Muriel becomes invisible when she wears a magical gem given to her by Courage, unknowingly. When she is soon 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 16, 2001|
|A gerbil doctor, pretending to sell vacuums, shrinks Muriel and Eustace, planning on using them for an experiment of his abstract products. Courage sets out to win his owners back.|
|18b||5b||"Mission to the Sun"||David Steven Cohen||David Simons||February 16, 2001|
|The sun is about to go out, so Courage and his owners go to outer space to fix it. Meanwhile, a tiny space-dwelling creature named Vastabael Backjurius goes inside Muriel's brain and starts making her go insane so that their mission ends up disastrous. He wants them to fail, because he along with all the other aliens see all Earthlings abusing their planets, because all aliens like the dark.|
|19a||6a||"Courage the Fly"||David Steven Cohen||Chris Rutkowski||March 16, 2001|
|Di Lung, a young Chinese American inventor who is experimenting, turns Courage into a fly. Courage soon must figure out how to save the 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|
|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. It will take a surprising hero to come to both Courage and Muriel's rescue and save the day.|
|20a||7a||"Nowhere TV"||David Steven Cohen||Jesus Alonso, Javier Jerez, Luis de Velasco, and Antonio Zurera||April 13, 2001|
|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 13, 2001|
|A thunderstorm causes Courage's computer to come to life. It downloads itself into Muriel's body to prove how daring and death-defying it can be.|
|21a||8a||"Bad Hair Day"||David Steven Cohen||Curtis Cim||May 4, 2001|
|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||"The Forbidden Hat of Gold"||David Steven Cohen||Bob Foster||May 4, 2001|
|Eustace finds Horst's map leading to a hat made of gold and takes Muriel and Courage along, his greed leading them all into danger.|
|22a||9a||"Serpent of Evil River"||David Steven Cohen||Mauro Casalese and Alex Leung||June 29, 2001|
|Courage and his owners 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||June 29, 2001|
|Courage finds the bones of a giant kangaroo monster. 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 kangaroo monster himself.|
|23a||10a||"Car Broke, Phone Yes"||David Steven Cohen||Jesus Alonso, Javier Jerez, Luis de Velasco, and Antonio Zurera||October 26, 2001|
|An alien brain steals Muriel's kindness for its master and Courage has to get it back or she will stay grumpy forever.|
|23b||10b||"Cowboy Courage"||David Steven Cohen||David Simons||October 26, 2001|
|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|
Eustace accidentally hits a human-sized boll weevil named Jeeves with his truck, and Muriel invites him to spend the night. Unfortunately, Jeeves soon begins sucking Eustace and Muriel's lives away.Tony Jay provides the voice of Jeeves
|24b||11b||"McPhearson Phantom"||David Steven Cohen||Bruce Morris||November 2, 2001|
|Muriel and Eustace's marriage is tested when they are manipulated into turning against each other by a crafty phantom and an unlikely accomplice, Eustace's mother.|
|25a||12a||"The House of Discontent"||David Steven Cohen||Jesus Alonso, Javier Jerez, Luis de Velasco, and Antonio Zurera||November 9, 2001|
|The spirit of the harvest moon appears one night, demanding that Courage and his owners leave since Eustace cannot seem to grow anything on their land.|
|25b||12b||"The Sand Whale Strikes"||David Steven Cohen||Glenn Lovett||November 9, 2001|
A sand whale arrives at the farmhouse. He mistakes Eustace for his deceased father, Ickett, and demands on giving back his accordion he swindled from him. Eustace tries to explain that his mother, Ma, has it but the sand whale does not believe him. After chasing Courage and his owners, wrecking the farmhouse in the process, the whale eats Muriel and Eustace, then heads off. Courage must convince stubborn old Ma to give the whale back his accordion in order to win Muriel and Eustace back.|
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|
|"The Tower of Dr. Zalost" 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's 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. Zalost 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)
|Title||Written by||Original air date |
|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|
Muriel Meets Her Match: A pair of married criminals are on the run and they camp next to the farmhouse, with one of them eventually assuming Muriel's identity, which leads to Muriel being framed and arrested. Courage must clear 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|
Campsite of Terror: Courage and his owners go to a campsite for the weekend. Muriel is soon kidnapped by two orphaned lonely 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 spring cleaning, Shirley finds a mystic Velvet Vic record. 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 in the record. 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 13, 2002|
Stormy Weather: A storm goddess mistakes Courage for her own dog Duncan and decides to take him, making Muriel furious. However, the goddess's 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. After several failed attempts to get Muriel back to sleep, Courage must find the Sandman in order to get her sleep back.
|30||4||"Hard Drive Courage / The Ride of the Valkyries"||Hard Drive Courage: Susan Kim
The Ride of the Valkyries: Billy Aronson
|March 15, 2002 ("Hard Drive Courage")|
April 19, 2002 ("The Ride of the Valkyries")
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 Courage and his owners are on holiday in Norway, 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: Lori Lazarus
Conway the Contaminationist: Craig Shemin
|June 14, 2002|
Scuba Scuba Doo: While on a tropical island, Courage and Muriel discover an 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.
Note: This is the final appearance of Ma Bagge. Shortly after this episode finished production, Ma's actress, Billie Lou Watt, died of lung cancer.
Conway the Contaminationist: A strange elderly man named Conway moves in with Courage and his owners, 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|
Katz Under the Sea: Displeased by Eustace, Muriel takes Courage with her and they go 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 also cruel and unhappy, and wants everyone else to be cruel and unhappy too.
|33||7||"Feast of the Bullfrogs / Tulip's Worm"||Feast of the Bullfrogs: Lory Lazarus
Tulip's Worm: David Steven Cohen
|June 28, 2002|
Feast of the Bullfrogs: Bullfrogs, who have had all the water in their pond dried up, start to invade the farmhouse for water. There, they enslave Courage and his owners, 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 childish human girl named Tulip. As Muriel and the two teddy bears are swallowed by the beast, Courage must take the worm to outer space before Muriel and the bears are digested.
Note: This is the last episode to feature Lionel Wilson as the voice of Eustace.
|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|
So in Louvre Are We Two: While Courage and his owners are 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 Courage and his owners are trapped inside, and the paintings come to life.
Night of the Scarecrow: After leaving a county fair, Courage and his owners 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 to protect Muriel.
Note: This is the first episode to feature Arthur Anderson as the voice of Eustace.
|35||9||"Mondo Magic / Watch the Birdies"||Mondo Magic: Craig Shemin
Watch the Birdies: Allan Neuwirth and Gary Cooper
|July 12, 2002|
Mondo Magic: Muriel feels she is being watched by someone. Courage discovers a magic kit on the porch. 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 vulture, it tells her to look after its three babies while it flies off to find a new mate 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|
Fishy Business: A fish missionary arrives at the farmhouse, believing that Courage and his owners are unfit to live on the land. The fish court forces them to live in a fish bowl with gills.
Angry Nasty People: Benton Tarantella, the zombie director, returns to convince Courage and his owners 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|
Dome of Doom: After a drought, Courage and his owners 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 them.
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 into the farmhouse and freezes it, causing extreme coldness upon Courage and his owners.
|38||12||"The Quilt Club / Swindlin' Wind"||The Quilt Club: Bill Marsilii
Swindlin' Wind: Billy Aronson
|August 2, 2002|
The Quilt Club: Muriel and Courage go to a quilt shop and meet conjoined twin sisters. Muriel wants to be a part of their quilt club, so she goes to an extreme quilt-making test to join them. But Courage smells something fishy.
Swindlin' Wind: Courage and his owners 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. Angry that Eustace ripped her off, Shirley casts a spell on both him and Muriel that causes them to swindle each other. It’s now 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|
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 overweight), Courage must stop the King before he leads the city to a path of obesity and doom.
Courage Under the Volcano: Courage and his owners 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)
|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|
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: Courage and his owners 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: Lori Lazarus
|September 13, 2002|
Rumpledkiltskin: Muriel's "Uncle Angus" invites her to Scotland, where he imprisons her and demands that she makes thousands of kilts. Courage must learn Angus's real name and free Muriel.
House Calls: A lonely scientist named Dr. Gerhart wants neighbors, but his sentient house, who is very old and envious, fends them away. He brings the farmhouse next to his house with music, but Gerhart's house intends on destroying the farmhouse out of sheer jealousy and wants Gerhart all to itself. Courage has to find a way to make Gerhart's house happy and save the farmhouse.Note: Dr. Gerhart is a parody of the late Roy Orbison.
|42||3||"Le Quack Balloon / Windmill Vandals"||Le Quack Balloon: David Steven Cohen
Windmill Vandals: Bill Marsilii
|September 20, 2002|
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 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|
The Uncommon Cold: Muriel seeks a cure for her unusual cold among some swamp-slugs enslaved by a snake named Big Bayou from Yoruba Mythology. 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|
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. 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|
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 and his owners 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 is more fun to be paper than people.
|46||7||"The Mask"||John R. Dilworth||October 18, 2002|
|A strange, dog-hating woman of unknown origin named Kitty, wearing a mask and a white robe, appears at the farmhouse. She recklessly starts beating Courage with various items. Thinking that Kitty is just Courage’s friend playing around with him, Muriel invites her over to the farmhouse to stay for a while. Kitty explains that her best friend Bunny is being held hostage and treated as a slave by a gangster named Mad Dog, who wants them to be kept apart for good. Courage decides to rescue Bunny from Mad Dog in hopes that Kitty can leave so he can return to his normal life at home.|
|47||8||"Squatting Tiger, Hidden Dog / Muted Muriel"||Squatting Tiger, Hidden Dog: Billy Aronson
Muted Muriel: David Steven Cohen
|October 25, 2002|
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 strange deadly tests first.
Muted Muriel: Eustace berates Muriel, who has had enough of him for not listening to her, and she decides not to talk ever again. Courage visits Shirley and asks her if she can make her talk again.
|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|
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 has not learned to fly. He is determined to eat Muriel and Eustace unless Courage can teach him to fly.
|49||10||"Last of the Starmakers / Son of the Chicken from Outer Space"||Last of the Starmakers: David Steven Cohen
Son of the Chicken from Outer Space: Michelle Belly Dilworth
|November 1, 2002|
Last of the Starmakers: A pregnant space-faring squid who creates stars lands on the farm. Eustace plans to sell her 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 kill him for killing his mother, 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|
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: Fed up with 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 kill 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|
Cabaret Courage: Courage and his owners come to "Hollowood". But after falling inside a manhole, they encounter a giant fetus-like being who demands entertainment. He explains to them that if he likes their performances, he will give out glamorous prizes. Courage must find the beast's true self through his heart.
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 then 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|
Remembrance of Courage Past: Courage's mysterious past comes to light when his parents were forcibly sent to space by a cruel 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 Courage off to space as well. When Muriel and Eustace discover this, the vet attempts to send them off along with him as well to keep them quiet. Courage must save his owners after realizing that Muriel has become a major person 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.
In 2014, a special CGI animated episode was produced as a pilot for a potential CGI revival of the series. It was aired on Cartoon Network (Southeast Asia) for Halloween 2014, but it has yet to air elsewhere. It can be viewed by residents of the USA on YouTube.
|Title||Written by||Original air date|
|"The Fog of Courage"||John R. Dilworth||October 31, 2014|
|When Courage finds a mysterious amulet while digging through the yard, a ghostly fog covers the farmhouse. 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.|
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- The name Zalost probably taken from the Serbian Latin word Žalost – sorrowfulness