A constant feature of the local Cartoon Network, Courage The Cowardly Dog has been entertaining us with his antics for quite some time. “Abandoned as a pup, he was found by Muriel who lives in the middle of nowhere with her husband Eustace Bagge, but a lot of creepy stuff happens in the middle of nowhere and its up to Courage to save his new home.”
 

What set Courage apart from the usual cartoon was the occasional black humour, subtle puns, very different story lines and lots of great antics from Courage and the gang. It seems as if there are 104 episodes (of which 2 are music videos) and it is even rumoured that there is a Courage movie (no confirmation on that either). Two episodes of note are definitely “Remembrance of Courage Past” where we see Courage’s parents and how Muriel finds him, and “Ball of Revenge” where we see Courage pitted against the Eustace, The Queen of the Black Puddle, The Weremole, Katz, the Clutching Foot and Le Quack.  I haven’t seen Courage on TV for quite awhile now, but I take you a bet that he is somewhere out there “doing it for love”.  

In 2014 I finally acquired my very own Courage the Cowardly Dog plushie. I know that I always hoped somebody would get on the marketing bandwagon, but then Courage was really not the sort of character that would have done well as a mass produced toy. 
*Update*
In 2014 a CGI animated episode was produced entitled “The Fog of Courage“, with a story line very similar to “King Ramses’ Curse”.  It is not known whether this was the start of a whole new season of CGI episodes, although these were used in the past. My verdict? It was OK, but not great. I watched it on youtube
Characters.
  • Courage the Cowardly Dog. A cowardly pink dog.
  • Eustace Bagge. A bald, newspaper reading, malcontent farmer. (aka “The Stoopid One”)
  • Muriel Bagge. Eustace’s long suffering Scottish wife.
  • The Computer. Sarcastic desktop with a British accent.
  • Horst. Eustace’s long lost brother.
    • Appears in: Farmer-Hunter, Farmer-Hunted
    • Shirley the Medium
  • Eustace’s mother. A bald harridan of a woman.
    • Appears in: Mother’s Day
    • The Sandwhale Strikes
    • Bad Hair Day
    • Scuba Scuba Doo
  • Mr Mouse. Oversized rodent.
    • Appears in: Forbidden Hat of Gold
    • The Mask
    • Stormy Weather
  • Shirley the Medium. A Chihuahua with spiritual powers.
    • Appears in: Shirley the Medium
    • The Record Deal
    • Curse of Shirley
    • Muted Muriel
  • The 3 Duck Brothers. Egg laying alien ducks with Liverpudlian accents.
    • Appear in: The Duck Brothers
  • Dr Vindaloo. Local physician.
    • Appears in: Wrath of the Librarian
    • The Transplant
    • Magic Tree of Nowhere
    • Muted Muriel
  • The Chicken From Outer Space. Alien poultry with attitude.
    • Appears in: The Chicken from Outer Space
    • Revenge of the Chicken from Outer Space
    • Son of the Chicken From Outer Space
  • The Banana. A black market racketeering Banana
    • Appears in: 1000 Years of Courage
    • Katz under the Sea
  • The Great Fusilli. A crocodile impresario.
    • Appears in: The Great Fusilli
  • Benton Tarantella . Zombie movie director
    • Apears in: Everybody wants to Direct
    • Angry Nasty People
  • Erin Von Volkheim. Zombie movie directors sidekick.
    • Everybody wants to Direct
  • Cajun Fox. Fox with a taste for granny stew.
    • Appears in: Cajun Granny Stew
  • The Precious Adorable Loveable Duckling. A malevolent confused duckling.
    • Appears in: The Precious Adorable Loveable Duckling
  • Dr Gerbil. A Gerbil scientist who conducts experiments on humans.
    • Appears in: Human Habitrail
  • Dr Gerhard Von Orbison. A lonely doctor with a demented house.
    • Appears in: Housecalls
  • The Goosey God. A Greek God Goose with Godlike powers.
    • Appears in: The Gods Must Be Goosey
  • Randy the Robot. A large robot who just wants to whittle reindeer.
    • Appears in: Robot Randy
  • TV Reporter. The loud TV reporter from Nowhere News.
    • Nowhere TV
    • The Tower of Dr Zalost
    • Mega Muriel the Magnificent
    • Farmer-Hunter, Farmer-Hunted
  • Katz. A smooth talking red cat.
    • Appears in: Klub Katz
    • Katz Under the Sea
    • A Night at the Katz Motel
    • Katz Kandy
    • Ball of Revenge
  • Le Quack. Criminal mastermind duck.
    • Dr. Le Quack Amnesia Specialist
    • Le Quack Balloon
    • Nowhere TV
    • Ball of Revenge
  • Fred the Barber. Muriel’s strange barber nephew.
    • Appears in: Freaky Fred
    • Ball of Revenge
  • Jean Bonne. Porcine diner owner.
    • Appears in: Heads of Beef
    • Curtain of Cruelty
  • The Old Man. A mild mannered balding old man.
    • Appears in: Hothead
    • Katz under the Sea
    • Curtain of Cruelty
  • The Irish Policeman. Law enforcement from Ireland
    • Appears in: Curtain of Cruelty
    • Courage in the Big Stinking City
  • Di Lung (The Young Hooligan). Get out the way you fool!
    • Appears in: Angry Nasty People
    • Muted Muriel
    • Courage vs. Mecha Courage
    • Squatting Tiger, Hidden Dog
    • Hothead
  • Schwick. A New York cockroach villan.
    • Appears in: Courage in the Big Stinking City
  • The Eggplant People. Vegetables who want to kill Muriel.
    • Appear in: Journey to the Center of Nowhere
  • Dr Zalost. A gloomy mad scientist who makes unhappy bombs.
    • Appears in: The Tower of Dr Zalost
  • The Snowman. Frozen snowgenius.
    • Appears in: The Snowman Cometh
    • Snowman’s Revenge
  • The General and Lieutenant. Military intelligence gone wrong.
    • Appears in: Courage the Fly
    • Katz under the Sea

Episodes.

  1. A Night at the Katz Motel / Cajun Granny Stew
  2. The Shadow of Courage / Dr. Le Quack Amnesia Specialist
  3. Courage Meets Bigfoot / Hothead
  4. The Demon in the Mattress / Freaky Fred
  5. Mother’s Day / Night of the Weremole
  6. The Duck Brothers / Shirley the Medium
  7. King Ramses’ Curse / The Clutching Foot
  8. The Hunchback of Nowhere / The Gods Must Be Goosey
  9. Queen of the Black Puddle / Everyone Wants to Direct
  10. The Snowman Cometh / The Precious, Wonderful, Adorable, Loveable Duckling
  11. Heads of Beef / Klub Katz
  12. Revenge of the Chicken from Outer Space / Journey to the Center of Nowhere
  13. Little Muriel / The Great Fusilli
  14. The Magic Tree of Nowhere / Robot Randy
  15. Curse of Shirley / Courage in the Big Stinkin’ City
  16. Family Business / 1000 Years of Courage
  17. Courage Meets the Mummy / Invisible Muriel
  18. Human Habitrail / Mission to the Sun
  19. Courage the Fly / Katz Kandy
  20. Nowhere TV / Mega Muriel the Magnificent
  21. Bad Hair Day / Forbidden Hat of Gold
  22. Serpent of Evil River / The Transplant
  23. Car Broke, Phone Yes / Cowboy Courage
  24. Evil Weevil / McPhearson Phantom
  25. The House of Discontent / The Sand Whale Strikes
  26. The Tower of Dr. Zalost
  27. Muriel Meets Her Match / Courage vs. Mecha Courage
  28. Campsite of Terror / The Record Deal
  29. Stormy Weather / The Sandman Sleeps
  30. Hard Drive Courage / The Ride of the Valkyries
  31. Scuba Scuba Doo / Conway the Contaminationist
  32. Katz Under the Sea / Curtain of Cruelty
  33. Feast of the Bullfrogs / Tulip’s Worm
  34. So in Louvre Are We Two / Night of the Scarecrow
  35. Mondo Magic / Watch the Birdies
  36. Fishy Business / Angry Nasty People
  37. Dome of Doom / Snowman’s Revenge
  38. The Quilt Club / Swindlin’ Wind
  39. The King of Flan / Courage Under the Volcano
  40. The Wind Whispers Courage / They Must Be Giants
  41. A Beaver’s Tale / The Nutcracker
  42. Rumpledkiltskin / Housecalls
  43. Le Quack Balloon / Windmill Vandals
  44. The Uncommon Cold / Farmer-Hunter, Farmer-Hunted
  45. Bride of the Swamp Monster / Goat Pain
  46. Muriel Blows Up / Profiles in Courage
  47. The Mask
  48. Squatting Tiger, Hidden Dog / Muted Muriel
  49. Aqua-Farmer / Food of the Dragon
  50. The Last Starmakers / Son of the Chicken From Outer Space
  51. Courageous Cure / Ball of Revenge
  52. Cabaret Courage / Wrath of the Librarian
  53. Remembrance of Courage Past / Perfect
Punchlines:
  • “Stoopid Dog, Now you made me look bad!” said by Eustace to Courage. 
  • “The things I do for love!” said by Courage in numerous episodes.
  • “Something smells fishy or my name’s Stinky Moo-Moo (or Swinkenhoffer or Shirley or Archibald or Alloyousis). And its Not.” said by Courage in various episodes.
  • “I don’t do no Doe-See-Doe I got a condition!” Eustace inside the gramophone (Record Deal)
  • “Muuuuurrrriiiieeeeeeelllllll!!!!” screamed by Courage.
  • “When am I getting paid????” Eustace.
  • “I’m ugly!” Eustace’s mother when she looses her hair.
  • “Nawty…..” Muriels barber nephew
  • “I ain’t getting out of this chair!” Eustace.
  • “Return the slab.” King Ramses.
  • “Whats your offer???” Eustace to King Ramses.
  • “… or the fat lady gets it.” Big toe on Eustace’s foot.
  • “Bleh bleh bleh!” Eustace.
  • “…Garbage from King Garbage of the Garbage dynasty.” Eustace.
  • “Oh My.” Muriel.
  • “Stupid space/hat/hippies.” Eustace.
  • “Where’s my dinner?” Eustace.
  • “It’s Doc Gerbils World….” recurring theme inside Dr Gerbils lair.

Credits and Voices.

Courage – Marty Grabstein
Eustace – Lionel Wilson (since deceased)
Muriel – Thea White
Eustace’s Mother – Tress MacNeille.
Baby Muriel – Kathie Soucie
Katz – Reed Diamond
The Computer – Charlie Adler.
Created by John D. Dilworth 1999. Produced by Stretch Films.

Courage The Cowardly Dog is copyright by Cartoon Network and Stretch Films/John R. Dilworth. No other rights, ownerships, or possessions are intended or inferred

DRW © 2014-2020. Added to blog 13/11/2014 , Images recreated 20/04/2016. Updated 14/01/2017 Stoopid Dog, you made me look bad!