Courage - Loyal but timid cartoon
canine featured on the animated series COURAGE THE COWARDLY
DOG/CAR/1999-2002. Abandoned as a puppy, Coward (Marty Grabstein) now
lives in Nowhere, Kansas with his adopted owners Muriel Bagg, a
kindly elderly Scottish woman (Thea White) and her retired bickering
farmer husband, Eustace (Lionel Wilson).
While Muriel, who likes to watch television from the comfort of
her rocking chair, adores Courage, her constantly hungry husband
Eustace who sits in his favorite red chair, dislikes the family
dog and but likes to frighten the perpetually nervous Courage by
giant green mask and screaming, "Ooga! Booga! Booga!"
Muriel defends her little pup, however, by cracking Eustace over
the head with a rolling pin every time he upsets Courage (to which
Eustace replies, "What did I do?" ).
Although their Kansas community is located in the middle of
"nowhere," Courage and his clan are constantly threatened by an
assortment of aliens, monsters and ghosts. And each time, Courage
always finds the needed courage to defend his homestead from the
unwanted paranormal forces.
Their most common enemies included Katz, a smooth talking cat;
LeQuack, a French criminal mastermind duck; Snowman, an animated
pile of snow; and an alien called The Chicken from Other Space.
Other villains to appear include The Banana, a black market
racketeering piece of fruit; Cajun Fox who like to eat old ladies;
Doctor Gerbil who experiments with humans; Doctor Gerhard Von
Orbison who has a creepy house, Schwick, a New York cockroach
villain; Dr. Zalost who makes "unhappy" bombs, and The General and
The Lieutenant, two demented military men.
When Courage needs pertinent information to help him solve his
various dilemmas, he uses a desktop computer that he found in the
attic. The computer communicates with a British accent and often
insults Courage with such sarcastic insults like "you twit."
Courage's catchphrase is "On no!" Eustace calls Courage that "Stoopid
Dog" and Muriel likes to say, "Oh My!"
Produced by the Cartoon Network, COURAGE THE COWARDLY DOG is based
on "The Chicken from Outer Space," an award-winning animated short
by John R. Dilworth.
Muriel, Courage and Eustace at Home
Back to Top