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1.06 Courage the Casual Dog
Now, if you have never heard of the Cartoon Network series Courage the Cowardly Dog, I don't know how you could possibly have a childhood.
Courage the Cowardly Dog was about a little pink dog named Courage, who lives in a town called Nowhere (get it? nowhere? because they live in the middle of a desert?) and he is owned by his masters Muriel and Eustace. Muriel is a sweet old lady and Eustace is an angry old farmer. In every episode they would get is some paranormal issues with monsters, including humanoid murderous cats, criminal french ducks, Cajun chef foxes, and more strange foes that Courage must protect his family from. "The things I do for love!"
This was a fantastic show, I loved it with all my heart, but was sadly canceled because it gave kids nightmares or something. I'm still hoping a return of the show, someday, somehow, someway... But now seasons three and four are available on Netflix! These seasons contain the best episodes I know, such as The Last of the Starmakers and more classics that made me cry.
I found out recently that people have come up with a theory to the show that Courage is just a normal dog and everything that happens is normal, and is scary to Courage because he see's through a dog's eye. Everything the researched about it is REALLY accurate, and I can believe it.
BUT I REALLY DON'T WANT TO
BECAUSE I WILL CRY IS IT'S TRUE.
I WILL HAVE A HEART ATTACK
BECAUSE MY CHILDHOOD
The theory is that Courage actually lives in a normal town, and that he thinks nothing else is out there. This is because Eustace and Muriel are too old and never take Courage out on a walk. Since they never take him anywhere, everything he meets and runs into is taken as danger, like how a real dog gets attached to it's family, and when it meets someone new, it reacts negatively (most of the time). This proves that Courage is very protective of Eustace and Muriel because they are all he knows and got attached to.
Now I will explain some of the monsters and why Courage doesn't like them. The original theories never mention the following information, so these are my personal ideas:
- Katz: murderous hotel owner. He hates dogs and tries to kill the whole family.
- He is really just a normal hotel owner, and it all begins with the family wanting to stay somewhere else for once. Courage meets Katz and already doesn't like this new person. The rule for No Dogs Allowed is actually a real No Dogs Allowed rule, for this happens in most hotels, for he'd have to sleep outside. The hotel wasn't popular and had a bit of a spider infestation, and Courage developed a fear of spiders. Katz would try to give them room service, which is why he keeps trying to get around to them. In the end, they leave, and Muriel complains that the service there stunk, and she was right. It was a lame hotel that needed improvement, so they went home instead.
- LeQuack: starts out as a therapist. tries to steal the family jewels and rob them.
- He is a real therapist and the name LeQuack makes Courage imagine him as a duck. All the torture LeQuack put Muriel through are real therapy methods, and since Muriel has amnesia, the 'family jewels' are just Muriel's memories, and thus this is what LeQuack was just looking for all along.
This theory is good enough to be true, but nobody wants it to be the truth. The darkness and monsters are what make Courage the Cowardly Dog good. If it were all normal, it would SUCK F*CKING BALLS.
STOP TRYING TO RUIN MY CHILDHOOD, INTERNET.
STOP THIS NONSENSE!!!!!!!!!!
STOP THIS ONCE AND FOR ALL!!!!!