Student Speaks On Childhood Cartoon
October 29, 2018
“Courage the Cowardly Dog” is a cartoon show following the story of a dog named Courage and his owners, an elderly couple named Eustace and Muriel. They live in a small home in a place that is literally called Nowhere, Kansas.
Courage does a lot of brave acts, including screaming a lot, running away and just generally being afraid of literally everything. Muriel is a sweet old lady who does typical and completely normal old lady stuff like playing the sitar. Eustace is her husband, a bitter old man who hates Courage for reasons that make no sense.
Unlike some shows that have a consistent storyline and plot, “Courage the Cowardly Dog” does not. A lot of weird stuff happens and each episode brings in a new villain—or just Eustace being harsh towards Courage. Sometimes Eustace joins the main villain of the episode and other times Eustice is the main villain of the episode. The show tries different things each time, including different art styles, different music genres and different topics—sometimes the show touches on heavy subjects. The point is, no single episode covers the exact same material.
Often times, those who grew up with the show can recall the things that freaked them out the most about the show. For a children’s television show, “Courage the Cowardly Dog” was definitely dark, and because of this, unfortunately, there is a high probability that parents would not be okay with having their children watch it. Despite that, as a guy who grew up on this show, I really enjoyed it and going back to watch it again was just as good as when I was young. I would easily rate it a 10 out of ten.