Recent circulating memes/articles have re-sparked an age-old debate for many 90’s kids. We all know the creepy yet charming Cartoon Network hit haunted our dreams. But did we have reason to lose sleep? Was Courage The Cowardly Dog based on a true story? We have used the most popular sources of past research, new developments, and a little bit of original speculation on our part. Well, we finally have gotten to the end of this long investigation. The truth behind the modern-urban legend. This blog post involves a deranged serial killer, the story of the New Mexican SkinWalker, and a town called “Truth or Consequences”. Buckle up for this one.
In Case You’ve Never Watched the Show
As the title suggests, Courage is this adorable purple dog that is frightened of basically everything. He lives in Nowhere, Kansas with Muriel and Eustace after he was abandoned as a puppy. Turns out that his parents were sent into outer space. Muriel is a sweet Scottish woman who uses too much vinegar in her recipes, while Eustace is your typical crabby old man that harasses Courage. Muriel is often the one who is kidnapped by the show’s villains.
I have to say that this show is wonderfully weird. There are some weird paranormal elements to it that I absolutely adore. As a kid, I didn’t think much of it when it came to the true stories or lore that may have inspired the series. Now, thanks to the reach of the internet and more, we are discovering more interesting stories behind the series.
Courage first appeared in 1996 as a seven-minute short called “The Chicken from Outer Space.” The short was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film.
Appearances in other media
Courage appeared in the MAD episode, Once Upon a Toon, as one of the Cartoon Network characters who lost their identy.
Muriel appeared in the Villainous special, The Lost Cases of Elmore.
Courage made a cameo in the OK K.O.! Lets Be Heroes episode, Crossover Nexus. In the episode, he appeared as one of the Cartoon Network heroes that were summoned and defeated by Strike.
Muriel made a background appearance in the Adult Swim proof of concept video, Come and Learn with Pibby!
Is nowhere a real place?
What does Courage the Cowardly Dog represent?
Why was Courage the Cowardly Dog so scary?