Around the 2000’s every cartoon was meant to teach you a lessson or make you happy. This wasnt the case with Courage the Cowardly Dog. This show revolved around scary monsters. Although not the most kid friendly show, it was a hit to kids of all ages. The show was about a pink dog named courage, who lived in the middle of nowhere which is owners the old Muriel and her husband who hated courage’s guts.
Every episode, had some bizarre monster, weather it be a chicken from outer space, a giant bug in a suit, a red talking cat, or just a crazy barber, would come and either try to capture, or disturb Courage’s owners, sometimes without them knowing, and Courage would always save his owners from the monster. The best part was that they would go back home and act like it never happened, then repeat.
The show had a great flow and plot line for each episode making them more interesting then the next. it had alot of creepy characters and also being far different than the happy show norm going on at the time. Of course one thing that also made Courage was the humor thrown in. Lots of comedy and jokes are thrown into episodes, and the way Courage tries to communicate. A lot of the monsters actually trick Courage’s owners and then try to get what they want. One thing that stood out was the artwork and animation style. The way courage was drawn and animated was very cool, it was very creepy and well done. And the music was equally as haunting.
Courage was probably the only show that can be both funny and creepy at the same time. Parents I warn you to not show your kids this show or they will be forever haunted (Just kidding. Ok, maybe a little). I watched this show all the time as a kid and I’ll still watch clips on youtube occasionally, its just a hard show to break away from, I’ve seen most episodes and memorized half of them. It is probably the show that brings back the creepiest nostalgia for me in the early 2000s.