History NightmareFuel / CourageTheCowardlyDog

6th Feb '16 7:50:03 AM RashandFierce
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** There was NightmareRetardant, though: "It'd be lovely if I could have a cup of...[[CatScare TEA!]]" and "[[WhoWritesThisStuff Kick 'em in the dishpan, hoo hoo hoo?]]"
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** There was NightmareRetardant, though: "It'd be lovely if I could have a cup of...[[CatScare TEA!]]" and "[[WhoWritesThisStuff "[[WhoWritesThisCrap Kick 'em in the dishpan, hoo hoo hoo?]]"
6th Feb '16 7:49:33 AM RashandFierce
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Some of these episodes I mentioned really scared me as a kid.
** Freaky Fred's short cameo at the end, notably his first appearance in the show since his introduction, counts as well. All the villains have been defeated, Eustace is punished, and everything seems to be going well- until Courage turns on the TV and Fred appears, calling Courage's name with his razor at the ready. ''[[FridgeHorror Fred is still out there]], [[NothingIsScarier and he's not done with Courage...]]''
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** Freaky Fred's short cameo at the end, notably his first appearance in the show since his introduction, counts as well. All the villains have been defeated, Eustace is punished, and everything seems to be going well- until Courage turns on the TV and Fred appears, calling Courage's name with his razor at the ready. ''[[FridgeHorror Fred is still out there]], [[NothingIsScarier and he's not done with Courage...]]'']]'' * In the episode "The Demon in the Mattress", Muriel gets a new mattress that's...not quite right. Later that night, she gets [[DemonicPossession possessed]] by it, and turns into a green-skinned FieryRedhead with a [[VoiceOfTheLegion horrifying voice]]. ** Plus, when the two rats are delivering the haunted mattress, the mattress gets a NightmareFace for a split-second along with an EvilLaugh. ** There was NightmareRetardant, though: "It'd be lovely if I could have a cup of...[[CatScare TEA!]]" and "[[WhoWritesThisStuff Kick 'em in the dishpan, hoo hoo hoo?]]" * "Mondo Magic" features a magician named Mondo who reveals himself to be a EldritchAbomination that forces Muriel to [[AndNowYouMustMarryMe become his bride]] by turning her into the same monster. * [[BalloonBelly The]] [[DinnerDeformation end]] of "Dome of Doom". NauseaFuel doesn't even begin to describe it. * In "The Quilt Club", Muriel wants to become a part of a quilt club run by ConjoinedTwins, so she works herself into a HeroicRROD by knitting a football-sized quilt. Turns out becoming part of the club means that you are ''[[AndIMustScream sowed into the quilt for all eternity]]'', and the twins start to do that to Muriel. Muriel is [[StepfordSmiler smiling the entire time]]. Luckily, Courage saves her in time. ** The quilt lets out a demonic BigNo at the end when Muriel is saved.
31st Jan '16 8:39:53 AM RashandFierce
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Hell Is That Noise is no longer an Audience Reaction trope. Please only use when characters within the work are frightened.
** Freaky Fred is essentially a serial killer in everything but action. He isnt actually dangerous, thank God, because his compulsion isnt lethal, but there are people like him in the real world, with the same lack of restriction, and THEIR impulses arent harmless. Fred isnt evil, not in the traditional sense. He isnt Katz, a cruel, sadistic bastard who enjoys tormenting those weaker than him. He isnt Le Quack, a criminal mastermind. He isnt even the Queen of the Black Puddle, a supernatural predator. Freaky Fred is, for all intents and purposes, your friends, your neighbors, your family, and you will never know, because most of them are never caught. They dont want to hurt you, they know its wrong, but they have to, because its what their brain tells them to do.
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** NightmareRetardant: some people find "NAUUUUUUUUGHTY" hilarious. ** Freaky Fred is essentially a serial killer in everything but action. He isnt isn't actually dangerous, thank God, because his compulsion isnt lethal, but there are people like him in the real world, with the same lack of restriction, and THEIR impulses arent aren't harmless. Fred isnt isn't evil, not in the traditional sense. He isnt isn't Katz, a cruel, sadistic bastard who enjoys tormenting those weaker than him. He isnt isn't Le Quack, a criminal mastermind. He isnt isn't even the Queen of the Black Puddle, a supernatural predator. Freaky Fred is, for all intents and purposes, your friends, your neighbors, your family, and you will never know, because most of them are never caught. They dont don't want to hurt you, they know its it's wrong, but they have to, because its it's what their brain tells them to do.

** How about the ending of the episode? Eustace still refuses to give up the slab, and [[TooDumbToLive tries to extort Ramses]] to return it. The episode ends with a tv interview with an archeoligist saying that the slab has been returned to Ramses tomb, only for the camera to show that ''EUSTACE'' has now been imprisoned with as an image on the slab.
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** How about the ending of the episode? Eustace still refuses to give up the slab, and [[TooDumbToLive tries to extort Ramses]] to return it. The episode ends with a tv TV interview with an archeoligist saying that the slab has been returned to Ramses tomb, only for the camera to show that ''EUSTACE'' has now been imprisoned with as an image on the slab.

*** If you thought the picture alone was bad (''that thing just stares into your soul''), it's even better when you see it in motion. There are two reasons behind its "being creepier in motion": the vaguely off-key (or distorted, take your pick) background music, and the way the creature's eyes seem to imply that [[HypocriticalHumor it is somewhat of an incomplete experiment]], waiting for someone to put it out of its misery. *** What's even worse is the fact that it's ''slowly floating towards the camera'' in an ominous aura of white light, and that behind it is an incomprehensible, foggy blue backdrop. Then, after it quietly delivers its line, it creepily looks away from the camera and smiles weakly, all while the whisper "perfect" echoes louder and faster in the background. The sequence itself [[JumpScare begins without warning]], yet it ends so quickly that you'll be asking yourself: "What the ''hell'' was that?"
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*** If you thought the picture alone was bad (''that thing just stares into your soul''), it's even better when you see it in motion. There are two reasons behind its "being creepier in motion": the vaguely off-key (or distorted, take your pick) background music, and the way the creature's eyes seem to imply that [[HypocriticalHumor it is somewhat of an incomplete experiment]], waiting for someone to [[DrivenToSuicide put it out out]] [[DeathByDespair of its misery. misery]]. *** What's even worse is the fact that it's ''slowly floating towards the camera'' in an ominous aura of white light, and that behind it is an incomprehensible, foggy blue backdrop. Then, after it quietly delivers its line, it creepily looks away from the camera and smiles weakly, all while the whisper "perfect" echoes louder and faster in the background. The sequence itself [[JumpScare begins without warning]], yet it ends so quickly that you'll be asking yourself: "What "[[BigLippedAlligatorMoment What the ''hell'' hell was that?"that?]]"

* There's also a nightmare factory of an episode that is "Courage in the Big Stinkin' City". The whole episode is creepy, but it really cranks it UpToEleven when Courage enters the condemned apartment building to retrieve a package. The first two doors are rather silly (like an oncoming shark, or [[Franchise/{{Godzilla}} King Ghidorah]]), but when he opens the third door, he sees [[http://courage.wikia.com/wiki/The_Violin_Girl a girl (possibly 12 years old) playing the violin.]] She soon turns around revealing a freaky demon face and ''screams''!
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* There's also a nightmare factory of an episode that is "Courage in the Big Stinkin' City". The whole episode is creepy, but it really cranks it UpToEleven when Courage enters the condemned apartment building to retrieve a package. The first two doors are rather silly (like an oncoming shark, or [[Franchise/{{Godzilla}} King Ghidorah]]), but when he opens the third door, he sees [[http://courage.wikia.com/wiki/The_Violin_Girl a young 12-year-old girl (possibly 12 years old) playing the violin.]] violin]], which Courage likes. She soon turns around and goes scary bitch mode on Courage, revealing a freaky demon face and ''screams''!

** the fact that Schick is a giant cockroach is really nightmare fuel; cockroaches are nasty enough to begin with, and Schwick is five feet tall.
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** the The fact that Schick Schwick is a giant cockroach is really nightmare fuel; cockroaches are nasty enough to begin with, and Schwick is [[BigCreepyCrawlies five feet tall.tall]].

** He only targeted Muriel in one episode for the fact that her pies won first ribbon over his.
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** He only targeted Muriel in one episode for [[EvilIsPetty the fact that her pies won first ribbon over his.his]].

* Some of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kusyDPg-wGY Courage's screams]] can be very terrifying for kids, especially when some body parts are deformed or organs come outside. Watch it, if you dare. By far the scariest is the scream from "Car Broke, Phone Yes" (the fourth clip in the video), where Courage utters [[HellIsThatNoise an unholy banshee-esque high-pitched screech]].
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* Some of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kusyDPg-wGY Courage's screams]] can be very terrifying for kids, especially when some body parts are deformed or organs come outside. Watch it, if you dare. By far the scariest is the scream from "Car Broke, Phone Yes" (the fourth clip in the video), where Courage utters [[HellIsThatNoise an unholy banshee-esque high-pitched screech]].screech.

* It's Doc Gerbils World, It's Doc Gerbils World.
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* [[EarWorm It's Doc Gerbils Gerbil's World, It's it's Doc Gerbils Gerbil's World.]] For those who don't know, in the episode "Human Habitrail", Courage ends up in the horrible cosmetics-themed version of "It's a Small World". [[YouHaveBeenWarned And it is creepy.]]

* Though all of these can be nightmare retardant, due to a popular theory that everything happening in the show, due to courage's paranoia, massive fear of everything, doggy instinct to protect his family and possible psychotic neurosis and/or Schizophrenia. It may all be just in Courage's head. [[note]] One example, is when Muriel was kidnapped by giant vultures. But when he goes to save her, it turned out she was just babysitting the chicks. Muriel likely just went to a normal human neighbour to babysit, but Courage sees everything as monstrous. And being incredibly sheltered may be the reason why he doesn't take notice of any other houses in the neighbourhood... it wouldn't be totally out there for real-life dogs to not take much notice of homes that aren't theirs, if any notice at all.
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* Though all of these can be nightmare retardant, NightmareRetardant, due to a popular theory that everything happening in the show, due to courage's theory, Courage has paranoia, massive fear of everything, doggy instinct to protect his family and possible psychotic neurosis and/or Schizophrenia. It schizophrenia and everything happening in the show may all be just in Courage's his head. [[note]] One example, [[note]]One example is in the episode "Watch the Birdies" when Muriel was kidnapped by giant vultures. But when he When Courage goes to save her, it turned out she was just babysitting the chicks. Muriel likely just went to a normal human neighbour to babysit, but Courage sees everything as monstrous. And being incredibly sheltered may be the reason why he doesn't take notice of any other houses in the neighbourhood... it wouldn't be totally out there for real-life dogs to not take much notice of homes that aren't theirs, if any notice at all. [[/note]]

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** Freaky Fred's short cameo at the end, notably his first appearance in the show since his introduction, counts as well. All the villains have been defeated, Eustace is punished, and everything seems to be going well- until Courage turns on the TV and Fred appears, calling Courage's name with his razor at the ready. ''Fred is still out there, and he's not done with Courage...''
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** Freaky Fred's short cameo at the end, notably his first appearance in the show since his introduction, counts as well. All the villains have been defeated, Eustace is punished, and everything seems to be going well- until Courage turns on the TV and Fred appears, calling Courage's name with his razor at the ready. ''Fred ''[[FridgeHorror Fred is still out there, there]], [[NothingIsScarier and he's not done with Courage...'']]''
24th Jan '16 7:18:58 PM AHI-3000
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* The episode with the Weremole, especially when it bites Muriel, eventually causing her to transform into another one.
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* The episode with the Weremole, especially when it bites Muriel, eventually causing her to transform [[BodyHorror transform]] into another one.
24th Jan '16 7:18:27 PM AHI-3000
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* The episode with the Weremole, especially when it bites Muriel, eventually causing her to transform into another one.
28th Dec '15 8:39:29 PM SilentStranger
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** What makes Fred stand out from all the other villains of Courage was that he had no malicious or murderous intent with any of his actions. He was just an insane man with an almost fetish-level obsession with shaving people against their will (incidentally, shaving IS a sexual fetish). Despite his urges ruining his only relationship, his career, and his life in general, he shows no remorse for what he's done. And the worst part is that he's probably the only Courage villain to "win", in that he succeeds in shaving Courage bare, save for his tail (because that would be ''weird'').
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** What makes Fred stand out from all the other villains of Courage was that he had no malicious or murderous intent with any of his actions. He was just an insane man with an almost fetish-level obsession with shaving people against their will (incidentally, shaving IS a sexual fetish). Despite his urges ruining his only relationship, his career, and his life in general, he shows no remorse for what he's done.done, though he knows its wrong. He cant stop himself because its what makes him happy. And the worst part is that he's probably the only Courage villain to "win", in that he succeeds in shaving Courage bare, save for his tail (because that would be ''weird'').

* The scene in the episode "Courage the Fly" where Eustace is chasing Courage as a fly. At one point, he gets Muriel's face stuck with fly paper and physically ''tears it off''.
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** Freaky Fred is essentially a serial killer in everything but action. He isnt actually dangerous, thank God, because his compulsion isnt lethal, but there are people like him in the real world, with the same lack of restriction, and THEIR impulses arent harmless. Fred isnt evil, not in the traditional sense. He isnt Katz, a cruel, sadistic bastard who enjoys tormenting those weaker than him. He isnt Le Quack, a criminal mastermind. He isnt even the Queen of the Black Puddle, a supernatural predator. Freaky Fred is, for all intents and purposes, your friends, your neighbors, your family, and you will never know, because most of them are never caught. They dont want to hurt you, they know its wrong, but they have to, because its what their brain tells them to do. * The scene in the episode "Courage the Fly" where Eustace is chasing Courage as a fly. At one point, he gets Muriel's face stuck with fly paper and physically ''tears it off''. When he puts it back, ''he puts her face back upside down''. Thank god for cartoon physics.

* ** How about the ending of the episode? Eustace still refuses to give up the slab, and [[TooDumbToLive tries to extort Ramses]] to return it. The scene in the episode "Courage the Fly" where Eustace is chasing Courage as a fly. At one point, he gets Muriel's face stuck ends with fly paper and physically ''tears it off''.a tv interview with an archeoligist saying that the slab has been returned to Ramses tomb, only for the camera to show that ''EUSTACE'' has now been imprisoned with as an image on the slab. --> '''Eustace''': [[AndIMustScream AAAAAHHHHH!!!!]] [[WhatAnIdiot What's your offer?]]

* The scene in ** How about the episode "Courage fact that the Fly" where Spirit of the Harvest Moon tries to ''KILL'' Eustace, and by extension Muriel, for not honoring their land properly? Yeah, turns out the the reason the Bagge's property is a wasteland is because Eustace is chasing Courage as a fly. At one point, he gets Muriel's face stuck with fly paper selfish, cruel old crank who is too broken to understand the symbiosis of a farmer and physically ''tears it off''.his land.

* "Curtain of Cruelty" is definitely scary. The town turning from kind into rude and hateful. Forcing Murial to be bad bad by showing a video and having a mallet to hit a chained hamster who was shivering. Then at the end of the episode, the gerbil is now smiling, and Eustace having seems milder in comparision, with the hamster even rubbing his head against him. It's not too scary until the gerbil has a angry face and pulls out a hammer, with the screen fading to black before you hear a thud sound. * Eustace being consumed by foot fungus in "The Clutching Foot".
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* "Curtain of Cruelty" is definitely scary. The town turning from kind into rude and hateful. Forcing Murial To make things worse, Muriel is dragged off for not being ''mean'', and is forced to be bad bad by showing undergo re-education, where she is forced to watch a video of dolls being broken by a fist, and having a mallet eventually told to hit [[IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten smash a chained hamster who was shivering. with a mallet]]. Thankfully, she resists the brainwashing. Then at the end of the episode, the gerbil is now smiling, and only for it to turn out that Eustace having seems milder in comparision, is now being put through re-education to be [[GoodIsNotNice GOOD]] by the voice and the hamster, who hits him with the hamster even rubbing his head against him. It's not too scary until the gerbil has a angry face and pulls out a hammer, with mallet as the screen fading to black before you hear a thud sound. turns black. * Eustace being consumed by foot fungus in "The Clutching Foot". Especially the way its presented. Eustace decides to take a nap to get rid of his foot fungus rather than going to the doctor like a sensible person, and wakes up the next day feeling refreshed and healthy... [[SurpriseCreepy then he glances downwards...]]

* ''The Great Fusili''. Specifically [[DownerEnding the ending]]. In it, Courage fails to stop Muriel and Eustace from being turned into puppets. Well, thank God that this show has a NegativeContinuity. However, this was originally going to be the last episode... There's also the nonexistent crowd, Fusili being turned into a puppet as well and the countless victims beforehand
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** How about the implication that he thinks he's being GOOD? He thinks that kidnapping humans and subjecting them to horrible experiments is payback for humans doing the same to animals, nevermind that the humans he's doing this to has no involvement in animal research and never did. And then there's the crazy woman he's driven insane and [[BodyHorror given suction-cup feet to...]] * ''The Great Fusili''. Specifically [[DownerEnding the ending]]. In it, Courage fails to stop Muriel and Eustace from being turned into puppets. Well, thank God that this show has a NegativeContinuity. However, this was originally going to be the last episode... There's also the nonexistent crowd, Fusili being turned into a puppet as well and the countless victims beforehandbeforehand. Seriously, Fusili's puppet storage looks like a CannibalLarder...

* The episode 'Bad Hair Day' has a sequence where Courage goes into a building that farms humans for hair, and he sees dozens of humans hanging from rope on the ceiling... Most of whom have their eyes closed and are not moving.
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* The episode 'Bad Hair Day' has a sequence where Courage goes into a building that farms humans for hair, and he sees dozens of humans hanging from rope on the ceiling... Most of whom have their eyes closed and are not moving.moving, though they probably arent dead, as human hair stops growing after death, aside from a minor post-mortem burst.
26th Dec '15 4:05:07 AM marethyu759
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* "Curtain of Cruelty" is definitely scary. The town turning from kind into rude and hateful. Forcing Murial to be bad bad by showing a video and having a mallet to hit a chained Hamster who was shivering. Then at the end of the episode, the gerbil is now smiling, and Eustace having seems milder in comparision, with the hamster even rubbing his head against him. It's not too scary until the gerbil has a angry face and pulls out a hammer, with the screen fading to black before you hear a thud sound.
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* "Curtain of Cruelty" is definitely scary. The town turning from kind into rude and hateful. Forcing Murial to be bad bad by showing a video and having a mallet to hit a chained Hamster hamster who was shivering. Then at the end of the episode, the gerbil is now smiling, and Eustace having seems milder in comparision, with the hamster even rubbing his head against him. It's not too scary until the gerbil has a angry face and pulls out a hammer, with the screen fading to black before you hear a thud sound.
26th Dec '15 4:04:50 AM marethyu759
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* "Curtain of Cruelty" is definitely scary. The town turning from kind into rude and hateful. Forcing Murial to be bad bad by showing a video and having a mallet to hit a chained who was shivering. Then at the end of the episode, the gerbil is now smiling, and Eustace having seems milder in comparision, with the hamster even rubbing his head against him. It's not too scary until the gerbil has a angry face and pulls out a hammer, with the screen fading to black before you hear a thud sound.
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* "Curtain of Cruelty" is definitely scary. The town turning from kind into rude and hateful. Forcing Murial to be bad bad by showing a video and having a mallet to hit a chained Hamster who was shivering. Then at the end of the episode, the gerbil is now smiling, and Eustace having seems milder in comparision, with the hamster even rubbing his head against him. It's not too scary until the gerbil has a angry face and pulls out a hammer, with the screen fading to black before you hear a thud sound.
24th Dec '15 3:08:26 PM Yeow95
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* Some of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kusyDPg-wGY Courage's screams]] can be very terrifying for kids, especially when some body parts are deformed or organs come outside. Watch it, if you dare. By far the scariest is the scream from "Car Broke, Phone Yes".
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* Some of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kusyDPg-wGY Courage's screams]] can be very terrifying for kids, especially when some body parts are deformed or organs come outside. Watch it, if you dare. By far the scariest is the scream from "Car Broke, Phone Yes".Yes" (the fourth clip in the video), where Courage utters [[HellIsThatNoise an unholy banshee-esque high-pitched screech]].
22nd Dec '15 12:50:17 PM kyberserafino
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* Fred's short cameo at the end of "Ball of Revenge", notably his first appearance in the show since his introduction, counts as well. Just when the viewer thinks all the villains have been defeated, Fred appears on the TV, terrifying smile and razor at the ready. ''Fred is still out there, and he's not done with Courage...''

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[[/note]][[/note]] * The episode "Ball of Revenge." It features six of the most terrifying villains in the show, united under a common goal: ''completely annihilating Courage''. But the worst part? Eustace was the one who brought them together. Now he isn't just an annoyance and a jerk, he is a true antagonist to Courage. Even dedicated viewers likely didn't expect him to go this far in his hatred. ** Freaky Fred's short cameo at the end, notably his first appearance in the show since his introduction, counts as well. All the villains have been defeated, Eustace is punished, and everything seems to be going well- until Courage turns on the TV and Fred appears, calling Courage's name with his razor at the ready. ''Fred is still out there, and he's not done with Courage...''
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