History TearJerker / CourageTheCowardlyDog

9th Jun '18 6:24:53 AM ironballs16
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** Due to the episode's undertones on dealing with depression, it can also be assumed that the rat represents people who aren't sad, per se. Just unable to feel ''anything'' because something caused them to wall themselves off from their emotions. The fact that the rat's first reaction to being hit with an antidepressant cannonball is to cry says he may have been bottling something up pretty bad.

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** Due to the episode's undertones on dealing with depression, it can also be assumed that the rat represents people who aren't sad, per se. Just unable to feel ''anything'' because something caused them to wall themselves off from their emotions. The fact that the rat's first reaction to being hit with an antidepressant cannonball is to cry says suggests [[StepfordSmiler he may have been bottling something up pretty bad.bad]].
20th May '18 7:14:07 PM HeroGal2347
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* While "The Queen Of the Black Puddle" is mostly a typical Courage episode (it's about a puddle of black water that is actually a passage to another Dimension/World, where there resides a ghastly woman), it also says a lot about Courage's loyalty to Muriel. The woman in quartion charms Eustace and takes him to her world, and no surprisingly, Courage doesn't give a damn, and he has all the right not to. But he then sees how Muriel is devastated by having her husband taken from her, sobbing her heart out, and Courage realizes he'd rather put up with Eustace's crap for the rest of his life than to see his benevolent owner suffer. The episode makes it very clear that every time Courage love for Muriel speaks louder than his dislike of Eustace, and every time he saves Eustace--- who doesn't deserve it--- he is really trying to help Muriel. UndyingLoyalty, indeed.

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* While "The Queen Of the Black Puddle" is mostly a typical Courage episode (it's about a puddle of black water that is actually a passage to another Dimension/World, where there resides a ghastly woman), it also says a lot about Courage's loyalty to Muriel. The woman in quartion question charms Eustace and takes him to her world, and no surprisingly, Courage doesn't give a damn, and he has all the right not to. But he then sees how Muriel is devastated by having her husband taken from her, sobbing her heart out, and Courage realizes [[ActOfTrueLove he'd rather put up with Eustace's crap for the rest of his life than to see his benevolent owner suffer.suffer]]. The episode makes it very clear that every time Courage love for Muriel speaks louder than his dislike of Eustace, and every time he saves Eustace--- who doesn't deserve it--- he is really trying to help Muriel. UndyingLoyalty, indeed.
19th Apr '18 8:47:11 AM SenorCornholio
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* The Magic Tree of Nowhere, where [[spoiler: the titular tree is killed by a jealous Eustace.]] As a result of the above, Courage gives the second longest of his signature screams in this episode not out of fear, but of grief.

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* The Magic Tree of Nowhere, where [[spoiler: the titular tree is killed by a jealous Eustace.]] As a result of the above, Courage gives the second longest of his signature screams in this episode not out of fear, but of grief.grief, and [[SkywardScream towards the sky]].
15th Apr '18 4:29:38 PM Minni128
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* Robot Randy has the titular villain conquering the farm to prove he's not a failure to his fellow robots. At night in the barn he's seen whittling wooden reindeer and actually sounding happy, only to curl up on the ground when thinking what the other robots would think of him and throwing the reindeer he just made with such care out the window. Someone being forced to throw away something that gives them such joy because of the cruel mockery of the world around them. There's also the scene in the episode where Randy grabs Eustace and Muriel and tries to ''crush'' them with his own metallic hand, and Courage begs him not to harm them, and begins to cry while doing so.


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* Robot Randy has the titular villain conquering the farm to prove he's not a failure to his fellow robots. At night in the barn he's seen whittling wooden reindeer and actually sounding happy, only to curl up on the ground when thinking what the other robots would think of him and throwing the reindeer he just made with such care out the window. Someone being forced to throw away something that gives them such joy because of the cruel mockery of the world around them. There's also the scene in the episode where Randy grabs Eustace and Muriel and tries to ''crush'' them with his own metallic hand, and Courage begs him not to harm them, and begins to cry while doing so.
6th Feb '18 9:47:20 AM fruitstripegum
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20th Jan '18 10:31:31 AM CJCroen1393
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* Many comics depicting the destruction of their family is sad. Eustace and Muriel are old [[WeAreAsMayflies and Courage is a dog]]. No matter which one of them passes first the other two are going to be devastated.

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* Many comics depicting the destruction of their family is sad. Eustace and Muriel are old [[WeAreAsMayflies and Courage is a dog]]. No matter which one of them passes first the other two are going to be devastated.devastated.
** [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9258694/1/The-Dog-and-The-Farmer Here's a non-comic example]] wherein [[spoiler:Muriel goes first]]. Especially hard-hitting is when Courage finds [[spoiler:Eustace breaking down into sobs in his sleep over the death of his wife]]. It has a [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments beautiful]] [[BittersweetEnding ending]] though.
9th Jan '18 10:39:27 AM Purplestuff2003
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* DownerEnding's from the episode "The Great Fusilli". Sure, the episode's grim ending is played for laughs, as per usual, but when you really think about it, it's actually pretty sad: In It, Courage fails to stop Muriel and Eustace from being turned into puppets. But as the show has a NegativeContinuity, everything will return to normal. Of course, that hasn't stopped it from provoking tons of dark theories...

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* DownerEnding's from the episode "The Great Fusilli". Sure, the episode's grim ending is played for laughs, as per usual, but when you really think about it, it's actually pretty sad: In It, Courage fails to stop Muriel and Eustace from being turned into puppets. But as the show has a NegativeContinuity, everything will return to normal. Of course, that hasn't stopped it from provoking tons of dark theories...fan theories. What makes it worse, was the creator thought the show would be cancelled, which meant ''this was going to be the series finale.'' Thankfully, the show got renewed for a second season.
23rd Nov '17 3:49:19 PM Thecommander236
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-->''' Muriel''' ([[InternalMonologue internally]]): ''And that's what saddens me the most...''

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-->''' Muriel''' ([[InternalMonologue internally]]): ''And that's what saddens me the most...''''
* Many comics depicting the destruction of their family is sad. Eustace and Muriel are old [[WeAreAsMayflies and Courage is a dog]]. No matter which one of them passes first the other two are going to be devastated.
4th Nov '17 10:21:00 AM Matrix4767
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* [[http://moviepilot.com/posts/3867140 The 2016 passing of Eustace Bagge's voice actor, Arthur Anderson.]]

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* [[http://moviepilot.com/posts/3867140 The 2016 passing of Eustace Bagge's second voice actor, Arthur Anderson.]]
11th Oct '17 1:01:42 PM Minni128
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* The AU comic ''Alseep'' [[http://rebloggy.com/post/asleep-part-1/70836997952]] [[https://i.pinimg.com/236x/f8/e7/c3/f8e7c3ab37d581053bd721a391bf2674--cartoon-network-my-childhood.jpg ]] is this and NightmareFuel, as said comic concerns a terminally ill and widowed (Eustace died of his injuries due to a car accident) Muriel in her final weeks of life, while she worries about what will happen Courage after she dies, leading [[spoiler: her to contemplate and come close to ''killing'' him because, as far as she knows, he'd be "better off with her". She backs out of killing him but wakes him up, leaving him to find her at the toilet]].

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* The AU comic ''Alseep'' [[http://rebloggy.com/post/asleep-part-1/70836997952]] [[https://i.pinimg.com/236x/f8/e7/c3/f8e7c3ab37d581053bd721a391bf2674--cartoon-network-my-childhood.jpg ]] jpg]] is this and NightmareFuel, as said comic concerns a terminally ill and widowed (Eustace died of his injuries due to a car accident) Muriel in her final weeks of life, while she worries about what will happen Courage after she dies, leading [[spoiler: her to contemplate and come close to ''killing'' him because, as far as she knows, he'd be "better off with her". She backs out of killing him but wakes him up, leaving him to find her at the toilet]].
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