* AdoredByTheNetwork: Cartoon Network decided the pilot should become its own series, and the show has spanned four entire seasons without a single threat of having it yanked off the air, despite its scary nature. This show is also one of the few cancelled originals to still air on a regular basis. The series was rerun on Cartoon Network for 13 years, up to 2015, always finding a way back on the schedule, it is even featured on Cartoon Network's website and even its app.
** After the show completed its four-season, 52-episode run (typical for most cartoon series on cable networks such as Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon), many fans petitioned for continued seasons. On the same token, a (possibly theatrical) movie was confirmed to be in the works, however, it never came to fruition.
* ApprovalOfGod: John Dilworth doesn't deny a single one of the WildMassGuesses made about the show, as he wants to leave it just as open to interpretation as any other work of art.
** For the longest time, ''everyone'' thought that Music/RingoStarr voiced the titular Duck Brothers in the episode of the same name. In reality, it was veteran voice actor Will Ryan doing an impression of Starr.
** The instrument in the last episode is a ''bugle'', not a trumpet, as it's commonly assumed.
** John Dilworth provides the growls for the Weremole and occasionally appears on the Bagge's TV as the dancing man.
** One of the show's animators, Tim Chi Ly, provides the voice of Di lung.
* ExecutiveMeddling: The reason behind Courage's limited speech and constant babbling and screaming after the first season. Unlike some examples, this actually wasn't a detriment to the show creatively; [[https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/33s9p6/im_john_dilworth_creator_of_courage_the_cowardly/cqnyizh?context=3 John R. Dilworth and the production crew preferred the change.]]
* FanNickname: The "Perfect Trumpet Thingy" or "Eustace's Trumpet" for the blue ''[[EldritchAbomination thing]]'' in the first of Courage's nightmares in "Perfect" and "Violin Girl" for the DemonHead in "Courage in the Big Stinkin' City".
** Courage, Muriel, and Eustace together as a group are usually called "the Bagges" or "the Bagge family" by fans.
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Despite reruns popping up on Cartoon Network and Boomerang every now and again, the show was largely relegated to the modern-day equivalent of tape-trading - Website/YouTube - until 2010, when [[http://tvshowsondvd.com/news/Courage-Cowardly-Dog-Season-1/13573 the first season of the show was confirmed for a DVD release.]]
** See AdoredByTheNetwork above. As of 2016, the ''entire'' series is now available on DVD. Which, apart from ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'', is more than most Cartoon Cartoons can say.
** You can buy the entire series on iTunes.
*** The pilot, The Chicken From Outer Space, partly plays this straight and partly averts it. It's not on the Season 1 DVD, but John R Dilworth sells it through his online store, and it's easily found on YouTube.
* RecycledScript: Season 3's "Curtain of Cruelty" has a similar plot to Season 2's "The Tower of Dr. Zalost", with anger and hostility infecting the Nowhere townspeople instead of sadness and depression.
* TheOtherDarrin: Lionel Wilson was replaced by Arthur Anderson as the voice of Eustace in the middle of the third season after the former retired; despite this, audio of Wilson was still used when Eustace said his more common lines, laughed, or screamed (the difference was very noticeable). In the 2014 special, Anderson was replaced by none other than Creator/WallaceShawn (who [[NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent didn't even try to impersonate Wilson, using his normal voice instead]]; by comparison, Muriel's voice actress, Thea White, was able to flawlessly recreate her original voice). For Cartoon Network's 20th anniversary promo, Eustace is voiced by Creator/TomKenny. And it's been stated that if the show ever gets brought back, Creator/BrianDoyleMurray will helm the role due to Anderson's passing.
* TalkingToHimself: Will Ryan must have had a lot of fun arguing with himself throughout "The Duck Brothers".
* UrbanLegendOfZelda: When "The Duck Brothers" originally aired, Will Ryan's impersonation of Creator/RingoStarr was so flawless, everyone thought it was ''actually him''.[[note]]In an amusing instance of SixDegreesOfKevinBacon, Thea White, the voice of Muriel, is the wife of [[ThePeteBest Pete Best]].[[/note]]
** One early idea was for each cartoon to have a live-action bridging segment, with John Dilworth playing "Spaceman Dilly."
** So many fans were saddened by the show's ending that an online petition was formed, and sent to both Cartoon Network and Stretch Films, asking for a continuation. Because of this, a fifth season of the series ''was'' considered, but ultimately never came to be.
** On the same token, because of the series' popularity with fans, a movie was also up for consideration (whether theatrical or TV was never made clear), but nothing ever came out of it due to the poor box office performance of ''Film/ThePowerpuffGirlsMovie''..
** Series composer Jody Gray wanted to release a CD soundtrack of the show's music scoring and songs, and even asked fans to submit requests of specifics they'd like to be included in the soundtrack. Once again, nothing ever materialized.
** Way back when, Dilworth was pitching his indie short ''The Dirty Birdie'' to Hanna-Barbera for the ''What a Cartoon!'' program, but they deemed the short unsuitable for TV, and Dilworth pitched what was to be his next indie effort ''The Chicken from Outer Space'' in order to receive funding for it, and the rest was history.
** When Cartoon Network started developing the series in 1999, the show was set to be produced and developed by Hanna-Barbera, which handled the ''What a Cartoon!'' anthology series that featured the show's pilot short. Dilworth eventually sent the production to his Stretch Films Studios, but it would've been interesting to see how Hanna-Barbera would've developed the series following its ''What a Cartoon!'' short.
** The 2014 short "The Fog of Courage" was part of an idea by John R Dilworth and Cartoon Network to revive the series, but the network changed its mind to pursue bigger projects.
* TheWikiRule: Courage The Cowardly Dog Wiki, found [[http://courage.wikia.com/wiki/Courage_The_Cowardly_Dog_Wiki here]].
* WordOfGod: One of the few oddities John Dilworth willingly explained was the hole in Courage's tooth: it's a symbol that nature is imperfect, and how one can still affirm in life when they know that evil exists.