Awesome: Courage the Cowardly Dog

  • Courage gets one in "Courage vs. Mecha-Courage", where he tanks Mecha-Courage's continual overwhelming physical assault until the latter's battery totally depletes.
  • "Ball of Revenge", where Courage screams his entire Rogues Gallery, and Eustace, into submission.
    • And afterwards, Muriel whacking Eustace on the head for starting the whole thing in the first place. He has never deserved it more.
    • Extra kudos to Marty Grabstein, for unleashing a full-volume scream for forty seconds straight!
    Muriel: Courage, what big lungs you have.
  • "Rememberance of Courage Past", where Courage uses his trademark scream to subdue the mad doctor that shot his parents into space and was going to do the same to Muriel. Then gives the evil vet a taste of his own medicine by launching him into space by his own rocket. With all the dogs, especially Courage's parents, ready to deliver the payback he so richly deserves.
  • Muriel gets one in "A Night At the Katz Motel", where she saves Courage from being strangled by knocking out Katz in one shot.
  • Also counts at Crowning Moment of Funny, but the Snowman's song in Snowman's Revenge.
  • It might qualify as a Too Dumb to Live moment, but Eustace back-sassing the Spirit of the Harvest Moon in "House of Discontent". ("At least I got arms and legs! You don't even have a neck!")
  • Courage defeating the rats in The Nutcracker while dancing to The Trepak.
  • In the Quilt Club, after Muriel is sewed into the living quilt, Courage shows up hiding inside a box of memory quilts. The Stitch Sisters attempt to throw it away but Courage pops out roaring and pulls out red string while giving the villains not his usual frightened expression, but a look of pure anger, showing how pissed off he is for what they did to his beloved owner. He then quickly ties them into submission and twirls them around into the chair, leaving them to watch helplessly as he saves Muriel. A prime example of why you should never try to harm this dog's family.
  • In "Robot Randy", Randy traps Eustace and Muriel in a hole in the ground, covered by a stone block. However, he agrees to free them if Courage can beat him in a contest. A break-dancing contest.
  • In "Stormy Weather," a storm Goddess arrives at the farm searching for her lost dog. She mistakes Courage for her dog and tries to take him away, but Muriel isn't have any of it and argues with the Goddess about it for the entire episode. May not seem awesome on it's own, but this entire fight is going on while the Goddess has created a massive thunderstorm that completely destroys the house. Muriel spends most of it flying through the air, with only some string tangled around her boot keeping her from certain death and the longer this goes on, the worse the storm gets. Does that weaken Muriel's resolve or even phase her? Fuck no! Courage is her dog and nothing and no one is taking him from her. That is real love and determination right there.
  • Eustace gets one in Klub Katz; after the Bagges are stranded on the titular island Eustace and Muriel are turned into a wrecking ball and a washing machine respectively and forced to fight in an arena. As Courage (who willingly turned himself into a helicopter) rescues Muriel, Eustace suddenly notices that Katz is in his chair. He promptly flies into a rage and chases Katz around the island with the intent to kill him. Katz was never shown so utterly terrified of someone or something before, but considering what he's like, he totally deserved it.
    • The fact that not even a tidal wave destroying the ship he's on separates him from his beloved chair and that he goes flying while still sitting in it and not giving a single fuck definitely counts.
  • The chase scene from "Human Habitrail".
  • In The Hunchback of Nowhere, Eustace was about to pick on Courage again when the hunchback arrives to save Courage and cow Eustace into submission by showing him a picture of his own face. That's after Courage had given the hunchback something he wanted: to be shown that he's loved.
  • Eustace riding an asteroid in "Mission to the Sun".
  • It's a little understated, but the fact that Courage and Muriel were both on the same page in "The Last of the Starmakers" should count as awesome.
  • Courage and Eustace's battle in Paris while they're kangaroo monsters in The Transplant.
  • "The Mask": Courage rescues Bunny from her abusive boyfriend and beats up two of his cronies that were three times his size. When her boyfriend gave chase after her in his car, Courage attempts to pull a Heroic Sacrifice by jumping through the back of his car, taking the steering wheel and driving it onto the train tracks. Also doubles as a Heartwarming moment, as he was saving Bunny for her friend Kitty, who hated Courage because he was a dog. And Courage did this despite the fact that (as well see in his Imagine Spots throughout the journey) he still thought Kitty was a literal monster (despite seeing her unmask).
  • Courage takes a lot of crap from his computer, who is usually helpful, but still snarky as all hell. In at least one episode, "The Transplant", Courage gets so fed up with the computer's jokes that he rips the monitor out of the wall and throws it out the window.
    Computer: Some people can't take a joke...
    • And, in "Mega Muriel the Magnificent", Courage outright turns it off when it keeps spouting shit.
  • Eustace gets one in "Katz Candy" for frightening that evil jelly monster away and fighting against Katz over a candy making machine.