Recap / Courage The Cowardly Dog S 4 E 50 Courageous Cure Ball Of Revenge

Courageous Cure

The last of a group of aliens seeks to find a cure for an alien disease that causes their species to literally punch themselves to death. They abduct Muriel, Eustace, and Courage in hopes that extracting DNA from them will give them the right formula for an antidote.

Ball of Revenge

Eustace is fed up with Muriel "spoiling" Courage, and invites several of Courage's past enemies together to form the ultimate dodgeball team that will satisfy their thirst for revenge.

Tropes present:

  • Back for the Dead: Several villians, except perhaps Le Quack (see What Happened to the Mouse?).
  • The Cameo:
    • Freaky Fred gets one at the end of the episode.
    • Two of the duck brothers randomly cameo for the halftime show.
  • Cool and Unusual Punishment: At the beginning of the episode, Eustace gets angry over courage getting a blanket that Muriel made even though he has his beloved chair, which prompts him to start the events of the episode. At the end, he's on the floor with the blanket, while Courage gets to sit in his chair.
  • Dodgeball Is Hell: Taken to the extreme, where Courage almost dies. In the end, it is implied that all the villains died by falling through a crevas formed by Courage's Earth shattering scream.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Eustace, yet again. At the end of "Ball of Revenge", he ends up on the floor with the blanket that Muriel knit for Courage, and Courage gets to sit in his chair.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout
  • The Scream: Of course Courage always ends up screaming over something in every episode, but in "Ball of Revenge" he screams so hard that he ultimately defeats his enemies by forming a crack in the ground that they all fall into.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Eustace bumps up his regular Jerkass level to become actively antagonistic.
  • Villain Team-Up
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Le Quack mysteriously disappears halfway through and as such, isn't present to fall into the chasm Courage creates by screaming.

Katz: Fancy a sport before dying, old boy?