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  • 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.
    • "Screaming them into submission" doesn't do it justice. The entire Rogues Gallery covers their ears yes, but he screams so loudly and so long it creates a pit under the lot of them as the entire basement threatens to give out.
  • "Rememberance of Courage Past", where Courage uses his trademark scream once again to subdue the mad doctor (pictured above) that shot his parents into space and was going to do the same to Muriel and Eustace. Then gives the evil vet a taste of his own medicine by launching him into space by his own rocket. For bonus points, the whole final chase and fight sequence is recreated from flashbacks to the time that the vet got his parents. Only this time Courage manages to trick and trap him by making some changes at some vital moments, essentially getting the chance to do this time right what he had wanted to do all this time ago. With all the dogs, especially Courage's parents, ready to deliver the payback he so richly deserves.
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  • Muriel gets one in "A Night At the Katz Motel", where she saves Courage from being strangled by knocking out Katz in one shot. And not even breaking a sweat.
  • Muriel coming to Courage's rescue twice in "The Shadow of Courage." The first time is after Courage is sent to sleep in the attic, and she hears Eustace scaring him ("Now you sleep in the attic!"). The second time is when Eustace chases Courage into the kitchen and proceeds to strangle the poor dog while yelling "Say Uncle!" Cue Muriel bursting into the kitchen with a rolling pin, a loud WHACK heard from off-screen, and Muriel calmly walking back to bed with Courage in her arms.
    Courage: Uncle?
  • Also counts at Funny Moments, 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!")
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  • 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. Which Courage wins!
  • Courage similary defeating the rats in The Nutcracker while dancing to The Trepak. He gradually grows from paralysed with fear into a confident performer who ends up as the one chasing them around. Then he brings the dump down with some decently smart hits at the base and with an unusually seen self-satisfied smile. He sure has a penchant for dancing.
  • In "The Quilt Club", after Muriel is sewed into the living quilt, the Stitch Sisters attempt to throw it away her box of memory quilts, but Courage suddenly pops out of it roaring at them with red string in hand. He then quickly ties them into submission and twirls them around into the chair, leaving them to watch helplessly as he saves Muriel. What makes this example stand out is that unlike most times where he's scared but stands strong against his adversaries, here he is genuinely pissed off by what they have done to Muriel. A prime example of why you should never try to harm this dog's family. And the best part? This is the only time in the entire show where Courage has managed to make the monsters scared of him.
    • During the "saving Muriel" part, the old quilt with Eustace proves not to be quite enough to bring Muriel back, and Courage is about to be cornered by the Sisters again. What does he do? He tears off his own pelt and sews that in as well, which does the trick.
  • 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.
    • Another similar example in "Muriel Meets Her Match," after being framed for a crime she didn't commit and have all her documents stolen, she proceeds to accidentally single-handedly save the day.
      Muriel: They can take my old photos, they can take my identity. But when they take my Courage, they've gone too far!
  • 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 turns 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 deserves 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.
      Eustace: (as he's being sent flying out into the ocean) No sir! Not gettin' out of this chair!
  • The chase scene from "Human Habitrail".
  • In "The Hunchback of Nowhere", Eustace is 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. "What goes around comes around", indeed.
    • To add some context to the above scene, Courage and the hunchback are on top of the barn's roof performing a hand bell concert for Muriel. Eustace sees that the hunchback is wearing his raincoat, and goes up to the roof to demand it back. The hunchback begins to leave, but what causes him to call Eustace out? Seeing Eustace declare that everything is always "[Courage's] fault," and then scaring the poor dog so badly that he nearly falls off the roof (mind you, all in front of Muriel).
    Hunchback: What did that little dog ever do to you?
    Eustace: (starts backing away) I...I told you to git!
    Hunchback: What goes around comes around! Do you really want to see ugly?!
    Eustace: (reaches the edge of the roof) Uh...
    Hunchback: (puts on a mask of Eustace's face) Stupid dog!
    Eustace: (screams in terror)
  • Eustace riding an asteroid in "Mission to the Sun".
  • It's a little understated, but the fact that Courage and Muriel are 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 Mad Dog and beats up two of his cronies that were three times his size with a shovel and thanks to a conveniently placed light switch. When Mad Dog gives 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 saves 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.
  • "Squatting Tiger, Hidden Dog", Courage goes out to save Muriel again. This time he fights a powerful, evil empress (and the Chinese hipster Di Lung), and goes on an epic quest of trials that could fit in 11 minutes: saving a girl from being eaten by a tiger, narrowly escaping a barrage of poison arrows, catching and spitting back dragon fire with his mouth, and then fighting the evil empress. I repeat. Courage. Was FIGHTING. The villain of the day! Usually he would get lucky or spend more time running for his life, but this time he stands his ground, makes a fighting pose and cries "Hi-yah!" The animation is noticeably sped up through the short sequence, and even when Di Lung shackles him, he still manages to reflect the empress's laser eyes back at her via convenient mirror. He takes all the lessons he learned (finding his center and using the enemy's force against them) and saves not just Muriel, but apparently all of China. "Yay!" indeed, Courage.
  • "Hard Drive Courage", Courage enters the computer after Muriel is digitized into it. There, a computer virus sends a ram to crush Courage into tiny bits and then several of its Mooks to finish him off. Using the Cyber World's unique environment, Courage transforms into a giant mace to squash them away. Then he transforms into a can of soda to short circuit the attacking hard drive.

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