Courage the Cowardly Dog

The Mask

Season 4, Ep 7, Aired 10/18/02
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  • Episode Description
  • A strange mask-wearing woman comes to the farmhouse and says dogs are evil. With that, she hits Courage. Muriel thinks they are just playing and invites her to tea. While there, she says that long ago her best friend, Bunny, fell for a horrible dog. After trying to convince her to leave, the dog threatened her, and she had to leave. After that, she rapidly hurts Courage. At dinner, she says that she wears her mask to hide from reality. Muriel says she has to face reality, but she reveals that Muriel has been sneaking food, and Eustace can't fix every thing like he says he can. This causes a fight between Eustace and Muriel. Courage spies on the woman that night and sees her play with a toy mouse. She takes off her mask to reveal she's a cat. Convinced she's a wanted criminal, Courage locks the doors to the bedroom and attic doors, steals the mouse, and drives off to go to the police. He stops at a diner where the rat recognizes the cat's mouse and says her name's Kitty. He says Bunny is being held hostage by Mad Dog. Meanwhile, Eustace, Muriel, and Kitty notice their doors are locked and Eustace climbs out through the window. Courage arrives at Mad Dog's hideout and sees Bunny make a failed attempt to escape. Courage busts in to save her, and some guards attack him. Meanwhile, Muriel unlocks the door and finds Kitty has left. When we rejoin Courage, he has knocked out the guards and helped Bunny escape, but Mad Dog chases them. Meanwhile, Eustace and Muriel make up. Courage jumps in Mad Dog's car and steers it into a train. Bunny sees Kitty on the train and jumps on. They thank Courage and ride off. Courage returns in the morning, only to find Eustace wearing the Mask to escape the fact that he can't fix everything.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Arthur Anderson (II)

    Eustace (2002)

  • Marty Grabstein


  • Thea White


  • Fan Reviews (5)
  • Now this was a good episode

    By Girlygeek43, Mar 15, 2014

  • Courage the cowardly mask

    By geraldjhaney, Dec 16, 2012

  • Quite possibly one of my favorite episode of Courage, and for good reason.

    By Makeavelli269, Dec 21, 2009

  • perfect

    By futuramarama, Jul 10, 2010

  • A every cool episode. Couldn't ask for more. I love this one it was perfect.

    By tVfreedOM18, Apr 28, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (17)

    • Muriel: Courage! Where have you been dog? Kitty is gone, but she left something behind. Eustace has taken a fancy to it. (Courage looking surprised) Eustace: (tries to fix furnace while wearing mask) Ow! Muriel! You got a bobby pin?

    • Charlie: (Courage screams after thinking about Muriel and Eustace are eaten by monster) Hey, there'd be none of that around here. Ain't that Kitty's mouse? You are friend of Kitty and Bunny? (Courage babbles while taking his body apart) Charlie: Right, Bunny is in a bad way without Kitty. These two were the sweetest gals who ever lived. But Bunny's guy Mad Dog; he didn't like them being so, friendly like. He's one nasty piece of jealousy. He and his gang live down the road. You know where. After you get Bunny outta there, tell her Charlie says, ay.

    • Mad Dog: Come on, Bunny, don't I make you happy no more? Or maybe you're still thinking about Kitty! (Bunny sighs) I told you to forget her! I pulled you out of a two-bit joint and made you a class act, and you want to make me second-rate? If I even smell Kitty, I'll bury the two of ya. (Bunny cries) There there, Bunny, you know you're my girl. Let's go back to the way we was, you know, all happy like.

    • Kitty: My name's Kitty, and I've come from the wrong side of the tracks. My closest friend, Bunny. Muriel: Yes? Kitty: Fell in love with a gangster. Muriel: Oh my! Kitty: He treats her like she's a slave. Eustace: (eats some bacon) My kind of guy. Kitty: He's a low down, dirty dog. (Courage gets offended) Muriel: Goodness me. Kitty: When he found out that I was trying to get Bunny to run away (drinks tea) He threatened my life. Muriel: Oh my, poor dear. (Courage points to his head) Courage! Let our guest finish her story. Eustace: Yeah, shut up. Stupid dog. Kitty: I left behind everything I loved, and my best friend, Bunny. I'm lost without her, I cannot bear to see what might have happened to her. Muriel: Oh my. Eustace: Take that mask off and you might see better. (Kitty slams her hands on the table.) Kitty: (walking away from the table) Dogs are evil. Muriel: Eustace, let's not mention her mask again. Eustace: Don't tell me what not to say, I can mention her mask if I wanna.

    • Kitty: Let me out! Eustace: Quit your banging I'll get you out. (tries to pick lock with screwdriver and then screwdriver breaks) Cheap tools.

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    Notes (10)

    • Final appearance of the computer.

    • This is the only episode in the series where Courage doesn't say any words.

    • The following was written under Kitty's toy mouse: "From Bunny To Kitty"

    • The second and last half hour episode of Courage. The first being "The Tower of Dr. Zalost."

    • "The Mask" was first shown as a new episode of Courage on Scare-Toon Scare-Toon Frightdays.

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    Trivia (6)

    • This is the last two-part episode of the series. First was "The Tower of Doctor Zalost".

    • Although the train in this episode is powered by a steam locomotive, it has a diesel train horn!

    • When Kitty gets to the barn, Muriel asks her if she would join them for dinner, but when they are eating, they are eating breakfast.

    • When Kitty wore the mask, her back of the head was covered (we couldn't see her ears). At the end, Eustace was wearing the mask, but we could see the back of his head (his hat and his bald head).

    • There is a door on the second floor that usually isn't there. It is shown when Courage is running from the attic (on the third floor) to the bedroom (on the second floor).

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    Allusions (2)

    • Kitty's masked appearance is a direct (albeit oversized) homage to an Osamu Tezuka anime titled Bagi: Monster of Mighty Nature, in which a genetically modified panther given human properties (humanoid body, speech and intelligence) spends time wearing a loose coat and a mask of a woman's face as a disguise of sorts while searching for the boy who took care of her while she was a kitten.

    • Episode Title: The Mask
      The Mask is a 1994 movie starring Jim Carrey.

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