Why Did Muriel Marry Eustace? Courage the Cowardly Dog (2023)


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Hindsight is 20 20, and it can and will ruin everything you once held dear with the couples you once considered top tier becoming trash, but it's really saying something when you're young stupid and still wondering how the did this happen.

The kindest little lady on earth, married a jackass, who gets his kicks scaring a dog with anxiety disorder.

This has always been that one couple I will never stop questioning.

And since it's October I might as well, try and figure it out as it's.

Not often you get to see a saint marry an animal abuser.

But if I've learned anything for my years on YouTube, the answer is always trauma.

He was found by Muriel who lives in the middle of nowhere with her husband used his bag Courage.

The Cowardly Dog was one of the all-time Staples of my childhood it's in my personal Hall of Fame for media that actually managed to traumatize me like this actually me up what there wasn't enough, sweets and soda in the world to make me watch his early CGI monstrosity in spite of the emotional damage.

This was still one of my all-time favorites as a kid and looking back I can see why the story of a dog trying to protect his owners from Nightmare fuel, it's, a show that basically writes itself threaten the needle between great comedy and actual horror.

This was never a mystery show, but it was definitely suspenseful, which I had that extra little Shava drone.

So many kid shows were missing back in the day.

But if we had to pick any mystery, though the one that always vexed to my seven-year-old brain, it was the marriage between Eustis and Muriel.

Now Eustis is an routinely endangering his family for personal gain.

This idiot will suffer any curse of magical if he could make a buck off of it he's at irritable threshold of stupid and mean, you just can't stand in people not to mention.

He abuses his dog, Anchorage is already paranoid and has abandonment issues.

He does not need this.

But this jackass makes it a hobby to scare this poor puppy at every opportunity seriously, screw this guy.

The only good thing uses has ever done for society was stay at home.

No one needs this kind of negativity in their life.

And by some miracle heeda marrying a woman, he doesn't deserve and into something dear.

And you must be hungry.

Muriel doesn't have a single bad bone in her body and would give you the shirt off her back her lunch and a cup of tea to anyone who asked for help.

She adopted courage when he was a band as a pup and she's his one Guiding Light.

And the only reason he doesn't leave Eustis to die like of all the times courage goes to say, May, Ariel him, saving uses is always just a bit of a coincidence.

If you can follow this woman with anything it's for not in finishing the job.

Her Mallet started disciplining.

Her husband when he's being a jackass Eustis, honestly, couldn't have done any better.

Muriel couldn't have picked worse, which begs the question, why? Why did this of all relationship starts? And why is it still together? Because they do love each other.

And this is always just tantalize me.

Yusuf is every bad thing Muriel doesn't approve of.

And you think that they'd be in more trouble than just a whack on the head can solve, then the answer hit me.

And this is completely my own Tech.

I am not making any claims to know, the intent of anyone, but it makes a certain amount of sense that the main answer here is pity.

Now I could cry and be like the worst of YouTubers and take historical, slash cultural background, knowledge and apply to a show that only aesthetically is connected to the series, but I won't be doing that and said, the answer to the question.

So many of us asked as kids can be found in the show itself as it actually does a pretty good job at delivering context for its characters with uses benefiting from this, the most which isn't saying much since you can only go up from dog, strangling Muses would take bronze of the tragic childhood Olympics, his whole life he's been treated like by his mom, his father and his brother who even in the ground wasn't going to give him a dime.

Yusuf's whole life has been an uphill battle to just exist, and he could never win.

His mom is a dick who treats him the same way.

He treats courage, which is very much informative.

And just why he's like this a lot of his worst Tendencies are from his family and being mistreated by them.

He was constantly belittled as a child.

He was constantly treated like he was worthless.

And if anyone get the kicks from scaring the little kid in flashcard to now we're uses his carry on that same behavior, but just doing it with his pet and I don't think they've ever had kids don't know, if that was confirmed I, just always assumed, no, but his mom has the audacity to treat courage better than him and it's all just a special kind of you.

He was never good enough.

He wasn't man enough to go hunting nor strong enough to fill his father's shoes.

And he would need a saddle if his mom was riding him.

Any harder this broken Homelite provides a lot of context for why uses is the way that he is spiteful and angry, because he never measured up even after everyone else was dead.

He lives his life nursing a grudge that the world owes him something for all the suffering.

It put him through building a victim, complex so huge.

He can't even understand why his wife has to knock some sense into him uncle.

What did I do which I guess I have to address this one very quickly, I'm fine with her hitting him over the head.

Yes, domestic abuse is domestic abuse.

Man, or woman does not matter, but there's a certain point in physical comedy, where I think this is approved, especially once a crotchy old couple uses calls courage, stupid dog cause his mom called him, stupid.

Boy, all this man ever wanted was to be loved and respected.

But even after he got it with his wife, those bad habits were so far ingrained in him that he couldn't be anything else like the man, can't, even fake kindness or empathy.

And when you see this like his wife is laid out she's too sick to do anything.

And his first concern is, how is she gonna make me? Breakfast, I, couldn't eat a bite I meant for me or how he'd slam the door in the face of an old Romani dog, looking for a little help Eustis is a bitter ass old man who really can't accept that he never made anything of himself and to cope.

He tears everyone else down.

So with all that said, you think that Muriel would never come within a hundred feet of the man, let alone marry him and here's.

The thing Muriel is nice to everybody.

She doesn't judge and has always been kind and rather than seeing the cruel vindictive man that he is Muriel might have chosen to focus on the wounded child beneath all that as uses is a train wreck, but he's also the victim of a really shitty life.

The Muriel would definitely have been sympathetic to.

And the show establishes that Muriel, despite being the all-loving hero, doesn't have a bad word to say about anybody doesn't with yusuf's Mother, refusing to join him to visit her on Mother's Day being less than enthusiastic when she drops by the house and coleslaw, just shrugging off her mother-in-law possibly dying from whale weird, I'm glad that all worked out.

But the whale got me, ma, I'm glad that all worked out this apathy for Grandma bag is pretty surprising in the first go-to's thing.

Okay, they're doing the wife, isn't, a fan of Mommy Dearest trout.

So you don't really question, it it's, a cliche that everyone's done so you're like, oh, yeah, I don't see the reason.

But if you take it in context of Muriel, knowing useless's background, knowing what a mean old woman, she is as Muriel has been here forever.

She is a man married to Eustis for years.

She knew his brother she knows a lot of his family history.

So it makes sense that she wouldn't know, the worst of what he's been through.

And this makes it make sense that she would keep Grandma at arm's lengths or just not give a when she seemingly dies, Eustace, isn't, a good person.

No one is arguing otherwise looking him through the lens of someone trapped in the cycle of abuse.

You understand why he turned out the way that he is, which is why the level of empathy that Muriel has can make her Overlook.

Some of his faults.

There is a horrible ugly monster, driving that truck like she is a bit of oblivious as far as characters Go stuff will have happen.

And she won't question, it get attacked by giant spiders.

She is treated like a cockroach and leaves doesn't like, oh, yeah.

I just fought for my life there.

But while she doesn't question, the craziness of nowhere, she does know who Eustace is she knows the man that she married.

And when the two are struggling through their marriage through a ghost who is out for Revenge because cartoons, I see a beautiful butterfly to make her husband.

Happy, I, see a woman hitting a guy on the head with a frying pan.

They do immediately reconcile.

They realize how much they love each other.

And the uses is willing to stand up to his mom for his wife.

I don't think this is ever a case of mural trying to fix Eustis, but she empathize with him and that's.

What caused her to love him, it's, not ideal, and she does have to take a lot of his flaws in stride.

But she just accepts it with her coping mechanism being aggressively baking.

When starts to hit the fan, she never forgets.

The sad little boy that uses real.

He is something that was confirmed in an episode by the way he's a little sad boy, suffering under a hot sun with no one to look out for him.

And while I don't feel like this would be the relationship.

I'd want Muriel to be in it's, not healthy she's, not gonna turn a blind eye to someone in need even when they're terrible or maybe use.

This really was just better back then less of a jackass stupid dog.

You made me look bad.

Overall though, this is a fantastic show love these two like honestly, I, love Eustis.

He is such a good character to see the could be an album and Muriel's just a saint honestly, I, just love all the characters and Courage, the Cowardly Dog they're, all just so great from The Sassy computer to the um, oh, yeah, I forgot.

How racist some of these characters were all right? This has been sarcastic chorus.

Thank you for watching love.

You all goodbye.

Peace out.


How did Muriel end up with Eustace? ›

Muriel felt bad for him, following the disappearance of his parents to outer space, and subsequently adopted him much to Eustace's dislike.

Do Muriel and Eustace love each other? ›

Muriel also truly loves her husband, Eustace, though she does not hesitate to discipline him with her rolling pin whenever he crosses the line, such as his deliberately scaring Courage or just being wholly unreasonable or downright malicious.

Did Eustace and Muriel have a kid? ›

Muriel and Eustace do have kids. They just never come over to visit, and for good reason. Or another reason for why they never visit: because they were raised by Eustace Bagge.

Why is Eustace so mean to Muriel? ›

He has a dislike for Courage and often likes to scare him to near death or berate him. Eustace also tends to be demanding and often scolds Muriel for not having his dinner ready or just grunts angrily. He is the definition of a grumpy old man.

Why does Muriel get married? ›

She finds him in handsome and rich David Van Arckle, an ambitious South African swimming star in search of a marriage of convenience so that he can swim for Australia in the next Olympics. Betraying her promise to Rhonda, Muriel marries David in a full-blown church ceremony.

Why does Muriel want to get married? ›

Muriel Wants to be Married

When not getting arrested for shoplifting or being ostracized by the "cool" girls in town, she spends her days listening to ABBA songs and fantasizing about the two things she wants in life - a fabulous wedding dress and a husband, in that order. At least that's what she thinks she wants.

Who is Eustace Bagge wife? ›

Muriel Bagge is Courage's owner and Eustace's wife. She is an elderly, overweight, kind, hard-working Scottish woman who took Courage in when he was an abandoned puppy. Muriel often carries a rolling pin that she hits Eustace with whenever he harasses Courage.

Is Eustace Bagge evil? ›

Eustace is a malicious, ill-tempered, cruel, heartless, egotistical and nasty old farmer who is married to the kindhearted and gentle Muriel despite being her polar opposite.

How old is Muriel? ›

Muriel bagge
HairGray, formerly Black
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Was Eustace abusive to Muriel? ›

Left abandoned by his previous owners, Courage finds a new home in the sweet-natured Muriel Bagge, voiced by the late Thea White (The Fog of Courage). Courage also found an abusive, jealous enemy in Muriel's husband, Eustace Bagge, voiced by Lionel Wilson (Tom Terrific) and Arthur Anderson (Me and Orson Welles).

Who is the mother of Eustace Bagge? ›

Ma Bagge is Eustace Bagge's mother and one of the recurring antagonists of Courage The Cowardly Dog. She was voiced by the late Billie Lou Watt, who also voiced the McPhearson Phantom in the same show.

Did Eustace ever marry? ›

So no, there is not a wife currently in the picture for Eustace — nor has there ever been in the past, as far as we can tell.

Why does Eustace abuse Courage? ›

[Courage the Cowardly Dog] The reason Eustace hates Courage so much is because Courage reminds him of himself as a child. Throughout the show, it is made clear that Eustace came from an abusive home.

What is Eustace Bagge's catchphrase? ›

Good Qualities. He can be quite funny and has very memorable quotes, such as "Stupid dog", "Ooga Booga Booga!", "What did I do?", "Big Deal.", "What's huh?", "Get away from me!", "Muriel, where's my dinner?!", and "No sir!

Why did Courage stop talking? ›

Courage's dialogue decreased after the first season. This is because the creators at Cartoon Network thought Courage "talked too much" and wanted his dialogue cut short. Lionel Wilson (Eustace) quit halfway through the series due to illness and was replaced by Arthur Anderson.

Who does Muriel get married to? ›

Desperate, Muriel agrees to marry South African swimmer David Van Arkle so he can join Team Australia in the upcoming Olympics; she is paid $10,000 by David's parents for her help. At Muriel's elaborate wedding in Sydney, Tania, Cheryl, and Janine are her bridesmaids; bitter Rhonda refuses to be one.

Did Muriel pass away? ›

Thea White, who was known for voicing the character Muriel Bagge on Courage the Cowardly Dog, has died. She was 81. The voice actress died on Friday morning after complications caused by liver cancer.

What episode does Muriel turn into a baby? ›

"Little Muriel" A tornado rips through Nowhere, destroying the farmhouse and turning Muriel into a little girl again - just three-and-a-half years old.

What kind of witch is Muriel? ›

Muriel was a powerful Grand Black Witch who sought an immunity to fire. In order to do so, she needed to sacrifice the heart of a Grand White Witch in a ritual sacrifice on the Blood Moon Sabbath.

What is Muriel summary? ›

Muriel is the white goat that lives on the farm. She is one of the more intelligent animals as she is able to read. Only the pigs and Benjamin, the donkey, read better than she does. However, she either does not comprehend the gravity of the situation or she chooses not to act on the things she learns.

Who is Muriel father? ›

But what the extended writings of Tolkien offer, in addition to everything else, is that we already know at least part of the answer to the mystery of Míriel's father, the technical king: his name is Tar Palantir, or Palantir, for short.

What age is Eustace Conway? ›

Does Eustace Conway have a degree? ›

Harvard Ayers, Appalachian State University Anthropology Professor, summed up Eustace's many endeavors by saying, "Eustace is an articulate student of life." Eustace, a graduate of Appalachian State University was honored as "Most Outstanding Anthropology Senior." He holds a degree in English as well as anthropology.

Who is Eustace Bagge father? ›

Ickett Bagge is Horst's and Eustace's late father and Ma Bagge's husband.

Who is the main villain in Courage the Cowardly Dog? ›

Katz is the main antagonist of the Cartoon Network series Courage the Cowardly Dog and one of the two main antagonists of the 2021 crossover direct-to-video film Straight Outta Nowhere: Scooby-Doo!

Do Muriel and Eustace died? ›

Eustace Bagge - Head pulled off off-screen by the Chicken from Outer Space. Sentient Tornado - Disintegrated when Courage made it trip over a tripwire. Muriel Bagge - Turned into a puppet by the Great Fusilli. Eustace Bagge - Turned into a puppet by the Great Fusilli.

Why does Eustace Bagge hate Courage? ›

He is jealous of Courage just because he receives more attention from Muriel. Speaking of jealousy, he re-united all his enemies and tried to kill Courage in the season 4 episode "Ball of Revenge", the same episode where Eustace himself is fully flanderized into his absolute worst.

How tall is Muriel? ›

Muriel is a very large man, standing at 6'10.

What is Muriel's accent? ›

Muriel is an elderly woman with a Scottish accent and wears glasses that never show her eyes. She is a very kind-hearted individual and she often shows courtesy towards everyone, but can also be very clueless about the creepy events of nowhere, and half of the time never realizes the danger she faces.

Is Muriel blind or deaf? ›

Mano is based on Thing from the Addams Family. After having her glasses stolen, Muriel says to Courage, "You know I can't hear you without my glasses." This suggests that Muriel is deaf, or at least partially deaf, and can read lips.

What race is Muriel from Courage? ›

Muriel is the kindhearted, Scottish elderly woman who adopts Courage. White voiced the character in every episode of the series, which ran from 1999 to 2002 across four seasons.

What personality type is Eustace Bagge? ›

Which personality type is Eustace Bagge? Eustace Bagge is an unhealthy ESTJ personality type. He is aggressive and completely closed to new points of view.

When was Eustace Bagge born? ›

Eustace Bagge
Date of Birth1917
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Is Eustace Conway a Millionaire? ›

How much does Eustace Conway make? At the time of this writing, he earns an estimated salary of $130,000 yearly. Also, he has an estimated net worth of $200,000 as of 2023.

How much is Eustace paid per episode? ›

Eustace Robinson Conway - $2 million

Even if he never renegotiated a contract or had a raise, he's going to be earning at least $3,500 per episode on a show like Mountain Men, which would come out to $406,000.

How did Eustace pay for his land? ›

In September 2009, Conway entered into a mediated settlement agreement to pay Baker $75,000, and to mortgage some of his land within a year to cover the amount.

What is the psychology behind Courage the Cowardly Dog? ›

It is from this episode and the others that we observe Courage's symptoms of PTSD, and separation anxiety. Symptoms of separation anxiety include extreme fear and nervousness when separated from a parent. It is common in many children , this has long resonated with Courage as a result of his PTSD.

Who is the old woman in Courage the Cowardly Dog? ›

Meets Courage the Cowardly Dog (Video 2021) - Thea White as Muriel Bagge, Rich Old Lady - IMDb.

Is Courage the Cowardly Dog Based on a true story? ›

Well, not really. Despite the show being an animated series, the characters resembled an elderly couple that resided in El Paso, Texas. According to Mi Dog Guide, the elderly couple lived together in a neighbourhood known as Kern Place in 1957 with their dog.

What is the saddest episode of Courage? ›

The episode "The Great Fusilli" and its Downer Ending. Sure, the episode's grim ending is played for laughs, as per usual, but when you really think about it, it's actually pretty sad: In it, Courage fails to stop Muriel and Eustace from being turned into puppets.

Why did Courage the dog end? ›

Apparently, it was owing to John Dilworth's decision that the show was discontinued. People speculated that had Dilworth wanted, he would have created new stories and episodes with the show but he had other interesting animations to work on. Thereby leading to the downfall of the cartoon.

Who does Muriel end up with in Muriel's wedding? ›

When Muriel breaks down at her mother's funeral, David comforts her, and they finally consummate their marriage. Her mother's death forces her to take a hard look at her life, and she tells him she can no longer remain married to him as neither of them are in love, and she wants to stop lying.

How does Muriel's wedding end? ›

Bill arranges with the police for the charges to disappear and takes Muriel's mother home where he announces his intention to divorce Betty and marry his mistress, Deidre Chambers. Betty commits suicide, although bill calls in favours to have it recorded as a heart-attack.

Does Eustace have teeth? ›

He has an enormous chin and false teeth, yet. they are actually his gums and Eustace can eat just fine even without teeth.

Why is Eustace so angry? ›

Eustace isn't inherently a bad person since his anger comes from a childhood that lacked warmth. Decades later, that lack of love eventually festered and turned him into a temperamental individual. These deep-seated issues often appear through feelings of neglect from his mother and Muriel whenever Courage is near.

What animal is Muriel? ›

George Orwell and Eileen O'Shaughnessy kept several farm animals at their home in Wallington. This photograph shows Orwell feeding his goat Muriel, who was probably the inspiration for the homonymous character in Animal Farm.

How old is Muriel in Muriel's wedding? ›

Muriel Heslop (Toni Collette, in her first-ever movie role) is a dumpy 22-year-old Queenslander, whose dreams of becoming successful in life -- no matter the methods used, or the costs involved -- belies her depressing surroundings.

What is the famous line from Muriel's wedding? ›

Muriel's Wedding made household names and international stars of its lead actors, kicked off an ABBA revival, sparked a hit musical and launched one of the most famous quotes in Australian film history, 'You're terrible, Muriel!' .

What is the story of Muriel's wedding? ›

Who is Muriel's wedding based on? ›

P.J. Hogan based Muriel's personality on himself, but Muriel's actions were inspired by his sister, who embezzled $15,000 from their father and then disappeared to Sydney to live with a friend.

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