Thursday, June 30, 2011

Cajun Granny Stew

I thoroughly enjoyed Courage the Cowardly Dog as a kid. It was an interesting take on the horror genre mixed in with slapstick comedy. The designs of the characters were creative and the voices (from New York, where the show was produced) were good too, complete with Lionel Wilson (Sidney the Elephant) voicing Eustace the old farmer.

This is an interesting episode. Despite that this is about a fox trying to kidnap an old lady so he can cook her in a stew it has very little to do with the "horror" motif. It plays like an old chase cartoon instead. In addition to that this is the only one in the entire series where Eustace does not appear at all.

It's still a really good episode, though. The scene with the steamroller is quite possibly one of the funniest moments in the show. The entire first season is out on DVD. I think I need to get it soon.

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