Courage the Cowardly Dog
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Courage the Cowardly Dog

1000 Years of Courage is the second part of the third episode of season two. It was aired on December 29th, 2000.

Plot[]

The Bagges are playing a game of Bingo in their dining room when the Earth is hit by a meteor. The impact has sent the planet a thousand years into the future, to the year 3001, yet the Bagges and their residence are spared from the effects of time. Muriel sends Courage out to see what the problem is, and he digs up through several kilometers of dirt before finding himself in a strange, yet lush meadow. He picks up a banana, attempting to eat it, but it turns out to be a living baby creature. Courage makes a dash for it as its mother hits him over the head with her purse.

With exception of Courage, Muriel and Eustace, humans and dogs are presumably extinct, and the world is now inhabited by a race of intelligent, bipedal bananas, who live in an overpopulated, dirty city. They are chased by the baby banana's mother and the banana police but hide behind an overfilled dumpster. Muriel discovers from a discarded newspaper's date that they now live in A.D. 3001. They are approached by an odd, secretive man, who supplies the family with tattered banana costumes in order to blend in with the population.

Suddenly, a parade breaks out, and the mayor of Banana Republic, King Banana, promises his people that if they follow him to the paradise of Bananahalla, all their questions will be answered. After a long march, they arrive at Bananahalla, a beautiful castle in a green pasture. Courage opts to use its bathroom, where he once again is approached by the strange banana man, who extorts Courage for his pocket anchor, before throwing him into the washroom drain.

When Courage emerges from a drain inside the palace, he witnesses an elderly banana man entering the castle and being snatched up by a giant hand. Courage realizes that the bananas have been deceived, as the oracle of Bananahalla is nothing more than a monster monkey who loves banana people - with ice cream. Courage tries to explain this to the banana people, and to gain attention from the people he tears off his costume and runs into the castle. He finds king Banana in his quarters and reveals his secret.

Bananahalla

The spire of Bananahalla Castle

The mayor of Banana Republic is really just a small monkey in disguise, conspiring with his uncle to lure the bananas into a grisly fate. But the bananas outnumber them and take control of the both of them. The Bagges are invited to watch the two monkey relatives, now captive, playing a barrel organ. Just as Muriel wonders how to get home to 2001 again, another meteor hits the Earth, sending them right back to their game night. Courage wins the first-place prize - a bunch of bananas, one of which the Banana suit dealer's face appears on, who offers to tell him a secret. Courage lets out a horrified scream, ending the episode.

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Trivia[]

  • This premise of the episode is a nod to the original Planet of the Apes movie, in which a group of astronauts are transported hundreds of years into the future, where they land on a planet populated by hyper-intelligent, anthropomorphic apes.
  • The episode is set in the year 3000, exactly one thousand years from the date it was produced.
    • This is similar to the SpongeBob SquarePants episode "SB-129" being set two thousand years after the date it was set on; March 7th, 2017.
  • Two of the bingo numbers called out by Eustace at the beginning of the episode are TV/movie ratings — "TV-Y7 (the show's original rating)" and "NC-17".
  • This episode uses some of the same music that was used in "King Ramses' Curse".
  • This was the last episode of the show to be produced in 2000.
  • Banana Republic is a real-world retail store.
  • This is the first episode to use different music for the credits. The second is "Son of the Chicken from Outer Space".
  • This episode has an Indian-themed music distinctive to only this episode. The theme is sampled from Stan LePards Encarta Virtual Globe 1998 - Virtual Flights - Asia starting from 0:32 secs.

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