Courage the Cowardly Dog
Courage the Cowardly Dog

Courage Meets Bigfoot is part one of the third episode of Season One, preceding "Hothead".

The episode was produced in 1999 and aired as a series preview on Cartoon Network in the United States on August 21 of that year, before officially premiering on November 26. [2]


Courage discovers a hungry Bigfoot scavenging their house. Fear turns to friendship, and Courage must protect his Sasquatch buddy from Eustace and his angry mob.


Muriel and Eustace are in the living room watching TV. Courage is in the kitchen having a bedtime snack when he hears a noise outside. He stares at the window and discovers a mysterious creature outside. He warns his owners and Muriel takes a look outside to find trash everywhere. She tells Courage that it was only raccoons. But Courage is not the least bit convinced. While Eustace and Muriel are asleep, Courage stares at the window to discover the mysterious creature again and runs downstairs to the kitchen to find that the creature is attempting to snatch the pie from the windowsill. Courage makes a grab for it and ends up with it all over his face. Muriel wakes up to this and tells Courage that it's okay and that she'll make another one tomorrow right before telling him to use a plate next time.

The next morning, the Newsman on TV informs that a Bigfoot is on the loose and that a reward is offered if he is found, much to Eustace's delight. Courage is convinced that it was probably Bigfoot that was at the house last night. He goes outside to find evidence and comes across a massive footprint. He warns Eustace, who is prepared to catch Bigfoot, about this, but to no avail. Suddenly, a knock on the door is heard and an old lady is there looking for her lost boy, to which Eustace responds that he hasn't seen him right before slamming the door shut. When Muriel invites Courage in the kitchen for dessert, the latter finds Bigfoot by surprise and starts a food fight with the Bigfoot. As the two fight, Courage realizes that Bigfoot isn't evil or scary after all and proceeds to continue the food fight in a playful manner.

The two then end up dancing together until Eustace interrupts by entering the kitchen and gets scared off by Bigfoot. Courage continues to dance with the Bigfoot, but soon their dance is interrupted again when Bigfoot is hit with a stone thrown through the window. Courage and Bigfoot look outside to find a rather large angry mob that is ready to take Bigfoot down. Courage tries to convince the mob of the creature's true nature, but to no avail. Before the mob are ready to attack (as well as Eustace), the old lady (that was there earlier) had intervene. It turns out that Bigfoot was her "lost boy" she was looking for and she reunites with him. It is also revealed that Bigfoot is named Theodore.

The crowd is moved by the display after realizing Bigfoot isn't an monster after all. However, Eustace is not the least bit stirred by this and locks the ankle bracelet on Bigfoot's ankle since he was eager for the reward. He is hit on the head with a rolling pin by Muriel, who demands him to remove the chain off Bigfoot's ankle, which Eustace stubbornly refuse to do so. As a result, the mob turns on him and chases him down instead. Courage removes the bracelet and the old lady then takes Bigfoot home with her. Muriel and Courage sit on their front porch enjoying their pie. Courage once again ends the episode stating, "There's a little Bigfoot in us all, isn't there?" right before his smile is replaced with a banana.


Main Characters

Minor Characters


  • "Something fishy going around here, or my name is Ala Wishes, and it's not!" Courage
  • "A reward?? That's for me!" — Eustace
  • "What's all the excitement?" — Muriel


  • This episode marks the first and only appearance of Bigfoot.
  • This is the first episode in which Bigfoot's mother is shown.
  • Despite being in the opening credits, this was the Newsman's first in-episode appearance.
  • This is the first episode where Eustace is shown as the main antagonist.
  • This episode is the first time Eustace calls Courage by the name "STUPID DOG!!", if not counting the show's opening sequence.
  • This episode along with "The Demon in the Mattress" is featured in the Cartoon Network Halloween: 9 Creepy Cartoon Capers DVD from 2004.


  • As Courage tries to keep the pie away from a peeping-tom at the kitchen window, the lights are off.
    • When Courage is thrown into the wall with a pie tray in his face, the lights are turned on before he makes a lot of noise that woke Muriel up.