Courage the Cowardly Dog
Courage the Cowardly Dog

Dome of Doom is an episode from Season 3.

The episode was produced in 2001 and premiered on Cartoon Network in the United States on July 26, 2002.


There has been a Drought, and Courage and his owners are unable to grow food much to Eustace’s dismay. Then suddenly a newspaper blows in courage’s face containing an ad for free food, so they order it, much to Eustace’s delight. They call the number on the ad and the specialist installs the dome and provides the seeds. They enter the dome to plant seeds and activate the dome. When they activated the dome a terrible storm started causing the Bagge family to run in the house for shelter. The storm eventually stopped and they look outside and to their delight they found a beautiful  vegetable garden and Muriel goes to harvest the vegetables. And as they harvested the vegetables, the pea plants began to growl at Courage. Frightened, Courage tries to tell Muriel. However, Muriel simply thinks that courage is hungry and assures him that food will be ready soon. In the kitchen, when Muriel was preparing to cook, suddenly the peas began to attack her and Courage manages to free her by slathering her in olive oil so that she can slip out of the pea plant's grasp. Now in the living room Muriel tries to warn Eustace that the plants are actually trying to eat them. However, Eustace doesn’t listen and says that if she won’t feed him, he’ll just feed himself.

Eustace then takes out a cabbage and, as he goes to eat it, the cabbage springs to life and bites Eustace's head. Muriel then screams for Courage to help and beats the cabbage off of Eustace’s head with her rolling pin. The family then fled from the house and attempted to break the dome door but to no avail. At this time, suddenly, the tomatoes spring to life, grew stingers, and began to attack Eustace, stinging his face. Courage picks up the peeled seed packet and discovers that the vegetables had been DNA crossed with dangerous species including hornets, pythons, and piranhas. Courage then presses the button three times eventually causing it to snow in the dome, briefly freezing the vegetables. Muriel and Courage are relieved. However, Eustace was still being chased by the tomatoes so they ran back into the house. Eustace still demands food and Muriel begins to scold him but he ignores her and looks at the TV and sees a cabbage. As he gets excited, the cabbage jumps out the TV and as it goes to attack, it smells Eustace’s foot and tries to  bite it off. However, Eustace manages to pull his foot free but loses his shoe to the cabbage’s sharp teeth. The cabbage then proceeds to chase after Eustace and when the rest of the plants begin to sprout and enter the house Muriel and Eustace run upstairs to hide in the attic. Courage decides to fight back and attack the vegetables, even going as far as trying to get a cow to eat them. But his plans fail and Courage flees to the attic where Muriel and Eustace are hiding. Helpless, the family was cornered by the vegetables, but fortunately Courage remembered that the cabbage liked the smell of Eustace's feet so Courage wrung the sweat from Eustace’s sock into a pump and sprayed it on the vegetables to entice them and make them eat each other, destroying themselves in the process. Eustace is now delighted that he now has food and proceeds to devour the remains of vegetables. At the end of the episode, it is revealed that Eustace ate all the vegetables and is now fat. He demands more food and falls through the floor due his weight, all the while demanding dinner.


  • Through this episode we know that besides meat, Eustace also likes to eat vegetables.
  • This is the second episode to use Edvard Grieg's "Morning Mood" piece. The first was "Campsite of Terror".
  • Although the expert only gave them the seeds of peas, cabbage and tomatoes, in some scenes we see in the garden there are eggplants, pumpkins, and gourds.
  • There are insides given when Eustace is electrocuted:
    • Yellow lightning
    • Green lightning with skeletons (1 and 5)
    • Line green lightning with baseball and screw in the head
    • Blue and indigo lightning with nuclear symbol in the head
    • Yellow and black lightning with a duck in the stomach
    • Blue and black lightning

Production Notes[]

  • Although this episode premiered in the United States on July 26, 2002, it was actually produced in 2001 according to the credits.
    • This episode was finished in October of 2001.[1]