Courage the Cowardly Dog
Courage the Cowardly Dog

"Muriel Blows Up" is the first part of the sixth episode of Season Four (the 45th episode) of Courage the Cowardly Dog.


The episode opens up with the Bagge family watching what appears to be a war film of some kind that's scaring Courage. Eustace exploits this by blowing through his newspaper after folding it to resemble a horn, blowing it in his ear. This scares him flying into a window. He then spots a strange rocket-like object flying towards the Bagge Farmhouse. The object explodes on the farmhouse's roof into dozens of small glowing fragments, which then sink into the soil. He attempts to warn his owners about this (to no avail) and Muriel takes him to bed, annoyed at the movie. The next morning Courage and Muriel find a massive carrot growing in her garden. They pull it out and Muriel prepares to eat it raw. The carrot grows bigger when Courage sniffs it. Eustace barges in and leaves after seeing the carrot (having a hatred of them). Muriel then begins to devour the growing carrot until almost nothing but a large chunk is left. This causes her to begin growing to an enormous size. Eustace is attempting to find another war movie on the TV when a commercial featuring the newsman and The General appears. He explains that the "experimental missile" from last night was misguided and that it will produce a giant carrot if it lands in a vegetable garden. If someone consumes the carrot, they will grow to the size of a farmhouse and explode. Only he knows how to disarm it and there's a $10,000,000 reward to keep silent about it (to Eustace's delight). A still-growing Muriel enters the room (demolishing a wall to Eustace's anger) and Courage carries her upstairs with the stairs breaking under Muriel's massive weight. He uses Computer's webcam to see there's sentient carrot inside Muriel repeatedly chanting "Grow, expand, explode". Eustace throws Courage inside Muriel and he attempts to remove the carrot as Muriel continues growing to the point of squeezing Eustace with her giant heavy hips against the wall until the whole house breaks. After several failed attempts, Courage eats the carrot, causing Muriel to belch him out and return to normal size. Courage then grows into a giant himself and rushes to Area 51 3/4 with Eustace in pursuit. The General and his Lieutenant are torturing an army recruit by pulling at either ends of his body like a rack when Courage towers over them. The General strips down to swimming attire and Courage swallows him to disarm the carrot. He bans the carrot for insubordination and gives it a "carro-cactemy", ripping off its badge and helmet before cutting into the wires in its head with scissors. Courage vomits out both him and the carrot and shrinks down to normal size. Eustace catches up and begins eating the carrot, the General try's tells him to stop, Eustace told him he would if the General pays him $10,000,000, the General said no as told by his lieutenant that he disarmed it, Eustace began to grow (apparently because General didn't disarm it properly). The General and lieutenant were in fear for what was about to happen, Courage began to run away until Eustace explodes, launching him back to the farmhouse, where dozens of more giant carrots have grown in Muriel's garden. Muriel herself (now a giant again), is devouring a carrot stew, which causes Courage to let out a horrified scream, ending the episode.


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  • This episode reveals that Computer has a webcam.
  • John R. Dilworth voices the army recruit that is seen being stretched by the General and the Lieutenant.
  • This is the second time Eustace explodes. The first being "Hothead"
  • Entrance of the Area 51 3/4.

    Area 51 3/4 is a reference to the famous Area 51