Courage the Cowardly Dog
Courage the Cowardly Dog

Night of the Scarecrow is part two of the eighth episode from Season Three of Courage the Cowardly Dog, written by Susan Kim.

The episode was produced in 2001 and premiered on Cartoon Network in the United States on July 5, 2002.


Courage, Muriel, and Eustace are leaving the County fair in the truck when they run into a flock of Crows, which causes their truck to go off road into a cornfield.

After the truck gets stuck on a rock, a flock of crows are covering a walking person that starts hitting on the truck. Eustace honks his horn to scare the person off the truck and the crows lift the person up before dispersing, revealing an old, worn out scarecrow.

Muriel takes it upon herself to restore the old scarecrow and make it look like new again. After doing "surgery" on the scarecrow, it comes to life and after having a mouth sewed on, thanks Muriel for her help.

It turns out that the scarecrow can't even scare away even the tiniest creatures, let alone the villains that attack the farm on a regular basis. So the scarecrow decides to learn how to be "bad" and trains so he can protect Muriel in any way possible.

He ends up bursting into the farmhouse, muscular and wearing a camouflage outfit, and kicks Courage and Eustace out of the house and turns the Farmhouse into a fortress, locking Muriel in the basement so she can be protected at all costs.

After Courage gets into the farmhouse and saves Muriel, he grabs Eustace and puts them all into the truck and drives off. While being pursued by the scarecrow driving a threatening hay baler, they end up in the same cornfield stuck by the same rock.

Courage takes Muriel and runs from the truck with the scarecrow gaining on them. He turns back to see the Scarecrow being already attacked by crows, upon this advantage Courage calls out more crows to completely overwhelm Scarecrow. Being broken now into pieces, the Scarecrow apologizes for all the wrong he'd done and he becomes a hay bale operator at the County Fair on a hay ride attraction. Eustace on the other hand, is tied up inside of a hay stack along the ride.


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  • When the Bagge's are driving through a corn maze, a crow gets stuck in Muriel's window as she is closing it. As the crow is caught in the window,  the creature makes loud screeching noises. These screeches are similar to the sound effects used for Skillet, a drum playing, screeching chinchilla, in the Adult Swim show 12 Oz. Mouse
  • This episode has the same name of the 1995 horror film Night of the Scarecrow.
  • Muriel actually witnesses the paranormal event before Courage in this episode. As Courage had passed out before the scarecrow came to life.

Production Notes[]

  • Although this episode premiered in the United States on July 5, 2002, it was actually produced in 2001 according to the credits.
    • This episode was finished on September 21, 2001.[1]