Courage the Cowardly Dog
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Courage the Cowardly Dog

Night of the Weremole is part one of the fifth episode of Season 1 of Courage the Cowardly Dog, preceding "Mother's Day". It was directed by John R. Dilworth and written by David Steven Cohen, with storyboard by Tom Nesbitt and Michael Wetterhahn.

The episode was produced in 1999 and premiered on Cartoon Network in the United States on November 12 of that year.[2]

Plot[]

Muriel is tending to her garden when an innocent rabbit approaches hungrily. Muriel reaches for a carrot to feed the rabbit, both unbeknownst to some creature burrowing through the soil rapidly towards them. The creature, a large, furry beast with sharp teeth a weremole, bursts from the soil and snatches the rabbit, dragging it into the ground, making a likely meal of it. Muriel turns back to the ground to see the rabbit missing. She reaches into the hole with the carrot only to be bitten on the hand by the beast.

Courage and Eustace take Muriel to Dr. Vindaloo, who claims there is nothing Muriel or himself can do, just to "keep soaking it." They return home where a full moon causes Muriel to become disoriented and feel ill. Courage walks into the kitchen, only to discover Muriel has transformed into a ferocious creature with sharp teeth, similar to the animal that bit her, making the former scream in horror and collapse to the ground at the same time. Courage brings Dr. Vindaloo to the house where Muriel attacks the doctor and disappears under the house. Eustace encounters the beast-transformed Muriel and afterwards, Muriel attacks Dr. Vindaloo again and drags him under the house into the basement.

Eustace claims it's just a mouse and goes to retrieve his mallet. Courage realizes Eustace is no help and tries to find some information on the computer. The computer tells Courage that the cause of Muriel's condition is a weremole, creatures that come out when there's a full moon and like to eat rabbits and people. Those who are bitten by a weremole will transform into one. When Courage asks for a solution, the computer tells him to get a giant mallet, but Courage explains that he's asking for a cure for the transformation, not how to kill a weremole. The computer then explains that the only way to cure Muriel is to retrieve a hair from the mole that bit her and feed it to her. Courage dons a rabbit suit and lures the weremole that bit Muriel into attacking him. Meanwhile, Muriel attacks Eustace where he attempts to fend her off with a mallet. After being thrown out of his rabbit suit, Courage manages to retrieve a hair from the mole as it is still attacking the rabbit suit and rushes upstairs to save Eustace as he is cornered by Muriel. Courage drops the hair into Muriel's mouth where she chokes and falls through the floor. The plan seemingly has worked. Eustace and Courage go downstairs to see a normal Muriel sitting in her chair. When it seems everything has gone back to normal, Dr. Vindaloo—who has also transformed into a weremole—bursts from the floor and attacks Eustace. Eustace tried to attack back with his mallet (got 6 hits) but he eventually got eaten or if he survived, much to Courage's distraught. He then end the episode from there with the question "Is there a doctor in the house?!"

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Trivia[]

  • First appearance of Dr. Vindaloo and the Weremole.
  • Two 1950's B-movies, The Wasp Woman and The Giant Gila Monster, can be seen on the TV as they're both public domain.
  • In some countries, the scene when the Weremole bites Muriel's hand was cut out.
  • The episode along with "Courage Meets the Mummy" is featured on the Cartoon Network Halloween 2: Grossest Halloween Ever DVD from 2005.

Errors[]

  • Eustace's mouth doesn't move when he tells Courage to get Muriel to attend her favorite show.
  • When Dr. Vindaloo becomes a weremole, the necktie he's wearing disappears in his second shot, which is an animation error.
  • For some reason Eustace is unable to identify Muriel in her weremole form despite her dress, apron and shape, however this could be because she moves to fast so Eustace can’t take a proper look.
  • It’s impossible to borrow though floor boards however the weremole must have intense strength.
  • Muriel was able to crawl through space between the floor and ceiling which would be impossible because of her shape, it would be very tight.
  • It's unknown how Muriel burrowed to the top floor as she dug into the ground floor, however she may have jumped through the ceiling.
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