Courage the Cowardly Dog
Courage the Cowardly Dog

Scooby-Doo is the protagonist of Straight Outta Nowhere: Scooby-Doo! Meets Courage the Cowardly Dog. He's the Great Dane mascot and pet of Mystery Inc. and best friend of Shaggy Rogers and Courage.


Scooby is brown from head to toe with several distinctive black spots on his upper body. He is generally a quadruped, but displays bipedal 'human' characteristics occasionally. Scooby also has opposible thumbs and can use his front paws like hands. He has a black nose and wears an off-yellow, diamond shaped-tagged blue-green collar with an "SD" (his initials) and has four toes on each foot and unlike other dogs, Scooby only has one pad on the sole of each of his feet.


Scooby-Doo and Shaggy share several personality traits, mostly being constantly hungry, being scared easily and most of the time refuse to help others, but their friends (Velma Dinkley, Daphne Blake and Fred Jones) encourage them to go after the costumed villains usually with "Scooby Snacks", a biscuit-like dog treat or cookie snack (usually shaped like a bone or as shown in later versions of the cartoons Scooby's dog tag), though occasionally appealing to Scooby-Doo inherent loyalty and courage to take a more heroic stance. Scooby-Doo shares some traits with Courage, as both are easily scared, but Courage is never hungry and he always helps people.

His catch phrase, usually howled at the end of every mystery, is "Scooby-Dooby-Doo!" or "Rooby-Rooby-Roo", sometimes followed by a quirky chuckle.

He enjoys a lot of attention and would sometimes appear brave and heroic.


Straight Outta Nowhere: Scooby-Doo! Meets Courage the Cowardly Dog[]

During the unmasking of a bank robbing clown, Scooby-Doo hears a strange noise and is driven to dance and then run away. Meanwhile Courage appears to be having the same problem, though Muriel and Eustace Bagge don't seem to notice. The gang rushes after Scooby only to find that they have ended up in Nowhere, where a group of hostile cicadas are attacking Courage and Scooby. After killing the cicadas, they are called inside the Bagge household and properly meet Muriel, Eustace, and Courage. Muriel and the gang have a nice chat, and she stumps them with a few riddles. Meanwhile Courage and Scooby try to force a hostile hairball back down the drain. A cicada also clings onto Shaggy's back, but is quickly defeated.

After the encounter, Muriel tells Shaggy, Scooby, and Courage to go watch some television. The trio have a talk about their fears. Though Courage doesn't speak while he talks through his fears, Shaggy and Scooby say that they can feel his fear. Eustace then makes it known that he's in the room by complaining about the trio. They then get an invite for dinner at the Mayor of Nowhere's house, pets welcome.

Immediately everyone starts to head to the Mayor of Nowhere's house; Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy, and Muriel pile into the Mystery Machine while Scooby-Doo, Courage, and Eustace take Eustace's truck. However, Eustace is replaced by the Cicada Queen. The cicada rams into the back of the Mystery Machine with Eustace's truck, and the gang goes on a high-speed chase to save Scooby and Courage that ends with Eustace's truck destroyed.

After reuniting with Eustace, everyone arrives at the Mayor's house. Mr. Glockenspiel leads them into the parlor where they are attacked by furniture. They escape this encounter when the Mayor greets them, saying it's just an old house. Over dinner, the Gang tries to bring up all the weird happenings in Nowhere with the Mayor, but he is dismissive. The Mayor encourages everyone to check out the museum wing of his mansion, but Eustace, Courage, Shaggy, and Scooby stay behind to eat. After complaining about the food, they all head to the kitchen. Eustace gets frustrated while cooking and heads home. Scooby, Shaggy, and Courage continue to look for more ingredients, but instead run into the mayor who appears to be devoured by the Cicada Queen. A chase scene begins.

Meanwhile the rest of the gang gets a quick recap on the history of Nowhere in the museum. Eventually they find a secret passage that leads underground where they see a meteor hooked up to machinery. Velma notes that it's making calls. The people receiving calls seem immediately hypnotized. Shaggy, Scooby, and Courage end their chase by falling onto the machine, breaking it. Without the machinery, gravity begins to act strangely.

At the Bagge's, Eustace is making a very Shaggy-esque sandwich when he gets guests at the door. Each one is one of the call recipients and they leave large amounts of money behind. Eustace then sings "Outta Nowhere", where he brags about his newfound wealth.

The Gang along with Courage and Muriel return to the Bagge's house, immediately noticing that the Bagge's farm actually has corn growing on it. The Cicada Queen then shows up and chases everyone through the cornfield. A swarm of cicadas shows up though and abducts everyone except for Scooby, Shaggy, and Courage. Shaggy give a heartfelt speech about how Courage is not the absence of fear but action in the face of fear. He is immediately abducted afterwards. Courage and Scooby decide they should act and go to Computer for help. It is unable to help them until they hook Velma's tablet up to it. Together they tell them to dig straight down for the meteor, as it should be directly below them. They do, though they seem to suffer from the compulsive dancing from the beginning of the film as they dig. It doesn't seem to impede them at all.

Scooby-Doo and Courage retrieve the meteor but are chased by a swarm of cicadas to "The Opposite of Fear is Fun". They also free their kidnapped friends and family and fight cicadas. It isn't enough though, as it ends with Muriel being kidnapped by the Cicada Queen and causing a cave-in. Courage forces his way out from under the rubble to save her, however when he gets Muriel to safety, the meteor is compromised and turns the Cicada Queen giant. After a pep-talk from Muriel, Courage retrieves the meteor and turns himself giant to fight the Cicada Queen. Courage is soon overpowered and almost killed before Muriel turns him back to his normal size so he can take the meteor and run. The Cicada Queen is eventually trapped by the scraps of a windmill that she destroyed. Courage then uses the meteor to get everyone to safety.

Everyone gathers around the trapped Cicada Queen and Daphne unmasks her. She is revealed to be the Mayor of Nowhere, but then the Mayor is unmasked by Velma and is revealed to be Katz and Le Quack. They wanted to destroy Courage and his family and take the money they had delivered to the farmhouse when they were done. Then, Mr. Glockenspiel and Frau Glockenspiel arrive, revealing themselves to be the Lieutenant and the General respectively. They collect the stolen valuables and take the Dark Matter meteor, wanting to turn it into a weapon, but Courage has a better idea.

The Dark Matter meteor is used as a glitterball in the Bagge's farmhouse, with everyone holding a dance party.

Scooby-Doo/Courage the Cowardly Dog Scare-A-Thon[]

When Mystery Inc. visits his home during a power outage, Courage immediately joins Scooby-Doo in trying to escape when Muriel suggests that everybody tell ghost stories. Eustace proceeds to agree to a bet with Velma after she suggests Courage may be more cowardly than Scooby. In a follow-up, Courage witnesses a news report of a UFO and unsuccessfully tries to warn Muriel and Eustace. He later witnesses the UFO abduct a Cheetos truck along with Shaggy.

Cartoon Network bumpers[]

Courage's Nightmare[]

Shaggy and Scooby-Doo appear in Courage's Nightmare. They are disguised as two monsters and they scare Courage. When they reveal to be Scooby Doo and Shaggy, in a rather aggressive manner, the two call Courage a "yappy dog" and warn him that they'll "handle all the creepy villain angles on this network". At that moment, Courage wakes up to realize it was all a nightmare, but when Shaggy and Scooby appear on the television (during a showing of Scooby Doo and a Mummy, Too), he quickly leaps onto Eustace's face, obscuring his view.


Scooby Doo and Shaggy are inside a haunted mansion, and they see a wolfman and they are scared. Courage is also frightened by the wolfman and he is unable to stop screaming. Scooby Doo and Shaggy watch him screaming. This becomes so severe that the monster actually removes his own mask in order to check on him.



  • This is not the first time Scooby Doo met Courage The Cowardly Dog. Scooby Doo has appeared twice in crossovers with the Courage The Cowardly Dog franchise. He first appeared in a series of ads and bumpers for the Scooby-Doo/Courage the Cowardly Dog Scare-A-Thon in 2000. Two decades later he was the co-star in a fully-fledged movie called Straight Outta Nowhere: Scooby-Doo! Meets Courage the Cowardly Dog in 2021.
  • Eustace Bagge often refers to Scooby-Doo as another stupid dog.


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