Smart Talk with Raisin is a short film by John R. Dilworth that aired on MTV's Liquid Television. It is notable for having a prototype of Courage in it, named Hamilton.


Hamilton, the prototype of Courage.

It starts off in an apartment building room, where Hamilton is trying to pull a malade out of his magic hat. Malcolm interrupts by making fun of Hamilton multiple times, and Hamilton's owner, Raisin, tells the audience that Malcolm should've gone to therapy. Hamilton finally pulls a malade out of his magic hat, when suddenly Raisin gets beamed by a UFO to a place containing a chair that looks like Earth. Raisin sits on this chair as the short ends.





  • This short marks the only appearance of Hamilton, the prototype of Courage.
  • This short aired as a segment of Liquid Television.
  • On Wet Shorts, the Best of Liquid Television, the Stretch Films logo is cut out.
  • Despite the interaction between Hamilton, Raisin, and Malcolm being similar to that of Courage, Muriel, and Eustace, it is unlikely that Smart Talk with Raisin and Courage the Cowardly Dog were actually related, aside from Hamilton being a dog.


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