Courage the Cowardly Dog
Courage the Cowardly Dog

Swindlin' Wind is an episode from Season 3.

The episode was produced in 2001 and premiered on Cartoon Network in the United States on August 2, 2002.


Eustace and Muriel go shopping in a gypsy bazaar to buy each other anniversary presents. There, they run into Shirley the Medium, who is selling an amulet that has caught Muriel's eye. Not wanting to pay the price, Eustace swindles her out of it by giving her the deed to an oil well which turned out to be an oil bill. So Shirley places a curse on Eustace and Muriel to make them uncontrollably swindle each other until she feels they've learned their lesson and perform an act of kindness to prove their good nature.



  • This is the fourth episode in which Shirley has had a major role.
  • Shirley's spell: "Swindling man and Swindling wife, bear this curse upon your life, instead of swindling for your lover, you shall swindle one another!"
  • While Shirley normally casts curses with her saxophone, in this episode she uses a pair of bellows.
  • Eustace and Muriel weren't the only couple that Shirley cursed in this episode. Around the same time-span, a pair of teenagers had selfishly gave her rotten bananas instead of sharing the good food they apparently had at the moment, so as punishment she turned their heads into bananas ("Swindling begets swindling just as selfishness begets banana-heads") until one of them shown-- by comforting his girlfriend-- that he cares about the suffering of another. Shirley found the act so sweet and touching, that she decided to forgive them and undid their curse.
  • Channel guides incorrectly list this episode as "Windlin' Wind".
  • Dilly appears as a Joker on the tick's card.

Production Notes[]

  • Although this episode premiered in the United States on August 2, 2002, it was actually produced in 2001 according to the credits.
    • This episode was finished on November 16, 2001.[1]