Courage the Cowardly Dog
Courage the Cowardly Dog

The Gods Must Be Goosey is an episode from Season 1.

The episode was produced in 1999 and premiered on Cartoon Network in the United States on January 14, 2000. [2]


A lonely goose god falls in love with Muriel and tries to woo her in order to make her his queen, so Courage must help her see that her true place is with Eustace.


While Eustace is outside working on his truck, a lonely goose god up in the clouds is woeful in that he can't seem to find love. But when he sets his eyes upon Muriel, he is instantly smitten by her beauty and "fleshiness." He decides to woo her and he floats down from the clouds, much to Courage's dismay. The Goose God offers an endless field of flowers that covers all of Nowhere, but Muriel is adamant that her place is with Eustace and kindly declines. Courage is satisfied, but the goose god is relentless.

The Goose God continues to try to woo Muriel with serenades, poetry, and a cart of delicious food. Muriel seems to be pleased and flattered by the gestures, much to Courage's horror. When Courage tries to tell Eustace, he instead chooses to scare him off with his mask, so Courage begins to try to remind Muriel that her heart is with Eustace. He is successful, and Muriel once again gently declines the Goose God's offer to be his queen. Furious, the goose god tries to kidnap Muriel. Courage tries to get Eustace, but Eustace is too busy with his truck. To get his attention, Courage honks the horn and Eustace screams and passes out due hitting his head against the truck's hood. The goose god then takes a liking to the truck because of the honk, and floats off into the sky with Eustace's truck.

A few days later, Muriel receives an invitation to the wedding between the goose and Eustace's truck; meanwhile, Eustace sobs outside about his truck.




  • First appearance of the Goose God.
  • The Goose God's theme music is Mozart's Symphony No. 40.
  • This is the first time Courage calls Eustace by his name.
  • This is the first non-pilot episode where Eustace uses his mask to scare Courage.

Cultural references[]

  • The episode's title is a reference to the South African comedy The Gods Must Be Crazy.
  • This might be a reference to the palindrome "Do geese see God?"
  • The episode may be influenced by the Greek myth of Zeus and Nemesis, wherein Nemesis turned into a goose to avoid Zeus's affections, but Zeus becomes a swan in order to pursue her.