The Sand Whale Strikes is the twelfth episode of Season Two and the twenty-fifth episode in total. It first aired on November 9, 2001. It follows The House of Discontent.

Plot Outline

Eustace is hunted by an angry whale seeking revenge on his father. Courage must turn to Ma for help in reconciling so he can save his owners.


  • First appearances of the Sand Whale and Ickett Bagge.
  • Returning appearance of Ma Bagge.
  • After McPhearson Phantom Ma started to hate Courage.
  • The episode is dedicated to Jim Dilworth, older brother of John R. Dilworth, who died of cancer on March 11, 2001 at the age of 42. The dedication is shown after the Sandwhale is seen jumping and descending into the camera screen following the episode's "The End" title card. 
  • This is the only episode Ma Bagge hates Courage. In this episode she calls him "Stupid accordion giving dog!"


  • Muriel: I just wonder one thing, what does a whale want with an accordion anyway?

  • Muriel: Well I'm glad that all worked out.
  • Eustace: But the whale got me Ma.
  • Muriel (repeating herself): I'm glad that all worked out.
  • Sand Whale: Ickett! Ickett Bagge!