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This week, we dig into Season 2 Episode 13 of Courage The Cowardly Dog: “The Tower of Dr. Zalost” in which a perpetually depressed mad scientist uses cannonballs infused with the essence of sadness to make everyone as miserable as he is. When Muriel is hit, its up to Courage and (to a lesser extent) Eustace to bring her back.
With its themes of depression and the role that love and connection plays in helping to combat it, this episode has a lot to unpack so join us as we take a look at it through a modern lens!
Content/trigger warning: Mentions of mental illness, depression and suicide.
0:47-3:33: What are we watching?
3:33-6:07: Background on “Courage the Cowardly Dog”
6:07-20:56: “The Tower of Dr. Zalost” episode recap
20:56-38:25: Does It Hold Up?
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