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Eustace Bagge is a character in Courage the Cowardly Dog. He was voiced by Howard Hoffman (pilot), Lionel G. Wilson (Episodes 1–33), Arthur Anderson (Episodes 34–52), and Wallace Shawn (The Fog of Courage).

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Eustace Bagge is Muriel's sarcastic, grumpy, greedy, selfish, and skinny husband. An old farmer obsessed with money and his truck, Eustace is also the current owner of the farmhouse which was previously owned by his now deceased brother, Horst. Eustace frequently mistreats Courage and calls him a "stupid dog". Eustace is known for his trademark glasses, which are identical in appearance to Muriel's, and his brown hat which shields his bald head. Eustace often refers to Courage simply as "Dog" and rarely (in only 2 episodes: "The Hunchback of Nowhere" and "Ball of Revenge") addresses him by name. He regularly demeans Muriel as well; in one episode, Muriel develops amnesia and Eustace convinces her that she is a "slave woman".[3] Still, he does love his wife, as evidenced by his concern for her well-being in a few episodes. Eustace is also commonly the subject of a rather unpleasant ending, whether it being a backfire of his get-rich-quick scheme or the villain of the episode going after him or, better yet, getting his just-desserts at the end, often in quite brutal or fatal ways.

Lionel G. Wilson originally voiced the character, but left midway through the third season (and eventually died 5 months after the show ended) and was replaced by Arthur Anderson. However, some vocals and sounds of grunting, laughing, screaming and catchphrases from Wilson have been used while Anderson was recording. In the 2014 short titled The Fog of Courage, Wallace Shawn replaced Anderson as the voice of Eustace.

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