Courage the Cowardly Dog
Courage the Cowardly Dog

Tulip is an alien girl from the planet Eck who appears in the episode "Tulip's Worm".


Tulip is a proportionally large alien girl from a planet, presumably nearby Earth. Her pet worm, a monstrously large one by normal standards, escaped to Earth, and she sent her two teddies to find it. The teddies and Muriel are eaten by the worm, and Courage is instructed by the teddies to take the worm back to Tulip, who would be able to rescue them. Upon flying the worm in a saucer, apparently a toy saucer, back to Tulip's home world, she attempts to rescue the teddies from inside the worm by pressing down on it to make it choke them out. However, she is dismayed to find that they are too far into his digestive tract to be squeezed out. Courage goes in and rescues the teddies and Muriel by making the worm regurgitate them through the use of a peanut butter, jam, and vinegar sandwich.

Tulip is overjoyed, and wishes to keep Courage and Muriel as new pets. Fearful, Courage plucks a band-aid from Tulip's finger, much to Tulip's annoyance, and he and Muriel quickly escape in the toy saucer, Tulip then continuously yells "Naughty pets!" after them. Courage and Muriel scream when Tulip yells at them "Naughty naughty new pet!" and stamps her foot in a childish fashion when they leave the planet.


Tulip is a thin girl around the size of a skyscraper, given that Courage, Muriel, the teddies, were able to fit easily in her palm. Her giant worm, which is gargantuan compared to humans and is long above 20 or more meters, is little as a terrestrial worm is little for an human. Her design is noticeably more realistic-looking unlike many other characters in the series. She has Copenhagen blue skin and has tulips growing out of her long white-flaxen hair which have a fringe and are tied into two braids with black ribbons on them. Her eyes are orange in color with yellow sclera. She wears a black dress, black shoes with buckles and blue ankle nylon tights. She also wears lime-green lipstick, and has a brown bandage on her right index finger (which Courage ripped off) for covering a wound she has. It is assumed that the inhabitants of her planet are proportionally large blue humanoid aliens with tulips sticking out of their hair.


Tulip speaks with a British accent and her personality is like that of a typical young Earth girl. She loves her pet worm and her teddy bears very much and likes to get new pets, wanting to make also Courage and Muriel becoming them. She's not evil, but Courage and Muriel couldn't remain in that planet and wanted to return home, so she got angry with them and tried to block their escape.


  • For a long time, Tulip was thought to be voiced by Thea White (Muriel)
  • Tulip (and her race, if it exists) is the one of the biggest character of the entire episode saga, having a skyscraper size and height which dwarfs a lot also her giant worm pet. In the entire saga she is surpassed only by the Space Whale in both size and height.
  • Tulip's design and concept can be inspired by the Traags from the movie Fantastic Planet. The Traags are gargantuan creatures with a blue skin, and have humans as pets (in a way similar Tulip attempted with Courage and Muriel).
    • However, unlike the Traags, Tulip has a more human-like appearance, and different eyes.