The woman behind Miss Piggy

Miss Piggy, the Phillie Phanatic and KC Wolf. What do these 3 characters have in common? They were all created by Bonnie Erickson.

Bonnie moved to NYC to work in theater years ago and never left.

"I was very curious about things. I was prepared when luck came my way, I had something to offer," Erickson said.

And that luck turned into an interview of a lifetime with Muppets creator Jim Henson.

"I never heard him say anything bad about anyone. He was very positive, " Erickson said.

Bonnie and Jim Henson worked together off and on for around 20 years. She created not only Ms. Piggy for the Muppets family, but also Statler & Waldorf. Bonnie and her husband, Wayde Harrison, also started their own business. Harrison/ Erickson Inc. makes puppets for commercials and sports teams mascots.

Up Next:

Up Next

  • The woman behind Miss Piggy
  • Woman at helm of NJ airport for 18 years
  • Mom steamed over hot water denial
  • Making motorcycles, one spoke at a time
  • Oldest log cabin in U.S. can be yours for $3M
  • Are crickets the new kale?
  • Town offers to help ease commuters' pain
  • Abandoned boats piling up in Staten Island harbor
  • Baby deer takes some dips in family's pool
  • Councilman's own car towed after changing towing laws