The Fantastic Miss Piggy Podcast – Bonnie Erickson Interview

Published: March 28, 2024
Categories: Podcasts

A block of foam, a pair of scissors, and destiny: all you need to create a legend.

This week, Danny and fellow Piggy enthusiast Peter Savieri are talking to the original creator of Miss Piggy: designer Bonnie Erickson!

We’re going to learn all about how the Miss Piggy puppet was made, what it was like working in the Muppet Workshop, and how very close Miss Piggy came to stealing the Hope Diamond.

Select images mentioned in this podcast episode:

Original sketches of Animal by Bonnie Erickson and Jim Henson
Miss Piggy with the Hope Diamond
Miss Piggy with the Ruby Slippers from The Wizard of Oz

Find us at “Muppet Fan Podcasts with” on your favorite podcast catchers, including Apple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts, or Spotify!


Written, Hosted, and Edited by Danny Horn

Guests: Bonnie Erickson and Peter Savieri

Artwork by Dave Hulteen, Jr.

Executive Producer: Joe Hennes

Special Thanks to Peter Savieri, David Solove and the Editors of Muppet Wiki

Theme Music: “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love” by Peggy Lee

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