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Bonnie Erickson with Statler, in 1975.

Bonnie Erickson (aka Bonnie Lewis) was part of the original design team for The Muppet Show. She first joined Jim Henson's team as a costume designer for The Frog Prince, became head of the workshop and continued to work with the Muppets team for many years.

Erickson is credited as the designer and builder of Miss Piggy, Statler and Waldorf, the Newsman, and the caricatures of Jim Henson, Frank Oz and Jerry Nelson for the Country Trio.

Erickson then moved to become Creative Director of the Product Division of Children's Television Workshop, a position which she held for 13 years.

Erickson now owns her own design and marketing company, Harrison/Erickson, Inc., where she creates characters for television and theater. A division, Acme Mascots, Inc. develops mascot programs for major league sports teams. Her best known mascots are the Phillie Phanatic and Youppi. Her advertising work includes the development of the first Happy Meal puppets for McDonald's.

Design credits

External links

  • Acme Mascots- Erickson's Design Company
  • Smithsonian Magazine "The Woman Behind Miss Piggy" by Anika Gupta, October 2008

This article uses material from the "Bonnie Erickson" article on the Muppet wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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