Miss Piggy Joins Kermit at the Smithsonian

Kermit and Miss Piggy
© Henson Associates / Courtesy of Everett Collection

One of America’s favorite animal power couples has finally been reunited, for good.

Miss Piggy was among 20 puppets and props to be donated to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History this week, in honor of creator Jim Henson’s 77th birthday.

Her beloved “Kermie,” who co-starred with her on The Muppet Show (1976-81), was already a part of the museum’s Jim Henson Collection. The two have been apart for 19 years.

Miss Piggy’s designer and builder, Connie Erickson, told ABC News she thinks the famous actress is “very happy” to be reunited with her love, but joked “I’m not sure how Kermit feels.”  

Many of items donated this week are the first constructions of characters from Henson’s early work in television commercials, The Muppet Show, Fraggle Rock and Sesame Street.

The original Kermit, who was not yet a frog when he debuted in the 1950s, will go on display at the Washington museum in November. Miss Piggy will go on exhibit in March, and will be a part of the permanent American Stories collection.


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