PERFORMER Bob Payne principal performer
  Allen Swift voice
DEBUT 1975
DESIGN Jim Henson,
Don Sahlin,
Dave Goelz original sketches

The Mirinda Craver was featured in a series of Mirinda ads. The character was a green creature who craved Mirinda soft drinks, and would often do whatever it took to get one.

The character was performed by Bob Payne with Louise Gold, Dave Holman, and Faz Fazakas assisting.[1]

The Craver was envisioned in initial sketch designs with more vibrant colors (purple, red, and orange), which ultimately changed to deeper shades of green. The puppet had complex facial mechanisms that mobilized his eyes and hair (which twirled around when he guzzled down his desired drink).


  1. Jim Henson's Red Book entry

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  • Who voiced the Mirinda Craver?

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