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Sesame Street
Proud to Be Me
Air date September 17, 2014
Season Season 45 (2014-2015)
Written by Joey Mazzarino
Directed by Joey Mazzarino[1]
Sponsors Y, 9


Picture Segment Description
COLD OPEN What's the Word on the Street?: Skin

SCENE Mando welcomes the viewer as he draws a portrait of himself. He finds himself joined by Elmo, Abby and Big Bird, all dressed in snazzy outfits for today's meeting of the Sesame Street Snazzy Society. They point out how snazzy the viewer looks too. They can't start without their president - Segi, when a snazzy chicken and penguin chorus introduce her ("Make Way for Her Snazziness"). As Mando heads off, Segi begins the meeting with the club dance - the "Snazzy Shuffle."
SCENE cont'd Next, Segi is going to read the latest addition to the Snazzy Jazzy book series - Snazzy Jazzy and the Snazziest Toy. In the book, Snazzy Jazzy tries to find the snazziest toy in the toy store. She happens upon a teddy bear, but finds it's too brown to be snazzy. Segi suddenly stops reading and runs off with the book.


SCENE cont'd Mando finds Segi just as she tosses her tiara into the trash. She explains that if Snazzy Jazzy doesn't think brown is snazzy, she can't be snazzy either because of her brown skin. She adds it's in a book, so it must be true. Mando calls out Leela and Chris and asks Segi if she finds them snazzy. They then sing "The Color of Me" to show her the different shades of brown and how great they can be. Elmo, Abby and Big Bird join the group to continue the meeting and Segi sees how snazzy she can be. They all dance to the "Snazzy Shuffle" once more.
Song James Monroe Iglehart sings "My Beautiful Skin."
Muppets / Celebrity Lupita Nyong'o and Elmo talk about their skin.

Muppets In a Sesame Street News Flash, Murray gives a report on special people. He interviews a girl, who demonstrates her special ability to count in Mandarin. He also talks to a pair of kids who list what makes them special. Ovejita also chimes in with a word - ¡Especial!


Muppets Cookie's Crumby Pictures presents The Spy Who Loved Cookies (rated LTD, for "listening to directions.")
Cookie Monster plays Agent Double-Stuffed 7, who is sent to retrieve the queen's stolen cookie crown from Ladyfinger, who plans on dunking it into some milk. Cookie's superior tells him (via his communicator watch) how to work the control panels to all the doors, but Cookie doesn't listen and is pelted by falling chickens upon each mistake. When he finally learns to listen to the directions and remember them, he's able to infiltrate Ladyfinger's lair, rescue the crown and subdue her. He returns the crown, but pounces on the queen when he realizes what the crown's made from.
(First: Episode 4401)

Muppets Elmo and the gang introduce the letter of the day, Y, with a song and dance.
Cartoon "Why Do I Love the Letter Y"
(First: Episode 4265)
Muppets Murray continues his report by interviewing Sam, who made his own dog puppet.


Muppets / Animation Abby's Flying Fairy School
Mrs. Sparklenose steers the school to their field trip location: Colonial Trolliamsberg. However, Blögg (being half-Troll) seems down about the trip. When they arrive, the Troll guard asks them a riddle so they can pass: "What has one line down and one line across and you need it to tickle, and tie, and toss?" The guard also notices Blögg's wings, which he tries claiming are "armpit-coolers". Gonnigan and Abby ask Spot, who shows them the alphabet. They then realize the answer is the letter T.
Inside the town, Blögg makes more attempts to hide his wings by putting a backpack over them (causing everything inside to spill out) and a large sweater. Abby and Gonnigan meet a candlestick maker, who asks them to estimate how many ears full of wax it'll take to make one candle. Gonnigan's guess turns out to be right (6 ears worth). They then head to the center of town, where Garfunkel the Griffin is performing. However, Niblet's flash-photography causes Garfunkel to freak out and angrily fly to the sky and the only way to get him down is to whisper "Nap time" in his ear. Abby tries, but the person must be a troll. Mrs. Sparklenose explains to Blögg that sometimes "Differences make the difference", boosting his confidence and he flies up to put Garfunkel to sleep. Everyone in the town reveres him. (re-scored theme song)
(First: Episode 4205)
Muppets Count von Count and friends sing and stomp to find the number of the day - 9.
Cartoon Nine Spanish Dancers
(First: Episode 4262)
Animation Salty and Pierre, spicy detectives, ride on a train, hoping it will take them to the number 9. Salt counts 9 puffs of steam that form the number 9.
(First: Episode 4193)
Muppets "Spanish Me, English Me"
Muppets Murray interviews Kayla about what makes her special, then checks out a montage of other special things happening elsewhere. Murray concludes his broadcast.
Song "Count Me In" (remake)
(First: Episode 4305)
Muppets Elmo the Musical: Karate Master the MusicalElmo must use his karate-chopping abilities to stop a being known as the Ooze from destroying all the shapes in the town.
Muppets Murray announces the sponsors.


  • Big Bird is performed by Caroll Spinney in the beginning of the street story and Matt Vogel (both voice and puppetry) at the end.



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