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Written by Jeff Moss
Date 1970
Publisher Festival Attractions, Inc.
First Episode 0240

"Mad" is the debut performance of Little Jerry and the Monotones on Sesame Street. In the song, whose chorus and beat are reminiscent of "Get a Job" by the Silhouettes, Little Jerry describes the anger he feels towards adverse situations, gradually becoming more aggressive as he sings. The Monotones chant how very, very angry they are throughout, and the song ends with the band furiously storming off stage.

The song has been referenced in street stories featuring the Monotones. A brief clip of the insert appeared in Episode 2452, and Mike sings a few verses in Episode 2867 to Little Chrissy and Big Jeffie, who are less than impressed.

Notes

  • The album performance of the song begins with an announcer (Jeff Moss) introducing the band, marking one of the earliest mentions of their name.
  • In the band's debut appearance, Fran Brill and Caroll Spinney provide backing vocals with Jeff Moss on bass in the TV version of the song.
  • As the Pumpkin Monotone makes his way off the stage, a pin can be seen holding his nose together.

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