Written by Jeff Moss
Date 1972
Publisher Festival Attractions, Inc.
First Episode 0408

"Proud" is a Sesame Street song by Little Jerry and the Monotones about self-pride in accomplishments and abilities. Little Jerry names things he's proud of, while the Monotones sing anecdotes of those of other people's achievements. The performance ends with the band posing for a closing shot as the audience cheers on them.

The song was referenced twice in later episodes involving storylines with the band. A brief clip during a cutaway verse was used in Episode 2452. A short version of the song was also performed by Elmo with Big Jeffie and Little Chrissy in Episode 2867.


  • This is one of the very few times where each member gets their own solo line.
  • Christopher Cerf supplies vocals for the first time on a Sesame Street song, voicing the Lavender Monotone. Jerry Nelson doubles as the Pumpkin Monotone in addition to vocalizing for Little Jerry.
  • Little Jerry's dashiki, which has a visible tear in the front, is worn backwards.
  • Uploads on and Shalom Sesame's YouTube channel include post-roll footage with the Muppets being lowered out of frame.



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