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 Jeffy and Little Chrissy in Episode 2867.


  • This is one of the very few times where each member gets their own solo line.
  • Jerry Nelson does double-duty by providing back-up vocals for the Pumpkin Monotone in addition to Little Jerry in this song. It also features the first instance of Christopher Cerf providing back-up vocals for the group's songs.
  • In one of the few instances were Little Jerry's dashiki is put on backwards, his usual front part has a tear in it in the end.
  • Uploads on and Shalom Sesame's YouTube channel include postroll footage with the Muppets being lowered out of camera range.



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