|Written by||Jeff Moss|
|Publisher|| Festival Attractions, Inc.|
Sesame Street Inc.
"Sad" is a Sesame Street song sung by Little Jerry and the Monotones. The song talks about how it's ok to feel sad and to cry when bad things happen. Little Jerry enumerates some of the things that he's sad about. At the end of the song, Big Jeffy tells him that's it's ok to cry if he feels sad, but that it makes him sad to see Little Jerry so upset. Everybody else in the number feels so sorry for him that they start to cry as well, leading the whole band to break down in sobs while forming a group hug.
- During Big Jeffy's closing verse, he makes references to the songs "Tears On My Pillow" by Little Anthony and the Imperials and "It's My Party" by Lesley Gore.
- Two different takes of the song were filmed (one formerly on Sesame Street's website and the other on their YouTube Channel). In one filmed take (see the attached video to the right), during Big Jeffy's verse at the end, his hat begins to come loose and eventually falls off.
- The song is referenced twice in Episode 2867. Once at the beginning when Mike tries to sing it but can't remember the words, and again when Elmo rehearses a short version of the song with Big Jeffy and Little Chrissy.
- Mad/Sad (single, 1976)
- The Rarest of the Rare Collector's Showcase Volume 3 (2000)