List of The Proud Family episodes

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The Proud Family is an American animated television series about an African-American family. Originally piloted for Nickelodeon,[1] it was eventually picked up by the Disney Channel in 2001. The show was created by Bruce W. Smith, and is produced by his studio, Jambalaya Studios.

While basically a sitcom, The Proud Family presents young audiences with different daily situations that many teenagers might have to face during their teenage and adult years. Although The Proud Family has ended with the final episode, a made-for-TV The Proud Family Movie was released on August 19, 2005.

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired (U.S. dates)
First aired Last aired
1 21 September 21, 2001 (2001-09-21) May 24, 2002 (2002-05-24)
2 20 September 27, 2002 (2002-09-27) September 26, 2003 (2003-09-26)
3 13 October 11, 2003 (2003-10-11) August 19, 2005 (2005-08-19)

Season 1 (2001–02)[edit]

Series # Season # Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod. code
1 1 "Bring It On" Mucci Fassett Doreen Spicer September 21, 2001 (2001-09-21) 101
When a rich new family moves in next door to the Prouds, the parents hit it off right away, but Penny can't get along with their luxurious but vain daughter LaCienega, who tries out for cheerleading with Penny.
2 2 "Strike" TBA TBA September 22, 2001 (2001-09-22) 106
Penny and her friends feel like they are not getting enough money to do whatever they want to do, so they go on strike.
3 3 "Rumors" TBA Silvia Cardenas Olivas September 28, 2001 (2001-09-28) 105
A rumor involving Penny and Myron (the school nerd) is spread. Penny's reputation is ruined, and even her friends believe the rumor. Her frenemy, LaCienega started the rumor, and another rumor spreads about LaCienega trying to steal Myron away from Penny.
4 4 "Tiger Whisperer" TBA TBA October 5, 2001 (2001-10-05) 104
Penny is bored sick of her mother's veterinary job on "Go To Work With Your Mother Day", until a magician with a very despondent tiger shows up at the clinic. Penny forms a bond with the tiger, but her mother, Trudy becomes wary. Oscar tries to go to a basketball game, but the only way he can go is if he sells ice cream at the game, which attracts women, including Wizard Kelly's gorgeous wife, Ginger S. Kelly.
5 5 "EZ Jackster" Mucci Fassett David Wyatt October 12, 2001 (2001-10-12) 103
Penny is used as a tool to infect the whole world with a website marketing illegal free music downloads using the philosophy that "free music is our birthright." This episode is based on The Matrix.
6 6 "Spelling Bee" TBA Jayne Hamil November 16, 2001 (2001-11-16) 111
When Wizard Kelly launches a spelling bee competition, Oscar forces Penny to train and makes her enter the competition so that he can re-live his glory days all over again, but the son of a contestant who lost to Oscar in a spelling bee that happened years ago made other ways to win the competition.
7 7 "She's Got Game" TBA Doreen Spicer November 23, 2001 (2001-11-23) 109
Penny tries out for the football team, but the coach won't let her play because she is a girl.
8 8 "Forbidden Date" TBA Dana Hali November 30, 2001 (2001-11-30) 108
Breaking her father's strict "no-dating rule", Penny goes with her friends to the amusement park. She ends up with an un-popular, overweight boy named Carlos. Penny thought that Carlos would be a nerd, but ended up being a very caring person and saves Bebe and Cece's lives when they sneak on a roller coaster after they escape from the baby care center at the park.
9 9 "Teacher's Pet" Mucci Fassett Calvin Brown, Jr. December 7, 2001 (2001-12-07) 107
Penny's grades fall victim to a longtime grudge held between her teacher Ms. Dinkins and Suga Mama. Oscar and Trudy decide enroll the twins in a private pre-school, but change their minds at the last minute. Thanks to Penny in the end, Suga Mama and Ms. Dinkins became friends again and Ms. Dinkins does the right thing and changes the grade on Penny's paper from a "D" to the one she deserves an "A".
10 10 "Don't Leave Home Without It" Mucci Fassett Michael Carrington & James E. West II January 4, 2002 (2002-01-04) 112

Penny is given a credit card, leaving her to spend massively without her parents' knowledge.

Special Guest Star: Steve Harvey as The Credit Card
11 11 "Seven Days Of Kwanzaa" TBA TBA January 11, 2002 (2002-01-11) 119
The Proud Family is taught an important lesson about the true meaning of Christmas and Kwanzaa by a homeless family.
12 12 "Makeover" TBA Jeny Quine February 8, 2002 (2002-02-08) 113
Penny, Dijonay and LaCienega turn Zoey into the perfect date, but will they be able to do the same with Olay Gross? Meanwhile, BeBe and CeCe get their pictures taken, but end up in a baby diaper commercial thanks to Oscar.
13 13 "The Party" TBA Mark Swinton February 15, 2002 (2002-02-15) 114

Penny is the pooper at her own party when everyone decides to go to LaCienega's party instead.

Guest Star: Lou Rawls as Himself
14 14 "Love Thy Neighbor" Mucci Fassett TBA February 22, 2002 (2002-02-22) 115
The Boulevardez's house burns down, forcing the Boulevardez family to move in with the Prouds. While living with them, Penny finds out about a deep secret of LaCienega's. Meanwhile, Oscar then becomes jealous when BeBe and CeCe begin calling Felix their father.
15 15 "I Had A Dream" Mucci Fassett TBA March 15, 2002 (2002-03-15) 116
Penny is taught a lesson about respecting her African American heritage and how Black History Month was started. At the end, she recites the "I Have A Dream" speech by Martin Luther King.
16 16 "I Love You Penny Proud" TBA Doreen Spicer March 22, 2002 (2002-03-22) 117
Penny is guilt-tripped into forming a relationship with an obnoxious boy in a wheelchair on Valentine's Day.
17 17 "Puff's Magic Adventure" Douglas McCarthy T. Smith III March 29, 2002 (2002-03-29) 110
Due to a series of mishaps, Puff ends up lost overseas, and Suga Mamma is a wreck because of it.
18 18 "Enter The Bullies" Mucci Fassett James E. West II April 12, 2002 (2002-04-12) 102
The Gross Sisters call Penny out after she clues the school principal in on their bullying ways. Meanwhile, BeBe and CeCe visit Dr. Payne for their flu shots in which they cry because Oscar thinks they don't know what a shot or the doctor's office is.
19 19 "The Altos" TBA TBA April 26, 2002 (2002-04-26) 120
Sticky joins a crew of bullies after his parents' divorce.
20 20 "Hip-Hop Helicopter" Mucci Fassett Calvin Brown, Jr. May 3, 2002 (2002-05-03) 118
Penny and her friends form a dance group known as "LPDZ", and dance on "Hip-Hop Helicopter", a famous dance show. Oscar gets furious due to their skimpy outfits. *Notes*: Hip-Hop Helicopter is a parody of Soul Train. In this episode, we learn that Dijonay's cousin Bethany works for Hip-Hop Helicopter.
21 21 "Romeo Must Wed" TBA Calvin Brown, Jr. May 24, 2002 (2002-05-24) 121
Penny has a crush on Kwok, who is arranged to be married to another girl because of the traditions of where his parents are from in China. Meanwhile, Penny and Kwok are playing the title roles in the school production of Romeo and Juliet. Meanwhile, Trudy's big sister Diana a famous actress is visiting from New York.

Season 2 (2002–03)[edit]

  • Penny and Oscar were present for all episodes.
  • Trudy and suger mama was absent for three episodes each
  • BeBe and CeCe were absent for nine episodes.
Series # Season # Title Original air date Prod. code
22 1 "A Star Is Scorned" September 27, 2002 (2002-09-27) 204
A music company hears about the group "LPDZ" and they all get a recording deal. Everything turns out well for them until Penny decides to sing solo.
23 2 "A Hero For Halloween" October 24, 2002 (2002-10-24) 201

Penny gets super powers when she eats her father's Halloween snacks.

Absent: BeBe and CeCe
24 3 "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thingy Baby" October 25, 2002 (2002-10-25) 202

Trudy gets Oscar to try to get a popular cartoon character to come to BeBe and CeCe's birthday party, but Penny suspects the woman who plays the character is having an affair with her father. Penny then tells her not to come to the party and the babies attack Oscar.

Absent: BeBe and CeCe
25 4 "Poetic Justice" November 8, 2002 (2002-11-08) 205

Penny teaches Dijonay how to spit poetry, who does poorly at first, but does phenomenal on stage, leaving a jealous Penny in her wake. Meanwhile, the Prouds' 9-year-old neighbor, Peabo annoys Oscar by getting him electrocuted, caught by Trudy when he was being seduced by two beautiful lifeguards, and attacked by a giant bird.

Absent: suger mama, BeBe and CeCe
26 5 "Behind The Family Lines" December 13, 2002 (2002-12-13) 206

Trudy and Oscar's families visit for Bebe and Cece's baptism but they can't seem to get along until in the end.

Absent: suger mama
27 6 "Hooray For Iesha" January 3, 2003 (2003-01-03) 203
Penny's favorite TV show "Iesha" gets canceled, leaving the girls to go to Hollywood to convince the writers to put it back. Once it does, Penny learns Iesha is not who she thought she was.
28 7 "Camping Trip" February 17, 2003 (2003-02-17) 208
Oscar and Felix get a camper and the kids are forced on a camping trip but when a big wave comes in and wipes away the trailer they have to learn how to survive while Oscar and Felix go get help.
29 8 "Crouching Trudy, Hidden Penny" March 7, 2003 (2003-03-07) 211
Penny picks up Karate, but when she wants to switch to a more popular training area, her mother forbids her and wants her to stick to it.
30 9 "Pulp Boot Camp" March 28, 2003 (2003-03-28) 210

Penny hooks up with the Gross Sisters to do a school expose on bullies so she can get a spot on the school newspaper staff. However, she winds up becoming just like them and starts bullying all her friends. When her bad behavior begins to affect her home life, her parents send her to boot camp to straighten her up. Penny is the narrator for this episode.

Absent: BeBe and CeCe
31 10 "Tween Town" April 11, 2003 (2003-04-11) 212
When Penny lies to her parents and sneaks to a teen nightclub, she gets in trouble and is grounded. However, Al Roker overhears her wishing that all the parents on earth would disappear and grants her wish.
32 11 "One In A Million" April 18, 2003 (2003-04-18) 209
When Penny wins a chance to win $1,000,000 by shooting a half-court shot at the All-Star basketball game, Oscar convinces her to let him take the shot instead in order to fulfill a lifelong dream.
33 12 "Hmmm... Tastes Like" May 9, 2003 (2003-05-09) 216

Suga Mama makes some treats which end up having the secret that she puts her foot in it to make the snacks which makes everyone she sold it to sick. Also, there's a song from The Wiz in there.

Absent: Trudy
34 13 "There's Something About Rene" May 23, 2003 (2003-05-23) 215
When the Proud family is in disarray, Trudy hires a nanny, Rene. When Trudy comes back, she is jealous to find that Rene has become a mother figure to the family, and that Oscar is attracted to the beautiful woman.
35 14 "Adventures In Bebe Sitting" June 20, 2003 (2003-06-20) 218
Penny and her friends get tickets to go to a concert, but she and Dijonay have to stay home and babysit since both their parents go on a couples retreat. But Dijonay decides to ditch Penny to go to the concert, leaving Penny with Dijonay's wild and troublesome brothers and sisters.
36 15 "Surf and Turf" June 27, 2003 (2003-06-27) 207

Dijonay attempts to kiss Sticky, by entering a contest where she chooses a boy to kiss her or diss her with a huge prize if she is kissed, but regardless, Sticky rejects her. This leaves Dijonay heartbroken, so she attempts to make him jealous by asking the new kid, Duke to the Beach Blanket Bananza. Her plan works leaving Sticky jealous.

Absent: suger mama, BeBe and CeCe

Afterwards, Djonay and Duke enter a beach competition, as a reversal Sticky gets Penny to enter the contest with him. Meanwhile, Suga Mama and Papi enter as well and are used as side-comedy. The three teams made it to the final round, a surf contest. during the contest Djonay and Sticky are more focused on showing off to one another. Finally, Sticky, Penny, Duke, and Djonay lost to Suga Mama and Papi, leaving Djonay back where she was with Sticky.
37 16 "The Legend of Johnny Lovely" July 25, 2003 (2003-07-25) 213

Papi sings about a mysterious young stranger who sweeps all the girls of Wizville off their feet.

Absent: Trudy,BeBe and CeCe
38 17 "The Camp, The Counselor, The Mole, And The Rock" August 1, 2003 (2003-08-01) 214

Oscar uses Peabo to listen in on Penny's conversation about her having a crush on a boy, Tory.

Absent: BeBe and CeCe
39 18 "It Takes A Thief" September 12, 2003 (2003-09-12) 217

While LaCienega goes on a date with Wizard Kelly's son, Wizard Jr., Penny, Dijonay, and Zoey get a job at a department store, but get fired when a watch is stolen. However, in a video where Oscar was filming an attractive woman's butt while she was bending over, they realize that Bebe and Cece stole the watch.

Absent: Trudy, BeBe and CeCe
40 19 "Wedding Bell Blues" September 19, 2003 (2003-09-19) 219
Suga Mama falls in love with Clarence, but Oscar tries to prove it's nothing but a facade.
41 20 "Penny Potter" September 26, 2003 (2003-09-26) 220
Sugar Mama's sister Spice comes to visit and she has the power to move things and tries to get money off Oscar. In this episode, we learn that Suga Mama and Spice hate each other.

Season 3 (2003–05)[edit]

  • Penny, Trudy, Oscar, and Suga Mama were present for all episodes.
  • BeBe and CeCe were absent for three episodes.
Series # Season # Title Original air date Prod. code
42 1 "Monkey Business" May 26, 2004 (2004-05-26) 304
R&B singer Mariah Carey's pet monkey, François, gets taken to Trudy's veterinary office after he passes out from eating a Proud Snack. Oscar takes Mr. Chips to Trudy, but forgets about him when he starts trying to flirt with Mariah, and François and Mr. Chips get switched. Oscar tries to make money off of François (thinking he's Mr. Chips) because he can play the piano, while Mr. Chips is living a luxurious life with Mariah.
43 2 "Thelma and Luis" October 11, 2003 (2003-10-11) 301
After flooding Felix's house, Papi is sent to a retirement home called Happy Endings. However, it is secretly an okra farm, where the residents are forced to work on the fields all day. When Penny and friends discover this, having come in before visiting hours, they attempt to reveal this to their parents, only for the farm to adequately camouflage itself during visiting hours. Only Sugar Mama believes them, noticing the difference in feet size between Papi and his impostor. The next night, Sticky, Zoey, Lacieniga, Penny, Dijonay, and Suga Mama go and rescue Papi. But while the two are taking a trip to Las Vegas, the farm's manager, Helga, is intent on retrieving Papi.
44 3 "Culture Shock" December 5, 2004 (2004-12-05) 306
Each of the students at school have to go into another family and write an essay on their experiences. Penny goes to the Zamin family (a Muslim family) finding out there is more to them than meets the eye.
45 4 "Election" November 7, 2003 (2003-11-07) 302
Penny tries to win an election against Wizard Jr., but in the end, Myron ends up winning the election.
46 5 "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" February 13, 2005 (2005-02-13) 303
LaCienega and ordinary looking classmate Agatha Ordinario with long brown hair enter a singing competition (similar to American Idol) where the winner gets to sing with R&B/Soul singer Alicia Keys. Agatha is the better singer by far, but when Wizard Kelly fixes the votes, LaCienega is forced to make a tough decision.
47 6 "Smack Mania 6: Mongo Vs. Mama's Boy" February 20, 2005 (2005-02-20) 305

Mongo the wrestler gets sick of "Proud Snacks" and asks Oscar to defend his title belt.

Absent: BeBe and CeCe
48 7 "Suga Mama's Believers" February 27, 2005 (2005-02-27) 307

Suga Mama coaches Penny's baseball team as they have trouble believing due to Oscar's bad coaching skills.

Absent: BeBe and CeCe
49 8 "Twins To Tweens" March 17, 2005 (2005-03-17) 308
Penny, tired of baby-sitting her younger siblings, wishes they were old enough to take care of themselves. Al Roker grants Penny's wish and turns Cece and Bebe into teens, but they turn out to be a lot more popular than her.
50 9 "She Drives Me Crazy" March 24, 2005 (2005-03-24) 309
When Suga Mama is caught with an expired driver's license and has to get a new one at the DMV, Penny gets in an accident trying to tell Suga Mama to pull over.
51 10 "Who You Callin' A Sissy" March 31, 2005 (2005-03-31) 310

Michael and LaCienega are planning on going to the dance together, mainly because Michael has prepared an exotic dress for her. Soon after Michael gets called a sissy, the bullies get a traumatizing experience from a bully version of Michael.

Absent: BeBe and CeCe
52 11 "Psycho Duck" August 12, 2005 (2005-08-12) 311
Penny saves a duck when he's drowning. But soon the duck, Chester, goes psycho when Penny tells him to go home.
53–54 12-13 "The Proud Family Movie" August 19, 2005 (2005-08-19) TV movie

In the series finale, the day before Penny turns 16, her dad insists that she can't be a Spare Change dancer. However, Penny sneaks out of the house, and meets the rapper 15 Cent. Meanwhile, her dad failed to enter a snack academy. 15 Cent drives her home and Penny kisses him, and as her father yells, she's embarrassed. Penny is given the worst grounding she has ever received, and a rift begins between father and child, the culmination of the entire series. Her mom, Trudy, gives Penny the birthday present from her dad. All of a sudden, her family is invited on a cruise ship.

They later learn it's a plot by the evil Dr. Carver (Arsenio Hall), who wants Oscar's secret to his new Proud Snack. Since Oscar won't reveal the secret, Dr. Carver sends peanut-shaped clones of Penny, Oscar, Trudy, Bebe & Cece, Suga Mama, and Puff back home. And the only place they will find the secret to the snack was in Penny's birthday present her necklace. In the end, they use Penny's necklace to make peanut butter clones who later get destroyed, leaving the peanut family to their business of eating hotdogs and performing 15 Cent's song, featuring Penny, Dijonay, Lacienga, and Zoey.

Guest Stars: Omarion as 15 Cent and LisaRaye as the Dancing Cherographer

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