Meet the Beetles

I watched Sesame Street far later in life than I suspect you are meant to without having had children of your own.

It always made for great comfort food TV, in part because it had catchy songs but also there were the Muppets, and when they appeared there was a good chance that you were going to see something that ended up in chaos and anarchy.

Yet there were occasions when Sesame Street also lovingly sent up pop culture, like this video featuring the ‘Beetles’ singing Letter B, a good-natured homage to Let it Be.

Richard Hunt, who is dearly, dearly missed, provides the lead vocal, and Christopher Cerf, who has a very interesting family and professional history (and was the inspiration for Chrissy of Chrissy and the Alphabeats), wrote the song:

Really, if this doesn’t make you smile, I cannot imagine anything will.

The band’s output was relatively limited, compared to the actual Beatles, but it did last long enough to collaborate with Cookie Monster on Hey Food.

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