ウェブサイトDen Of Geekに「ビートルズはセサミストリートを訴えたのか？」と題された記事が掲載されている。同記事では、セサミストリートの音楽プロデューサーのクリス・サーフが”Let It Be"のパロディー”Letter B”を作ったいきさつが紹介されている。彼は”Hey Jude"のパロディー”Hey Food"も制作したが、これらのパロディー制作について、ビートルズにではなく、ノーザン・ソングスに訴えられた。
On the Den Of Geek website there is a story titled ‘Did The Beatles Really Sue Sesame Street?’ In the story, they explain how Chris Cerf, who was the music producer for Sesame Street, wrote a parody of ‘Let It Be’ for the show called ‘Letter B’. He also wrote a ‘Hey Food’ parody for ‘Hey Jude’. He was then sued for doing these parodies by Northern Songs, not the Beatles directly.
Cerf explains; “But luckily for us, Michael Jackson bought the entire catalog and he thought the lawsuit was ridiculous. He settled the entire suit for $50.”
Cerf continues to explain. “The humor for me was that I had to write out a check to Michael Jackson for $50 and I figured I would come out ahead because he would endorse the check and then I could sell the autograph for more than $50, but unfortunately he used a rubber stamp, so that didn’t work out.”