Conan O'Brien Will Sing The MonoRail Song Live At The Hollywood Bowl
O'Brien wrote/produced the monorail episode
Conan O’Brien will be performing “The Monorail Song”, from the classic Simpsons episode “Marge Vs. the Monorail” as part of a three-day finale spectacular at The Holloywood Bowl.
O’Brien, who wrote and produced the infamous episode, will join current cast members as they perform famous classic moments from The Simpsons. So far, Nancy Cartwright (Bart Simpson), Hank Azaria (Moe, Apu, Chief Wiggum) and Yeardley Smith (Lisa Simpson) are all scheduled to appear. Phil Hartman, who played the conman Lyle Lanley, passed away in 1998.
“Two days before I left to come to England, my phone rang and it was The Simpsons. And they said that they were doing a live show at the Hollywood Bowl, and all the actors are going to do the voices, and, ‘Would you be a special guest star and sing ‘The Monorail Song’ with the Los Angeles Gay Men’s Choir [actually the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles]?’ And the answer there is ‘YES’, so I am going to do that I think in September,” explained Conan to Buzzfeed.
‘Marge vs The Monorail features in The Simpson’ fourth season, sees the inhabitants of Springfield fall for a charismatic conman selling a state of the art monorail system after $3m is raised from Mr Burns dumping nuclear waste and being fined. Having purchased the damned thing and installed Homer Simpson as the conductor, it becomes painfully clear that the monorail system is fatally flawed and dangerously unsafe.
Al Jean, producer for The Simpsons confirmed that Conan will be performing. He said “yes it is true; Conan has agreed to do the Monorail song in all three shows September 12, 13 and 14. I called and asked him and was very excited that he agreed. For Simpsons fans I think this will be a once in a lifetime (ok three times in a lifetime) experience.”