Before he was the tallest man on late night TV, Conan O’Brien cut his teeth as a writer for The Simpsons in the early ’90s. One of the more famous episodes that O’Brien penned was 1993’s “Marge vs. the Monorail”, in which a conman named Lyle Lanley tricks Springfield into building a monorail. You may still remember the words to this lil’ ditty.
On Friday night, O’Brien waxed nostalgia and revisited the episode that’s “haunted” him for 21 years, as he led a performance of “The Monorail Song” during “The Simpsons Take the Bowl”. Taking place at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, the star-studded tribute concert celebrated the show’s 25th anniversary.
Dressed in the same regale as Lanley, O’Brien delivered a hilarious take on the song with accompaniment from the Los Angeles Gay Mens’ Choir and the show’s own Hank Azaria. Watch fan-shot footage below.
The evening also featured the Gay Mens’ Chorus singing the Stonecutters anthem “We Do”, Nancy Cartwright (Bart) and Yeardley Smith (Lisa) performing “Minimum Wage Nanny” from the Shary Bobbins episode, and John Lovitz apeing the Troy McClure classic “Stop the Planet of the Apes, I Want to Get Off”. “Weird Al” Yankovic also made an appearance to revisit his John Mellencamp parody entitled “Homer and Marge”. Watch more clips below.