Conan O'Brien Will Sing 'The Monorail Song' At The Simpsons' Hollywood Bowl Show
For fans of The Simpsons, the upcoming show at the Hollywood Bowl in September already sounded pretty amazing. Simpsons voice actors and Matt Groening will be on hand at the orchestra-backed show to re-enact classic moments and provide anecdotes. Many former guests stars-including Jon Lovitz and Weird Al—are making appearances, and now, Conan O'Brien has signed on to sing "The Monorail Song."In an interview with Buzzfeed UK, O'Brien revealed that the Simpsons folks called him up to ask if he'd perform the "Monorail" number with the Los Angeles Gay Men's Chorus. O'Brien agreed.
Written by O'Brien, the 1993 "Marge vs. The Monorail" episode of The Simpsons is a classic. The plot revolves around what Springfield should do with a $3 million windfall they get from Mr. Burns, after he is fined by the EPA for dumping nuclear waste into the river. Marge suggests they renovate Main Street, but a shady conman named Lyle Lanley (voiced by the late Phil Hartman) uses the power of song and dance to convince them they need a monorail.
'The Simpsons Take the Bowl' runs September 12-14 at the Hollywood Bowl. Ticket information and times can be found here.