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Videos: Performances From 'The Simpsons Take The Bowl', Including Conan Singing 'The Monorail Song'
As a part of The Simpsons 25th anniversary, which included the mega-marathon that recently ran on FXX, the Hollywood Bowl is hosting The Simpsons Take The Bowl this weekend, a musical celebration of the beloved animated sitcom. The first night of the gala kicked off Friday evening, and attendees, through the power of social media, did us all a favor and uploaded videos of performances from a list of special guests that included "Weird" Al Yankovic, Hans Zimmer, and Jon Lovitz.
The highlight was a musical number that was a part of what is universally considered one of the best Simpsons episodes ever. Late night host Conan O'Brien appeared as the character Lyle Lanley (previously voiced by the late Phil Hartman) to sing "The Monorail Song" from the episode Marge vs. The Monorail, an episode that O'Brien wrote. He was backed by the Gay Men's Chrous of Los Angeles.
Below are other awesome performances from the show, which continues tonight and tomorrow night. Big ups to YouTube user Witherwings7 who was amazing and uploaded all of these.
"Weird" Al does a Simpsons-themed rendition of a familiar John Mellencamp song:
The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles performs "Spider Pig"
Nancy Cartwright and Yeardly Smith perform "Minimum Wage Nanny" from Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious
The Gay Men's Chorus performs "We Do (The Stonecutters' Song)" from Homer The Great
Jon Lovitz performs "Stop The Planet Of The Apes, I Want To Get Off!" from A Fish Called Selma
Kipp Lennon (who did Michael Jackson's singing voice in Stark Raving Dad) sings "Happy Birthday Lisa"