Monorail song performed live by Conan O'Brien for Simpsons Take the Hollywood Bowl (VIDEO).

Watch Conan O’Brien Sing the Monorail Song

Watch Conan O’Brien Sing the Monorail Song

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Sept. 15 2014 9:05 AM

Watch Conan O’Brien Sing the Monorail Song

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On Friday night, The Simpsons took over the Hollywood Bowl, celebrating the show with a bevy of its beloved musical numbers performed by an all-star cast. The standout tune may have been “The Monorail Song” as sung by Conan O’Brien, the man who wrote the episode it’s featured in, “Marge vs. the Monorail.”

Conan kicked things off by explaining the melange of influences that found their way into that episode and why that particular installment of The Simpsons continues to haunt him. And he dedicated the song to the man who sang it on the show, Phil Hartman.

David Haglund is the literary editor of NewYorker.com.