The cast and crew of The Simpsons debuted their big fancy live show last night, “The Simpsons Take the Bowl,” at the Hollywood Bowl in California. We’ve discussed the show a bit here before, and if reactions from the audience on Twitter were any indication (seriously, take a stroll through the #SimpsonsTakeTheBowl hashtag on Twitter, which is full of images and video and mind-bending tweets like this one), it lived up to even our loftiest expectations. I’m so jealous of the audience that I could scream. I might still scream. Haven’t ruled it out.
Luckily, one generous soul uploaded the most anticipated moment of the show to YouTube so we can all enjoy it. That highlight: Conan O’Brien, in full Lyle Lanley gear, performing “The Monorail Song” from the “Marge vs. The Monorail” episode of the show that he wrote over 20 years ago. After a brief opening in which he discusses the legacy of the episode and pays tribute to the original Lyle Lanley, Phil Hartman, he gives a lively, dance-y performance backed by the Los Angeles Gay Mens’ Choir, who also apparently performed “Spiderpig” during the festivities. (Yup, definitely gonna scream.) It’s as wonderful as you’re imagining. Enjoy.