Conan O’Brien rides monorail and references The Simpsons

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As a former writer and producer for The Simpsons, Conan O’Brien couldn’t help but reference a classic episode of the show when he rode the monorail.

It’s been many, many years since Conan O’Brien was a part of The Simpsons… but he’s not forgetting his roots!

In a new post on Conan’s official Twitter account, the late night funnyman reveals that he recently rode the monorail in Seattle. For many people, there’s nothing amusing about that. But for big fans of The Simpsons, such as Conan himself, there’s a hilarious irony in it!

In a classic episode of the animated sitcom, a conman convinces the residents of Springfield to hand him stacks of cash to build a monorail. Homer is hired to be the conductor on the monorail, not knowing that it’s all just a scam. To this day, fans of the series will instantly think of this episode when just hearing the word “monorail”.

Conan poses with the monorail sign in the image posted, and takes it a step further with the hashtag #HoJu. Only the biggest Simpsons fans would get that one, as it references a smaller joke from the same episode. Homer suggests to Bart that he could change his name to Homer Jr, noting that the other kids could call him “HoJu”.

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You can watch Conan O’Brien on Conan on TBS, and you can also watch The Simpsons, which is still making new episodes all these years later, on FOX.