Conan O'Brien does Dr. Frankenstein in spoken-word single 'And They Call Me Mad?'
Any longtime Conan O’Brien fan knows the former Late Night and Tonight Show host has already had a run-in or two (or three) with Mary Shelley’s famed monster. (Even if the Late Night segment “Frankenstein Wastes a Minute of Our Time” should have really been called “Frankenstein’s Monster Wastes a Minute of Our Time.” But let’s not be too picky here, hm?)
So perhaps it’s not too strange that today O’Brien released an improvised, spoken-word single titled “And They Call Me Mad?”, which chronicles another meeting with Frankenstein’s monster. (The single comes from his spoken-word album of the same name, which will be released tomorrow.) In the single, O’Brien impersonates Dr. Frankenstein, whose likes — in his version — include lattes and nonthreatening names (like Benny and Willie) for his creatures, and dislikes include spam from sites like http://www.corpse.com. (The kinda-creepy real site, incidentally, does have a “shopping” section, but does not actually sell real dead bodies. Bad news for med students and MTV casting directors.) The whole single plays kind of like one of William Shatner’s bizarro spoken-word covers, but still manages to be funny without the presence of narcotics.
Take a listen after the jump!