When I asked them if they had pressured and had a real conversation about turning the concept into a feature film, Lord laughed and said “define ‘truth'” before getting (a little) more serious about the subject. “We hung out with Davey [Franco] He once said, ‘What if the movie is written and directed by your characters and you’re desperately trying to get the rights to the Hall and Oates songs but can’t?’
Miller agreed and said, “I really think the wait would be to get the real rights from Hall and Oates from realizing how much we love them and value their music.” Lord closed the issue, referring to the blocking of music rights as an “insurmountable obstacle”.
To quote Jim Carrey’s “Stupid and Dumb” character, Lloyd Christmas: “So you’re telling me there’s a chance!”
Dear Daryl Hall and John Oates, in case you have a Google alert set for your name, let me humbly ask you to take this opportunity to give these guys the rights to your songs. It’s been more than 15 years since “Walk Hard” twisted the biographical formula to the point of destroying it forever. But as Hollywood continues to monetize the formula with hits like “Bohemian Rhapsody,” we can hope that a comedy duo like Lord and Miller will come along and follow in the footsteps of “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story” and put their own stories. Turn on your timeless music. And hey, think about how many extra records you’ll sell!
While we’re all waiting to see if this project materializes, you can take another look at the hilarity of the original preview that appears at the end of the late-night clip:
“We shot for three or four hours. We couldn’t stop talking nonsense about Hall & Oates.”
– The Show Tonight (@FallonTonight) January 27, 2022
“The Afterparty” season 2 premieres on Apple TV+ on July 12, 2023.