What if Oates from hit soul/pop/rock duo Hall & Oates reunited with his mustache, only to find it's voiced by stand-up comedian Dave Attell and helping him fight crime and making merry mischief? That's what I could gather from this new two-minute trailer for a possible cartoon series called J-Stache. Roll the clip! (Roll the clip? Funny or Die had this on the home page this morning, and yet, hearing/seeing some technical difficulties as it got pulled shortly after I posted it — please be patient!)
The video may be in flux…
But you can see the J-Stache FOD page, Facebook fan page, or Ride the Mustache blog. It all comes from Primary Wave Music Publishing (you can see the brand on the hood of his car), which owns rights to some big Hall & Oates hits from the 1980s, and attempts to introduce Oates to a new generation of music-buying fans. About a year ago, Oates told Billboard magazine "there's even talk of the mustache trying to bring new bands into the picture." He's talking about the cartoon stache, natch. Billboard goes on to report that the full animated pilot will be closer to 10 minutes before being shopped to TV networks, and will include appearances by David Crosby, Tom Selleck and more (Geraldo Rivera is in the clip above — waffles?!).
Coincidentally, Comedy Central hosted its first rebroadcast last night of Dave Attell's most recent HBO special, Captain Miserable.