Script leaks for the Up All Night music video (not really)


Today, David was kind enough to post this shot of his music video shoot for Up All Night.

Most fortunately, our intrepid, yet imaginary, SAz investigative team was able to get its non-existent hands on this leaked copy of the video script.


[exterior shot, mid-afternoon]

The camera zooms in across the green rolling hills of Tennessee to show a hesitant David Archuleta standing outside the front door of a farmhouse set far back from the road.

He knocks and knocks but no one seems to be home.

Music plays softly in the distance.

I am knocking standing at your door
Somewhere new I’ve never been before

David is welcomed in with open arms by a local farmer, his wife, 16 kids, 3 dogs, four geese and a partridge in a pear tree ….

The music swells.

Take me in and it feels like home
It’s getting late and I don’t want to go

David is visibly moved by the warm reception but hides his feelings well.

The camera follows David and the friendly family outside where they frolic and hike and play in harmony with nature and faraway from cellphone towers and strangers who he’s never met but are strangely named Mrs. Archuleta.

The family takes David to their private creek and shares their favourite pastime with him… frog hunting.

“I most furiously object to the content of this most egregious video and file a formal complaint with the SPCA, AMA, and the FFEF (Friends of Froggies Everywhere Foundation).”


After 37 frogs are caught, sauteed and served with butter thrown back into the creek, David takes a peaceful moonlight walk.

He imagines what it would be like to share this wonderful experience with a travel buddy someone special.

Something simple in the way this feels
Like love is something pure and real

It’s getting late and I have to leave
But tonight your memory is holding me

The scene fades to black then time shifts to several hours later and we see David back at home.

I’m wide awake with
All these feelings inside
Keeping me up all night
All these feelings inside
Pictures that cross my mind

They’re keeping me up all night
Keeping me up all night

[morning, exterior shot]

We see David returning to the farm house the next day. The sun is shining, the trees are glistening with dew and David’s hair has grown quite a bit overnight so he looks like an anime character.

Faint cheering is heard off in the distance.

The lovely family runs outside to meet David and drags him off to the creek for more frog hunting.

After their adventures by the creek, they give David a special gift. Something to add to his fake green plant collection.

It’s far too generous, he feels, so he tells them he can’t possibly accept it.

This does not go over well.

David thinks it best to accept the gift after all. I mean, you can’t have too many fake green plants, right?

See my heart and there’s an answered prayer
Feel the magic in the midnight air
Breathe it in I want to pass it on
The strength of finding somewhere you belong

All the emotions of the day catch up with David that night, however, and he struggles to get to sleep.

I’m wide awake with
All these feelings inside
Keeping me up all night
Pictures that cross my mind

So many thoughts, so many emotions… should I have taken that last frog’s leg chicken wing?

Does Orion, the hunter constellation, quench his thirst from the Big Dipper? Or is he more of a Little Dipper smoothie kind of guy??

The thoughts won’t stop…

They’re keeping me up all night
Keeping me up all night

And it doesn’t help that it’s a blazing heat wave….

The scene fades out then fades back in the next day…

David’s made peace with all his profound pondering and decides to write a song about his experience.

He tells the family and the news is met with an unexpected reaction.

But then he sings the song to them and they fall under the spell of The Archuleta. ‘Natch.

Here so small but I am safe and sound
Where I stand it feels like solid ground
No where else that I’d rather be
No greater gift than what you’ve given me

On the way home, David decides to help out a lonely soul at the side of the road who’d run out of gas.

As the credits roll, we all learn a lesson about what matters most in life. Safety first. Love thy neighbour as thyself.

They’re keeping me up all night, keeping me up all night.


NA gifs from the lovely & amazing @SamLou63!!!

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37 Responses to Script leaks for the Up All Night music video (not really)

  1. amb4da says:

    Hahahaaaa..well done, again! Tku. 😆
    ps. A video’s coming, a video’s coming!😃

  2. TaterZen says:

    Oh, TOfan. I can’t even… Can’t stop laughing that is. Just when I thought we might get a love song/video, the frog takes over. No wonder he was up all night.

    P.S. To quote amb4da, “A video’s coming, a video’s coming!”

  3. mlpb3 says:

    This is hilarious! Gave me a good laugh when I needed it! Poor froggies 🐸

  4. missbianca says:

    ROFLOL to the max! Who knew Up All Night was so similar in theme to Nandito Ako? Only you, my dear, only you. *continues giggling*

    I played the part of Woodstock from Peanuts in my stage debut in college. So I’m singularly qualified to play the small but vital role of the Partridge.

  5. You are so hilarious! I genuinely look forward to anything new that David posts, not only because, duh, it’s David, but because I know that there will soon be a Snowangelzz post that will make me bust out laughing. Thank you for the much needed laughter therapy TOfan!

  6. Anonymous says:

    This post reminds me of me wanting a DVD of nandito ako, any link where I can re watch it? 🙂

  7. Abrra says:


    H.I.L.A.R.I.O.U.S !!


  8. You seriously crack me up. 🙂 I loved Nandito Ako!

  9. Oh, one more thing…ST. LOUIS!!!!!!!

  10. peppertara says:

    Oh my gosh, hilarious! I don’t know what the funniest part of this is because it’s all laugh out loud funny, seriously. How nice that there is confirmation of a video coming and how nice that you provided us with script leaks, LOL.
    Thanks for the good laugh TOfan and I do hope there were no frogs dissected (I like the “thrown back in the creek scenario). 🙂

  11. janey79 says:

    too funny!

  12. Anonymous says:

    I especially liked the part about the family giving David the gift of the fake green plant. So funny!

  13. ray says:

    you are a writer bytrade, RIGHT, LOL.please don’t stop

  14. dangitdavid says:

    DYING!!!! OMG 🤣🤣🤣🤣 I can barely breathe right now lolol…that was hilarious 😆 Now I want to watch Nandito Ako again….and Sesame Street/The Muppets!! Well done my friend well done 👌👏🏼

  15. Spirit says:

    Another hilarious masterpiece, TOfan! Your mind is a wonderland!!

  16. oliveoil says:

    Tofan, this was soooooo funny !!!! Please keep doing what you do !!!!

  17. Anonymous says:

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    lighting this guy was lit 🎬🎼 #filmlife

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  18. refnaf says:

    How do you keep topping your own hilarity???
    I adore you and your writing

  19. djafan says:

    Deb you had my laughing out loud at work and everyone wondering what the heck was going on.
    You’re fast and witty love your sense of humor. On another note, dang David needs to be in movies 🙂

  20. Kizzi says:

    HyStErIcAl!!!! Love every word!

    I am a card carrying member of FFEF, 🙃

  21. TOfan says:



  22. Anonymous says:

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    Ran into David Archuleta today 💜😸

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  23. emmegirl14 says:

    LOL, love it! Don’t know whether to call you “dope” or “dopey” 😉
    (Watching these clips reminds of how good an actor he is and could be!)

    The haircut – too bad he doesn’t believe his “singing strength” comes from the length of his hair!

  24. TOfan says:





  25. TOfan says:

    gotta love it when he live blogs The Voice! 😆

  26. jani says:

    Thank you for the late night laughs! We can always count on you, Deb! Now I wanna watch Nandito Ako again, lol!

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