Garfunkel and Oates
|Origin||Los Angeles, California, United States|
Garfunkel and Oates is an American comedy-folk duo operating out of Los Angeles, California, consisting of actresses and songwriters Riki Lindhome (Garfunkel) and Kate Micucci (Oates). The band name is derived from "two famous rock-and-roll second bananas", Art Garfunkel and John Oates.
The two met at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles, where they were introduced to each other by comic Doug Benson. The duo was formed when they started working together to adapt Imaginary Larry, a short film made by Lindhome, into a musical. Although the duo started in California, both of its members are originally Pennsylvanians: Lindhome from Coudersport and Micucci from Nazareth.
On December 14, 2009, Garfunkel and Oates appeared on The Jay Leno Show to perform their song "Year End Letter". On The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, they performed "Pregnant Women Are Smug" on March 12, 2010, and "Self-Esteem" on May 18, 2010. In late October 2010, they performed "Weed Card" on The Tonight Show.
In 2011, Garfunkel and Oates signed a deal with HBO for a pilot of their own show. Lindhome has described it as "Glee with dick jokes". HBO later decided not to go forward with the show, but in August 2012, HBO released the pilot as five webisodes through its online service.
On June 25, 2013, the duo released their music video "The Loophole", a song about Christian girls retaining their virginity by performing anal sex, which they say is not specifically forbidden in the Bible. As of March 2017, it was the most watched video on their channel, with over 9 million views.
On September 30, 2013, IFC network green-lit Garfunkel and Oates, an eight-episode half-hour show featuring the duo. The show premiered on August 7, 2014 and was cancelled on March 3, 2015. Afterwards the series was released on Netflix.
In "The Romance Resonance", an episode of the television sitcom The Big Bang Theory, the character Howard plays the song "If I Didn't Have You (Bernadette's Song)", written by Garfunkel and Oates, for his wife Bernadette. Micucci and Lindhome both have recurring roles in the series.
April 13, 2016, saw the release of their Vimeo special Garfunkel and Oates: Trying to be Special, in which Kate and Riki decide to host a fundraising concert so they may afford to film their very own special. It features live performances from their album Secretions, with them playing some old favorites. The song "Frozen Lullaby" was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics.
In "Lillian's Wedding", an episode of the TV series Another Period which originally aired August 10, 2016, the characters of Beatrice Bellacourt and Frederick Bellacourt sing a duet titled "F*** You in Heaven", which was written by Garfunkel and Oates.
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions|
|US Comedy||US Heatseekers|
|All Over Your Face||4||--|
|Slippery When Moist||1||17|
|All Over Your Face (Karaoke)|
|Slippery When Moist (Karaoke Versions)|
|"Present Face"||2015||non-album single|
|"Everything Is Awesome (Tween Dream Remix)"
(featuring Eban Schleter)
|2019||The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part|
Since 2007, Garfunkel and Oates have been premiering new music on their YouTube channel ahead of their studio release.
|"Only You"||2007||Music Songs|
|"F**k You"||Music Songs & All Over Your Face|
|"Worst Song Medley"||2008||N/A|
|"I Would Never (Have Sex with You)"||2009||Music Songs & Slippery When Moist|
|"Pregnant Women are Smug"||Music Songs & All Over Your Face|
|"Me, You and Steve"|
|"Self Esteem live!"||Secretions|
|"One Night Stand"||Music Songs & All Over Your Face|
|"Sex With Ducks"||All Over Your Face|
|"This Party Took a Turn for the Douche"|
|"F**k You (Redo)"||Music Songs & All Over Your Face|
|"Gay Boyfriend" (featuring Jon Daly & Josh Fadem)||2010||All Over Your Face|
|"Why Isn't There More F**king On This Island?" (A song for LOST)||N/A|
|"Running with Chicken" (in 3D!)||All Over Your Face|
|"Handjob, Blandjob, I Don't Understand Job"||Slippery When Moist|
|"I Would Never (Dissect a Ewe)"||2011|
|"Go Kart Racing (Accidentally Masturbating)"|
|"My Apartment's Very Clean Without You"|
|"I Don't Know Who You Are"|
|"Hey Girl in the Moonlight"|
|"Save the Rich"|
|"Scary F**ked Up Christmas" (featuring Doug Benson)||N/A|
|"The Fade Away"|
|"The College Try"|
|"Both Sides Can Laugh"||2018||TBA|
|"What's Gonna Happen to Chris"|
|"Only You" (from Imaginary Larry)||2008|
|"F**k You" (from Imaginary Larry)|
|"The End" (from Imaginary Larry)|
|"Sex with Ducks"|
|"Running with Chicken (Based on the Movie Precious based on the novel Push by Sapphire)"||2010|
|"This Party Took a Turn for the Douche"||2011|
|"Save the Rich"||2012|
|"My Apartment's Very Clean Without You"|
|"Pregnant Women are Smug"|
|"Sports Go Sports"|
|"Happy Birthday to My Loose Acquaintance"||2014|