Garfunkel and Oates
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.
Garfunkel and Oates
|Origin||Los Angeles, California, United States|
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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 technical virginity by performing anal sex; Garfunkel and Oates assert that practitioners say this is not specifically forbidden in the Bible. As of July 2019[update], it is the most watched video on their channel, with over 13 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.[when?]
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)|
|"Year End Letter"||2010||Comedy Death-Ray Xmas CD 2010|
|"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 its studio release.
|"Only You"||2007||Music Songs|
|"F**k You"||2007||Music Songs & All Over Your Face|
|"Worst Song Medley"||2008||N/A|
|"Present Face"||2008||Non-album single|
|"I Would Never (Have Sex with You)"||2009||Music Songs & Slippery When Moist|
|"Pregnant Women Are Smug"||2009||Music Songs & All Over Your Face|
|"Me, You and Steve"||2009||Music Songs & All Over Your Face|
|"Self Esteem live!"||2009||Secretions|
|"One Night Stand"||2009||Music Songs & All Over Your Face|
|"Sex with Ducks"||2009||All Over Your Face|
|"This Party Took a Turn for the Douche"||2009||All Over Your Face|
|"Weed Card"||2009||All Over Your Face|
|"F**k You (Redo)"||2009||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)||2010||N/A|
|"Running with Chicken" (in 3D!)||2010||All Over Your Face|
|"Handjob, Blandjob, I Don't Understand Job"||2010||Slippery When Moist|
|"I Would Never (Dissect a Ewe)"||2011||Slippery When Moist|
|"Go Kart Racing (Accidentally Masturbating)"||2011||Slippery When Moist|
|"My Apartment's Very Clean Without You"||2011||Slippery When Moist|
|"I Don't Know Who You Are"||2011||Slippery When Moist|
|"Hey Girl in the Moonlight"||2011||Slippery When Moist|
|"Save the Rich"||2011||Slippery When Moist|
|"Scary F**ked Up Christmas" (featuring Doug Benson)||2011||N/A|
|"The Fade Away"||2012||Secretions|
|"The College Try"||2012||Secretions|
|"Both Sides Can Laugh"||2018||TBA|
|"What's Gonna Happen to Chris"||2018||TBA|
Official music videosEdit
|"Only You" (from Imaginary Larry)||2008|
|"F**k You" (from Imaginary Larry)||2008|
|"The End" (from Imaginary Larry)||2008|
|"Sex with Ducks"||2009|
|"Running with Chicken (Based on the Movie Precious based on the novel Push by Sapphire)"||2010|
|"Handjob, Bland Job, I Don't Understand Job" (Funny or Die Exclusive)||2010|
|"This Party Took a Turn for the Douche"||2011|
|"Save the Rich"||2012|
|"My Apartment's Very Clean Without You"||2012|
|"Pregnant Women are Smug"||2012|
|"Sports Go Sports"||2013|
|"Happy Birthday to My Loose Acquaintance"||2014|
- Dana, Rebecca (June 30, 2009). "Meet Garfunkel and Oates: The Female Flight of the Conchords". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved November 11, 2009.
- "Garfunkel and Oates interview on the Duck Studios blog". Archived from the original on February 27, 2009. Retrieved March 7, 2009.
- "Imaginary Larry (Animated) on Vimeo.com". Archived from the original on June 5, 2014. Retrieved January 24, 2014.
- "Portville's Lindome gets laughs on Leno". Olean Times Herald. October 15, 2009. Retrieved October 17, 2009.
- "'Scrubs' My Lawyer's in Love (TV Episode 2009) - Soundtracks". IMDb.com. Internet Movie Database. Retrieved January 24, 2015.
- "Pregnant Women are Smug". The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. March 12, 2010. NBC. Archived from the original on March 15, 2010.
- "Self-Esteem". The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. May 18, 2010. NBC. Archived from the original on November 1, 2010.
- Littleton, Cynthia (January 13, 2011). "Micucci, Lindhome ink pact with HBO". Variety. Archived from the original on January 17, 2011.
- Conversation with Ross: Featuring Riki Lindhome Archived May 2, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
- "Garfunkel--Oates-Serenades". Attack of the Show. March 9, 2011. Archived from the original on March 10, 2013.
- Gerry, Lisa M. (March 19, 2012). "A Chat With the Rad-Ass Chicks of Garfunkel and Oates". HelloGiggles.com. Archived from the original on December 11, 2012. Retrieved December 26, 2012.
- McCarthy, Sean L. (August 8, 2012). "Garfunkel and Oates on HBO Digitals: In five easy pieces". The Comic's Comic. Retrieved August 15, 2016.
- "UPDATE:Garfunkel & Oates Comedy Central Special Debuts Friday". Technologytell.com. June 8, 2012. Archived from the original on August 9, 2014. Retrieved August 5, 2014.
- "Garfunkel & Oates Have a Religious Loophole for Pre-Marital Sex (NSFW VIDEO)". The Huffington Post. June 25, 2013. Archived from the original on July 2, 2013. Retrieved June 27, 2013.
- "Garfunkel and Oates YouTube Channel sorted by most popular". YouTube. Archived from the original on March 3, 2013. Retrieved July 3, 2019.
- "UPDATE: IFC Orders 'American Storage' Presentation, 'Garfunkel & Oates' Series". Deadline Hollywood. September 30, 2013. Archived from the original on September 30, 2013. Retrieved September 30, 2013.
- "Garfunkel and Oates premieres Thursday, August 7 at 10p on IFC". IFC.com. May 2, 2014. Archived from the original on June 6, 2014. Retrieved May 2, 2014.
- "'Garfunkel & Oates' Canceled by IFC After 1 Season". TVbyTheNumbers.zap2it.com. Archived from the original on March 31, 2015.
- "'Big Bang Theory's' Kate Micucci on Howard's 'Song for Bernadette': Simon Helberg 'Nailed It' in One Take (Video)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 9, 2015.
- "The NMR Top 100 YouTube Channels: 100-76!". New Media Rockstars. Archived from the original on December 30, 2014. Retrieved January 6, 2015.
- "Another Period: Natasha Leggero, Riki Lindhome talk Lillian's big day". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved August 11, 2016.
- "Nerdist Podcast Riki Lindhome". Retrieved January 30, 2018.
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