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.[1]

Garfunkel and Oates
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Kate Micucci ("Oates") and Riki Lindhome ("Garfunkel") performing at w00tstock in The Coronet Theater, Los Angeles, California.
Background information
OriginLos Angeles, California, United States
GenresFolk, comedy
Years active2007–present
MembersRiki Lindhome
Kate Micucci


Performing at their Christmas show, December 2009

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.[2][3] Although the duo started in California, both of its members are originally Pennsylvanians: Lindhome from Coudersport and Micucci from Nazareth.[4]

In February 2009, the Garfunkel and Oates song "Fuck You" (reworked as "Screw You") was featured in the Scrubs episode "My Lawyer's in Love", which featured Micucci in a supporting role.[5]

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,[6] and "Self-Esteem" on May 18, 2010.[7] In late October 2010, they performed "Weed Card" on The Tonight Show.

In 2010, they were featured on the track "These Girls" on Childish Gambino's album Culdesac.

In 2011, Garfunkel and Oates signed a deal with HBO for a pilot of their own show.[8][9] Lindhome has described it as "Glee with dick jokes".[10] HBO later decided not to go forward with the show,[11] but in August 2012, HBO released the pilot as five webisodes through its online service.[12]

On October 7, 2011, the duo released "David Wain Is Sexy", a song for David Wain's web series Wainy Days. The song is available on the extras on the DVD.[citation needed]

On June 8, 2012, Comedy Central featured an episode of The Half Hour with Garfunkel and Oates.[13]

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.[14] As of July 2019, it is the most watched video on their channel, with over 13 million views.[15]

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[16][17] and was cancelled on March 3, 2015.[18] 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.[19] Micucci and Lindhome both have recurring roles in the series.

In 2014, Garfunkel and Oates was listed on New Media Rockstars Top 100 Channels, ranked at #81.[20]

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.[21]

In 2018, on The Nerdist Podcast, Lindhome stated that she wants to bring back her own long-paused podcast and that she and Kate have been writing a musical.[22]

In 2019, the duo released a "Tween Dream" remix version of the song "Everything Is Awesome" from The Lego Movie for its sequel, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part.


Studio albumsEdit

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US Comedy[23] US Heatseekers[24]
All Over Your Face 4
Slippery When Moist 1 17
  • Released: September 10, 2015
  • Label: No One Buys Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download
2 20


List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details
Music Songs

Karaoke albumsEdit

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details
All Over Your Face (Karaoke)
Slippery When Moist (Karaoke Versions)
Secretions (Karaoke!)
  • Released: November 20, 2015
  • Label: No One Buys Records
  • Formats: digital download


Title Year Album
"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

Internet songsEdit

Since 2007, Garfunkel and Oates have been premiering new music on their YouTube channel ahead of its studio release.

Title Year Album
"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
"29/31" 2012 Secretions
"The Fade Away" 2012 Secretions
"The College Try" 2012 Secretions
"Frozen Lullaby" 2015 Secretions
"Both Sides Can Laugh" 2018 TBA
"50/50" 2018 TBA
"What's Gonna Happen to Chris" 2018 TBA

Official music videosEdit

Title Year
"Only You" (from Imaginary Larry) 2008
"F**k You" (from Imaginary Larry) 2008
"The End" (from Imaginary Larry) 2008
"Present Face" 2009
"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
"Weed Card" 2011
"Save the Rich" 2012
"My Apartment's Very Clean Without You" 2012
"Pregnant Women are Smug" 2012
"The Loophole" 2013
"Sports Go Sports" 2013
"Happy Birthday to My Loose Acquaintance" 2014
"Rainbow Connections" 2015


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  3. ^ "Imaginary Larry (Animated) on". Archived from the original on June 5, 2014. Retrieved January 24, 2014.
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  7. ^ "Self-Esteem". The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. May 18, 2010. NBC. Archived from the original on November 1, 2010.
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  9. ^ Conversation with Ross: Featuring Riki Lindhome Archived May 2, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
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  19. ^ "'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.
  20. ^ "The NMR Top 100 YouTube Channels: 100-76!". New Media Rockstars. Archived from the original on December 30, 2014. Retrieved January 6, 2015.
  21. ^ "Another Period: Natasha Leggero, Riki Lindhome talk Lillian's big day". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved August 11, 2016.
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