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Garfunkel and Oates
Garfunkel & Oates (5133621440).jpgKate 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

Garfunkel and Oates is an American comedy–folk duo from Los Angeles, California, consisting of actress–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]


  • 1 History
  • 2 Discography
  • 3 References
  • 4 External links


The two met at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles, where they were introduced to one another 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] Lindhome is from Coudersport, Pennsylvania; Micucci is from Nazareth, Pennsylvania.[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 were 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 for 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, they 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 of Wainy Days.[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 virginity by performing anal sex, which is not specifically forbidden in the Bible.[14] As of March 2017, it was the most watched video on their channel, with over 8 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 3 March 2015.[18] Afterwards the series was released on Netflix.

In "The Romance Resonance", an episode of the TV 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 also has a recurring role 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 Emmy [21] nominated Vimeo special Entitled "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 music video portion of the special, which featured the song "Frozen Lullaby", earned them the Emmy [22] nomination 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.[23]


  • Music Songs (2009)
  • Present Face EP (2009)
  • Mix Tape #1 (2010)
  • All Over Your Face (2011)
  • Slippery When Moist (2012)
  • Secretions (2015)


  1. ^ Dana, Rebecca (2009-06-30). "Meet Garfunkel and Oates: The Female Flight of the Conchords". Speakeasy. The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2009-11-11. 
  2. ^ "Garfunkel and Oates interview on the Duck Studios blog". Archived from the original on 27 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-07. 
  3. ^ "Imaginary Larry (Animated) on". Retrieved 2014-01-24. 
  4. ^ "Portville's Lindome gets laughs on Leno". Olean Times Herald. 15 October 2009. Retrieved 17 October 2009. 
  5. ^ ""Scrubs" My Lawyer's in Love (TV Episode 2009) - Soundtracks". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 
  6. ^ "Pregnant Women are Smug". The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. March 12, 2010. NBC. Archived from the original on 2010-03-15. 
  7. ^ "Self-Esteem". The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. May 18, 2010. NBC. Archived from the original on 2010-11-01. 
  8. ^ Littleton, Cynthia (January 13, 2011). "Micucci, Lindhome ink pact with HBO". Variety. 
  9. ^ Conversation with Ross: Featuring Riki Lindhome
  10. ^ "Garfunkel--Oates-Serenades". Attack of the Show. March 9, 2011. 
  11. ^ Gerry, Lisa M. (2012-03-19). "A Chat With the Rad-Ass Chicks of Garfunkel and Oates". Archived from the original on 2012-12-11. Retrieved 2012-12-26. 
  12. ^ McCarthy, Sean L. (8 August 2012). "Garfunkel and Oates on HBO Digitals: In five easy pieces". The Comic's Comic. Retrieved 15 August 2016. 
  13. ^ "UPDATE:Garfunkel & Oates Comedy Central Special Debuts Friday". 2012-06-08. Retrieved 2014-08-05. 
  14. ^ "Garfunkel & Oates Have a Religious Loophole for Pre-Marital Sex (NSFW VIDEO)". The Huffington Post. 2013-06-25. Retrieved 2013-06-27. 
  15. ^ "Garfunkel and Oates YouTube Channel sorted by most popular". YouTube. Retrieved 1 March 2017. 
  16. ^ "UPDATE: IFC Orders 'American Storage' Presentation, 'Garfunkel & Oates' Series". 2013-09-30. Retrieved 2013-09-30. 
  17. ^ "Garfunkel and Oates premieres Thursday, August 7 at 10p on IFC.". 2014-05-02. Retrieved 2014-05-02. 
  18. ^ "'Garfunkel & Oates' Canceled by IFC After 1 Season". 
  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 9 February 2015. 
  20. ^ "The NMR Top 100 YouTube Channels: 100-76!". New Media Rockstars. Retrieved 6 January 2015. 
  21. ^ "Television Academy Emmys Awards and Nominations". Emmys. Retrieved 9 December 2016. 
  22. ^ "Billboard Women in Music 2016". Billboard. Retrieved 9 December 2016. 
  23. ^ "Another Period: Natasha Leggero, Riki Lindhome talk Lillian's big day". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 11 August 2016. 

External links

  • Official website
  • Garfunkel and Oates discography at Discogs
  • Garfunkel and Oates at the Internet Movie Database

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