Garfunkel and Oates

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For the TV series of the same name, see Garfunkel and Oates (TV series).
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
Origin Los Angeles, California
Genres Folk, comedy
Years active 2007–present
Members Riki 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]


Performing at their Christmas show, December 2009

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 turn "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] In August 2012, webisodes were posted to HBO's online service.

On October 7, 2011, they released a song for David Wain's web series Wainy Days titled "David Wain Is Sexy" and 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.[12]

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.[13] As of December 2015, it was the most watched video on their channel, with over 6 million views.[14]

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[15][16] and was cancelled on 3 March 2015.[17]

In "The Romance Resonance," an episode of The Big Bang Theory, the character Howard played the song "If I Didn't Have You (Bernadette's Song)", written by Garfunkel and Oates, for his on-screen wife Bernadette.[18]

In 2014, Garfunkel and Oates was listed on New Media Rockstars Top 100 Channels, ranked at #81.[19]


  • 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 - IMDb". 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. ^ See more posts from Lisa M. Gerry (2012-03-19). "A Chat With the Rad-Ass Chicks of Garfunkel and Oates". Retrieved 2012-12-26. 
  12. ^ "UPDATE:Garfunkel & Oates Comedy Central Special Debuts Friday". 2012-06-08. Retrieved 2014-08-05. 
  13. ^ "Garfunkel & Oates Have a Religious Loophole for Pre-Marital Sex (NSFW VIDEO)". The Huffington Post. 2013-06-25. Retrieved 2013-06-27. 
  14. ^ "Garfunkel and Oates YouTube Channel sorted by most popular". YouTube. Retrieved 25 December 2015. 
  15. ^ "UPDATE: IFC Orders ‘American Storage’ Presentation, ‘Garfunkel & Oates’ Series". Deadline. 2013-09-30. Retrieved 2013-09-30. 
  16. ^ "Garfunkel and Oates premieres Thursday, August 7 at 10p on IFC.". 2014-05-02. Retrieved 2014-05-02. 
  17. ^ "'Garfunkel & Oates' Canceled by IFC After 1 Season". 
  18. ^ "'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. 
  19. ^ "The NMR Top 100 YouTube Channels: 100-76!". New Media Rockstars. Retrieved 6 January 2015. 

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