A collection of the 13 best music videos from comedy duo Garfunkel and Oates. Garfunkel and Oates aren't only the two greatest second bananas in rock history. They're also the musical comedy duo of Kate "Oates" Micucci and Riki "Garfunkel" Lindhome. The two have performed humorous folk-rock songs together since 2007, after they were first introduced at Los Angeles' Upright Citizens Brigade Theater by comedian Doug Benson. In addition to a cult following in the Los Angeles area, the two have become fixtures on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and have produced a pilot for an HBO series.
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"F**k You" was among the first Garfunkel & Oates songs, written as part of a collaborative musical project known as "Imaginary Larry." When the ladies began performing songs together on YouTube, they revamped "F**k You" and posted it as a "Redo." The film features the trademark combination of Riki on guitar and Kate on ukelele, as well as a kazoo solo. Though the duo typically perform the choruses of their songs in sync, "F**k You" plays around with this gimmick, having them accidentally sing different, more extreme versions over one another.
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Pregnant Women are Smug
So, Kate and Riki's theory is that everyone finds pregnant women to be smug, but no one says anything. Because they're pregnant. If that's not enough to convince you, there's always Kate's impression of a smug pregnant lady to seal the deal. The song has proved one of the more controversial Garfunkel & Oates selections, particularly among pregnant women, who seem to not really enjoy being called smug.
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Me, You and Steve
This catchy little lament tells the story of a woman who wants nothing more than to enjoy the company of her new beau. Unfortunately, they are constantly being shadowed by the man's irritating friend, Steve, who persists in accompanying them on dates. A prime example of Garfunkel & Oates' ability to combine humorous observational comedy, a compelling narrative and a catchy hook into one 2 minute comedy routine. (The song is said to be based on an actual situation in Riki's life.)
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"Weed Card" points out the relative ease of obtaining a license to smoke medical marijuana in the State of California. The video finds Kate and Riki, initially concerned that it will be difficult to obtain the titular card, before discovering a doctor (played by comedian and "Anchorman" star David Koechner), who immediately provides a government supply to get legally high. Among the ailments for which the girls recommend pot prescriptions are anxiety, obesity, carpel tunnel syndrome, stuttering, tooth decay or even asthma.