- 1+ 5- 0
"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.
- 2+ 4- 0
Me, You and Stevev
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.)
- 3+ 3- 0
Pregnant Women are Smugv
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.
- 4+ 3- 0
"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.
- 5+ 2- 0
Why Isn't There More F**king on This Island?v
In honor of the finale of "LOST," the ladies wonder musically why more of the characters on the show didn't spend their time on the island having sex. After all, they're a pretty attractive bunch taken together, and as the ladies say, one way to look at their predicament would be "the best vacation of your life."
- 6+ 2- 0
Go Kart Racing (Accidentally Masturbating)v
In what the ladies insist is a "true story," they describe Riki having fun at the go-kart track before suddenly discovering that the vibrations of the machine is making her sexually aroused. Despite her initial qualms, the chorus reveals that there was "no stopping till [she] crossed the finish line."
- 7+ 2- 0
Worst Song Medleyv
One of Garfunkel and Oates breakthrough songs, "Worst Song Medley," just as the title suggests, mashes up several of the ladies' least favorite songs from their childhood into one slightly more palatable mix. The songs included are:
"I Love You Always Forever" by Donna Lewis
"Semi-Charmed Life" by Third Eye Blind
"I Don't Want to Wait" by Paula Cole
"Too Close" by Next
"Kiss Me" by Sixpence None the Richer
"I Wanna Sex You Up" by Color Me Badd
"Barbie Girl" by Aqua
"Breakfast at Tiffany's" by Deep Blue Something
"Thank You" by Dido
"Sunny Came Home" by Shawn Colvin
"Cotton Eye Joe" by Rednex
"Rush, Rush" by Paula Abdul
"I'll Be Missing You" by Puff Daddy, Faith Evans and 112
"Drops of Jupiter" by Train
- 8+ 2- 0
I Don't Understand Job
In this Funny or Die exclusive, Kate and Riki complain - through the medium of rap - about their difficulty with manually stimulating sexual partners. The song is among the more sexually explicit of Garfunkel & Oates songs, and springs from the girls' genuine anxiety about being "late bloomers" and skipping directly from kissing to sex without learning about alternative activities at an appropriate age. The song features a variety of pop culture references and allusions, including "Unsolved Mysteries" host Robert Stack, artist Jackson Pollock, "Blossom" star Mayim Bialik, "Bones" star Emily Deschanel, comedian Dave Chappelle and "Singled Out" host Chris Hardwick.
- 9+ 2- 1
This Party Took a Turn for the Douchev
One of numerous early, more primitive Garfunkel and Oates videos that got a flashy big-budget remake in 2011, "This Party Took a Turn for the Douche" finds the girls exploring a more urban, hip-hop inspired sound than their typical acoustic guitar/ukelele ballads. The video parodies over-the-top, decadent rap videos (particularly those set in hot clubs), and features guest appearances from Sarah Silverman, Tig Notaro, Alia Shawkat, Har Mar Superstar, Diora Baird and others.
- 10+ 1- 0
Riki and Kate's homage to that moment when you get a gift you know you won't ever use. In typical G&O style, the song picks a small, awkward moment that has happened to everyone and pours over it for ever last humiliating detail. This star-studded early effort from the ladies features guest appearances from a variety of actors and comedians, including Cobie Smulders, Sara Paxton,
Robert Hoffman, Todd Grinnell, James Kyson Lee, Justin Kirk, Autumn Reeser, Paget Brewster, Samm Levine and Mark Evan Jackson.
- 11+ 1- 1
I Would Never (Have Sex with You)v
In the narrative song "I Would Never (Have Sex With You)," Kate and Riki take on the role of a woman who enjoys spending time with a male friend, but wants to let the guy down easy by telling him he doesn't have a shot of getting her into bed. The song parodies the common social situation in which men pursue disinterested women, holding out hope that they can turn a friendship around despite all evidence to the contrary. (For instance, the girls point out that, if they did in fact harbor any romantic interest in the song's subject, they would have at least shown him their boobs by now.)
- 12+ 1- 1
Sex With Ducksv
In 2009, a Pat Robertson quote discussing hate crime legislation, and arguing that the legislation would protect people who liked to have sex with ducks, made the Internet rounds. It was followed by a segment from Bill O'Reilly's Fox News program that also threatened of a potential f*ture in which man-duck sexual congress was no longer legally prohibited in the US. In the wake of these comments, Garfunkel & Oates released the pro-gay rights anthem "Sex with Ducks." The song takes Robertson's comments at face value, and looks forward to a f*ture in which the women will be able to legally copulate with ducks.
- 13+ 1- 1
One Night Standv
This song imagines an alternate reality in which Kate and Riki are really cool, and explores how a one night stand would unfold in this universe. The song opens with a number of mock "pick-up lines" and sexual innuendos, such as "I'm like Fred Flintstone, I'll make your bed rock" and "You're like a parking ticket...so fine" before proceeding to the sex...and then the inevitable awkward morning after.
- 14+ 1- 2
This ode to a girl's amazing new boyfriend (who just happens to have no interest in her sexually) features guest hand-clapping and gasps from comedians Jon Daly and Josh Fadem. The song is also among Garfunkel and Oates' more lyrically dense, fitting in a ton of side jokes and references into a slender 2 and a half minutes.
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