Garfunkel & Oates

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  • TV-MA
  • 2014
  • 1 Season
  • 7.5  (3,539)

Garfunkel & Oates is a musical comedy television series from IFC, which premiered on August 7, 2014. The show is created by and stars the real-life comedy-folk duo of Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci. The title of the show is a nod to the nicknames of 60s American pop duo of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel.

The show is a half-hour comedy series that revolves around the professional and personal lives of Riki and Kate, who play fictionalized versions of themselves. The two are best friends who also happen to be a musical comedy duo that performs original songs on stage under the same name, Garfunkel & Oates.

The series explores the ups and downs of their hilarious daily lives and the struggles they face in the entertainment industry as women. From navigating their hectic schedules and dealing with terrible gigs, to trying to make it big, their journey is both relatable and amusing.

Each episode begins with a catchy tune that sets the tone for the episode, and the duo uses music to tell their stories. They write, sing and perform hilarious songs about everyday situations and problems that come with being a modern woman. From the pitfalls of online dating to coping with the pressure to reproduce, they tackle relatable issues in a witty and satirical manner.

One of the highlights of the show is the strong chemistry between Riki and Kate, who play off each other perfectly. They have a natural rapport, and their humor is quick and razor-sharp, making even the most mundane situations hilarious. The show cleverly blurs the lines between reality and fiction, creating an authentic feel that makes viewers feel like they are part of the duo's lives.

Throughout the series, the duo faces several challenges in their personal lives, including dating struggles, health scares and the inherent challenges of navigating the entertainment industry. While their struggles are unique, the show emphasizes that they are still relatable to anyone going through life's ups and downs.

Garfunkel & Oates also features several celebrity cameos over the course of its one-season run. These appearances including David Wain, George Basil, Natasha Leggero, and Steve Agee, among others. The guest spots are well executed, adding an extra layer of humor to the show while providing some fun surprises for viewers.

Despite the show's brief run, it has become a cult favorite of sorts and even spawned a mini-revival in 2021 when the duo reunited for a virtual concert event. The show was praised for its originality, clever writing, and hilarious musical numbers. It was also widely lauded for its portrayal of female friendships, which felt authentic and relatable to many viewers.

Overall, Garfunkel & Oates is an entertaining and engaging show that offers a fresh perspective on the lives of two comedians as they navigate their way through the ups and downs of life and the entertainment industry. With its unique blend of music, humor, and relatable situations, it is a must-watch for anyone who enjoys witty, irreverent comedy.

Garfunkel & Oates is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (14 episodes). The series first aired on July 31, 2014.

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8. Maturity
September 25, 2014
After Riki's libido increases, she is determined to find her ex-boyfriend.
7. Eggs
September 18, 2014
Riki attends a baby sprinkle and then sees a fertility doctor; Kate learns she has Peter Pan Syndrome and questions her future.
Third Member
6. Third Member
September 11, 2014
Riki and Kate are visited by their bitter ex-bandmate (and now-movie star), celebrate their "bandaversary," and get weed cards.
Hair Swap
5. Hair Swap
September 4, 2014
Riki and Kate swap hair colors to see what it's like.
Road Warriors
4. Road Warriors
August 28, 2014
Riki and Kate travel to their 1000th show, and encounter a heckler and a calculator magician.
3. Speechless
August 21, 2014
Riki and Kate go on dates without talking to see if men are attracted to women who are quiet.
Rule 34
2. Rule 34
August 14, 2014
Riki and Kate discover they have porn star versions of their musical act, Garfinger and Butts.
The Fadeaway
1. The Fadeaway
August 7, 2014
Riki and a fellow comic date; Kate tries to end a relationship; Kate is out of her comfort zone when she auditions for a movie.
0. Speechless
July 31, 2014
Kate and Riki go on dates without speaking to see if men are attracted to women who don't talk.
The First
101. The First
August 6, 2012
'The First.' Riki and Kate go for it after a train derails Kate's date.
The Second
102. The Second
August 5, 2012
'The Second.' Riki and Kate lament that pregnant women are smug.
The Third
103. The Third
August 6, 2012
'The Third.' Riki loses a very personal accoutrement while Kate makes a commercial.
The Fourth
104. The Fourth
August 5, 2012
'The Fourth.' Riki and Kate look to hook up with two dream guys at a local club.
The Fifth
105. The Fifth
August 5, 2012
Riki and Kate perform as Garfunkel and Oates on open-mike night.
Where to Watch Garfunkel & Oates
Garfunkel & Oates is available for streaming on the IFC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Garfunkel & Oates on demand at Max, Apple TV Channels, Amazon Prime, Amazon, HBO NOW, Vudu, Google Play, Apple TV, Pluto TV and Plex.
  • Premiere Date
    July 31, 2014
  • IMDB Rating
    7.5  (3,539)