#ELLEPlaylist: Garfunkel and Oates


#ELLEPlaylist: Garfunkel and Oates

Watch the comedic (and musical) genius of Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci

By Sonam Savlani  July 21st, 2019

Take one half of Simon and Garfunkel, and Hall and Oates, put them in a blender with a generous helping of Flight Of The Conchords and you’ve got Garfunkel and Oates – a musical comedy duo featuring Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci, which riffs on real-life gripes. The YouTube phenomenon made their crossover to television earlier this year. If you haven’t caught any of their viral videos yet, here’s a taste.

‘Pregnant Women Are Smug’
You’ve been there. You know what it’s like to have a pregnant friend with a halo of rainbows and unicorns – it’s grating. There, they said it.  

‘The Fade Away’
Where they look at the real reason we fall back on ‘the fade away’. ’Cause break ups are awkward, we’d just rather pretend we’re busy than come out and say “This isn’t working” (that’s just cruel). But hey, they’re not judging.   

‘29/31’
Life just doesn’t look the right shade of rosy on the wrong side of your 30s, does it? Your 20s had you believe you had all the time in the world to find the man of your dreams, watch your career soar, but your 30s had other plans for you.

‘Save The Rich’
Because somebody had to talk about their problems. (The rich have feelings too, you know.) The song argues they’re an endangered species in this cruel, cruel world. And we simply must do our bit to protect them.