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May 29, 2009 5:31 PM   Subscribe

Garfunkel & Oates Experience the joy of potty-mouth songs played on the ukulele.

My favorite songs: Fuck You, Worst Song Medley, and the one to send to every pregnant woman you know: Pregnant Women Are Smug.

All songs available for download here. (For FREE!)

Bonus: Dear Deer
posted by ColdChef (32 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite

 
sorry, barf.
posted by ryaninoakland at 5:35 PM on May 29, 2009


Hah! Somehow, I just assumed that this must have been on MeFi at least a month ago. Still, it's fun stuff, particularly if you find pregnant women to be smug.
posted by Navelgazer at 5:37 PM on May 29, 2009


Hold on, when you said, "the one to send to every pregnant woman you know," you were being sarcastic. Right? Because Mrs. Benson (6.5 months along) was not amused.

Not at all.

If you need to find me, I'll be sleeping on the couch.
posted by elmer benson at 5:52 PM on May 29, 2009 [4 favorites]


In my experience, pregnant women are more often tired, cranky and frazzled than smug.
posted by DU at 6:03 PM on May 29, 2009


Last weekend, I played "Dead Flowers" on my uke, to the great amusement of several listeners.
posted by MrMoonPie at 6:06 PM on May 29, 2009


These two seem to have become a meme. A few days ago I followed a link somewhere to a youtube of them: "Sex with Ducks".
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 6:16 PM on May 29, 2009


That was fun.
posted by dirty lies at 6:19 PM on May 29, 2009


It's been a while since I've giggled about someone saying a woman has "been ho'ing," but that's probably because I'm one of those boring old humorless feminists, as opposed to one of these awesome new ones who slag on other women for laughs.

Feh.
posted by palliser at 6:22 PM on May 29, 2009


The excessive cuteness only goes so far. Like, to here. <-------- Not cute anymore.
posted by fatbird at 6:31 PM on May 29, 2009


Is this where we complain about those minutes lost and never to be regained unless someone gives them back?
posted by pointilist at 6:47 PM on May 29, 2009


The excessive cuteness only goes so far. Like, to here. <>

Oh now, I don't know. You got your one little yard ape dressed up like a deer, then you got your other little lawn monkey dressed up like a hunter while some pretty lady plays a uke and sings a nice little ditty.

Could be worse . . .

BLAM!

Whatever it takes to get rid of that Lyme disease is okay by me.

posted by metagnathous at 6:56 PM on May 29, 2009


Sorry for the out of control italics there. She. It.
posted by metagnathous at 6:58 PM on May 29, 2009


Awesome and hilarious. Yaaay!
posted by Afroblanco at 7:08 PM on May 29, 2009


No Sex with Ducks?
posted by octothorpe at 7:28 PM on May 29, 2009


Y"know, I want to send this to my pregnant "I can eat as many cookies as I want; I"m pregnant, goddammit!" sister, but I'm afraid she'd tackle me.
posted by notsnot at 7:45 PM on May 29, 2009


A MAD Magazine I read sometime circa '89-93 had a bit about "upcoming albums", IIRC. The two jokes that have stuck with me from it are an album from "Garfunkel & Oates" called "Partners Without Partners" and a line about Phil Collins having recorded his new album in a Stu-Stu-Studio.
posted by chudmonkey at 8:48 PM on May 29, 2009


That's one heck of a haircut.
posted by decagon at 9:18 PM on May 29, 2009


I think it's worth mentioning that Garfunkel And Oates are, in this song, mocking Pat Robertson for saying that legalizing gay marriage would lead to legalizing sex with ducks.
posted by CountSpatula at 9:28 PM on May 29, 2009


Kate Micucci also has a small album on iTunes of a few tracks she's recorded. She also recently did a guest spot on Scrubs as Stephanie Gooch, a cute and quirky girl who sings for pediatrics who ends up, in a gesture of complete unshallowness, getting together with the bald, unappealing sadsack of a lawyer, Ted.
posted by Talez at 10:39 PM on May 29, 2009


Oh and Riki Lindhome was in The Big Bang Theory a couple of months back in the episode "The Cooper-Nowitzki Theorem".
posted by Talez at 10:47 PM on May 29, 2009


Having spent a little more time on their site, especially playing "Pregnant Women Are Smug", I appreciate them more. Kate (the brunette) just looks crazy, while Riki (the blonde) looks like a barely contained cauldron of rage.

For those who don't recognize the episode of the Big Bang Theory by the title, it's the one where a grad student sucks up to Sheldon and becomes his "girlfriend", hoping to score credit on the paper that results from her nannying.
posted by fatbird at 11:25 PM on May 29, 2009


I want to dislike them, but somehow they make me chuckle anyhow.

I could do without the high school madrigals voice on the blonde one, though.
posted by katillathehun at 11:38 PM on May 29, 2009


I wonder if they've ever heard of Flight of the Conchords.

Nah, I don't really.
posted by Clave at 12:35 AM on May 30, 2009


I enjoyed this. Thanks.
posted by RussHy at 4:20 AM on May 30, 2009


I think they are great. Thanks.
posted by Flood at 4:28 AM on May 30, 2009


I think I might have a little bit of a crush on Oates...
posted by kaseijin at 7:17 AM on May 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


Their home page picture has bombarded me with hipster-yuppie-ness. Half finished frappucino and all.
posted by captain cosine at 11:24 AM on May 30, 2009


I giggled. I admit it.
posted by desuetude at 12:41 PM on May 30, 2009


I wonder if they've ever heard of Flight of the Conchords.

Yeah, because those two guys totally invented this sort of thing, amirite?

A: No
posted by Sys Rq at 2:11 PM on May 30, 2009


I think I might have a little bit of a crush on Oates...

Oates is definitely freaky in a good way.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 2:29 PM on May 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


YES. "Dear deer" is the first thing I'd seen Kate in. I was trying to remember it. Awesome, thanks.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 2:32 PM on May 30, 2009


Yeah, if anything it seems to be acoustic re-makes of Barenaked Ladies's "If I had a million dollars," with somewhat edgier lyrics. Not a lot of range in there.

Then again, I find Flight of the Conchords tedious. I prefer either legitimately quirky music - Cake, TMBG, ICP - or over-the-top comedy - Weird Al, Tenacious D - ... stuff that's neither here-nor-there is kind of boring.
posted by Slap*Happy at 6:56 AM on May 31, 2009


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