LOS ANGELES—In its sophomore episode on IFC tonight, Garfunkel and Oates, the new half-hour comedy starring actress-songwriters Riki Lindhome (Garfunkel) and Kate Micucci (Oates), includes a scene in a porn shop in which the girls discover a porn parody DVD titled Garfinger & Butts that is based on them.
A synopsis of the show in IMDB reads, "Garfunkel and Oates stars Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci as both themselves and their musical comedy alter-egos, "Garfunkel and Oates," following the pair as they try to expand the reaches of their meager celebrity. Well-known on the improv-comedy scene, Micucci and Lindhome met at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in LA, naming their band for 'two famous rock-and-roll second bananas,' Art Garfunkel and John Oates. In five bite-sized episodes, Riki and Kate skewer taboos and perform tongue-in-cheek songs about their woeful lives as single, late-20-something Los Angelinos."
As an added treat, the porn shop scene also features one of the girls' namesake second bananas. As IFC.com reports, former Hall and Oates banana John Oates plays the porn shop owner who recognizes the girls from the DVD box cover.
IFC has the scene embedded with the story. The episode airs tonight at 10pm on the indie network.
It also appears as though the musician/comedians are not just fly-by-night porn fans. The Garfunkel and Oates section on ifc.com includes an article posted Wednesday titled "15 Porn Parodies That Prove Nothing is Sacred," featuring trailers for real porn parodies such as Evil Head, Jersey Score, X-Men XXX and Gay of Thrones, to name a few. The selections come with brief quips and a few even get alternate titles. Definitely the work of some hardcore porn fans.
Image: Kate Micucci and Riki Lindhome, left, and John Oates in Garfunkel and Oates.