It was a thrill for Nazareth native Kate Micucci to have John Oates guest star on the second episode of "Garfunkel and Oates" the new IFC series about Micucci and Riki Lindhome's musical comedy duo "Garfunkel and Oates." The episode airs at 10 p.m. Thursday.
When they first formed Garfunkel and Oates in 2008 the two women named it after the "two famous rock 'n' roll second bananas," Art Garfunkel of Simon and Garfunkel and Oates of Hall & Oates.
"I'm Oates, because I'm shorter and if I'm not careful I will have a moustache," says Micucci, a 1998 graduate of Nazareth Area High School who lives in Los Angeles.
Micucci says she first met Oates in 2008 when he heard about them and contacted them through social media. Garfunkel and Oates opened for one of his concerts in Los Angeles in 2009. She says they haven't heard from Art Garfunkel but would be thrilled to include him as well.
In the epsiode, in which the pair meet their porn alter-egos, the mustachioed Oates is featured as a porn shop owner who thinks he recognizes them from their porn rip-offs Garfinger and Butts. The epsiode is titled "Rule 34" after the internet meme that "If it exists, there is porn of it. No exceptions," which posits that Internet pornography exists for every conceivable topic.
Oates best line in the scene is "Dirty D don't judge."
The duo also sing a sweet song celebrating same-sex puppet union in the episode. Videos of the songs from the show are available on the "Garfunkel and Oates" Facebook page.
Micucci says she has always loved puppets and is able to indulge her joy of puppetry on the show. In the the second episode the duo appear as puppets themselves, on an imaginary kids show.
In a recent Reddit chat, the duo also suggested an upcoming episode will include a kazoo parade patterned after Nazareth's annual kazoo parade.