Comments: 1469 • Responses: 83 • Date: 2013-06-25 21:06:23 UTC
GarfunkelOates1278 karma2013-06-25 21:27:04 UTC
This is Kate. I'll answer the John Oates question. Riki...you can answer the other one. About a year into being Garfunkel and Oates, John Oates myspaced us. I was in my kitchen and Riki called and said, "Check out myspace page!" (This was in 2009) John Oates said he was totally cool with us using his name as long as we offered him a beer when he came to our shows. And then he asked if we would want to open for him. We were seriously jumping up and down, so excited. So we opened for John when he did a solo show near L.A. And I think his audience was a little confused or shocked by us. But the highlight of the show for us was playing Maneater with John. I played a trombone solo during it while Riki did a strip tease. She stripped from one modest dress to another. John has probably played that song a zillion times. But I think that was the first time he sang it while a trombone solo and strip tease were happening simultaneously. John has been a great friend to us. Last time we played Nashville he even helped Riki pick out a new guitar.
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GarfunkelOates989 karma2013-06-25 22:35:08 UTC
This is Kate. You aren't wrong that I sometimes feel so uncomfortable with what we are singing about. But at the same time, it is kind of liberating and I feel like Riki is helping me grow. Or maybe I'm just getting beaten down. I don't know who I am anymore. Please help.
GarfunkelOates606 karma2013-06-25 21:18:44 UTC
Haha not wrong at all. (This is Riki) We came up with the idea for the Loophole two years ago and Kate refused to do it. Then, one day, out of nowhere, Kate said "Riki, I have something to tell you. I'm ready to do the loophole." It made me so happy. Some of the lines in it still make Kate uncomfortable but overall, she likes the song.
GarfunkelOates529 karma2014-08-06 20:29:30 UTC
Oh it is okay. We could have them if we wanted to. #birthcontrol
GarfunkelOates515 karma2013-06-25 21:35:05 UTC
Riki was hanging out with three friends and all three of them were pregnant. The lines in the song are actually things they said to Riki. "So what do you even do all day? I can't ever remember what I did before I was pregnant, it all seems so meaningless." What a crazy thing to say. So after that, Riki got home and said..."We HAVE to write a song about this!"
GarfunkelOates466 karma2013-06-25 21:23:48 UTC
(This is Riki). I get A LOT of Rikki don't lose that number jokes. I don't really mind them though. In fact, that was my phone ring for a while.
Shooting the nude scene in Hell Baby was really nerve wracking. I'd done a topless scene before (In Last House on the Left) so had dealt the whole "this will be on the internet forever" of it all. But this was total nudity so it was pretty scary. The good part was that the scene was with Rob Corddry and Keegan Michael Key who could not be nicer guys and Tom Lennon and Ben Garant (the directors) were super pro and made me really comfortable. The whole scene only took about 5 hours to shoot so it wasn't that bad.
The scene is loooooong so the first time I saw it in front of other people was a little strange but now I feel okay about it. I just hope everyone likes the movie!!
GarfunkelOates428 karma2013-06-25 22:02:28 UTC
John Oates should grow that stache back. He just seems so iconic with it. Totally agree.
GarfunkelOates351 karma2013-06-25 21:29:36 UTC
I think she's way more interesting now that she swears and isn't so pure. Kate has changed a lot in the last 5 years and I think for the better in almost every way. She was very sheltered when I met her and now I think she's so freaking interesting. I love it.
GarfunkelOates341 karma2014-08-06 20:33:53 UTC
One time a fan gave us duck vibrators. I guess that was more nice than weird?
GarfunkelOates321 karma2013-06-25 22:32:39 UTC
Yes, I wrote all of the songs that I sang on Scrubs. It was one of the coolest experiences I have ever had. Bill Lawrence gave me the chance to do my own thing. I am forever grateful to him. I had just started performing a few months before getting cast on Scrubs. So the whole idea of playing songs in public was very new to me. Then to be playing these songs for a national audience...it was awesome! Also, at this time, Riki and I had 2 songs. One was Fuck You, which had been posted on youtube. Bill asked if I could sing Fuck You with Ted. So I remember being in my dressing room(which was an old hospital room), trying to reach Riki. Riki was in Spain and I was having a hard time tracking her down. Then finally I was like, "can I sing Fuck You on Scrubs?" And she was like, "Of course!" So we changed it to Screw You. You should have seen the list of alternate titles. Nail You was not allowed. (too forceful maybe?)
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