I love music. I love comedy. The Garfunkel and Oates: Trying to be Special special is full of both. However….the comedy is all put to song, and the songs are all presented in a very unusual way that is cool at first, but when it goes on for every single song/joke, the cuteness vanishes and it becomes very tedious. It’s like watching a magician do the same trick over and over.
One of the two women, “Garfunkel” I suppose, plays the ukulele, while the other character plays guitar. The amazing thing about the duo is that they sing the words to the jokes/songs in perfect synchrony and very clearly. That might not seem like a difficult task, but these songs are filled with highly dense lyrics and they sings the lyrics of the songs/jokes so quickly, it is like the cast of Gilmore Girls on speed. They probably sing more words in one two minute song than I say in an entire day. Whew. Again, it’s cool at first, but come on now, the show is 61 minutes long!
Is the comedy funny you may ask? I guess it depends on your gender and your tolerance for grossness. Me, I’m a guy who doesn’t enjoy gross out humor, so for the most part, all the songs/jokes about lady parts, sexual acts and intimate female activities of daily living were lost on me.
As much as I admire the skills of this comedy team (actually named Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci), I didn’t enjoy the show very much, but you might love it. I give this a mild NO.