A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The women occasionally sing about politics and equality.
Positive Role Models
The women are friends. Their songs don't always say nice things about people.
Violence & Scariness
Occasional pushing and slapping for comedic purposes.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Lots of crude sexual references ("balls," "slut," "t-ts," "p---y"). Simulated sexual activity; nudity blocked out.
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"Ass," "bitch," "s--t."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Alcohol consumption (wine, cocktails) and cigarette smoking.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Garfunkel and Oates is a quirky musical comedy series starring the eponymous duo famed for their sweet but raunchy novelty songs. As with their music, the show contains lots of crude sexual references, simulated sex acts, and strong language ("bitch," "ass," "s--t"). It also features some drinking and smoking. Older teens who like this sort of thing will be drawn to it, but it's not for kids.
Is It Any Good?
The quirky series, which is produced by Fred Savage (of The Wonder Years), offers a mostly fictitious look at the folk-singing duo's professional lives by combining comedy narratives with their musical performances. Much of the show also focuses on their disastrous personal lives, which, luckily, provide lots of material for their act.
It's meant to be lighthearted and fun, but the humor will seem flat to those who don't appreciate seemingly endless crass sex jokes, which often are central to the songs featured here. But Garfunkel and Oates fans who have been following their career over the years will certainly find the series fun and their music appealing.
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