Kate Micucci & Ted (Scrubs) – Screw You (Tab & Chords)

Ted and The Gooch – Screw You (Chords)

When three of my favourite things – ukuleles, Scrubs and Kate Micucci – collide you know a chord sheet isn’t going to be far away. I’m probably going to have to wait months before the episode is shown over here, so it’ll have to be Screw You from the Ted and The Gooch webisode.

The song was originally called Fuck You when she did it with Riki Lindhome. I think the joke loses its bite with the clean-up. Swearing can still be beautiful.

The chords to the song are simple. But if you want to jazz it up with the picking, the intro goes something like this:

And the verses like this:

It looks like she’s using her thumb for the G and C strings and her index finger for the E and A strums (sometimes strumming up to hit both strings at the same time.

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  1. cardboardfrog February 1st, 2009 7:40 pm

    how much do i quite simply love this song?
    why a whole lot, thats how much!
    good work mr woodshed

  2. Marlon Farrugia February 1st, 2009 10:34 pm

    Wow, I just looked her up, and now I’m hooked. You’ve gotta do “Present Face” next christmas.

  3. Woodshed February 2nd, 2009 9:30 pm

    cbf: I still think she should have sworn ;)

    Marlon: Good suggestion. Remind me closer the time.

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  6. boneman February 5th, 2009 1:45 am

    I like the newer concept and although it was an accident that I found it was on….
    it doesn’t really matter much.
    I love the ukele girl, one of the reasons a comedy doesn’t make it is if it doesn’t grow (Larry Linville from Mash all the way to Joey of Friends) and this one is definately evolving.
    But, I can’t afford a box to get the new channels, so, dang.
    Good bye TV.
    Gonna be missing ya!

    (but I really like the new ukele girl!)

  7. Woodshed February 5th, 2009 10:49 pm

    boneman: I was getting a bit disillusioned with Scrubs in series 7. But Kate Micucci has single handedly turned that around.

  8. Ukechick February 6th, 2009 4:13 pm

    So great!!! I <3 Kate Micucci.

  9. Jessen February 7th, 2009 4:46 am

    What are the third and fourth chords in the chorus? It goes F – G – ? – ?

  10. Jessen February 7th, 2009 4:49 am

    Found the PDF, sorry, nevermind.

  11. Woodshed February 7th, 2009 9:18 am

    Ukechick: Not as much as I do ;)

  12. Dwight February 27th, 2009 5:29 pm

    What’s that U shape in the tab mean?

  13. Dwight February 27th, 2009 5:32 pm

    Oh, probably a rest…. my bad : )

  14. Woodshed March 1st, 2009 8:56 am

    Dwight: It’s a tie – the note you’re playing carries on sounding.

  15. Bianca March 7th, 2009 10:17 am

    So this is a really stupid question, but this is basically my first song, so excuse me. I’ve got all the picking bits, but how does the strumming for the chorus go? I just … can’t make it sound like her. Could you explain it in terms of like .. up/down or something? Sorry! :)

  16. Woodshed March 7th, 2009 11:02 am

    Bianca: Down, down, up, up, down should see you through.

  17. Bianca March 15th, 2009 9:25 am

    Thank youuu!!! :D

  18. Jhube April 18th, 2009 6:49 am

    I wish I didn’t find this.

    I am now completely obsessed with Garfunkel and Oates :D

  19. Woodshed April 19th, 2009 6:53 pm

    Jhube: They are hilarious. Keep a look out for Monday’s post.

    Bianca: You’re welcome.

  20. uke4fun April 28th, 2009 5:02 am

    I love this song, i have one question though during the chorus they start strumming whats the pattern I cant seem to figure it out? Thanks!

  21. Woodshed April 28th, 2009 10:01 pm

    uke4fun: Try d – d – – u d u

  22. Mary September 2nd, 2009 6:41 am

    Where can I download this song? I’ve been looking everywhere and I can’t seem to find it…

  23. Woodshed September 2nd, 2009 8:15 am

    Mary: I’m not sure about the Scrubs version, but you can get the original version on iTunes.

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  25. rogelio December 21st, 2009 12:29 am

    Good lord. That’s an addicting song. I can’t stop playing now; I need to find someone to screw—I mean kiss—I mean sing with. :D

  26. Julia December 22nd, 2009 5:16 pm

    This is all i play now adays!! sooo gooooddd

  27. aaron April 15th, 2010 4:18 am

    Umm idk if i have the wrong ukulele or something but what is used in this song. the guy at the shop said mine is standard but it doesnt sound like the song with these tabs and he said its in the right tuning

  28. christof May 25th, 2010 9:24 pm


    standard tuning is a-d-f#-h
    or better: standard tuning was like this. it seems that for better compatibility with piano standard tuning is shifting to g-c-e-a nowadays.
    while some would say the first sounds better most won’t care. so simply tune your uke one wholetone down. (anyway you won’t get a long way without knowing how to tune…)

  29. SuperFog August 10th, 2010 11:10 pm

    This song is awesome… :D

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  31. TabbyF August 27th, 2010 3:33 am

    Could you do I Would Never Have Sex With You?

  32. Woodshed August 27th, 2010 1:03 pm

    TabbyF: I might well do at some point. Only problem is that song cuts a little too close to the bone for me.

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  34. Stephanie December 20th, 2010 5:09 am

    omg I love this song, and kate so much. I am really new at the uke, can someone please explain the trick to picking at the start of the song please?

  35. AreUkeTalkinToMe? January 6th, 2011 3:35 am


    1st string (bottom string), 4th string, 2nd string, 1st string, 4th string. In that order.

    (1, 4, 2, 1, 4)

  36. OnlyUke June 26th, 2011 12:41 pm

    Here I was a brand new uke plaer flicking through your archives and thinking ‘Gee I’d love to learn Screw You’ but that’s not going to be anywhere’ -And here it is! You rock!!!

  37. JetSet November 23rd, 2011 8:14 pm

    Hi, I very very new to the uke and I was trying to get the intro to this song down but the F doesn’t sounds right. Any ideas why?

  38. alfred beilin January 2nd, 2012 10:40 pm

    hi all the best to yous for 2012
    a beilin

  39. Woodshed January 3rd, 2012 9:22 am

    alfred: And Happy New Year to you.

  40. JaceyC March 2nd, 2012 7:58 am

    It will be so great if you will do a “I would never have sex with you”…

  41. Cesar March 23rd, 2012 2:51 am

    But what are the chords that she strums!?

  42. Sebastian August 20th, 2012 10:01 am

    damn…I can’t stop playing this song !!! Thank you soooo much :)

  43. Woodshed August 22nd, 2012 9:38 am

    Sebastian: You’re very welcome!

  44. Emilee October 15th, 2012 11:45 am

    PLEASE if anyone has the chords to 29/31, let me know. It would be much appreciated :)

    Thank you very much

  45. Lisa April 11th, 2013 7:16 pm

    Im what you would call a beginner at uke, and so Id like it if someone told me the picking for the entire song. Cause I just dont get it….

  46. Moonpie June 4th, 2013 7:04 am

    PLEASE DO 29, 31!!! PLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASE! Like immediately. Thank you. <3 the site! <3

  47. Hannah December 30th, 2013 6:14 pm

    I remember seeing Kate Micucci on Scrubs for ever ago (dating myself a bit here) and instantly falling in love with her. Since then I have dreamed of being able to play some of her music, and now years later I’ve got a uke to call my own — thank you so much for including her songs in your tab collection! You rock!

    PS I plan to play Mr. Moon for my 5yo niece on her birthday — may change the lyrics about beers to more age appropriate drinks though… (juice boxes? go-gurts? I’ll work on it)

  48. Woodshed December 31st, 2013 11:03 am

    Hannah: I’m dating myself even more. Kate Micucci on Scrubs seems like 5 minutes ago to me!

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