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1. La La Land (2016)
In Hollywood, Mia and Sebastian are struggling to make it in their respective careers, about which each has extreme passion. Mia is an actress who moved from small town Nevada and dropped out of college five years ago to pursue her dream. She is enamored with old time Hollywood - the movies on which she grew up - but hates the cattle herding feeling of going on auditions, and her belief that she needs to schmooze at social events to get ahead in the business. Sebastian is a jazz pianist, his style of jazz in the vein of traditionalists like qv##nm0662127## and qv##nm0598243##. He wants to do his part to preserve that tradition, especially as he knows that that style of music is dying. He has trouble emotionally playing music he doesn't like just to get a paying gig. His dream is to open his own jazz club, most specifically in what used to be a famous jazz club that has since been converted to a tapas bar cum salsa dance club. Partly because of their individual struggles and partly because of the situations, their initial couple of chance meetings are antagonistic ones. But they eventually become attracted to each other largely because of the passion each sees in the other for what he/she is striving for in life. However, there are many obstacles to a Mia/Sebastian happily ever after. They may be able to endure the life of a struggling artist for so long before those struggles take their toll. The pursuit of their individual dreams may take all their energies, with nothing left for their relationship. And any compromise each may make in getting ahead may change the person with who each has fallen in love.
Struggling actress Mia (Emma Stone) and ambitious jazz pianist Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) begin a meteoric romance as they both follow their heart in the path of their dreams in LA. When they reach a point where their career paths pull them in different directions, they are forced to face the challenges in their growing relationship.
Mia, a struggling actress, and Sebastian, a struggling jazz pianist, fall for each other admidst their differences. Documented through musical numbers and beautiful scenery, the two try to stay connected as both of their career paths begin to steer away from each other.
2. Bones (2005 TV Series)
Episode: The Plain in the Prodigy (2009)
A young man's corps found on train tracks, crushed and scattered, at first sight from the nineteenth century, yet recently killed, fits missing Amish adolescent Levi Yoder. He was in DC for his Rumspringa, a single period outside the closed archaic hyper-devout community to taste temptation with mate Joseph Beachy and leave or commit to return for life, and marry his Amish beloved Sarah. Fellow pianist Sweets figures out the stones hidden under his bed are a practice 'keyboard', fancy detective work he was exceptionally gifted and auditioning at the National Conservatory and living with two 'English' musicians but died form a deep fall.
3. House M.D. (2004 TV Series)
Episode: Half-Wit (2007)
A pianist virtuoso's prized possessions contort horrifically during a benefit concert and becomes House's newest fascination. The piano being their singular shared interest seemingly fails to distort the realist views that he adopts has his religion. He coins the man (as the title suggests) as being a half-wit. Meanwhile, Cuddy investigates a series of curious inquiries by House to a rival Hospital in the past month which leads to a shocking revelation. Thoroughly disturbed, she consults Wilson who reveals a shocking secret that could change the way his understudies see him altogether.
4. The Simpsons (1989 TV Series)
Episode: Gone Abie Gone (2012)
When Grandpa absconds from the retirement home the Simpsons follow a trail to a former night-spot where they learn that Grandpa was once a talented song writer and pianist, who, after Mona's departure, married singer Rita La Fleur but eschewed a musical career with her to look after Homer. The family locate her for a reconciliation whilst Lisa becomes addicted to online poker and almost loses her college fund though Bart saves the day.
5. Midsomer Murders (1997 TV Series)
Episode: Master Class (2010)
Teen-aged Zoe Stock, a brilliant pianist, is attending a music school run by the Fielding family when she believes she sees a woman drown herself in the river, having left her baby on the bank. When the police arrive there is nothing to support her claim but Barnaby recalls that a mystery woman died in identical circumstances eighteen years earlier. Her body was found by Catholic priest Father Gregory, outside whose church an attempt is made to kill Zoe. A lucrative prize awaits the young musician adjudged the best by the Fieldings and it is assumed that another student is responsible.
Zoe Stock is a student at the prestigious Fielding music school run by Sir Michael Fielding. She is a brilliant young pianist, somewhat prone to panic attacks, and is selected for Sir Michael's Master Class and is also in the running for the Fielding Medal. Out by the river one day a young blond woman carrying a baby walks by and a few moments later she throws herself into the river. The police are unable to find a body or any sign of a baby but DCI Tom Barnaby recalls an almost identical case at the same spot some 18 years before. After an unsuccessful attempt on her life, Zoe moves into the village pub with her visiting parents but sees a old photo with the woman she saw jump into the river. The competition at the school is fierce but the parents seem worse than their children. After two quick deaths - one of the students in the Master Class and a local priest - and a serious road accident involving two others, Barnaby stitches all of the pieces together.
6. Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988 TV Series)
Episode: Tormented (1992)
In qv##tt0054393##, a pianist thinks he has finally escaped his demanding mistress when she dies after a fall but her ghost comes back to haunt him and his fiancée. Joel gets stuck in a ventilation duct and the Bots are no help. But Joel has the last laugh later when Crow and Tom pretend to be headless ghosts.
7. Two and a Half Men (2003 TV Series)
Episode: Twenty-five Little Pre-pubers Without a Snoot-ful (2003)
Judith chairs Jake's annual musical production, and decides to update a piece she wrote with Alan, also a way to get closer again despite their divorce procedures. Charlie feels tricked when 'volunteered' to fill in for the pianist, but is intrigued by his new found power over the kids. The couple's pretentious piece about the Industrial Revolution disgusts everyone, but all the kids love Charlie's jingles enough to know them by heart, so he thinks up an alternative script.
8. The Bold and the Beautiful (1987 TV Series)
Episode: Episode #1.6110 (2011)
Now Thorne and his sisters learn the truth, they are relieved, Hope almost ecstatic, yet still concerned for Taylor and Thomas. Stephanie realizes she went too far, goes apologize to Brooke, even admits having lost the moral high ground to her and offers to let her set 'any' punishment. Eric agrees to help out as accompanying pianist so reunited Ridge and Brooke, as well as Owen and Jaqui, who happen to dine in the same restaurant, can witness Stephanie publicly 'singing' "You Always Hurt the One You Love".
9. M*A*S*H (1972 TV Series)
Episode: Morale Victory (1980)
The officers, enlisted and crew bellyache once too often about the conditions at the 4077. Potter condemns Hawkeye and BJ to act as 'Morale Officers' after a childish treatment of "Tales of Manhattan" (a 1942 classic and one of Mildred's favorite films). Charles performs grueling surgery, certain that the patient, Private David Sheridan (James Stephens) will be forever grateful to him for saving his leg. Instead, David Sheridan, who also sustained permanent nerve damage to three fingers of his right hand, is closer to suicidal than thankful. A gifted concert pianist with training from Julliard, Sheridan believes his hand is his life so his life is now futile. Heckle and Jeckle promise the gang a big gala dinner party; Klinger must deliver. Should they have signed his three day pass before he brought the food back to camp? Knowing and recognizing his own limitations with people, can his deep love of music give Charles the right words to reach David Sheridan and help him to save his life?
10. The West Wing (1999 TV Series)
Episode: Han (2003)
A North Korean pianist announces his intention to defect in the Oval Office. While the staff passionately debate his request they also fight to get the President's choice of Vice President nominated by a new and hostile Speaker of the House.
11. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000 TV Series)
Episode: Ghost Town (2009)
Nick's first case as fresh-promoted supervisor is the murder of handsome, libertine Ryan Lester in the house where he runs a porn-website, a star of which found him slaughtered in the bathtub. Overzealous vigilante Harvey Wincroft helps the team investigate the rundown neighborhood, astonishingly leading to hostile goth Craig Mason, who turns out to be the adopted son of convicted judge Douglas Mason alias serial killer Paul Millander. Meanwhile Langston and Catherine work out the corpse of once casino star pianist Joseph Bigelow, subjected to an astonishing surgical gimmick, may well be the first victim of an extant serial killer.
12. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000 TV Series)
Episode: It Was a Very Good Year (2012)
The corpse of Alison Bailey, Greg's friend since their research of the Vegas and Sinatra glory years, is found smashed into a wrecked grand piano, abound in a desert junk yard. She was in town to research the life of legendary pianist Ledo Wright, who disappeared for 20 years before he was killed years ago. A curiously damaged acrylic record brings to team to link his story with that of former out-staged mob baron Tommy Grazetti, who now runs a Sinatra show impersonation club.
13. Desperate Housewives (2004 TV Series)
Episode: Next (2005)
Zach Young runs away after holding Susan hostage and trying to kill Mike. Susan swears revenge until she learns that Mike feels differently, thanks to a new development. Lynette is rejoining the workforce after eight years, but her main prospect has qualms about her ability to put work before family by her new supervisor, the arrogant Nina Fletcher. Repairing Gabrielle's marriage and her undesired pregnancy can be challenging with a husband in prison. Things only get worse when Carlos demands a paternity test, especially since she isn't sure who the father is and John Rowland wants to continue their relationship with Gabrielle. Phyllis, Bree's obnoxious and hateful mother-in-law, comes to town for Rex's funeral and makes Bree's life even more miserable with her constant criticism of her. It doesn't help that the church organist is away. Luckily, Wisteria's newest resident, Betty Applewhite, is a highly capable pianist. Too bad she and son Matthew have a secret... kept locked up in the basement of their new house.
14. Murder, She Wrote (1984 TV Series)
Episode: Murder in F Sharp (1990)
In San Francisco, insurance investigator and one-time jewel thief Dennis Stanton investigates the case of classical pianist Vaacclav Maryska whose hands were severely burned in a fire in his posh apartment. Those hands were insured for $10 million and Dennis' boss desperately wants him to find a way to have the payment canceled. Maryska's marriage to his wife Milena is strained and she in turn is alienated from her son from a previous marriage, Alex Seletz. When Milena is found dead, Alex is arrested for his mother's murder but Dennis isn't sure they have the right man in custody and suspects Maryska of the crime. A medical diagnosis seems to confirm his theory but how he will prove it is another matter. He sets a trap for him.
15. Murder, She Wrote (1984 TV Series)
Episode: A Murderous Muse (1994)
While handyman Richie Kanpinski repairs her sink, Jessica remarks a busker plays the clarinet beautifully outside the museum where pianist Leslie Walden is rehearsing for a benefit. Her guardian and manager Byron Tocoski is impossibly demanding on everyone, even quick to fire professionals; he is startled by the suspicious arrival of Leslie's dad Hank Walden (the has-been clarinetist) who walked out on her ten years ago and came to nothing. Byron, watched by Hank from outside, tells Leslie, who approaches legal majority, he arranged for them to be married in Munich next October. Jessica finds Leslie on her doorstep in tears, Byron refuses to take notice of her. Vanessa Cross, Byron's ex but still his assistant, informs Hank about Byron's plans. Two businessmen have secret dealings about a fat recording contract Byron made, but to be signed in Leslie's name, so it can still be altered. Next morning Byron is found dead at the piano, shot, apparently through the open window. Lt. Peter DiMartini arrests Hank, who was seen outside again, from where he could have shot. Solly Prinze, the jazz musician closest to Leslie, put her up in tears after she came from Jessica, but when he went out for takeaway found her gone, and turns to Jessica, who is also intrigued by the anonymous composition Byron was playing, which contains a musical oddity...
16. Murder, She Wrote (1984 TV Series)
Episode: The Search for Peter Kerry (1989)
For years, old multimillionaire Andrew Kerry's ultimate wish was to find his grandson Peter, missing for years. While meeting Jessica about a charity donation, Peter's college friend Danny Schubert recognizes the restaurant pianist Rick Barton's tune as Peter's unpublished composition. He, his ex and Rick are actually faking this. Jessica not only realizes this when all invited to Andrew's Calvisburg estate, but snoops along with apparently inept police chief Miles Underwood when Danny is stabbed in the garage.
17. Columbo (1971 TV Series)
Episode: Troubled Waters (1975)
Aboard The Sea Palace, murder claims the life of the ship's singer. Knowing it's outside his jurisdiction, the captain nonetheless asks Columbo (aboard with his wife on a free cruise vacation) to look into it as he's the only experienced policeman on hand. Straightaway, Columbo suspects the organizer of the car dealer convention on board, hospitalized for an apparent but mild heart-attack, and not the ship's pianist, a jilted lover everyone else believes guilty and to whom all evidence points. Fighting seasickness, Columbo endeavors to prove his suspicions before they reach port and turn the matter over to the proper but possibly less observant authorities.
18. Columbo (1971 TV Series)
Episode: Étude in Black (1972)
Music conductor Alex Benedict has an affair with a pianist. When the pianist threatens to reveal their affair to Benedict's wife, whose wealthy mother owns the company on which Benedict's career is dependent, Benedict decides to permanently silence his mistress. He arranges for her death to look like a suicide by kitchen stove gas asphyxiation. Lieutenant Columbo, a cunning detective in a rumpled raincoat, doesn't believe the pianist took her own life and suspects that Benedict was responsible for her death. He pesters Benedict with constant questions as he searches for clues to place Benedict at the murder scene.
Symphony conductor Alex Benedict is a musical genius, but he has a problem, which comes in the form of a beautiful, young, gifted classical pianist named Jenifer Welles. The two have been having an affair, and Jenifer, having grown tired of secrecy, gives her lover an ultimatum: divorce his wife or suffer public exposure. Since Alex's mother-in-law controls the symphony, he can't afford either option, so he murders Jenifer, staging it as a suicide, but Lieutenant Columbo isn't convinced. Finding more and more evidence that the musician's death was murder, can he prove that Alex Benedict was involved, especially after an unexpected second suspect is thrown his way?
19. Saturday Night Live (1975 TV Series)
Episode: Charlene Tilton/Todd Rundgren/Prince (1981)
The host for the episode is Charlene Tilton, and the musical guests are Todd Rundgren and Prince. The skits for this episode are as follows: Joe Piscopo covers a boxing match between Rocko Weineretto and Weindulah, both of whom are hand puppets. Joe gets dumped by Ann Risley, then becomes enraged when he finds out that she's been seeing Charles Rocket in secret. A record company spokesman pitches a new album of unlikely make-out music. Mr. Robinson introduces the folks in his neighborhood and receives a package from Mr. Speedy. For the Rocket Report, Charles takes host Charlene Tilton for a ride on the New York subways. A new production of Fiddler on the Roof features Stevie Wonder as Tevye. The Reagans make their daughter-in-law Doria sleep in the haunted Lincoln bedroom. Charlene vows to get even with Charles Rocket for two-timing her with Ann Risley, and Gilbert Gottfried vows to get even with Rocket for dating all the hosts and leaving him with nothing. Before a piano competition, to rival pianists break each other's fingers. Two women in prison discuss the industrial revolution. During a skit about two people washing a dog, an unseen assassin shoots Charles in the chest. During the good-nights, Charles makes an unfortunate statement about the shooting, and Don Pardo admits to pulling the trigger in revenge for Charles' sleeping with his wife. Todd Rundgren performs "Healer" and "Time Heals" and Prince performs "Party Up".
20. Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
Dr. Bill and Mrs. Alice Harford are a young, upper middle class couple living in a lavish apartment along Central Park West with their seven year old daughter, Helena Harford. It's the Christmas season, and like they have been the past several years, they are invited to the annual lavish Christmas ball hosted by Victor Ziegler, one of Bill's wealthy patients. Based on their individual encounters at the party, which includes Bill secretly providing his professional services to a guest, Bill and Alice have a frank discussion, largely initiated by Alice, about their sex life, their sexual fantasies - most specifically if those fantasies include other people - and fidelity. As a result, Bill begins to notice those sexual opportunities available to him outside of their marriage. Although he contemplates seizing upon some of those opportunities, it's the one mentioned to him by Nick Nightingale - a former medical school colleague who dropped out to become a full time musician, and who was the pianist at Victor's party, where he and Nick were reacquainted - that piques Bill's interest the most. Bill's interest is probably increased by Nick's pleas for him not to follow-up on what he tells him. That opportunity is a secret, by invitation only party, the latest in a series, where Nick is hired to play blindfolded, with the party location divulged to him only one hour prior to his arrival. It was during a previous party that Nick saw beneath his blindfold that it was a sex party, all the participants dressed in costume and wearing masks, probably to provide anonymity to all the attendees. Bill is able to sneak his way into this latest party, which is even more elaborate than his wildest fantasies. But what happens at the party may irreparably affect his marriage, his sex life with Alice, and their lives in their entirety.
A doctor becomes obsessed with having a sexual encounter after his wife admits to having sexual fantasies about a man she met and chastising him for dishonesty in not admitting to his own fantasies. This sets him off into unfulfilled encounters with a dead patient's daughter and a hooker. But when he visits a nightclub, where a pianist friend Nick Nightingale is playing, he learns about a secret sexual group and decides to attend one of their congregations. However, he quickly learns he is in well over his head and finds he and his family are threatened.
21. Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)
Florence Foster Jenkins, an heiress form NYC always wanted to be a concert pianist and play Carnegie Hall. An injury in her youth deterred that dream. So she sets out to sing her way to Carnegie Hall knowing the only way to get there would be "Practice Practice Practice". Her husband supports her venture and the true story of Florence Foster Jenkins playing Carnegie Hall becomes a truly historic event.
22. Days of Our Lives (1965 TV Series)
Episode: Episode #1.9562 (2003)
While reluctant instant-stars Philip and Belle's lives are run by Gaby, Shawn accepts to be tutored again by Cassie 'merely friends'. Brady finally tells Chloe that Cecilia Marin is coming for her Julliard singing audition, last chance, and brings in accompanying pianist David Evans, only her nerve(s)... Tony insists Lucas must keep his distance with Cassie but confirms he wants to end Victor's empire, then lets him overhear Sami about Lexie's baby; they resolve to help destroy both worst enemies. After Philip leaves, Victor reminds serf Nicole she can get it still much worse, starting with lock-up by Nico after she knocks him over. Philip's secret mission involves a gun...
23. Battlestar Galactica (2004 TV Series)
Episode: Someone to Watch Over Me (2009)
Kara meets a pianist who reminds her of her father. She tries to play a melody she remembers from her childhood, and a drawing made by Hera helps her. Meanwhile, Boomer is to be tried for treason. Tyrol takes her side, and helps her escape.
24. The Pianist (2002)
In this adaptation of the autobiography "The Pianist: The Extraordinary True Story of One Man's Survival in Warsaw, 1939-1945," qv##nm0844262##, a Polish Jewish radio station pianist, sees Warsaw change gradually as World War II begins. Szpilman is forced into the Warsaw Ghetto, but is later separated from his family during Operation Reinhard. From this time until the concentration camp prisoners are released, Szpilman hides in various locations among the ruins of Warsaw.
A brilliant pianist, a Polish Jew, witnesses the restrictions Germans place on Jews in the Polish capital, from restricted access to the building of the Warsaw ghetto. As his family is rounded up to be shipped off to the German Nazi labor camps, he escapes deportation and eludes capture by living in the ruins of Warsaw.
25. The Halcyon (2017 TV Series)
Episode: Episode #1.4 (2017)
O'Hara is offered a job in American television but, on learning that he will not be replaced as the London war correspondent, Emma takes him to a hospital for wounded airmen, as a result of which he turns it down. Lucian takes Lady Hamilton on her first ever visit to a cinema, where she is surrounded by ' ordinary people'. As a consequence she makes the effort to befriend staff members though the meeting is somewhat awkward. Band singer Betsey's tarty mother Gloria arrives to see her, to the concern of pianist Sonny, who fears that she has come to sponge off her daughter and bribes her to leave. Richard is also worried by Emma's relationship with Freddie, whom he fears may not return from his next flying mission.
26. 7th Heaven (1996 TV Series)
Episode: The Magic of Gershwin (2006)
While mournful that Martin seems out of reach forever, Ruthie gets detention. However, like the other kids, she finds it pleasant and fascinating that week, supervised by music teacher Mr. Feinstein. He's a fine pianist whose job is doomed as budget cuts make the school phase out its music program. He warms them to timeless music and shows how it ties in with history and literature, and especially his favorite Gershwin sooths Ruthie's gloom. Feinstein also cues Eric and Kevin about the root of her detention, a new friendship with a fellow pupil who turns out to be homeless but resourceful. Rose wants Simon to pick a song for them, so he makes Ruthie suggest one by her new hero Gershwin.
27. Mozart in the Jungle (2014 TV Series)
Episode: Mozart with the Bacon (2014)
When Rodrigo decides he doesn't want Winslow Elliot for his opening night, the legendary pianist confronts him, and ends up helping him realize who he does want. Cynthia is sent to track down Thomas, but isn't quite prepared for what greets her. Hailey gives an intimate oboe lesson to her wealthy new friend, but the session is interrupted by Lizzie, who has some surprising news about her pupil.
28. Perry Mason (1957 TV Series)
Episode: The Case of the Provocative Protege (1960)
Internationally known concert pianist David Carpenter has a irreparably disabled hand, the result of a tragic accident, and a disastrous cash flow problem. His business manager, Andrew Collis, suggests refocusing the career of David's protégé, brilliant pianist Donna Loring, into more lucrative musical fields. That evening David's car goes over a cliff, an apparent suicide. The life insurance on Carpenter is invalidated due to him committing suicide before the policy was in effect two years leaving his business still strapped for funds. Eric Sturgis, David's partner in artists management, tries to persuade David's widow Anita to guide Donna into the field of rock-and-roll. Anita is appalled. George Worthington tells Anita that he saw David's car being pushed over the cliff, making his death a homicide. Anita and George tell Perry Mason the tale, but Lt. Tragg finds that George was at a bookie joint at the time of David's death. However, Tragg believes it was murder and arrests Donna. Anita asks Perry to defend the young pianist who initially refuses his services.
When David Carpenter's car goes over a cliff, the authorities believe the internationally renowned classical pianist killed himself. As the result of an earlier accident, he had lost the use of his left hand and had learned earlier that day that doctors held out little hope of him ever recovering its use. As well, Carpenter had become bankrupt having spent most of his money on an up and coming young pianist Donna Loring. Because his death has been ruled a suicide, the insurance company will not pay out on his policy leaving both Carpenter's wife Anita and his business manager Andrew Collis in bad financial shape. When a supposed passerby claims to have seen someone pushing the car over the cliff, the police reassess their conclusions and Donna is charged with murder. She initially refuses Anita Carpenter's suggestions that she hire Perry Mason but once bound over for trial, she seeks Perry's assistance.
29. Raising Hope (2010 TV Series)
Episode: Prodigy (2011)
When Jimmy watches a home video of himself as a thirteen-year-old, he discovers that he was a musical prodigy with a promising career as a singer and pianist until a horrible accident involving a golf putter rendered him talentless. Jimmy recruits Burt, Virginia and Maw Maw to help him rediscover his lost abilities.
30. The Love Boat (1977 TV Series)
Episode: I Don't Play Anymore/Gopher's Roomate/Crazy for You (1982)
Gopher (qv##nm0334948##) thinks he knows a female passenger (qv##nm0680603##) but just can't remember from where. When she reveals how they know each other, it shocks him. A man (qv##nm0790071##), who feigned being mentally ill so that he could get his full pension, is being followed by a woman (qv##nm0001026##) who tasked with proving he's faking. A concert pianist (qv##nm0531279##), who has stopped playing because he has arthritis in his hands, is being pestered by some fans (qv##nm0566588## and qv##nm0417055##) to play. Initially, he refuses but, upon meeting one of the ship's staff (qv##nm0675950##) who needs an operation, he agrees to give a performance.
31. Father Brown (2013 TV Series)
Episode: The Crimson Feather (2017)
Mrs McCarthy is shocked to find her god-daughter Joselyn working as a burlesque dancer in a seedy club the Crimson Feather but when Father Brown goes to the club he finds another dancer, the unpopular Verity, has been murdered with adoring doorman Jarek bending over her body . Bunty and Mrs McCarthy go undercover as a dancer and cleaner to help the father prove Janek's innocence and discover not only that Verity was pregnant but was also a blackmailer. Pianist Sam and Maurice, the club owner who is also running a call-girl racket are prime suspects and with help from his insiders Father Brown once more shows Mallory that he has arrested the wrong man.
32. Father Brown (2013 TV Series)
Episode: The Theatre of the Invisible (2017)
Radio quiz 'Up to You' comes to the village and Bunty and Mrs McCarthy take part as contestants. When Mrs Rudge, the rude landlady at the guest house where the team is staying, is found dead Father Brown believes one of them is guilty. Camp presenter Richie Queenan with his kiss-and-tell diary, washed-up comic Barney Butterfield and meek pianist Joyce Merriman are all in the frame, along with the young producer Jeremy Mayhew-Bowman. The field is narrowed down when another of them is killed and as usual Father Brown beats Mallory to exposing the culprit, but this time on air.
33. The Nanny (1993 TV Series)
Episode: You Bette Your Life (1997)
Maxwell and C.C. are planning a charity auction for the New York Restoration Project. Fran decides to invite herself when she learns that the Project's Chair, qv##nm0000541##, is hosting the event. Fran also decides to do her philanthropic part by offering one day of nanny services for auction. Maxwell isn't expecting Fran to raise much money, but wearing a skimpy outfit at the auction, Fran manages to raise $5 thousand. The winning bid was by Keith Rosenstein, the quiet yet precocious preteen son of Tom Rosenstein, a potential investor of Maxwell's latest production. Maxwell is concerned that Fran is going to do something wrong in her day with Keith to risk Tom's investment in the play. As Keith is an aspiring concert pianist, Fran talks him into playing at Yetta's nursing home. Keith soon decides never to play the piano again when someone in the audience at the home dies during his performance. Tom is ready to pull his money from both Maxwell's show and Bette's charity, until an unexpected source pulls Keith out of his piano playing funk. Meanwhile, Niles also offers his butlering services at the auction, a move he regrets when he sees who won him.
34. Sesame Street (1969 TV Series)
Episode: Episode #10.1 (1978)
Sesame Street names its new Muppet dog "Barkley"; Comedian/pianist Victor Borge demonstrates high notes and low notes; actress Madeline Kahn sings, "Me, Me, Me"; Herry Monster learns "up" and "down" with John-John, and Ernie is fooled by a newspaper boy.
35. Bewitched (1964 TV Series)
Episode: Samantha on the Keyboard (1968)
The latest witchcraft related gripe that Darrin has with Endora is that she gives four year old Tabitha a miniature piano and turns her into a piano virtuosa. Wanting Samantha to provide a good example to Tabitha, Darrin offers a challenge to Samantha, which she accepts: learn how to play the piano the mortal way. Who Samantha hires as her teacher is the officious Johann Sebastian Monroe. But Monroe turns his attention away from Samantha and to Tabitha, as Endora can't resist but continue to endow her granddaughter with witchcraft imbued piano virtuosity, the latest in front of Monroe. As such, he wants to turn Tabitha into a concert pianist - including taking her away from home so that she can tour - to the exclusion of all else. Samantha and Darrin have to figure out a way to dissuade Monroe from this single-minded pursuit. But with this distraction, the other question becomes whether Samantha will ever learn how to play the piano the mortal way.
36. Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993 TV Series)
Episode: Farewell Appearance (1997)
On a visit to Colorado Springs, Dr. Mike's revered Uncle Theodore shocks her and Sully by criticizing their parenting skills with regard to Brian and offering to take Brian back with him to Boston. Brian considers leaving his family when Theodore, a concert pianist, recognizes the boy's musical talent and tempts him with visions of becoming a concert pianist in Boston. Actually, Theodore dislikes what he considers to be the "liberal attitudes" of Sully and Dr. Mike that he feels put Brian in danger. When Brian is injured while on the trail with Sully, Theodore can no longer hide his feelings and Dr. Mike realizes that her uncle is attempting to replace his own lost son with Brian.
37. The Odd Couple (2015 TV Series)
Episode: Oscar's Overture (2016)
Oscar continues to pursue Charlotte but she still rebuffs him. And when she learns she's attending a benefit for the New York Philharmonic, he says he's a patron too so he buys a table and invites Felix, Dani and Teddy. .Felix brings Emily and would like to have a good time with her till he sees the pianist who will be performing. And Teddy brings his wife and introduces her to Dani who is shocked to see she's a she because Teddy didn't tell his wife. Felix tries to get Oscar to be honest with Charlotte.
38. New Tricks (2003 TV Series)
Episode: In Vino Veritas (2014)
Illegal Turkish immigrant Asye Ersoy was working as a barmaid in 2010 but disappeared following a fire which killed the pub's landlord Richard Gibson. Now she has been traced but denies committing any crime. The pub's former pianist Jason claims that Richard was happily married to wife Joanne and she endorses this. Relations with his brother Gavin, a slot machine vendor who wanted to buy the ailing pub, were less harmonious whilst Joanne believes Richard was having an affair with Asye but did nothing about it. The identity of Asye's actual lover and a scam involving the sale of cheap wine, dressed up to appear as of better vintage, are both uncovered before the real killer is unmasked though Gerry and Steve regard the case as a welcome diversion from Sasha's attempts to enter them in a five a side contest.
39. Mary Tyler Moore (1970 TV Series)
Episode: Baby Sit-Com (1972)
Mary gladly agrees to sit with twelve year old Bess for the weekend while Phyllis and Lars are away. After agreeing to do this for the Lindstroms, Mary learns that her old boyfriend, Anton 'Sandy' Styrokowski, a renowned concert pianist, is in town only for the weekend for a concert. After Phyllis has already left, Mary receives an invitation from Sandy to go out with him that evening. Bess urges Mary to go, and for Mary either to find another person to sit with her for those few hours or leave her on her own. Mary agrees to get a sitter for the few hours she'll be out that evening. But finding a professional sitter for a Saturday night on the day of is a seemingly impossible task, and all Mary's personal friends, such as Rhoda, can't do it. Once Mary does find a sitter through Murray, Mary feels that she can't leave Bess with who does show up. Mary calls in her last resort, who agrees but who may not be the most obvious choice as a sitter, especially of a twelve year old girl who wants to do twelve year old girl things.
40. Mary Tyler Moore (1970 TV Series)
Episode: Lou and That Woman (1974)
Mary has noticed that Lou has been in an unusually happy and accommodating mood. Murray lets it slip that it's because of a woman. Lou is so happy, he is modernizing his wardrobe to impress this woman, who he wants Mary to meet. Taking Mary up on her offer to drop by anytime, Lou brings her by to Mary's apartment unannounced one evening. She is Charlene Maguire, a lounge singer/pianist, who has "been around". Regardless, Mary loves her. But Mary's description of Charlene to Murray and Ted makes Lou get cold feet about dating someone like Charlene, who has lived more than most women he has ever dated. Charlene feels hurt by Lou's brush-off, while Mary feels guilty for causing it. Is there anything Mary can say to Lou to reconsider giving Charlene the brush-off for good, and if so is there anything Lou can say to Charlene that would make her forgive him?
41. Suspiria (1977)
Suzy Bannion travels to Germany to perfect her ballet skills. She arrives at the Tanz dance academy in the pouring rain and is refused admission after another woman is seen fleeing the school. She returns the next morning and this time is let in. She learns that the young woman she saw fleeing the previous evening, Pat Hingle, has been found dead. Strange things soon begin to occur. Suzy becomes ill and is put on a special diet; the school becomes infested with maggots; odd sounds abound; and Daniel, the pianist, is killed by his own dog. A bit of research indicates that the ballet school was once a witches' coven - and as Suzy learns, still is.
42. Quantum Leap (1989 TV Series)
Episode: Blind Faith - February 6, 1964 (1989)
On the eve of the Beatles first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show in February 1964, Sam has more than a few butterflies in his stomach when he leaps into a blind concert pianist, Andrew Ross. His girlfriend, Michelle Stevens is a meek young woman who still lives at home with her domineering mother. Sam learns from Al that unless something is done, Michelle will become the fourth victim of the Central Park Strangler. Sam has a plan to save her, but his immediate concern is just how he is going to perform a scheduled concert at Carnegie Hall.
43. Once (2007)
A guy and a girl meet on the streets of Dublin while she, a Czech immigrant flower seller, listens to him perform as a guitarist/vocalist street musician. Although it is something totally different which makes them decide to meet again - specifically she learning that he also repairs vacuum cleaners as part of his father's business, she needing her vacuum cleaner fixed - it is their musical interests which bond them together, she a classically trained pianist and vocalist. After hearing her play and sing and having an impromptu jam session working on one of his compositions, they decide to collaborate on some song writing, and in recording some of his/their songs if they can raise the necessary funds for the recording studio time. Through their time together, their shared goals leads to an emotional connection, which is complicated by things happening in their personal lives, those personal issues which are reflected in their songs.
44. Everwood (2002 TV Series)
When Manhattan surgeon Andrew 'Andy' Brown is widowed, he decides to start a whole new life in the idyllic Colorado town Everwood, but gets more than he bargained for - it takes an eternity for a city-boy to fit in the small community, which already had a popular physician, and it's even worse for his unearthed kids, whom he must now parent alone: Ephram, a sensitive kid and gifted pianist, and his little sister Delia. As they all get to know Everwood people and each other better, relationships develop and change.
45. Everwood (2002 TV Series)
Episode: The Land of Confusion (2006)
Ephram plans to transfer to Colorado A&M, but Andy counsels him not to choose a school just to be near Amy. Knowing that Ephram regrets his lost opportunity at Julliard, Andy sets up a meeting for him with a concert pianist and it helps Ephram decide what he wants to do. With things starting to feel back on track, Nina tells Andy she's proposing to Jake. Finally, Bright is unable to admit to Hannah that the absence of sex in their relationship is hard for him. After they quarrel, Bright runs in to Ada and makes a terrible mistake.
When Ephram announces his plans to transfer to Colorado A&M, Andy counsels him not to choose a school just to be near Amy. Knowing that Ephram regrets his lost opportunity at Julliard, Andy sets up a meeting for him with a top concert pianist and the glimpse into that world helps Ephram decide what he wants to do. With things starting to feel back on track, Nina tells Andy she plans to propose to Jake. Finally, Bright is unable to admit to Hannah that the absence of sex in their relationship is growing more difficult for him. After they quarrel, Bright runs in to Ada and makes a terrible mistake.
46. Everwood (2002 TV Series)
Episode: Three Miners from Everwood (2003)
When a coal mine collapses, Dr. Brown, along with Edna, Linda, and Harold, rush to the scene to assist their neighbors. One miner is Will Cleveland, a jazz pianist who has recently become Ephram's mentor; another is Abbott's next door neighbor, whose outrageous building plans Harold has tried to thwart; and the third Andy's patient Ellie Beels, who has been trying to conceive a baby. All three doctors utilize their special skills under terrible conditions, but it is Andy who must confront his biggest fears in order to save lives.
47. Nip/Tuck (2003 TV Series)
Episode: Abigail Sullivan (2009)
While Sean struggles to stay sane in the aftermath of Teddy's attempt on his life, and of her disappearance, and of Matt's situation when he injured while attempting to rob another convenience store, the perpetually angry and bitter Julia arrives back in town where she and Sean immediately begin quarreling over Sean's lack of insight. Matt, fearing jail time, flees from the hospital and attempts to persuade Kimber to come to Mexico with him. Also, Sean deals with a shocking revelation about Teddy when her past life as a 'black widow' comes out when the police arrest another serial killer who was aware of her dark past. Also, Abigail Sullivan is a local pianist and the latest patient-of-the-week who asks Sean and Christian to surgically remove an parasitic twin off her shoulder.
48. The Piano Teacher (2001)
Erika Kohut is a pianist, teaching music. Schubert and Schumann are her forte, but she's not quite at concert level. She's approaching middle age, living with her mother who is domineering then submissive; Erika is a victim then combative. With her students she is severe. She visits a sex shop to watch DVDs; she walks a drive-in theater to stare at couples having sex. Walter is a self-assured student with some musical talent; he auditions for her class and is forthright in his attraction to her. She responds coldly then demands he let her lead. Next she changes the game with a letter, inviting him into her fantasies. How will he respond; how does sex have power over our other faculties?
49. Chuck Berry Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll (1987 Documentary)
St. Louis, Missouri, 1986. For Chuck Berry's sixtieth birthday, Keith Richards assembles a pickup band of Robert Cray, Joey Spampinato, Eric Clapton, himself, and longtime Berry pianist Johnnie Johnson. Joined on stage by Etta James, Linda Ronstadt and Julian Lennon, Berry performs his classic rock songs. His abilities as a composer, lyricist, singer, musician and entertainer are on display and, in behind-the-scenes interviews, are discussed by Bo Diddley, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bruce Springstein, the Everly Brothers, Roy Orbison and others. There's even a rarity for Berry, a rehearsal. Archival footage from the early 1950s and a duet with John Lennon round out this portrait of a master.
50. The Avengers (1961 TV Series)
Episode: Concerto (1964)
Stefan Veliko, a young Russian pianist, is making his concert debut in London. However, he is being used as a pawn in a game to wreck Anglo-Soviet relationships. First a young woman is found dead in his apartment, which is exploited to blackmail him into killing a delegate during a piano recital. Fortunately, he has the Avengers on his side, although it is a close call for Mrs. Gale.
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