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Teddy Perkins 

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When Darius goes to pick up a piano, he meets Teddy Perkins, a strange, eccentric man who makes him feel uneasy.


Hiro Murai


Donald Glover, Donald Glover (created by) | 3 more credits »





Episode complete credited cast:
Donald Glover ... Earnest 'Earn' Marks / Theodore Perkins (as Donald Glover) (as Teddy Perkins)
Brian Tyree Henry ... Alfred 'Paper Boi' Miles
LaKeith Stanfield ... Darius (as Lakeith Stanfield)
Khris Davis ... Tracy
Chris Jarell ... Young Benny
Bryan McClure ... White Guy
Alvin Ashby ... Krystal Employee
Derrick Haywood ... Benny Hope


Darius finding an ad on Craig's list for a piano with multicolored keys goes on a journey to the home of the brothers Benny Hope and Teddy Perkins both retired jazz piano players. Teddy's unnatural appearance and weird personality unnerves Darius but he stays in hope of acquiring his piano. A series of weird and creepy things happen at the home of these two jazz musicians leaving Darius with possibly his first regret in life.

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Comedy | Drama | Music


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The episode won 2 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour) and Animation & Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (Half-Hour). See more »


Theodore 'Teddy' Perkins: Are you a fan of Benny's?
Darius: Who?
Theodore 'Teddy' Perkins: Benny Hope. The pianist. He's the one who owned the piano. He's my brother.
Darius: Oh, sh-shit! Is that Keith Jerrett?
[looks to pictures on piano]
Darius: Let me look at that.
Theodore 'Teddy' Perkins: Yes. Yes. And Stevie, as well.
[Darius chuckles]
Theodore 'Teddy' Perkins: And Al Jarreau and Ahmad Jamal. I think Nina's over there somewhere. Ahmad and my brother, they had a residency in New York together.
Darius: Hmm. That's Flames, man.
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Referenced in The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards (2018) See more »


Count The Many Ways
Written by Howard Hausey (as Howard Crockett)
Performed by Howard Crockett
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20 May 2018 | by Ex3vdSee all my reviews

I Really did not expect for an episode like this one, they put diverses generes and mix together perfectly like i never seen before at same time. I thought this episode a little funny at the start but i was in panicking at the same time, and i have this confirmation on a exactly point, when someone finally gets upset, changing your tone of voice, and i just jumped off the chair scared. At the end the drama works so well, that make me wonder why I laughed at start. Soundtrack vibe, the history and the chracters, everything in 35 minutes, for REAL this is absolutely well done.

This series is crazy we know, but this episode is another level. The best episode so far.

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Release Date:

5 April 2018 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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