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Teddy Perkins 

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 »

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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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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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Did You Know?


Donald Glover (in whiteface) plays Teddy. It is said that he remained in character during the entire filming process. Many on set found it creepy and others had little to no clue it was in fact Donald Glover; he was even addressed as "Teddy" by the director and crew. See more »


Darius: You know, uh, not all great things come from great pain. Sometimes it's love. Not everything's a sacrifice.
Theodore 'Teddy' Perkins: Sacrifices are necessary, Darius.
Darius: Yeah, maybe. But your dad should have said sorry. I'm sorry. Shit. I went through daddy shit myself. But when you're young, you try to just... make it be okay and say everything's gonna be fine. And that's just, you don't know the difference, but... that don't give you an excuse to grow up and repeat the same shit over and over. It's like there's a, ...
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Count The Many Ways
Written by Howard Hausey (as Howard Crockett)
Performed by Howard Crockett
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Get outta here
28 April 2018 | by jessica-dangelmaierSee all my reviews

This is one of the best episodes of television ever.

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