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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.

Director:

Hiro Murai

Writers:

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

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
Khris Davis ... Tracy
Chris Jarell Chris Jarell ... Young Benny
Bryan McClure ... White Guy
Alvin Ashby ... Krystal Employee
Derrick J. Haywood ... Benny Hope (as Derrick Haywood)
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music

Certificate:

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Release Date:

5 April 2018 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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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 »

Quotes

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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Soundtracks

Count The Many Ways
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Written by Howard Hausey (as Howard Crockett)
Performed by Howard Crockett
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Raising the bar and then some
7 April 2018 | by collossus1969See all my reviews

I was shocked to learn Donald Glover' s role in this episode. Amazing acting by all parties involved, absolutely brilliant.


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