Atlanta (2016– )
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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?


Hiro Murai was nominated for the 2018 Emmy Award in the Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series category for Atlanta: Teddy Perkins (2018), but lost to Amy Sherman-Palladino for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Pilot (2017). See more »


Theodore 'Teddy' Perkins: [On his father] When me and Benny were children, he instituted a very rigorous training method. Piano three hours a day, twice a day. With exams on Sundays, that, if failed, meant physical punishment.
Theodore 'Teddy' Perkins: He wanted the best out of us. It's because of him we have all of this.
Darius: So you said your dad, uh, used to beat you so you'd be good at piano?
Theodore 'Teddy' Perkins: To be good at life. We were his sacrifice.
Darius: Oh. Well, um, I'm not trying to, like, shit on your dad, or nothing, man, but that seems a little... ...
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Written by Stevie Wonder and Syreeta (as Syreeta Wright)
Performed by Stevie Wonder
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Totally unexpected episode
7 April 2018 | by jpozenelSee all my reviews

The Teddy Perkins episode is a huge departure from all other episode. If this was an episode of The Twilight Zone, it would be one of the most memorable. Donald Glover has some strange things going on his mind. I'm glad that he has this show to let them out for us to see.

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