“Community” was a cult classic among sitcoms thanks to its subversive humor. It starred Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Alison Brie, Ken Jeong, and Donald Glover, and had several memorable guest stars during its six-season run, including Michael K. Williams. The main story followed a small study group of students attending Greendale Community College and trying their best to earn passing grades despite their wacky antics — and those of other students.
Williams played biology professor Marshall Kane in the episodes “Biology 101,” “Competitive Ecology,” and “Basic Lupine Urology.” His third and final episode was a particularly impressive one because it was basically a shot-for-shot parody of the popular crime drama series “Law & Order” — which Williams also guest-starred on three separate occasions between 1997 and 2009.
Arguably, “Community” started floundering in the middle of Season 3, right between Williams’ second and third appearances on the series. Unfortunately, he did not get a chance to reprise the role before the show started to die a slow death over the course of its final three seasons.