How thrilled were you to find that NBC’s “Community” pulled another act of metariority (that’s “meta superiority,” Britta) by bringing on Levar Burton to guest star as himself.
He was Pierce’s (Chevy Chase) evil bequeathal to Troy (Donald Glover) and part of the old man’s master plan to make the study group pay for under-appreciating him.
Of course, Levar Burton deserves Troy’s frightened stare. After all, he’s the man. Who’s Levar Burton? Well, in the “Community” world he was known for three things: “Reading Rainbow,” “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” and for playing the role of Kunta Kinte in the ABC miniseries, “Roots.” Most viewers probably know him from “Roots.” “Roots” basically made him a household name.
But, the sci-fi geek in us most loves him as Geordi La Forge, the Enterprise’s Chief Engineer. And you know what, there’s one thing about that character that reminds us of Troy and Abed (Danny Pudi). Geordi’s bromance with the awkward guy who’s always trying to figure out the way people work, Data (Brent Spiner)!
What’d you think of him on the show? What’s your favorite Levar Burton role?