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The State 

Each episode contains 30 minutes of extremely bizarre and funny sketch comedy performed by THE STATE, an 11 member sketch comedy troupe who wrote and starred in various sketches seen throughout the program.
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Series cast summary:
Kevin Allison ...  Various 27 episodes, 1993-1995
Michael Ian Black ...  Various 27 episodes, 1993-1995
Robert Ben Garant ...  Various 27 episodes, 1993-1995
Todd Holoubek Todd Holoubek ...  Various 27 episodes, 1993-1995
Michael Patrick Jann Michael Patrick Jann ...  Various 27 episodes, 1993-1995
Kerri Kenney ...  Various 27 episodes, 1993-1995
Thomas Lennon ...  Various 27 episodes, 1993-1995
Joe Lo Truglio ...  Various 27 episodes, 1993-1995
Ken Marino ...  Various 27 episodes, 1993-1995
Michael Showalter ...  Various 27 episodes, 1993-1995
David Wain ...  Various 27 episodes, 1993-1995
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Each episode contains 30 minutes of extremely bizarre and funny sketch comedy performed by THE STATE, an 11 member sketch comedy troupe who wrote and starred in various sketches seen throughout the program.

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January 1994 (USA) See more »

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The State: Full Frontal Comedy See more »

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The cast was extremely reluctant to write material for recurring characters, but pressure from the network forced them to do so. When the character of Doug and his catch phrase "I'm outta heeeere..." began to catch on, Michael Showalter, who played and created Doug, conceptualized the second season sketch in which Doug gets annoyed by everyone finding his rebellious slogan charming. See more »

Quotes

Doug: I'm Doug and I'm out of here.
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Connections

Referenced in Stella Shorts 1998-2002 (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Boys and Girls - Action!
by Craig Wedren and Eli Janney
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skit comedies don't often come like this
23 December 2001 | by buyjesusSee all my reviews

despite glaring pythonisms, the state was the best Post-python era sketch comedy show ever. Founded back in the "golden" age of MTV when Jon Stewart and 'alternative' music reigned the airwaves, the state came out of nowhere as a smart, funny, innovative, and inventive masterwork. At times delightfully dirty, the show was mistaken by many for being low-brow. But like all great things comedic, the base humor came from somewhere sincerely genius. Witness the brilliance of a man delivering tacos rather than mail, or the incredibly popular gay student, or 20 year old pet sea monkeys. This often overlooked gem in television history could really benefit from some sort of re-release by MTV, who has to date released one short compilation video. Their lovely art spoke wonders to many of us growing up in the 90's in a way that no other television show has. It gave us a reason to watch television, which is scarce in this day and age.


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