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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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USA

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English

Release Date:

January 1994 (USA) See more »

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The State: Full Frontal Comedy See more »

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Trivia

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

Kevin: [singing] It's a marvelous day at the porcupine racetrack; we'll watch them little porkies run! The sun, the track and porcupines!
Kerri: [singing] A recipe for fun!
Ben: Racing form, Mr. Johnson?
Kevin: Why, thank you, Jimmy! Here, get yourself a licorice whip!
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Connections

Edited into MTV: The State, Skits and Stickers (1995) See more »

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Boys and Girls - Action!
by Craig Wedren and Eli Janney
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One of the best TV shows EVER!
5 December 2000 | by jthompson-5See all my reviews

"The State" was a brilliantly funny sketch comedy show that ran on MTV in the mid-90's. By far the best and smartest show that has ever graced MTV. Each cast member was extremely talented (especially Thomas Lennon) and every skit was about a million times funnier then anything that has been on "Saturday Night Live" in the past 10 years. There is a VHS tape that is available with about an hour and a half of "The State" skits on it. But this tape does not even come close to representing the best of what ran on the show. I hope that one of these days MTV will get their act together and either re-run all of "The State" episodes or put them out on tape. Or, an even better scenario would be for "The State" to get back together and have a TV show again. By far one of the best shows EVER on TV.


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