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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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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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

Teacher: Let's have a big hand for our 2nd Grade class and their show The Four Food Groups. They did it all themselves! Matt and Suzie painted the sets and they were beautiful. Steven and Wendy did the costumes and they were great. And little Billy wrote the script which I felt was trite, derivative, very slow and fell completely apart in the 3rd Act.
Man: [stands up in auditorium] I agree! Where was the conflict? Where were the likeable characters?
[he rips off his mustache]
Man: I wouldn't wipe my ass with ...
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Referenced in The Ten (2007) See more »

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Boys and Girls - Action!
by Craig Wedren and Eli Janney
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now but only a fond memory, life without the state is worse than living in a sideways house
9 September 1999 | by (morristown, TN) – See all my reviews

The state has been off the air for even years now, but even still i manage to quote it on almost a day to day basis even by accident. to say that the state was the funniest television show ever created is a gross understatement.. may blueberry johnson, mean ass sal & frankie the pig, figgy, emmet & lyle, berry & levon and everyone's favorate's "the jew, the italian and the red head gay" rest in peace, for they will always live on in our hearts.


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