The State (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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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

Detective: [into a bullhorn to terrorists] OK! If you want your money, come out of the building with your hands on top of your head!
Lead Terrorist: [into a bullhorn back to the detective] Uh, can we bring our guns?
Detective: [answering into bullhorn] Sure!
Several Policemen: [whispering to detective] No, no, no.
Detective: [re-answering into bullhorn] No!
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Referenced in Conan: The Douche Who Lost His Bag (2012) See more »

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Carin' 'bout Karen
by Michael Showalter
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All around funniest show on this earth
6 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

Not only is The State the most amazing show ever, but it featured some of my longest laughs ever, such as "Love and War" where Timmy and his father race home. The skits are so weird that they're perfect. A skit about origami suddenly ends on 8 members of the cast running in their underwear. If only it was back on TV, and it's so sad that shows like Saturday Night Live are even aired when there should be a show like this. My favorites are "Staring Contest" "Love and War" "Taco Man" "Prom Photos" and "Tammy Wilkins: Notebook Artist". Check em out.


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