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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | unknown
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Plot:
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.
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Incredibly great or Aquaman, go talk to some fish See more (27 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast [11])
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 ... Various (27 episodes, 1993-1995)
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)

Series Directed by
Michael Patrick Jann (27 episodes, 1993-1995)
David Wain (27 episodes, 1993-1995)
Mark Gentile (13 episodes, 1993-1995)
Michael Dimich (13 episodes, 1994-1995)
 
Series Writing credits
Kevin Allison (27 episodes, 1993-1995)
Jonathan K. Bendis (27 episodes, 1993-1995)
Michael Ian Black (27 episodes, 1993-1995)
Robert Ben Garant (27 episodes, 1993-1995)
Todd Holoubek (27 episodes, 1993-1995)
Michael Patrick Jann (27 episodes, 1993-1995)
Kerri Kenney (27 episodes, 1993-1995)
Thomas Lennon (27 episodes, 1993-1995)
Joe Lo Truglio (27 episodes, 1993-1995)
Ken Marino (27 episodes, 1993-1995)
Michael Showalter (27 episodes, 1993-1995)
Steven Starr (27 episodes, 1993-1995)
David Wain (27 episodes, 1993-1995)

Series Produced by
Jonathan K. Bendis .... co-producer (27 episodes, 1993-1995)
Eileen Katz .... executive producer (27 episodes, 1993-1995)
Steven Starr .... co-producer (27 episodes, 1993-1995)
Mark Perez .... segment producer / supervising producer (26 episodes, 1993-1995)
Jim Sharp .... producer (26 episodes, 1993-1995)
Shelley Urick .... assistant segment producer / segment producer (14 episodes, 1994-1995)
Jody O'Neil .... segment producer (13 episodes, 1995)
Todd Stevens .... segment producer (7 episodes, 1994)
Darren Wiseman .... segment producer (7 episodes, 1995)
Carol Eng .... coordinating producer (6 episodes, 1993-1994)
Rich Goldman .... coordinating producer (6 episodes, 1995)
 
Series Original Music by
Theodore Shapiro (27 episodes, 1993-1995)
Craig Wedren (14 episodes, 1993-1994)
 
Series Cinematography by
Garry Nardilla (19 episodes, 1993-1995)
Frankie DeJoseph (13 episodes, 1995)
Jake Clennell (7 episodes, 1994)
Stephen Murello (7 episodes, 1995)
Christian Hoagland (6 episodes, 1993-1994)
Dan Stoloff (6 episodes, 1995)
Jeff Muhlstock (2 episodes, 1994-1995)
 
Series Film Editing by
Robert Mowen (20 episodes, 1994-1995)
Wayne Hyde (13 episodes, 1994-1995)
Fred Salkind (6 episodes, 1993-1994)
Karl Woitach (6 episodes, 1993-1994)
David Zieff (6 episodes, 1993-1994)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Jacqueline Jacobson Scarfo (13 episodes, 1993-1995)
 
Series Costume Design by
Jana Rosenblatt (13 episodes, 1995)
Carolee Fisher (9 episodes, 1993-1994)
 
Series Makeup Department
Anastasia Traina .... makeup artist (19 episodes, 1993-1995)
Carolee Fisher .... hair stylist (6 episodes, 1993-1994)
 
Series Production Management
Mark Perez .... post-production supervisor (14 episodes, 1993-1994)
Rich Goldman .... production manager / unit manager (13 episodes, 1993-1994)
Jacquelyn French .... production manager (13 episodes, 1995)

Rosadel Varela .... post-production supervisor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Wain .... second unit director (27 episodes, 1993-1995)
Phil Alcabes .... assistant director (7 episodes, 1994)
Martha Yates .... assistant director (6 episodes, 1995)
 
Series Art Department
Ruth Ammon .... production designer (26 episodes, 1993-1995)
Brian Durham .... set dresser (12 episodes, 1993-1994)
Karen Perrine .... graphics (7 episodes, 1994)
James Clement Cook .... carpenter (5 episodes, 1993-1995)
 
Series Sound Department
Susan Pelino .... post-production audio (26 episodes, 1993-1995)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Rafael Latorre .... lighting technician (26 episodes, 1993-1995)
Randy Nordstrom .... lighting director / lighting designer (20 episodes, 1994-1995)
Ken Ferencek .... lighting designer (7 episodes, 1994)
Alan Adelman .... lighting designer (6 episodes, 1993-1994)
Sid Curtis .... lighting technician (5 episodes, 1993-1995)
Philip J. Martinez .... best boy electric / gaffer: second unit / ... (3 episodes, 1994-1995)
 
Series Animation Department
Joe Lo Truglio .... animator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carey Bennett .... assistant costume designer (6 episodes, 1993-1994)

Kerrie Karcewski .... costume buyer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
David Zieff .... avid consultant (13 episodes, 1995)
Kenny Attard .... assistant editor (7 episodes, 1994)
Charlie Eisenhardt .... assistant editor (6 episodes, 1993-1994)
Mike Servedio .... assistant editor (6 episodes, 1993-1994)
Stephen Sekyiamah .... assistant editor (6 episodes, 1995)
 
Series Music Department
Craig Wedren .... composer: theme music (27 episodes, 1993-1995)
Eli Janney .... composer: theme music (26 episodes, 1993-1995)
 
Series Other crew
Jonathan K. Bendis .... opening titles (27 episodes, 1993-1995)
Michael Patrick Jann .... opening titles (27 episodes, 1993-1995)
Paul Cox .... technical manager (26 episodes, 1993-1995)
Deanna Storey .... script coordinator (26 episodes, 1993-1995)
Jennifer Dowd .... production coordinator (20 episodes, 1994-1995)
Darren Wiseman .... location manager (20 episodes, 1994-1995)
Elizabeth Sarkisian .... senior production coordinator / production coordinator (13 episodes, 1993-1994)
Jeff Baumgardner .... intern (13 episodes, 1995)
Jeff Mandell .... production assistant (7 episodes, 1994)
Rob Bruce-Baron .... stage manager (7 episodes, 1995)

Kurt Fitzpatrick .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Kerrie Karcewski .... stitcher (unknown episodes)
 

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Did You Know?

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:
Various:I'm going to take a handful of bumpy chicks and loose them into my pants!See more »
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Soundtrack:
Boys and Girls - Action!See more »

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10 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Incredibly great or Aquaman, go talk to some fish, 7 September 2001
Author: changingshades (jon_dye_is_god@hotmail.com) from St Petersburg Florida

Forget about the Kids in the Hall. Ground the Flying circus. Fill up the vacant lot. Kill Mr. Show. and remember that SNL SUCKS. This sketch comedy show is the greatest of its kind. It had the most original premises for the its sketches and all the people involved were quite talented. I cannot put into words how much I loved this show. I was fortunate enough to have taped the episodes when they came on and am still able to watch them. Unfortunately, others are not so lucky. This show had some wonderful bits that many will never get to see. Bits like Barry Toink, The hand Signals, Grape Soda, even Please kill Tim. Many may have the mistaken impression that because of the spin off of viva variety was so bad, that its base material the Laupan variety hour and by extension the state itself was as flat and stale. Nothing could be further from the truth. This series is the greatest. Even though MTV made them have reoccurring characters, that is the main down fall of most sketch comedy shows, the state transcended this obstacle and made the funniest character in recent history. And even though he was out of here, Doug is an archetype for our times. Louie while being extraordinarily cheesy knew how to play it, and Barry and Levon gave cool a whole new groove. Mere words fail me when I try to describe my affection for this show, but I must tell you, not a week goes by that I do not tell someone new about how funny this show was.

Just remember, never watch the CBS special, and that blue muppets have the most meat on them.

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