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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:
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User Reviews:
skit comedies don't often come like this 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)
Judi Lynne Gray .... script supervisor (3 episodes, 1994-1995)

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

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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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16 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
skit comedies don't often come like this, 23 December 2001
Author: buyjesus from pouhgkeepsie, ny

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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