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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:
MTV's best contribution to sketch comedy 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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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 »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Ten (2007)See more »
Soundtrack:
Carin' 'bout KarenSee more »

FAQ

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MTV's best contribution to sketch comedy, 30 December 2013

1993 was arguably the year that Saturday Night Live "got the bad news from the Dr" (i.e. that it was dying), so "The Edge" began to fill that vacuum, and pick up where the recently canceled "In Living Color" left off. Though while In Living Color focused on an "urban"/black-centric audience and pushed the envelope by testing how low toilet-humor could get on prime time, The Edge pushed the envelope by breaking the accepted formulas and definitions of what comedy was. This was a show dedicated to the MTV generation of the 90s, which was struggling to find its own identity. The show often capitalized on and poked-fun at this theme (i.e. the "Doug" character, who rebelled against his cool father and the fact that his own catch-phrase "I'm outta here" was becoming main-stream). Many of the sketches were what could really only classify as alternative, such as the Cereal Commercial, Snuggle Bear and International signs...yet at the same time hilarious. As luck would have it, the MTV execs and lawyers finally let their greed subside enough to release the entire series on DVD, so the efforts of the writers and actors can be enjoyed and appreciated by the next generation of comedy aficionados.

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