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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:
One of the best TV shows EVER! 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:
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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Boys and Girls - Action!See more »

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8 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
One of the best TV shows EVER!, 5 December 2000
Author: jthompson-5 from Los Angeles

"The State" was a brilliantly funny sketch comedy show that ran on MTV in the mid-90's. By far the best and smartest show that has ever graced MTV. Each cast member was extremely talented (especially Thomas Lennon) and every skit was about a million times funnier then anything that has been on "Saturday Night Live" in the past 10 years. There is a VHS tape that is available with about an hour and a half of "The State" skits on it. But this tape does not even come close to representing the best of what ran on the show. I hope that one of these days MTV will get their act together and either re-run all of "The State" episodes or put them out on tape. Or, an even better scenario would be for "The State" to get back together and have a TV show again. By far one of the best shows EVER on TV.

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