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October 1995 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order)
Kevin Allison ... Various

Michael Ian Black ... Various

Robert Ben Garant ... Various (as Ben Garant)
Michael Patrick Jann ... Various

Kerri Kenney ... Various

Thomas Lennon ... Various

Joe Lo Truglio ... Various

Ken Marino ... Various

Michael Showalter ... Various

David Wain ... Various
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Tim Daly ... Himself

Janeane Garofalo ... Herself

Kim Gordon ... Herself (as Sonic Youth)

Deborah Harry ... Herself

Engelbert Humperdinck ... Himself
Erica Jong ... Herself

Alan King ... Himself

Denis Leary ... Himself
Thurston Moore ... Himself (as Sonic Youth)

Ric Ocasek ... Himself
Lee Ranaldo ... Himself (as Sonic Youth)

RuPaul ... Himself
Steve Shelley ... Himself (as Sonic Youth)

Jon Stewart ... Himself

Sting ... Himself
Sonic Youth ... Themselves

Peter Dinklage ... The Devil (uncredited)

Directed by
Dana Calderwood 
Michael Patrick Jann (remote segments)
David Wain (segment director)
Steven Starr (uncredited)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kevin Allison 
Jonathan K. Bendis  co-creator (as Jonathan K. Bendis)
Michael Ian Black 
Robert Ben Garant  head writer (as Ben Garant)
Michael Patrick Jann 
Kerri Kenney 
Thomas Lennon 
Joe Lo Truglio 
Ken Marino 
Michael Showalter 
Steven Starr  co-creator
David Wain 

Produced by
Jonathan K. Bendis .... executive producer (as Jon Bendis)
Robin Epstein .... associate producer
Robert Ben Garant .... producer (as Ben Garant)
Michael Patrick Jann .... supervising producer
Steven Starr .... executive producer
Deanna Storey .... segment producer
Rosadel Varela .... associate producer
David Wain .... supervising producer
Darren Wiseman .... segment producer
Original Music by
Eli Janney 
Theodore Shapiro 
Craig Wedren 
Film Editing by
Michael Patrick Jann 
David Wain 
Makeup Department
Lori A. Depp .... makeup artist
Production Management
Rosadel Varela .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Wain .... second unit director
Editorial Department
Fred Salkind .... on-line editor
Music Department
Craig Wedren .... composer: theme music
Other crew
Justin Foran .... production assistant

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

USA:60 min

Did You Know?

After "The State" (1993) left MTV, CBS picked up the show and aired this special as a new pilot. But unfortunately, the ratings were low and CBS decided not to continue with the show.See more »
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Surprisingly very good, 15 August 2005
Author: MovieCriticMarvelfan from california

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

Essentially this a joke within a joke the State celebrating forty-three years of doing Halloween specials when they're all clearly still in their 20's.

All logic aside, it works because everyone makes it somewhat believable through deadpan comedy, Jon Stewart gives a hilarious performance commenting on the state: "They taught us how to fight and how to laugh".

How they got so many stars to comment on this Garafolo, Tim Daly, Alan King to do this is beyond me, but they did it and it works.

The skits shown are alright, some hits and some misses The State was always a mix bag of bad jokes and gags that went nowhere and some really clever gags.

Overall though if you're a state fan this is worth a look.

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