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The State 

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.
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1995   1994   1993  
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Series cast summary:
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 Todd Holoubek ...  Various 27 episodes, 1993-1995
Michael Patrick Jann 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
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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.

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USA

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English

Release Date:

January 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The State: Full Frontal Comedy See more »

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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

Michael Showalter: [echoing] Let's consider the gate "off-limits"... as a favor to me...
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Connections

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Sketch Comedy Shows (2014) See more »

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Boys and Girls - Action!
by Craig Wedren and Eli Janney
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Highly under-rated
17 June 2002 | by jordanbeaverSee all my reviews

I don't know why none of my current friends have never seen this show, but when I was in high school I watched it religiously. By far, the funniest, gut wrenchingest stuff ever. Someone mentioned the Sea Monkeys!! Blueberry "...I'm a frickin' blueberry!!!" There are so many things. The difference between The State and the current skit comedies is that The State was not taped in front of a live audience. Some of the ways they transferred from skit to skit are amazingly flowing... something welcome when you don't want to stop laughing.

The last thing I remember the cast of The State doing together was a live show for one of the Spring Break outings that MTV had. A straightlaced shakespearean play scene, with one exception... the ever increasing sizes of the phalluses in their tights. I think Shakespeare would have loved it!


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