The State (1993–2009)

TV Series   |    |  Comedy

Episode Guide
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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.




  • Kevin Allison and Michael Showalter in The State (1993)
  • Michael Ian Black and Ken Marino in The State (1993)
  • Thomas Lennon in The State (1993)
  • Michael Ian Black and Thomas Lennon in The State (1993)
  • Kevin Allison and David Wain in The State (1993)
  • David Wain in The State (1993)

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Cast & Crew

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Kevin Allison, Jonathan K. Bendis, Michael Ian Black, Robert Ben Garant, Todd Holoubek, Michael Patrick Jann, Kerri Kenney, Thomas Lennon, Joe Lo Truglio, Ken Marino, Michael Showalter, Steven Starr, David Wain

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22 August 2006 | FeverDog
I love these guys!
All of their projects ("Viva Variety," "Wet Hot American Summer," "Reno 911!") are brilliantly bizarre (the "Trainspotting" bit in WHAS is classic). The State is where it all began so where's the DVD? MTV needs to give me what's needed so I can show my friends why I quote "I'm Doug, and I'm outta heeeeere" and "It ain't no sofa, it ain't no couch. It's a LOVE SEAT, aw yeah!". Better, run them on Comedy Central with "Just Say Julie," the other great, lost MTV skit show.

And remember the commercials MTV ran for it? The station rolled with the negative reviews the show received ("Significantly less than sporadically funny," Entertainment Weekly), quoting them while showing the cast, despondent. When the commercials for the show are just as memorable as the show itself, one wonders why the suits at MTV are just sitting on this. Surely at least one executive there loved this show when it aired.

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