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THE STATE Complete with a LOUIE Poll!

PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 5:00 pm
by bamf
THE STATE on MTV was my favorite sketch comedy show growing up. SNL had fallen from grace, and each week I would push the volume up high when that metal theme song began the show. Barry and Levon, Porcupine Race Track, and of course Louie are some of my favorites.

Now there is a double edged sword here, the show did not last past three seasons, that sucks, but that means when it does happen it wont be a best of treatment, thats good. As of Febuary 05 the dvd is still in a holding pattern, and I read an interview a few months ago with the RENO 911! guys that said its still going forward, just very very slowly. Its the music rights that holds it all up, much like The Wonder Years, but thats another thread.

Its difficult to say what State alumni is my favorite, but they all were pretty damn funny, and most are still working today. Unlike SNL, where the funnier people seem to die unexpectantly. If you havent seen the show, then you are in luck my fellow zoner. Youtube has the bounty you seek. Now, lets get on that dvd eh!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZWTmHj841Q

PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 5:44 pm
by The Ginger Man
Fave state skit. Hunting Muppets.

PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 5:54 pm
by DennisMM
Loved The State. It was clever when other sketch comedy was dead. Michael Ian Black and Kerrie Kenney were my favorites, but who didn't love Ken Marino and Louie's balls?

PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 2:11 am
by Tyrone_Shoelaces
Every time I see Marino on Veronica Mars I think, "Heh, balls." I'd love it if they could put some of the material they did for MTV's You Wrote It, You Watch It on the DVDs. I just want to be able to watch "Shootin' Skeet" whenever I feel like it.

PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 10:52 pm
by LaDracul
My favorite for YWI, YWI is the one with the precocious kid.

Babysitter (Kerri): Okay, time for bed
Kid (Thomas in footie pajamas and pacifier): (Takes pacifier out and laughs condesceningly) NO.

And I think it ended with an invasion by Canadians...

PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 4:26 pm
by buster00
I liked "The State," but it was no "Kids in the Hall." Not by a damn sight.

I can't really remember any particular skits (I was stoned for most of the '90s) except for that "balls" guy. It was funny the first time, but it got old in a big hurry, IMO.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 4:28 pm
by Dark Knight
Kids in the Hall rule all!

PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 7:18 pm
by yaz67
Any news on a DVD ???

PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 10:08 pm
by Leckomaniac
So it was announced at Comic-Con (during the BALLS OF FURY panel) that there WILL be a DVD for THE STATE that includes EVERYTHING they ever did. I believe they said the release date was October.

Never seen THE STATE, but I saw this thread and figured you fellas would appreciate the news. Also, there has been talk of a film based on some STATE characters.

PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 10:11 pm
by LaDracul
OMG, they'd better have Doug and his posse in the movie.

"I'm outta heeeeeaaaaaarrrrreeee!"

But that's probably the next TV DVD I'll reserve. :D

PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 11:15 pm
by stereosforgeeks
Leckomaniac wrote:So it was announced at Comic-Con (during the BALLS OF FURY panel) that there WILL be a DVD for THE STATE that includes EVERYTHING they ever did. I believe they said the release date was October.

Never seen THE STATE, but I saw this thread and figured you fellas would appreciate the news. Also, there has been talk of a film based on some STATE characters.


It's been out on itunes for awhile now too.

PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 12:35 am
by Fievel
All I remember is a sketch where two funky characters "lost their groove". The only solution was to put their butt.... in the pudding.

I laughed my ass off at that sketch.
Never watched another minute of the show that I remember.

PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 6:32 am
by LaDracul
Oh yes, the always classic Levon and Barry.

"Awwwww yeeeaaahhh...."

-boogies to Marvin Gaye's "Sexual Healing"-