The State

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The State was simply one of the sharpest, funniest, and most under-rated shows of the 1990's. Originally created as MTV's first foray into the sketch comedy genre, The State was a comedic gem that rocked Generation X with slapstick, smarts and witty sarcasm. The dynamic cast features 11 multi-talented actors that have continued to collaborate on such projects as RENO 911!, STELLA, VIVA VARIETY and WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER.
Starring
Kevin AllisonMichael Ian BlackBen Garant
Genres
Comedy
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. Episode #1.1
    January 21, 1994
    21min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Boogeyman, Lenny Lipton Show, Krispy Pops, Hormones, Hops Plus, Free Your Mind (Clown/Pirate), Chip's Party, Hypothetical Question, On-air Personality, Mudwrestler, Eating and Swimming, and Forever.
  2. 2. Episode 2
    January 27, 1994
    20min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Fluffy Soft, Gang Fight, $7,000 Pyramid, Old Fashioned Guy, Cereal Commercial, Mouse Problem, Doug & Dad, Capt. Monterey Jack (Lights), Old Fashioned Guy II, Bigfoot in Office, and Louie.
  3. 3. Episode #1.3
    February 18, 1994
    21min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Boogeyman II, Capt. Monterey Jack (Shoes), Pies, Thanksgiving Dinner, MTV Sports, Chips Commercial, Antonio, Tape People, Free Your Mind (Tapeface), Chair Wrestling, Mr. Magina, Gilbert Link, and Crackers.
  4. 4. Episode #1.4
    February 11, 1994
    20min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Disclaimer, Cute, Ride, Doug & Principal, Don Law, Light Coma, Old Fashioned Guy III, Pants, Capt. Monterey Jack (Cheese), On the Table, and $240 Worth of Pudding.
  5. 5. Episode #1.5
    February 4, 1994
    22min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    God is Dead, Mind Match, Grandma's Potato Chowder, Hot Pursuits, Free Your Mind (Smoker), James Dixon: Guidance Counselor, Attack of the Killer Robots, Cindy, Old Fashioned Guy IV, On-air Personality (Youth Conference), Lunch with The State, Missy Von Kimmelman, Old Fashioned Guy V, and Louie II.

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Directors
Michael Patrick JannDavid WainMark Gentile
Supporting actors
Todd HoloubekMichael Patrick JannKerri KenneyThomas LennonJoe Lo TruglioKen MarinoMichael ShowalterDavid Wain
Producers
Jim SharpJonathan K. BendisSteven StarrEileen KatzCarol Eng
Season year
1994
Network
MTV
Purchase rights
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Format
Prime Video (streaming online video)
Devices
Available to watch on supported devices

Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars

176 global ratings

  1. 83% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 11% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 4% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 1% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 2% of reviews have 1 stars
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EndravenReviewed in the United States on August 5, 2017
3.0 out of 5 stars
Half the nostalgia...
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The original 90's soundtrack has been replaced with knock off muzak due to copyright reasons. Bummer.
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JamesReviewed in the United States on May 31, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
seasons 2 and 3 are among some of the best sketch comedy from that decade and for Gen Xers ...
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Underrated hilarious show from the 90s. Some of these sketches are legendary, seasons 2 and 3 are among some of the best sketch comedy from that decade and for Gen Xers the comedy still holds up.
Melissa GReviewed in the United States on September 9, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
if i had to choose one show to watch for ...
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if i had to choose one show to watch for the rest of my life, foregoing all other shows, this would be the one.
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D. SchutteReviewed in the United States on November 18, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
So glad to have this show
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A must-see for anyone who enjoyed sketch comedy.
R. A. DawberReviewed in the United States on November 16, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Gotta love this humor way ahead of its time.
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If you were a fan in the eighties, then you will love the throwback..... Comical genius in its prime
N. L. HillReviewed in the United States on December 11, 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
Four Stars
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Loved this show back in the day.
Steph L JonesReviewed in the United States on February 26, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
Awesom
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The State is hilarious. The characters that this group created are just awesome and funny. It is no surprise that these actors have gone on to star in some of the funniest shows on television!
Nikki BroderickReviewed in the United States on June 26, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Absolute sketch comedy gem.
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Love the State! Miss the MTV 90s music but sketches still stand up!
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