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December 17, 2002 3:00 PM   Subscribe

Now I know what you're thinking, Barry and Levon, where did you get a quicktime archive of every The State skit? Shhhh.....don't worry your pretty head about it, it ain't your concern. Now if you excuse me I got to whisper sweet nothings to two-hundred and forty dollars worth of pudding.
posted by Stan Chin (43 comments total)
Awwwwwww Yeah!

(But now you've ruined that site for the rest of us who have been leeching off of it for a while now!)
posted by stew560 at 3:03 PM on December 17, 2002

Ah, the person who sent me this just told me he got it from Milk & Cookies. Awwwwww yeah.
posted by Stan Chin at 3:03 PM on December 17, 2002

stew560, that's why I got everything off of it then posted it. Scorched earth you know.
posted by Stan Chin at 3:04 PM on December 17, 2002

Every one except "Laupin Variety Programme," the precursor to the Comedy Central show "Viva Variety" and the only one I really wanted. Oh well.
posted by SlappyPeterson at 3:18 PM on December 17, 2002

this makes my day a helluva lot better.
posted by psycht at 3:20 PM on December 17, 2002

Omigod. Omigod. Omigod! I'm so delighted I can't even quote catch phrases! Thank you, Stan Chin, from the bottom of my pudding tub, thank you!
posted by scody at 3:25 PM on December 17, 2002

Awwww yeah... I've been trying to explain this in-joke to people for years.
posted by Xkot at 3:31 PM on December 17, 2002

toothbrush! you've come back to me!
and you have a family@#!~

or or or when they have the last supper and jesus is pissed cos the I WANNA DIP MY BALLS IN IT guy is there.

priceless. about the only good thing MTV ever put on their regular rotation. i was really pissed when it went away, but now that I look at SNL, i'm glad they did.

anyone that liked The State needs to go rent Wet Hot American Summer. It came out recently, and it's funny. it's got most of their comedy group in it, along with David Hyde Pierce and Janeane Garofalo..

I heard they also released a book a year or two ago. don't know much about that, though..
posted by shadow45 at 3:38 PM on December 17, 2002

Yeah, you know, Kids In The Hall did it better.
posted by xmutex at 3:40 PM on December 17, 2002

StanChin, you are my new hero!

first you cook... then you chill!
posted by modge at 3:48 PM on December 17, 2002

Yeah, you know, Kids In The Hall did it better.

*sigh* and Monty Python did it better before them. and even the Pythons were kind of a rip. but let's be honest, either you like it or you don't. plain and simple.

personally, i dig sketch comedy to the max when it's done right. and so far all of the above mentioned have done it right.

anyone remember Exit 57? the lovelies who then brought us "Strangers With Candy" and Steven Colbert?
posted by raygun21 at 4:00 PM on December 17, 2002

Damn Sideways House!
posted by Pretty_Generic at 4:04 PM on December 17, 2002

Stan Chin, I will always think of you when I am in . . . less than pants.
posted by vraxoin at 4:04 PM on December 17, 2002

Yay! Now I can show people the muppet hunting sketch instead of acting it out.
posted by Alison at 4:28 PM on December 17, 2002

AGRRRR!!! I can't get nothing to play on my freshly formatted Win2K laptop. I just installed quicktime on several machines here at work and I get "THE DATA THAT THE PLUGIN REQUESTED DID NOT DOWNLOAD CORRECTLY."

Somebody please help!!
posted by daHIFI at 4:50 PM on December 17, 2002

I'm guessing the server is only allowing a certain number of users at the same time. Or it could be that Metafilter killed it, but I doubt it since I'm watching the toothbrush skit right now. Just keep trying.
posted by Stan Chin at 4:53 PM on December 17, 2002

Dammit! Shadow45, you kind of beat me to it....well, i'm doing it anyway.....I WANNA DIP MY BALLS IN IT!
posted by eastlakestandard at 5:09 PM on December 17, 2002

"I'd climb the highest mountain for you. I'd ever shoot the preside- [hurriedly dragged off stage]"
Since all the other sketches I love have been taken.

I heartily recommend 'Wet Hot American Summer' as well. It's an amazing, bizarre, frightfully funny film. Plus, it bashes the Cleveland Playhouse, which, if you've ever been there, desperately needs some bashing.

Cook then chill, dip you balls in it, whatever man.

I'm outta heeeeere
posted by Be'lal at 5:40 PM on December 17, 2002

I'm Doug and you're Dad.

(then what Be'lal said... I'm outta heeeeere)
posted by thatweirdguy2 at 5:54 PM on December 17, 2002

Yay, The State defines what's funny. My favorite is Pocupine Racetrack, followed by the hostage negotiation one.. "Next time, I'll bring a much larger van!"..

It's always weird to see Thomas Lennon show up in random places, like The Sixth Sense or pitching for Snickers. It's good that he can put food on the table. He was my hero, remains so.
posted by Hildago at 6:19 PM on December 17, 2002

what an excellent post to see when I get back from the company drunken christmas party.

get yourself a monkey, and torture the hell out of it!

do you know, I love that letter 'O'!

chicken sandwich, carl!

that reminds me, I still need to pick up a copy of wet hot american summer. aw yeeeah.

yoush guysh are the besht.
posted by dorian at 6:37 PM on December 17, 2002

aww yah.

now if only i could find archives of Austin Stories....
posted by copper at 7:19 PM on December 17, 2002

Word on the street is that HBO has no plans to release seasons three and four of Mr. Show. Thanks to Kazaa, I now have every episode from those two seasons in avi format and I'm a richer man for it.

(Yes, I would still buy DVDs of said episodes. Immediately, and I'd get into a fist fight at Best Buy if the supply was limited.)
posted by Mayor Curley at 7:26 PM on December 17, 2002

Why oh why oh why isn't this on DVD yet?

"Maybe I'm old fashioned, but it seems to me that when the giant that holds up the earth dies, we are Screeeeeew-eewd!"
posted by ColdChef at 7:27 PM on December 17, 2002

"i think that if i had to chose between the tacos and the mail, i'd have to choose the mail."

and yes... why the hell aren't state episodes on dvd?

guess "wet hot american summer" is as close as we'll get.
posted by ronv at 7:48 PM on December 17, 2002

I'm having a lot of downloading luck. It appears more friendly if you only download two files at a time.
posted by ColdChef at 7:52 PM on December 17, 2002

I've spent so much time watching "The State" that I forgot to watch "The Osbornes." Hmmmmmmm....
posted by ColdChef at 8:03 PM on December 17, 2002

i posted the $240 wortha puddin clip on filepile a while back. It got nuthin in terms of response. Glad to know that I'm NOT the only person who remembered the skit.
posted by Hankins at 8:17 PM on December 17, 2002

Matt Leblanc stole Ken Marino's whole act.
posted by ColdChef at 8:25 PM on December 17, 2002

I've laughed at every single skit that I've watched so far, nearly had a spittake on the Taco mailman.

I'm not sure what its called, but is Monkey Torture listed?

If I had to rank my top 5 right now it would be

1) Porcupine Racetrack
2) $240 Pudding
3) Monkey Torture
4) Ay! It's the POPE-A!
5) Taco Mailman

I'm interested in what other people's top skits are.
posted by Stan Chin at 8:30 PM on December 17, 2002

hankins: you must've posted it on a weekend at 11pm.
posted by suprfli at 8:43 PM on December 17, 2002

I never really cared for the running characters. The "Out of Left Fields" were always my favorite.

Okay. Barry and Levon. But they were something special.
posted by ColdChef at 8:43 PM on December 17, 2002

My fave? Party at Chip's...


Sign the above petition to (try to) get the stuff published properly.
posted by ae4rv at 9:20 PM on December 17, 2002

EEeeh........I forgot a few:

6) Bologna Feet
7) The Jew, The Italian, and The Red Head Guy
8) Down the Pants "You've got the bunny rabbit down your pants!"
9) Eating Muppets
10) Amish Gang Fight
posted by Stan Chin at 9:26 PM on December 17, 2002

awww yeahhh..

i've been looking for this for a while.
posted by jbelshaw at 9:46 PM on December 17, 2002

Great post!
posted by skechada at 9:53 PM on December 17, 2002

Please let them release this on DVD.

Best sketch - "You always give me a boner..."
posted by sciatica at 9:58 PM on December 17, 2002

This is why I love metafilter.
posted by jonz at 1:31 AM on December 18, 2002

Thank you oh thank you oh thank you oh thank you oh thank you oh thank you oh thank you....
posted by tommyspoon at 3:57 AM on December 18, 2002

I never really liked the State . . . always seemed kinda hit or miss to me, but Wet Hot American Summer? Now that's funny, that's comedy.

As far as sketch comedy on TV goes, I think seasons 2 & 3 of Mr Show have set the bar pretty high (but that may just be because they could say four letter words and show boobies.)
posted by mikrophon at 6:08 AM on December 18, 2002

my fav's are the same as Stan, except add "Tenement" as #2. Cause its poopin funny as ca-ca!
posted by psycht at 6:36 AM on December 18, 2002

Does anyone remember a skit involving a psycho milkman? He was driving down the street in his delivery truck, and from a long shot he would go into a house with his milk delivery, there would be a long silent pause, and he would come out covered with blood. Then he moved on to the next house.

At least, that's how I remember the skit. It seems to me it was The State, or Kids in the Hall, or something like that. Anyone? Do I need to cut down on the crystal meth?
posted by starvingartist at 12:40 PM on December 18, 2002

Starvingartist: I'm fairly sure you're talking about a Kids in the Hall Skit.
posted by xena at 5:59 PM on December 18, 2002

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