1993 was a time when seemingly every network was trying to get in on the sketch-comedy craze. Saturday Night Live was already an institution at that point, Fox was trying to compete with In Living Color and The Ben Stiller Show, Canada had The Kids In The Hall, and future cult favorites MADtv, The Dana Carvey Show, Mr. Show With Bob And David were just around the corner. MTV’s The State, which premiered in 1993, often gets overlooked when talking about the golden age of sketch TV, so we picked 10 sketches from its 24-episode run that prove the show can hang with the best of them.

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