June 13th, 2007
|06:17 pm - so God if you're above and it's orphans that you love...|
It's a marvelous day at the Porcupine Racetrack! See it before Viacom notices and yanks it from YouTube.
(the video quality is crummy but that's what you get when the only time this was ever released, it was on VHS and it was a long time ago.)
Oh, and there also seems to be a nice copy of The Jew, The Italian and The Redhead Gay as well! Hooray for Viacom not noticing!
My favorite part of this one is the gasping-while-holding at the end.
ps: we had the two-forty, we had to have the pudding. aw yeah.
That's a wonderful memory brought back. I loved The State, and remember this bit fondly. "So when they blow that whistle, I'll move my little bristles"
I almost hate to say it, but they accomplished more musical theater parody in under three minutes than Forbidden Broadway has done in its entire existence.
The pudding was loading as I replied. I've just giggled far too much and have the urge to add aw yeah on to every sentence. aw yeah.
I suspect that I could probably sing most of that sketch from memory.
There was a rumor going around that MTV was working on a DVD release, but they'd rather do 3000 Real World releases first, I guess.
(Also I think part of Season One is on iTunes.)
HEY, I'M-A DA POPA!
I WANNA DIP MY BALLS IN IT!
Was it at your place where I had the pleasure of reading State By State: By The State? I distinctly remember loving the chapter for Connecticut, which consisted entirely of one word: "Nothing."
Re: I WANNA DIP MY BALLS IN IT!
I think so! That is a fun book, as it has the best description of the pedals of a car ever. One I still use to this day.
Press the pedal on the left (the one shaped like Ernie) to stop. Press the pedal on the right (the one shaped like Bert) to go.
The DVD set is real and will be happening soon. It will apparently contain everything ever in one box. However, it should be noted that there will likely not be any or at least most of the original background music, as MTV didn't want to pay for licensing.
Marvin Gaye was used in the background of the $240 Worth of Puddin' sketch, and I bet they couldn't clear the music rights.
It's not fair. The WKRP DVD was ruined, completely ruined, by the fact that the original music couldn't be used.
Since the sketch was filmed live in front of an audience, I bet there was no way they could've kept the voices while eliminating the background music. But dubbing, geez-o-pete, that sure hurts.
|Date:||June 14th, 2007 01:02 am (UTC)|| |
Uh, this is very good. I think I was too young to appreciate this at the time (even though I'm like a year older than you)
|Date:||June 14th, 2007 01:38 am (UTC)|| |
I was always fond of that Senator Cavanaugh ad.
|Date:||June 14th, 2007 03:41 am (UTC)|| |
Oh man... I haven't seen these gems from The State in a long time. I still have these on VHS somewhere as well. (I'm not sure where my hidden stash of recorded TV is... I'll have to go garage diving)
|Date:||June 14th, 2007 03:54 am (UTC)|| |
The puddin' (NOT pudding) one is my all-time favorite, not just of The State, but practically of anything funny in general. That one sketch alone would be worth the price of a DVD to me. It's been up and yanked from the YouTube at least once before already - nice to see it back, at least for a time. I can't seem to find the other Barry and LeVon (the one with the Love Seat) which is too bad, because that was pretty good too.
|Date:||June 14th, 2007 04:11 am (UTC)|| |
Okay, porcupine racetrack is like my favorite ever. At one point I'm pretty sure I had it memorized. Too bad this clip doesn't include the bit from the beginning- "Mtv asked us to please not do this sketch" etc.
I'm ashamed to admit I felt a small bit of relief when they yanked "The State". It suggested that some large segment of the MTV market had the same sense of humor I did. That was a disturbing thought at the time. Now it might be worth it if it means a DVD release.
Meanwhile, Spatch, where'd you get the $240 dollars?
Never mind, that ain't my concern.
I initially wrote The State off because, well, it was MTV, and it was a sketch comedy show, and what did MTV know from comedy after they'd cruelly snuffed The Half Hour Comedy Hour anyway? It took some prodding before I watched it and realized it was pretty darn funny. MTV had a history of taking on unorthodox programming in the late 80s-early 90s (Remote Control, 120 Minutes, Liquid Television, heck, even The Real World was new and unusual at one time) and it was clear The State fell into that crowd rather than with House of Style or MTV Sports (with Dan Cortese! VOOM! Didja see that gondola go by?)
MTV still takes the occasional bizarre program. Wonder Showzen is a fantastic example. That's probably the most viscerally offensive, hateful, and confrontational TV show ever produced. I still find it amazing that it made air.
I remember watching Kids Show, the "underground" pilot for that, and thinking how much lawyer crap those kids' parents must sign so that they won't sue when they proudly watch the show, only to see their kid answering the question "Where do babies come from?" with "Lebanon."
|Date:||June 15th, 2007 04:16 pm (UTC)|| |
I love The State. Awww yeah.
I found Bacon
while surfing the neighborhood.