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Another colossal exclusive! The State restates the state of The State DVD

by Danny Gallagher, posted Apr 20th 2009 10:05AM
The State on MTVThere seems to be some mixed messages on the status of The State DVD. Those of you who are sitting on the edge of your computer chair, chewing your fingernails down to the marrow know this isn't really new news.

This time, however, there seems to be disagreement within the ranks of the comedy troupe.

We reported earlier this month about State member and recent Reno 911! addition Joe Lo Truglio announcing a release date for the long beleaguered DVD of the complete series. The following week, the group's official site, run by writer, director and cast member David Wain according to their FAQ, denied that any date for the DVD's release has been set.

The site stated on April 14 that "there is still no official release date for The State MTV series DVDs." It also assured their loyal and ever patient fans that, "As soon as we know anything for sure we'll post here."

So who's right? Hell if I know. If I had the answer to that question, I wouldn't be sitting here writing this blog entry. I would be getting a good night's sleep because I would have to get up in the morning to make the sun rise.

The answer is simple. MTV should just release the damn thing already. I'm sure the issue is very complicated and features more unreadable legal pitfalls than a gym membership. But you're part of a multibillion dollar media conglomeration who could throw enough lawyers at the problem to make it go away before they hit the ground.

Are you worried about sales? I'll promise to buy a copy when it comes out. There's one right there.

Are promotions on your mind? Take out a billboard or two. Run some ads on one of your networks. Teach random stray dogs to speak its release date.

Are music copyrights holding up production? Just take it out. Since when has MTV ever had anything to do with music?

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July 14!!!

April 20 2009 at 2:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

So much talent, interesting how they've all gone many separate ways but still stayed...maybe not necessarily traditionally "successful" but they're still around doing some great comedy

April 20 2009 at 10:59 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to John's comment

Particularly amazing since they were just some people running an improv troupe out of college. It was about as close to "We were handed a show on MTV for no particular reason" as you can get.

Not only that, they are probably also the largest sketch comedy troupe ever to find success. From Monty Python to Kids in the Hall to Human Giant, UCB, Exit 57 and others, you see only about 3-5 people. Mr. Show and SNL have always had large repertoires, but they had people revolving in and out. The State is really unique in the way that they managed to run a show with about a dozen people. And do it in a coherent manner.

April 20 2009 at 1:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I saw this on twitter this morning - it looks pretty official. Are we absolutely sure there's no release date?


April 20 2009 at 10:31 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to DrewMG's comment

Yup. David Wain had the same reaction that Gord from TVShowsOnDVD had a couple weeks ago. "WE've been burned so many times, we won't say it's coming until we get word from the studio."

Today, Gord from TVShowsOnDVD got word from the studio. It's coming.

April 20 2009 at 1:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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