Yes, it's finally happened. Hell has frozen over, and beloved '90s MTV sketch comedy "The State" is finally coming out on DVD on July 14. I'll have a more full-length review then (the set features everything -- including some never-aired MTV sketches -- except the career-ending CBS special), but to whet your appetite, MTV has the original Barry & Levon sketch (with new music, which most of the sketches will have to feature for legal/budget reasons), and "The Jew, the Italian and the Red-Head Gay", plus the first five episodes (which have been available on iTunes for a while) in their entirety.
It's been far too long since I've seen high-quality versions of the tacos vs. mail sketch, or The Bearded Men of Space Station 11, or so many other classic, bizarre pieces of "State" comedy. I dig "Reno 911," "Stella," "Wet Hot American Summer" and all the other post-State projects, but the original series still holds a special place in my heart.