The boys begin to exaggerate stories when their student news show falls behind in the ratings.

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Stan Marsh / Eric Cartman / TV Announcer / Jimmy Valmer / Mr. Maher / Whistlin' Willy / Clyde / Pharmacist / Mr. Garrison / Red Goth (voice)
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Token Black (voice)
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Mr. Slave (voice) (as John Hansen)
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Bebe Stevens (voice)
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Principal Victoria (voice) (as Gracie Lazar)
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The boys begin to exaggerate stories when their student news show falls behind in the ratings.

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17 November 2004 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Butters starts reading comics from the newspapers. Some of those comics were actually in the previous Sunday's (14 November 2004) newspaper. See more »

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While announcing the sports results, Kyle mentions that the girl's basketball team lost because one girl couldn't play because her father was on a business trip in Thailand. Cartman says that the "Cows are 6 and 0 since Kelly's father left on that trip". That would imply 6 wins and 0 losses, not the other way around. He should have said "the cows are 0 and 6 since Kelly's father left on that trip". See more »

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Stan Marsh: You guys, we watched Craig show all night long.
Token Williams: Yeah, it was great.
Stan Marsh: Yeah, but don't you see? We didn't think it was great before. I think I understand now. I think I know why Craig show gets such great ratings: half the school is high on cough medicines.
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Pretty funny
25 January 2009 | by (Canada(Montreal,Quebec)) – See all my reviews

Quest For Ratings had some funny moments, but was just an average episode of SP, nothing special.There is a fairly cool hallucination scene though.The boys have a kids news show, however they have a fear of getting canceled due to Craig's new show which is "Animals close up with a wide angle lens", the boys have to revamp their news show to compete with the ratings, so they make up a bunch of fake news stories and change their image, however, Craig makes another show which is the same as his old one, only the animals have hats now.The boys need to come up with another idea yet again, so they go buy cough syrup, take it and then start hallucinating.They watch Craig's show while high and think it's the best thing ever.They then realize that most of the school is high on cough syrup and make a big news story about it.The episode has funny moments and is pretty good, just nothing special.It is interesting how the episode is an accurate portrayal of a news team.


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