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South Park: Quest for Ratings

The boys (along with Butters, Jimmy, and Token) start a school news show but it does poorly in the ratings. The students prefer Craig's show, which features close up shots of animals. Though the boys try to improve their show with gossip and gimmicks, they find better luck by taking a little cough syrup.

Episode Info
Episode number: 8x11
Production Number: 811
Airdate: Wednesday November 17th, 2004

Guest Stars
Adrien BeardAdrien Beard
voiced Token Williams
Jennifer HowellJennifer Howell
voiced Bebe
John John 'Nancy' Hansen
voiced Mr. Slave
Main Cast
Trey Parker (2)Trey Parker (2)
voiced Stan Marsh, Eric Theodore Cartman, Herbert Garrison, Officer Barbrady, Terrance, Timmy, Ned Gerblanski, Satan, Randy Marsh,& Various
Matt StoneMatt Stone
voiced Kyle Broflovski, Kenny McKormick, Gerald Broflovski, Pip Pirrup, Jesus, Jimbo Kearn, Phillip, Saddam & Various
April StewartApril Stewart
voiced Liane Cartman, Wendy Testaburger, Shelly Marsh, Sharon Marsh & Various
Episode Notes
Token Williams is now called Token Black.

Episode Quotes
Mr. Meryl: I'm sorry kids. You should be proud of what you've done. It's just that it's kinda gay. (Walks away)
Cartman: You're gay!

Cartman: Is South Park about to explode from a methane gas leak? More on that later. But first, Stan Marsh has a look at some new outfits for the Raisins girls!
(Stan is reporting from Raisins, surrounded by Raisins girls with very short shorts and tank tops)
Raisins Girls: Woo-hoo! Woo-hoo!
Stan: Eric, the outfits are even skimpier than before, leaving very little to the imagination. No doubt that if I were a little older, I would be aroused.

Kyle: Eric, sources are speculating that 3rd grade student Pete Feldman pees sitting down like a girl. We've also got confirmation that Sally Turner stuffs her bra, and Clyde Donovan has only one testicle.
Cartman: Hahaha! One testicle! Hahaha! What an asshole!

Cultural References
Visual: Whistlin' Willy's

Whistlin' Willy's is a possible parody of Chuck E. Cheese's, a pizza restaurant where kids can play games and have celebrations for various events.

Butters: So Dagwood says, 'Go-goo-good, we are playing the back nine at your house.' Ha ha ha!

This is a reference to the Blondie comic that appeared in the Sunday paper on November 14, 2004.

Audio: "Close-up Animals With a Wide-Angle Lens Wearing Hats" theme song

The music for Craig's show, "Close-up Animals With a Wide-Angle Lens Wearing Hats", is very similar to The Benny Hill Show theme song, "Yakety Sax" by Boots Randolph.

Mr. Meryl: (singing) And I guess your best wasn't good enough...

The song Mr. Meryl sings (with incorrect lyrics) is "Just Once." It was a hit sung by James Ingram.

Episode References
Cartman: Let's do a show about crab people.

This is a reference to the season 7 episode "South Park is Gay!" in which crab people from underground devise a plan to take over the world.

Cartman: But first, Stan Marsh has a look at some new outfits for the Raisins girls!

We once again see the girls from the season seven episode, "Raisins."

Other Episode Crew

CreatorTrey Parker (2)  |  Matt Stone
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