South Park pokes fun at sobbing chef Jamie

Cult cartoon South Park has poked fun at Jamie Oliver's sobbing TV breakdown -- by cooking up a teary cameo role.

The episode features Oliver trying to make everyone "healfy" but spending most of the show whimpering and crying.

Oliver is shown cowering as part of a spoof cooking show.

The celebrity chef broke down in tears on prime-time TV in America earlier this year as he tried to convert America's fattest city to healthy eating.

Some of the residents of Huntington, West Virginia, refused to eat lettuce and schoolchildren mistook tomatoes for potatoes.

The irreverent hit programme also includes South Park character Cartman dressing up as Gordon Ramsay.

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