I am not sure what they think about this in the USA; first the Brits sent them Borat (Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan), followed by Stephen Fry, who during a TV series answers questions such as: ‘How do I hypnotise a lobster?’ in his own inimitable fashion. As if this wasn’t enough, the Golden Globes were dominated by Ricky Gervais. Now Jamie Olivier follows hot on their heels. He doesn’t waste any time at all; he takes the bull by the horns and starts a battle against obesity in America.
But Jamie has a valid point. The first episode shows school kids having pizza for breakfast. Children no longer drink normal milk, instead they prefer strawberry and chocolate flavoured varieties. When he showed a group of pupils in a local school a bunch of tomatoes, in answer to his question: ‘What do you think these are called?’, a little boy replied: ‘Potatoes.’
You can read the full column by Arnold Jansen op de Haar on the Holland Park Press website.