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Jamie Oliver coaches Al for a tomato toss fail

July 26, 2012 at 10:41 AM ET

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Al takes his turn at tossing the tomatoes.

British chef Jamie Oliver was showing off his skills with a delicious tomato and basil salad, telling Al and Natalie about the importance of teaching kids to eat right. But we knew the segment would get a little sidetracked from the get go.

“Look at the range of different tomatoes we’ve got here,” said Jamie, grabbing several tomatoes in his hand. “We’ve got almost a black one here, yellow one here, we’ve got cherries, a green one, long phallic ones…”

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Epic fail! The tomatoes end up all over the table.

“Thanks you, Jamie,” Al said sarcastically.

After asking Al to “beat the living daylights” out of some basil for the dressing, Jamie was ready to demonstrate a too-cool-for-school method for mixing it all up.

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Jamie shows 'em how it's done.

“We’re going to toss like this,” Jamie said, expertly throwing the bowl of tomatoes in the air three times, with only a couple pieces not sticking their landing.

For Al, it was a different story – he clearly doesn’t know his own strength. He made one powerful toss that left the tomatoes all over the table.

“That didn’t work out so well, did it?” he laughed.

Jamie just held his head in his hands and responded, “This looks like a problem.” 

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