Controversial TV cartoon South Park pokes fun at Steve Irwin in a new episode, by portraying the late CROCODILE HUNTER with a stringray sticking out of his chest less than two months after he died. In an episode titled HELL ON EARTH 2006, to be screened in the US this week (begs23OCT06), Irwin is seen hosting a Halloween party with guests including Adolf Hitler and DIANA, Princess Of Wales. Irwin was killed by a stingray barb off the coast of Queensland, Australia on 4 September (06) while filming a segment for his daughter's new TV show. A spokesperson for the satirical cartoon says, "We have offended people in the past and probably will again. We know that regular watchers will not be shocked."