Jennifer Armstrong
April 22, 2009 AT 04:00 AM EDT

There is no explaining the inherent, gut-level appeal of some pop cultural artifacts, and that is why we love them — I am looking at you, Lifetime movies and Dancing With the Stars. Joining those lofty ranks is now the Food Network’s What Would Brian Boitano Make?, announced as part of its upcoming slate at its upfront presentation today. (We’ve already registered our excitement about their Jeff Corwin project.) The program, premiering in August, will do pretty much what you think — show the former Olympic figure skater entertaining guests and making stuff for them.

But it begs many questions, foremost among them: What would Brian Boitano make? I’m thinking maybe some seared salmon or chicken quesadillas or turkey burgers, but that’s mostly because I’m thinking about dinner right now. What would you like him to make? And what other random athletes and/or celebrities would you like to see making things on the Food Network? I’m lobbying for Lisa Rinna.

While you ponder those vast questions, please enjoy the clip from South Park: Bigger, Longer, & Uncut that inspired this show’s name:

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