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What Would Brian Boitano Make? Is Off to an Oddball Start

Question: what would Brian Boitano make? Answer: a pretty ridiculously offbeat cooking show. The Olympic figure skating champion's Food Network series, which was first announced back in April, debuted yesterday, and it was certainly not what I expected.

The skater described his show as "goofy and funny," but that's an understatement. The theme song riffs on the South Park movie's satirical tune "What Would Brian Boitano Do?" and although his cooking skills appear to be legit, recipes are interspersed with hammed-up interludes of Brian biking behind rainbows, lounging in a velvet robe, and running from an animated goat cheese log. He throws out corny lines, like, "I'm gonna holla at my homegirl, my mother from another grandmother." At times, he's hilarious; other moments, trying way too hard. All in all, the show is very uncharacteristic of the Food Network.

The strangest part of the episode was the party's theme. Brian decides to throw a soirée for a bachelor friend and proceeds to round up 15 bachelorettes. The show nears an end when Tony, Brian's pal, turns beet red as he enters a "party" — really, just a room filled with more than a dozen single, dolled-up women.

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In case you missed out yesterday, this video sums up the episode's screwball scenes. Did you watch? What did you think of the show?

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equestriennechic equestriennechic 7 years
I'm in love with this show already. It's one of my new favorites! :)
katiekat95 katiekat95 7 years
At first I thought it was stupid and strange- but it grew on me and kept me laughing
sammyggg sammyggg 7 years
I thought it was funny/cute and liked the fact that it didnt take itself seriously and was different from most Food Networks shows. Liked the San Francisco setting too...
lindserelli lindserelli 7 years
I thought it was kind of hilarious and awesome! I set my DVR to record all episodes after watching for 5 minutes. Can't you just image the food network approaching Trey Parker and Matt Stone about using that song? It must have made their day. :D
Kimpossible Kimpossible 7 years
I didn't watch it, have no intention of doing so. I loved Brian on the ice, I just can't see this show being good at all, so I'll keep my ice skating image of Brian, thank you. :-)
Florida-Snow Florida-Snow 7 years
I'll stick with Paula & Giada thank you.
doogirl doogirl 8 years
I thought it was weird. He seemed to be trying WAY too hard, desperately hard. Dude, just cook, don't be a doofus.
Danni99 Danni99 8 years
I watched it purely b/c his funny "see guys, I'm hip and totally dialed into current pop-culture" dialogue was cracking me up. My 9 year old walked in midway through, sat down, and started chuckling. "Mom, why's that OOOOOOOOLLLLLLLDDDDD guy talking like that? Fail." And of course, that cracked me up more. I'll be watching what comes too. It's too comical to miss.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I did see the first part of the show, but I thought it was so stupid that I didn't finish watching it. I mean, sure, the recipes were OK, but nothing spectacular. And the whole premise was just, well, kinda weird. So yeah, I probably won't watch it again. I did catch Melissa D'Arabian's show though...I think hers is a LOT better!
PinkUnicorn PinkUnicorn 8 years
Ugh. Sometimes I get mad because Food Network Canada does not get all the same shows that the American network gets...but much like that crappy half-homemade show or whatever with Sandra Lee, I will not be sad at all if we don't end up getting this trainwreck!
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