by pat howard

DVD WISH LIST | ‘Being Bobby Brown’

In DVD Wish List on January 29, 2010 at 6:29 am

Exhibit A (caution — contains Whitney Houston):

So many questions…but if I had to pick just one: what the hell? In 2005, Bravo presented us this gem of a show featuring Whitney “Kiss My Ass” Houston’s then-husband Bobby Brown.

It was standard celebreality fare, except that in every episode, Whitney and/or Bobby would end up just screaming at each other for any or no reason. Whatever the backdrop, whoever was around, they would swear and carry on, usually ending with an explicit plan for make-up sex.

It was the textbook definition of a TV train wreck, and I could not look away. Were other people seeing this? Why have we all gone on pretending that Being Bobby Brown never happened? My suspicion is that, for whatever reason, Whitney had no idea any of this was going on until well after the fact.

DVD status: Hell to the no. A planned release was reportedly scrapped when Houston refused to sign a necessary release. Brown and Houston were divorced in 2007.

Prognosis: Crack is whack. Though the Bravo site is no longer active (because they’ve moved on to classier programming?), clips persist on YouTube and elsewhere.

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