In the crush of coverage, a bit surprising that there hasn't been more attention paid to Whitney Houston's sole TV credit "Being Bobby Brown," Bravo's 2005 tragic-comic reality series that was supposed to clear up Brown's image (and career) following assault-and-battery charges.
The series was fascinating, as train wrecks can be, introducing the world to Whitney's favorite phrase -- "hell to the no" -- and offered a behind-the-scenes look at a troubled marriage as the cameras rolled. There was some question as to whether Houston -- who had been fiercely protective of her image through the '90s -- would ever consent to this intrusion, but she eventually did. The show was a success for Bravo, which wanted a second season; Houston did not, and so it ended after one.
What the series portrayed was a couple aimlessly drifting around Atlanta, attempting to get their lives back in order, with their children as witnesses. But it also revealed a Houston that no viewer (or fan) had ever seen or would ever see again on TV. She seemed brooding, ill at ease throughout -- her voice hoarse, or jagged, her eyes behind shades. Here's a representative clip . . . She first appears just over two minutes in. The quality of the clip is inferior, but the show has been lost to time. This is the best I could find.