Atlanta power couple featured in Joel McHale's last 'Soup' clip

The very final clip airing on "The Soup" after 22 years features a popular moment on Bravo's "Being Bobby Brown." CREDIT: Bravo

Credit: Rodney Ho

Credit: Rodney Ho

The very final clip airing on "The Soup" after 22 years features a popular moment on Bravo's "Being Bobby Brown." CREDIT: Bravo

By RODNEY HO/ rho@ajc.com, originally filed Saturday, December 19, 2016

Joel McHale's "The Soup" on E! last night ended its 22-year run, including 12 years with McHale at the helm.

And the very final clip he aired is from Bravo's 2005 reality show "Being Bobby Brown," which was largely shot in Atlanta. The reality show lasted but one season. While the title mentions only Bobby, his then wife Whitney Houston made such a spectacle of herself, so much so she became more of the story than Bobby.

The way she yelled Bobby's name to her various catchphrases ("Hell to the no!") made for incredibly entertaining TV. (At the time, my former Peach Buzz colleague Richard Eldredge chronicled the show with morbid glee.) But their marriage was falling apart and when she refused to appear a second season, the show was cancelled.

McHale featured the couple frequently during his time on the "The Soup," which lost its mojo years ago when viewers began making GIFs and commenting on social media about crazy TV antics themselves.(This doesn't explain why "America's Funniest Home Videos" still survives.)

The very final clip he showed features Brown complaining about George W. Bush and Houston defending the president. And as a crescendo to the argument, she yells in that classic Houston way: "Kiss my a**!"

Back in 2005, this is what my colleague Eldredge wrote about "Being Bobby Brown":

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