Merely 8 days before Whitney Houston died, Portlandia did sketch making fun of one of Whitney's songs, calling it "pabulum." For those who don't know what that $20 word means, it describes things that are banal, bland or insipid.
I was watching IFC on demand, Portlandia 205, and saw the couple mocking music snobs who barged in on a school meeting and tried to censor music. They were talking about how the music the children listened to now would have a lifelong impact, so the couple wanted to keep music crap away from them. That is when they blasted Mike and the Mechanics and Whitney Houston.
I guess it was funny at the time, but 8 days after it aired, Whitney died. Talk about an awful coincidence.
Then again, I have to agree with Martin Mull: "Talking about music is like dancing about architecture."