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The Real Housewives of Atlanta is currently in its fifth season, and since it constantly delivers some of the best drama in reality television, it’s time to take a look at when the extravaganza first began.

We know it’s hard to think of time before we knew our beloved Georgia peaches, but the show’s actually only been around since the Fall of 2008. But even from the start, everyone knew it was something special.

The show has become a pop culture phenomenon, spawning countless memes and catchphrases, as well as gifting us with incomparable show veteran, NeNe Leakes

It’s not only the highest rated show of the Real Housewives franchise, it’s also the highest rated reality show on the entire Bravo network!

So, keep on killing it Atlanta — you’ve got our blessing!