Over the course of 19 seasons, “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” has documented the rise of the Kardashian-Jenner clan from a relatively unknown affluent Calabasas family to Hollywood ultra-elite. It followed in the footsteps of such reality hits as “The Hills,” “The Simple Life” and “The Girls Next Door,” and laid the foundation for fellow, albeit less successful, E! series “Pretty Wild” and “Mrs. Eastwood and Company.”
But nobody does it quite like the Kardashians. Big family charm gives needed balance to their socialite lifestyles, making their lavish escapades and outlandish antics all the more entertaining. The family’s meteoric rise coincided with the digital space boom, propping up the Kardashian-Jenner family to not only take complete advantage of emerging social media for their career relevance — but also to become the a gift to the internet, in form of some of the greatest memes of all time.
Internet immortalization sounds a lot like a master scheme by quintessential momager Kris Jenner; after all, such a byproduct of fame will ensure their long-lasting presence after “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” comes to a close this year. (Not to mention, ahem, a new major Hulu deal, numerous hyper-lucrative cosmetics and clothing businesses, plus some of the biggest social media followings across the globe.)
Ahead of the final season premiere, we look back at 10 of their most meme-able moments.