Keeping Up With the Kardashians Wraps Up: 12 of the Show's Greatest Moments
It’s the end of an era.
It’s the end of an era.
Text: Luana Harumi
After nearly 14 years of drama, laughs, and salads, “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” has officially wrapped up filming its last episode. On Friday, the Kardashian-Jenner sisters shared some behind-the-scenes photos on Instagram of their last day shooting for the reality series.
“Last filming day of Keeping Up with The Kardashian’s EVER!,” Kim wrote alongside a clip of the show’s audio technician and crying emojis. “It's a wrap! Not on the tears or the drinks tho," she posted later, followed by a shot of the Kardashians’ mics.
Kim also shared snaps of the dinner party, including cookies with the family members’ faces on them to mark their seats and plenty of champagne – which Kourtney shared on her Instagram with the caption "Officially sobbing. Grateful for every single second."
Khloé shared a snap of her coffee cup with “Happy last day!” written all over it, and Kylie posted a photo of her outfit and a half-eaten custom cookie.
KUWTK debuted on October 14, 2007, and spawned 12 spin-off series. In September, the family confirmed that the 20th season of the show would also be the last.
"To our amazing fans - It is with heavy hearts that we’ve made the difficult decision as a family to say goodbye to Keeping Up with the Kardashians," Kim wrote on Instagram at the time. "We are beyond grateful to all of you who’ve watched us for all of these years – through the good times, the bad times, the happiness, the tears, and the many relationships and children. We’ll forever cherish the wonderful memories and countless people we’ve met along the way."
As we prepare for the final episode – and, truly, the end of an era –, let’s take a look at some of the biggest moments from the groundbreaking reality series:
In season three, Kim found the perfect lighting and naturally started to take some selfies– while the family drove Khloe to jail for a DUI. And that’s when Kris scolded her with one of the most iconic phrases of the show: “Kim would you stop taking pictures of yourself? Your sister's going to jail!”
“You’re doing amazing, sweetie!”
Like any good proud mom – and momager! – Kris Jenner is always there to provide some encouragement. In season one, she photographed Kim during a “Playboy” photoshoot – giving us this iconic line.
“There’s people that are dying.”
In season six, Kim lost her diamond earring in the ocean after going for a swim in Bora Bora and drama ensued. But Kourtney was having none of it and gave her sister this blunt reality check, creating another Kardashian classic.
Kim x Kourtney fight
While hanging out at Khloé’s place, Kim and Kourtney had an argument that quickly escalated into a physical fight – leaving the other sisters shocked and foundation smears all over the walls.
When they impersonated each other.
In season 17, the family decided to have some fun by trying to live in each other’s fabulous shoes, with Khloé showing up as Kris, Kris as Khloé, Kim as Kourtney, Kourtney as Kim, and Kendall as Kylie – and the result was hilarious.
“I’m gonna get wasteeeed”
Being the accidental hitmaker that she is, Kylie made “rise and shine” fans happy when she dropped more freestyle verses during season 18 of the show. On a family trip to Palm Springs, she ordered drinks and sang “Cause I’m gonna get wasted/ I just finished a whole cup of 42/ And I’m about to go for my second one.” Of course, it didn’t take long for the snippet to dominate TikTok.
“Don’t be rude!”
Back in 2008, in what became known as the “Bentley fight,” Kim had a fight with Kourtney and Khloé about the way they were treated at a luxury dealership. Kim hit Khloé with her bag while uttering the famous line: “Don’t be f---ing rude!”
Kris Jenner’s swollen lips.
During a holiday trip to Bora Bora in season seven, Kris Jenner woke up with her lips swollen due to an allergic reaction – leading the momager to reassure Kim she did not get her “lips done in the middle of the night.”
Drunk Kendall falling off a bike
In 2017, Khloé and Kourtney took Kendall to wine country for a weekend and after drinking the trio went on a motorized bike ride. “I don’t know if electric bike-riding and alcohol is smart,” Khloé said. Sure enough, Kendall lost her balance and fell off her bicycle – a moment Khloé made sure to record and share with her Instagram followers.
Kylie Jenner’s pole dancing.
Kylie was just 10 years old when KUWTK first aired. Before running a successful cosmetics company and becoming a mom, she stunned her sisters – and the audience – with her unexpected pole dancing moves.
Caitlyn Jenner’s introduction.
After stunning the world in 2015 with “I Am Cait” and a Vanity Fair cover, Caitlyn Jenner was re-introduced in the show with a two-part episode in season 11.
Kanye West’s proposal.
Kanye initially didn’t want to be featured on the show, but in 2014 he made a special appearance when he flew the family to San Francisco to propose to Kim in a stadium.