Talk:Keeping Up with the Kardashians

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Regarding Caitlyn Jenner:

Editors please watch for spam[edit]

With respect to Kim Kardashian, IP editors have been spamming any Wikipedia mention of Kim Kardashian with commercial links to purchase the sex tape involving her. Please double check any references or external links associated with her name. Risker 21:28, 28 October 2007 (UTC)

Sounds like a terrible problem, call Dick Cheney! (talk) 22:04, 15 May 2008 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Keepin Up Logog.JPG[edit]

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BetacommandBot (talk) 19:32, 28 November 2007 (UTC)

Series Premiere[edit]

The series premiere date is listed as October 14,2007 in the article, which would fit with E!'s airing of new episodes on Sunday night. However, Zap2It's page on KUWtK list a premiere date of October 13,2007. Does anyone know if E! aired a "sneak preview" on Saturday, or is Zap2It wrong (Heaven Forbid!)?Buck O'Nollege 04:20, 16 March 2008 (UTC) OBMA IS FUCKING HOT

"OBMA IS FUCKING HOT" is not an appropriate comment and has nothing to do with the subject of this talk page. Qewr4231 (talk) 13:42, 21 August 2011 (UTC)

your show[edit]

Your show is a waste of TV space. You are boring people and could care less what you do. Please have your show moved to some other channel and some other time so you don't interfere with good prime TV watching. And get a life that is of some interest if you are going to have a TV show. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:44, 17 March 2008 (UTC)

      • While I agree with you, this is hardly the place to voice opinions about the subject of the article. This discussion refers only to the article itself, so please control yourself and stick to discussing the article. Even though it is far from perfect, Wikipedia strives for objectivity and concise, well-researched articles. (talk) 22:03, 15 May 2008 (UTC)


why the hell are they so rich. yes the stepdad is some athlete but he retired and yes the mom is a business person. most likely its the inheritance but one episode i saw one of them buy a 1.2 millon doller ring? i don't really care but just wondering. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Limemellowyellow (talkcontribs) 23:58, 27 March 2008 (UTC)

How is his name...?[edit]

How is Robert Kardashian Jr's middle name Arthur when his father's middle name was George? Jennie Ambrose (talk) 04:12, 14 April 2008 (UTC)

  • Middle names aren't passed down like last names. For instance, my middle name is my mom's maiden name, and my sister's middle name is Dawn, which is just made up. --DOHC Holiday (talk) 17:50, 10 November 2008 (UTC)
This is awfully late for me to be saying, but Jennie is correct, normally if a middle name is different the son is not considered a "junior". Is there a source that specifically says he has been from birth, had "jr." to his name? I love watching this how and have never heard any mention of the term on his name, is it in the credits somewhere I havent noticed?Camelbinky (talk) 09:39, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
I know a lot of people that use Jr. even though their middle names differ from their siblings. It's mainly the first and last name that's important, many people rarely use or go by their middle names. (talk) 23:57, 4 September 2010 (UTC)
Of course the whole notion of using "Jr." is quaintly American. No mention is made of this. In a similar way to the "World Series" being a US only tournament it's another indicator of the extremely parochial world view of most Americans (less than a quarter of whom even have passports, by all accounts). — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:01, 3 June 2014 (UTC)

Kylie Jenner[edit]

kilie jenner is 10 born augest 10 1997 she is kim,kourtney,and khole kardashians half sister she is the youngest of the jenner family and kardashian family —Preceding unsigned comment added by Farmone (talkcontribs) 15:35, 27 June 2008 (UTC)

i dont know when you wrote this but im 13 and my birthday was April 1997....Kylie is 12! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Blahblahblah1258 (talkcontribs) 21:34, 26 June 2010 (UTC)
That's one reason we sign our posts.   — Jeff G. ツ 04:11, 27 June 2010 (UTC)

Reorganizing this Article[edit]

I was thinking about reorganizing this article by show season, for example:

  • Season 1, Background (what the Kardashian family is dealing with at the time of the season), Episode List, Guest Stars, and Ratings

This would be the same for every season, but since this isn't my article, I was wondering what the public though of it before I went on with it. Post any comments/suggestions here. Thanks! (talk) 20:52, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

I just love everything about you gyus I dont know But you all rocks —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:29, 10 February 2010 (UTC)

Who are the Kardashians?[edit]

I don’t watch the show. I find that there is too much hype involved with it.
I was wondering… and this is purely objective statement from my part, why do they even have a show?
I was hoping to find an explanation on Wikipedia about who they are or what they did to deserve airtime. Seconded. Why do these people have a TV show. The Osbornes I get, he is a early heavy metal icon. But who are these people/family. I cannot sit through a commercial break on E! without seeing faces that look alike quarrel with each other. I lose track.
I hope this reality show is scripted otherwise I feel sorry for their parents.

The title has it right “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” is just that a viewers ability to keep up. I find it hard to believe that 13 million Americans watch this show (talk about nothing to do). I find it harder to believe that they are bought as a DVD set.

Everyone deserves their 15 minutes of fame but these guys are hoarding it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:01, 13 February 2010 (UTC)

TO heck with "I". Mr Kardashian is now dead he was a lawyer who helped defend OJ Simpson. He died of cancer 3 or 4 years later. Then 3 or 4 years after that E network made THEM "famous" again by the TV series, why or how did that network decide/choose/accept this TV series? Totally unanswered question, reason I came to this page. Wfoj2 (talk) 17:01, 12 November 2012 (UTC)

Sex Tape[edit]

I think that there should be a mention of the sex tape on the wiki. I mean the only reason that they have a show and Kim Kardashian is popular is due to her sex tape. Shouldn't that be mentioned at all? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:40, 17 February 2010 (UTC)

This is another US "reality show". Not very real to be honest!

Is this page biased?[edit]

When I read this page, it feels like it was written by the show. There is no mention of controversy, the desctiptions of the characters seem almost like fairytales, and there was no mention of Kim's sex tape. This page needs to be revized, in order to have a realistic view of the show.

After watching the show, I simply wanted to know if it was scripted, staged, or if situations were simply presented to the family. After googling for about five minutes looking for news paper articles, i thought, why not check the wiki... well i did and the page was not able to answer any of my questions about the show. The condition this page is in reflects poorly upon wikipedia.

BTW mad props to the publicist for E! or the show who wrote this. WE

LL WRITTEN, with great spin! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:51, 7 April 2010 (UTC)

Yes the short answer is that over editing is leading to a cleansed an non useful wikipedia that has glaring omissions.. Oh well.

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Multiple Issues Tag[edit]

Since I don't see an actual conversation regarding the supposed contested neutrality of this article (which is required when slapping on an NPOV tag), I have removed the tag pertaining to that issue and replaced it with a fancruft tag. In actuality, that is what's wrong with the article (too many details about episodes, etc.). Regarding the other tags - last time I looked a television show isn't a living person so tagging it for additional citations for a BLP is rather pointless, as is tagging it for neutrality twice AND unclear citation style. The only problem I see with the citations is that the article has two bare urls - that's not an unclear style. As for the supposed COI, I see that IPs mainly edit the article. Unless someone did a CU and it went back to the offices at E! or one of the Kardashians homes, AGF|I think the overly detailed fancruft is probably the work of an overzealous fan unfamiliar with Wikipedia policies. Pinkadelica 00:52, 2 July 2010 (UTC)

What is the show about?[edit]

It's on TV here but I haven't seen it and I came here to see what the hype was after seeing it mentioned in one of those celebrity shows. After reading this article I'm now more clueless than before. Shouldn't there be something to let a reader know what the show is about and what the actors are doing? The entire article is nothing but comments about how good the show is which rings warning bells for me regarding nuetrality. And yes, I did read the episodes to find out but it was a waste of time because it reads like sitcom not Reality television. Are they filmed in their own home? Are their "escapades" spontaneous or scripted, are any of the actors hired to interact etc etc? Wayne (talk) 18:54, 11 November 2010 (UTC)

What is the concept for this show? Who are these people? I've never seen it and after reading this page, know absolutely nothing more than before I came here. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:07, 4 December 2010 (UTC)

I agree with a couple of commenters here. The quality of the article is poor. I didn't know anything about the show, came here to find out, but had to dig to previous editions of the article. Apparently until September 05, 2010, there was an Overview section, which was deleted starting with the next November 9, 2010, edition. I'm going to copy and paste some of that.--Gciriani (talk) 19:04, 5 December 2010 (UTC)

I was just discussing this subject with a friend of mine who does not know about the importance of the Kardashians, It is further determined that the article presented on Wikipedia does not cite the importance of the main persons involved with this show. All it discusses is when the show is aired, who stars in the show , and that is about it. I think this article needs to be up for a quality review so it can be determined how appropriate it is for Wikipedia. JasonHockeyGuy (talk) 22:25, 8 October 2011 (UTC)

The table that outlines the roles of the characters in the show[edit]

Well, I think the table is quite a mess, a lot of people on this article have agreed that they do not know the importance of who these characters are in real life. Take here : for example. A short outline from each of the article imported into a section in this article may seem appropriate, but of course not in the list format that would not work for an article on this. Perhaps one paragraph per character with a link to the main article about the character itself. Think about this and share it with the other portals and see what they have to think about this themselves, I will present it too to the other categories for review. Thank you JasonHockeyGuy (talk) 22:34, 8 October 2011 (UTC)

cannot believe this is such a bad wikipedia article[edit]

I came here looking for sociological analysis. How is the program placed in US and world culture? What is its fanbase demographic? Is it primarily a vehicle for advertising products? Do people become addicted because it represents winning the lottery? Why does it have the success it does. What do I get? nada. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:36, 21 June 2012 (UTC)

The demographic of this show is 99-100% women. And demographic of wikipedia writers is ~90% men. And those 10% of women-wikipedians don't watch the show either. The show is totally retarded, full of bitching and bickering. I felt I was getting stupider by the minute while watching/skipping through this one episode. All the above makes a quality article nearly impossible. (talk) 06:29, 17 February 2013 (UTC)
Can not believe it is such a bad Wikioedia article? You should modify your beliefs. This is one of many, many bad Wikipedia articles: a consequence of allowing anyone to edit and incorporate their particular view point (irrespective of 'POV policicy', which is easily and often subverted) and having mostly amateur editors of widely variable quality, credentials and experience. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:46, 3 June 2014 (UTC)

Strange article[edit]

This is one of the strangest Wiki articles I've read. There's no balance here at all. It's a combination of pro-Kardashian PR, along with unattested, inconclusive criticism. There's nothing here to help a general reader understand what the show is about, in what ways it's successful, and in what ways not. Apparently this is just too sensitive a subject for Wikipedia editors to handle?? (talk) 07:45, 28 April 2013 (UTC)

What does this mean?[edit]

The show has been criticized for its famous for being famous attitude by several male celebrities including Jon Hamm and Daniel Craig." - From the "Reception" section of the article, last paragraph.

I know fans of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, eager to support the development of the show's Wikipedia page, will be inexperienced in writing in even vaguely cohesive terms, but this really is above and beyond. Can someone even begin to decipher the above quote? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:25, 30 May 2013 (UTC)

Reception section heavily biased[edit]

The section currently refers only to viewing figures. These are a poor measure of reception by themselves, since programmes appealing to the lowest common denominator often achieve high viewing figures. Perhaps this is 'The American Way' whereby everything is valued only in terms of its financial worth. As the saying goes, 'Americans know the price of everything and the value of nothing',

Alternative, and arguably far more important, assessments of Reception may be obtained from critics, some of whom are interested in the cultural quality of a programme. There are, doubtless, many such who regard this series as being amongst the lowest quality mass entertainment possible, a criticism often levelled against so-called 'reality' television.

Still, it's an American encyclopaedia and if it chooses to measure only viewing figures, with little or no interest in the cultural significance or importance (or, in this case, unimportance) of a series, so be it.

What about her arse? ("ass" to US-ians)[edit]

It does not look human. Is the whole thing a transplant from a giant alien? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:05, 3 June 2014 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:Keeping Up with the Kardashians/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: Sainsf (talk · contribs) 15:22, 27 March 2016 (UTC)

Hi! Will review this. Posting my comments today. Sainsf <^>Feel at home 15:22, 27 March 2016 (UTC)


  • the eleventh season of the show Numbers equal to or greater than 10 are typically kept in digits.
  • It additionally places emphasis Can it be simply "emphasizes"?
  • Kim's best friend Jonathan Cheban and Khloé's best friend Malika Haqq "best friend" seems informal. We do not really know the relationships between them, and I am not sure if the people themselves have stated this. Perhaps "close friends" would do.
  • been a part of the show "a" seems unnecessary.


  • together, daughters I think it should be colon not comma.
  • Can Olympic be linked?


  • In August 2007, it was announced By whom?
  • I think sitcom should be linked
  • The show debuted on E!, an American cable network which features mostly entertainment-related programming and reality television series You should introduce E! the first time it is mentioned in the section.
  • Keeping Up With the Kardashians premiered on October 14, 2007 You should mention earlier that the show had been named so. Something like "The proposed show, named Keeping Up With the Kardashians, premiered on October 14, 2007"
  • premiere citing high ratings Should this be "cited"?
  • we really are." E! has never once I think a double quote has been added here by mistake.
  • Was wondering if money conversion templates should be used in this article.
  • the television series are used to Should be "is" if you refer to the series as a whole


  • All the names in the first two lines, except "Brody", should be delinked. All of them are duplicate links.
  • it was later claimed that Humphries By whom?

Related programming[edit]

  • Duplinks: spin-off, Lamar Odom, Dash Dolls, Kris Humphries, Caitlyn Jenner

Critical response[edit]

  • Duplinks: The Hollywood Reporter, trans woman


  • Duplink: E!, Lamar Odom
  • 3 million total viewers The numbers should be in words as per the MOS.

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • has been nominated and "nominated for"?
  • I assume the whole intro is based on the sources of the table?

Broadcast history[edit]

  • August 22 and concluded with another "Junk in the Trunk" episode on December 20, 2010 In the first date you do not mention the year 2010 but the next does.
  • Where is the year mentioned and where is it not? Generally once you begin with a year you need not repeat till the next year begins.
  • 9/8pm time period Should be "9:00/8:00 pm" as earlier.
  • The eleventh season This should be in digits in my opinion.

The prose is well-written and the sources look good. That should be all. Good luck! Sainsf <^>Feel at home 16:57, 27 March 2016 (UTC)

Update: A bit busy now, I think I will be able to get to this only by the end of this week. Cheers! Sainsf <^>Feel at home 18:47, 27 March 2016 (UTC)

Response: Hello. Really happy that someone has finally decided to review my article, much appreciated! I believe I fixed all the listed problems. Have some futher comments/questions:

  • Per MOS:NUMERAL, "integers greater than nine expressible in one or two words may be expressed either in numerals or in word". I think it's better to write the numbers of the seasons in words, especially in the Broadcast section which already has so many numbers as part of premiere dates. Thought reading the article would be smoother with fewer numbers. Wat do you think?
  • What did you mean by money conversion templates?
  • You mean you want me to change the sentence into "has been nominated for and won several television awards"? Would it be grammatically correct?

Looking forward to your response and possible addtitional comments. Mymis (talk) 14:48, 29 March 2016 (UTC)

Thanks Mymis. The article looks better. If you feel the MOS policy will not suit the article, then you can choose not to write the numbers in digits. I think I will drop the money conversion suggestion; it is not followed in many articles and I myself am clueless about its documentation. About the grammar trouble, I see I did not pay attention there. You need not rewrite it the way I suggested. This article is indeed a great job. No copyvio detected, sources, images and prose look good to me. I believe it meets all the GA criteria now. I am happy to promote this. Excellent work! Sainsf <^>Feel at home 10:57, 31 March 2016 (UTC)

Thank you for promoting my very first Good article, really appreciate you devoting your time to read it. Thank you again, and have a nice day. Mymis (talk) 17:01, 1 April 2016 (UTC)