100 Episodes: Keeping Up With the Kardashians embraced female archetypes and created an empire

It’s the fourth episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians‘ fourth season and Khloé Kardashian is excited. Newly married to professional basketball player Lamar Odom, Khloé suspects that she may be pregnant, an occurrence she greatly anticipates. It’s long been established on the show that Khloé, despite her sardonic exterior, is the caretaker of the family, as she was very influential in the upbringing of her younger half-sisters. Her morning sickness and missed period inspire her to take a pregnancy test, which comes back positive. Slowly the information filters through her chatty family tree, even before she manages to inform her husband. So prevalent is Khloé’s nausea, that her mother Kris and sister Kourtney joke about her vomiting when she excuses herself from the table to use the restroom in the final scene. So they’re confused when Khloé returns abruptly and digs in her purse for …

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