In the opening sequence of tonight’s ‘The People V. O.J. Simpson,’ we saw a glimpse of the Kardashians before they were the Kardashians — or at least before they were the Kardashians we know today. The irony is definitely loud and clear.
“Ironic” would be putting this lightly. In the scene, Robert Kardashian (portrayed by David Schwimmer) takes his kids out to lunch; when there’s a wait at the restaurant, he’s recognized as a member of O.J. Simpson‘s team and sat immediately. Right away, the kids bring up the case — and how their mother Kris Jenner and her new husband, then Bruce Jenner are famous. There, he gives them a speech — one that would really mean a lot, even today.
Apparently, Kris has been telling the kids that she thinks O.J. did do it — and Robert is not happy about it. “You know Uncle Juice, you know he would never hurt anyone,” he tells the kids. “Your mothers very emotional right now. She lost Nicole. We all lost Nicole.” After Kim Kardashian chimes in that O.J. is her Godfather, Robert reveals he’s going to go on Barbara Walters to talk about how great of a man O.J. is.
Of course, one of the girls chimes in with, “he talked to Mom and Bruce too,” which prompts Rob Jr. to say “Bruce is Famous! He won the Olympics!”
“Bruce and Mom sell thigh masters on TV, so that means that their both famous,” Khloe adds. “Dad, Why are you famous?” Rob asks his dad. And with that, Robert delivers what someone could possibly tell the family today.
“I’m not,” Robert responds. “Listen to me. You know your grandparents. You know me and what I try to pass on to you. We are Kardashians and in this family, being a good person and a loyal friend is more important than being famous. Fame is fleeting. It’s hallow. It means nothing at all without a virtuous heart.”
And like clockwork, young Kim rolls her eyes.