On David Schwimmer as Robert Kardashian, Sr.

I think about this a lot

OJ Simpson’s trial started

A few months after

Friends premiered

 

Kim Kardashian is on that

Gen X/Gen Y cusp

She was the perfect age

When Friends was all the rage

 

So, while young Kimberly

Was dressing like Rachel Green

Her daddy, Robert Kardashian Sr.

Was defending OJ

 

David Schwimmer played

Robert Kardashian Sr. in

American Crime Story:

The People v. OJ Simpson

 

How weird was it

For Kim to know

That Ross Gellar

The thrice-divorced paleontologist

And nobody’s favorite Friend

Was playing her dad?

 

There was Ross Gellar

Begging Cuba Gooding Jr.-as-OJ

To not shoot himself

In a replica of Kim’s

Young teenage bedroom

JTT posters and all

 

There was a gorgeous young actress

Playing 14-year-old Kimberly

While Ross-as-Robert explained

That “Uncle Juice” was innocent

And warned his children

About the price of fame

 

Maybe Robert and Kris Kardashian

Were the original Ross and Rachel

But in reverse

I can just picture Kris insisting,

“We were on a break!”

When Khloe was born

 

I wonder if Kim and Kanye

Watched The People v. OJ?

I doubt it

But I bet they do watch

Friends reruns on Netflix

To relax sometimes

 

This loose poem is inspired by NY Mag's The Cut's feature, I Think About This A Lot