Kim made a speedy appearance via a video link, looking picture perfect in a white shirt seven weeks after giving birth to her daughter, North West.
"Hi Mom, I just wanted to say congratulations on your new show," said Kim. "I am sorry I could not be there, but I am loving life at home right now."
The reality TV star had kept fans guessing about when she would make her post-baby appearance and give the world their first glimpse of baby North.
The 32-year-old hinted half an hour before Kris' show aired that she would be making an appearance.
"Getting ready to surprise my mom on @krisjennershow today!!!!" tweeted an excited Kim. "You ready NYC? Tune in!"
Kim, whose daughter is now one-month-old, proudly added an Instagram image advertising her mum's show.
"Uggghhh I need a tan asap! Time for #KardashianGlow" tweeted Kim on Thursday, leading fans to believe that she was getting ready for her debut, making sure that she is glowing and sun-kissed for the moment the world's eyes are on her.
The reality TV star also posted a picture of herself with a baby, getting everyone excited about seeing baby North, but it was in fact her sister Kourtney's son Mason when he was a baby.