Late night hosts did NOT have mercy on Lori Loughlin nor Felicity Huffman on Tuesday night after news of that nationwide college admission bribery scandal broke.
As we reported yesterday, the Fuller House actress and Desperate Housewives star were two of the many who were charged in a massive bribery scam involving elite colleges across the country.
According to police, Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli paid $500,000 to have both of their daughters recruited for the crew team at USC, despite the fact that neither actually played the sport. The family was also supposedly accused of staging separate photos of their daughters on a rowing machine.
Huffman reportedly donated $15,000 to place her daughter in an SAT cheating scheme, which allegedly involved a proctor at the test taking center to correct her answers afterward.
While rich folk making charitable donations to get their kids into elite schools is not at all shocking, the fact that the wholesome Aunt Becky was caught doing it was something late night hosts couldn’t pass up.
Trevor Noah, Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert, and James Corden had a field day making Full House and Desperate Housewives jokes while breaking down the scandal Tuesday night. Noah, for one, was baffled to learn about Loughlin’s bad behavior. He joked on The Daily Show:
“I’m so disappointed in you, Aunt Becky. I expected this from a Desperate Housewife but you?!”
But other hosts weren’t as surprised…
On The Late Show, Colbert reminded us about the other “notorious scheme” Loughlin was involved in years ago, joking:
“Loughlin was part of a notorious scheme where they made a pair of twins pretend to be one person. No one knew, no one knew! Millions of dollars ripped off.”
Kimmel, meanwhile, predicted that Loughlin “could be the ‘Becky with the good hair’ that Beyonce warned us about” on her Lemonade album. He then used the scandal as an opportunity to roast his longtime nemesis, quipping:
“I knew there was a reason Matt Damon got into Harvard… It didn’t add up.”
Corden also got a Full House jab in on The Late Late Show, joking that it “looks like Aunt Becky could be going from Full House to the big house.” Zing!
He later added:
“I gotta say I think something like this could really hurt Hollywood’s reputation.”
But the best of the burns definitely came from Late Night‘s Seth Meyers, who viciously joked that the scandal was “the second worst thing Lori Loughlin has” done, referencing Netflix‘s critically panned Fuller House.
Everywhere you look… there’s well deserved shade being thrown at these two devoted mothers.
But with all the heavier scandals going on these days, it’s hard not to appreciate lighter, hilarious ones like this!
Watch all the clips (above) and get your giggle on!
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