- Lori Loughlin and her husband fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli were both charged Tuesday as a part of an alleged college admissions scam.
- Loughlin and Giannulli have been accused of paying $US500,000 to have their daughters, Isabella and Olivia Giannulli, designated as recruits to the University of Southern California’s crew team. However, neither of them row crew.
- But as fans of “Full House” pointed out online, a 1993 episode of the program seemingly foreshadowed the scandal.
- In an episode entitled “Be True to Your Preschool,” Jesse (John Stamos) wants to lie about the twins’ academic abilities to help them get into preschool.
- But Becky (Loughlin) convinces him otherwise.
Lori Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli have been embroiled in a widespread college admissions scam. They were accused by authorities of paying $US500,000 to have their daughters,Isabella and Olivia Giannulli, designated as recruits to the University of Southern California’s crew team. However, neither of them row crew.
But as many dedicated “Full House” fans on Twitter have pointed out, a 1993 episode of the program seemed to foreshadow the scandal.
Remember that Full House episode when uncle Jesse tried to get Nicki and Alex into that elite preschool framing his children and Aunt Becky talked him out of it ????
— leash (@UnLEASHed_395) March 13, 2019
Which episode of Full House was it where Aunt Becky talked about how fraud was bad and everyone hugged?
— Am???? (@paintedrouge) March 12, 2019
Remember that episode of Full House when Uncle Jesse falsified info to get Nicky and Alex into a prestigious preschool? Aunt Becky should've know better after all of that.
— Creepy Kimmy ????♀️ (@KreepyKimmy) March 12, 2019
In an episode entitled “Be True to Your Preschool,” Jesse (John Stamos) wants to get he and Becky’s (Loughlin) sons Nicky and Alex into an elite preschool. Jesse thinks that entrance into this school will put them on a “fast track” and he is willing to go to great lengths to get their sons into the school – even falsifying documents to make their toddler sons seem more appealing on paper.
When Becky catches wind of this, she talks him down.
“I know you want what’s best for them, but you know what?” she says. “Maybe the fast track isn’t it. I mean, Nicky and Alex are normal and healthy kids, and whatever track they’re on, they seem to be doing OK.”
Although the twins ultimately get into the preschool based on false accomplishments, Becky and Jesse decide they should not attend. The episode concludes with the family eating ice cream.
Things went a little differently in real life, though.
Both Loughlin and Giannulli were charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud on Tuesday.
- Read more:
- The non-profit at the center of the college admissions scandal said it made real donations to help ‘disadvantaged youth’. These charities say that’s a lie.
- Lori Loughlin gushed about sending her daughter off to USC two years before being indicted as part of a $US25 million admissions scandal
- A private equity firm executive had his son pose as a football kicker on USC applications, despite his high school not having a football team
- Meet the accused ringleader of the massive college-admissions scandal, William ‘Rick’ Singer, the owner of Edge College & Career Network
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