Speed Reads


In a classic episode of Full House, Lori Loughlin's Aunt Becky refused to play along with a school admissions scam

There really is a Full House episode for every occasion, including when you run a scam so your children can get accepted into a prestigious school.

The 1993 episode "Be True to Your Preschool" is eerily similar to the real life scandal now surrounding actress Lori Loughlin, who starred as Becky Katsopolis. On the show, her husband, Jesse (played by John Stamos), admits to having "embellished" a bit so their toddler twins, Nicky and Alex, can get accepted to an elite preschool, Bouton Hall.

It turns out Jesse straight-up lied on the application, saying he's an ambassador, the kids can speak multiple languages, and they are already proficient on the bassoon. A horrified Becky tells the admissions director the truth, and the audience erupts in awwwwws as Nicky and Alex go back to eating crayons, or whatever it is non-gifted toddlers do.

It was revealed on Tuesday that Loughlin and her husband, clothing designer Mossimo Giannulli, stand accused of paying $500,000 in bribes so their daughters could gain admission to the University of Southern California. They also allegedly lied about the girls' athletic abilities, saying they participated in crew in order to be admitted as recruits. The only way this ordeal should end is with Uncle Jesse himself appearing in front of the judge and pleading, "Have mercy!"