Fun Fact: Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman Both Played Parents Scamming to Get Kids into School

Fun Fact: Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman Both Played Parents Scamming to Get Kids into School

It's an old-fashioned case of reality imitating fiction imitating reality in Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman's onscreen work.

By Jenny Berg
Lori Loughlin as Aunt Becky Katsopolis; Felicity Huffman as Lynette Scavo

As it turns out, it wasn't too much of a stretch for Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman to play parents scamming to get their kids into school. That's right: Both under-investigation real-life moms have played moms doing shady things with school officials the past. (In the improbable case that you missed the whole college-admissions scandal that broke this week, you can read up on it here.) 

Let's review: Huffman memorably played Lynette Scavo on Desperate Housewives. In one of the character's plot lines, she and her husband meet with the stuffy headmaster of a fictional high school, aiming to get their twin sons admitted. 

"Your children's educational background is a bit more common than we would prefer," the headmaster tells the couple, adding that a little donation might help make up for that. Only, the donation he asks for isn't so little: The parents end up forking over $15,000. 

$15,000, by the way, is the exact amount that Huffman and her husband, William H. Macy, allegedly contributed to a bogus charity to help their daughter get into college. Spooky! 

As for Loughlin, she played out a sort of similar scene during her time on Full House. In character as "Aunt Becky," the actress appeared in a storyline that saw her onscreen husband, John Stamos, lying on a preschool application for their twin sons. No word on whether Uncle Jessie said the twins participate in crew.

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