There Are So Many Aunt Becky Memes About the College Bribery Scandal

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From Harper's BAZAAR

In a plot twist nobody saw coming, actresses Lori Loughlin (Aunt Becky on Full House) and Felicity Huffman (best known as Lynette Scavo on Desperate Housewives) were among the 50 people charged in a national scheme where wealthy parents paid coaches and other university insiders to get their kids into elite colleges, federal prosecutors say, according to Associated Press.

There were two parts to the conspiracy, reports CNN:

"In the first part, parents allegedly paid a college prep organization to take the test on behalf of students or to correct their answers. Second, the organization allegedly bribed college coaches to help admit the students into college as recruited athletes, regardless of their actual abilities, prosecutors said."

Huffman allegedly paid $15,000 to a fake charity to "facilitate cheating" for her daughter on the SATs, CNN adds. Meanwhile, Loughlin allegedly paid $500,000 worth of bribes to get her daughters recruited onto the USC crew team, even though they didn't participate in crew and the older daughter's grades were said to be below or at the "low end" of USC's admissions standards.

Others charged in the criminal investigation included SAT and ACT test administrators, an exam proctor, college coaches, a college administrator, and 33 parents, according to CNN.

The coaches were from various prestigious institutions including Yale, Stanford, Georgetown, Wake Forest, the University of Texas, the University of Southern California and UCLA, Associated Press reports.

After the initial shock settled, the Internet reacted to the news in the way it knows best-with humor. Perhaps the easiest joke to make was to namedrop Loughlin's famous Full House character, Aunt Becky:

There were some Lynette Scavo jokes aimed at Huffman, too:

The jokes were endless:

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