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A 'Full House' plot line foreshadowed Lori Loughlin's involvement in an alleged school admissions scam

INSIDER logoINSIDER 3/13/2019 Susanna Heller
a close up of Lori Loughlin © Frazer Harrison/Getty Images 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 $500,000 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. 

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.

FULL HOUSE - Cast Gallery - August 30, 1993. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)LORI LOUGHLIN;DYLAN/BLAKE TUOMY-WILHOIT;JOHN STAMOS FULL HOUSE - Cast Gallery - August 30, 1993. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)LORI LOUGHLIN;DYLAN/BLAKE TUOMY-WILHOIT;JOHN STAMOS 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. 

Related video: Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin's Alleged College Scam: Will They Go to Prison? (via ETOnline.com)

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