If you're just logging on to the internet today, let me be the first to inform you that, according to the FBI, Lynette from Desperate Housewives and Aunt Becky from Full House are criminals.
Yep, Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin were charged Tuesday in a massive college admissions scam.
According to the FBI, the actors and dozens of other rich and powerful people, as well as college officials, engaged in various crimes, including securities fraud, corporate fraud, and bribery.
The ruse involved parents paying money to facilitate cheating on their kids' SAT and ACT exams. Parents would also bribe college administrators and coaches to recruit students as athletes at many top-level universities.
Huffman and her husband, actor William H. Macy, “made a purported charitable contribution of $15,000” to a fake nonprofit organization “to participate in the college entrance exam cheating scheme on behalf of her oldest daughter,” according to a criminal complaint.
According to the indictment, Huffman was told that her daughter would take the SAT exam at a "controlled" testing center and that the organizer would arrange for a special proctor to administer the exam. The proctor would then correct the answers without her daughter's knowledge.
Huffman also made arrangements to engage in the scheme again for her younger daughter “before deciding not to do so.”
Loughlin, along with her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, allegedly agreed to pay bribes totaling $500,000 for their two daughters to be recruited on USC’s crew team, despite the fact the girls were not rowers.
(A representative for Huffman didn't respond to a request for comment. A publicist for Loughlin told BuzzFeed News she was just learning of the charges and had no immediate comment.)
Amid the drama, folks on Twitter found a way to turn the shocking news into a memeable moment, as Huffman and Loughlin seemed to be the last folks people expected to be caught up in crimes.
Leading Twitter was the hashtag #FreeAuntBecky, a reference to the character Loughlin played on the sitcom Full House.
This sports anchor found another very appropriate Full House GIF.
OK, there were a lot of Full House jokes.
But there were also plenty of Desperate Housewives jokes about Huffman.
Actor and comedian Billy Eichner gave a shoutout to Huffman's Housewives costar Teri Hatcher.
Vulture's Hunter Harris pointed out that the whole scheme sounded like something that belonged on TV.
Really, it's only a matter of time before this whole debacle is turned into a Lifetime movie.
Jokes aside, people are still trying to ~process~ WTF is going on.
In a word, folks were shooketh.
The news was equally surprising and bleak, and the internet had a field day.
We'd be remiss not to end this story with one of Huffman's own tweets from 2016, which looks a little 👀 in light of all that's happened.