Felicity Huffman‘s name used to hold some power at the Emmys. She’s won for Desperate Housewives, she’s been nominated several times, but still, a fall is a fall and the Hollywood crowd will turn on your ass for a joke at an awards show. So of course, Thomas Lennon of Reno 911!, who was the Emmys commentator last night, took a jab at Lynette for the two weeks she’s going to be spending in jail for faking her daughter’s SAT scores.
Felicity was charged and plead guilty to her part in Operation Varsity Blues. Which could have also been called: “Operation Rich People’s Kids Still Aren’t Smart Enough To Get Into University Despite All That Money And Access, Huh?” Felicity spent $15,000 getting someone to fake her daughter, Sophia‘s, SAT scores in the scheme which went south and got wrapped up in the financial charges when the whole group of rich people got got. Since she’s smart and not nearly as indignant as Lori Loughlin, it seems–she pleaded out. Lynette has struggled, okay?–she knows it’s not a good look being rich and like: “Wah, but why am I in trouble for abusing wealth?!” Like, she knew she could do one trash-rich people thing but not two.
Even though the Emmys had no host, Felicity wasn’t safe from being joked about. After her recent sentencing of two weeks for the crime, people were shocked that once again a wealthy and caucasian person was not suffering the same consequences as others. And Thomas Lennon decided he was going to be the equalizer.
After RuPaul’s Drag Race won for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program for a second time in HERstory, Thomas decided that he was the one. I don’t know if Felicity stepped on his toe one time, or what but he said that the show’s producers had “asked him to make a special shout-out to any ex-Emmy-winning actresses who might be watching from prison.”
“Hopefully those two weeks are going to fly right by… Keep your chin up.”
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) September 23, 2019
I mean, I don’t think Thomas’ slam is that rough. Those two weeks will fly by. And like she’s even going to do the full two weeks is more comedic than anything else, to be honest. She’ll be out in five to seven, for sure. And as for this, hey: Felicity is no dummy–TMZ says she may have already started doing community service to look good. So she knows she gon’ get roasted by the people of the world for a while–we can’t all be as sympathetic as John Legend. Can you imagine if we could? Literally peace on Earth!