Stephen Colbert Breaks Down the College Admissions Bribery Scandal – and Brings Back ‘Filliam H Muffman’ (Video)

Forty-six people were charged with paying to get their children into top universities

Last Updated: March 12, 2019 @ 10:33 PM

Stephen Colbert kicked off Tuesday’s episode of “The Late Show” with a discussion of the college admission bribery scandal — and in the process briefly revived one of the most memorable jokes from his “The Colbert Report” days.

“You know how conspiracy theorists say everything is rigged for the wealthy and famous?” Colbert began. “Well, as a wealthy, famous person, let me just respond by saying you’re absolutely right.”

Colbert broke down the scandal — in which 46 individuals, including Felicity Huffman and “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin, were charged with paying bribes of up to $6 million to get their children into top universities.

“The FBI was tipped off by the essay question on this year’s common application: ‘Reflect on an accomplishment that sparked your personal growth and/or list your parents’ credit card number,” Colbert cracked.

Colbert then talked about other aspects of the case, including the involvement of “actress Felicity Huffman, who is married to William H. Macy, celebrity nickname ‘Filliam H. Muffman.'”

That gag about Huffman and Macy originated on “The Colbert Report” all the way back in 2006, during a bit about what people can learn from celebrities about making relationships last. And to be honest, it’s almost as funny now as it was 13 years ago.

Watch “The Late Show” bit below:

And check out the original here: