The "Flipping Out" star was recently speaking on his Sirius XM show about how exciting it was that they were able to get her enrolled into a new program after school had already started. "I did have to pull a Lori Loughlin and make a donation," he joked, as reported by People.
But he was quick to amend his comments to clarify that "didn't have anyone take a test for her."
"Everyone is like, 'How did you get her in school so quickly?' and I'm like 'I don't know, I guess they just had a space!'" Lewis said, before adding with a laugh, "Well I sponsored the carnival, that's how it happened!"
So was the whole thing an elaborate joke to poke fun at Lori Loughlin, who found herself embroiled in a massive college admissions scandal back in March alongside Felicity Huffman and 48 other wealthy parents.
Among allegations lobbied against them was that they paid professionals to take college entrance exams for their children, and even faked their involvement in sports programs to get scholarships and gain entry.
Huffman, who pleaded guilty to the initial charges, was sentenced to 14 days in prison last month. Loughlin, who pleaded innocent, has not yet completed her legal process, and so her fate remains unknown.
The reality for Lewis is that it's possible he's again creating problems for his two-year-old daughter, regardless if his comments were true or not.
If he did, in fact, pay for a carnival, that sort of quid pro quo probably wouldn't go down well among those fighting to get their kids into a prestigious preschool. And if he didn't pay for a carnival, the school might not like him joking about such a thing, because some people are bound to believe it and cause problems for them regardless.
What's remarkable is that he made this joke on the same airwaves his previous comments already got his daughter kicked out of a preschool.
"Everyone takes themselves so seriously at that school," Lewis said of her previous school. "I think these people are arrogant, they're pretentious... I don't want Monroe to be in a strict school with overachievers and massive homework. She has her whole life to be stressed out. It's preschool, let her be a kid and have fun."
Hopefully the new school has a much better sense of humor.