By Margaret Lyons
Updated July 13, 2009 at 10:45 PM EDT

Ryan Seacrest just signed a three-year contract estimated at $45 million for his continued American Idol hosting duties. Congrats to that stinkin’ rich so-and-so. But! Before you, dear reader, attempt to make a joke, realize that everyone — truly, everyone — has beaten you to the Dunkleman punchline. Everyone on Twitter at least. Our favorite comes from @BrianLynch: “Sure Seacrest is getting 45 million dollars for doing AMERICAN IDOL, but half of that goes to Dunkleman via alimony payments.” Oh, snap!