Twenty-seven years later, Mayim Bialik is still making money from one episode of Doogie Howser, M.D.

By Aurelie Corinthios
July 19, 2017 02:35 PM
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Big Bang Theory star Mayim Bialik took to Instagram on Tuesday to reveal that 27 years later, she’s still making money from a 1990 appearance on one episode of Doogie Howser, M.D., the hit ABC series starring Neil Patrick Harris that ran from 1989-93.

“That’s right. GROSS was $0.02. NET to me: $0.01,” Bialik, 41, captioned a photo of the royalty check, adding a series of hilarious hashtags.

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Of course, Bialik’s paychecks look a little different these days. In March, Variety reported that The Big Bang Theory‘s five original cast members — Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar — all took pay cuts in order to get Bialik and Melissa Rauch raises ahead of the two-season renewal. The stars reportedly made the gesture while Bialik and Rauch, who joined the series in season 3 before becoming regulars in season 4, were still in the process of negotiating new contracts.

According to the outlet, the original five stars, who currently earn around $1 million per episode, would make $100,000 less per episode in the 11th and 12th seasons. That $500,000 would be split between Rauch and Bialik, who are both currently in the $200,000 range, bringing their new per episode rate to around $450,000.

The Big Bang Theory season 11 premieres Sept. 25 on CBS. Cha-ching!