Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Zach Morris) from Saved By The Bell was recently asked, who is making money off the show now? Because it still gets re-runs so does the cast make any of that money? It turns out they don’t… not even a penny. Mark revealed that the cast “made very bad deals, poor deals back then. It is what it is. you move on, you learn. Great experience.” Skip to 7:30 for the explanation.
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And while Mark has a very calm response to that question… compare that to the cast of Friends, who negotiated to get 2% of the income from re-runs and syndication of the show. Warner Bros made $1 billion dollars off Friends last year, meaning each member of the cast made a cool $20 million dollars just by sitting on Chandler’s couch and doing nothing.