With the good news that everyone will be returning to The Big Bang Theory, including Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuocco who all have received raises that will amount to $1,000,000 dollars an epidode. (That is way up from the $300K-an-episode they had been earning.) When you include signing bonuses and back-end fees — the actors will pocket over $90 million over the three years.
I have to comment on this because it is mind boggling and as much as I love this series and do find it the funniest on current TV I am a little sickened by this. In my opinion no one on Gods green earth is worth this much money. One thousand people are not worth this much money and the staggering thought that we will have to suffer innumerable commercials to make up for this travesty really makes me ill. They put out a show where we see about 19 minutes, they work for 19 minutes for one million dollars. Okay I know they work longer, poor dears, but my son works 8 long hours a day, of the time keeping people safe and secure and he is paid miserably. School teachers are paid well but not for the job they perform. Do not get me started on the men and women who put their lives on the line day after day. Soldiers, Police, Firemen.
This country puts too much on beauty and performance. Actors, Ball players take home more money in a month than any of us will ever see in our lifetime, yet soldiers come home and have to go on food stamps if they are lucky and must fight for their health coverage. Police and firemen put their lives on the line daily and though paid a good salary it is not enough to compare with Jim Parsons making us laugh. Question? When you are in trouble, need help in a burning building or being held at gunpoint can Jim make them laugh enough for you to get away safely?
Please when will this country get it right. When will people be paid what they are worth in real life, not on the screen.
So I hope that their big raises do not go up their noses or in their arms.
We do know it will make the plastic surgeons wealthy. What a travesty! What do you think. Let me know.
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Ausiello: For those curious about Sheldon’s whereabouts all summer, I can confirm that he did, in fact, get on that train (vs. just squatting in the station, as some have speculated). The bigger question you should be asking yourself is whether he ever stepped foot outside the train during his epic journey.