The Big Bang Theory's Mayim Bialik Still Gets Hilariously Small Checks From Doogie Howser

While she's making loads more on The Big Bang Theory, actress Mayim Bialik still receives checks from her gigs from the past that are also in syndication. Some of which, like her check for a one-off appearance in Doogie Howser, M.D. are hilariously small. Take a look:

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The fact that it likely cost more in ink to print that check let alone mail it is hilarious by itself. Still, it's noble that despite the low wage Mayim Bialik got for her small role in Doogie Howser, M.D., she's still getting paid. For those who watched the series, Bialik is featured in the episode, "Ask Doctor Doogie," which sees Doogie become a media sensation after he tapes a series public service ads for the Television Music Channel. While the attention does land him a spot on The Arsenio Hall Show, the fame become comes too great and Doogie sabotages the ads and makes them boring so he'll lose the deal.

In the episode, Mayim Bialik plays a small part as a girl named Candace. This is before she would play her role as Blossom Russo for the iconic television show, Blossom and really take off. It's likely her checks for that show are far greater than this Doogie Howser, M.D. appearance, but apparently, all her young roles weren't enough for her to keep her health insurance. That's actually kind of a good thing as if Mayim Bialik hadn't needed health insurance she would've never jumped back into acting and scored an awesome gig on _The Big Bang Theory. _

This wasn't the only time Neil Patrick Harris and Mayim Bialik would act together, as the Doogie Howser, M.D. front man would later play "The charming Derek Slade," in an episode of Blossom. Sadly, the two haven't connected much professionally in their older years, which seems crazy considering the love Harris gets in the geek world and the star power of Bialik on The Big Bang Theory. Perhaps some big shot executive on CBS reading this can make this reunion happen? Maybe next season fans can learn Amy had an ex-lover by the name of Barney Stinson? It's almost enticing enough to spam the Instagram post with hastily made screenplays.

The Big Bang Theory is primed to return Monday's at 8 p.m. ET this fall on CBS. It will be followed by the new spin-off Young Sheldon, which just secured a decently known character from the original series to appear. Fans may also be interested to know that actor Jim Parsons offered advice to the new Sheldon as he looks to bring the lovably annoying character to television in fun size form. Those perfectly content with the amount of news they've gotten on the show should check up on our summer premiere guide to see what new and exciting shows are just around the corner this July.

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