It Didn’t Take Long For Money To Become A Serious Issue
You’d probably think that with the success of Saved By The Bell, the cast members were making bank. Sadly, that wasn’t the case at all. Gosselaar was always open with his distaste for his salary thanks to their initial contracts.
Gosselaar did explain that when they started the show, no one expected it to be so big. He said “It was a Saturday morning show” that was “the first of its kind.” Not only did they have low salaries, but the cast didn’t make any money off syndication or merchandising.