Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke recently made a cameo appearance on the television show, 'The Big Bang Theory.'
WaPo reports, that the moment came in this season’s episode 16, “Positive Negative Reaction.” (Warning: Spoiler alert!) In it, Howard learns his wife is pregnant and is overwhelmed by the news. So he and the guys head to a tiki bar for fruity drinks with tiny umbrellas. Sheldon slurps down a few too many, then stumbles off toward the bathroom -- and along the way waves to a woman and a man with a beard, Ben Bernanke.
According to WaPo, Bernanke said he jokingly told his agent, who handles his speaking engagements, that other nerds have appeared on The Big Bang Theory. Why not him?
“And, by George, they said they’d be delighted to have me and my wife, Anna, out there,” Bernanke said.
According to WaPo, Bernanke was required to join the Screen Actors Guild for his brief appearance on the show. For their labors, he and his wife each received a check of $69.
According to reports, Bernanke pulls down more than Hillary Clinton got for giving speeches. Before her presidential campaign launch, she was paid $200 000 per speech. Bernanke receives $250,000 per speech.