In a pay dispute with Fox, the 6 primary Simpson voice actors walked out in the middle of working on an episode. The group as a whole gets payed less than $1 million for a season and were asking for $8 million for the group. Fox basically said "no way."
For a show that has given Fox over $1 Billion from merchandise, syndications, etc. how can they balk at giving the actors more? How much were each of the actors on Friends making an episode?