Tom Selleck playing Santa: Giving $1000 bonuses to crew! Studio left scratching their heads.

So, picture this – Tom Selleck, the iconic mustached hunk from Magnum P.I., decided to stick it to the man in the most boss way possible. Here’s the scoop – Selleck was in the midst of renegotiating his contract with CBS for the final season of the hit show. The studio had slashed the budget, but ol’ Tom wasn’t about to let that slide.

He wanted the crew to get some love too, in the form of a $1000 bonus if they managed to work under the tightened budget constraints. But lo and behold, the studio shot down that idea faster than you can say “Hawaii Five-O.”

“They always invoked precedent when you had an original thought beyond their contractual boilerplate. Honestly, that pissed me off,” Selleck revealed in his memoir, aptly titled You Never Know. But instead of throwing a tantrum or staging a showdown, Selleck decided to take matters into his own hands.

He sweet-talked the studio into giving him a “substantial” bonus that he could do with as he pleased. And when the time came, he didn’t hesitate to make it rain on his loyal crew members. “I called Skip and Bettye and told them to tell Universal — not ask them tell them — to issue thousand-dollar checks to every regular member of our ‘Magnum’ company in both Hawaii and LA,” he recalled.

And just like that, the crew got their well-deserved bonuses, courtesy of none other than Tom Selleck himself. Talk about a grand gesture! When the checks arrived, the crew was so stoked that they posed for a picture with an oversized check and big smiles plastered across their faces. The caption read, “Thanks, Tom. What a ‘grand’ gesture.” It’s safe to say that Selleck’s generosity didn’t go unnoticed.

Fast forward to the present day, and Selleck is still the man of the hour. Although Magnum P.I. is a thing of the past, Selleck continues to charm audiences on Blue Bloods. But all good things must come to an end, as it was recently announced that the show would be wrapping up its run after 14 seasons.

Selleck expressed his gratitude for the experience, stating, “For the past 13 years, it has been an honor and a privilege to work on a show that not only celebrates the men and women who protect and serve in New York City, but also displayed the importance of family.” He went on to thank his fellow cast and crew members for making the journey so unforgettable.

So, the next time you find yourself in a pinch, just remember – WWTD (What Would Tom Do)? And if you enjoyed this tale of Hollywood heroics, be sure to share it with your pals. Tom Selleck would probably approve.

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