The megahit sitcom initially pursued Culkin for one of the lead roles, but he was extremely uninterested, even after repeated inquiries. "It was kind of like, the way the pitch was, 'Alright, these two astrophysicist nerds and a pretty girl lives with them. Yoinks!'" he said on the The Joe Rogan Experience, according to People). "And I was like, 'Yeah, I'm cool, thanks.' And then they came back at me again, and I said, 'No, no, no. Again, flattered, but no.' Then they came back at me again, and even my manager was like twisting my arm. . . . I'd have hundreds of millions of dollars right now if I did that gig. At the same time, I'd be bashing my head against the wall."