Breaking Bad was one of the most acclaimed shows in the past decade, which has resulted in a HUGE fan-base. But some of the fans are taking things a little too far, and the show’s creator, Vince Gilligan, is telling them to tread lightly!
During a podcast promoting Better Call Saul, the spinoff to Breaking Bad, Gilligan took the time to tell fans to be respectful when visiting the Albuquerque home they used as Walter White’s house in the show.
The house was used to film exterior shots in scenes of the show, including a famous shot where Walter throws a pizza on the roof of the house out of frustration — which Bryan Cranston did in one take!
The scene became an instant favorite, and has resulted in dozens of fans to perform reenactments and toss pizza on the roof of the house, which the real-life home owners aren’t happy with! Gilligan had this to say:
“Lately, we’re hearing from the owner that folks are wandering on to her property, and are being rude to her when she comes out and basically says ‘you’re on my property. They are throwing pizzas on roofs and stuff like that. Let me tell you, there is nothing original or funny or cool about throwing a pizza on this lady’s roof. It is just not funny. It’s been done before. You are not the first.”
The 48-year-old creator reiterated that he loves the fans of the show, but anyone who reenacts the pizza tossing scene at the White family home is not considered a fan as far as he’s concerned.
Hopefully, fans listen to Gilligan’s words and start respecting the residents of the now iconic home. If not, Jonathan Banks, who plays Mike Ehrmantraut on the show, said: