Breaking Bad Fans Won’t Stop Throwing Pizza on an Innocent Woman’s Roof
And Vince Gilligan is none too happy about it.
Breaking Bad ‘s permanent place in the pantheon of great American dramas is due in no small part to one of its most iconic scenes: Walter White losing his temper and hurling a large delivery pizza onto the roof of his house. The act was poetically absurd, the mangled pepperoni and cheese symbolizing Walt’s rage and inner turmoil. It was also really funny.
It’s less amusing for the woman who resides in the Breaking Bad house in Albuquerque. Vince Gilligan revealed on the Better Caul Saul Insider Podcast that, while she’s accepted that the house is a major tourist attraction, some of the visitors have crossed the line. Several fans have recreated the pizza-chucking scene on her roof, because they apparently can’t grasp that television is not real life.
“There is nothing original or funny or cool about throwing a pizza on this lady’s roof,” Gilligan warned. Jonathan Banks (better known as Mike Ehrmantraut) issued a more direct threat: “If I catch you doing it, I will hunt you down.”
If you really want to throw a pizza on a roof so badly (and it does look pretty fun), do it at your own damn house.