Vince Gilligan, creator of Breaking Bad, has strong words for fans of the AMC drama: stop throwing pizzas at Walter White’s house.
While hardly reaching Meth Empire Kingpin heights of naughty, Breaking Bad fans are being, well, bad, in their attempts to recreate a famous scene from the show in which White furiously throws a giant pizza into the air and miraculously lands it on the roof of his garage. However, what the fans don’t understand – or do, but don’t care – is that the White house, located in Albuquerque, is owned and lived in by actual people. And they are not amused.
“The lady who lives in that house – she and her husband are the two nicest people in the world and they deserve to be treated well,” said Gilligan. “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.”
Speaking on the Better Call Saul Insider Podcast, he said that in the past show devotees had been respectful when taking photos in front of the house, but recently the situation had deteriorated. Gilligan then made an open plea to fans visiting the area to respect the couple, the house and their neighbours.
“It’s so uncool: please stop,” he said. “We love our fans. I don’t love those fans. I don’t consider them fans.”
Gilligan was on the podcast alongside Jonathan Banks, who plays tough guy Mike Ehrmantraut, to discuss prequel series Better Call Saul, which is now six episodes in. Speaking of the pizza throwing antics, Banks said: “If I catch you doing it, I will hunt you down.”
Listen to the full podcast below.