10:56am PT by Aaron Couch
Vince Gilligan Urges 'Breaking Bad' Fans to Stop Throwing Pizzas on Walter White's Roof
Vince Gilligan has had it with fans harassing the real-life owners of the home where Walter White (Bryan Cranston) lived in Breaking Bad.
Gilligan used a few minutes at the top of Tuesday's Better Call Saul Insider Podcast to urge Breaking Bad fans to be respectful when visiting the Albuquerque house now famous as the home of the White family.
"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,' " said Gilligan. "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."
Jonathan Banks, who plays tough guy Mike Ehrmantraut, added on the podcast, "If I catch you doing it, I will hunt you down."
In season three's episode "Caballo Sin Nombre," Walter brought over giant pepperoni pizza to his home in an attempt to make amends with Skyler (Anna Gunn). When she rejected his overtures, he threw the pizza on the roof in frustration — with Cranston famously doing the move in one shot. The scene has become a fan favorite, but the reenactments of it have grown old fast for Gilligan and the homeowner.
"We love our fans. I don't love those fans. I don't consider them fans," said Gilligan.
In 2013, homeowner Fran said most of the fans were respectful, and said she was a huge fan of the show.
"Last month we had 404 cars here that I saw," Fran said. "We've met people from all over the world, and it's been amazing."
Listen to Gilligans remarks below.
Here's the original scene:
The homeowner spoke out in 2013:
The Breaking Bad team has gotten a lot of mileage with the pizza gag over the years, with Cranston pulling it out on Late Night in 2013.