Speaking during the Inside Better Call Saul Podcast earlier this week, Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul creator Vince Gilligan urged fans to stop trying to recreate the iconic scene from Breaking Bad in which Walter White angrily throws a pizza onto the roof of his house when his wife won’t let him enter. Some fans, who Gilligan refers to as “assholes,” have taken it upon themselves to mimic the scene by throwing their own pizzas on the real-life location.
Being that Breaking Bad was filmed in several real-life locations around Albuquerque, New Mexico and not on a set, people actually live in that house, and they are understandably not happy with the pizza throwing. It’s a sentiment that Gilligan shares, and as he said during the podcast:
There is nothing original or funny or cool about throwing a pizza on this lady’s roof
On top of throwing the pizzas, the “fans” have reportedly been rude to the homeowner when she comes out to inform them that they are on private property. Prior to this happening, Gilligan said that the lady who owns the home has been perfectly fine with people taking pictures of the house, as long as they remain at a distance and don’t disrupt her or her neighbors.
If Gilligan nicely asking you to not “be an asshole” isn’t enough, Jonathan Banks (who plays Mike Ehrmantraut on both shows) issued a stern warning and vowed “If I catch you doing it, I will hunt you down.” Even if he is partially joking, if watching him play the ruthless hitman on Breaking Bad for five years is any indication, it’s probably not a good idea to mess with Jonathan Banks.
Vince Gilligan also asks fans to take down the license plate number of anyone found “being an asshole” and report it to the authorities.
The full Inside Better Call Saul episode can be seen below, and Vince Gilligan’s warning begins at around 3:16.