One of the most famous moments in Breaking Bad is when Walter White throws a pizza on the roof of his house.
It’s a scene that is so iconic some fans have taken it upon themselves to recreate this moment and throw a pizza on the roof of the same house whenever they make a pilgrimage out to Albuquerque. However, many fans don’t know, or simply don’t care, that this is a real house with real people inside who’d rather not constantly clean up pizza off their roof.
In fact, the fact the problem has gotten so bad that a few years ago the show’s creator, Vince Gilligan, pleaded with fans to cut it out and stop bothering the elderly couple who lived there peacefully for 41 years. On the Better Call Saul Insider podcast he said, “They’re throwing pizzas on roofs and stuff like that. Let me tell you: There is nothing funny or original or cool about throwing pizzas on this lady’s roof. It is just not funny. It’s been done before. You’re not the first.”
The fans didn’t get the message and now the homeowners had to erect 6-foot fence around their property to keep future pizza tossers out.
For the most part people are sympathizing with the homeowners. But there are is still a vocal minority who don’t understand what the big deal is and they are the exact same people who would do toss pizza given the chance. Oh, and you know what else? I think Vince Gilligan was onto something with the unoriginality of these people.