Fans of movies and TV shows love going to the locations where filming took place, generally for picture opportunities in which they can pose as their favorite characters in a familiar setting. And then some asshats just want to ruin it all by throwing pizzas on top of roofs Such is the case with the house that Walter White and his family lived in on Breaking Bad, which has been the victim of some pepperoni-covered shenanigans, and show creator Vince Gilligan demands that this behavior come to an end.
Sure, the act of throwing a pizza on the house’s roof is embedded in Breaking Bad itself, as that’s precisely what Walt did in anger during “Caballo Sin Nombre” after Skyler wouldn’t let him in the house. (Come on, he brought dinner!) But that doesn’t mean that it’s a cool or logical thing to do to someone else’s home. Appearing on the Better Call Saul Insider podcast, Gilligan and Jonathan Banks, star of both Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, have some discouraging words to say on the issue.
Vince Gilligan: 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…Lately, we’re hearing from her that folks are wandering onto her property and they are being rude to her when she comes out and basically says, ‘You’re on my property.’ And they’re throwing pizzas on roofs and stuff like that. And let me tell ya, there is nothing original or funny or cool about throwing a pizza on this lady’s roof. It’s just not funny. It’s been done before. You’re not the first.
I know I wouldn’t want to be on the wrong end of a Banks tirade, as I’m almost unable to disassociate him from the role of Mike Ehrmantraut. But even if it wasn’t an issue of fear for my life, it’s one of respect for another person’s property. And also one of “why in the shit would anyone want to buy a pizza just to get rid of it like that?” If anyone has that large of an urge to be charitable with food, give it to someone who doesn’t even have a roof over their head. But don’t throw it on them.
As well, it’s not like anybody is going to top Bryan Cranston’s amazing feat of luck, timing, and food-related athleticism. Check out a short segment about the pizza scene, taken from the Season 3 blu-ray set extras.
And for anybody who wants a more inside angle on Better Call Saul and the thought process behind it, you can listen to the entire podcast below, which I fully advise.
Now, if anyone out there wants to do something amazing with magnets (bitch), that’s fine by us, so long as it isn’t a criminal act.