The family living in the ‘Breaking Bad’ house have taken action against all the pizza throwers
Nestled on a quiet street in Albuquerque, lies one of the most iconic buildings in television history. Breaking Bad is one of those shows that ranks in pretty much everyone's "Top 5's" and will go down in history as one of the greatest TV shows to have ever graced our screens. However, unlike some shows that use studios to reflect the inside of a property, Breaking Bad used an actual house as the epicentre of the madness that ensued in the life of Walter White.
Unsurprisingly, given the power of internet super fans, that house has been tracked down and ever since the show was created in 2008, fans have been regularly visiting it in order to pay homage to the show and partake in one particular activity. You would think, given that people live in this property, that the majority of fans would simply stop for a quick selfie or photo, but no; some fans are hell-bent on recreating one of the iconic scenes from the show.
The scene in question is when Walter White returns home one day with a pizza, which he thinks might help build a bridge between him and his wife Skyler. However, she is not having it, and after telling Walt to leave, he tosses the pizza onto the roof of the house. It is a sad waste of one of the greatest food creations there has ever been, but it made for a brilliant scene.
However, while the pizza throwing incident was a comedic moment in an otherwise dark and upsetting crime drama, it has now become a such a cult scene that people have been throwing pizzas onto the actual house.
But it appears that the owners of the home have had enough. Due to the amount of pizza that is consistently landing on their house, they have now decided to put a six-foot high fence around the property in order to deter any future pizza-throwers. Speaking to news agency KOB4, their daughter Joanna Quinta said: "We feel like we can't leave because when we, do something happens and that's ridiculous."
She said that although their issues lie mainly with the pizza vandals, the tourists who come simply for a photo can also be pretty annoying: "They feel the need to tell us to close our garage, get out of the picture, you know – tell us what to do on our own property."
The issue regarding the troublesome fans has even reached the shows creator, Vince Gilligan. Appearing on the Better Call Saul Inside Podcast, he said:
"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.
"But 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.
"There is nothing original, or funny, or cool about throwing a pizza on this lady's roof. It's been done before - you're not the first."
Hopefully, given the show's creator has pleaded with fans to stop the pizza throwing, they will actually listen. However, superfans are a bit weird and I wouldn't be surprised to hear that they are scaling the fence in order to launch their pizzas.