'Breaking Bad' Home Owners Are Building A Fence To Stop Fans Throwing Pizza On Their Roof
I get it, I get it: Breaking Bad is over, it’s done, it’s time to let go. It was just so bloody good though wasn’t it, and I know we have Better Call Saul, but come on, we all know it isn’t a patch on the original show with Walt and Jesse. God, I miss those two. Go on, name me a better duo. You can’t.
As you can tell, fans can be fickle, and more pertinently for this article, fans can be fanatical.
If they’re not harassing McDonald’s for rare Schezuan sauce like some of Rick and Morty’s fans have been doing recently, they’re chucking pizzas on the roof of a couple’s home in Albuquerque in homage to a classic Breaking Bad scene.
If you remember correctly, Albuquerque, New Mexico was where the White family resided in the hit AMC show, and the place where the lives of Walter, Skyler and Walt Jr. were turned upside down.
It’s also the scene of one of Walt’s funniest moments, where, in his frustration at the growing divide between his family, he throws a massive pizza onto his roof.
To the cast and crew, the scene became known as the “Pizza of Destiny” due to the genius stroke of luck that enabled actor Bryan Cranston to wing that bad boy onto the roof in the first take.
It’s a brilliant scene that perfectly encapsulates the utter chaos Walt’s life is in and how he really can’t seem to catch a break.
In fact, it’s become such a fan-favourite moment, that people are visiting the actual home in Albuquerque and mimicking Walt’s masterful pizza-toss, much to the annoyance of the people who live there.
It’s been happening so much, that the owners have been forced to build a huge wall around their property to keep fans away, with as many as 100 reportedly turning up every week and causing a nuisance.
— NBC4 Columbus (@nbc4i) October 11, 2017
The home owners daughter, Joanna Quinta told KOB4: “We feel like we can’t leave because when we, do something happens and that’s ridiculous.”
She even says the non-pizza throwing fans are 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.”
There’s even an entire forum dedicated to the property, where people slag off Quintana and her family.
User NikFollis wrote about the house:
“Crabby old woman told me to go across the street to take pictures. Screw you lady. She sits in her garage and complains if you get too close. You live in a house that is famous!”
“Move to another home if it’s such a problem. I hope someone throws a pizza on your roof very soon.”
Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan even caught wind of the news a few years ago, telling the Better Call Saul Insider Podcast:
“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.”
Like the White family, Twitter was divided:
The fence will read: "I am the one who knocks …pizza off the roof"
— Kyle Soto (@Star_T_Talking) October 11, 2017
what kind of animal wastes an entire pizza
— Brent Targaryen 🎃 (@BrentParker21) October 12, 2017
Wait, you get free pizza and that's a problem?
— Bobby Franco (@BobsterFranco) October 11, 2017
I think it’s a poor way to pay homage to Breaking Bad, if you really want to show your loyalty, start cooking up some meth (that was a joke, please don’t do that).
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