Locations used for films and television often gain a cult following and while his leads to a general enhancement in the property’s value, it sometimes turns out to be a nuisance too. Walter White’s house from Breaking Bad fame is a perfect example of the latter.
The residence portrayed as the character’s home in the television series’ third season episode Caballo Sin Nombre is located in Albuquerque and since it is a real home, has a couple living in it. The problem is that fans of the show, or even those who know the property’s association with Breaking Bad often visit the property without the owners’ permission. Firstly, even trespassing on someone’s property just because you have seen it on television isn’t cool!
Secondly, to make things worse, people often try to reproduce the scene where White’s character, in a fit of anger, throws a pizza onto the roof. Obviously, having pizzas tossed onto your roof is annoying – because who’s going to clean it? The owners of course. Now this may seem weird and funny, but when you consider the fact that this is somebody’s home, the story takes on a different tone.
Vince Gilligan, the creator of Breaking Bad realizes just how frustrating this can be and has therefore appealed, or rather told off those who think of treating the roof to a pizza next time around.
“Let me tell you: There is nothing original or funny or cool about throwing a pizza on this lady’s roof. It is just not funny. It’s been done before. You’re not the first,”
said Gilligan. He even went on to question the legitimacy of such fans saying,
“I don’t even consider them fans, I consider them jagoffs.”
Well, now that Gilligan has issued a stern warning, fans will hopefully refrain from resorting to such annoying antics and simply enjoy the view the next time they pass the house. Of course, they also need to remember the property doesn’t actually belong to a fictional character named Walter White but is the real deal with a real family inside!