Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan has an urgent message for mischievous fans of the show: stop recreating that infamous pizza moment.
In a 2010 episode of the acclaimed drama, ‘Caballo sin Nombre’, Walter White (Bryan Cranston) throws a pizza box in frustration, with the pizza landing – against all odds – on the roof of his house.
Cranston allegedly pulled off the trick in one take, but it’s a scene that’s come back to haunt the real owners of the house in Albuquerque, who’ve even erected a 6-foot tall iron fence in an attempt to stop fans from mimicking the moment.
Speaking to Digital Spy and other press to mark Breaking Bad’s 10th anniversary, showrunner Gilligan begged fans to stop hurling pies. “The couple – the woman and her husband – who live in that house are the sweetest people in the world, and they’re not spring chickens.
“So for her to have to put a ladder up on a roof, and get some damn pizza that someone thought was a funny thing, it makes me feel very bad.”
Gilligan continued: “I’ve spoken publicly about it. I wish people would not. There’s nothing original about doing that. You’re not going to be the first person to do it. If you want a photo of a pizza on a roof, Photoshop it in!
“Don’t throw it on the roof for real, because there are actual human beings that live in that house, and they deserve respect. And they’re the kindest, sweetest people in the world. They don’t deserve to have to get on the roof and pull crap off the roof of their house.”
So there you have it. You might think it’d be funny to toss a pizza like Heisenberg… but if you do, just know that Vince Gilligan will be mad at you. So maybe think twice, yeah? CELEBRITIES & GOSSIP