The house where Walter White lived on “Breaking Bad” has become a tourist attraction in Albuquerque — and also a target for dummies who think they’re being clever by re-enacting a famous scene from the show.
Creator Vince Gilligan has a message for those people: They’re “a**holes.”
On a podcast for the most recent episode of his current show, “Better Call Saul” (which you can listen to below), Gilligan says the woman who lives in the house and her husband have no problem with fans taking pictures of the house, “so long as they do it in a respectful manner.”
“But lately, we’re hearing from her that folks are wandering onto her property and they’re being rude to her … and they’re throwing pizzas on roofs and stuff like that,” Gilligan says. In Season 3 of “Breaking Bad,” a frustrated Walt (Bryan Cranston) tosses a large pepperoni pie onto the roof above his garage.
“Let me tell you: There is nothing original or funny or cool about throwing a pizza on this lady’s roof,” Gilligan continues. “It’s just not funny. It’s been done before — you’re not the first …”
“Better Call Saul” star Jonathan Banks jumps in to add, “And if I catch you doing it, I will hunt you down.”
Gilligan asks that people report any vandalism they happen to witness: “If you see anyone acting like an a**hole, I’m not saying go after them, but take down their plate number or something.” He adds that he knows the vast majority of “Breaking Bad” fans wouldn’t do something like that.
“Again, we love our fans,” he says. “I don’t love those fans — I don’t even consider them fans. I consider them jagoffs.”