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Vince Gilligan Says You're A 'Jagoff' If You Throw Pizza On 'Breaking Bad' House

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Vince Gilligan, creator of AMC's Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, is not amused by people who throw pizzas onto the roof of the Albuquerque home used as the White family residence.In a recent episode the podcast Better Call Saul Insider, Gilligan called people who throw pizzas onto the roof of the house "jagoffs," AV Club reports.

The pizza-throwing stunt stems from a scene where Walter White tries to get back into the life of his wife, Skyler, by showing up to the White residence with a pizza. When Skyler refuses, he angrily throws the pizza onto the roof and drives away.

Since the show, there's been quite a few "jagoffs" who think it's funny to find the house and waste a perfectly good pizza by chucking it onto the roof. This is not just a crime against pizza, but it's really annoying to the couple that's lived in that house for 41 years.

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"There is nothing funny or original or cool about throwing pizzas on this lady's roof. It is just not funny. It's been done before. You're not the first," Gilligan said.

Though the home at 3828 Piedmont Dr. NE in Albuquerque is a popular spot for fans to cruise by and snap a photo, it's actually someone's home. Frances Padilla has lived there for decades and had no idea how popular the series would become when she agreed to let the show film there. She said the crew knocked on her door and Gilligan asked to use the house in a pilot. She said yes, and the rest is history. In the video below from 2013, she said that as many as 400 cars stop by a month.

Gilligan encourages sightseeing fans to take down the license plate of anyone attempting the pizza gag.

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