Thursday, March 12, 2015

Please Stop Throwing Pizzas Onto These Old Folks' Home

The problem with lending your home out for TV productions is someone still has to live there afterwards.  Especially when your house becomes iconic after the fact.

And even more especially when it's a really popular show, thousands of people might show up trying to throw pizza on top of your roof—the apparent fate of the real life elderly couple living in the home used for the fictional White family on Breaking Bad.

What kind of pizza was it this time?

The roof pizza is an homage to the show but a definite annoyance to Fran and Louie Padilla, who have owned the home for more than 40 years.

["Drive by and see if the lady or man is outside.. The elderly man who lives here will ask where you are from and tell you all the stories you can imagine from the shooting! Whereas the lady who lives here will tell you to leave," one reviewer writes on Roadtrippers.]

Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan apparently felt compelled to step in this week. ViaMashable:

In an interview on the Better Call Saul Insider podcast published Tuesday, show creator Vince Gilligan said random pizzas have become a problem for the real-life residents of the fictional home of Walter White.

"They're throwing pizzas on roofs and stuff like that. Let me tell you: There is nothing funny or original or cool about throwing pizzas on this lady's roof," Gilligan said. "It is just not funny. It's been done before. You're not the first."

Burn! Continues Gilligan, "I don't even consider [the pizza-throwers] fans, I consider them jagoffs."

In summation, don't go throw pizzas onto elderly people's houses.  Even if you think it would be a great Instagram photo.  You are an asshole if you do.  

Instead, show up with a pizza and share it with them.  Be a human being.  Don't waste a good pizza.

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