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'Breaking Bad' Homeowner Tired Of Pizzas On The Roof

MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

And now some pizza to go with all that craft beer.

FRAN PADILLA: We've had pizzas on our roof. We've had pizzas on our driveway; pizzas until we're sick of looking at pizzas.

BLOCK: Fran Padilla is someone who does not have to call out for delivery because her New Mexico house is famous for a fictional occupant.

(SOUNDBITE OF "BREAKING BAD" THEME SONG)

PADILLA: I own the house that was used as Walter White's house.

AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

Walter White, the chemistry teacher-turned-meth dealer from the AMC series "Breaking Bad."

BLOCK: Even though the show is over, fans can't get enough of it - or of Padilla's house. They drive by, they take selfies and...

PADILLA: We have people that want to come by and re-create the pizza scene.

(SOUNDBITE OF TV SHOW, "BREAKING BAD")

BRYAN CRANSTON: (As Walter White) Brought pizza (laughter).

ANNA GUNN: (As Skyler White) Well, I'm making dinner.

BLOCK: The pizza scene, in which antihero Walter White tries to smooth over his rocky marriage with a peace offering.

CORNISH: Or should we say a pizza offering, which ends up, where else...

(SOUNDBITE OF TV SHOW, "BREAKING BAD")

CRANSTON: (As Walter White) (Yelling).

CORNISH: On the roof.

BLOCK: That scene has so far inspired about a dozen pizza-wielding copycats.

CORNISH: So Fran Padilla turned to the "Breaking Bad" producers for help.

(SOUNDBITE OF PODCAST, "BETTER CALL SAUL INSIDER")

KELLEY DIXON: Hey, everybody. We're back for the "Better Call Saul Insider" podcast.

CORNISH: On a fan podcast this week, show creator Vince Gilligan and actor Jonathan Banks dressed down the pizza throwers.

(SOUNDBITE OF PODCAST, "BETTER CALL SAUL INSIDER")

VINCE GILLIGAN: There is nothing original or funny or cool about throwing a pizza on this lady's roof.

JONATHAN BANKS: And if I catch you doing it, I will hunt you down.

BLOCK: And if that doesn't scare them away, well, a TV show got Padilla into this mess, maybe a TV show can get her out.

PADILLA: I'll sit outside with a shotgun in a rocking chair. You know, like Granny from "Beverly Hillbillies." Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

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