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Family who live in ‘Breaking Bad’ house go to new lengths to stop people throwing pizza on it

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While Breaking Bad might ostensibly be about the drug trade, it’s impossible to deny how big a part food plays in the critically acclaimed show.

From the iconic birthday breakfasts enjoyed by Bryan Cranston’s Walter White…

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To the fried chicken on offer at Los Pollos Hermanos

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But perhaps the most memorable food-related scene involves Walt lobbing an entire pizza onto the roof of his family’s Albuquerque home.

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Now, as we’ve learned from the fandom of other shows like Rick and Morty, people can get pretty weird and obsessive about their favourite programmes.

In Breaking Bad’s case, it’s not about driving several hours for a sachet of a sauce you can make at home. But it does involve a fair bit of travel.

You see, the ‘pizza house’ has become something of a cult location, with folks traveling to Albuquerque from far and wide to take photos.

Or, sometimes, to lob their own pizza onto the roof, a la Walt.

There’s just one small problem, though. It’s not a museum – people actually live there.

Joanne Quintana, whose mother owns the property, told New Mexico broadcaster KOB4 her family is working on erecting a fence in response to the number of fans attempting to get onto the property and treat it like it’s their own home.

“We feel like we can’t leave because when we do, something happens and that’s ridiculous,” Quintana said.

“[The fans] feel the need to tell us to close our garage, get out of the picture, you know – tell us what to do on our own property.”

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Ever since the location of the house became known to fans, they began travelling from across the United States - some turning up to take selfies, some to take souvenirs (a bit weird, seeing as that’s effectively taking stuff from someone’s home without permission) and yes, some to throw pizzas onto the roof.

Television fandom has - and always will be - extremely weird.

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