Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928) Poster


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Edited into 


Among Those Present (1921) (Short)
In both movies the hero tries to hide inside a doghouse, but they quickly get out, because there's a dog in it that bites.
Tramp, Tramp, Tramp (1926)
the cyclone at the end, and the way the buildings fall apart
The Boob (1926)
during the cyclone Buster leaves the theater and a poster of "The Boob" can be seen on the fence behind him
Bromo and Juliet (1926) (Short)
Charley Chase and Buster Keaton try to jump into a lake, but it turns out the lake is painted on the backdrop.

Referenced in 

For Better or Nurse (1945) (Short)
Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974)
There is a poster of this film on the wall of the nightclub.
Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1976)
The front of a bank is blown up and falls around Estie Del Ruth.
Project A 2 (1987)
Aladdin (1992)
The Critic: Marathon Mensch (1994) (TV Episode)
in a silent film, the facade of a house falls down around Silas Manchester
Twister (1996)
Deadpan (1997) (Short)
explicit homage
The Nearly Complete and Utter History of Everything (1999) (TV Movie)
A wall falls down with a character standing in the doorway space
He Died with a Felafel in His Hand (2001)
Collapsing facade is a direct reference.
The Very Best of 'Have I Got News for You' (2002) (Video)
Ian Hislop mentions the film in which the house falls on Buster Keaton
Lucy (2003) (TV Movie)
Lucy re-enacts Buster Keaton scene where wall falls on her but survives by standing in space where open door was located.
'Weird Al' Yankovic: The Ultimate Video Collection (2003) (Video)
In "Amish Paradise," a wall falls on top of Al, but he is not crushed because the window lands where he's standing - the same thing that happens to Bill Jr.
Shrek the Third (2007)
in the beginning of the movie, during Charming's show, an element of the set falls down on him, but, instead of being crushed, he makes it through the window hole.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008)
Collapsing facade crushes droids but Anakin is safe thanks to hole in the wall.
Heroes: Chapter Three 'One of Us, One of Them' (2008) (TV Episode)
German poster for the film is shown.
Psych: High Noon-ish (2009) (TV Episode)
When the building front falls on Shawn & Gus the open window stops them from being crushed, as it does for Buster Keaton.
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Too Many Pinkie Pies (2012) (TV Episode)
One of the Pinkie duplicates narrowly misses being crushed by the falling barn by being precisely in a window opening, referencing the famous scene with Buster Keaton
The Middle: The Name (2013) (TV Episode)
Axl stands in front of the building when the frame falls around him

Featured in 

Fractured Flickers: Episode #1.12 (1963) (TV Episode)
We see the scene where Buster Keaton's house is blown off its foundations (and many others)
Hollywood (1980) (TV Mini-Series)
Hollywood: Comedy: A Serious Business (1980) (TV Episode)
Scene with Buster Keaton
Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter (1982) (TV Movie)
Hurricane sequence
Buster Keaton: A Hard Act to Follow (1987) (TV Mini-Series)
100 Years at the Movies (1994) (TV Short)
clip shown
Harrison Bergeron (1995) (TV Movie)
Boom! Hollywood's Greatest Disaster Movies (2000) (Video)
footage is shown from this film
The 74th Annual Academy Awards (2002) (TV Special)
So Funny It Hurt: Buster Keaton & MGM (2004) (TV Movie)
excerpt shown
Reel Paradise (2005)
a film clip of this film is in Paradise Reel
Fragile (2005)
can be seen on a TV in the hospital
Silent Clowns: Buster Keaton (2006) (TV Episode)
The Fall (2006)
Clips shown
How It Is with Phooie (2007)
Clips from
The Story of Slapstick (2009) (TV Movie)
Scene of house front falling around Buster Keaton
Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood: The Dream Merchants: 1920-1928 (2010) (TV Episode)
Clip shown: house falls down.
I Know That Voice (2013)
House falling on Buster Keaton clip shown
Video Games: The Movie (2014)
Clip of the movie is shown when comparing the game industry to the movie industry.

Spoofed in 

Steamboat Willie (1928) (Short)
MacGyver: Deadly Silents (1991) (TV Episode)
The scene in Pinky's old movie of being saved from one window opening when the side of a house falls, is spoofed from the old Buster Keaton film.
Twister (1996)
Freddy Got Fingered (2001)
Instead of the front wall falling on the leading man, the whole house falls on him. In both cases the leading man is not killed because the window falls on him instead of bricks.
Arrested Development: The One Where They Build a House (2004) (TV Episode)
A sequence echoes the famous stunt from Steamboat Bill, Jr. where the falling wall of a house threatens to crush a man (in both cases named Buster!), who is spared by a window in the wall
Timesplitters: Future Perfect (2005) (Video Game)
On the level "Scotland the Brave" the wall of the house falls on Captain Ash, who ends up in the window.
Jackass Number Two (2006)
during the musical number, the front of a house falls down around on a guy standing in front of it, who is unharmed because he goes through an open window, then a wrecking ball hits him
The Simpsons: American History X-cellent (2010) (TV Episode)
Couch gag recreates falling wall scene.
The Lego Movie (2014)
Replicates the legendary gag of the side of a house falling on a character.
The Simpsons: I Won't Be Home for Christmas (2014) (TV Episode)
Gingerbread door falls around Homer but a large piece of candy hits him on the head

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