->''"I'm not afraid\\
So much to fear\\
Hey, I can see my house from here..."''
-->-- "[[http://jeffmacdougall.bandcamp.com/album/masters-of-song-fu-volume-1 High]]", '''Jeff [=MacDougall=]'''

A {{Stock Phrase|s}} used by a character when they are extremely high up. [[DiscreditedTrope Hardly ever played straight anymore.]] For added humor, the character may have been launched into the air, and some variation of this phrase will come drifting back to those left below.

A common subversion is "We're so high up they look like ants!" "They are ants, you idiot!"


[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* The title character of ''{{Manga/Yotsuba}}'' claims she can do this from a [[ShrinesAndTemples hilltop shrine]]. Her father gently turns her 90 degrees to face the right direction.
* In the ''[[Anime/{{Bakugan}} Bakugan: New Vestroia]]'' dub, Dan claimed that he could see his house when he was flying on Drago. Except this would be impossible, as his house is on Earth and he was on New Vestroia.
* In ''LightNovel/IsThisAZombie'', Orito shouts this when Chris launches him into the sky.
* Nanoha points out where her house is when she sees the view from Fate's new apartment in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs''.

* Uttered by The Jackal when Peter!Spider-Man is saving him from The Punisher during "Maximum Clonage" of ''ComicBook/TheCloneSaga''.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'':
-->'''Tristan:''' ''(hanging from the [=KaibaCorp=] blimp)'' I can see my house from here! Hi Mom! Hi Dad!\\
'''Tristan's Parents:''' ''(offscreen)'' Hi Tristan!
* ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'': According to Hobbes, the mail is ''piling.''
--> '''Calvin:''' [[LampshadeHanging Are you quite finished being lame?]]
* PlayedForDrama in ''FanFic/TheManyArrestsOfThePhantom''. [[TheHero Akira]] claims that he can see his house from [[spoiler:Shido's ship,]] but that [[{{Squick}} it's underwater...]]

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* Done in ''{{WesternAnimation/Up}}''... while looking upwards. To elaborate: When Carl is trying to figure out how to return Russell home, he has an ImagineSpot of lowering him on a rope onto the roof a skyscraper. As Russell is being lowered, he comments, "Hey, I can see your house from here!"
* ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife'' has the inversion. Funny because they actually are ants, and the person saying it is a butterfly. Who is being carried by the ants.
* At the end of ''Film/MrBugGoesToTown'', after Bugville has relocated to the top of a building, a bug looks down and says that the humans look like little bugs.

[[folder:Films -- Live Action]]
* ''Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory''. Willy Wonka takes Charlie Bucket and Grandpa Joe up in the Wonkavator (flying glass elevator).
-->'''Grandpa Joe:''' Look over here, Charlie! I think I see our house.
* ''Head in the Clouds''
-->'''John Thwaite:''' What's it like up in space?\\
'''UsefulNotes/YuriGagarin:''' Big. Cold. Beautiful.\\
'''John Thwaite:''' Can you see my house from up there?\\
'''Yuri Gagarin:''' Yes. All the houses. I see.
* Used during the first test flight of the ''Thunder Road'' in ''Film/{{Explorers}}''.
* ''[[Film/ShanghaiNoon Shanghai Knights]]'' uses a variation when Roy is stranded on the hands of Big Ben after being knocked through the clockface by Lord Rathbone.
-->'''Roy:''' Lord, help me. Just let me know you're there. Love me, hate me, but let me know you're up there. ''(pause)'' Hey, I can see our hotel from here. Wow.
* Appears literally in ''Film/HotShots'' when one of the bad guys tries to escape and is flung into the air via a net. ''On an aircraft carrier.''[[note]] The net isn't the unusual part, as aircraft carriers really have those. It's the fact that he can see his house from the middle of the ocean.[[/note]]
* ''Film/InspectorGadget'' portrayed the Inspector flying around using his Helicopter Hat, saying, "Hey, I can see my house from here!"
* ''Film/PoliceAcademy 4: Citizens on Patrol'' has Zed say this when he, Mahoney, Tackleberry, Sweetchuck, and a female news reporter are flying after escaped prisoners in bi-planes.
* ''Film/TheHobbit''. In the final scene of the first movie they are looking far away at the Lonely Mountain, which is quite literally the dwarves' home.
* ''Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff''. (variation) Ferris, Sloane, and Cameron are at the top of the Sears Tower. Cameron says: "I can see my Dad."
* At the very end of ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind'' as Barry reunites with his mother, he says "I went up in the air, and I saw our house!" Gillian says "I saw you going up in the air! Did you see me running after you?"

* PsychoForHire Carcer from ''Discworld/NightWatch'' taunts Vimes by saying, "I can see your house from up here." -- i.e., "I know where you (and your family) lives."
** The ''{{Literature/Discworld}}'' version of the giant statue of Ozymandias has the inscription "I can see your house from up here", rather than "LookOnMyWorksYeMightyAndDespair". Vimes notes that it's still an effective invocation of power and a threat, along the lines of "lord of all he surveys" and "I know where you live".
** In ''Discworld/TheLastHero'', during the Silver Horde's climb to the home of the gods, which is seated on the Discworld's tallest mountain...
--->'''Cohen:''' I can see ''everyone's'' house from here!
* In one of Creator/GeorgeCarlin's books, there is a scene in which Jesus is being interviewed about his life. He comments that when he was crucified, he could see his house from atop the cross (he also said that one never wants to be crucified on an empty stomach, but... yeah).
* Near the end of ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'', after Dante has traveled through most of the Heavenly Spheres, he looks down and sees all the layers of Paradise he's already visited, with the tiny, unhappy Earth far below them all.
* Toward the end of the Literature/HyperionCantos, [[spoiler:Martin Silenus]] says this while impaled on the thorns of the Shrike's tree.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''.
-->'''Klingon Captain Volok:''' ''(observing a holographic simulation of Kronos, the Klingon capital city)'' Hey. I can see my house from here.
* Inverted in the ''Series/StargateSG1'' episode "Fail Safe", to point out that the asteroid they're on is getting [[ColonyDrop a little too low for comfort.]]
-->'''Jack O'Neill:''' Carter... I can see my house!
* A frequent variation used in ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'':
-->"I can see my house from up here! I can see ''everyone's'' house from up here!"
* A date in an episode of ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' ''wonders'' if she can see her apartment from his balcony; he then makes a sly comment that if she can he owns a telescope.
* Seen in the episode "Stage Fright" of ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}'' when Lubov comments on how high up they are on the penthouse balcony. He also uses several related phrases such as "the people look like ants."
* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "Dark Water", someone who's been hit by a car wakes up in what seems to be a rather MundaneAfterlife, greeted by a friendly office drone. Then he pulls back the curtains, and sees a sci-fi city built on the inside of a giant sphere.
-->'''Seb:''' Oh, look at that. You can see my house from here. ''([[NeverHeardThatOneBefore gets a look]])'' Yeah, sorry, probably not helping.
* Joe on ''Series/{{Wings}}'' says this when trying to talk Lowell off the steeple.
* The ''{{Series/Friends}}'' episode "TOW They're Up All Night" has the following conversation:
-->'''Tag:''' I wonder if you can see my apartment from up here.\\
'''Rachel:''' No, no you can't.
* London Tipton invokes this trope on ''[[Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody The Suite Life on Deck]]'' while in space (ItMakesSenseInContext). Paraphrased:
--> '''London:''' Hey, I can see my house from here!
--> '''Guy she's in space with:''' No you ca- Oh, that's a big house...
* Famously inverted by Creator/TinaFey during the famous ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' sketch where she portrayed UsefulNotes/SarahPalin. [[MemeticMutation You know the line.]] This quickly became a BeamMeUpScotty when applied to Palin herself. See Real Life below.
* When the Bundy family of ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' gets stuck in holiday traffic, Peg notices she can see their house from the freeway.
* Two members of the Casseta & Planeta troupe invoked the common inversion when they were at a balloon. The second one not only pointed out the people who "look like ants" were ants but also that they had yet to leave the floor.
** From the same country, Stanislaw Ponte Preta had the inversion with a chronicle on an overtly naive plane passenger.
* Played with in ''Series/{{Weeds}}'' when the characters flee into nearby hills to avoid a fire: because all the houses look so similar, the protagonist points out several different houses that she thinks might be hers, before giving up.
* An episode of ''Series/WKRPInCincinnati'' had Les being talked down from jumping off a ledge on the building, over an insult from a ballplayer. The player calls him and they have a conversation, but we only hear Les's side. And he confirms, 'Yes, they do look like little ants.' While looking down on the street. [[spoiler:And the idea is so contagious that Mr Carlson and Andy Travis, holding the phone for Les to talk, and worried sick over his suicide attempt, LOOK DOWN at the street too.]]
* ''Series/{{Mythbusters}}'': Said by Grant while on a scissor lift. He immediately follows with, "[[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Who's car is that in the driveway?]]"
* A character in ''Series/TheLastTrain'' says this after he's been ''crucified''. It's probably a reference to the old joke about Christ on the cross.

* The page quote is from Jeff [=MacDougall=]'s song "High", a tribute to Music/DavidBowie's "Space Oddity".
* Used to an extent in Music/JasonMraz's song "Plane". He sees ''her'' house.
-->''I'm leaving your town again\\
And I'm over the ground that you've been spinning\\
And I'm up in the air, so baby hell yeah,\\
Honey I can see your house from here.''
* In 1979, progressive rock band {{Music/Camel}} made an album entitled ''I Can See Your House From Here''. The cover art depicts an astronaut crucified on a perspex cross looking down on Earth from orbit.
* Toy Box's "Super Duper Man" has this exact line in its lyrics.
* Goofy declares this at the end of a performance by him and WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse of ''Film/MaryPoppins'''s "Let's Go Fly a Kite" on the album ''Disney Music Block Party''.
* Music/WeirdAlYankovic used this line a different way in his song "Traffic Jam".
-->''I left home five hours ago,''
-->''and I can still see my house from here.''
* In Music/TomTHall's "I Flew Over Our House Last Night", it gets PlayedForDrama. The narrator is separated from his wife and notices his old house while he's flying over his hometown.

[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* ''ComicStrip/USAcres'': [[https://garfield.com/usacres/1989/01/08 "Hey, I can see the barn from up here"]].

* ''Pinball/JudgeDredd:'' The Sniper when he's falling to his death, other than his fall being a long way down. Said word for word.

[[folder:Theme Parks]]
* In ''Ride/TheSimpsonsRide'' at Ride/UniversalStudios, Homer does a slight variation of this while being flung from a wrecking ball, saying, "Hey, I can see our car!"

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''{{VideoGame/Crackdown}}''
-->'''Agency:''' ''(upon reaching a great height)'' I can see my house from here!
* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas''
-->'''Police Helicopter Pilot 1:''' Hey, I can see my house from here!
* From ''[[{{VideoGame/Warcraft}} Warcraft III]]'', the wind rider says, "Whoa, I can see my house from here," and the PyroManiac batrider says, "I can see your house from here. ''Burning!''"
** Which refers back to ''Warcraft 2'' where the goblin zeppelins would say "I can see my house!"
** ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' has a goblin demonstrating a cannon proclaim "I can hit my house from here!"
* In ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'', the Scout will occasionally pop this line while {{double jump}}ing.
-->'''Scout:''' Huh-hey! I can see my '''base''' from here!
* In ''VideoGame/SpiderMan2EnterElectro'', Spidey says this while fighting Hammerhead on a rooftop.
* One character says "I think I can see my house from here" in ''{{VideoGame/Quake}} 4'' while in an elevator -- on an alien planet.
* ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'' has Eddie Riggs say this (almost) after [[spoiler: he spouts wings]]: "I can see your house from here!"
* In the Turkish museum heist level of ''VideoGame/Uncharted2AmongThieves'', Flynn will say something like "Yeah, yeah, you can see your house from here..." if Drake lingers too long on a certain platform on the roof.
* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI'', NPC passengers on airships usually just mention how crowded the flight is, but occasionally one will say "I wonder if I could see my house from up here...".
* ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' has an example of this in the DS version - On NewGamePlus, you can turn on [[EverythingsBetterWithPenguins Prinny]] commentary, which is basically an MST-type watcher on your top screen, commenting on what's going on. At a very crucial moment, when characters are discussing the balance that one character's very EXISTENCE hinges on, the Prinny says this line, word for word.
* In ''[[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3 Red Alert 3]]'', Kirov Airships will sometimes remark, "Oh look, is that your house?" when ordered to attack.
* The player's campsite is apparently visible from several places in the ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing''.
* This phrase appears in ''VideoGame/{{Highborn}}'' Spoken by Archie when the heroes [[spoiler: first arrive on the moon]].
* Played with in the last [[VideoGame/CallOfDuty Nazi Zombie]] map, "Moon". Richtofen says, "Dempsey, I can see your house form here. It's on fire!"
* Guybrush Threepwood will say this if you look out the mouth of Skull Island in ''VideoGame/TheCurseOfMonkeyIsland''. Of course, Guybrush doesn't really HAVE a house...
* In ''[[VideoGame/TexMurphy Under a Killing Moon]]'' when you're on the Moon Child on Day 6 if you click on the Earth out the window, Tex will say "Hey! I think I see my office from up here!."
* This is how the trophy/achievement for discovering the Assassin Tomb of Torre Grossa is called in ''Videogame/AssassinsCreedII''.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* In ''Webcomic/AModestDestiny'', Maxim swims to the top of a giant slime that is consuming his hometown and the surrounding countryside. Looking around, he says, "I can see my house from here!... What's left of it, anyway."
* ''{{Webcomic/Narbonic}}'', during their steampunk side-story. After Helen, Mell and Dave's spaceship flies out from Helen's mansion, Dave says this, and then adds "I can see your house, too. It's the one with no roof."
* In ''Dandy and Company'', Dandy and Bernard go on a roller coaster in a Disney World-esque theme park that goes so high up, Dandy exclaims he can see their house from up there. And it's ''in Ohio''.
* [[http://nodwick.humor.gamespy.com/gamespyarchive/index.php?date=2003-07-03 This strip]] of ''ComicStrip/{{Nodwick}}'':
-->'''Nodwick:''' Hey, I can see your '''tomb''' from here.\\
'''Lich-Lord Malignix:''' I might be able to say the '''same''' about '''you'''...
* ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'': After Black Mage blows them all high into the air with a massive explosion spell:
-->'''Fighter''' and '''Red Mage:''' It was only a bee!\\
'''Black Mage:''' [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill Not no mo' it ain't!]]\\
'''Thief:''' I can see my house from here.
** After being blown away by Lich, one of the Lawninja comments that he can see his "law-dojo" from here.
* [[https://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2003/10/04/a-rare-glimpse In this Penny Arcade comic.]] Gabe makes this comment as a joke about a trend chart.
%%* [[http://www.airshipentertainment.com/growfcomic.php?date=20100509 Said by Dixie]] from ''ComicStrip/WhatsNewWithPhilAndDixie''.
%% Above is a dead link.
* Said by Merlin in ''Webcomic/ArthurKingOfTimeAndSpace'' ... in [[http://www.arthurkingoftimeandspace.com/0147.htm a parody]] of the WizardDuel between [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Gandalf and Saruman]] on the Tower of Orthanc.
* ''Webcomic/TwoLumps'': Used to wrap up the "Wizard of Oz" parody. After [[http://twolumps.net/d/20070502.html Snooch is blown out of the Wizard's presence]]:
--> Woo hoo! I can see my house from here! Hey wait, I [=CAN=] see my house from here!
--> ''Snooch lands on top of Eben''

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Played with [[http://punditkitchen.com/2009/03/21/political-pictures-military-yo-mama/ here]].
-->"I can see my house from here!"\\
"I can see ''[[YourMom your mom]]'' from here!"
* When [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]] reviews ''[[ComicBook/TheCloneSaga Maximum Clonage]]'' he shows a panel where Spider-Man grabs the Jackal as they swing off a roof, where the villain comments "Man this is a hoot. I think I can see my house from here!" Linkara groans and notes the MadScientist trying to create a perfect genetic future has all the wit and personality of a nine year old.
* In the premier episode of ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' on ''WebVideo/VideoGamesAwesome'', Fraser, Becky, and Ben got very excited when they noticed that the view outside the windows at the Alliance Navy HQ is actually Vancouver. [[spoiler:Three minutes later the Reapers arrive and destroy everything.]]
--> '''Fraser:''' ''"Based on where they are right now, he's pretty much stepping on our house right now."''
--> '''Becky:''' ''"That's our house..."''
* Played surprisingly straight in ''WebVideo/SwordArtOnlineAbridged'', when Asuna and Kirito are overlooking the crumbling world of Aincrad.
-->'''Asuna:''' Oh hey, you can see our house from here.
-->[Shot of the cabin where they held their honeymoon being destroyed]
-->'''Kirito:''' Well, that's disappointing.
* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'':
** When Ruby and Yang leave home to attend the prestigious Beacon Academy, Ruby really isn't looking forward to being the youngest student in a strange boarding school, having been pushed two years ahead of her age-group. As the airship they're travelling on approaches Beacon Academy, giving the new student intake their first view of the school, Ruby spots the distant sight of her old school which was very near her home, a small island just off the coast. She concludes, with some comfort, that home isn't as far away from Beacon as she thought. Her older sister points out that Beacon is their home now.
-->'''Ruby:''' Look! You can see Signal from up here! I guess home isn't so far, after all.
-->'''Yang:''' Beacon is our home now.
** When Blake and Sun travel to Menagerie, Sun - who has never been to the Faunus-only island before - is overwhelmed by how many Faunus are living in one place. Blake is underwhelmed, explaining to him that the Faunus are living on top of each other, as the habitable part of the island is overcrowded. When they reach the highest point of the region they're in, Sun pauses and asks Blake if she can see her house from this vantage point. She points out her house, which is visible... the huge stately mansion in the middle of the town.


[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls''
-->'''The Mayor:''' ''(while being held over Townsville Hall)'' Say! I can see my house from here!
* Parodied in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''. While parasailing, Phineas yells this. However, the beach is in their backyard, so yeah...
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
** Used in the episode "Margical History Tour" where Homer, as King Henry VIII, shoots Ned Flanders out of a cannon, causing him to yell as he soars through the air, "I can see my houuuuuuuuuuuuse!"
** Also:
-->'''Ruth:''' I actually had some doubts about moving to Springfield, especially after that Time cover story, "America's Worst City".\\
'''Marge:''' You could see our house in that photo!
** While not the exact phrase, Cletus has a similar line when on top of a telephone pole.
-->'''Cletus''': Hey you know what? I could call my ma while I'm up here. Hey ma! Get off the dang roof!
** In the episode "Homer's Night Out," when Marge sees the photo of Homer dancing with Princess Kashmir, she kicks him out of the house, and Barney invites him to crash at his place. When they get in, Homer sadly remarks that he can see a row of lights, and he can tell which of those lights is his house: it's the one in the middle of that row.
** In the episode "Marge on the Lam" Ruth remarks from the top of the mountain they can see their houses, to which Marge notices a large plume of black smoke from the chimney.
** In "Marge Gamer", while Marge is starting to get used to the Internet, she uses a Google Earth analog to find the Simpsons' house. When she does, she also catches a glimpse of Homer sleeping naked on the hammock in the backyard.
* In TheMovie of ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'', Billy goes to the underworld and climbs a huge mountain, and says he can see his grandma's house from there. Then it pans over to reveal said house floating in a flaming sea. Billy never understood why she [[FridgeHorror moved there]].
* From an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TazMania'':
-->'''Digeri Dingo:''' ''(getting butted off a mountain by a goat)'' Gee, Taz! I can see your house from here!
* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill''
** Dale, after jumping from a tree and landing on his face, "Hank, I can see your house from up here".
** A variant used by Hank upon skydiving, "Oh my God, I can see Strickland Propane from here. It's beautiful."
* Ikura from ''WesternAnimation/SushiPack'' utters this phrase after being turned giant-sized in "A Very Big Deal."
* In a story from ''Kipper'', Kipper and Tiger decide to make their own nest in a tree and Tiger points out "I can see my house!"
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'', Wasp looks over Manhattan from the [[AirborneAircraftCarrier Heli-Carrier]] and comments "I can see my penthouse from up here!"
* Said in the ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' episode "Black Hole".
* Used in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/ElTigre'' as Frida and Manny dangle from the golden eagle twins blimp.
-->'''Frida:''' AHHHHHH! Hey, I can see my house from here. AHHHHHH!
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''
** The above-mentioned inversion is used almost verbatim by Michael Eisner and Bill Gates in the episode "Screwed the Pooch."
** Invoked in a ChristmasEpisode; as Lois climbs the town's large Christmas tree to destroy the star on top, Peter calls out to her.
--->'''Peter:''' Hi, Lois! Do we look like ants down here?
--->'''Lois:''' Bite me!
** Also used by Ollie Williams in his trademark style when he announces the news from a helicopter in "The Courtship of Stewie's Father":
* ''WesternAnimation/EekTheCat'' invoked the trope.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', during a play production of the founding of Equestria, Fluttershy says "I can see my ''future'' house from here!"
* On an episode of ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries'', when Abis Mal becomes LargeAndInCharge, he says "I can see our hideout from here."
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/OzzyAndDrix'' when unnatural growth spurts happen throughout the city at one point Drix says "I can see our office from here."
* ''WesternAnimation/SofiaTheFirst'': In "Four's a Crowd", Ruby makes this comment during a flying carriage parade.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/CartoonPlanet'', Space Ghost does this in song while pointing at a star-map:
-->''Oh, for the life of a superhero\\
It's so much fun to disappear!\\
Look at the funny bug person, hey Zorak!\\
I can see my house from here!''

[[folder:Real Life]]
* [[https://twitter.com/astro_reid/status/486983563498123264 Reid Wiseman]], astronaut, complete with photograph from the International Space Station.
* Google Earth. It's essentially a globe that you can see your house on, assuming your house antedates the (sometimes several years old) satellite imagery on which Google Earth relies.
* Of course, there's the UsefulNotes/SarahPalin "I can see Russia from my house" inversion. [[BeamMeUpScotty Which was actually said by]] Creator/TinaFey. What Palin really said was that you can see Russia from Alaska, which you can. But it isn't exactly much foreign policy experience, which is what Palin was implying, that as governor (of less than two years) of Alaska, she had to deal with Russia next door; the parts of Alaska and Russia that are next to each other are really remote, and virtually nothing happens on the border except some fishing. Palin might've had a better shot at pushing her experience with the Canadians instead (Canada is a major economic partner for Alaska), but somehow dealing with Canada doesn't "count" as foreign policy.