Sure, if you’ve been following the blog for a while, you might remember this shot. Law and Order, Criminal Intent was doing a show about a guy that blows up his house and I happened to be walking by (it’s a block from my house) when they had prepared this explosion.
And so – no tricks – it actually was done by the art designers – and it was set up so that they could do it a few times. The show opens with a little girl and her mother walking by the house. The girl drops her teddy bear – and goes back to get it. As she picks it up the house explodes.