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When I was a baby, I was terrified of the Empire Carpet commercial. (You know - "5-8-8-2-3-hundred, Empire!) My mom said I used to scream hysterically every time it came on.
When I was little, I thought the phrase in t.v. commercials "brought to you by" was one big word, "broughtoyoduby" meaning they would bring it to you if you buy it.
In the 70's an advert on UK TV for Wrigleys Spearmint Gum had people carrying around enormous packets of gum. I believed that when you bought and opened a packet of Wrigleys Gum it would inflate to this size.
Here in England we have a Toys R Us advert that contains the lyrics: " 'There's millions,' says Geoffrey, 'All under one roof.'"
I actually thought they were singing, "There's millions of debris all under one roof," and was lead to belief all the toys at Toys R Us were cheap because they were made of debris.
i used to beleive that all familys on TV and adverts were real familys.
When I was yound there was an ad for a tube of smarties. A guy would open the tube and he would be sucked inside to a world of smarties. I made my mum buy me a packet thinking that if I opened it I would be sucked inside. I was very dissapointed.
Bachelors Super Noodles adverts featured a little girl whose plaits would twirl around like a helicopter whenever she ate the noodles. The first time I tried the noodles, I made my mother plait my hair, and began to cry when my plaits didn't even move. Plus I didn't even like the noodles!
The only ads I ever paid any notice to were toy commercals, which usually only advertised new toys. I believed for the longest time that only new things were advertised on television. I'll never forget the pepsi commmercial that made me realize my error...
When I was about 4 or 5, I used to see the Mrs.Butterworths commercials on tv, and the only lady that was the bottle would come to life. Well, whenever my mom bought it, I would sit with the bottle in front of me and try to talk to her. She never talked back :( False advertising to children is so mean!
Theres this add on TV which is for a roof restaler. Part of its cachy song is Watch This Roof actually thats the name of this company.
Well on the way home one afternoon my friend and I say a sign saying Watch This Roof. Thinking it meant Watch this roof we stood on the road for nearly 20 minutes thinking something would happen. Later we found out that that sign meant the roof had been restalled by the company.
There used to be an advert for St. Ivel Gold (a kind of buttery spread). And it used to end with a shot of the top of the tub. Then a knife came across and in one simple move from right to left, the spread became shaped into the name of the product. I used to spend ages trying to do it and could never figure out why it only flattened the spread further.
When I was little, really little, I thought that the commercials on tv about food was what the people in the grocery store was stocking at that exact moment. I know this sounds stupid!!!!!
You know sometimes when adverts are cut short, well, when i was little, i used to think that it was because th people who made the adverts were away for the day, and the advert man would play out as much as he could remeber then leave it! how stupid i must have been....
Not really a belief, but the advert for galaxy chocolate, used to say "why have cotton when you can have silk?" so when i was young I used to refer to galaxy as "silk". In the middle of supermarkets i'd look to mum and say "could we get a bar of silk?"
and people would give us strange looks
When I was only like 2, I thought that the WB frog And the WB emblem would come out and "Take me away". (we watched the show "Full house a lot)
When I was a kid, there used to be a car commercial for a local dealership. The catch phrase was "Go see Cal" and was sung. For years, my sister thought they were singing "Pussy Cow."
Back in the early '70's, my brother Mike thought that the Pillsbury Dough Boy was REAL!! One day at a supermarket, he got away from my Mom and he went to the refrigerator section of the store and he began busting open cans of Pillsbury biscuits looking for the Dough Boy to pop out. Biscuits were everywhere! The supermarket manager got a kick out of my brother's little stunt and didn't make my Mom pay for the cans that he busted open!!!
anyone rmb the bananas in pajamas song? that freaked me out, i thought that one day theyd come and get me
When i saw signs for stores advertising "adult toys", i assumed they were just like regular toys, but they were only for adults because they were more breakable.
You know how on car commercials in tiny print it says "professional driver, closed course" and the logo for the Volks Wagen company is "Driver's Wanted" well i always thought until i was about 15 or 16 (now I am 17) that the Volks Wagen company needed professional drivers for the closed courses on their commercials!