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When I was little they used to have this commercial for bathtub cleaner with "scrubbing bubbles" that the commercial showed as little cartoon bubbles with scrub brushes beneath them. The live person in the commercial would spray the stuff into the tub and the scrubbing bubbles would go to work cleaning the tub to sparkling. I pleaded and begged for months to my mom to get the tub cleaner with the scrubbing bubbles. Finally she relented and bought it. I was so upset when she sprayed the tub cleaner into the tub and all that came out was foam.

Bubble Watcher
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One day I couldn't remember the ending for the Oscar Meyer song. Humming it to myself, singing it outloud, nothing worked to complete the happy jingle. That's when I came up with my own. . . "cause Oscar Meyer has a way of recombining DNA!" Still makes me smile.

Scottie Bob
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when i was about 8 or 9 years old, i thought some one would take a poll of every thing you buy, and send the right commercials to your T.V. it never struck me as odd that some commercials were for things we didn't want. i also thought if we bought something from a commercial, we would stop getting that commercial. i remember once getting really annoyed because one commercial was being played over and over, and i said to my mom, "can we just go buy that, so they'll leave us alone?" and she was really confused.

kaci
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When I was about 5, I saw adverts for Rice Krispies on the TV, showing a child eating the cereal and the characters on the box coming to life and causing havoc. After that I was too scared to eat Rice Krispies because I thought that would happen to me!

Alice
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i used to believe the commercials for secret deodorant was a actual secret. i didnt understand that they are selling a product. i was to embarrasted to ask or say anything because it was a secert

Anon
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When I was little and I watched TV, on a commercial when these evil dragons things said "Dont go away, we will return" that I had to stay there and I couldnt leave.

The Unknown
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When I was little, i saw the commercials for Walmart. The smiley face would go around knocking down prices. So whenever my mom would take me to Walmart, I would constantly look for the smiley face floating around, knocking down prices. It wasn't until I was about nine or ten years old that I realized the smiley face wasn't real!

Ashley
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From watching commercials on tv when I was a kid, I thought that charcoal briquettes only were hot if they were white.

When I was about 8 years old, dad thought that I was old enough to get the grill going. After a couple minutes I noticed that one of the briquettes got loose - thought it would be cool - picked it up to move it - got one hell of a burn blister on my thumb.

I learned at a young age not to believe everything you see on tv commercials.

Tv programs, (e.g. Dukes of Hazzard) were another story. :-)

Mr. Fireman
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When I was about six or seven, I used to watch a TON of T.V.. There were always those sponsor children commercials on, and I never understood them. I used to think that if you called, you would have to switch places with a family from like, Africa or something. And they would get to come and live in your house, and your family would go out and live in poverty. I believed this for years, and when I finally asked my Mom about it, she told me what REALLY happened. I never told her what I actually thought until last week. She laughed at me.

Caitlin
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There used to be a type of medicine that was advertised on the TV, I think it was an antacid but I can't remember what it was called, for which the add slogan was "Suck them and see."
The way the voice over guy said it made it sound like "Sucamin C" which I presumed was something like Vitamin C, but perhaps a man made version, or something equally as dense.

Ross
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Since i first saw teh coca cola christmas advert i thought the song they were singing was ' i'm a piece a coming, i'm a piece a coming' althgouh i had no idea why. My brother helpfully corrected me and told me it was hundred things are coming and after dinging that for a while my mum finaly told me and my brother the real words 'holidays are coming' which makes so much more sense although doesn't sound as good in my opinion

oh don't i feel sheepish!
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When I lived in California, there was a car dealer, Cal Worthington Ford. Well, the song goes, "If you want a truck or Ford, go see Cal." For the longest time, actuall until I was 24, I believed that the words were, "If you want a pussycow, pussycow." What the heck is a pussycow?

Anon
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I used to beleve that there was one person at a network station that sat behind a desk all day randomly picking commercials 24 hours a day. I thought that the rare times you see a commercal twice in a row was when the button for that commercial got stuck.

Derek
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I used to swear the the Rice-A-Roni commerical lyrics we not
"Rice-A-Roni the San Franscio treat"
But "Rice-A-Roni lip ta lip ta lee"
I got into a HUGE fight with my mother over this

Janis
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I thought that the people that were in adverts for food only ate that food. I felt sorry for the people that advertised non-food stuff as they were hungry.

Helen
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Wheni was young, i thought all the tv ads were done live. Not only was I perplexed at how they did everything the same way each time, but could believe they allowed young kids who starred in the commercial up so late at night

denise thorud
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When I was a child my Mom helped me order a yellow plastic canteen with a red plastic strap on it from the back of a box of Rice Crispies. In the center of the canteen was a sticker showing Snap Crackle, and Pop. At the time, there was a coresponding TV commercial promoting the canteen and cereal which showed Snap, Crackle, and Pop moving around and talking on the canteen. I waited and waited for what seemed like a year to get the canteen...checking the mail every day. When it finally came, I excitedly opened the box and fully expected to see Snap, Crackle and Pop, moving around and having fun on the front of my new canteen. When I saw that the characters weren't moving...I was sure that the canteen must have been faulty.

Anon
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I used to believe that films on TV used to carry on during the adverts. So if there was a car chase, I was missing it while they showed ads for dog food. I always wanted the ads to be really short so that I didn't miss anything important in the plot.

David E Flavell
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When I was about 10, my mother sent me into the grocery store to buy a bar of soap. I came out empty-handed and explained that they didn't have any soap; they only had Zest. (There was an ad at the time that claimed "Zest: it washes cleaner than soap," or words to that effect.)

Erika
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iused to think the Foldger's coffee jingle went "The best part of waking up, is soldiers in your cup!" i still can't sing the song without picturing soldier's in your coffeecup...

alea
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