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I used to think the song in those old Cal Worthington car commercials said "Pussy Cow" instead of "Go see Cal".
When I was little I used to believe that the people in commercials who were acting out and telling how they were talking to someone and mentioned about a problem and the person they were talking to told them about (name of product) were real people who really were in that situation talking to a person and thatg the person they were talking to really recommended that product. I thought it was all a real situation. I was shocked when I found out that these were paid actors who really didn't have that situation.
I remember thinking that companies who advertized TV's on TV were silly. If you could see the commercial, obviously you didn't need a TV!
I also could never get my head around how you could "SAVE" money by buying something.
I saw a commercial that said, "Don't drink and drive", when I was 5. Later we were in the car and my dad was drinking a coke. I informed what the commercial said.
Until i was about 15 i used to believe the Milky Bar Kid said "Milky Bars are homemade" Duhhhhh
When I was about 7, I thought that there were so many car commercials on TV because people bought cars once a week or so, and I always wondered why my parents kept the same old car for so long.
You know how the bottle for Mrs. Butterworth's pancake syrup looks like a little lady? When I was a child, the television commercials would show that bottle walking around on the table talking to people. I thought it was real. After all, it didn't look like a cartoon. When I would eat pancakes, I would stare intently at that bottle because if it so much as budged, I wasn't going to miss it. I always thought that the bottles we kept getting were broken because she didn't move or talk.
One day I asked my dad what Billboards were. He replied "they are showing things that you can buy". I thought that you could buy the woman who was sprawled all over a car!
My younger brother saw an ad for 'Satin Touch' tampons on TV. Later he enquired to my mom, "Mom? What is Satan Touch?"
When I was a child, I once saw a commercial for Nutra-Sweet while I was visiting my grandma. The commercial showed bananas and milk, so I believed that if you ate bananas chopped up in a bowl of milk it would turn into sugar. I remember eating this concoction several times but alas it never turned into sugar.
When I was about 4 or 5 and I used to watch TV commercials, I remember seeing a commercial for Charcoal rocks for the Barbeque Grill, In the commercial it showed the man taking out the Rocks, then it showed a nice juicy hamburger. I thought (until I was almost 8!) that you were able to buy all kind of rocks and when you put them in the flames on the grill, the formed into all different foods! I thought that you could buy Steak Rocks, Hamburger Rocks, Chicken Rocks etc.!!!! Like it were some kind of dehydrated space food!!!
There used to be a commercial that talked about how "peanut buttery" one particular brand of peanut butter was. As the commercial went on, a bunch of peanuts were poured into a jar, the jar was shaken several times, and when the jar was opened, the peanuts had turned into creamy delicious peanut butter.
Gosh, I spent a lot of time after shaking a jar full of peanuts, but they never turned into peanut butter. I still kind of expect that to work somehow...
I used to believe that Cal Worthington and his 'dog' Spot were selling pussy-cows pussy-cows pussy-cows (go see Cal).
When I was Younger i used to think that when the commercials came on tv, you could reach into the television set and take the candy bar out and eat it i tried it and got a nasty hand injury!
When I would hear the Grand Am commercials, I thought the announcer was saying Gran Damn! I was very worried about what our society was coming to that we could swear on our commercials!
Joe DiMaggio used to be the official spokesperson in the Mr. Coffee commercials, and not knowing who he really was- I thought his name actually was "Mr. Coffee"!
When I was very little I took a pack of Certs from the store. I wanted to take it home and watch the drop of retsin fly out. It didn't work.
When i was younger British Gas adverts all finished with a person clicking their fingers, and a flame came out of their thumb. i thought this was some great talent, and so would constantly practice this, thinking that some people genuinley could say 'british gas' click their fingers and ... the magic of fire.
if only i could...
I used to think that if you got close enough to a TV and looked down, you could see the boobs of the girl in the shower.
When I was younger, there used to be commercials of kids that would put on underwear featuring prints of cartoon characters, and would proceed to transform into these characters. So when my mom bought me a pair of He-Man briefs, I was really excited. Didn't work though...shattered my world for a while.