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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.
When ever I would see a commercial for music sets featuring music by Mozart and Chopin on TV- I thought it was actually them playing it. Until I was about 11..
I used to believe that people on TV adds were paid with whatever they were advertising. I always thought that the breakfast cereal people must really hate those who advertised cars
When I was little I used to believe that Crystal Light was the tool of the devil. You remember that commericial that went "I believe in Crystal Light"? Well, one day I was watching TV and this commercial came on and I ran to my mom and screamed "Mom, mom, the people on the Crystal Light commericial are going to hell, they don't believe in God, they believe in Crystal Light!"
You know how on PBS they usually say something like "this program was sponsored in part by viewers like you?" I thought "Viewers like you" was an actual company.
I also thought that TV was kind of like video, so that when i turned it off, i could turn it back on later and whatever show i'd been watching would start right where i'd left it.