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When I was little, I saw these commercials on TV about how "sniffing" is bad for you and kills brain cells. I thought it meant that when you have to blow your nose if you don't blow it, but sniff it in instead, then that kills your brain cells. So for years I wouldn't sniff in whenever I had a runny nose. The commercials went off the air for a few years and it wasn't until the end of high school when they re-aired them did I realize that it was referring to sniffing drugs/chemicals and not sniffing snot.
when i was little and i saw those comercials like for detergent and what not, and they always said "better than the other leading brands" and stuff like that, i would tell my mother that they were hurting the other [brands] feelings. haha
When I was little I used to beleive that if you threw Trix yogurt on the wall, everything would be colorful, like in the commerical. So one day I thought that our wall looked boring, so i threw my yougurt on to it. My mom still laughs about that.
i used to think that every time an add came on that it was live so i thought that the people got to eat the food every time the add came on
There's a commercial on TV for flea medication where a puppy sings, "There ain't no bugs on me! There ain't no bugs on me! There may be bugs on some of you mugs but there ain't no bugs on me!"
From the very first time I saw that commercial to a week ago, I always thought it was "There may be bugs on Sonny and Mugs but there ain't no bugs on me!"
I just assumed that Sonny and Mugs were supposed to be the other puppies he's seen playing with. =S
When I was younger and heard infomercials saying "call the number on your screen," I thought they meant the phone number on my window screen and I would always get up and look on the window screen, looking for a changing number.
I used to believe that commercials would only go away when you bought the product that was being advertised.
When I was about four or five, The Publisher's clearing House ran a commercial that said; "we'll find you, wherever you are." I guess I took it very literally, because not long after, my dad took a different route to my grandmother's house, and got lost. I was'nt scared though- I was certain it was just a matter of time before PCH came to the rescue.
When I watched T.V. and saw those commercials for products and they said "call the number on the screen" I thought that to get the thing they were advertising I had to write the number on the window screen and when it didn't come I got really mad.
I used to believe that if you used the kids' shampoos that said 'no tears' it would make you happy.
The slogan for coors beer used to be "tap the rockies" I figured that if one day i got the chance to go to colorado and and literally tap on the rocky mountains, beer would come out.
I thought that "Celebrity Cruises" meant that at least one celebrity would be traveling in the ship and that mingling with the celebrities was part of the package. I was a tad disappointed when I found out it was just the name of the upscale cruise division of a large cruise company.
When I was young I thought that if you bought a product that was advertised on TV, that they would stop sending the ads, so you wouldn't see them anymore between shows.
When I was about three or four, I heard a commercial on the radio. It was one of those annoying car commercials where they say something like, no matter how bad your credit is, they'll always say yes. I thought this was the funniest thing I had ever heard, because every time the woman said yes, my little-kid brain heard yep. At one point, she said, "Yes, definitely yes," but I heard, "Yep, yeppity yep." I went around saying that for awile, and I would crack up. I was disappointed when I finally figured out what they were saying. I like my version better.
When I was younger, I thought that the jingle for the Chevy commercials was "lagger up". I now know that they were saying "like a rock".
Have you ever seen the "concerned children's advertisers" commercial about house hippos? I saw it and for a long time belived house hippos were real. I always wanted to pet one, they're so cute and small. :)
When I was a kid, I believed advertisements. In the 70's happy faced scrubbers came out and cleaned your bathtub for you in the commercial. So when my mother sent me upstairs to clean our tub, I was so excited. I sprayed the tub with the product and waited... Nothing. Soon Mom came up and asked what I was doing staring at the tub and to get busy. It was a good lesson, but heartbreaking. You should add a section about advertisements.
When i was about 4 there was a commercial on tv for preventing child molestation. At the end it showed a finger pressing against lips as in "shhh" in black and white and slightly blurred. To me, this appeared to be a finger touching female private parts. I was absolutely disgusted by this commercial, and wondered why they would so graphically depict the very thing they were trying to prevent. I finally realized what it actually was when i say my little sister (who was barely a year old) see this part of the commercial, press her finger to her lips and go "shhh". I felt like such a pervert for having thought it was something else. I'm relieved i never told anyone what i thought it was!
When you see a captain crunch commercial, at the end, everyone goes "crunchitize me captain".
when i was little, i thaught they said " Sodomise me captain". I didn't know what sodomise meant but i had heard it somewhere. i was eating captain crunch one morning and blurted out "sodomise me captain!" my parents just stood there in utter shock. they later explained what sodomise meant.
When I was younger I thought the Army commercial with the logo "Be all you can be" actually said "Be a chimpanzee" I never understood it =D