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When I was five, the television advertisement for one brand of sanitary napkin would feature models wearing polka dotted dresses. I truly believed that "Carefree" was actually clothes that are sold in the local grocery stores and asked my mom to buy me carefree clothes for my birthday.

Grown up now
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There was a commercial on TV for a local car dealership with the jingle, "If you're looking for a deal, go see Cal." I believed it was "If you're looking for a deal, pussy cow," and I would sing it out loud without ever getting corrected.

Meighan
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I used to belive that all television was live. I used to try and figure out how every commercial was exactly the same. Nobody ever droped a ball or flubbed a line. It was really confusing if I flipped through the channels quickly and saw the same commercial on two different stations at the same time. I spent days trying to figure that out.

Ryan
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When I was younger, I always believed that everything on TV was live. So one day I wanted to show off a little how observant I was, and casually told my brother, "That kid sure is lucky to be able to drink chocolate milk every day." And he said, "No..." to which I replied, quite sheepishly and quickly, "Oh, um, yeah." Even though I didn't totally understand.

Fiver
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top belief!

when i was little (about 6) i thought that ad breaks were so the writers of the show had time to think up what came next.
i asked mum and she said it was true

flicky
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When I was a child there was an advertisement on TV where they tried to sell a remedy against lice, rash and other things like that. They repeated the advertisement so many times that I learnt it by heart. I repeated the words of the advertiser lots of times before someone explained me what "pubis lice" meant.

Anna
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I used to think that, because in the Empire Carpet commercials they sing,"800 588 2300 EMPIRE!!", Empire was part of the phone number and you'd have to dial 800-588-2300-EMPIRE to call them.

carpet lady
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I used to believe it was Ronald McDonald that made the sun light up because in a McDonald's commercial when I was a child he pulled a lamp cord from the bottom of the sun and it turned on. I thought the commercial was informing us that's how the sun "came on".

K
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When I was younger, about 3-4 an avert was on TV showing a man planting Skittles.A huge rainbow came out of the ground and it rained large amounts of Skittles.

Well I tried this. I was distraught when nothing happened.

Jem
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I used to believe that when the adverts came on, the actors which played in it would come to the set and act the advert then go home while the film/show played and then would drive back to the studio in the next adverts... I always wondered how they made it in time? Haha...

Ceren
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Okay, you know those Robax ads? They have these funny little puppets, that suddenly double over with back pain, and to show what the pain feels like, they have needles in the puppet's backs. Well, when I was little I actually thought that Robax wasn't medication, I thought it was these needles you bought that you could put in your back and that it hurt to put them in but when you took them out your back pain was gone. It made me very grateful to still be a young energetic healthy kid who didn't have to deal with things like back pain.

Confused Child
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One time when I was small I was watching t.v. with a mother and an add for a beauty product came on. I wasn't interested in getting the beauty product being a little kid, but I made some comment about how it "looked good." My mother, in an attempt to make me think more realistically when viewing commericals, explained that you couldn't always believe advertisments, especially since the companies just wanted to sell their products. But instead of becoming more open-minded, I took her quite literally and I was under the impression that anything advertised on t.v. had to be total crap. I figured that sensible people, like my parents for instance made sure not to buy products advertised on t.v. I was quite shocked to find some Mr. Clean under the sink one day . . . how could my parents expect it to be any good? It was always on television!

pessimistic - I think so
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when i was 5 years old i thout that ducks are cleaning the toilets because a advertisement that i sow in t.v

miki
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After watching a commercial for Imperial margarine and then eating some on bread I spent hours looking for my crown wondering why it didn't appear on my head with a "BA BA DA DUM!"
Also after eating a Halls I would wonder why I didn't see vapours going up my nose like on TV.

little jen
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Watching the 'Mr Muscle' cleaning product-range ads convinced me that the products actually made Mr Muscle appear in your bathroom or kitchen and clean up the place for you.

Agla
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I used to think the ONLY commercials on TV were of Toys, it was GREAT and thats all i would see... but once i got older and started to watch other things on TV not only Nickelodeon and The Disney Channel i noticed there were many many more commercials. (Bummer... Not only Toys)

Rebeca Brown
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When I was real little I thought when it said "Each sold separately" on a commercial they were saying "Sip girl separately." Doesn't make sense but hey I was like three.

I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT TO PUT HERE
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You know how sometimes adverts are cut short to make them fir into the alloted time spot, but they are sometimes shown in full?
Well when i was little, i thought that the shortened versions where there because the long version actors were sick - so new actors had to come in and do the advert.
Now, the reason the adverts were shorter... becuase the new actors couldnt remember the words...

Amber
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When I was little (now i'm 19) there was a milk commercial on TV where village family went in field and then boy started milking cow by... pumping her with her tail like pumping water with handle, and mother was gathering milk pouring from udders. For some time, I believed this is actually how we get milk from cows! (my mum iluminated me when I told her my theory once...)

Father Rydzyk, Poland
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top belief!

I use to be convinced that commercials were only made by companies that were doing badly. I felt so clever telling my parents that I've discovered their secret plot to make us buy products that didn't work very well.

Anon
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