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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.
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.
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".
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.
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...
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.
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!
when i was 5 years old i thout that ducks are cleaning the toilets because a advertisement that i sow in t.v
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.
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.
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)
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.
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...
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...)
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.
In the mid to late 80s there was a commercial for Halls cough drops, and it was some guy walking into a giant long square hallway (a blown-up package of cough drops), and as he walks through it it's all colorful... almost like something out of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and by the time he walks out the other end his cough is gone. My dad told me that when I was really little he caught me sitting in front of the air cooler in my wet bathing suit in the middle of winter, trying to catch a cold so I could "go to the halls of medicine"!
The Cook's Pest Remover commercial would come on TV and sing "cookie, cookie". I thought this was telling my mom that she needed to get cookies and give me one.
Whenever I saw the "cover the earth" Sherwin-Williams logo. I thought it was a ladybug. I don't know why...
There was an advert for some medicated capsule for sore throats or something which had the slogan "Suck 'em and see!". For years I thought the voiceover was saying 'Cychoman C', which I believed to be an important mineral or something like Vitamin C. Oh how my sister laughed at me.
When I was little, there was an advert on the telly for Chambourcy chocolate mousse, that had the slogan "Sh! Don't tell the children!" to suggest that it was so yummy that they'd eat it all before you got a chance to have any.
My sister thought that adverts were subject to the watershed like TV programmes, and believed that the Chambourcy advert had slipped through mistakenly when it was aired before 8pm!