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I used to pick up Mrs. Butterworth bottles and try to get them to talk to me like they did in the commercials.
I used to believe that if I said 'Hey Kool-Aid!' loudly enough, the giant pitcher would come crashing through the wall like in the TV commercials. But then I would be in big trouble for destroying the house and so I never tried.
There was this old Pop- Tarts commercial that I really liked in fifth grade. It was advertising freezing your Pop- Tarts, so it had a yeti in it that said, "Best eaten frozen!" At the end of the ad, an announcer with a Norwegian accent cam on and said, "Listen to the Yeti!" But I thought he was saying something in Norwegian, like, "Lisen Tudietti!"
I used to believe that commercials were predictions of television shows.
i thought that the scrubbing bubbles in the comercials were real.
In an advert from years ago about a chocolate egg with a model of a football player inside the lyrics that went with it were:
football crazy chocolate mad
My version went: Little crazy chocolate men.
You'll see where this is going, but I can't help myself.
When I was 7 or 8 I REALLY wanted some Transformers underwear. I kept telling my mom how I HAD TO have some. The reason for this is because I saw commercials where, as kids put on the Optimus Prime underwear they turned into the big robot/semi truck themselves.
When I finally got them I was devasted. I tried pulling them several times, but to no avail. I screamed for my mom and had to have her break the horribly disappointing news.
I believed advert-breaks were toilet-breaks for the actors on-screen...I believed it for a long time without question!!
After my dad explained to me that the searchlight beams I'd occasionally see at night were like commercials - "adverts" to some of you, and meant to attract attention to an event or a business - I imagined that every time I saw one, it meant that a commercial was about to appear on a TV set somewhere.
HI when i as young when i looked at the billboards in India, it use to be plain and a contact number at the center and i did not know, what the number meant there and thought it was the contact number of god and use to always note all the numbers and use to ring them up and ask them wether he was a God
i used to thing zest fully clean was actually sex fully clean, i would run around saying it all day
I grew up in a Third World country that occasionally received American advertising. I used to believe that the cartoon characters on boxes of cereal were real, but that they only interrupted the breakfasts of American children.
In northern California, there's a car dealership owner named Cal Worthington. The jingle for his commercials (set to the tune of "If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands"), was something along the lines of,
"If you want a car or truck, go see Cal!
If you want to save a buck, go see Cal!
If you want a brand new truck, if you want to change your luck, if you want to save a buck, go see Call!"
I, like the majority of kids my age, though he was saying "Pussy Cow".
I thought it was some sort of expression that meant "tough luck", as in, "you want a car? Well, tough, because you can't have one".
I remember that when watching TV before there was a comercial break someone would say, "This program was brought to you by veiwers like you. Thank you." I used to believe they were saying, "This program was broktuyued by viewers li-(etc.)" I thought this meant people from the show would occationally recruit loyal viewers to do the long tedious task of broktuyuing the shows. Man I was weird!!!
I used to believe that when a product had the label of "all new materials" that the material used to make it was all new--as in just made up, just discovered. but then i couldn't figure out why my T-shirt (as example) would be 'all new', it just seemed like cotton to me!
Once at a family gathering we were all watching TV when the Paint advert came on with the Sheepdog, I shouted out 'Look, look, its the Durex dog' For a while I wasn't sure why everyone was so amused, wasn't for a few years until I learnt how to read and realised it was Dulux! What a farce!
When my older brother and I were younger, he subscribed to Nintendo Power. One day, he received an ad that was a little yellow packet with the words "Do Not Open This" in big, "exciting" font.
"Why can't you open it?" I asked.
"If you open it, you'll go blind," he joked.
I was terrified out of that little packet for over three years until I finally got the nerve to brave opening it up.
It was just an ad for a renewal subscription of Nintendo Power.
there was this song on the radio, could've been some sort of adv with the lyrics, "recyle, that's what we do, recycle...."
well, in my childhood innocence, i thought that it was, "we cycle, that's what we do, we cycle, tell your mother that we cycle!"
i always wondered why...
When I was little there was this dog food brand called Chuck Wagon, and in their commercials this little wagon would come out from the cupboard and race around the house. When we got some for our dog, my older brother would shout "There it goes around the corner! You just missed it!" And he would have me chasing this nonexistant wagon all over the house.
I used to believe that the MICHELIN logo was a robber. and when i was in bed and heard my puls that was the sound of their footsteps.