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I used to believe tv commercials were not played from tape, but their actors had to perform live in front of camera every time the commercial was emitted. I remember how I wondered about commercial with group of kindergarten children listening to dentist and answering his question - "man, how poor they are, being such a child they have to play the same scene thousands of times and to do it completly the same each time" It was just one day when I realised, "Hey it is impossible to make perfectly identical moves so many times!" Then I said to myself "Ya fool, what are cassetes for!" =)
When I was a little kid and I used to sit infront of the TV watching cartoons alllll day and I used to see toy commercials on the TV about a toy that I wanted, I thought that the advertisement ment that there is only 1 of that toy for sale in the store so I used to tell my brother I am going to get that toy before he does! kinda dumb lol.
i used to believe that if i saw something i wanted on tv i could jump into the tv and get it.
There used to be a commercial for a car salesman named Cal Worthington (and his dog Spot) which had a jingle containing the line, "Go see Cal, Go see Cal, Go see Cal!" I thought they were singing "Pussy cow, pussy cow, pussy cow!" like a pussy cat.
I always thought the Sherwin - Williams sign was an alien: the paint can was the head and the globe was its body!
when I was around 8 or 9 years old and I saw advertisements on TV for cereals, toys, etc. I was quite annoyed with them because they paused the show that I would be watching at the time. One time, my mom had bought me Lucky Charms and I hadn't seen the commercial after a while so I thought that if you had bought the items shown on commercials, they wouldn't show the commercials anymore.
when I was little (about 5-6) there was a commercial that would play all the time "Cal Worthington Ford" (those of you from California, no doubt know who I'm talking about. well he would feature zoo animals in his commercials with a little jingle that went "when you need a car or truck, go see cal go see cal go see cal" well for YEARS I thought he said "pussy-cow" which in my young mind meant a fantastical animal, that was the size of a cat but looked like a cow.
I used to believe that all commercials were shown live and that each time a commercial with a school aged kid came on, that the child was signed out of school in order to perform the commercial. With that belief, I wanted to be on TV so bad!
When I was little I used to think when movie advertisments said "see it at a theater near you" you had to see the movie within a certain number of miles from your house. I always wonderd how they would know where you lived.
Until I was about 10 i thought that when, on tv, they said stuff like, in this compition there are 250 tvs up for grabs, that one person got them all. I always wondered what the hell i would do with 250 tvs...
I saw a durex advert years ago and it had loads of people dressed up as sperm in a durex, they were all wearing glasses and saying how spacious it was and saying "oh, and look at the view". I honestly thought that it was a contact lense advert. I thought that they were dressed up as lots of little eyeballs. Mentioned it in front of a whole bunch of people, who,knowing me laughed at me and explained. oh the humility, i was 14 for gods sake!
I used to beleive on commercials when they would say "you have to be 18 or older to order" that means that the kids on the actual commercial were 18 and you had to be 18 to play with the toy.
When I was little I grew up in Southern California and they used have this comercial that came on for a used car dealer and the song was (Go see Cal-Go see Cal-Go see Cal) I always thought the song was saying "Pussy Cow, Pussy Cow, Pussy Cow" LOL I could never figure out what or why he was saying that!! Years later I found out that Cal was the car salesman's name. Geeze HELLO!! The things kids hear.
I used to see all those Halls cough drop commercials when I was a kid, and in the commercials they would simulate soothing vapors around the persons face when they ate the cough drops. Well when my Grandpa ate one I stared at him waiting to see the vapors float around his face.
When the commercials for anything you had to call to order would play, the announcer would always say (very fast), "here's how to order,". I thought that it was Howto Order, a very famous guy who would give you the name, address, and phone number to whatever it was you were supposed to order.
When I was little, I believed the snuggle bear and pillsbury dough boy were real.
I used to believe that there was a tropical island called Paradise where everybody went around in swimming costumes eating Bounty bars all day.
In the UK we had a TV advert called 'The green cross code man' who explained the dangers of crossing the road without looking. The punchline of this advert was 'Look out kids, because I won't be there when you cross the road' which I (at the age of 4) heard as 'Look out kids, because I will be there when you cross the road'.
I was quite confused after a week of not seeing this guy until my mom explained what the advert really meant.
When I was at school a boy in my class started singing 'Goodness, Gracious, Great balls of Fire'one day. Because of particular advert for cereal at the time, I immediately told him to stop being so stupid and that the real words to the song were 'Goodness, Gracious, Great Bowls of Fibre!!' Obviously everyone laughed!!
When I was little, like 3 or 4 years old. They had a commerical that when you hit the can of biscuits on the side of the counter the Pillsbury Dough Boy would pop out and talk to you. My mother had to make sure I was not in the kitchen when she opened a can of biscuits. I would run in looking for him and she would say, you just missed him, he was too fast for you. I am 35 now and my kids think this was hilarious.