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As A Toddler: I believed TV was a RUSSIAN TRICK sent over via satelite FROM RUSSIA for the sole purpose of spying on us and I thought they saw us thru the white noise and that I could see them if I stood really close to it side ways at the corners! I was always told by my parents to stop standing so close to it and THIS verified my beliefs it was the communists tool to take over & spy on our country or why else were my folks so scared for me to stand so close to it?
I used to believe that the people in magazines and books could see me if their faces were visible. Needless to say, if I wanted to read in the bathroom, I would cover their pictures with my hand and as an added precaution, would always drape a towel over my lap... in the same vein, I thought the authors of books I read and the musicians on the music I listened to could see me, and I tried to never do anything that would embarrass them.
At the beginning of every movie at this one theater when I was a kid, they showed a short film featuring a local radio celebrity asking us to be quiet and let everyone enjoy the show. He also said at the end that if we can find him after the show he'd give us a shiny new dime. I eventually figured out that he really wasn't really in there, unless he was a big fan of 'The Rescuers.' But until then, I would always sneak a peek over my shoulder to see if Larry Lujack was sitting in the back row, all by himself.
when i was little, i believed that my life was a TV show watched by aliens or giants.
I once asked my mother how they made newspapers. She told me that a machine made them. I took this as that there was a machine that gathered all of the news and printed out papers.
I asked my mother this because I sincerely wanted to appear in the paper to be 'famous.' I proceeded then to draw a picture, and walk around saying that it was "the best picture I had ever drawn." I figured that this would be picked up by the news machine and that me and my brilliant artwork would appear as breaking news the next day.
I used to believe that the laugh tracks on television shows were actually made by the people watching at home - so I had to be very quiet and not make any sound..lest I be heard by anyone out there...
When I was a kid, I used to believe that OUR family was on TV just like we could see the Brady Family or The Waltons. Hey, I was a kid! Whaddya want??
I used to believe that if I danced well enough when the music shows were on then if I was the best someone would come and give me a prize becuase of course the people on the TV could see you dancing
I used to believe that someone, somewhere in the world was watching me on their television.
I used to think that when watching TV, the laughing voices in the background were of other people who were watching that show from their homes, so I used to stand by our TV and laugh into the speakers hoping to hear myself on TV.
Around age five I started to think about why it was we watched little people on the t.v., so finally just to clear things up I had to ask if we were being watched some where on someone's t.v., always freaked me out when going to the bathroom to think I was on someones television.
I used to believe that the tv station could monitor what I was watching. If a show came on that I didnt like I would quickly turn the channel, hoping they would cancel the show.
One day I discovered the truth that the TV stations had giant banks of lights at the studio, each light was connected to different TV sets in peoples homes. When you turned your TV on and set it to their channel, your light would come on at the studio, that's how they knew you were watching and that's how TV station ratings worked! I spent one slow Saturday morning turning our TV on and off for hours in order to mess up their statistics, however the only outcome was that our TV blew up in a spectacular way. I was convinced that the TV station had done this to our set because I was being silly and messing with their lights, I vowed revenge for week and then forgot about it.
When I watched Playschool and Floella Benjamin was asking everyone to join in singing and making actions that the camera had a large screen that showed pictures of everyone watching and she could see when you weren't joining in.
I used to believe that people on TV had a big bank of monitors which allowed them to see you in your living room. One Saturday morning, I was watching Swap Shop while wearing my pyjamas when Noel Edmonds said to camera "What are you doing still wearing your pyjamas!?"
What more proof did I need? I ran to get dressed because Noel Edmonds told me to.