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People on TV can see what you're doing

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I had a similar experience as another poster here. I was watching Sesame Street back when nobody but Big Bird (and us kids) believed in Mr. Snuffalupagus. Well, he was walking right behind Gordon once and I shouted out "he's right behind you!!!". Gordon turned to the camera (me) and replied, "did you say 'he's right behind me?''" From that day forward I never sat in front of the TV in my underwear again.

Holly
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I used to think that on the news, the people reading the news could see you in the same way that you could see them. When I was about 5 I used to show my bum to the TV because I thought the news was boring and imagine the look on my horrified mother's face when she'd walk into the room and I'd be pulling a moonie at the TV!

Natski
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I used to believe whaen I was bout six that when I watched t.v. the people on t.v. could see me as well. I used to have a crush on Tom from "Tom & Jerry" so I would always get dressed before I watched that show so he wouldn't see me in my p.j.'s.

jill
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When I was 6 or 7, I used to think that the newscasters and other people on TV could see me through the screen. It kind of freaked me out, but when I was feeling bold I'd pull up my shirt and flash them. ;-)

LL
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I used to believe that People on TV could actually see me. If I pinched my younger brother or tore my dad's favourite book in front of the TV, the person in it would tell my Ma. So, I was careful that the TV was not on when I wanted to do really naughty stuff,

Smita Bhattacharya-India
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My grandfather used to wear his best suit to watch television as he believed that people in telly land could see him

Gav
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When I was 3 or 4, I remember thinking that when I sat watching TV, the actors/actresses or cartoon characters could see me too! So there I sat, furiusly waving at Yogi Bear, wondering all the while why he was so rude not to wave back! This dumb idea stuck in my head for a few years more, because I remember vividly running upstairs to my room, getting my prettiest dress on, brushing my hair, and then sitting real pretty and lady-like on the chair so Dr. Gannon (Chad Everett) would think I was a pretty little girl. Sheesh!

Boo
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I used to believe that anyone on TV could see me watching them. They wouldn't talk to me, but they could see me. I would never pick my nose, scratch my butt, or do anything funny in front of the TV because I didn't want to make them laugh and mess up their lines.

Couch Potato
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I used to think the local newcasters could see me, so my mom would put on the news when she had to do house work, because I behaved myself, in fear that the newspeople would tell on me.

Daniel
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When I was a kid, I used to think that the newscasters on TV could actually see through the TV, and I would make funny faces to distract them from the news.

deep
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When I was little I thought that the people on tv were actually living in the tv and I wanted to figure out how to get in to play with them. My grandmother always asked for her robe when a show was on because she didn't want the stars to see her in her nightgown.

Joannie
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i used to believe the news readers on TV could see us and i'd make funny faces to try to "distract" them

Anon
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I used to believe that the TV could see me back. Noel Edmunds told me so.

Ringo
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i used to believe that the people on TV could see me. i never watched tv without getting dressed first!

Katy
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Like many kids, I used to believe that people on the TV could see you. I'd be waving at Blue from Blue's Clues and telling the Power Rangers what to do. And everytime I saw Jim Carrey in the TV, I tried to not laugh, he was my favorite actor and I was afraid that if I'd laugh I'd make him laugh to, ruining his movie.

Teresa
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I used to believe that people inside the TV could see in to our lounge. It was a device used by my mother to stop me jacking off to late night films and swimwear programmes.

I think it has impeded my emotional and sexual development!

pierce
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For some reason I thought that the characters on television could see you the same as you could see them, that they were staring out at you. I watched Barney religiously. I had a MAJOR crush on Michael-the cute curly blonde-anyone remember him? For some reason I thought that the characters on television could see you the same as you could see them, that they were staring out at you. So I used to put on a little dress and fix my hair whenI watched television. And whenever there was a close-up of Michael, I would sort of shyly smile and giggle at him, and maybe wave. It was ridiculous.

Edie
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Back in the day, when you watched the Price is Right at the end of the show the winners, losers, models, etc would stand around and wave at the cameras. I used to believe that they were waving at me, because my grandfather told me they were. One day I was happily waving everybody goodbye and my grandmother said sharply, "they can't see you". I was so disappointed.

heather
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I believed that people on TV were real and didn't know they were being watched. So on the weekends I'd put on a disney videos so the people watching me on TV could focus on that instead of me.

Nina
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When my mam was a little kid, she would change to get ready for bed in the living room. Her granny always made her get changed behind the couch, in case the newsreader on the TV could see her. And the granny REALLY believed this! "Of course he can see you - at the end of the programme he says 'See you tomorrow' - he wouldn't say that if he couldn't see you"

Anon
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