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My mom told me that when she was little, she thought that the people in black and white movies/tv shows were actually colored like that (black and white).
When I was little, I had a neighbour who owned two VCRs so she could make... erm... "archival back-ups" of her video collection (and the video store's as well). I thought that if you played a different movie in each one, the characters from both would interract on screen like some sort of weird hybrid film.
When I was about 6 and would watch a sitcom, I thought the laugh track was other people sitting in front of their TVs watching the show, and that they could hear us. For the life of me, I couldn't figure out how they were otherwise so quiet.
I never liked kids TV shows, so I watched grown up TV on grown up channels. During commercials there would sometimes be movie previews and the announcer would always say "rated R" very fast, so I thought it was one word, "ratedar," and I always wondered what it meant.
I used to believe black and white TV shows were shot in color and that color had to be invented at some point.
I used to belief that if you stood behind the TV, you would appear on the screen.
i used to think that the people on TV can hear you talking at home, so whenever my parents started talking about something else when the news was on i felt bad for the newsreaders, coz i thought that they knew they were being ignored.
So i would always pay really close attention to every news story and say 'mmm' knowledgeably at various intervals, right up until someone realised why i was doing it and put me straight, otherwise i would probably still be doing it now. :D
I use to think that whatever the last number in the year it was, made the year look like whatever channel that number was on TV. For example when it was 1993, I use to think that what was happening in my life looked like something that would happen on Channel 3.
I loved game shows as a kid but I could never figure out what they meant by "constellation prizes." I thought those sounded way better than any car or money but they always went to the losers. Now when I hear "consolation prize" I get a little sad that they aren't getting a group of stars.
I used to believe that Actors and Actresses in Shows Were Actually Being Taped so i changed it to another show with 1 of the same actors and im like How can she tape there when shes taping there it totally confused me. In other words i thought it was Live.
I used to think that the laugh track on sitcoms were the camera men, directors, other actors, ect. laughing.
I used to believe that before color television was invented, that the world was actually black and white. I thought that we invented color and changed the world from black and white to color.
I used to believe if I looked through the small ventilation slots in the back of our tv, then anyone in front of the tv would see me on the screen.
One of my favorite TV shows was about a giant ball covered in lights that would be lowered onto the roof of a building while people below celebrated.
Every night I would ask my parents to let me stay up to watch it but usually they made me to to bed at 9:00, so I only got to see it perhaps once a year.
It wasn't until I was six that I figured out that the "ball dropping show" only came on once a year on New Year's Eve, explaining why I was allowed up until midnight to see it.
i used to believe that in films ,when the scene changed,the people who were in the previous scene would freeze until it was their time to talk again
When I was little, I saw a music video ("If this is it" by Huey Lewis and the News) in which members of the band had been buried up to their chins in sand and were singing. It scared the living daylights out of me because I seriously thought I was seeing severed heads singing on the beach!
I used to believe that all the shows on TV were happening live at the time I was watching them, so when my bed time came, I would make the case that the kids on TV didn't have to go to bed yet, so why do I have to?
I used to believe that if my Dad took a picture of me stood next to the TV when Going Live was on, it would look like I had really met Sarah Greene. We still have the poloroid!
I was a huge Courage The Cowardly Dog fan at the age of eight until the age of ten. And there's this one episode with this creepy mummy king giving the people three plagues. I had no problems with it at first.
That was until my friend at school said "My brother is afraid that guy's gonna show up in our bathtub."
After that, for a while *I* was afraid the creepy mummy king plague dude was going to show up in *my* bathtub. Hahaha. Now I'm into Courage again 'cause my guardian and I like to watch it together. CREEPY MUMMY KINGS ARE YET TO SHOW UP IN MY BATHTUB, LULZ.
I was wondering how are all those people going inside the TV .. I wanted to go in there too and i thought there is a little door on the back of the TV and that i have to find the cookie for becoming smaller (the one from alice in wonderland) so i can get inside.