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I used to think when someone on TV said "brought to you by so and so company they were actually saying "brocktued by". It took me a while before I figured out brocktued wasn't a word.

Anon
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When I was a kid, like 4 or 5 years old, I believed that i can broke a TV screen and then went through it to any place that was on the TV at the time.. I actually planed on really doing that when some big square with a lot of pigeons show up on a TV... :)

Bojan
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when i was younger i used to believe that whenever i watched t.v or a movie especially the people acting or using their voices in the animation (or w/e) were doing it at the exact moment that i was watching it, like it was being recorded live and transmitted into my t.v. and i used to say to myself "wat a sad, sad job they must have- running to the studio every time someone wanted to see the movie...." hehehe silly 'ole me... :-D

i know i know im STILL a dork :-D
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i used to believe that if you bought an old tv it would only play films or programmes from its era. made perfect sense at the time!

lynda, UK
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i used to believe there was a little tiny man inside the video camera my dad used to use. so when no one was looking i would get really close and tap on the glass, asking if he was okay, or if he needed some bread. we have the evidence on film

bg
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I came from my country to the US when I was 14, so of course I was new to commercials. One day I saw this commercial, I forgot for what car dealer it was, but at the end it said, Drivers wanted. So, innocent me called, thinking they actually needed drivers to work. As soon as I saw that the guy didn't know what I was talking about, I hang up, and felt really stupid lol.

Yasmel
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I thought if I poked people on the tv in the eye, they would feel it and go 'ow'.

Helen W
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When I was little my parents used to record shows off the tv onto tapes. Every time they did I would constantly tell everyone to be quiet otherwise our voices would be recorded onto the tape with it and mess up the recording. It took me a while to realize that can't happen because everytime someone tried to tell me i kept telling them to be quiet until it's over.

Ashley
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You know how those "Closed captioning was brought to you by..." followed by silence. Up until a few years ago, I thought they were telling us who sponsored the show via the closed captioning and since mine wasn't on, I wasn't able to find out.

It became an obsession to try and turn on the closed captioning so I could at least ONCE see who sponsored such shows (I was somewhat jealous that there was information to which I wasn't privy). Of course, I never remembered until I heard those words announced, after which I'd fumble with remote only to be too late.

T. P.
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My fathers birthday is on St. Patrick's day, and i used to believe it when he told me the parade on T.V. was for him

Andrew
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When I was little I thougth all commericals were live. So everytime a commerical was made they were being filmed as I watched it and everytime a commerical came on directly after the other I thought they would act it out again.

Anne Saffron
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I used to believe that there was a town named "Woodbie" because of watching the news and hearing about the "woodbie burglar," "woodbie car thief." Took me a few years to figure out it was "would be" - I was relieved, because I thought that Woodbie place had a lot of crime!

kathy pope
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i used to believe the people in the tv were tiny and real, and i didn't understand how anyone could watch the same show at the same time on a different tv.

i also used to think that the radio had to play the same songs at the same time, and that i just couldn't figure out the pattern of them (daily, weekly, etc.)

Anon
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As the daughter of someone who obsessively taped television specials, I and my sister used to believe that all that needed to be done to create a videotape would be to attach a label and write the name of the video on it.

We were confused why writing "Cinderella" on a blank tape resulted in mere static.

Courtney Imbert
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When I was a kid, I used to read through the TV guide and newspaper looking to see what would be on. I always wanted to see what show "To Be Announced" was, but something else was always on instead...

Monique
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When I was little (maybe 2 or 3), my family was sitting in the living room and my mom was watching the news. Operation Christmas Child was on the report, and when I heard that the kids didn't get presents, I took one of my presents from under our Christmas tree and tried to give it to one of the kids on the tv.

Cassie
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I used to believe that when a comercial came on during a TV show, the show kept playing, and we were missing that part of it. I found out the truth when I was 12 or 13, when we were watching a particularly suspensful TV show, and a comercial came on right at the hight of the suspense. I yelled at the TV "Why do they always make us miss the good parts?!" My Dad laughed and told me how it really works.

Kaylee G.
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When I was little I thought that watching TV too closely would give you sqaure eyes. So I one day went up to the TV and watched it real closely and turned to my mother and said "are my eyes sqaure". My little sister had a friend who used to watch the TV real closely and she had an eye patch (due to the fact she had a weak eye) but I thought it was the damage from her getting sqaure eyes!

Jason
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I used to believe that there were real people inside the tv and radio!!! And that we lived inside the world haha! I also was once having a risque conversation with my 8yr old friend saying we should quit because we might be on the news!!! Poor me lol bless!!!

Justine
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I used to believe that what was showing on black & white TVs was filmed in places without color. I felt bad for those unfortunate people that had to live in black & white.

Heather
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