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When I was a kid, I thought my dad could control what shows aired on the TV.
One day I was sitting in front of the TV, and told my dad that I wanted to watch some show, so my dad picked up the phone and "called the TV-station" and asked if the could please put on the show I wanted to see. Right after the comercials, my show started, and I considered my dad as a very influental man, until i learned about programlistings.
The first time I saw TV I thought that when I turned it on a few hours later I would see the program start at the point at which I had turned the TV off.
I grew up in the 1950's and our first TV was black and white. I knew there a was a disease called TB, and I misheard that as TV. So, as a little guy, I was terrified to sit too close to the TV and get TB. This was doubly hard on me as I was near sighted.
When I was younger, I asked my grandfather where did Harry Caray go during Cubs games.
You see, when Harry did Cubs games, he would split broadcasting duties for TV and Radio, both on WGN stations. He'd leave TV after the 3rd, work 4th-6th on radio, and come back to TV for the 7th, and finish the game out.
My grandfather told me he went across the street to a bar and had some beers with his friends. I used to think this was the coolest job in the world, go to a game, hang out with friends in the middle, then come back for the exciting part in the end.
I was very disappointed when I came up with the real reason. I think I still am.
I used to think that if an episode was shown on the tv that the actors were actually acting it out again. Then I saw this episode of Father Ted and I knew the actor who plays Father Ted (his name escapes me) was dead. I asked my sister how they could get another actor that looked, and sounded, exactly like the previous one.
I thought Chuck Norris looked almost exactly like Mr. T until I saw Walker, Texas Ranger, wich i heard he was in. Then I asked my dad why he wasn't in any of the episodes and he said THAT is him.
When I was watching a film on the TV I supported "good guys", of course. When good and bad started fighting I strained all my muscles, clenched my fists believing that it would help "good guys" to win.
on the the show Mister Rogers Neighborhood Mister Rogers was not only talking to me he could also hear me talking back to him and since my best friend was watching the show at her house if i yelled loud enough she would be able to hear me through her tv
I used to think "To Be Announced" was a news program.
The TV announcer said "and the killer is still at large." My son, about 4 or 5 at the time, looked at me and asked, "Dad, where is Large." He was worried that the city of Large was close to our city and the killer might come and get us!
This is one that my daughter (who is 8) believes...that you can fastward DVR by rewinding it. She does'nt understand that real time is still moving and that when she rewinds and forwards it back that she can only go to live tv. It drives me insane, I tell ya!
up untill a few weeks ago i thought that the way that they got tv ratings was that there were little machines inside every single tv in the country and they would record every single thing you watched and knew exactly when you changed the channel so i used to try annoy the rtings people by flicking through the channels for ages and thinking "rate that suckers!"
I used to believe that cartoons were real but they lived in a another world and did not know we were watching them and they watched us as TV shows and shows with real people were shows that got mixed up and came to are world
I used to believe that if I turned the TV off, it would pause whatever show was on until I turned it back on.
i believed that the people were just playing the show for me and that no noe else saw the same show. So, boy was i surprised when the show i saw yesterday was on my friends tv.
My parents used to love "Lonesome Dove," so naturally I always watched it too. At one point there is a prostitute playing the piano, and Robert Duvall yells from upstairs "Tell that whore to stop playing and get up here" or something along those lines. So naturally my siblings and I asked what a whore was. My parents decided between them that a prostitute was a woman who played the piano.
The very next Sunday my mom told the pianist at our church the story, just in case we were to tell her what a good whore she was.
When was about 5-7 I thought when we turned off the TV, the people stayed there, ya know like frozen there, until we turned the TV back on.
When I was young, a very long time ago, I used to think that television companies employed very small actors. These people entered the TV through the cable at the back. I also believed that actors who were shot actually died,
i used to think that when you turned on the tv there was a stage somewhere just for your tv and when you turned the tv on people got on stage and you were watching it live and when you changed the chanel that new people would run on the stage, and thats why it took a while for the chanel to change
I used to believe that the TV shows which you could hear the studio audience laughing were the people at home laughing. So, I would get right to the speaker of the TV and scream really loud thinking everyone watching could hear me.