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When a TV station was having difficulty broadcasting and a voice came on and said to "Please stand by," I thought it was my fault the TV wasn't working and got up and stood by the TV until the TV was working again.
When I was about 3 or so, I couldn't understand that TV shows and the news and stuff are still on even if you're not there to watch them. I thought that if I turned off thee TV and went to play outside, whatever I was watching would just start again when I came back.
When I was in kindergarden I saw a commerical advertising a karate class and when I wasked how they got the footage my mom said there was a hidden camera in a karate class. The next day at school I told a boy there was probably a hidden camera in here watching us so we should dance. We did a little jig and talked to the ceiling for a while hoping to be on TV.
One time I was watching TV and I got mad at something, so I threw a hair clip at the TV. I heard it land but couldn't find it, so I was convinced that it had fallen into the TV, where it would ignite and set the house on fire. I was sure that my mom and I would come home from our bike ride that day to find our house in ruins.
Later it was unearthed behind the entertainment center- who knew?
I used to believe that when I turned off the tv (for dinner, to go to bed, etc), the program would pause and would be available when I turned it back on.
I believed that when the "Test of the Emenrgency Broadcast System" (complete with high pitcehd soud) came on the TV during cartoons, that they were scanning for emergencies like Russian attacks, tornados and other natural disasters.
I waited anxiously until they announced that this had only been a test to be assured that no disaster was eminent.
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.