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when we were little, me and my sister thought that if you ran into the tv really fast, you could jump in it. laughing at this, we were at our friends house and shes got a 3 year old niece. we told her that mickey mouse wanted her and to go in. "no! mommy will miss me!" she said. we told her to come right back out and she actually tried...i know, we're mean..
'To Be Announced' in the TV guide was a film that was on all the time!
When I was about 8 years old I used to whatch Blue Peter and the children's TV shows a lot.
It wasn't a very long time ago so all of the presenters used to wear earpieces. I then assumed that all of these ear pieces were hearing aids, leading me to the final conclusion that all TV presenters were deaf.
I always wanted to be one at that age so when I had an operation on my ear about a year later I thought that my dream would come true!...
I used to believe that the CBS "eye" was the giant eye of Walter Cronkite and he was always watching me . Terrorized me for years
i used to belive if you shot the tv with a gun you could go into the tv.
I was about 12 when satellite tv first came on and I thought that all the presenters on satellite tv channels had to be taken up to a tv studio orbiting the earth to broadcast. Actually, even though I know this is not true I still find myself thinking it is!
I used to think that Rolf Harris (the artist) and Colonel Sanders (of KFC) were one and the same person - they do look very similar I think you'll agree!
When I was little, whenever I watched The Little Mermaid I thought that if you broke the glass screen, that water & all the fish would come pouring out, but I never tried it because I didn't want to get in trouble for getting the furniture wet.
my dad told me when i was younger that if i watched tv for two long my eyes would change colour and turn square but i didnt believe him until when i asked my mum what colour my eyes were she said bluey green i was freaked out and didnt watch tv for a week!!!! (long time 4 me!)
When I was little, I used to watch a lot of PBS, and before every program, it would tell you who sponsored it. All the shows seemed to be sponsored by a company called Viewers Like You. I couldn't figure out what they were supposed to do, but I figured they must be very rich if they could pay for so many TV shows! I think I was about 14 when it finally hit me...
When I was about 10, for whatever reason, my mum believed that I thought weather forecasters presented the weather on TV from a spaceship that looked down on earth. So, she told me that the earth behind the weather presenter wasn't actually that big. But, unknown to her, I knew they were in a studio with a computer screen behind them. So from then on I believed that the map behind the weather presenters wasn't actually there - it was a tiny screen that was magnified just for us and the weather presenter couldn't actually see the magnified version. They just had to guess where to point to on the map.
When I was three or four I used to think that TV stations showed Dracula movies all night long, until Captain Kangaroo came on. That's why my parents sometimes caught me watching test patterns in the wee small hours of the morning (it was the early 70s) -- I wanted to see Dracula.
My sisters taught me what to do during an EBS test on TV and radio? (for those outside the U.S. - EBS is Emergency Broadcast System, the way the government alerts people to emergencies like earthquakes, tornadoes, war, etc) They said I was supposed to get under the coffee table in the living room whenever I heard the EBS tone - and I did it for years. Many years later, I ended up being a radio announcer and actually ran those EBS tests. I still laugh to myself whenever I hear one of the tests.
I had just learned how to read, and whenever the family would be watching t.v and the screen would say please stand by I would get up and stand next to the t.v thinking I was helping with the technical difficulties. My parents never told me any different.
We had a really old, small tv when I was a kid. I used to believe that the little black and white world that we watched was really a little black and white world, there for our entertainment, separate from our own. I'd wonder about all that stuff packed into the little tv, in amazement.
My sister was told by my father that if she pressed the off button on the TV when he was watching it, the TV would catch fire!!!
I used to believe that people on TV used to have some surgery done to them so they didn't need to pee. Because you know no one EVER goes to the bathroom.
Then I asked my mother and she said they went during the breaks (during taping.) I assumed that meant during the commericals, so I used to watch the sides of the tv very carefully when the TV show came on just in case someone took a little longer...
Ah, how television destroys your mind.
When my cousins were younger (they are now in their 30s), they believed that their parents removed all the dead cowboys and indians from the back of the television when they went to bed.
I thought that when the lights went out, putting a candle behind the tv would make it work :)
When I was a little kid (around 5 or 6). I was always afraid that it was illegal for me to watch any TV show with a rating above anything my parents said I could watch, at that age, that rating limit happened to be TV-Y7, so if a show started and I saw that the rating wasn't TV-Y, TV-G, or TV-Y7, I would panic, grab the remote and instantly change to something that was, because I thought the police knew that I wasn't supposed to be watching what I was, and they'd come to my house and arrest me...
I'm now 13 years old, and my parents let me watch anything up to TV-14, and I always watch things rated TV-MA anyway...but I'm still afraid someone will see me watching it and I'll get in trouble (though I know I won't get arrested...) so I always close my bedroom door, close the blinds, and turn down my TV's volume....just to be safe!