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When i was just a boy, i used to believe that the tv hosts were presenting the show just for me:)))
so, i was changing the channel so that i could get then when they wouldn't speak. I also used to believe that if i'dd make funny faces in front of the tv, they'll begun to laught.:))
When i was younger i was always fasinated by TV. My father asked me if i wanted to be on TV and i was thrilled! I ran off to my room and got dressed in my smartest clothes ran back to him and told him i was ready, he climbed off the sofa lifted me up and placed me on top of the TV! I asked him what he was doing and he said... "You're on TV"
I used to believe that the news reader on TV in the 80s (Lenon Parkin I think her name was) was called Lemon Parker! She came on the TV and mum asked me in front of others "who's she" and everyone laughed and I didn't know what was so funny!
I used to think that is you paused the vidios and went out of the room, they complained about being blured! One time i came back in my room and i SWEAR one of the charactors was in a different position!
i used to turn the tv off before i went to school in the morning and belive that it would stop the program i was watching and then start it again when i got home and turned the tv back on.
when i was young i thought there was a long long tube at the back of the tv, through which 'tv families' and all the folks on tv would walk each morning to get to work and when they were through it - they'd fit in the box... like shrinking as they walked...
I babysat a child who told me the tv watched him and would tell on him when he did something bad. Perhaps his parents told him that, or he got that from a kid's show where the host said "hello" or "happy birthday" to a child with the same name. It made him a very well behaved child.
When I was about 4 I believed that when you watched a show or movie that had a laugh track. It was people at home laughing and was being broadcast all over the world. So I started talking very loudly into my VCR saying hi to my friends. Sadly when I played the tape over again wondering why my friends didnt say anything, I noticed that it was the exact same people laughing.
Once when i was little, i'm only 16 now, my dad used to watch the football a lot, but becAUSE of the size of our TV screen we couldn't see the little score box in the corner. When my dad complained about this i lied on the floor and tried to see around the edges of the screen thinking u could see more under there.
i used to beleive that the people in those commercials were actually in the tv. one time my brother was in one of the commercials and i FREAKED OUT.
The first time I saw a news broadcast on TV, I thought they could see and hear you through the screen. I waved 'hi' to the reporter and then I tried to talk to him and ask him questions.
There was another such incident while I was watching an old Disney cartoon. I belive it was a Western. I thought that I could help Mickey beat up Pistol Pete by hitting his image on the TV screen. I waited for next scene that would show Pete, and when I saw him again, I bopped him with a Tinkertoy piece.
My brother always used to believe TV was live. One time he was watching a show with some actor. He decided he was bored of it so he changed to a different channel, and saw the same actor.
He got really freaked. As I passed his room in the next few days, I heard him murmuring things about running really quickly and changing clothes at the speed of light.
I used to think when people died or got shot on t.v., that they really got hurt or died in real life. I used to think, "i wonder how he felt about having to get shot. Did he really want to die?"
as a child, i assumed that everyone was on tv at all times and changing the channel just allowed you access to different families. well, one night i was watching a lifetime movie with my mom and in the end the main character died. but after the movie was over, the actress came on to do a little public service announcement about battered wives and i started screaming and crying terrified of the "ghost" on the screen!!
i used to believe that if you smashed the tv you would be able to reach into whoever was on the screen
Back in the day of only 3 channels and black & white TVs, I would watch Gomer Pyle. Everyday the announcer would come on and say, “Gomer Pyle in living color is next on most of these CBS stations.” They lied to me, my B&W TV never showed Gomer in living color”
Until I was about 5 years old I couldn't figure out how it could be nighttime on TV when it was actually daytime outside, and the other way around.
When there was a problem with a TV station, the announcer would as everyone to please stand by... my brother and I would promptly get up and stand by the television set.
I used to believe that the shopping network couldn't possibly be the same thing 24/7. So I would stay up till "late" at night to see if it would ever change into something else.
When I was little, my older brother had the wise idea of scaring me by threatening to turn me off with the remote control and I was so dumb to believe him. So everytime he wanted to have some fun, he'd just point the remote at me and say "I'm going to turn you off", and I'll go off running and creaming because I didn't wanted him to turn me off.