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i used to believe that I'm watching the movie while it's filmed and that during comercial break actors repeat their lines

Mary
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I used to believe the when you heard people clapping on television shows that they were other people at home watching tv just like me. So I used to laugh outloud in hopes that others were hearing me.

Nicole
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I was once very puzzled as to why TV weather reports would sometimes repeatedly say that the weather was "overcast". I thought they could reduce the problem by NOT repeating the reports so much. (I thought that "overcast" meant forecasted too much.)

Nicole
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When I was 4, I thought the person who was in the TV was going to go out. LOL

Alexandra
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When I was little, I thought that the "viewer discretion is advised" warnings before television programs meant that you weren't supposed to talk about what you saw.

Rin
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when i was little i thought a T.V was a book you plugged into the wall

RETRO KID
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I very much enjoyed a show called Jonathon Creek (and still do actually) and when it first started I was about nine or so. Well I hadn't missed a single epsiode until that point and so I was baffled when my mum said I couldn't watch it one evening. I demanded to know why and her response was: "The actor who plays Jonathon is sick tonight and can't be in it," and I actuallly *believed* her.

(It later turned out that that epsiode had a fairly tame sex scene in that she hadn't wanted me to see)

Emmylou
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When I was little my mother used to watch Star Trek and as this was before I realised that most TV wasn't live. In one scene a character was wearing an outfit and then seconds later the scene changed to one later that day and there he was in another. I remember asking in bafflement how could actors change their clothes so quickly and my mother answered absently that they probably had a machine for it. For *ages* I believed that all actors had to run of stage and stand still while this little robot dressed them and then run off to act again. I asked my mother about this later and she said that because we'd been watching Star Trek she's thought I meant the characters getting changed rather than the actors.

Emmylou
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When I was little I loved the muppet show. The time that the show came on where I lived was 6:30. Where both hands met at 6:30 on the living room clock was a word that began with the letter "M". Knowing very few letters at the time I thought that the word was "muppet" and that that would be the time that my tv show would always came on.
One day I was really upset when it did not come on when both hands on the clock were pointed on "muppet". Looking back on it know it was probably a weekend when the regular programs during the week are not played.

Nicole
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I watched TV shows that sometimes had "applause" signs. I believed that the signs said "applesauce" and wondered why it would say that.

Alia
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When I watched some TV shows, sometimes there was a big sign that said "applause". For a while, I thoght it said "applesauce".

Alia
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When I was little, my mother told me that in the video where Courtney Cox is dancing with Bruce Springsteen, that it was her, and i believed her for many years, and even told my friends.

Kris
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i used to believe that cousin skeeter - the puppet from that show - was a real person he had just been burnt really badly. haha.

riley
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I used to think that only kids could see Barney. If adults watched the show, they could only see the children talking to each other but never Barney.

Barney
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At one stage, between knowing that the people on tv were actors and truely understanding what acting meant, I believed that actors that got married on screen were really married and had to get a divorce after filming was over. I also believed that when an actor was killed on screen, he was really killed and that his family would get paid lots of money for this. I assumed that the actor would be terminally ill and going to die anyway, so at least his family would benefit.

Al's view of the world
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When i was younger i thought that if i got really close to the t.v and look to one side id be able to see round the corner of what was goin on!if you get me!!

Anon
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I used to believe that in a drama serial shown on TV, the actors and actresses are acting in real time and that having advertisments in between the show give them time for a break before they continue acting in front of us.

Jwen
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I always thought that all T.V. was live. If someone was on two different channels at the same time they would have to run to the studio and get changed in time for me to change the T.V. over. I also believed that you could record a show at any time even days before and after it had been on.

Lee
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I convinced my sister that you could give someone cancer by pointing a TV remote control at them and holding a button down for about a day and a half. This in itself is comical enough, but she took it to the extreme conclusion that it gives you cancer if it's pointing in your general direction for any length of time, whether or not a button is being held down. To this day she still insists on having remote controls point away from her.

Jim, UK
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I used to believe that at the end of a movie the credits would roll up and exit the television through the antennas...they would become really small and invisible and float in the air...

Rossy G.
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