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i used to think that the remote control was magic and only my dad could control it
I had already been taught that Stevie Wonder was blind by the first time that I saw him on television. I wanted to see what a blind man's eyes looked like, and honestly believed that if I got close enough to the television, that I could look behind his glasses. I was pressed up against the screen trying to see behind them for ages before I finally gave up.
I sincerely believed that a TV program would stop at the exact moment that you turned the TV off. I would turn the TV back on, and be totally confused as to why the storyline, or even worse, the entire program, had changed.
I sed to believe that out of work pirates lived in the TV remote and it works by them firing microscopic bullets at the buttons on the TV. This was obviously how the remote worked.
When I was about 6, whenever I saw a woman in TV that seemed not to have too much clothes on, I always run close to the TV screen and tried to peep down to see if I could get the whole picture, as women always appeared from shoulder up... The only thing I managed was to cover the screen with fingerprints and "face-prints" and a huge frustration. Thought the TV was a kind of window or something.. So dumb!!
I used to believe that if I broke the T.V. during a show, I could get into the show
i used to think that when two people kissed in movies and on tv that it was some kind of special effect and it wasn't real. i thought it impossible that they actually made two people kiss
I used to believe that the TV show i was watching stopped in the exact place when I turned the tube off. Later did I learn that the program came on at 7:30am and 3:30pm, right before i went to school and right when i got home from school. idiot,
I used to belive that the people on the news were sitting in the TV and that if I unscrewed the back, I would be able to be seen on TV.
i used to think that if you watched a movie or a show on tv and then you went and watched it on a bigger tv you would see the backstage crew and the cameras and stuff in the extra space that wasnt there before..whoops!
I knew that people on television or in the movies weren't real, but it seemed entirely reasonable to me that they could interact with each other. When the man who played Mr. Hooper on Sesame Street died back in the early '80s, I was convinced that Darth Vader had killed him. I knew this to be true because his breathing sounded like "Hoooo-per... Hoooo-per..."
I used to believe that black backgrounds on talk shows were endless voids and I used to wonder how peopel weren't scared by them and how they didn't fall into them.
I used to believe that when the television was turned off, the program would stop, and resume at the exact point where it left off when the set was turned back on.
I used to be afraid of party political broadcasts on the tv, because they always started with the Party's name on a black background and silence, so I thought the prime minister lived in a horrible dark world and if I watched I might get sucked in or something, so I hid when they started and never saw what they were really about... i was a disturbed child!
Up until I was about 6 years old, I used to believe that each person had different t.v programmes on their television.
One day my mum past the phone on to me so I could speak to my friend, as she was talking to my friends mother. We (my friend and I) spoke while we were both watching T.V. During our conversation, We started talking about what we where watching. I then told her to press 4 on her remote control and describe what she saw on the screen. I was then amazed at what she desribed, as they were the same images that I could see on T.V!
I believed as a kid that the TV stations showed a TV program on a projector screen and aimed the camera at it to air to the town.
I used to believe that whenever you watched TV, the actors would come into your screen, and act it out for you. I somehow pictured millions of clones of the same actor going to different people's TV screens. I also believed that when they died in the show, they died in real life, and gave their money they earned to friends and family.
In the days before cable, when the TV signal would fail, local stations used to put up a placard that read, "Please Stand By, Technical Difficulties." I used to think I had to get up from the couch and go stand by the TV to help the signal come back. I did it for months until I surprised my family with my trick. I was a little insulted they didn't want to help.
When I was about 3 or 4, I thought that when they said they had to be 'shot' (i.e. filmed), they had to shot with a little dart that let them be filmed somehow.
my older sister could NEVER make me take a nap in the afternoon since i was glued to the tv. one day, she was absolutely fed up with me, so she told me that little girls and boys who watched too much tv would get sucked into the t.v.