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TV sets still had "tubes" when I was a kid, so when I saw these lit up inside the back of the set I thought there were entire cities in there where all the people I saw on TV lived and worked. After all they were only as big as the TV screen, weren't they?

cg
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I used to believe that when a t.v show stopped, and the credits were rolling with the last shot as a backgroud, the people in it had to freeze until the credits finished and i used to feel sorry for those people becuase they couldn't move or breath for such a long time!

Star
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I used to think that if I was watching The Brady Bunch and Mom called for dinner that I could turn off the TV and come back to see the rest of the show when we were done. Although it never worked out that way I continued that thought process for a couple of years. I imagine I also used to bump into walls when I was learning to walk, back up and bump into them again. That's my only explanation.

Tom McDonald
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When I was around 8 or 9, I saw Rolf Harris (UK TV personality) do a skit dressed up as Jake the Peg, who had an extra leg. The leg of course was fake, but to me it looked real. From then on I believed that Rolf actually did have three legs, and when he presented other shows like 'Animal Hospital' he just tucked his extra leg down his trousers or something.

Mel
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I used to believe that people on TV used to somehow get shrunk then queue up inside the cable to await their turn. I always wondered how they got inside the plug.

Anon
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I used to believe that you could climb into the television and you'd end up where ever it was that was on the screen.

Michelle C from Michigan
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When I was little I used to think that everything you saw on TV was actually inside the TV. Like little people and all those yummy chocolate bars from the Moro adds, and I thought you had one opportunity to smash the TV glass and then you could have whatever was on TV at the time. So I watched the TV for years waiting for the best thing to come on so I could smash the TV but I knew it had to be really really special, so I kept waiting for the most perfect thing... Luckily I never ended up smashing the TV.

Toni
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When I was about 3-4 years old, I used to believe that if I could break through the TV screen somehow, I could make it to Sesame Street. I guess I thought the TV was some kind of portal to another place.

Susie
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I use to believe that when I turned off the tv programming would be halted. I thought that changing channels on the tv would make the vcr record different programs and also believed that the 'reflection' on the tv was a magical tape that recorded what I do before I did it instead of a camera.

m0u5y
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I used to believe that there were little people in the T.V. My mum was watching a horror movie when I walked in. There was a person with a gun aimed at the screen, yelling something. I got so freaked out, I thought she was about to be shot! I called the police, and when they came, they thought it was so funny! Now, I know better. :)

Jess
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Until I was about 6 years old I believed that the laughter and applause heard during sitcoms was coming from other people watching the show at home. I would shout into the TV speaker to see if anyone would answer me. Sadly, no one ever did. ;o)

Carrie Jo
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I used to believe that whatever television show I decided to watch the rest of the world had to watch on their televisions also. If I changed the channel, the channel also changed on all of the other televisions in the world.

Jenny
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When i was about 4 or 5..i tried to look under dresses in the television screen

Alexito
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My Mom always showed me the old Black and White shows an said "That's all they had when I was young" One day I asked her "when did the world find color?"

GP
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i used to be terrified of the show goosebumps. ( a show that acted out horror stories) so i thought that the freaky characters lived in the t.v and one time i wanted to smash the t.v open so the charcters would come out and i could get my dad to beat them up.

Freaked out!
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I believed that the way t.v shows were made was that every household was being filmed all the time. So I thought that maybe my family was on t.v. somewhere.

Crystal
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I had a very vivid and strong imagination as a kid. In my kitchen there used to be a big table with a very long table cloth over it. So me and my brother used to go under it and lean against the wall and watch tv from the tablecloth. I have no idea how I somehow created tv from the tablecloth but we would talk about we were watching too... wierd hell yeh

elle
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I am 45. When I was a child I used to believe that a TV show did not start until the TV was turned on, rather than at an exact time. I would get so upset on Saturday nights if I came in and my sister had already turned on "Red Skeleton." I would cry because I thought that she had "let it out" before I got there!

Martha
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A long time ago, newsreaders would be looking at the teleprompter, but every so often, they'd pretend to glance down
and read from a piece of paper. When they did that, it would look to me as if they had closed their eyes. I used to wonder why they were talking little naps during the news!

myself
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when i was a kid the show "little house on the prarie" was my biggest sorce of confusion, i just didnt understand how they could make a tv show with no electricity....

natasha rene'e
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