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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.
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.
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.
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.
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. :)
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)
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.
When i was about 4 or 5..i tried to look under dresses in the television screen
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?"
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.
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.
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
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!
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!
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....
I thought that little people crawled through the wires in the back of the TV...so that's how we could see them on TV.
I used to believe you could go into the back of the TV & pull the people out
My parents did a very good job of teaching my baby sister that the things you see on television aren't real. When she was 2 and I was 12, I went on the program "AM Chicago" to talk about a child safety program I was a counselor in. When my mother and sister turned on the TV at home to watch, my sister freaked out -- she thought that because she saw her brother on TV, it meant that he wasn't real anymore.
I used to believe that when you could here people laughing during a sitcom ( a live TV audience0 that the laughs were coming from little people inside the television.
When I was a child, I used to believe that if you turned off you r tv during a show, that the show would "halt" where it was, and as long as no one turned on the tv before you got back to it, you could continue watching your show from where you left off. I used to think that someone turned the tv on when I was away, making me miss the rest of my show... This was before video recorders were availabe to the general public...