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When I was a small girl the old "batman" series was on TV.there was one episode in which one of the villans abducted Batman ib order to remove his "cowl" (the part of his costume that covered his face) and I thought they said his "cow" and I thought that was another word for face.The next day my dad scratched his cheek so I asked him if he had hurt his cow, thinking how sophisticated I sounded.He gave me a blank look and after many questions he figured out what was going on and "cow" for face becane a running joke in my family all thanks to me.
My mom took a Balkan folkdancing class when I was around 6.we watched Star Trek a lot so I got mixed up and thought she had said Vulcan folkdancing. Mom said the dancing was very energetic so I always imagined those stoic Vulcans really chtting loose for once Mr Spock leaping high in the air and clicking his heels!
I picked up the words from a science show on TV, something like, "atoms are alive and everything is made up of atoms". From there my mind (age 5) decided all things, from rocks to trees, to my stuffed animals and Raggedy Ann, are alive (have spirits and feelings). And honestly, in a way, I really never lost that belief!
I used to think that the best newsman would become president. Why else would adults watch the news so carefully?
On TV game sows when they said the winners were chosen "at random" I thought random was a town.
When I was around 4, I used to believe that when the TV was off, it was the people in it that were watching us in the house. So when I was walking in front of the switched off TV set, I always had my best behavior, going as far as doing some little chores, like straightening out the edges of the rug in the living room.
I used to believe that a VCR tape would be destroyed if it was left to run its full length. Every time the credits begin to roll I freaked out because I didn't want my favorite tapes to be ruined.
I used to believe the laugh track on sitcoms were other people watching the shows in their houses and laughing at the jokes. I would laugh really loudly so they could hear me too.
I use to believe when you would watch a comedy t.v. sitcom and heard the people laughing through the t.v. They could hear me back if i went to the tv and laughed into it.
I use to believe that the local news on the weekends were reruns of the news played during the week. Not sure why...
I used to believe that there were little people inside the TV and everybody was all squished in there and whenever a new show came on or the channel was changed, they quickly went up to the front of the TV.
I used to think that when you turned on the TV you were able to pick a family you wanted to watch. I thought that someone somewhere could be watching me through their TV. I was amazed that the TV in other peoples homes showed the same thing our TV did.
Whan I was child, i used to believe that cartoons were actually inside the TV. and I remember that once, a cousin hit the TV with a hammer to take the cartoons out.
I used to believe tiny people lived in the television and could not understand how they could move so quickly when I changed the channel.
I thought actor's had to redo everything every time and episode would come on again, and just on cable but on VHS too.
I used to think that all tv shows and movies were live. I thought there were secret video cameras set up and i thought the actors and actresses were normal people who didn't know they were being taped. It never occurred to me they were actors being filmed and edited and then put on tv. one time I saw a rerun of some show and asked my sister why the people were doing the same exact thing they've done before. she was so confused.
i used to think that when a tv show/ movie showed the younger/older version of a character, it was actually that person when they were older/younger and I wondered how they went back in time to film that part of the show
When I was a child I thought all tv commercials were played live, in a studio, with an audience.
When I was little I wanted to be an actress, then I found out that when actors don't want to be on tv shows anymore they will often kill the character off, I thought this meant that they killed the actor for quitting. I then decided that I would just never quit a tv show.
I used to believe that if I turned off the TV it would pause the show I was watching so I could watch it later. I always got mad when I came back to find someone else had turned it on and made me miss the end of my show.