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Around the age of 6 I was convinced that the world inside the TV was real, and the only barrier between that world and myself was the glass screen. I REALLY wanted to go inside that world to explore and play, and spent a long time trying to decide whether or not I should break the glass so I could jump inside. I remember sitting and weighing my decision. "If I break the tv screen, my grandmother will be extremely mad, but she won't be able to catch me, because I will jump inside TV land..... of course, she could follow me and find me..." In the end, I decided it wasn't worth the risk, thank God!
Like most kids, I learned a lot of what I knew from TV, which includes a substantial amount of disinformation. One really scary episode of Family Matters led me to beleive that beepers (and pagers, since I didnt know the difference) were a dangerous commody linked to drug and gang activity. when my (already kinda scary) uncle's beeper went off at a family party, I freaked out and asked my dad if Uncle Joe was in a gang. My dad told me that he was and I thought he was some kind of Irish mobster for a long time.
When I was about 6, my friend told me that if you ran fast enough you could go through the tv and end up in that show. Well I worked up enough enery to run really fast. I ran, I jumped, I crashed, I cryed. Owwww <(o.O)>
I used to believe that you could not press buttons like "menu" or "enter" on the TV, or else it would make the TV explode or something bad. Then my sister told me she found out what the buttons did - made a little box come up. Boy was I relieved. :)
I used to turn off the TV to go take my nap, and I'd think that afterwards I could come back to watch the rest of my program where it had left off.
I used to believe that when you turned up the volume on the T.V the people had to shout louder.
When I was little my mum led me to believe that there were only 2 TV stations, BBC1 & 2 as she didn't want me see the adverts and get the "I wants". It was only a matter of time before I discovered the other 2, from friends in the playground talking about cartoons and stuff that I'd never heard of - the shame!
I used to think that "To Be Announced" was a TV show. It's all over the TV listings. It had a religious sound to it and religious programming was often repeated at night (often when "To Be Announced" was on).
When I was in primary school a blind man came in to give talk to us and I somehow got the idea that he'd gone blind through falling asleep in front of the TV. For years afterwards I was terrified of even closing my eyes in front the television for fear of going blind!
I think Basil Brush once said that he lived in the white dot you get when you turn the TV off. well, I had no reason to doubt him so whenever anyone wanted to turn the TV off they had to wait for me to stand by the TV to get a glimpse of him: of course I would insist I did
I used to believe the people of television were talking to me alone !
i used to think that there was a place and they had a huge t.v and they had all the videos in the universe and they could just put one in and that was what would be on t.v
but i mostly remember thinking that it was green and it was in the sky
When I was younger I thought MTV was an x-rated station because I thought M stood for Mature.
As ludicrous as this may sound this is, I swear, the truth! My gran used to put a cover over the TV at night, when I asked her why she replied “because I don't want them (the people in the TV) watching in at night”! I nearly believed it as well, old people aren't they great she’s as mad as a fish and as thick as a bat.
When I was about 3, I was hooked on Barney. Whenever the kids would sing a song, music would play in the backround. I thought that the music was actually coming out of them, and only special people could make music play from their throats when they sang! I would get really frustrated that I couldn't! I believed his until I was about 5, and started school.
When I was little, I used to think that you could break the glass on the T.V., climb in, and then end up wherever the T.V. was showing. I also thought that when commercials came out for toys, you could break the glass and get them out of the T.V.
For a while (by which I mean about 12 years) I thought that when people said "pay-per-view", they were really saying "paper view".
I just didnt understand why people would pay to watch a piece of paper...
When I was younger my dad told me that when we turned off the television, all the little people inside would come out through the back of the telly, then wait for you to turn it back on again and jump back inside. The amount of I wasted waiting for this to happen!!
I used to believe that when you turned on the TV or put on a video, the little characters actually came into the TV and were performing, and once I asked my mom if the characters would come out and I would get to meet them if I smashed the TV screen.
i used to think that if i stood behind the tv, i could get on television! i still remember standing behind it and asking my brother if he could see me on the screen..