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When i was about 15 my dad told me that it was so cold where he lived it was so cold that they had gas televisions because the electricity froze.
I used to beleive that the newscasters
on tv knew when it would rain because they could talk to god and god would tell them.Beleive it or not, I was 7 or 8 @ the time. I wanted to be a newscaster 4 a long time until I found out the truth! I'm 11 now and laughing about it
When I was a kid, I believed that every show had its own channel, so I'd say something like "Turn it to Sesame Street!!!" whenever I felt like watching that show, and it REALLY confused me that sometimes, it wasn't on any of the channels, so I was afraid it had disappeared forever. Then I figured out that TV shows are scheduled to be on at certain times, lol.
when i was a kid, i believed that there were little actors in video tapes. and when ever you stopped or paused the tape they would stop where they were and jus sit there, waiting for you to press the play button.
I remember once when I was a kid, there was some kind of technical problem at a TV station and the station would play. They had some picture of a sun wearing sunglasses and a TV antenna with a message stating there was solar disturbances and programming would resume shortly. In the background they were playing music and it was the song "Baby Elephant Walking." For some reason or another; this whole thing scared the hell out of me. I guess I thought that meant the world was ending and TV was the first thing to go. To this day when I hear that song I get a little nervous.
I used to believe that "S.C. Johnson Wax" was actually "Messy Johnson Wax"... I figured that was why he made cleaning products, to clean up his house after being so messy. But I did think that Johnson Wax was a very strange name indeed...
When I was a kid (I'm not sure how old) I used to go on family holidays to Cornwall (UK) and stay in a cottage. One time I was watching Formula 1 on TV, and my parents wanted us to go out, so when I complained (I wanted to watch the rest of the race) they said it will still be there when we came back. For ages I thought that the TV was like a video and I could watch the end of the race when I got back.
up until i watched "i love the 80's", i thought when people made short jokes on t.v and reffered to webster (the cute,short,t.v. charachter played by emmanuel lewis), i thought they were talking about miriam webster, the writer of all those dictionarys.
therefore i assumed miraim webster was an extremely short person..
when I was 4 or five I used to believe that canned laughter on sitcoms was your own laughter recorded from a little micro phone in the television. I didn't understand half the jokes on the shows but when that canned laughter hit I laughed along as loud as I could to make sure it made it on the program.
My dad once told me when i was about 7 or 8 that if i watched too much t.v., i would be sucked into the tv.
When I was very young (under 5), I thought the maps on the news weather reports were supposed to look like different animals. Always perturbed me when I couldn't figure out which animal.
I used to believe that the people shown on TV had walked through the cable that is attachted to the TV
I used to believe that if my favourite television programme was on and i wanted to watch it later and switched off the TV then the programma would still be on later. Its funny to think that i used to think i could control the TV!
Before the introduction of colour TV in the UK, the invention was previewed on a topical BBC science show, Tomorrows World. At the end of the show to give the impression of what colour TV might look like (remember Im viewing on a black & white TV set) they displayed the closing titles using a noise pattern to give the optical illusion of colour. For years until my parents got a real colour TV I expected to be able to see full colour TV pictures on the old black & white TV.
When I was little I used to think that the programmes I watched on telly were just seen by me and my family. I was realy surprised when I heard someone at school ask if anyone had seen the same thing I'd watched the night before
when i was 8ish i thot that the people on tv were real people and i was reeeealllly confused when the cast list came up, because i couldnt work out why they had two names....?
When i was a child i would often watch television and believed if i were to break the screen i would be able o join in my favourite tv show! (which was casualty at the time)!!
I used to believe that if you were watching a cartoon on TV, that it was okay to turn it off if you had to go out with your mum or something, because when you got home later, you could just turn the TV on and the cartoon would continue from where you left it before! (This was long before video recorders were invented!)
One time I told my cousin that people could come out of tv's, and the only way to send them back was if I used my wand on them (it was a stick). So for years, she was scared of watching tv unless I was there.
When I was little I came home from primary school (I'm in Scotland by the way) and I asked saw my dad watching a programme that had been on the night before. Not realising that this had been recorded on a video I asked some time later if he could rewind the TV for me too, so I could watch my favourite childrens show! When my dad told me that you couldn't rewind telly I couldn't understand how people could live without this highly important feature I believed televisions had!