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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..
I used to believe that people in the TV were performing live all the time and I used to wonder how they got inside the TV and how they knew when I wanted to watch them.
When I was little, I would hear TV shows talking about how it was filmed before a live audience. So, I concluded that a studio audience was made of dead people.
When I was little, I didn't understand the concept that actors were just acting. I thought that it was their real lives being shown on tv. After a few years, I found out that it wasn't their real lives, but I still believed that when their tv character dies, the actor dies too. I thought that it was dumb of them to want to play a part when they knew they were going to die.
when i was little and we would go to parades and the local newscasters would be riding on floats, i would ask my mom how they got out of the Television
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.