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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!
I used to believe that television was a portal to another location/world. I believed that if I broke the glass on the TV, I could actually jump into whatever was on television and that's where I'd be. I think it came from watching the Alice in Wonderland TV Special from the 80's. She could look through the mirror and there would be that whole other world. Good thing I never found a world good enough that justified breaking the TV!
When I was really little (3 or 4) I was a big fan of YTV, where sometimes they would take in kids pictures and show them to everyone. I really wanted to draw a picture for them, so every day I colored my heart out, and every day I put the pictures in the gap between the TV and the counter. I thought that this was their post office box (as surely they couldn't go to our post office, being inside the tv and all). One day I found a stack of my pictures in my grampapa's cupboard. I was heartbroken. I thought YTV didn't like my pictures. My grampapa explained that YTV thought they were too good to stay in TV land, so they were sent back for real people to see. I believed him until I was 8.
~YTV is a childrens TV station based in Toronto.
When I was five years old and younger, I thought that the people on TV were related to me. I had a difficult time at that age telling dreams and TV from reality. I thought Ricky Ricardo, Danny Thomas, Andy Griffith, and Tennesee Ernie Ford were my uncles. I still have clear memories of them visiting at my house, although that never happened. I wondered why Fred Flintstone never came around. I wondered why Jack Parr always made me sleepy. I thought he was magic or something, but now I realize he was on late at night when I was sleepy.
I thought my mom was very special when she could predict commercial breaks on TV, only later did I realise that she would spot the tiny white square would appear in the top right corner of the screen when a break was due
I used to believe that everytime i put my grease video in the VCR, it sent a message to someone who had to round up the whole cast and they performed the film live! I always wondered how on earth they never got their lines wrong!!
when i was younger i used to think that if i shouted into the speakers the people on screen could hear me, i used to shout at them to do stuff, they never did any of it though!
For the longest time, I always thought that Catwoman was Batman's girlfriend, as they both wore black and a matching mask with black pointed ears.
there's a newscaster called paula zahn...when i was little, i thought she was actually a man named paul azahn. i was quite confused when i finally matched the name to the face and found myself looking at a woman.
Like all other youngsters I loved to sit in front of the tv all day. My sister always said if I watch too much my brain would turn green
Okay, you need to follow this one kinda close: When my sister was about 22, she and three other girls decided to move in together into an apartment. Well, one girl said she had a couch they could use. Another said she had a breakfast table. The other girl said they could use her microwave. My sister chimed in, "I'll bring my TV, it has cable."
I used to think that when the TV was fuzzy and black and white that lots of little ants were having a snowball fight
Me and my sister use to believe if we walked in front of a clicker when it was being used to change the channel we would be sucked into whatever program was on at that time. We ducked under the clicker everytime we walked past the tv until we were about 12.
I use to believe that some shows on tv the characters where actually puppets and people were behind my tv acting out the scences with their puppets.
Needless to say I wasn't the brightest child.
family story: when i was a baby my dad had a little show on telly. we were watchin the first ep together, and i was sitting on the floor next to my dad. when he appeared on the screen, i was amazed at his being in two places at once, but soon abandoned the real one for TV dad because on screen his face was bigger !
I used to be scared of Dan Rather on the CBS Evening News.
I used to believe that we couldn't watch television after 9 pm because all of the actors and actresses were naked, it was only when I saw channel 4 that I found out that this was the case.
When I was little, I used to believe that if I left the T.V. off, then a dinosaur would come and get me. I guess that's the reason I'm such a couch potato.
When I was little I used to believe that our region had won some kind of lottery and the local news was broadcast nationally; and everyone else across the country had to patiently watch our news, hoping that their region would be selected next. It never occured to me that you could split the signal into different regions. My brother only pointed this out when I was explaining it to a Swedish visitor who was staying at our house, aged about 7. Quite worringly, I now work for the same broadcaster in the department responsible for regional broadcasting!
When I was around four years old, I thought that the television worked on the same principle as the cassette tape player. If you wanted to see a certain show (ex: Speed Racer), you had to leave the television on until it got to that show. Then you could either watch the show, or turn the televison off to "save" the show to watch later. It didn't take me long to figure out that this wasn't how it worked.