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I could never figure out how people appeared on TV. Me and my sister used to always hide behind the TV trying to see if we could be seen on the TV. I believed that for so many years that when I saw an operation on TV, I was afraid they were actually doing it in our living room!
My sister is three years younger than me, and when we were younger I used to torment her by pointing the TV remote towards her and rapidly pressing the on/off button, screaming "Radiation! Radiation!" She would scream and hide under blankets! She really believed that by getting the 'microwave signal' from the remote sent to her instead of the TV, she was getting lethal doses of radiation, and would get cancer and die. I was a horrible child.
When I was little I used to have a huge crush on Tom Brokaw. When he came on tv I would talk to him like he could hear me. One day he was quiet for a second, and I said "hello" and I kid you not, he said "hello" as well. I knew he had heard me, and it wasn't even the hello at the beginning of the brodcast. how cool is that?
When I was little, my friend and I couldn't imagine what was on TV after midnight. We tried to figure out what the programs would be like, or if there was only static. We had countless sleepovers to try and figure this out, but we would always fall asleep too early and wake up disappointed. I am not sure when we finally figured out that it was just regular programming...
When I was little, I thought that if you stood behind the TV, you could see your insides on the screen.
When I was young, I believed that everything you saw on TV happened live. I thought that whenever you watched a re-run of a TV show, it meant that the actors actually had to get back together on the same set and act out the show all over again. I asked my mother about this, but she wasn't paying attention and mumbled "Uh-huh." So I continued believing it for years, until I understood the concept of "taping". Funny, I never stopped to wonder how people who had been dead for years could be on live TV...
my sister used to think that 'bill payer' was a real person and used to wonder why we had to ask this guy Bill Payer if we wanted to call one of those competition numbers off the tv!
I used to believe that if you were watching TV and jumped into the screen you would land inside the TV and be part of what was going on in there!
when i was little i thought that the tv brodcasters would come to your house and ask you what show you were watching
I used to belevie that the people in the television could hear you, cause my grandpa would always shout at the tv when the Yankees lost a game.
I would always shout at the tv, but noone ever talked bsck.
i guess that had a negative influence on me...........
i thought there was a door in the back of the tv and if you wanted to be on tv you just walk in
My boyfriend used to believe that the canned laughter on sitcoms was actually the laughter of people who were watching the program in there own homes. consequently, he'd try and make the most obnoxious noises possible, in hopes that's he'd be audible in other households !
When I was younger I thought that after I went to sleep the TV wouldn't be on anymore like there just wouldn't be any shows on just static.
I was absolutely convinced that anything I saw on the television was all live and happening at that second and were all performing for me at that moment. Repeats didn't come into the equation...
When I was little,I used to think the TV stopped when I went to bed. I figured it all faded to white.
I was SO proud of myself when I was actually able to use the TV remote! All I did for hours at a time was change the channels (it was actually really fun then) and watch the commercials.
One day, I saw the end of the Rescue Heroes comercial. I thought that instead of,
'Rescue Heroes! They always save the day!' that it said,.
'Superman can always save the day!'
My first thoughts were Well DUH! but then I actually started believing in Superman. I would jump of the three foot ledge at the edge of our property repetitively, thinking that Superman would save me.
He always did, of course. I just couldn't see him.
When I younger whenever people on tv would talk in a foreign language on the news or something, I didnt realize that the person talking in english was actually translating what the other person was saying. I'd always get so upset with the tv thinking that someone was trying to interupt whoever was talking.
i used to believe that if i was watching a cartoon on telly and went off for my dinner that when i came back and turned the telly back on the cartoon would carry on from where i had left it. the same applied for anything on telly.
I used to believe 'To Be Announced' was a real TV show. I'd read it in the TV guide, flip to the channel and wonder why they never did show it. I believed it until I was 17 or 18, when I asked my mom about it.
When i was little when there was a t.v. contest thing it always said, thousands will enter, few will win." Well I always thought it said, " Thousands will enter, you will win." So I always thought I was so smart cam up with a remark like, "Well what if I don't enter? Then I can't win"