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this is weird, but when i was 5, i thougth there was little construction men in the TV and when i turned it off they would go to sleep.
i used to believe that if you fell asleep watching television you would get sucked in and disappear forever well one day my two brothers thought it was funny to make a fake tv and put in my favourite lulliby with a picture of elmo (i loved elmo and still do =) ) in the front to make the screen. well i fell asleep while trying so hard to stay awake. while i was asleep they shove me in the fake tv and since then i only watch tv at certain times!!
When I was a child, I use to believe when watching a food commerical I could reach into the t.v. and grab the food-especially the ducan hines chocolate cake. I quess I was hungry.
This one's really stupid, especially as I wasn't so much a kid as a guy in my late-teens at the time, but when satellite tv first came out, I thought the presenters were actually on board a space station/satellite and were recording the programmes from up there...
When I was young,I used to believe that if you watched colour TV,your eyes would drop out.Thanks Dad!You just didn't want the expense of renting a colour set!
I used to think that the people you see on TV weren't real and existed within the TV. I was really confused when my dad took me to a football game and I saw the players, then even more confused to see them on the telly too later that night when they showed the highlights.
I used to believe as a child that the Jerry's Kids Muscular Dystrophy Association Annual Fund Raiser on television was literally for Jerry's kids. I couldn't figure out why Jerry Lewis kept having children if he knew they'd all be severely handicapped and have a debilitating disease.
I used to believe that the play school people inside my TV would get tired if I pressed the fast foreward button too much.
I was raised in a catholic family and started at a catholic school. I knew I went to a catholic school and other people went to a public school. One day I was watching a TV and the channel was called "NJN - Public TV" I turned it right away thinking that it would teach me things that were incorrect (i thought public and catholic schools taught things differently)!!!
When I was let's say 5 I thought if the television screen broke, then everything you had seen on television like scary movies, cartoons, etc. would come out from the television into your house!
In Czech Rep. there is a cartoon every day at seven. It has the same tune since it has been started X years ago.A voice there says "Good night" in the end. As a little girl I used to believe that the boy who is saying this, had to go to TV-studio, wait till the cartoon is over and then say "Goog Night". "Poor boy" i thought.
When I was about 7 years old, our television set broke. My Mother decided that she would drive over and borrow my Grandmother's set, since said Grandmother was on vacation and obviously wouldn't be using it. I didn't see the point in this, since my Grandma's set was very old and subsequently we could only watch old shows on it, not the new ones I wanted to see.
One time when mom had dinner ready and she said to turn the TV off and come to the table, I remember thinking the TV would pause and I could come back to it later. (Way before Tivo!)
When I was a young'un, I used to belive that when you got on T.V., even local T.V., you were instantly famous.
I thought that the news anchors on tv were actors, even though the news was real. It made sense, since people on tv and in the movies had real names and screen names.
I always thought there was a magic way to step into the television from behind, but could never account for the shrinkage in size I noticed with most of the characters. It puzzled me for so long where that entrance was too, seing as how after looking behind the tv i could see no remote openings.
I used to think that the man and woman that presented Playschool were married to each other.
My mother had my sister and I *convinced* that there were only 7 child actors in Hollywood. No matter how much we protested that they all looked different, she still insisted that they were all the same actors. Let's just say that we were really confused us when we watched the Cosby Show.
To this day, I have no idea why she lied to us like that.
I used to think that the only things they were allowed to show on television on Sundays were golf and the news, because that's what my dad was always watching. I thought it was some religious thing and they weren't allowed to show anything that kids might enjoy watching.
I used to think when you turned the telly off the program just stopped. Therefore you could continue watching it later on by turning it back on!