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i am tweleve now but when i was between the ages 4-7, i used to think that when i turned off the T.V. or radio it would be on the same movie or song as i left it.
My dad used to always tell me i sat too close to the T.V. and that i watched it too much. He said that he was only telling me for my own sake so that i don't end up like the other 10% of children whose bodies rotted and turned inside-out from doing so.
i used to believe that people in black and white movies live in a colourless world and there were also miniature human like orchestra in the radio playing the music.
I used to believe that if the T.V. was on and somehow broke the characters of the show would come out and kill you.
I used to think that when a movie was 'based on a true story' it was happening for real then and there
I used to believe that my Dad personally knew everyone on TV. We would always watch Indy racing on Saturday afternoons and I always thought that my Dad and Mario Andretti were close personal friends.
I used to believe that you can see the part that is not captured on the television screen if you tried hard enough to peek at the sides of your television.
I believed that it was a very bad thing to leave the TV on at night after they played the national anthem and the screen became snow. (Yes, this was the days before 24-hour programming). I thought it would break the TV or cause a house fire. I still can't stand it when a TV is playing snow!
I used to believe that Superman (played by George Reeves) was real and that the reason I'd never seen him flying around was because he lived in America (I'm Australian).
When I was little, my mom had a QVC card. Our tv had slits over the speaker that were credit card sized. So, there I'd be, watchin QVC, slidin the card through the speaker slits, expecting my item and bill to arrive in the mail days later... I cried many days.
Foreign movies and sitcoms on TV are always dubbed in Turkish before they are shown on Turkish channels. I thought that all the actors on tv and in the movies could perfectly speak Turkish and all other languages.
When I was little I had a tape recorder that I would listen to at night. When it got to the end of a tape, it jammed up sometimes and made a loud chattering sound. I took this to be teeth chattering, and imagined that a skeleton lived under my bed(I had a waterbed, so I don't know how he got underneath, but he did.) Then I got an idea that made me feel better. I knew that cartoons were a lot of drawings played at high speed, so I figured all TV was made this way. The skeleton started living inside the TV and 'changing the papers' so we could all watch the TV set...
On soap operas, they would show a couple kissing, then cut to commercial, then when they returned to the scene, they were in the bed "after," but I always thought that they just took a nap after kissing.
I used to believe that the "Guest Cast" listings in the T.V. guide that followed each program were the names of the people in the commercials, since they came in between the T.V. listings, just as commercials came in between the T.V. shows.
Whenever there were technical difficulties and the "Please Stand By" message came on the television, I believed that I fixed the TV by standing next to it until the picture came back.
When I was small I used to think that whenever my Dad got up to answer the phone during a episode of Miami Vice that he taped, all the actors stood still. I didn't understand how the VCR worked and that there was a pause button. It took a while before I could comprehend that one. ha ha
When I was a little girl my father was on TV and radio a lot. Most of his broadcasts were live. Whenever I would hear or see him I would understand he would be at work. Which in my opinion was being inside a radio or TV. It started getting really confusing when there were prerecorded broadcasts and he would be sitting next to me...
In 1969 when I was six, my class were taken into the the class next door to watch the first moon walk LIVE on our new school tv. I did understand the concept of "live", as in happening right now, but I live in England, as then, and really believed, with childlike disgust, that our teachers were lying to us about this broadcast being "live" because how can you have live coverage of the moon, (only available at night) when it was a bright sunny day just before lunchtime? For years I believed this was really a recording that I saw, until in 1999 I watched a 30th anniversary programme about it when they gave out the time this happened in the UK. Then it all came flooding back to me and I realised that I had actually witnessed a live event. I felt humbled, you know and then I laughed and laughed. My own children thought I was truly stupid.
When we got our first television, it was during a presidential convention week. Every time it was turned on it was the same program. I thought that it just picked up where it left off when you turned it on.
I used to believe that the map they show on the weather-rapport only showed half the world,and I couldn't wait to grow up and travel around exploring the rest of it! No need to say I was heart-broken when I found out I was stuck on this side of the (boring) world!