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I thought that actors and actresses had to have the same name as the character they were playing. I also thought that cartoon characters were real people who looked exactly as they do in the show, so I wondered how they found live people in all the different animation styles!
I used to think the commercials on when i was a kid about alien registration were about real space aliens. I did not figure out they were about declaring your immigration status until i was 12 or 13 !
I used to believe that Andy Griffith did the whistling at the beginning of his show while he and Opie were walking along with the fishing poles.
I used to believe that you could break open the Television and get the toys
When I was six my mom and I were watching a movie where the lead character might die. My mom said, "Don't worry, he won't die because he's the star of the movie and they never kill the star." I really thought that actors get killed in real life when their character is killed off. I tried to reason with myself about why they would want to be in a movie if they were going to die. I figured it was just for the money for their family.
I used to believe that when you were watching T.V.
when you changed the channel what ever was going on the channel you used to be watching froze. I know better now.
I thought that "To be announced" was the actual name of a show. When scrolling through the channel listings, it would always say "To be announced" by a lot of the news channels so I just assumed it was news show.
I used to believe the Snuggle bear was real and wanted him to visit me, just like he did the kids on TV. I used to beg my Dad to buy Snuggle just so I'd get a visit from the Snuggle bear. Alas, he never bought it, and I never got a visit from my fun, cuddly pal. I used to get so upset that Dad was taking away my chance at meeting the Snuggle bear in real life!
I use to believe that in movies or TV shows when a character died as a result of a car accident, shooting, falling... whatever that the stunt people working on the show ACTUALLY died. I kept trying to figure out how much money their families must be getting paid so that the stunt person can DIE on this TV show/movie...
I used to believe that people really got killed in movies and on television. I didn't understand why they would give up their lives for the sake of entertainment.
When i was little my family had a big old tv. The color on the tv used to go in and out all the time, well one day my little brother who must have been around 5 at the time asked me why this kept happening and since i know everything i told him the the stratocumulonimbus clouds in the sky sucked all the color out of the tv. he believed me for years..then we got a new tv and it no longer happened
when i was little i was terrified of Stick Stickly and my older cousin took advantage of this and said Stick would come to my house at night in a little pink car and eat my brains. I was dumb enough to believe it
My mom told me that when she was little, she thought that the people in black and white movies/tv shows were actually colored like that (black and white).
When I was little, I had a neighbour who owned two VCRs so she could make... erm... "archival back-ups" of her video collection (and the video store's as well). I thought that if you played a different movie in each one, the characters from both would interract on screen like some sort of weird hybrid film.
When I was about 6 and would watch a sitcom, I thought the laugh track was other people sitting in front of their TVs watching the show, and that they could hear us. For the life of me, I couldn't figure out how they were otherwise so quiet.
I never liked kids TV shows, so I watched grown up TV on grown up channels. During commercials there would sometimes be movie previews and the announcer would always say "rated R" very fast, so I thought it was one word, "ratedar," and I always wondered what it meant.
I used to believe black and white TV shows were shot in color and that color had to be invented at some point.
I used to belief that if you stood behind the TV, you would appear on the screen.
i used to think that the people on TV can hear you talking at home, so whenever my parents started talking about something else when the news was on i felt bad for the newsreaders, coz i thought that they knew they were being ignored.
So i would always pay really close attention to every news story and say 'mmm' knowledgeably at various intervals, right up until someone realised why i was doing it and put me straight, otherwise i would probably still be doing it now. :D
I use to think that whatever the last number in the year it was, made the year look like whatever channel that number was on TV. For example when it was 1993, I use to think that what was happening in my life looked like something that would happen on Channel 3.