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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 !

petronella
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I used to think that on the News, the reporters didnt wear pants because they were behind a desk >.< Actually, I still believe that >.>

Im so Immature lol
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When I was about 3, I was hooked on Barney. Whenever the kids would sing a song, music would play in the backround. I thought that the music was actually coming out of them, and only special people could make music play from their throats when they sang! I would get really frustrated that I couldn't! I believed his until I was about 5, and started school.

Michelle
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Like most kids, I learned a lot of what I knew from TV, which includes a substantial amount of disinformation. One really scary episode of Family Matters led me to beleive that beepers (and pagers, since I didnt know the difference) were a dangerous commody linked to drug and gang activity. when my (already kinda scary) uncle's beeper went off at a family party, I freaked out and asked my dad if Uncle Joe was in a gang. My dad told me that he was and I thought he was some kind of Irish mobster for a long time.

sillly rabbit
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TV sets still had "tubes" when I was a kid, so when I saw these lit up inside the back of the set I thought there were entire cities in there where all the people I saw on TV lived and worked. After all they were only as big as the TV screen, weren't they?

cg
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I used to be afraid of party political broadcasts on the tv, because they always started with the Party's name on a black background and silence, so I thought the prime minister lived in a horrible dark world and if I watched I might get sucked in or something, so I hid when they started and never saw what they were really about... i was a disturbed child!

megan
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I sed to believe that out of work pirates lived in the TV remote and it works by them firing microscopic bullets at the buttons on the TV. This was obviously how the remote worked.

Chavmeister
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I used to think that the laugh tracks you hear during tv shows were actual people who were watching the same show at home, and you could hear them laughing through the speakers, and they could hear me. So every once in a while I got annoyed at the laughing and yelled "SHUT UP" into the speakers.

Eryk
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Whenever I would watch TV and see a commercial for something I wanted, I'd try to call and order it. However, they always said, "Dial the number on your screen," and every time I'd climb up to the window, look all around the screen on the window, and get really mad, thinking i'd missed it.
I guess at some point I figured out they mean TELEVISION screen.

Anon
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When I was little, my older brother had the wise idea of scaring me by threatening to turn me off with the remote control and I was so dumb to believe him. So everytime he wanted to have some fun, he'd just point the remote at me and say "I'm going to turn you off", and I'll go off running and creaming because I didn't wanted him to turn me off.

Romy
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I used to believe that tiny little gnomes lived inside my television, and anytime I pushed a button on the remote to watch something, they would run and search for the video tape of it, and put it in really quick.

My mom used to laugh at me when I'd try to look through the vents on the side of the television to peek at them.

Kari
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I believed that if I watched a television program I was helping it stay on the air. Conversely if I didn't watch a show that I wanted to stay on the air, I was contributing to it possibly being cancelled.

Stephen
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When I was little, I used to watch a lot of PBS, and before every program, it would tell you who sponsored it. All the shows seemed to be sponsored by a company called Viewers Like You. I couldn't figure out what they were supposed to do, but I figured they must be very rich if they could pay for so many TV shows! I think I was about 14 when it finally hit me...

Freezair
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up untill a few weeks ago i thought that the way that they got tv ratings was that there were little machines inside every single tv in the country and they would record every single thing you watched and knew exactly when you changed the channel so i used to try annoy the rtings people by flicking through the channels for ages and thinking "rate that suckers!"

Billie
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When I was little, I wanted a two-story house and EVERY television show I watched had one in it. I tried to cut the TV open with a pair of scissors.I got in BIG trouble and we had to get it repaired.

Tiff
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I was about 5 years old when my grandmother was interviewed on t.v. I freaked out & thought she was trapped in the television; I was inconsolable for the rest of the night.

Tessa Stephens
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i used to believe that if you bought an old tv it would only play films or programmes from its era. made perfect sense at the time!

lynda, UK
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MARY POPPINS IS A BAD INFLUENCE ON KIDZ!!When i was like 6 or 7yrs old i believed i could fly w/ n umbrella like in the Mary Poppins movie. 4 like 20mins everyday i'd jump off my treehouse with n umbrella n try 2 float away. this went on 4 a while b4 a hurt myself :'(

Mary Floppins
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i used to believe television was just another window in our house. i used to talk to the tv. i thought sesame streeet characters were just my neighbors. i was so proud. somehow, i felt that they dont hear me or they dont care what i say, so i shout to them sometimes. i was so disappointed when i got to visit my cousins. "they're your neighbors too?!"

Earven
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as a kid [until age 7] I used to believed that the tv
reporters were literally sitting inside the tv!

nel
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