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One time I was in bed with my parents watching "Star Wars." It got to the best part and then the tv turned off. I got really mad about this and asked my parents about it...they said that the tv's bedtime is 9:00 and it turned off to go to sleep. For years I would turn off the tv right before 9:00 so that the tv could get some rest. It took me forever to realize my parents had just used the remote...duh!
I used to believe that there was a town named "Woodbie" because of watching the news and hearing about the "woodbie burglar," "woodbie car thief." Took me a few years to figure out it was "would be" - I was relieved, because I thought that Woodbie place had a lot of crime!
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 you could break open the Television and get the toys
I used to believe the laugh track on sitcoms were other people watching the shows in their houses and laughing at the jokes. I would laugh really loudly so they could hear me too.
when i was a kid i saw in a magazine a picture of some people on a ski lift. for quite a long time after that i thought that power/telephone lines were in fact chair lift lines which enabled actors who had been shrunk to get into the back of the tv set. and perform live.
when i was younger my dad told me that if i waited patiently by the TV then i would get to see all the people leaving at the end of the night. I waited for them to come out!!
This isn't me, it's something my younger brother thought:
A couple years ago, my brother said that he liked our grandma's TV, because it had a bigger screen than our one. Why was that so good? He thought that smaller-screened TVs didn't show all the picture, some of it got chopped off. He had lived about 7 years in a house that has a few various-sized TVs and never noticed that the picture got smaller on smaller TVs.
I used to believe that when the t.v would say please stand by because of technical difficulties that if I stood next to the television set then I would help fix it.
I used to think that cinemas needed a massive Dvd to slot in underneath the big screen when I was little so I always used to check when we went to the movies!
When I was a small girl the old "batman" series was on TV.there was one episode in which one of the villans abducted Batman ib order to remove his "cowl" (the part of his costume that covered his face) and I thought they said his "cow" and I thought that was another word for face.The next day my dad scratched his cheek so I asked him if he had hurt his cow, thinking how sophisticated I sounded.He gave me a blank look and after many questions he figured out what was going on and "cow" for face becane a running joke in my family all thanks to me.
When I was a kid, I used to believe that the actors on tv would run from one channel to the next as you changed the channel. I guess I figured they were really little people running around inside my tv set.
When I was a kid I thought that the newsreaders on satellite TV lived in the satellites.
I used to believe that all the actors I saw on t.v got phone calls one day telling them they have to act. I was a shy kid and did not want to be an actress so I dreaded the day someone would call my house to tell me I need to act on a t.v show.
When i was little the OJ Simpson trial was all they talked about on the news. I used to think OJ Simpson was somehow involved in the orange juice industry and when my parents would pour a glass of OJ I thought they were buying his juice and the news only talked about him so much because they wanted people to buy his juice and his juice company was having trouble.
When i first learned how to make flipbook animations in 1st grade, i figured that's how TV's work, there's a little wizard cramped up inside each set and at certain times he would flip certain flipbooks. I worried he was hungry and cramped.
I used to beleive the "Please Stand By..." TV's show when they can't find a signal actually meant for you to get up and go stand by them, so I did.
I used to argue with my mom about bedtime because kids my age were on the TV, so obviously THEY were allowed to stay up late. It never dawned on me that the shows were not live, but rather, were recorded.
My friend, James, use to belive that if you bought a new telly it would show programmes from the very start of television history. His theory fell apart when I asked him how both out tellies had the same program on at the same time. "Our mums must have bought them at the same time!"
Our youngest daughter used to think that that all movies and TV shows started out in color and then gradually faded into black and white by the time they were old.