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i used to think that when a tv show/ movie showed the younger/older version of a character, it was actually that person when they were older/younger and I wondered how they went back in time to film that part of the show
My mom took a Balkan folkdancing class when I was around 6.we watched Star Trek a lot so I got mixed up and thought she had said Vulcan folkdancing. Mom said the dancing was very energetic so I always imagined those stoic Vulcans really chtting loose for once Mr Spock leaping high in the air and clicking his heels!
When I was a kid, my mom was the first to tell me about the "ball drop" in New York on New Year's Eve. I'd never seen the ball drop before, so I assumed it meant that someone standing on the roof of a building in Times Square would throw the ball into the crowd below! I was watching TV before the ball drop started and they mentioned that the ball weighed over 10,000 pounds. I was alarmed, because throwing something that size into a crowd would kill people! Luckily, my preconceptions were wrong. There is no throwing, and the "drop" is actually a controlled descent.
When I was a kid, our local news was read by a woman named Christa Ackroyd - but I misheard her name as Christa Asteroid. Using this piece of evidence along with the fact that she knew all about the newsworthy events that were going on around Yorkshire, she must be an alien with special powers. When she was reading the news, she was telling us what she'd been using her superpowers for that day - eg. if there had been a murder she would have caught the murderer, if there had been a flood she would have brought all the people to safety.
But she didn't like to brag about that, she just told us what had been going on.
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
I thought the laughter on TV was coming from people watching the show in their homes. To test it, I arranged to have my cousin watch the same program I was watching. During each pause for laughter (when the microphones would be on), I bellowed her name into the speaker to see if she'd hear me. She claimed she did.
A friend told me and my sister that Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone had permission to kill anyone they wanted. We asked our big brother and he told this was not true.
when i was about 7 i thought that whenever i flicked to a different tv channel, everyone elses tv would change too. i used to flick back and forth between channels every few seconds so as to baffle the other viewers. i was an annoying child.
When I was a kid I thought all the wrestlers on tv had oranges under their skin to make them look muscular :)
When I was very little, I asked my dad why there were commercials on TV. He told me it was to give the actors a break in between scenes. Totally bought it for a few years.
i was around 6 when i developed a paranoia about t.v. screens. i thought i would die instantaniously if i licked it.
I remember once when I was a kid, there was some kind of technical problem at a TV station and the station would play. They had some picture of a sun wearing sunglasses and a TV antenna with a message stating there was solar disturbances and programming would resume shortly. In the background they were playing music and it was the song "Baby Elephant Walking." For some reason or another; this whole thing scared the hell out of me. I guess I thought that meant the world was ending and TV was the first thing to go. To this day when I hear that song I get a little nervous.
I used to believe that black-and-white TV was there for you to colour in, I got in so much trouble when I put crayon on my Nanna's telly, then realise that the pictures moved too fast for me to colour them all in!
I grew up in the 1950's and our first TV was black and white. I knew there a was a disease called TB, and I misheard that as TV. So, as a little guy, I was terrified to sit too close to the TV and get TB. This was doubly hard on me as I was near sighted.
When I was young (3-5) I thought that if you broke the tv screen that you could go and live in the movie. One time I decided I wanted to live in Charlie and the chocolate factory (old one lt was about 2003) I almost did it to with a rock...I'm glad I didn't do it and I still don't know why I thought that
We were among the last family on Earth to get a color television but I never complained. Why? Because my dad told me that ALL TVs start out as black&white and then eventually turn color with time. I just had to keep waiting.
I used to believe that inside the television were thousands of little people who at the end of the night when the tv was switched off would come out of a little door on the side and sleep in our cutlery drawer.
For a while (by which I mean about 12 years) I thought that when people said "pay-per-view", they were really saying "paper view".
I just didnt understand why people would pay to watch a piece of paper...
When I was little my mother used to watch Star Trek and as this was before I realised that most TV wasn't live. In one scene a character was wearing an outfit and then seconds later the scene changed to one later that day and there he was in another. I remember asking in bafflement how could actors change their clothes so quickly and my mother answered absently that they probably had a machine for it. For *ages* I believed that all actors had to run of stage and stand still while this little robot dressed them and then run off to act again. I asked my mother about this later and she said that because we'd been watching Star Trek she's thought I meant the characters getting changed rather than the actors.
As a child I believed that the ratings on TV like Y7 and PG13 meant that it was illegal to watch those shows before you were that old. I spent most of my 7th birthday watching show rated Y7.