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When I was a wee lad, 4 or 5, I realized that TV wasn't real, but I hadn't quite grasped make up and special effects. I wondered where they got a guy with pointed ears to play Spock, or a giant hairy thing to play Chewbacca, etc.

Todd
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When I was little, I always thought actors in TV and movies always dressed and acted the same way they did in their shows. For example, I only knew Cesar Romero as the Joker from "Batman", so I thought he went about in real life in his Joker outfit and make-up.

T. W. Zimmerman
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When I was a kid, I used to think that the actors that died on T.V. shows voluteered because they were suicidal.

Mandy
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when i was little my mother would tell me if, at the end of videos, when the television made that horrible prolonged beep, if i didn't turn off the TV RIGHT AWAY the tv would EXPLODE. haha on me.

kana
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when i was 8ish i thot that the people on tv were real people and i was reeeealllly confused when the cast list came up, because i couldnt work out why they had two names....?

jude
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When I was little, I would hear TV shows talking about how it was filmed before a live audience. So, I concluded that a studio audience was made of dead people.

Anon
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When watching tv in the seventies, people/animals etc that were superimposed using "special effects"(eg giant kitten on goodies) generally had a blue or orange outline. I assumed this was because they had eaten their ready brek that morning

adam
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When I was about 8 years old I used to whatch Blue Peter and the children's TV shows a lot.
It wasn't a very long time ago so all of the presenters used to wear earpieces. I then assumed that all of these ear pieces were hearing aids, leading me to the final conclusion that all TV presenters were deaf.
I always wanted to be one at that age so when I had an operation on my ear about a year later I thought that my dream would come true!...

Kathy
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I used to believe that Reuters (News Agency) was the surname of one single journalist, as I would always here “Reuters reports that or Reuters this” and I use to wonder how can he manage to visit all those places and events and write all that news and I thought he was like superhero.

Mima
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I used to belive that every TV show and movie was proformed right there and then everytime live, well then I heard they could take out scens and I thought when they did, they had to whipe your mind of that part to make you forget.

Dessy
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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.

Anon
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I used to believe that people who got shot and died on all those 1970's police dramas on TV, actually died for real; that it was all part of the privilege of being on TV.

Ray
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When I was little I thought that actors and actresses never actually kissed they just got really close and pretended.

Anon
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When Clinton was getting impeached, I thought they meant literally sticking him in a peach, and I imagined something along the lines of James and the Giant Peach.

Anon
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My sister told me that pressing on the red button on the remote control would blow up the television. I believed it quite some time, I didn't lay a finger on that button for many years!

Marinka
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I used to believe that if I turned off the TV it would pause the show I was watching so I could watch it later. I always got mad when I came back to find someone else had turned it on and made me miss the end of my show.

John
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I had a friend who believed that television companies could see into the future because they would show previews of upcoming shows.

Mikey
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My mother told me that when you turned the TV off the people inside it could then have a turn at watching you. When I was alone I would cover up the TV with a blanket so they couldn't see me. I think my mother might really have believed this.

Debbie
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I also used to believe that when shows appeared in black and white that the TV was just broken. At one point in my childhood my cousin had told me that I had turned the color off on the TV by pushing the wrong button and that I'd be in serious trouble when she told my mother. What a mean trick! :P

Brittney
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I used to think that when some one lowered the volume on a tevelvision set,the T.V. would expolde in order to let the sound out.

kath
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