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I used to believe that you could jump into the TV show and interact in the cartoon world, like in Channel Chasers.
When I was a kid we used to watch the TV series "Alias Smith and Jones". I was puzzled for years about why they only told you Smith's first name in the title.
I used to believe that the "maury" logo was just 3 lines instead of a letter m, since the m was usually the same color as the background and I only saw the lines in the negative space.
I used to think when Mr. Krabs said he was going to fire Spongebob, I thought he actually meant he would set Spongebob on fire!
When puppeteer Shari Lewis died, I asked if this meant her show Lamb Chop's Play-Along would be broadcast in black and white from now on. I was assured that the stars being dead wasn't the reason old shows were in black and white.
When i was in Year 3 of School (Age of 7-8) I used to hear the phrase 'off by heart' A lot. I now know it means learning it yourself so you can remember it instantly, but then I genuinely believed that 'By heart' was a TV show that told you everything you needed to know. It really is funny when I think about it now...
I used to believe people in tv could hear me.
I used to watch fishing shows with my mum and I thought the fishermen on the show were so good that they always caught fish every time they cast their lines! It wasn't until muuuch later that I realized they just cut out all the footage where they didn't catch anything.
When I was younger, I simultaneously thought that the Addams Family was a reality show, and that if you named your kid Adam then he'd grow up to be weird like them.
When I Was a Kid I Believed That Clouds Were Made By Sweet Cotton.
So I watched WWE. I used to believe that it was real. I was like " Man how do they wrestle like that. And just bounce around." I was sooo caught up in it. But then my dad said it was all fake. I was all like NOOOO! My belief (P.S. I still do think its real) ;)
That all t.v. shows were perfomed live
Once when I was little I was watching Blue's Clues, and there was a green dog on that show named Green Puppy. I didn't know what his name was, so I asked my grandpa, and he told me his name was Spike. I believed him until I was about 15 when I finally looked it up for sure. I always thought it'd be weird that the green dog would be named Spike when the blue dog was named Blue and the magenta dog was named Magenta. Oh well, lesson learned: don't listen to grandpa!
When I was little, I believed Pokemon were real, they were just in Japan. I was also totally in love with Ash Ketchum. I planned to go to Japan through a student exchange program when I was 10, then drop out so I can go on an adventure and set out to become the Pokemon Master just like he did.
I used to think "The Addams Family" and "The Munsters" were all one show called "The Monster Family", they were both in black and white and about families who lived in haunted houses, so I thought they were the same.
Whenever I was coloring with markers and didn't have a skin-colored marker, I would color the people yellow. So when I saw The Simpsons, I naturally assumed that they were yellow because the person drawing them didn't have a skin-colored marker.
I thought the show The Wonder Years was made in the 60's where it takes place (it actually started in 1988)
I used to believe that the way TV show's ratings were obtained, was that 2 guys with clipboards would go to everyone's house like the census but instead of knocking on your door they would just peer into your living room window and write down what they saw was on your tv.
I grew up in Wimbledon, home of The Wombles (a kids TV show about environmentally friendly creatures called Wombles who lived on Wimbledon Common). My mum used to take me to Wimbledon Common to look for Wombles. Being smart, I "knew" we weren't going to find walking talking Wombles. I had "figured out" they were just regular animals like squirrels. I was well into my teens when I said to her "It's a shame we never found a real Womble in the park" and she cracked up and informed me there was no such thing. I was so disappointed.
When I was watching a dance and singing competition, the singing performed a lift with three men holding her up. I asked my mum 'How did they know they had to pick her up?' She explained to me that they practised before and didn't just make it up on the day. I never quite got my head round this.....