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I believed that BP petrol stations were owned and run by the same people who did Blue Peter (because of the initials)
Before I learned about the existence of stuntmen, I used to believe that suicidal actors were used.
I grew up in NY and used to believe that The Dukes Of Hazard took place during the Civil War.
Whenever one of my friends would come over, we would watch "Are You Afraid of the Dark?" on Nickelodeon. There was one episode where I guess a ghost haunted a house, and would leave a painted mark of an uppercase green Q over the victim's bed. After we watched that episode we were wicked scared.
So then we went around my house searching to see if we could find anything with an uppercase green Q. Well, we found a book that was titled "TROPICAL AQUARIUM FISH" in green lettering. We then thought the book was possessed.
Here's a bizarre one for you:
When I was 10 my mom used to watch a lot of vintage Nick at Nite shows, so I grew up watching the 50's "Adventures of Superman" TV series. I really had a crush on the actor that played Superman. I used to imagine that he would come visit me at night and bring me presents and tell me he was going to take me away to his Fortress of Solitude and marry me. I was very devastated later when I found that George Reeves (said actor) had committed suicide.
on some shows that i used to watch, whenever that person was sad, they would play sad music, so every time i got sent to my room, i would wait for the sad music to come on. Obiously, it never did.
There was a show "Sightings" that I just ate up. It seemed like they really gave footage of mysterious unexplainable phenomenon. Then they did something really stupid: they did re-runs of Sightings. After hearing that my locale was predicted to shatter via a massive earthquake into several unconnected islands last April, I couldn't really take that show seriously.
i saw an advert for the samaritans which said do you ever feel you've had enough and want to end it all, this was during an ad break between the A-team, i thought people who wanted to top themselves volonteered to die on programmes like the A-team, this was before the lad next door told me he was going to be a stunt man!!!!!!!!!!
When I was 5 I thought that if I turned the hands of a clock to the right time I could watch beavis and butthead. (my brother showed me the show and I loved it) so I did that once thinking it would work. I kept on trying it and realized it wouldn't work.
P.S.I'm still a kid
i used to think that the people on the cosby show were played by bill cosby's real family. i still thought it was a scripted show and everything, but i thought they were all related.
I used to watch the Hanna Barbara cartoon of Laurel and Hardy, and could never for the life of me understand why they called each other "Stan" and "Ollie" when their names were Laurel and Hardy, like the title said! Hah!
For many many years, my father had my brother and myself convinced that "Kemo-sabe" really meant "bat-shit". The story was they had used the term on the old Lone Ranger radio shows, without knowing what it really meant. By the time the series was on TV, it was too late to change it. So, for years, we believed this.
Flash forward 20+ years later. A friend from the office and I were heading downtown, and he started relating the same story from HIS father. I'm from Chiacgo, he was from Pittsburgh, and there was no way our fathers could have ever met. I was laughing so hard I almost lost control of the car....
I used to love the TV show 'The Time Tunnel' but i was upset that the heroes were called Douglas and Tony. These were my brothers names, so why didn't they have a character named after me :(
I used to believe my mom was Roseanne. She doesn't even really look like Roseanne, but we always watched it and they were both chubby with brown hair, so it just made sense to me. I also used to believe that ratings on movies (such as "R" or "G") referred to where they were made. I can't imagine why.
When I was little, I always thought that the actors/actress's on TV had to act all over again if it was a rerun.
When I was four I wanted to watch some Saturday morning cartoon but basketball was on instead. I was so mad that I sent a letter to the TV station to complain. To make it sound more official, I signed the letter,
"Love, The King"
I thought that Big Bird's gender was unidentifiable. I just assumed that Big Bird was both male and female. That's why I was disgusted by "hirm"*.
*hirm - pronoun used to refer to an individual who is both male and female. Contraction of "him" and "her".
I used to (and still) watch Cops. I always thought they were filming it Live and wondered how did the know how to bleep out bad language and censor there faces. I had the same question for the Jerry Springer Show too...
On a 'Batman' episode, Catwoman fell off a ledge in a cave or something and Batman held Robin back, saying "Watch it, Robin! It's a bottomless pit!" I had never heard that phrase before, so I thought he said, "It's a bottom of spit!" I was picturing a pool of saliva at the bottom of the hole.
I always used to believe that the bodysnatchers could come out of your cupboard and take you away. I'd always sleep watching the cupboard, so that I'd spot them coming. That is, until one day I saw an episode of "Ghostbusters" where they managed to trap the boogeymen so they couldn't steal anymore children. I slept well after that...