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When I was about 8 years old, I used to watch a few TV programs from time to time. One of them was "Please Don't Eat The Daisies", which was a short lived sitcom about a family with four boys (two of them twins), similar in style to the Brady Bunch that came out a few years later. In "Daisies", the mother was a bit "bubble headed", a little wacky/silly. Somehow I had the idea that when a mother had a lot of kids, it kind of drained her, to the point where if she had too many she'd become really stupid. So I warned my mother not to have any more children (I was the oldest of 2). She asked me why and I said "because I wouldn't want you to become stupid." Needless to say, I went to bed without any dinner that night. I still believed it was true until I was a few years older and I asked a few "careful" questions of my school science teacher, to later learn how silly the idea was. ;-)
When I was 5 or 6 I thought Matt Dillon (Gunsmoke)shot a new guy every week. I decided I didn't want to be an actor if I might get shot by Matt Dillon.
It just seemed a high price to pay for fame.
remember the series that used to play on SABC2 on tuesdays-THE X-FILE?When I was eight I used to belief that if i watch it,I will also become one on the people being murdered or those creatures that used to be shown there. Scary stuff
I used to think that there were people in the TV acting out the TV shows.
Me & my brother used to think that the science programme QED was called "KWED" rather then "KYOO EE DEE".
For years my Brother thought Hi-Di-Hi was set in the present day rather than the 1960s.
He also though it was illegal for someone to be on 2 different television channels at the same time.
My mom used to watch Jepordy all the time. She was really smart, and usually got the questions right. One day I asked her if the people could hear her through the screen, because they almost always said what she said. I told her that she was cheating and giving them the answers. Of course, they couldn't. =)
i used to believe that when you hear the audience laughing in tv shows, it was people at home, watching tv, laughing. So i use to sit right next to the tv speaker and laugh into, thinking i one of those laughs was my own.
When i was about 5 - 8 i though the Power Rangers Existed!!
I used to believe that Telly from "Sesame Street" was hiding in my front closet and that if I opened it he would be there on his pogo stick talking about triangles
When I was 5, I used to think the people on the Cosby Show were a real family. Then one day I asked, "Why can't be we on TV too? And who are the people whose names keep coming on when the show starts?" and my aunt said, "TV isn't real, they're pretending". That changed my world, since up to that point I thought EVERYTHING on TV was real.
In an episode of the tv show "The Flying Nun", sally field explains her ability to fly is because of several factors, one of which was how much she weighed. I immediately ran into the bathrom to measure myself on the scales, in the belief that if I also wieghed that amount there may be a chance that I could fly.
I used to believe that the laughter I heard on programmes such as 'friends' after a funny comment was made was actually people's laughter who were sitting at home watching it at the same time.
When I was little, I was told that on movies and shows, the actors were just playing a game, and later went home, and had regular lives like normal people.
My logical, though mistaken, assumption was that when cartoons were over, cartoons went home and had regular lives. The reason I never saw cartoons anywhere was because they lived in a separate cartoon world.
As a little kid, I would have to hide at the end of the show "Romper Room"...because I believed the host actually COULD see us all through her magic mirror.
"I see Joey...and Bobby...oh, and Kelly, I see you too!"
When I was little, I used to watch Growing Pains a lot. I couldn't read at the time, though, so I always referred to it "groin pains."
When I was little, I had heard about live shows, where people dress up in big costumes and go perform.
When I heard about this, I begun to believe that all cartoons were acted out live by actors in painted costumes.
I was told by my cousin that every car park that had the words 'max headroom' above the entrance had in fact been visited by the 80's computer generated head on TV - Max Headroom.
When I was younger, I used to think that the reenactments of the criminals on America's Most Wanted were the actual videos of the person committing the crime. I used to be confused as to how they could tape them committing the crime without catching them.
I used to believe when a show was on people were filming it right then.LOL!