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When I was younger I used to believe that TV shows were happening in real life and then when I heard them say "At 9pm Eastern, 8Pm central" I was very confused as to why when I tried to watch it again at 9 it wasn't on.

Tilly
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I used to believe I invented Dennis the Menace. Now granted I was born in 1979, and he was around way before me, but that never stopped me from thinking, for some reason that I came up with the whole concept of Dennis the Menace. I'm not sure where this came from exactly... :)

Deborah
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When I was young and watched reruns of my favorite children's programs, I used to believe that each show was filmed over and over again and that every show was live. I was amazed at how the actors could say the same exact things and make the same exact movements for each show.

olivia
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When I was litte l believed that the ''backgroundlaughter'' on certain comedy shows was actually because the tv recorded the laughing from people sitting and watching the show.
So I also tried it; I put my mouth close to the speakers from the telly and laugh very hard, hoping that it would be heard on the show. Crazy.

Michael
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i thought that wrestling was real until i turned 7 years old and my cousin was wrestling.He new and told me it was fake.

Ben
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Apparantly, I used to think there was a 'lion' in the 'Eastenders' map at the beggining of the show.

My mum says I used to scream 'LION! LION!!' Even though they could never see what I was talking about.

No idea either, looking at it now (though it could have been my early TV critic trying to tell my parents that Eastenders is the worst soap ever written).

Kate
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When I was about 6 and my little brother was 4 we liked to play make-believe. On of our favorite things to play was Batman and Robin. We didn't know much background behind Batman and Robin because our mom thought it was too violent of a show for us to watch. Our favorite thing to act out was a wedding ceremony in which Batman and Robin would wed. We didn't realize that Robin was a boy...

Kiersten
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When I was very young and watched Sesame Street, I thought Sesame Street was a real street in my city that I could go to. When My mom and I were out driving around I would look at each street we passed to see if I could see Big Bird and Oscar and the whole crew. I really wanted to go hang out with them.

Jessica
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The TV show "I Dream of Jeannie" featured Larry Hagman in the lead role of "Major Nelson," an astronaut. The show made such an impression upon me that I thought Major Nelson was a real astronaut that the show was based on. When I asked my father how many times Major Nelson went to the moon, he explained to me that he was just an imaginary character and didn't really exist. But to me "Nelson" sounded so much like a real astronaut's name, that I found it hard to believe. I later got a book out of the library about astronauts and searched all throughout it for any sign of a Nelson. Of course, I never found one. But I wonder--if one of those Apollo astronauts had the last name Nelson, would I have been convinced for a good while longer that Major Nelson was indeed a real astronaut? Hmmmm...

Gary in NY
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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. ;-)

Gary in NY
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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.

Monica
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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

Sunshine
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I used to think that there were people in the TV acting out the TV shows.

Kelci
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Me & my brother used to think that the science programme QED was called "KWED" rather then "KYOO EE DEE".

Richard Davies
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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.

Richard Davies
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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. =)

Cheesynator
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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.

Kelli
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When i was about 5 - 8 i though the Power Rangers Existed!!

Got Dissapointed

Anon
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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

Anon
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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.

Rhonda
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