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Silly things you said, did, or thought as a kid

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by miss kermie, Jun 17, 2012.

  1. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I actually made that same mistake regarding the Lollipop Guild as well.
     
  2. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Here's a silly one....

    Once, when we were at the library, my dad rented the Pepe le Pew's Skunk Tales VHS, but it was in a generic video package as opposed to the regular packaging (most videos were packaged in their normal packaging). I had only vaguely known about a Looney Tunes skunk, and not the characters name, so I had no idea what to expect (and I didn't think to ask because I was a kid). So I watched it, and while it became clear it was a Looney Tunes video, I thought it was just themed around skunks (hench the "Skunk Tales" part of the title) and it wasn't until the next time I rented a Looney Tunes Golden Jubilee video that I knew the skunk's name was Pepe le Pew (at the time I was mostly watching Looney Tunes on the syndicated Merrie Melodies Starring Bugs Bunny and Friends, and I don't think any Pepe le Pew shorts were ever shown on that show).

    But for the silly part.... I thought that for some reason Pepe le Pew meant Looney Tunes. In fact I thought up some kind of weird montage sequence with various Looney Tunes characters announcing "Pepe le Pew means Looney Tunes!", a few in a row, then Daffy Duck angrily saying "Pepe le Pew does NOT mean Looney Tunes!", then one more "Pepe le Pew means Looney Tunes", then all the main Looney Tunes characters (even Daffy) on stage (similar to the Golden Jubilee openings, which was similar to the Bugs Bunny Show opening) singing, to the tune of the last few notes of the Looney Tunes theme, "Pepe le Pew means Looney Tunes, hey!"
     
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  3. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    In addition to mishearing parts of the Munchkin Land song, I also misheard the Cowardly Lion's song "If I Only Had the Nerve". It wasn't until recently that I knew he said "nerve", though if I understood it as a kid I wouldn't have known what a nerve is. Listening to that song, I kept thinking, "I thought he wanted courage!"

    And at first, I thought he said he wanted "The Night". Then years later I heard it better but thought he was saying "The nive" (or "the knive"), and thought it was some sort of honor for bravery or knighthood (and I never thought he wanted "the knight"?).

    It's just the way he pronounced nerve.... Really weird.
     
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  4. Animal'sBunny

    Animal'sBunny Active Member

    I was older than I'd like to admit when I realized that a "Snowplow Turnaround" wasn't some fancy bend/turn in the road, but in fact a place where snowplows turnaround...
     
  5. fuzzygobo

    fuzzygobo Well-Known Member

    Once took a class in Ethics and the professor announced, "Today we'll discuss Euthenasia (allowing terminally ill people to die)". Without missing a beat, I chimed in,
    "Yes, I think kids in Japan should be allowed to drink!"

    Crickets.

    We were talking about "Youth in Asia", right?
     
  6. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I used to think that the Kit Kat Bar jingle went, "Gimmie a rake! Gimmie a rake! Rake me off a pizza that Kik Kat Bar!"

    And yeah, I thought it was "rake me off a pizza that...", meaning to rake off a pizza, as opposed to a way of saying "piece of".

    And thought "rake me off a pizza that Kit Kat bar" was slightly grammatically incorrect (maybe "rake me off a pizza that kicks that bar would sound more grammatically accurate).

    Lately, I've been wondering if I should start a similar thread for mistakes we thought as a kid, but weren't actually silly. I keep thinking about things I used to think that don't really seem silly, though right now my mind is frozen as to what.
     
  7. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Thread bump...
    Same! I ate lotion at least three times when I was around that age. Don't even know why I tried it, probably 'cause it smelled good,lol. But, I tried it once, I didn't like- But, you know, my family had this rule that if you don't like a food the first time you tried it, you should taste it again because you may like it the next time. So, a few days later, while no one was looking, I sneaked some more lotion into my bedroom and ate some- it tasted even more awful that time! (must've been a different brand ;)).So, I tried it again about a year later...

    I still, to this day do not know why I kept eating lotion.
     
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  8. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    I ate bubbles and lip gloss. Forget what else I did though.
     
  9. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    -I used to think ear wax was plural, so I would say "Ear wack" to refer to the singular form
    -I used to call threads (as in sewing, not forum threads) Freds
    -I used to think Meg was the name of the mom from Family Guy (it's actually the daughter)
    -I used to think Jennifer Lopez and George Lopez were related.
    -I used to pronounce Bill Cosby's last name as Colby (yup, like the cheese)
    -Like many new Happy Tree Friends fans, I thought Flaky was a boy when I was younger
    -Additionally, I thought Toothy was a girl
    -I used to get Brad Paisley, Toby Keith, and Jason Aldean confused
    -I used to think that Kid Rock was what they called rock music for kids (like Kidz Bop) not an actual singer
    -I used to think that the Virgin Mary and Mary Magdalene were the same person
    -I called George W. Bush George Washington once when I was in Kindergarten
    -I used to think that the Tom Petty song, Don't Come Around Here No More was about Alice in Wonderland (because of the video)
    -I used to get Homer and Bart Simpson confused
    -I used to think that the Meat Loaf song, Paradise By the Dashboard Light was about baseball (My childhood was ruined when I found it was really about ***)
     
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  10. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    As a little kid, sometimes I would think that the pink heart-shaped marshmallows in Lucky Charms were actually little Muppet tongues. :p
     
  11. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I also used to play with hoses because I wanted them to sling me around in the air like they did in the cartoons.
     
  12. ErinAardvark

    ErinAardvark Well-Known Member

    I once said to my dad, "You can't hurt me, I'm Iron Butt!" I don't even remember why I said that.

    My dad taught me and my sister a song we called "The Glo Worm Song." And no, it's not the same glow worm song from the Muppet sketches. This one went:
    "GLO WORM! Needs a new battery
    GLO WORM! Needs a new battery
    GLO WORM! Needs a new battery
    Glo Worm needs some more juice!
    GLO WORM! Can't get in the tubby
    GLO WORM! Can't get in the tubby
    GLO WORM! Can't get in the tubby
    'Cause he might fry his light!"
    (the Glo Worm is in all caps at points because my sister and I would somewhat yell it when we were little. And we never said "fry his light." It was always "fwy his yight." Pronunciation problems of toddlers, gotta love it)

    Everytime my sister saw birds on telephone wires, we'd make them "talk." "Hi Tom. Hi Bob. Hi Jim. Hi Joe. Hi Fred. Hi Barney" etc. etc. etc.
     
  13. muppetgem

    muppetgem Well-Known Member

    Back in about 2009, my younger cousin and I imagined someone named Skidoo that we would make up funny stories about. Skidoo had a giant blue afro (cause we thought afros were funny for some reason) and was in love with Dora the Explorer. Like, to a creepy and obsessive level. He was also a total manchild who would constantly do stupid stuff.

    My cousin was the one who made Skidoo up when he was about 6 or 7; he made him up after his Power Wheels Cadillac Escalade (those life-size toy cars that you can actually sit in and drive around) was stolen from him (yes, it actually did happen IRL). He told me that Skidoo was the the one who stole it, and that he drove it all the way down the busy highway to his house.

    We would always imagine Skidoo hiding in the woods near my house (my cousin didn't live with me, but he would come to visit), and we would pretend that we could see his afro from out the window. And sometimes, when we were riding in the car, we would see a not-too-nice looking house or shack, and assume that it was where Skidoo lived.

    We would also draw lots of pictures of Skidoo, write stories about him, and we even made up our own theme song for him. We had such crazy imaginations, :laugh:! We still joke about Skidoo sometimes.
     
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  14. muppetgem

    muppetgem Well-Known Member

    (Sorry to double post)

    For some reason, I used to put glue all over my hands, wait for it to dry, and then peel it all off. :confused:
     
  15. ErinAardvark

    ErinAardvark Well-Known Member

    I think EVERYBODY has done that at one point. I've never done it all over my hands, but I knew kids in my kindergarden class who did. However, I did like to peel it off my fingers.
     
  16. muppetgem

    muppetgem Well-Known Member

    Here's some more silly stuff I thought as a kid:

    - I used to call Night on Bald Mountain "the Sonic song" because it was used in the theme song for Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog.

    - This wasn't really when I was a young kid (I was probably 12 or 13), but when I first started watching Littlest Pet Shop, I thought Vinnie's name was Lenny.

    - I also wasn't a young kid when I thought this, but back when I saw the first promo for Steven Universe, I thought Garnet was a boy. (Not that she's a girl, either, since gems are technically genderless, and... I'm rambling, aren't I...)

    - In Super Mario 64, when Mario would say "let's-a go!" when you started a level, my cousin and I thought he said "a pickle!".

    - When I was young, I thought the red thing on Yoshi's back was a giant button. Probably because I had a Happy Meal toy of him that made sound when you pushed his back. It wasn't until years later that I found out it was supposed to be a shell.

    - I used to think that Care-A-Lot (the home of the Care Bears) was real and was actually up in the clouds, and that the Care Bears were up there looking down on everyone.

    - I was disappointed by the Disney Channel show Even Stevens when I was little because I thought the whole show would be animated in stop-motion like the intro.
     
  17. fuzzygobo

    fuzzygobo Well-Known Member

    When I was little, it took me longer than other kids to learn to tie my shoes. I think I was six or seven when I finally mastered this skill, but I felt so far behind the curve.

    Velcro shoes weren't invented yet, so you had to learn to tie your shoes, rely on others to tie them for you, or go barefoot. I thought I had the perfect solution for this plight.

    In the summertime, I wore my winter boots.
    Yes, these big green rubber boots with a fleece lining inside. No need to lace them up. Took them off when I went in the pool. But just imagine 4-year-old me running around the backyard, in 80 degree weather, in my bathing suit and winter boots.

    Can you say "Doofus"?
    At least I knew which feet to put them on.
     
  18. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    I still do that sometimes. And sometimes I clap my hands when I do it, so the dried glue flies everywhere and looks and feels like a spider web.
     
  19. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    It took me until I was almost six to learn to tie my shoes (longer then all the kids I knew). And I think my aunt taught me, which is weird because my aunt never taught me anything :p.
     
  20. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Well, if we're going to go that route, I didn't have my training wheels taken off till I was about eight or nine.
     


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