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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

    My dad's real name is James, and he's always been a little scrawny guy, so as a kid, whenever my mom would talk about "Boney James," I always assumed it was some kind of a nickname she came up for him, it wasn't until a few years after that that I learned that Boney James was a real jazz musician.
     
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  2. ConsummateVs

    ConsummateVs Well-Known Member

    So, you know how in another thread I mentioned wanting to live inside a Bob Ross painting?

    Well, when I was young, I always wished I could jump inside paintings like Mario could in Mario 64. Thankfully, I wasn't stupid enough to actually try to.
     
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  3. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah, especially ones fall-related.
     
  4. ConsummateVs

    ConsummateVs Well-Known Member

    For almost my entire life, I thought Mrs. Butterworth's was called "Mrs. Buttersworth". Anyone else?
     
  5. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    Can’t say I have. But i’ve always wanted to try their maple syrup (they’re hard to find in my grocery store).

    ....or maybe I’m just not looking hard enough, I dunno.
     
  6. ConsummateVs

    ConsummateVs Well-Known Member

    I have a funny story from when I was in preschool.

    At the end of each week, each of us could pick a prize out of our prize box to take home. Well, one week, one of the prizes in there was this little Happy Meal-sized plush of (if I can recall correctly) Simba from The Lion King.

    I wanted it really badly, and when one of the other kids took it before I could, I started crying and threw a small tantrum. And so I had to settle for something else instead (I believe a toy car).

    5 year olds can make such a big deal out of little things like that. :laugh:
     
  7. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah, for sure.

    Reminds me of when I had a temper tantrum over the fact that I saw an ERTL Oliver the Great Western Engine toy in a now-defunct toy store near my house (they had a lot of ERTL Thomas toys at that time; I got the Bill and Ben ones and didn’t notice Oliver until the last minute). I think I was like 3 at the time.

    I remember I tried running back and almost got hit by a car (my mom was able to grab me).
     
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  8. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    When I was in 2nd or 3rd Grade, I always said that I wanted to be the bear from the obscure video game, Crystal Castles.

    I mean, yeah I'm a furry and all so it's natural for me to imagine life as a cartoon animal but that bear was a borderline villain. The entire point of the game is that he was a thief who broke into a witch's house and selfishly stole the honey she was using to make a potion with.

    Why out of every furry character out there would I choose him? lol.
     
  9. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    That in and of itself reminds me of the time in Grade 1, and I may have mentioned this before, where I was playing a game of Mouse Trap with some other kids . . . and I was losing . . . and sure enough, when I lost the game, I threw a major tantrum: I was screaming, I was kicking and pounding the floor, I was banging my head into the wall, everything. The teacher took me out into the hallway for a time out, and then later gave me the age-old lecture about how it's not important whether you win or lose, but that you have fun and all that jazz - which I did not give a crap about, lol.
     
  10. Blue Frackle

    Blue Frackle Well-Known Member

    That's like saying Reese's Piecies instead of Pieces. :D
     
  11. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Some people pronounce it "Ree-see's."

    As a kid, I thought certain words that ended with the letter 'D' like "stupid" or "second" were spelled "stupit" or "secont," because a lot of people pronounced those words with such a hard emphasis on the 'D' sound at the end that they sounded like they ended in 'T'.
     
  12. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    Speaking of which, as a kid, it took me awhile to figure out the cereal was based off the candy.

    Yes, I'm slow, I know. :shifty:
     
  13. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    It took me forever to figure out that Bart Simpson's name is supposed to be a play on the word "brat".
     
  14. Benjiex

    Benjiex Member

    I put a pin on the chair of my classmate and he sat on it. :)
     
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  15. ConsummateVs

    ConsummateVs Well-Known Member

    ...Guilty.
     
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  16. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    One time in kindergarten, I was eating a banana at lunch, then threw the peel into the middle of the floor for someone to slip on . . . because that's how they did it in the cartoons. :p
     


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