Hey Pandas, What Lies Has TV Taught You?

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That when a woman is not interested, the man has to persist and eventually she’ll come around. No honey, it’s called harassment and stalking.


Kids in high school look like adults.


Food adverts are very misleading, there’s a lot of good behind-the-scenes videos on youtube that showcase how original products are changed with other things, for example, cereal ads don’t actually use milk, they use glue to make the cereal look more appealing, etc.


everything has a happy ending


That broccoli tastes horrible and is disgusting.


On one hand, I’m not gullible enough to believe what TV tells me. On the other hand, I’m gullible enough to believe my dad when he says, “Look, a dog!” Then when I look, he steals one of my fries.


That the USA cares about the stuff it says it cares about.


That police spend more than 5 minutes on cases. I’ve had 2 cases now about property being stolen, and the only thing they did was send me an email 3 months after saying that my case was being closed and they had no leads. They didn’t even bother to look.


The disney stuff that says “if you follow your dreams everything will come true!” So not true.


The way kids and teens are to look. Because the companies don’t want all of the hassles of hiring actors of the correct age or writing about real life.
Ex: All teenage girls in shows are “boysboysboys” and always on their phones but it isn’t like that.


That gravity only works when you look down. I was so sad when that didn’t work. I got a broken arm from it.


Dora is not blind. She is blind. Trust me.


The Pocahontas story is suuuuuper false.


That all forensic cases are intense


You can massage your fat away as seen on teleshopping.


that cats and dogs are moral enimys




Parent know better than kids no mater what and you should trust them fully
and that being yourself is ok and people will be ok with it as well


Mousetraps don’t just catch the mouse by the tail like in cartoons. I used to think you could simply release the mouse outside afterwards.


Ladies wake up with hair and make-up perfect.
No one needs to use the bathroom after sex.
Has a job that pays very little but can afford to live alone in an apartment.
All disasters happen in America.
Put glasses on a girl to make her ugly, take them off to make her the new prom queen.


Owls can turn their head 360 degrees. I didn’t believe this one. Only elf owls can turn their heads 180 degrees, which is a lot


Its so easy to make friends


When I’m a teen I won’t have acne


Bad people always get their comeuppance.


That all women have short, blonde, curly hair and wear skimpy dresses and have long eyebrows… Damn it, they were referring to Marilyn Monroe. I have long eyelashes too!


that cats and dogs hate each other’s guts


My prince will come and sweep me off my feet one day. In the meantime, I just have to follow all the rules and remain a virgin.


When shows depict a person shooting a lock with a pistol to open a gate or a door. In reality, you kneed a high-powered rifle or a shotgun to even make considerable damage to it.


The fact that Mickey Mouse is always happy and smiling in Mickey Mouse Clubhouse


god speaking to you from a light beam from above. FALSE


That you can slip on a hecking banana peel! I was scared to go into the cafeteria because i thought I would slip on a banana peel!


It’s easy telling your parents an embarrassing thing or a problem you have and they’ll just joke it off.


When the add says 30 day money back guaranteed but it doesn’t work and it had to be unopened for you to get your money back.


That if you tell a teacher that somebody is bullying you, the bully will literally kill you.


That veggies taste like sh*t


that if you talk to crying strangers they talk to you (not that I tried, but…)


High school is great. Spoiler alert, it’s not.


That if your nice to a bully you’ll become friends and eat rainbow unicorn glltter cupcakes in fairyland together. Wrong. That never works, and it never will.


I have a messed up sense of empathy now because of how often I watched vampire shows as a kid, still I have the thought process of “What if vampires exist and I could live forever though”. I could go really deep into the ethics of the situation but I wont for you peoples sake.


The world has no problems


Superman. Plain out Superman because I thought I could fly and almost broke my wrist jumping out into concrete two stories high O~O


That the government actually cares about the little guy.




Literally anything about martial arts, I’ve been practicing for 13 years. It took me a long time to learn that no matter how much you practice, fights are never as clean looking as they are in the movies.




Murders are always solved during the length of the show.

Soap operas such as Eastenders (UK) are not real because in real life each sentence spoken would be spattered with expletives.

Food adverts make the product look really appetising.


male dominance
female inferiority
border tension

I’m pretty sure the list could be endless


One lie tv taught me is that people is the movie have “powers” and you dont i tried that so many times when i was little .it failed every time.


That putting toothpaste on a pimple will make it go away (the pimples only got worse haha)


That marriage is the solution of your crappy life and you will live happily ever after


That life is generally decent


That in High School and Middle School:
– No one gets acne
– No one is self-conscience
– No girls wear a full sized shirt
– No girls get yelled at for wearing crop-tops
– People are shoved into lockers
– Everyone gets bullied (most of the time, if you and someone don’t like each other, you avoid each other)
– School work is easy
– You are either real smart, wear glasses, and are nerdy, or are super hot, muscular and dumb. There is no in between.


The pool will go dark blue if I pee in it


Aphmau Mystreet S6 taught me that even when a show seems lighthearted for the first seasons, there is ALWAYS a BIG chance one or multiple characters can die when you least expect it. The writers can adapt to one rule. NO MERCY. (If you don’t mind bad graphics but an amazing and opportunistic plot, WATCH APHMAU MYSTREET!!! [Season 4 is where things get emotional, get out your tissues!] You WILL NOT regret watching it!)


That a girl will marry a boy and live happily ever after. Or stay single. I grew up thinking that was how it was. Wear are all the gays and bisexuals and lesbians and pansexuals? The first time I say a gay couple on tv (and only time) was when I walked in on my sister watching her teenager tv shows. By that time I knew what gay was. I was confused when I had a crush on a girl in kindergarten (I am also a girl). I asked my mom if a girl could marry a girl. She avoided the question if I remember correctly. When I found out about queers, it was just like “They exist.”, so I was a little homophobic. Neither of my parents are homophobic really, they just don’t think it’s a child appropiate topic. My younger cousin is homophobic though, because know one really talked to her about it. How she found out was she cried and whined until my friend told her (I can’t remember how it came up, and she was much younger then). It doesn’t help that my aunt is super strict about queer people on tv (again, not really homophobic, she just doesn’t find it child appropiate). I now know I am bisexual. The only other people who know is two of my friends, one is straight and one is pan.


No one eversays goodbye on the phone!


The first kiss


The biggest lie that TV tells (and ever told) ist that it would be a fun thing to watch TV. In fact, it’s just a device that sucks your most valuable ressource out of you: your lifetime. Get rid and you’ll never regret!


That most parents of kids/babies/toddlers aren’t dying of sleep deprivation.


That animated characters can jump 20 feet and not get hurt at all! Always drove me nuts


Butter came from Butterflys


That people literally leave class to see a fight also in a fight scene it’s not that dramatic like it’s a bunch of shoves and a couple punches


Men can’t wash clothes.


That everyone in America lives in huge beautiful homes, with white picket fences and tree lined avenues. Like in Home Alone.
I remember my first trip to the US nearly 30 years ago and being astonished at the number of trailer parks. And on my last visit, five years ago, the staggering number of homeless.
America is actually more like Breaking Bad than Desperate Housewives.


That when a person flatlines, you get out the AED and bring them back to life. If fact, once they flatline, it is too late. Defribrilators are for fixing your heart rhythm, not restarting in when it stops all together.


That when something bad happens to you, someone or something will come save you and magically make the bad thing go away


That I would have a huge apartment, full of amazing furniture and decorations, with a crappy job that I never had to go to, and all my friends who had varying degrees of high paying to also crappy jobs would be over all time and eventually we would all have high paying jobs with little effort.


That you can talk by just moving you’re mouth up and down


that if you break a super expensive vase the owners of the vase will make you their errand boy to pay back the debt


That Slimfast works.


That extroverts exist.


if you remove your glasses and ponytail, you automatically become hotter. DOES NOT WORK.


Barbie told me I could be anything… 6 y.o. Me was devastated when I found out: no, I can’t be a pirate princess adventurer artist superhero XD oof


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