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TV situations that you found out don't really happen?

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GoldenRod
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TV situations that you found out don't really happen?

What problem or situation did TV / movies make you think would be common, but when you grew up you found out it wasn’t?

There's a lot more wrong numbers and advertising calls... not every phone call is your best friend or next door neighbor... Chat Icon

Posted 5/26/21 3:02 PM
 
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Momma2015
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Re: TV situations that you found out don't really happen?

Labor/childbirth... when your water breaks there's not always a big gush and it doesn't mean race like hell to the hospital because all of a sudden you're in excruciating pain and the baby is coming NOW.

Posted 5/26/21 3:05 PM
 

GoldenRod
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Re: TV situations that you found out don't really happen?

People aren't constantly opening the front door and walking into your house unannounced.

Posted 5/26/21 3:52 PM
 

amac27
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Re: TV situations that you found out don't really happen?

Posted by Momma2015

Labor/childbirth... when your water breaks there's not always a big gush and it doesn't mean race like hell to the hospital because all of a sudden you're in excruciating pain and the baby is coming NOW.



This!!! Also my water never broke and I was so disappointed. I wanted the tv/movie labor experience, lol!!

Posted 5/26/21 3:56 PM
 

lmcmcl
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TV situations that you found out don't really happen?

The Thanksgiving turkey is brought out to the table whole and craved right there.

Message edited 5/26/2021 4:45:18 PM.

Posted 5/26/21 4:45 PM
 

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Re: TV situations that you found out don't really happen?

Posted by lmcmcl

The Thanksgiving turkey is brought out to the table whole and craved right there.



Yes!!!! Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 5/26/21 4:46 PM
 

JME78
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TV situations that you found out don't really happen?

Young people in NYC can afford giant apartments.

Posted 5/26/21 5:03 PM
 

GoldenRod
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Re: TV situations that you found out don't really happen?

Cars never seem to need gas. I don't recall the last time I ever saw a car at a gas station in a TV show.

There were several movies, but it was a part of the plot. Vacation, Terminator, Zoolander... Chat Icon

Posted 5/26/21 5:56 PM
 

EricaAlt
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Re: TV situations that you found out don't really happen?

Muppets don't live in trash cans! Chat Icon

One bathroom is enough for a family. Nope!

There is never a huge amount of breakfast pancakes stacked high.

Oh, and you DON'T always run into neighbors at the grocery store.

Message edited 5/26/2021 6:01:52 PM.

Posted 5/26/21 6:00 PM
 

KarenK122
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TV situations that you found out don't really happen?

That families have big breakfasts and lively conversations every morning. I'm lucky if I get a grunt from my kids lol.

Posted 5/26/21 6:08 PM
 

KarenK122
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TV situations that you found out don't really happen?

Another which devastated me as a teen lol - just taking off your glasses and shaking out your hair turns you into a model all the guys want to date!

Posted 5/26/21 6:10 PM
 

MarathonKnitter
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Re: TV situations that you found out don't really happen?

* families have time for a real breakfast before work/school
* everyone has a local restaurant/bar where they're a regular
* no one wakes up with morning breath

Posted 5/26/21 6:29 PM
 

LuckyStar
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Re: TV situations that you found out don't really happen?

Posted by GoldenRod

People aren't constantly opening the front door and walking into your house unannounced.



Oh no, this can be real. My in laws do it all the time.

Posted 5/26/21 6:32 PM
 

lmcmcl
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Re: TV situations that you found out don't really happen?

Posted by KarenK122

Another which devastated me as a teen lol - just taking off your glasses and shaking out your hair turns you into a model all the guys want to date!


You mean that didn't work for you?Chat Icon

Posted 5/26/21 7:04 PM
 

FirstMate
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Re: TV situations that you found out don't really happen?

Posted by KarenK122

That families have big breakfasts and lively conversations every morning. I'm lucky if I get a grunt from my kids lol.



100% I was thinking the same about the whole family sitting down to dinner, calmly. We are rushing around like a bunch of lunatics.

Also, how after a TV parent flips out on their kid, they go and apologize and have a heart to heart. I have yet to experience that from my parents. Chat Icon

Posted 5/26/21 7:09 PM
 

MC09
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Re: TV situations that you found out don't really happen?

The second set of stairs in the kitchen every sitcom has no matter how small the house.

Drinking milk with dinner. I've never seen anyone IRL do that.

Message edited 5/26/2021 7:14:17 PM.

Posted 5/26/21 7:13 PM
 

MC09
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Re: TV situations that you found out don't really happen?

Posted by FirstMate

Also, how after a TV parent flips out on their kid, they go and apologize and have a heart to heart. I have yet to experience that from my parents. Chat Icon



The Full House effect Chat Icon and you have to cue the somber lesson-teaching music and hug it out lol

Posted 5/26/21 7:16 PM
 

klingklang77
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Re: TV situations that you found out don't really happen?

Posted by MC09

The second set of stairs in the kitchen every sitcom has no matter how small the house.

Drinking milk with dinner. I've never seen anyone IRL do that.



My great aunt had that in her house in Queens and my grandmother had it in Queens as well.

I didn’t though.

Posted 5/26/21 7:23 PM
 

kmr6107
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Re: TV situations that you found out don't really happen?

Posted by MC09

The second set of stairs in the kitchen every sitcom has no matter how small the house.

Drinking milk with dinner. I've never seen anyone IRL do that.



As a kid all I drank was milk. Breakfast, lunch and dinner even with pizza. It does happen.

Posted 5/26/21 7:35 PM
 

MC09
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Re: TV situations that you found out don't really happen?

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Posted by MC09

The second set of stairs in the kitchen every sitcom has no matter how small the house.

Drinking milk with dinner. I've never seen anyone IRL do that.



As a kid all I drank was milk. Breakfast, lunch and dinner even with pizza. It does happen.



I've seen kids do it, but I meant as a family, namely adults. In sitcoms even the parents drink milk for dinner with their meal. It might happen, but I've never seen that before.

Posted 5/26/21 7:49 PM
 

kmr6107
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Re: TV situations that you found out don't really happen?

Posted by MC09

Posted by kmr6107

Posted by MC09

The second set of stairs in the kitchen every sitcom has no matter how small the house.

Drinking milk with dinner. I've never seen anyone IRL do that.



As a kid all I drank was milk. Breakfast, lunch and dinner even with pizza. It does happen.



I've seen kids do it, but I meant as a family, namely adults. In sitcoms even the parents drink milk for dinner with their meal. It might happen, but I've never seen that before.



That makes sense I definitely drink it much less now as an adult but every once and while I will still have it with dinner.

Posted 5/26/21 8:06 PM
 
 

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