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WATCH: ‘I’m gonna be on television!’ – Old footage captures joys of being on TV back in the day
Some of the people interviewed looked too awestruck by the presence of a camera to even focus!

Benjamin Abela

Our phones have become an intrinsic part of pretty much every single moment of our day – be it to message friends, read the news, or watch some video to pass the time.

Whilst there is no doubt that these gadgets are objects of wonder, over the years we’ve all become somewhat desensitised to the sheer potential the technology we’re surrounded by possesses.

A striking video posted by the Facebook page Malta Audio Visual Memories shows a completely different reality when, years ago, Maltese people were awestruck by the presence of a simple video camera.

The clip shows an interviewer heading to Valletta’s Republic Street to ask Maltese locals whether they’ve ever been to the capital’s art museum.

Some interviewees were too distracted by the fact that they were being filmed to think about what they were going to say!

‘I’m gonna be on television,’ one boisterous young man shouted as soon as he got on camera.

When the interviewer asked him whether he’s been to the art museum, the same young man thought he meant M.U.S.E.U.M. (muzew) in the religious sense.

This misunderstanding gave way to a hilarious response, with the interviewee saying, ‘I’m going to be straight with you – I don’t go to church let alone M.U.S.E.U.M.’

His friends can be seen trying hard to hold in their laughter in the background as the interviewer struggles to explain himself.

Do you recognise any of the people in the video?

14th September 2021


Benjamin  Abela
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Benjamin Abela
Benjamin is a Writer at Content House Group. With his background in journalism, marketing, and the arts, Benjamin enjoys finding the human aspect to any story he gets a hold of. When he's not too busy writing his next article, you could probably find him playing with his cats or performing on a stage.

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