The cable-TV installer and store owner is named Ted Tanner. This is a reference to the American media mogul Ted Turner
, the founder of CNN, the first 24-hour cable channel. See more
[starting like a salesman, Tanner gradually morphs into fire-and-brimstone religious fervor
TV is the workhorse of our consumer society. And all TV asks is that you think, merely think, about purchasing some of its fine products and ideas. No obligations, no expectations, no hard feelings if you're not buying today, Noooo. Just have a look-see, is all TV asks. Oh, the medium is so generous, so compassionate, so understandin'.
[almost overcome with emotion
It does your thinkin' for you. It is ...