Describe the TV program the ladies watched in Fahrenheit 451. Does it remind you of anything in our world?

The TV program the ladies watch in Fahrenheit 451 moves quickly from a woman drinking orange juice to the orange juice traveling through her digestive tract to a simulated rocket flight to the White Cartoon Clowns cutting each other's limbs off to jet cars crashing, sending bodies flying. The other shows provide only surface entertainment value and provoke no thought.

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Although Montag tries to engage Millie's interest in books, she is adamant about sticking to her vacuous television watching routine. In fact, she gets upset with him when he wants her to look at the Bible. It is easier for her to retreat into a safe and mindless world that doesn't lead her to risk or anxiety.

Montag is home one day when Mrs. Phelps and Mrs. Bowles slip with Mildred into the parlor with their martinis to watch the parlor walls. He describes the women as

like a monstrous crystal chandelier tinkling in a thousand chimes, he saw their Cheshire Cat smiles burning through the walls of the house, and now they were screaming at each other above the din...

Montag enters the parlor. On the television screens he sees a smiling woman drinking orange juice and then the orange juice traveling through a digestive tract. He watches a simulated rocket flight, followed by the rocket diving into an artificially lime green sea full of colorful fish. This is followed by the White Cartoon...

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