Does this line amount to "We are bravely exploring the kingdom/field of pop culture here?"
Yes, exactly. And I am speaking ironically, of course.
Bass-O-Matic - There was a US company called Ronco that used to run endless, cheaply made television commercials touting their various gadgets, which (in those days) couldn't be found in stores, but only ordered by calling the telephone number shown on the screen. Their pitch man had a very distinctive vocal cadence, and the commercials always followed the same pattern: the device would be described in glowing terms, then more gadgets would be added to the "total package," and then the announcer would ask, "How much would YOU PAY?" before informing viewers of the incredibly low, low price. Then a few bars of a Christmas carol would play, to indicate that this product would make a terrific holiday gift.
There was one line that entered the language briefly - can't remember the product, but I do remember: "It slices! It dices! And it makes MOUNDS and MOUNDS of delicious cole slaw!" Cole slaw, in case you do not know, is a salad made from shredded raw cabbage (what we used to call "round cabbage" in Hawaii) with a mayonnaise or vinegar-based dressing. Serving sizes are typically rather small, and I always wondered who on earth wanted to make, or eat, mounds and mounds of the stuff.