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RIP, Empire Carpet Guy

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Bob Cook, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    You're probably familiar with the Empire Carpet guy and jingle ("588-2300--EMPIRE") if you ever watched a Cubs game on WGN from about 1978 on. The Empire Carpet guy died at age 89.




    May his coffin come with free padding and installation.
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  2. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    But the animated Empire Carpet guy will live forever.
  3. JBHawkEye

    JBHawkEye Active Member

    As soon as I saw the thread title, I heard the jingle.
  4. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    Alas, the flooring-related jingle for my children's generation is "773-202... (beep-BEEP-beep-BEEP) LUUUUNAAAAAA"

  5. I Should Coco

    I Should Coco Well-Known Member

    Same here with the jingle. Talk about a "songwriting" hook ...

    Of course, this guy's WGN commercial was hard to get out of your head, too:

    "Rock a bye your baby ..."
  6. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    I always like the little "thump" at the end of the 2300-Empirrrree jingle.

  7. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    I have a sudden urge to call National 2-9000.
  8. bumpy mcgee

    bumpy mcgee Well-Known Member

    next to 867-5309 as my most memorable phone numbers
  9. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Thinkin' Lincoln!
  10. CarltonBanks

    CarltonBanks New Member

    In Cleveland it was "Garfield 1 2323, Garfield 1 2323."
  11. WolvEagle

    WolvEagle Active Member

    Not just the thump, but the TODAY emphasis, too.
  12. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    It's big in Detroit too.
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